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Current itinerary of MS Alena
MS Alena current cruise is 50 days, round-trip Danube. Prices start from USD 8648 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Sep, 2023 and ends on 28 Oct, 2023.
Specifications of MS Alena
|Year of build||2018 / Age: 5|
|Builder||Vahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||3600 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||MS Asara, MS Adora, MS Andrea, MS Antonia, MS Alisa|
|Owner||Rijfers Nautical Management BV|
|Operator||Phoenix Reisen GmbH|
MS Alena Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2023 Aug 25||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Frankfurt am Main|
|2023 Sep 01||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Frankfurt am Main||$1188|
|2023 Sep 08||6 days, one-way from Frankfurt am Main to Passau||Frankfurt am Main||$1134|
|2023 Sep 08||50 days, round-trip Danube||Frankfurt am Main||$8648|
|2023 Sep 14||16 days, one-way from Passau to Straubing||Passau||$2810|
|2023 Sep 30||12 days, one-way from Regensburg to Cologne||Regensburg||$2161|
|2023 Oct 12||9 days, one-way from Cologne to Dusseldorf||Cologne||$1620|
|2023 Oct 21||7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt am Main||Dusseldorf||$1242|
|2023 Oct 28||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Frankfurt am Main||$539|
|2023 Nov 02||5 days, round-trip Rhine||Frankfurt am Main||$539|
|2023 Nov 22||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$431|
|2023 Nov 26||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$431|
|2023 Nov 30||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$431|
|2023 Dec 04||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne|
|2023 Dec 08||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$539|
|2023 Dec 12||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$539|
|2023 Dec 16||4 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$539|
|2023 Dec 23||10 days, round-trip Rhine||Dusseldorf|
|2024 Mar 03||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$863|
|2024 Mar 10||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$863|
|2024 Mar 17||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$863|
|2024 Mar 24||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$971|
|2024 Mar 31||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1080|
|2024 Apr 07||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1080|
|2024 Apr 14||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1080|
|2024 Apr 21||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1080|
|2024 May 25||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Jun 01||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Jun 08||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Jun 15||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Jun 22||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Aug 10||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Aug 17||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
|2024 Aug 24||7 days, round-trip Rhine||Cologne||$1188|
MS Alena Review
Review of MS Alena
The 2018-built MS Alena cruise ship operates itineraries on inland waterways through Holland and Belgium, and on the rivers Rhine, Main and Moselle. Departures are offered from Germany (homeports Cologne and Dusseldorf). The riverboat is owned by Rijfers Nautical Management BV (Holland) and currently chartered by the German tour travel company Phoenix Reisen.
Phoenix Reisen was established in 1973 and started passenger shipping operations in 1988 with the charter of MV Maxim Gorky (Russian ocean liner 1969-built/2009-scrapped). In 1993, Phoenix Travel started to offer river cruises in Europe via the brand "Phoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten".
Alena's sisterships are the same-designed fleetmates (Phoenix Reisen-chartered newbuild riverboats) Alisa (2023), Antonia (2021), Andrea (2020), Adora (2018), Asara (2017). Traditionally, all Phoenix Reisen cruise ships have names starting with the letter "A".
Decks and Cabins
MS Alena staterooms (96 total, in 8 grades) accommodate 190 passengers on 3 decks (out of 4). All cabins are outside (including 78x French Balcony), equally sized (170 ft2 / 16 m2), tastefully decorated, with modern and comfortable furniture. As standard amenities, all passenger staterooms offer hotel twin beds (convertible to a double bed/Queen-size), bedside cabinets (2-drawer), wall-mounted reading lamps, LED ceiling lights, en-suite bathroom (WC-toilet, glass-door shower, single-sink vanity, large backlit LED mirror, towels, bath toiletries), 40-inch smart HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system, bow camera real-time views), mini-bar/refrigerator, Nespresso coffee machine, round coffee table with 2 armchairs, dressing table (writing desk), wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), hairdryer, direct-dial phone, radio, individual air-conditioning, evening turndown service.
Cabin categories include:
- Triple Outside (category A, Neptune Deck)
- Twin Outside (category B, Neptune Deck-aft)
- Twin Outside (category C, Neptune Deck)
- Twin Outside Single (category F, Neptune Deck)
- Twin Outside with French Balcony (category D, Saturn Deck)
- Twin Outside with French Balcony (category E, Orion Deck)
- Twin Outside categories BG-Zweibett Gluckskabine (Double Happiness Cabin) and DG-Zweibett Gluckskabine mit Franz Balkon (Double Happiness Cabin with French Balcony)
All cabins on Orion (deck 3) and Saturn (deck 2) are with French balconies (sliding floor-ceiling glass doors open to a railing / false balcony).
All passenger cabins on Neptun Deck (deck 1) are with two fixed (non-opening) windows located near the ceiling (at water level). Neptun Deck also houses most staff/crew cabins as well as the machinery rooms (engines, propulsion, electricity generators, etc).
MS Alena has 4 passenger decks, Panorama Restaurant "Vier Jahreszeiten" ("Four Seasons" Dining Room with adjacent Galley/Kitchen), Lido Restaurant (aft on Orion Deck / a-la-carte priced Specialty Restaurant / Steakhouse / Bistro & Bar with an outdoor Lido Terrace/stern-facing, with small seating), Panorama Bar Lounge (with Library and bow-facing Panorama terrace / with small seating), Foyer (Lobby Hall with Reception Desk and Tour Desk / Cruise Director's Office), Boutique Shop, Lift (passenger elevator connecting all cabin decks).
In addition, the riverboat has a Wellness complex (midship on Neptune Deck) with Relax Room, Sauna Room, Steam Bath, Gym Room (with modern fitness equipment). Sundeck (an outdoor top deck) has a games area (Shuffleboard, Giant Chess Set), shaded seating areas (covered by 4x retractable awnings, with deckchairs and tables), sunbathing areas (with padded premium patio chairs, 2-seater sofas, sun loungers), Covered Terrace (outdoor Lounge with 4-seat tables, covered by a retractable roof), an outdoor plunge pool (large Jacuzzi/whirlpool hot tub).
Entertainment options include playing board and card games, dancing nights with live music performances, themed and quiz evenings, regional events, language courses, lectures. Laundry service and WiFi (wireless LAN / WLAN) are offered for a fee.
Onboard language is German, the currency is EUR. Girocard, VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Smoking is only permitted in a designated Sundeck area.
Phoenix Reisen MS Alena cruise deals are inclusive of all shipboard meals. Breakfasts are buffet-style, while lunches and dinners are multi-course and waiter-served, featuring traditional European and vegetarian cuisine specialties. Afternoon Tea service, coffee-tea and midnight snacks are provided complimentary. Beers, house wines (by the glass), soft drinks (mineral water, juices, sodas, lemonade), tea and coffee are offered complimentary daily (between 8 am and 12-midnight). The traditional for river cruise ships Captain's Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner events are held once per voyage, respectively, in the Bar Lounge and the Dining Room Restaurant. Upon request are complimentary provided vegan and special diet dishes (gluten-free, lactose-free, fat-free, diabetic, etc).
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The vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number 02337442) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). The 1923-founded Dutch shipbuilding company (Scheepswerf En Machinefabriek Vahali BV) owns and operates yards in Serbia (Belgrade, and Zasavica) and in Holland (Gendt). Vahali Shipyard Zasavica was officially opened in 2013.
Following the construction in Serbia, the cruise ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).
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