Arosa Brava

Arosa Brava Review and Specifications

Specifications of Arosa Brava

Year built2011  /  Age : 8
Flag state Germany
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
OwnerDuke Street Capital (UK)
OperatorArosa Flussschiff GmbH
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers99 - 303
Decks with cabins3
Christened byMiriam Brockmann

Review of Arosa Brava

A-Rosa Brava ship cruises on Rhine and Moselle rivers leaving from Cologne, Germany. The riverboat entered service in 2011 as the last of all three identical-class sisterships - the fleetmates Aqua and Viva. Among the features all included in fares are the gratuities, shore excursions, roundtrip air, specialty beverages and cocktails.


Most of Arosa Brava accommodations (nearly 70%) have a French Balcony. There are no Suites on the boat. The so called "Juliet Balcony" staterooms feature 2 floor-ceiling doors that open inwards and offer outside views. There are a total number of 99 cabins (of which 70 French Balconies, 29 with non-opening windows) in 4 grades.

Shipboard facilities

A-Rosa Brava main restaurant (Market Restaurant) is on Deck Three, adjacent to the Lounge, focusing on Mediterranan cuisine with continental European touch. Other Restaurants, Lounges & Bars include: Cafe Restaurant (casual, Afternoon tea), Wine Bar (itinerary-based regional delicacies), Brava Lounge & Bar, Sun Deck (Mobile Bar & Grill, shaded relaxation area, giant chess, putting green), Brava Atrium (lobby).

Arosa Brava cruise ship

The standouts on board are the massive spa, gym and salon. The Brava ship also has a sauna and a steam room, a whirlpool on deck 3, bicycles to use in port. 

A-Rosa Brava cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, all tours /excursions (including on bicycles), ground transfers, live onboard entertainment (local performers, enrichment lectures, food and wine tastings), 24-hour coffee/tea, alcohol (beer, wine, spirits), replenished daily bottled water.

A-Rosa Brava river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative A-Rosa cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Arosa Brava cruisetour deals (all-inclusive), influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

  • "RHINE SOUTH” (7-days France, Switzerland and Germany) river cruise from Cologne. The round-trip route visits Boppard, Strasbourg (overnight stay), Basel, Breisach, Mainz, and Koblenz.
  • "RHINE DISCOVERY SOUTH / NORTH" is a 5-days mini cruise from Cologne to France visiting Koblenz, Mannheim, Speyer, Strasbourg and Mainz. The other 5-day route combines Koblenz, Rhine Gorge (Loreley), Mannheim, Speyer, Kehl and Mainz.
  • "HOLLAND Mini Cruise" 4-day from Cologne to Amsterdam and Rotterdam (both ports with overnight dock stays).
  • Cologne cruise departure time is 5 pm (afternoon boarding), arrival in port is at 6 am.

The Arosa Brava itinerary program includes the following roundtrip voyages, all leaving from Cologne, Germany:

  • 4-day (Rhine River cruise to Holland) round-trip from Cologne to Rotterdam (overnight), Amsterdam (overnight, Canal cruising), ending in Cologne
  • 4-day (Rhine cruise to Holland) round-trip from Cologne to Rotterdam (overnight), Amsterdam, ending in Cologne (overnight)
  • 4-day (Rhine cruise in Germany) round-trip from Cologne to Rudesheim, Frankfurt, Mainz, Koblenz, ending in Cologne
  • 4-day (Rhine cruise to Holland) round-trip from Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, ending in Cologne
  • 5-day (Rhine cruise in Germany) round-trip from Cologne to Koblenz, Mannheim, Speyer, Kehl (Strasbourg), Mainz, ending in Cologne
  • 5-day (Rhine cruise Belgium and Holland) round-trip from Cologne to  Antwerp (overnight), Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, ending in Cologne
  • 6-day (Rhine cruise Germany and Switzerland) round-trip from Cologne to Worms, Mannheim, Kehl (Strasbourg overnight), Basel (overnight), Mainz, Koblenz, ending in Cologne
  • 7-day (Rhine cruise Germany and Switzerland) round-trip from Cologne to Boppard, Kehl (Strasbourg overnight), Basel, Breisach, Mainz, Koblenz, ending in Cologne
  • 7-day (Rhine cruise Belgium and Holland) round-trip from Cologne to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Loreley Rock (Passage), Rudesheim, Mannheim, Speyer, Kehl (Strasbourg overnight), Mainz, ending in Cologne
  • 7-day (Rhine cruise Germany and Switzerland) round-trip from Cologne to Rudesheim, Boppard, Kehl (Strasbourg overnight), Basel, Breisach, Koblenz, Loreley Rock (Passage), ending in Cologne
  • 7-day (Rhine cruise Germany and Switzerland) round-trip from Cologne to Boppard, Loreley Rock (Passage), Kehl (Strasbourg overnight), Basel, Breisach, Mainz, Koblenz, ending in Cologne
  • 7-day (Rhine cruise Belgium and Holland) round-trip from Cologne to Hoorn, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Gent, Terneuzen, Antwerpen (Harbour cruising), Arnheim, ending in Cologne
  • 7-day (Rhine cruise Germany and Switzerland) round-trip from Cologne to Boppard, Sankt Goar, Kehl (Strasbourg overnight), Basel, Breisach, Koblenz, ending in Cologne
  • 9-day (Rhine cruise Belgium and Holland) round-trip from Cologne to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Loreley Rock (Passage), Rudesheim, Mannheim, Speyer, Kehl (Strasbourg), Mainz, ending in Cologne

River cruise itinerary ports

Follows the list of Arosa Cruises itinerary ports of call and the visited countries by the Brava riverboat:

  • Germany - Cologne, Boppard, Breisach, Mainz, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mannheim, Loreley Rock (Rhine Gorge), Speyer, Frankfurt,  Dusseldorf, Sankt Goar, Worms
  • Switzerland - Basel
  • The Netherlands /Holland - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Arnheim, Hoom, Nijmegen, Terneuzen
  • Belgium - Antwerp (Antwerpen), Gent (Ghent)
  • France - Kehl (to Strasbourg)

ARosa Brava river cruise tours ashore are usually themed as "food and wine", culture and history excursions (visiting museums and architecture, old towns touring and sightseeing), with sports and leisure activities.

Arosa Brava wiki

The ARosa Brava river ship is in the same vessel-class with A-Rosa Aqua and A-Rosa Viva ships. Each of them has installed energy-efficient four "Volvo Penta" diesel engines (model "D12-450MH", total power 1320 kW / 1800 HP). Each vessel is also equipped with 2 auxiliary diesel generators and 1 diesel generator for operations in port. Propulsion is by "Schottel" - 1 bow thruster type "SPJ 82", and 4 rudder propellers type "STP 200" /twin propellers). The boat's wheelhouse/bridge and the top deck's awnings can be lowered when passing under low bridges. The Brava ship offers complimentary bicycles on land tours and excursions in each of the visited ports.

A-Rosa Brava was launched in 2011 on April 1. The ship was christened in Frankfurt by Mrs Miriam Brockmann - school teacher and winner in the contest for "most charming Frankfurterin". In the week before the naming ceremony, the vessel (on its own power) was navigated through the North Sea-Baltic Canal from Rostock to Cologne, where the last equipment of the boat was installed. During the March 2011 transfer passage, the ship was protected with wood paneling.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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