Arosa Donna

Arosa Donna Review and Specifications

Specifications of Arosa Donna

Year built2002  /  Age : 17
Flag state Germany
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
OwnerDuke Street Capital (UK)
OperatorArosa Flussschiff GmbH
Length (LOA)125 m / 410 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage3550 gt
Passengers100 - 245
Decks with cabins3

Review of Arosa Donna

A-Rosa Donna ship cruises on Danube River leaving from Germany and Austria. Riverboat's sisterships are Mia, Riva and Bella. Included in cruise fares are gratuities, shore excursions, specialty beverages and cocktails.


A-Rosa Donna has a total number of 100 cabins (of which 48 French Balconies, 6 with Panoramic Windows, 46 with a non-opening window). There are 4 stateroom categories, featuring a juliette or panoramic balcony. Inside cabins you'll find simple, but elegant furnishings, air conditioning and television. Highest category staterooms are "French Balcony" (no Suites on the Donna ship).

Shipboard facilities

A-Rosa Donna Restaurants, Lounges & Bars include: Market Restaurant (main dining), Cafe Bar (casual, Afternoon tea), Donna Lounge & Bar (itinerary-based regional delicacies), Sun Deck (Mobile Bar & Grill, shaded relaxation area, outdoor pool, shuffleboard, giant chess, putting green), Donna Atrium.

Arosa Donna cruise ship

The Donna ship also features a biosauna, Finnish sauna, and resting area - plenty of space for relaxation, but also for well-being and fitness. 

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

A-Rosa Donna 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 Donna cruisetour deals (all-inclusive), influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

  • "DANUBE CLASSICS" - 7-days river cruise from Passau to Budapest (round-trip, starting with the Vienna overnight stay). It visits Esztergom, Budapest (overnight stay), Bratislava, Krems, melk and Passau.
  • "DANUBE HIGHLIGHTS" - 5-days round-trip cruise from Passau to Budapest, not stopping in Esztergom, Hungary.

The Arosa Donna itinerary program includes the following voyages leaving from Germany and Austria:

  • 4-day (Danube River cruise to Austria) round-trip from Passau to Wachau Valley, Vienna (overnight), Linz, ending in Passau
  • 4-day (Danube cruise to Austria) round-trip from Passau to Durnstein, Vienna (overnight), Melk, Wachau Valley, ending in Passau
  • 5-day (Danube cruise to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Passau to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krems, Wachau Valley, Melk, ending in Passau
  • 7-day (Danube cruise to Slovakia, Hungary, Austria) round-trip from Passau to Bratislava, Budapest (overnight), Esztergom, Vienna (overnight), Krems, Melk, ending in Passau
  • 7-day (Danube cruise to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Passau to Wachau Valley, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna (overnight), Durnstein, Linz, ending in Passau
  • 3-day (Danube River cruise in Austria) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Wachau Valley, Vienna, Krems, Wachau Valley, Melk, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 4-day (Danube cruise in Austria) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Wachau Valley, Vienna (overnight), Linz, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 4-day (Danube cruise in Austria) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Durnstein, Wachau Valley, Vienna (overnight), Melk, Wachau Valley, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 5-day (Danube cruise in Austria) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Wachau Valley, Vienna (overnight), Linz, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 5-day (Danube cruise Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krems, Wachau Valley, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 5-day (Danube cruise Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Vienna (overnight) to Budapest (overnight), Bratislava, ending in Vienna
  • 7-day (Danube river cruise Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Wachau Valley, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna (overnight), Durnstein, Linz, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 7-day (Danube cruise Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Vienna (overnight), Esztergom, Budapest (overnight), Bratislava, Krems, Wachau Valley, Melk, ending in Engelhartszell

River cruise itinerary ports

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

  • Germany – Passau, Munich
  • Austria – Vienna, Melk, Krems, Linz, Wachau Valley, Durnstein, Engelhartszell
  • Hungary – Esztergom, Budapest
  • Slovakia – Bratislava

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

Arosa Donna wiki

ARosa Donna cruises on Danube river. The vessel is in the same class with the A-Rosa cruise ships BellaMia and Riva. Each of these ships is equipped each with two MTU / Maybach marine diesel engines (model "16V 2000 M60") with total power output 1600 kW / 2170 HP. The ship's electrical system consists of three MAN diesel generators (model D2842 , output 380 kW each) and 1 emergency diesel generator (Deutz, power 37 kW). The ship's propulsion ("Schottel") includes 2 twin propellers (type "STP 550") and one Schottel Pump Jet (azimuth bow thruster, model "SPJ 57"). The wheelhouse/bridge and awnings can be lowered when passing under low bridges. The Donna ship offers complimentary bicycles on land tours and excursions in each of the visited ports.

A-Rosa Donna was launched in 2002 on May 10. Due to its width of 14,4 m, the ship was not delivered via the usual route (North Sea-Baltic Canal-Wadden Sea-Rhine river). Because of the Main-Danube Canal's width restriction of 11, 4 m, the ship was loaded and transported on pontoons (towed via Black Sea) to Danube Delta (Constanta, Romania). Then the riverboat was unloaded and moved under her own power to Oltenita, Romania. The boat's transfer took a total of 22 days.

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