MS Alena

MS Alena Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Alena

Year built2018  /  Age : 1
Flag state Malta
BuilderOffshore Ruijtenberg BV (Raamsdonksveer, Holland)
OwnerRijfers Nautical Management BV
OperatorPhoenix Reisen GmbH
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers190
Crew55
Decks4
Cabins96
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsMS Adora

Review of MS Alena

MS Alena cruise ship operates itineraries on inland waterways through Holland and Belgium, and on Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Departures are offered from Germany (homeports Cologne and Dusseldorf). The German cruisetour company Phoenix Reisen was established in 1973 and started passenger shipping operations in 1988 with the charter of MV Maxim Gorky (Russian ocean liner built in 1969 / scrapped in 2009). In 1993, Phoenix Travel started to offer river cruises in Europe.

MS Alena river cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

Launched in 2018, among Alena's Phoenix Reisen fleetmates are also the newbuild riverboats Adora (2019) and Asara (2017).

Cabins

MS Alena has a total of 96 cabins. All MS Alena staterooms are oceanview, tastefully decorated and comfortable. The accommodations feature two separate beds, that can be placed together. The large and friendly staterooms have individually controlled air conditioning, a bathroom (with shower and WC), color TV with onboard program, telephone, radio, safe, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, daily newspaper and hairdryer. Cabins located on the Orion and Saturn decks have private French balconies, on the Neptun deck - small, not opening windows. The twin cabins onboard are about 12-16m2 (129-172ft2) in size.

Cabin categories include:

  • Triple Outside (category A, Neptune deck)
  • Twin Outside (category B, Neptune deck, aft)
  • Twin Outside (category C, Neptune deck)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category D, Saturn deck)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category E, Orion deck)
  • Twin Deluxe Outside, French balcony (category F, Orion deck)
  • Twin Outside for single use (category G, Neptune deck)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony, for sole use (category H, Saturn deck).

Shipboard facilities

MS Alena has 4 passenger decks, Panorama Restaurant "Vier Jahreszeiten" ("Four Seasons"), Lido Specialty Restaurant (Orion deck), Barbecue, elegant Panorama Lounge with Bar, foyer with excursion office and reception, small boutique, library and lift (connecting all decks, except the Neptun deck). In addition, the vessel has a spa area with small whirlpool, shower, sauna, fitness equipment, shuffleboard. The large sundeck has sun loungers, seating and shady areas. Guests can play board and card games, as well as dance with live music in the evening. Entertainment options also include themed and quiz evenings, regional events, language courses and lectures. Laundry service is offered onboard, as well as wireless LAN (WLAN), for a fee. Onboard language is German, the currency is EUR. Girocard, VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Smoking is only permitted in the designated area on the ship's Sun Deck.

Guests aboard MS Alena benefit from all inclusive meals. Breakfast includes rich buffet, lunch and dinner are multi-course, featuring European and vegetarian cuisine. Afternoon tea, coffee and midnight snacks are also offered. Beers, house wines, soft drinks (mineral water, juices, coke, lemonade), tea and coffee are included daily between 08:00-24:00. The traditional captain's reception and captain's dinner both feature festive menus and complete the culinary offer. Dishes for special diets (gluten-free, lactose-free, diabetics, etc.) are provided upon request.

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MS Alena Itineraries

The below listed MS Alena cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Phoenix Reisen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $562
2019 Mar 31 4 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $675
2019 Apr 04 4 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $787
2019 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1013
2019 Apr 12 4 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2019 Apr 16 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1576
2019 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1238
2019 May 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 May 10 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 May 17 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1689
2019 May 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1238
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1238
2019 Jul 01 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne
2019 Jul 11 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1576
2019 Jul 21 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1689
2019 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1238
2019 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Aug 28 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1689
2019 Sep 07 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1576
2019 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1238
2019 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1351
2019 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1125
2019 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1125
2019 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1125
2019 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1125
2019 Nov 25 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $258
2019 Nov 27 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $314
2019 Nov 29 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $393
2019 Dec 01 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $258
2019 Dec 03 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $314
2019 Dec 05 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $258
2019 Dec 07 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $314
2019 Dec 09 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $314
2019 Dec 11 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $258
2019 Dec 13 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $393
2019 Dec 15 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $258
2019 Dec 17 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $314
2019 Dec 19 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $258
2019 Dec 21 2 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $314
2019 Dec 23 10 days, round-trip Rhine Dusseldorf $1351