MS Amadeus Nova

MS Amadeus Nova current position

MS Amadeus Nova current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 49.66762 N / 10.12659 E) cruising en route to KOBLENZ. The AIS position was reported 2 hours ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Amadeus Nova

MS Amadeus Nova current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Danube. Prices start from USD 2593 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Jun, 2024 and ends on 22 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
15 Jun 17:00    Departing from Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels
16 Jun 09:00 - 11:30    Emmersdorf an der Donau, Austria
16 Jun 13:30 - 16:00    Durnstein, Austria
16 Jun 21:00 - 17 Jun 19:00    Vienna, Wien, Austria
18 Jun 11:30 - 19 Jun 13:30    Budapest, Hungary
19 Jun 19:00 - 19:15    Esztergom, Hungary
20 Jun 08:00 - 14:00    Bratislava, Slovakia
20 Jun 16:00 - 16:30    Hainburg an der Donau, Austria
21 Jun 14:00 - 22:00    Linz, Austria
22 Jun 07:30    Arriving in Passau, Germany Bavaria hotels

Specifications of MS Amadeus Nova

Year of build2024 new ship
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 Cara, Amadeus Riva
Christened bytba
OwnerLuftner Cruises GmbH
OperatorAmadeus River Cruises

MS Amadeus Nova Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2593
2024 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau $2247
2024 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest
2024 Jul 28 9 days, one-way from Vienna to Fetesti Vienna $2864
2024 Aug 04 10 days, one-way from Fetesti to Vienna Fetesti $3177
2024 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2593
2024 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2024 Oct 31 2 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $885
2025 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1808
2025 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1772
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau
2025 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1965
2025 Jul 17 9 days, one-way from Vienna to Giurgiu Vienna $2507
2025 Jul 24 10 days, one-way from Bucharest to Vienna Bucharest $2388
2025 Aug 04 15 days, round-trip Danube Passau $3417
2025 Sep 20 9 days, one-way from Vienna to Giurgiu Vienna $2268
2025 Sep 27 10 days, one-way from Fetesti to Vienna Fetesti $3711
2025 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1900
2025 Dec 02 4 days, one-way from Cologne to Kehl-Strasbourg Cologne $697
2025 Dec 06 6 days, one-way from Kehl-Strasbourg to Nuremberg Kehl-Strasbourg $2323
2025 Dec 12 6 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Vienna Nuremberg $944
2025 Dec 22 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1028
2025 Dec 29 6 days, round-trip Danube Passau $1175

MS Amadeus Nova Review

Review of MS Amadeus Nova

The 2024-built Amadeus Nova cruise ship is a 160-passenger riverboat (fleet's 19th/newest) owned by the Austrian company and shipowner Luftner Cruises and operated via the Luftner-owned travel brand Amadeus River Cruises.

Nova's sisterships are the fleetmates Amadeus Silver 2 (2015), Amadeus Silver 3 (2016), Amadeus Imperial (2020), Amadeus Cara (2021), and Amadeus Riva (2023).

Amadeus Nova cruises on Danube, Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers (including Danube Delta itineraries to the Black Sea) and on the Belgian and Dutch inland waterways.

MS Amadeus Nova cruise ship (Luftner)

The vessel (ENI number 02340299) is currently Germany-flagged (MMSI 218046420) and registered in Cologne.


MS Amadeus Nova has 79 staterooms and 4 decks - Sun Deck (open-air) plus 3 interior passenger decks named after the famous Austrian composers Haydn (1), Strauss (2) and Mozart (3).

The riverboat has 12x Amadeus Suites (27 m2, with step-out balconies, all positioned midship on Mozart Deck), 51x 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 passenger 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 Nova 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, Pickleball Court. Top-deck's fore-located

Sun Deck Lounge & Bar (Lido-type dining venue) serves light snacks and beverages. Sun Deck's Navigation Bridge/Wheelhouse 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 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 a heated swimming pool (midship-forward) on Sun Deck, adjacent to the Wheelhouse. In the sundeck's aft section are installed Solar Panels (photovoltaic cells) as an alternative energy source for the ship’s hybrid engines (diesel-electric).

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.


Amadeus Nova's itinerary program is generally based on homeporting in Passau Germany and Amsterdam Holland. Most Danube River voyages depart from Passau, but also are offered departures from Nurnberg/Nuremberg Germany, Wien/Vienna Austria, Budapest Hungary, Fetesti/Bucharest Romania.

Rhine River voyages depart from Cologne/Koln and Kehl/Strasbourg.

The Dutch Waterway itineraries are themed "Tulip Serenade" (Amsterdam roundtrip).

The Danube itineraries are themed "German Riverscapes" (Passau-Trier), "Three-Rivers Cruise" (Amsterdam-Nuremberg), "Classical Danube Cruise" (Passau-Budapest and Budapest-Passau), "Danube Rhapsody" (Passau roundtrip), "Blue Danube" (Nuremberg-Budapest), "Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta" (Passau roundtrip), "1200 Miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube" (Vienna-Bucharest/Fetesti and Bucharest-Vienna), "Across Europe" (Amsterdam-Budapest).

The Rhine itineraries are usually themed "Magic of Advent on the Rhine" (Cologne-Strasbourg), "Christmas Cruise on the Rhine" (Cologne roundtrip) and "New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine" (Cologne roundtrip).

The Maiden Voyage (7-night/8-day Three-Rivers Cruise) is currently scheduled to depart from Amsterdam (on May 12, 2023) and end in Nuremberg (on May 19th). Prices started at EUR 2000 (~GBP 1690) per person with double occupancy. The itinerary was also included in the 14-night B2B (Amsterdam to Budapest) priced from EUR ?? pp.

Amadeus Nova's inaugural season (2024) included the following itineraries as themes and ports/cities.

  • 7-night/8-day "TULIP SERENADE" itinerary (Amsterdam-Arnhem-Middleburg-Ghent-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam overnight)
  • 8-night/9-day "GERMAN RIVERSCAPES" itinerary (Passau-Regensburg-Bamberg-Wuerzeburg/Ochsenfurt-Miltenberg/Werthein-Koblenz/Oberwesel, Cochem-Trier)
  • 7-night/8-day "THREE-RIVERS CRUISE" itinerary (Amsterdam-Utrecht-Cologne-Rudesheim-Miltenberg-Wertheim-Wurzburg-Bamberg-Nurnberg)
  • 14-night/15-day "ACROSS EUROPE - AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST" itinerary (Amsterdam-Utrecht-Cologne-Rudesheim-Miltenberg-Wertheim-Wurzburg-Bamberg-Nurnberg-Regensburg-Passau-Emmersdorf/Melk Abbey-Durnstein-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest7-night "Blue Danube" itinerary (Nuremberg-Regensburg-Passau-Emmersdorf an der Donau/Melk Abbey-Durnstein-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest)
  • 7-night/8-day "CLASSICAL DANUBE CRUISE" itinerary (Budapest-Bratislava-Vienna-Durnstein-Emmersdorf/Melk Abbey-Linz-Regensburg-Passau) and the reverse route Passau to Budapest
  • 7-night/8-day "DANUBE RHAPSODY" itinerary (Passau-Emmersdorf/Melk Abbey-Durnstein-Vienna-Budapest-Bratislava/Hainburg-Linz-Passau)
  • 9-night/10-day "1200 MILES ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE" itinerary Vienna-Bratislava-Esztergom-Budapest-Vukovar-Belgrade-Iron Gates passing-Svistov-Rousse-Danube Delta-Sfantu Gheorghe-Fetesti/Bucharest), plus the reverse 10-night/11-day itinerary (Bucharest to Vienna)
  • 15-night/16-day "BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE AND DANUBE DELTA" itinerary (Passau-Vienna-Esztergom-Budapest-Belgrade-Vidin-Oltenita-Fetesti-Danube Delta-Sfantu Gheorghe-Hirsova-Fetesti-Rousse-Svistov-Iron Gates passing-Novi Sad-Vukovar-Mohacs-Kalocsa-Budapest-Bratislava-DurnsteinEmmersdorf/Melk Abbey-Passau

For the Christmas holidays (Nov-Dec) is offered the 4-night/5-day "MAGIC OF ADVENT ON THE RHINE" itinerary (Strasbourg-Speyer-Rudesheim-Koblenz-Cologne) and the reverse from Cologne to Strasbourg.

The 6-night/7-day "Christmas Cruise on the Rhine" (roundtrip from Koln) visits Koblenz, Speyer, Stralsbourg, Mainz, and ends with an overnight in Cologne.

In summer 2024 (June-July, Amadeus Nova was also by "Brand g Vacations" (2011-founded company specializing in luxury LGBTQ+ cruises and land tours).

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Amadeus Nova is Luftner's 19th vessel (ENI number 2340299) and was constructed by TeamCo Shipyard BV (in Heusden, North Brabant/Netherlands).

The boat's namesakes are AIDA's ship AIDAnova (2018) and Silversea's superyacht Silver Nova (2023).

Luftner signed the shipbuilding order for Amadeus Nova in June 2023.

The boat was officially christened on June 5, 2024. After the naming ceremony (held dockside in Port Amsterdam) all attending VIP guests were taken on a Harbor Cruise. Amadeus Nova's Maiden Voyage left from homeport Passau Germany on June 15th.

The next table shows the inaugural cruise's itinerary (7-day Danube River).

Date / TimePort
15 Jun 17:00Departing from Passau
16 Jun 09:00 - 11:30Emmersdorf an der Donau, Austria
16 Jun 13:30 - 16:00Durnstein, Austria
16 Jun 21:00 - 17 Jun 19:00 (overnight)Vienna, Austria
18 Jun 11:30 - 19 Jun 13:30 (overnight)Budapest, Hungary
19 Jun 19:00 - 19:15Esztergom, Hungary
20 Jun 08:00 - 14:00Bratislava, Slovakia
20 Jun 16:00 - 16:30Hainburg an der Donau, Austria
21 Jun 14:00 - 22:00Linz, Austria
22 Jun 07:30Arriving in Passau

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