MS Amadeus Riva

Specifications of MS Amadeus Riva

Year built2023 new ship
BuilderTeamCo Shipyard BV (Heusden, Holland)
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, Amadeus Cara
Christened bytba
OwnerLuftner Cruises GmbH
OperatorAmadeus River Cruises

MS Amadeus Riva Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 May 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $3026
2023 May 12 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Nuremberg Amsterdam $1446
2023 May 19 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $1616
2023 May 27 9 days, one-way from Vienna to Bucharest Vienna
2023 Jun 03 10 days, one-way from Bucharest to Vienna Bucharest $2070
2023 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest $1616
2023 Jun 28 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau $2972
2023 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Danube Rhapsody Passau $1542
2023 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Danube Rhapsody Passau $1542
2023 Jul 27 15 days, round-trip Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau $2373
2023 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Danube Rhapsody Passau $1616
2023 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau $1542
2023 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest $1409
2023 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Danube Rhapsody Passau $1409
2023 Nov 30 4 days, one-way from Kehl-Strasbourg to Cologne Kehl-Strasbourg $610
2023 Dec 12 4 days, one-way from Cologne to Kehl-Strasbourg Cologne $718

MS Amadeus Riva Review

Review of MS Amadeus Riva

The 2023-built Amadeus Riva cruise ship is a 160-passenger riverboat (fleet's 18th/newest) owned by the Austrian company and shipowner Luftner Cruises and operated via the Luftner-owned travel brand Amadeus River Cruises.

Like the sisterships Amadeus Silver 2 (2015), Amadeus Silver 3 (2016), Amadeus Imperial (2020), and Amadeus Cara (2021), Amadeus Riva cruises on Danube, Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers, including Danube Delta itineraries (to the Black Sea).

MS Amadeus Riva cruise ship (Luftner)

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


MS Amadeus Riva has four 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 Riva 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. 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 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.


Amadeus Riva'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 Vienna Austria, Budapest Hungary, Bucharest Romania (Fetesti).

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 Riva's inaugural season (2023) included the following itineraries as themes and ports/cities.

  • (May 12th/MAIDEN VOYAGE) 7-night "THREE-RIVERS CRUISE" itinerary (Amsterdam-Utrecht-Cologne-Rudesheim-Miltenberg-Wertheim-Wurzburg-Bamberg-Nurnberg)
  • (May 12th/MAIDEN VOYAGE) 14-night "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 (Nurember-Regensburg-Passau-Emmersdorf an der Donau/Melk Abbey-Durnstein-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest)
  • 7-night "CLASSICAL DANUBE CRUISE" itinerary (Budapest-Bratislava-Vienna-Durnstein-Emmersdorf/Melk Abbey-Linz-Regensburg-Passau) and the reverse route Passau to Budapest
  • 7-night "DANUBE RHAPSODY" itinerary (Passau-Emmersdorf/Melk Abbey-Durnstein-Vienna-Budapest-Bratislava/Hainburg-Linz-Passau)
  • 9-night "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 itinerary (Bucharest to Vienna)
  • 15-night "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 "MAGIC OF ADVENT ON THE RHINE" itinerary (Strasbourg-Speyer-Rudesheim-Koblenz-Cologne) and the reverse from Cologne to Strasbourg.

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Amadeus Riva is Luftner's 18th vessel (ENI number tba) and was constructed by TeamCo Shipyard BV (in Heusden, North Brabant/Netherlands). The ship's name (Riva) has a Hebrew origin and translates as "Maiden".

The shipbuilding order was signed in February 2022, with scheduled delivery in May 2023.

Note: You can see 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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