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MS Asara

MS Asara Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Asara

Year built2017  /  Age : 2
Flag state Malta
BuilderVahali Shipyards Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerRijfers Nautical Management BV
OperatorPhoenix Reisen Flusskreuzfahrten
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers190
Crew40
Decks4
Cabins74
Decks with cabins3

Current itinerary / position of MS Asara

MS Asara current cruise is 3 days, round-trip Rhine. The itinerary starts on 12 Dec, 2019 and ends on 15 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
12 Dec 15:30    Departing from Cologne, Koln, Germany hotels
12 Dec    Dusseldorf, Germany
13 Dec    Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, Holland
13 Dec 10:00 - 23:30    Amsterdam, Holland
14 Dec 09:00 - 15:00    Nijmegen, Holland
15 Dec 09:00    Arriving in Cologne, Koln, 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.

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MS Asara Wiki

Vessel's construction (hull and superstructure, ENI number 02337042) was done at the Vahali Shipyard in Zasavica (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). The 1923-founded Dutch shipbuilding company (Scheepswerf En Machinefabriek Vahali BV) owns and operates yards in Serbia (Belgrade, and Zasavica) and in Holland (Gendt). Vahali Shipyard Zasavica was officially opened in 2013. Following the construction in Serbia, the cruise ship was towed to Holland for final outfitting at Scheepswerf Vahali (Gendt).

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.

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 Nov 30 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $333
2019 Dec 03 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $333
2019 Dec 06 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $497
2019 Dec 09 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $386
2019 Dec 12 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2019 Dec 15 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2019 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2020 Apr 02 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 Apr 05 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1438
2020 Apr 15 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1438
2020 Apr 25 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $552
2020 Apr 28 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 May 01 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne
2020 May 04 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 May 14 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 May 24 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216
2020 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1770
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216
2020 Jun 27 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216
2020 Jul 14 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216
2020 Jul 31 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1327
2020 Aug 17 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1327
2020 Sep 03 10 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1659
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1105
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1105
2020 Oct 11 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 Oct 14 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 Oct 17 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 Oct 20 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 Oct 23 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $441
2020 Oct 26 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Oct 29 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Nov 22 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Nov 25 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Nov 28 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $386
2020 Dec 01 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Dec 04 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $386
2020 Dec 07 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Dec 10 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $386
2020 Dec 13 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Dec 16 3 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $331
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Rhine Cologne $1216

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