MS Asara

MS Asara Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Asara

Year built2017  /  Age : 2
Flag state Malta
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerRijfers Nautical Management BV
OperatorPhoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers190
Crew40
Decks4
Cabins74
Decks with cabins3

Current itinerary / position of MS Asara

MS Asara current cruise is 15 days, round-trip Danube. Prices start from USD 2366 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Jul, 2019 and ends on 30 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
15 Jul 15:30    Departing from Passau, Germany hotels
15 Jul    Scenic Cruising
16 Jul    Danube River
16 Jul 14:00 - 18:00    Bratislava, Slovakia
17 Jul 08:30 - 09:00    Solt, Hungary
17 Jul 12:00 - 14:00    Kalocsa, Hungary
17 Jul 18:30 - 20:00    Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary
18 Jul 07:00 - 09:00    Novi Sad, Serbia
18 Jul 13:00 - 23:00    Belgrade, Serbia
19 Jul    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
20 Jul 08:30 - 13:00    Giurgiu, Romania
20 Jul 16:00 - 17:00    Oltenita, Romania
21 Jul    Danube Delta, Romania
21 Jul 09:00 - 14:00    Tulcea, Romania
22 Jul    Danube River
22 Jul 14:00 - 19:00    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
23 Jul    Danube River
23 Jul 14:30 - 19:30    Vidin, Bulgaria
24 Jul    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
24 Jul 10:00 - 12:00    Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia
25 Jul 15:00 - 17:00    Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary
26 Jul 09:00    Budapest, Hungary
27 Jul - 09:00    Budapest, Hungary
27 Jul 15:00 - 16:00    Esztergom, Hungary
28 Jul 09:00 - 23:59    Vienna, Austria
29 Jul    Wachau Valley, Austria
29 Jul 07:00 - 11:00    Durnstein, Austria
29 Jul 14:00 - 16:00    Melk, Austria
30 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Passau, Germany hotels

Review of MS Asara

MS Asara cruise ship operates European cruise tour itineraries on Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Departures are offered from Germany (homeports Cologne and Passau). The German cruise tour company Phoenix Reisen was established in 1973 and started passenger shipping operations in 1988 with the charter of MV Maxim Gorky (Russian ocean liner built in 1969 / scrapped in 2009). In 1993, Phoenix Travel started to offer river cruises in Europe.

MS Asara river cruise ship (Phoenix Reisen)

Launched in 2017, among Asara's Phoenix Reisen fleet mates are also the newbuild riverboats Adora (2019) and Alena (2018).

Cabins

MS Asara has a total of 74 cabins. All MS Asara staterooms are oceanview, tastefully decorated and comfortable. The accommodations feature two separate beds, that can be placed together. The large and friendly staterooms have individually controlled air conditioning, a bathroom (with shower and WC), colour TV with the onboard program, telephone, radio, safe, minibar, daily newspaper and hairdryer. Cabins located on the Orion and Saturn decks have private French balconies, on the Neptun deck - small, not opening windows. The twin cabins onboard are about 12-17m2 (129-183ft2) in size.

Cabin categories include:

  • Triple Outside (category A, Neptune deck)
  • Twin Outside (category B, Neptune deck, aft)
  • Twin Outside (category C, Neptune deck, front)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category D, Saturn deck)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony (category E, Orion deck)
  • Twin Deluxe Outside, French balcony (category F, Orion deck)
  • Twin Outside for single use (category G, Neptune deck)
  • Twin Outside, French balcony, for sole use (category H, Saturn deck).

Shipboard facilities

MS Asara has 4 passenger decks, Panorama Restaurant "Vier Jahreszeiten" ("Four Seasons"), Specialty Restaurant, Barbecue, elegant Panorama Lounge with Bar, foyer with excursion office and reception, small boutique, library and lift (connecting all decks, except the Neptun deck). In addition, the vessel has a spa area with small whirlpool, shower, sauna, fitness equipment, shuffleboard. The large sundeck has sun loungers, seating and shady areas. Guests can play board and card games, as well as dance with live music in the evening. Entertainment options also include themed and quiz evenings, regional events, language courses and lectures. Laundry service is offered onboard, as well as wireless LAN (WLAN), for a fee. Onboard language is German, the currency is EUR. Girocard, VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Smoking is only permitted in the designated area on the ship's Sun Deck.

Guests aboard MS Asara benefit from all-inclusive meals. Breakfast includes a rich buffet, lunch and dinner are multi-course, featuring European and vegetarian cuisine. Afternoon tea, coffee and midnight snacks are also offered. Beers, house wines, soft drinks (mineral water, juices, coke, lemonade), tea and coffee are included daily between 08:00-24:00. The traditional captain's reception and captain's dinner both feature festive menus and complete the culinary offer. Dishes for special diets (gluten-free, lactose-free, diabetics, etc.) are provided upon request.

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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MS Asara Itineraries

The below listed MS Asara cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Phoenix Reisen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jun 30 15 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2366
2019 Jul 15 15 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2366
2019 Jul 30 15 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2366
2019 Aug 14 15 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2366
2019 Aug 29 15 days, round-trip Danube Passau $2366
2019 Sep 13 10 days, one-way from Passau to Cologne Passau $1689
2019 Sep 23 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne
2019 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne
2019 Oct 03 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $787
2019 Oct 08 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne
2019 Oct 13 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $675
2019 Oct 18 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $675
2019 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $675
2019 Nov 24 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $337
2019 Nov 27 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $393
2019 Nov 30 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $393
2019 Dec 03 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $337
2019 Dec 06 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $393
2019 Dec 09 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $393
2019 Dec 12 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $337
2019 Dec 15 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $337
2019 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1238
2020 Apr 05 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1351
2020 Apr 15 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1351
2020 May 04 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 May 14 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 May 24 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 Jun 27 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 Jul 14 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 Jul 31 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 Aug 17 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577
2020 Sep 03 10 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium Cologne $1577

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