MS Amadeus Cara

MS Amadeus Cara current position

MS Amadeus Cara current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 47.64819 N / 7.53051 E) cruising en route to BASEL. The AIS position was reported 52 seconds ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Amadeus Cara

MS Amadeus Cara current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 2284 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 27 Sep, 2023 and ends on 04 Oct, 2023.

Date / TimePort
27 Sep - 17:00    Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland hotels
28 Sep 09:00 - 23:00    Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany Baden-Wurttemberg
29 Sep 07:00 - 12:00    Speyer, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
29 Sep 14:00 - 23:59    Mannheim, Germany Baden-Wurttemberg
30 Sep 07:00 - 12:00    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany Hesse
30 Sep 15:30 - 01 Oct 06:00    Koblenz, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
01 Oct 13:30 - 18:00    Cochem, Germany Rhineland-Palatinate
02 Oct 07:00 - 13:00    Cologne, Koln, Germany North Rhine-Westphalia
03 Oct 08:00 - 04 Oct    Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands North Holland hotels

Specifications of MS Amadeus Cara

Year of build2022  /  Age: 1
Flag state Germany
BuilderTeamCo Shipyard BV (Heusden, Holland)
Speed14 kn / 26 km/h / 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, Amadeus Riva, Amadeus Nova
Christened byAnna Luftner
OwnerLuftner Cruises GmbH
OperatorAmadeus River Cruises

MS Amadeus Cara Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Aug 21 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau $3340
2023 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Danube Rhapsody Passau $1901
2023 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Passau to Cologne Passau $1745
2023 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2284
2023 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1988
2023 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2119
2024 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Tulip Serenade Amsterdam
2024 May 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1934
2024 May 25 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1771
2024 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2030
2024 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1771
2024 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1771
2024 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Nuremberg Amsterdam $1616
2024 Jul 27 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3025
2024 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $1690
2024 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest $1616
2024 Sep 08 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau $2634
2024 Sep 23 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau $2634
2024 Oct 09 9 days, one-way from Vienna to Bucharest Vienna $1957
2024 Oct 16 10 days, one-way from Bucharest to Vienna Bucharest $2076
2024 Nov 28 6 days, one-way from Vienna to Nuremberg Vienna
2024 Dec 10 6 days, one-way from Vienna to Nuremberg Vienna $876

MS Amadeus Cara Review

Review of MS Amadeus Cara

The 2021-built/2022-inaugurated Amadeus Cara cruise ship is a 170-passenger riverboat (fleet's 17th) owned by the Austrian company and shipowner Luftner Cruises and operated via the Luftner-owned travel brand Amadeus River Cruises.

Cara's sisterships are the fleetmates Amadeus Silver 2 (2015), Amadeus Silver 3 (2016), Amadeus Imperial (2020), Amadeus Riva (2023), and Amadeus Nova (2024).

Amadeus Cara cruises on Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube river itineraries, including Danube Delta voyages (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) was initially scheduled to depart from Basel (on June 10, 2022) and end in Amsterdam (on June 18th). However, due to a construction/delivery delay, the boat's inaugural cruise (8-day itinerary) departed from Cologne/Koln (Germany) on July 2nd. Prices started at EUR 2000 (~GBP 1690) per person with double occupancy.

The vessel (ENI number 2339509) is currently Germany-flagged (MMSI 211867530) and registered in Cologne.


MS Amadeus Cara has 81 staterooms and 4 decks - Sun Deck (open-air) plus 3 interior passenger decks named after famous Austrian composers - Haydn, Mozart, Strauss.

The riverboat has 10x Amadeus Suites (27 m2, with step-out balconies, all positioned midship on Mozart Deck), 55x French Balcony cabins (18 m2/fitted with drop-down windows for floor-to-ceiling outside views) plus 16x Window cabins (16 m2, with non-opening windows, all positioned on Haydn Deck and adjacent to the aft-located staff & crew accommodations).

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).

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 2339509) was constructed at TeamCo Shipyard (in Heusden, North Brabant/Netherlands). The ship's name (Cara) has a 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 TeamCo Shipyard BV was signed on January 10, 2020. The ship (Luftner's 17th) was initially scheduled for delivery in March 2021 but eventually postponed to July 2022. The original Maiden Voyage (in 2021) was an 8-day itinerary (themed "Danube Rhapsody") and had to leave roundtrip from Passau (Germany).

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

Amadeus Cara officially joined the fleet on June 29, 2022, in Cologne, when was also held the christening ceremony led by godmother Anna Luftner (Luftner Cruises' Director of Marketing & Public Relations).

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