Arosa Mia

Arosa Mia Review and Specifications

Specifications of Arosa Mia

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
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 Mia

A-Rosa Mia ship cruises on Danube River leaving from Austria and Germany. Also offered are longer cruisetour itineraries (Danube and Black Sea cruises) departing roundtrip from Austria. The riverboat was launched on April 17, 2003. Sisterships are the fleetmates Donna, Riva and Bella.


Arosa Mia has a total number of 100 cabins (of which 48 French Balconies, 6 with Panoramic Windows, 46 with a non-opening window) in 4 grades. Highest category staterooms are "French Balcony" (no Suites on the Mia ship). Inside cabins you'll find simple, but elegant furnishings, air conditioning and television.

Shipboard facilities

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

Arosa Mia cruise ship

A-Rosa Mia ship features a biosauna, Finnish sauna, and resting area - plenty of space for relaxation, but also for well-being and fitness. Most popular onboard features are the distinct ship design, spa and outdoor swimming pool. 

A-Rosa Mia 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 Mia 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 Mia 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 shortest/cheapest Arosa deals are on 4-days "mini" offers on sailings from Passau to Austria alone.

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

  • 4-day (Danube cruise Germany to Austria) round-trip from Passau to Melk, Vienna (overnight), Durnstein, ending in Passau
  • 5-day (Danube cruise Germany to Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Passau to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krems, Melk, ending in Passau
  • 7-day (Danube cruise Germany to Austria, Slovakia, Hungary) round-trip from Passau to Durnstein, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna (overnight), Melk, 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
  • 5-day (Danube cruise Austria and Slovakia) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Melk, Wachau Valley, Vienna (2 overnights), Bratislava, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 5-day (Danube cruise Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krems, Wachau Valley, Melk, ending in Engelhartszell
  • 7-day (Danube cruise Austria and Hungary) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Budapest, Vienna (overnight), Wachau Valley, Vienna, 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
  • 16-day (Danube river cruise to Black Sea from Austria) round-trip from Engelhartszell to Vienna, Kalocsa, Mohacs, Belgrade, Rousse (overnight), Tulcea, Sulina, Giurgiu, Novi Sad, Mohacs, Budapest, 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 Mia riverboat:

  • Germany – Passau
  • Austria – Vienna, Melk, Krems, Wachau Valley, Linz, Durnstein
  • Hungary – Esztergom, Budapest, Kalocsa, Mohacs
  • Slovakia – Bratislava
  • Serbia - Belgrade, Novi Sad
  • Bulgaria - Rousse
  • Romania - Tulcea, Sulina, Giurgiu (to Bucharest)

ARosa Mia 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 Mia wiki

ARosa Mia cruises on Danube river. The vessel is in the same class with the A-Rosa cruise ships BellaDonna 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.

Because of size restrictions concerning the Main-Danube Canal (max vessel width is 11, 4 m), Arosa Mia was delivered not via the traditional route “North Sea-Baltic Canal-Wadden Sea-Rhine”, but via the Black Sea. The river ship was loaded on pontoons and towed to Constanta, Romania. In August 2014, A-Rosa Mia hit a bridge while she was passing through Jochenstein Locks along the Danube (Passau district, Germany). Her wheelhouse was sheared off and Mia became inoperable. The 192 passengers onboard were required to disembark and some were transported to Passau, while others were transferred to A-Rosa Bella. The boat resumed sailings on August 25 after dock repairs in Linz, Austria. The Mia ship offers complimentary bicycles on land tours and excursions in each of the visited ports.

A-Rosa Mia was launched in 2003 on April 17. 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.

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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