MS Amadeus Princess Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Amadeus Princess
|Year built||2006 / Age : 12|
|Builder||Shipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)|
|Operator||Fred Olsen & Amadeus River Cruises|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||110 m / 361 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1566 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||MS Brabant|
Review of MS Amadeus Princess
MS Amadeus Princess cruise ship (MS Brabant as chartered by Fred Olsen) is one of the oldest riverboats in the fleet of Amadeus River Cruises (Luftner Cruises brand). In 2018 (April through November) the ship was operated under "time charter" by the UK company Fred Olsen Cruise Line under the name "MS Brabant".
Fred Olsen has incorporated a large amount of cruising in daylight hours into company's new river cruisetour itineraries, so that passengers can make the most of the scenery on offer at the day's best time. The new 2018 itineraries on MS Brabant are on the routes Dusseldorf to Amsterdam, Dusseldorf to Nuremberg, Nuremberg to Budapest, Budapest to Bucharest, Dusseldorf to Basel, Bucharest to Dusseldorf.
The Amadeus Princess (Brabant) riverboat didn't receive a refurbishment prior to Fred Olsen's "time charter". Boat's branding and hull livery were changed, and there was a Fred Olsen staff member onboard in order to ensure company's standards are met. The rest of the crew were Luftner Cruises employees. As Fred Olsen's customers are predominantly British, the shipboard language was English and all payments were in GBP.
Fred Olsen's Brabant ship maiden voayge started on April 11, 2018 - 5-night Amsterdam to Dusseldorf itinerary (themed "Springtime Dutch Discovery") visiting Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem, Nijmegen.
MS Amadeus Princess (Brabant) has four decks: Sun Deck and 3 passenger decks named after famous Austrian composers - Haydn, Mozart and Strauss. The river ship has 68 standard staterooms (sized 160 ft2 / 15 m2), most of which are with French balconies and panoramic windows. The 2 suites are both located Mozart Deck. They are sized 235 ft2 (22 m2) and have French balconies. All accommodations provide twin beds that can form queen beds. Cabin amenities include en-suite bathroom (with shower), seating area, cabinets, TV, phone, safe, hairdriers. All suites have minibars and flat TVs. Since 2014, suite passengers are assigned a personal concierge. They also get coffee room service in the morning.
Meals are served in ship's Panorama Restaurant on Mozart Deck, where passengers can try light bites in the early morning or buffet breakfast a little later. Lunch is offered either standard sit-down or buffet style, while dinners are 5-course gourmet affairs with complimentary regional wines. Produce is regional and fresh. Passengers can also indulge in the afternoon tea and cake service, or pamper with a midnight snack.
Guests spend their leisure time on Princess' Sun Deck, where they can admire the sights from deck chairs or practice their putting on the putting green. MS Amadeus Princess (Brabant) also features a giant chessboard and shuffleboard. A hot tub located at the aft. Other amenities onboard include massage, a hairdresser, a fitness room, Internet station, Vital Club. On shore excursions, guests can use complimentary bikes and wireless audio systems.
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In May 2017, the UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Line announced the launch of its new river cruisetour program with a chartered riverboat. The announcement was published in the company's "European River Cruising by Fred Olsen" brochure. Fred Olsen's river cruises were offered in 2018 (April 11 through November 3) on the 156-passenger river cruise ship "MS Brabant" (Amadeus Princess). The company's inaugural river cruise program included itineraries on the European rivers Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube, with a total of 30 departures. Cruisetour itinerary durations ranged from 5 to 25 nights. Deals were inclusive of guided shore excursions / city tours.
Fred Olsen opened for bookings MS Brabant ship's river cruisetour deals on May 26, 2017.