MS Amadeus Cara

Specifications of MS Amadeus Cara

Year built2022 new ship
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
OwnerLuftner Cruises
OperatorAmadeus River Cruises
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1770 gt
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAmadeus Silver 2, Amadeus Silver 3, Amadeus Imperial
Christened bytba

MS Amadeus Cara Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1938
2022 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1686
2022 Jun 22 9 days, one-way from Munich to Amsterdam Munich $5229
2022 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2418
2022 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Passau Cologne $2618
2022 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest
2022 Aug 06 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau
2022 Aug 28 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau $2740
2022 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Passau to Cologne Passau
2022 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2022 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2022 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2022 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel

MS Amadeus Cara Review

Review of MS Amadeus Cara

MS Amadeus Cara cruise ship is Luftner Cruises Amadeus fleet's newest riverboats, entering service in 2022. Like the sisterships Amadeus Silver 2 (2015), Amadeus Silver 3 (2016) and Amadeus Imperial (2020), the 168-passenger ship Amadeus Cara cruises on Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube river itineraries, including on the Danube to the Black Sea.

MS Amadeus Cara cruise ship (Luftner)

Amadeus Cara's itinerary program is based on homeporting in Passau Germany, Amsterdam Holland, and Basel Switzerland.

The Maiden Voyage (8-day Rhine Cruise) is currently scheduled to depart from Basel (on June 10, 2022) and end in Amsterdam (on June 18th). Prices started at EUR 2000 (~GBP 1690) per person with double occupancy.


MS Amadeus Cara has four decks - Sun Deck (open-air) plus 3 interior passenger decks named after famous Austrian composers - Haydn, Mozart, Strauss. The riverboat has 12x Amadeus Suites (27 m2, with step-out balconies), 54x French Balcony cabins (18 m2) plus 18x Window cabins (18 m2, with non-opening windows).

All staterooms offer as standard amenities twin beds (convertible to Queen-size double bed), mirrored vanity table with chair, wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), direct-dial phone, LCD TV, seating area (2 armchairs with round-shaped coffee/dining table), floor-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows (slide-opening to French Balcony), en-suite bathroom (WC, single-sink vanity, shower, hairdryer). Ship's suites additionally offer fully-stocked minibars (not complimentary), corner sofa (daybed), walk-in wardrobe, step-out balcony.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

On Amadeus Cara ship, all meals are served at Panorama Restaurant (located forward on Strauss Deck 2). The Restaurant offers light bites (early breakfast) and buffet breakfast. Lunch is either buffet-style or sit-down (waiter-served). All dinners are 5-course gourmet dining affairs with complimentary regional wines. All produce is locally-sourced and seasonal. Guests can also indulge in Afternoon Tea & Cake service, midnight snacks, and 24-hour coffee/tea station.

The best place on the boat for spending leisure time is the Sun Deck (deck 4). It provides top-deck views of the riverside scenery, plenty of sitting (deckchairs, sun loungers, shaded seating areas covered by retractable awnings), putting green (mini-golf course), Giant Chessboard, Shuffleboard. The sundeck area is served by Lido Bar (light snacks and beverages). Sun Deck's fore-located Navigation Bridge (called "Wheelhouse" on riverboats) is passenger accessible and telescopic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).

  • (Mozart Deck 3 forward) Panorama Lounge & Bar is the ship's show lounge with floor-ceiling windows, comfortable furniture, full-service Bar. The Lounge also serves the cruise company's enrichment program with port talks, destination/itinerary-themed lectures and media presentations, themed parties, crew show, live music and dance performances by local artists boarding the ship.
  • (Mozart Deck 3 aft) Amadeus Club is a stylish wine bar with Internet stations. It also doubles as ship's Library.
  • (Mozart Deck 3 midship) Cafe Vienna is the ship's bakery/patisserie/coffee house serving Austrian specialty coffees, fresh-baked homemade cakes, tarts, light pastries, and other gourmet desserts.
  • (Mozart Deck 3 bow) River Terrace is a glass-shielded room (wind-rain-protected outside lounge) accessible via Panorama Lounge or via stairs from Sun Deck.
  • Spa (massage room), Hair Salon (hairdresser), Gym (fitness room)

The ship has no swimming pool or outdoor Jacuzzi. One elevator (passenger lift) connects all cabin decks. Wi-Fi costs extra and is with shipwide coverage. On all tours/shore excursions are offered complimentary bikes (mounted on the Sun Deck) and wireless audio systems.

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The vessel (ENI number tba) is currently under construction at Shipyard De Hoop (in Tolkamer, Lobith, Holland). Ship's name (Cara) has Latin origin and translates as "precious" (valuable). The name was chosen to underline Luftner's 40-year family business that results in one of Europe's largest passenger shipowners (riverboat fleets) internationally popular as a 5-star travel brand and top-rated cruisetour company.

The shipbuilding order with Shipyard De Hoop BV for the Cara boat was signed on January 10, 2020. The ship (Luftner's 17th) s a scheduled for delivery in March 2021. The inaugural cruise is an 8-day itinerary (themed “Danube Rhapsody”) roundtrip from Passau.

The vessel's construction started on April 8, 2020, with the keel-laying ceremony held at Shipyard De Hoop.

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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