A Rosa River Cruises
A European based river cruise company, they operate 11 river vessels throughout Europe.
A-ROSA Cruises, which operates three riverboats for the English-speaking market on Rhine, Rhone/Saone and Danube itineraries, features a dynamic onboard ambiance. Color schemes are elegant but bright and vivid. Features and amenities are among the most elaborate on Europe’s rivers and aimed at a more active (and sometimes younger) traveler. The line’s ships also boast spas that are the river industry’s largest, as well as top-deck pools. Some cabins have sofa beds (a rarity in the riverboat arena) for families.
A-ROSA has indoor and outdoor restaurants, and, true to its German heritage, it places somewhat more emphasis on buffet stations. (Its dining is on par with that found on other luxury ships, and the buffet aspect is equally upmarket.) All dining is open-seating, and cuisine is Mediterranean, offering fresh and healthy choices and cocktails are included in the cruise fares.
The spas, salons and fitness facilities are fantastic. Trainers and massage therapists are onboard, beauty treatments are offered, and the sauna — with a view outside to the river — is spacious.
Cabins, as on most riverboats, are located on three decks. All standard cabins are the same size, about 156 square feet. Those on Deck One are the most economical, with portholes about two-thirds of the way up the wall. Some have third beds. Cabins on Decks Two and Three feature French verandahs and beds that can convert from two twins to a queen. Ships also offer a handful of suites.
The sun deck is the heart of the ship during the daytime. It’s outfitted with shuffleboard, a giant chess set, comfortable chairs and loungers (with an awning for shade), a swimming pool and a buffet setup for casual meals.
The ship’s lounge, located all the way forward, is a prime spot for evening entertainment and enrichment activities.
The different routes consist of:
The routes extend northwards to Nimjegen in the Netherlands or southwards to Strasbourg in France through romantic landscapes and exciting cities such as Amsterdam and Basel for people who like to explore new places. Enjoy fine German and French wines on board as you pass through the local wine growing regions.
Travel along Europe’s longest river from west to east – your gaze will be drawn to the picturesque beauty of the Wachau valley and the Hungarian puszta to both sides of the boat. Discover the wine-growing and cultural regions of Lower Austria and the historic treasures in the cities of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest. Marvel at the full beauty of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, from the high mountains to the low plains. The Christmas markets are just too good to miss. Savour the traditional atmosphere at the 700-year-old Christmas market in Vienna or by enjoying a cup of mulled wine in the town square in Linz.
Treat yourself to French savoir vivre – on trips through Provence and Camargue to the Mediterranean coast. In Europe’s most beautiful countryside, world-famous wine-growing regions such as the Côte d’Or, unique landscapes such as Burgundy, or the coastal vistas of the Côte d’Azure.