Danube Christmas Markets

Danube Christmas Markets

5 Days
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$590

$560

Danube Christmas Markets

5 Days Starting and ending in Engelhartszell an der Donau, Austria

Visiting: Engelhartszell an der Donau, Vienna, Bratislava, Linz, Danube

Tour operator:

A-ROSA River Cruises

Ship Name:
A-ROSA RIVA
Ship Capacity:

242

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

1-99

Tour operated in:
English , German
Trip Styles:

River Cruise

Activities:

Shopping

From:
$590
$560 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$29

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Tour Overview

Perhaps the most festive trip is on the Danube, with the scenic riverbanks of the Wachau Valley alight with frost, snow and twinkling lights. Once you have arrived in Vienna, the festive atmosphere is irresistible. In the high windows of the magnificent old buildings it glows Advent, and imperial castles, baroque churches and opulent squares with glittering Christmas markets and skating rinks that seem to have sprung from a fairy tale. The Christkindlmarkt in Linz also lures you with the scent of sweet treats, festive sounds and a slow train that takes you to the peaceful, wintry Postlingberg Schlossl. We also explore the festive markets at nearby Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Here, in the charming old town, you can soak up the festive atmosphere and perhaps grab a few bargains.

Highlights

  • Enjoy festive cheer both on your A-ROSA ship with drinks included and at the irresistible Christmas markets

  • Vienna-Picture Baroque palaces, enormous beautifully-tended gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, the grandest of coffee houses where you can practically sense the historic figures of yesteryear putting their heads together

  • Bratislava- Picture a medieval and Gothic old town alive with the sound of different languages and nationalities, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and communist-era blocks and unique futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past

  • Linz- Where the future meets the past, the buzzing city of Linz mixes charming Altstadt (Old Town) splendour with a cutting-edge technology scene

  • Passau- Dubbed the 'Venice of Bavaria', Passau was once thought of as a sleepy backwater. Nowadays, its vibrant student population and handy spot on the Main-Danube Canal have shone the spotlight onto this thriving little city

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Engelhartszell An Der Donau
Location: Engelhartszell an der Donau

Where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet, pretty Passau is the well-located starting point for your Danube journey. Arrive a day or two before your river cruise, and spend some time getting to know the impressive Altstadt (Old Town) complete with magnificently grand buildings reflecting the city's colourful history.

ARR - | DEP 17:00

Day 2 : Wachau-Vienna
Location: Vienna

PASSING THE WACHAU IN THE MORNING
As scenic sailing goes, the picture-perfect stretch of Danube river valley between Melk and Krems is pretty hard to beat. Famed for its cute towns dotting verdant landscapes dipping into the River Danube, the Wachau Valley is best enjoyed from the Sun Deck or balcony of your A-ROSA ship. We'll pass through the Wachau Valley in the morning, so put down the book, grab a coffee, and let the scenery unfurl in front of you...

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There is simply nowhere like Vienna. Rich in culture, gastronomy and good looks, this grand city is wonderful at any time of year. Picture Baroque palaces, enormous beautifully-tended gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, the grandest of coffee houses where you can practically sense the historic figures of yesteryear putting their heads together. From Freud to Klimt, Beethoven to Strauss, this intellectual and musical juggernaut will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Danube cruise. And that's without even mentioning the famous Sachertorte…
An overnight stay here in the city will be one of the main highlights of your Danube river cruise. You may decide to put on the glad rags and head out for a classical music concert. Schoenbrunn's is particularly impressive. But whatever you choose to do, you can enjoy in the knowledge your stylish and comfortable A-Rosa ship is waiting for you back in port.

ARR 13:00 | DEP 23:30

Day 3 : Bratislava
Location: Bratislava

Squeezed snugly between Austria and Hungary, Slovakia’s capital Bratislava may be compact, but it packs a punch in history, culture and striking looks. With a location that has carved it out as an ethnic melting pot since ancient times, you can expect to see the influence play out in every corner of the city. Picture a medieval and Gothic old town alive with the sound of different languages and nationalities, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and communist-era blocks and unique futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past. Travel outside of the city, along the banks of the River Danube, and you’ll also find the surrounding area is naturally blessed too. Rolling away to the north of Bratislava, you’ll discover the excellent vineyards of the Small Carpathians waiting to be discovered.

ARR 05:00 | DEP 13:00

Day 4 : Linz
Location: Linz

Where the future meets the past, the buzzing city of Linz mixes charming Altstadt (Old Town) splendour with a cutting-edge technology scene. Expect daring art installations, a futuristic gallery and a fantastic cosmopolitan feel in the city named European Capital of Culture in 2009. The Austria of your imagination is always just footsteps away though, dip into the Altstadt and find yourself lost amidst Renaissance houses and cosy restaurants.

ARR 14:00 | DEP 22:00

Day 5 : Engelhartszell An Der Donau
Location: Engelhartszell an der Donau

Dubbed the 'Venice of Bavaria', Passau was once thought of as a sleepy backwater. Nowadays, its vibrant student population and handy spot on the Main-Danube Canal have shone the spotlight onto this thriving little city. Expect highlights like Saint Stephen's Cathedral with its magnificent nave. It's one of the largest Baroque cathedrals north of the Alps, and well worth a visit.

ARR 7:00 | DEP -

Ship Details

A-ROSA RIVA

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River cruise on the Danube with A-ROSA RIVA

Whatever you’re looking for on vacation – you will find it on board the A-ROSA river vessels on the Danube. Whether you are seeking for privacy or cozy companionship, the comfort and calmness, wellness at SPA-ROSA: Everything is possible. Lots of space for relaxation and recreation - but also for fitness and well-being. On our sun deck you can find an outdoor pool or whirlpool, shuffleboard and a putting green. And the best during your holiday: leave the daily life with its compulsions behind. Therefore, there is a casual and friendly atmosphere on board the A-ROSA cruise ships.

Ship Name:

A-ROSA RIVA

Adults Only Areas:

kids allowed

Ship Children Facilities:

available

Ship Nursery:

none

Smoking Areas:

some

Ship Size:

boutique

Ship Style:

premium

Ship Type:

river

Ship Currency:

EUR

Ship Language:

de

Ship Capacity:

242

Number of Decks:

4

Number of Cabins:

100

Number of Large Cabins:

0

Ship Launch Year:

2004

Ship Gross Tonnage:

3500

Ship Length (Meters):

124.5 M

Ship Width (Meters):

14.4 M

Ship Speed (Knots):

13 Kn

Deck 1

Category A CabinsCategory S Cabins

Deck 2

Category C Cabins

Deck 3

LoungeBarStage/Dance FloorRelaxation AreaMassage ShowersChanging RoomsFinnish SaunaOrganic Sauna Massage/BeautyGymToiletsLobbyReceptionShopCafe BarDay Lounge/Market RestaurantMarket Restaurant Buffet areaRestaurant Outdoor areaCategory B Cabins

Deck 4

WheelhouseSwimming PoolAwningsLight DomeGangwayGiant Chess BoardShovelboardPutting GreenGrill Station

A place where you can take time out during a trip full of new experiences. Our cabins were made for this. For us, quality is the magic word. It’s what turns a place to sleep into a home. A home featuring premium materials, modern equipment, soothing colours and an elegant design. An A-ROSA cabin combines all of this in a generously sized room.

2-Bed Outside Cabin (Grade A )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin, B (Grade B )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin, S (Grade S )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin, C (Grade C )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin (Grade B )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin (Grade S )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin (Grade C )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

2-Bed Outside Cabin, A (Grade A )

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

There are sumptuous buffets with preparation stations for you to enjoy in the dining room or al fresco on the top deck. Casual and comfortable is your definition° of a great dining experience. Or perhaps you enjoy a served dinner service with delectable cuisine, surrounded by fine linens, crystal and china in a semi-private environment. Whatever you decide, you can design the perfect setting for you.

The Market Restaurant

The Market Restaurant is the ship’s Dining Room (no table reservations needed). It has an open kitchen and Buffet station. The A-ROSA RIVA's dining room menu features low-calorie, itinerary-based (regional) specialties and traditional Mediterranean dishes. Food on board is prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients and products.Dining is a truly un-regimented affair – unlike other river vessels, the dining room opens its welcoming arms when you are ready, rather than at a specified time. A lavish buffet with a la minute cookery stations entices you with fresh ingredients and plenty of choice. In addition, a speciality waiter service restaurant offers an alternative option, with a new menu every night and the opportunity to dine here up to three times during the week. Weather permitting, you can choose to dine al fresco around pool as you watch the beautiful scenery pass by.On some evenings, served onboard will be a themed 3-course-dinner in a reserved part of the restaurant. A-ROSA advises guests to sign up for this evening at the reception or with the Maître as seats are limited. On these evenings, the buffet restaurant is also open as usual.The themed evenings are at an extra charge.

Time may fly during an exciting shuffleboard or giant chess game or even practice your putting game. What really matters is that you take all the time in the world to do whatever you want.

Sun Deck

Time on the sun deck can be measured in sunsets, laps in the pool, glasses of wine or the number of new friends you’ve made. But for most, time just stands still as you take in Europe’s fabled towns and picturesque countryside from your chaise lounge.The motto topside on the sun deck is “anything is possible, but nothing is required… just enjoy.”

A-ROSA Bike Excursions

Experience our bike packages on the Danube, Rhine, Douro, Rhône and Seine specially created together with our partner terranova.General services – valid on all riversall bike tours are guided by a tour guide who is familiar with the areathe bike tours are accompanied by a mini bus with bicycle trailer and the possibility to provide transportation for participantsterranova tour guide with lots of information about the country and its peopletechnical support during the tourrental bike: use of the terranova e-bike with saddlebag. You can also order a touring bike upon requestall transfers by bus or taxi according to the programmefull service during the day tours: drinking breaks, picnicsone exclusive multi-course dinner in the Winery on boarddetailed travel informationguided tours & entrances includedadditional services included according to the offer

Excursions

Some of our excursions will take you to the places where some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries created their works. Not only art lovers, but also history buffs and fans of adventure stories will be in their element. Medieval castles, monasteries and villages are ready to tell their stories. Our expert guides know more than any guide book about the Eiffel Tower, Empress Elisabeth’s life, Cologne Cathedral and Rotterdam’s hyper-modern architecture. Do you fancy admiring the white horses of the Camargue from a jeep? Want to ride on a horse-drawn waggon through the Puszta? Travel to the Budapest Parliament by segway? The sights you’ll encounter on our routes are world-famous. By offering our guests special ways of discovering these sights, we open up completely new perspectives for you. A-ROSA excursions delight not only guests with a hunger for new experiences and a thirst for knowledge; gourmets will also have their fill of treats. Our tours for connoisseurs offer regional cuisine with local specialities and world-famous vineyards with fine wines. Because all senses matter when it comes to new perspectives.

A-ROSA have a very generous family programme where children up to 15 years old travel free of charge, and there is a kid's club during the school holidays.

The SPA-ROSA philosophy focuses on the flow of your energy. We invite you on a journey into your body and soul. In our SPA-ROSA, we embody sustainability, health and individuality. Experience treatments using local products and active ingredients from the German Wadden Sea tidelands and let all your senses be pampered.

Gymnasium

If walking the town wasn’t enough exercise, you can continue in the well-equipped gymnasium with modern cardio equipment. If desired, you can also work out with a personal trainer who can put together an individual training plan for you.

Heated Swimming Pool

The ship's top deck features a rectangular swimming pool, complete with a shower and a large sunbathing area with loungers. 

SPA-ROSA

Experience beauty and anti-ageing treatments with facials, as well as comforting warmth in the sauna or sanarium, which let you bene?t from more vitality and radiance. When selecting products, we deliberately chose the German producer BABOR and the company La mer from Cuxhaven for you. Both stand for extraordinary results in the treatments, innovations, high skin compatibility and responsibility towards their personnel and the environment. Your SPA-ROSA feels a responsibility to give you the greatest possible recuperative effect during your cruise. We hope that, long after your holiday is over, you will often hear someone say, ‘You look so relaxed.’Active recreation is offered in the especially developed exercise programme. Deep relaxation and intense well-being can be found with these treatments unique to A-ROSA.

Sports & Games Area

Time may fly during an exciting shuffleboard or giant chess game or even practice your putting game. What really matters is that you take all the time in the world to do whatever you want.

Our crew is passionate about their jobs and aims to give every guest an unforgettable holiday experience. If you are satisfied, our crew is happy to accept a tip as recognition of their service. Most guests honour their efforts with €5 to €10 per guest and day. A tip box for the entire crew will be available at reception at the end of the cruise. Naturally, you are free to give employees individual tips at any time, or to settle tips using your onboard account.

Age Restriction

All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a cabin with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children 2 to 15 years old sail free when using the existing bedding in the cabin and are accompanied by at least 1 adult. If the accompanying° adult is not a parent or legal guardian, written permission from the parent or legal guardian° is required. Please be aware that cabins with French Balconies/Full Balconies may be unsafe for small children if left unsupervised and are not recommended for children under the age of 7. By confirming the reservation with payment, the guest/travel agent acknowledges that they are aware and will comply with these terms and conditions.

Animals

It is forbidden to bring animals on board the ships.

A-ROSA is green

For over fifteen years, A-ROSA has been the market leader for premium holidays on the Danube, Douro, Rhine, Rhône and Seine. What is it that makes city breaks by ship so appealing? The opportunity for guests to discover different cities, towns and landscapes. For us it’s a privilege to be able to explore iconic destinations and lesser-known locales – and we love to share it with our guests. While we will always do all we can to give our guests a care free holiday, we will always care aboutthe people and places our visits touch.Our cruises take us right into areas where people live, which is one of the reasons why inland navigation is subject to very strict regulations – particularly compared with navigation at sea – and rigorous inspections. As a recent study shows, all things considered, inland navigation is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, surpassing even train travel. The factors taken into account for the study included impact on the climate, air pollution, accidents and noise pollution.At A-ROSA we’re aware that past and present environmental challenges require a long-term approach. That’s the only way we’ll be able to preserve both quality of life in urban areas and the natural environment for future generations. As a company we believe that this is our responsibility, and our actions in all areas of environmental protection put us at the very forefront of our industry.Lasting responsibility: As part of our sustainability strategy, we review and refine the actions listed here on an ongoing basis.

Dietary Requirements

Please contact your head chef at the start of your cruise regarding any dietary restrictions. If you have not yet notified us of your food allergies/intolerances, we kindly ask you to contact us.

Disabled Facilities

Please take notice and be aware that only A-ROSA ALVA and the new E-Motion ship A-ROSA SENA have elevators and that this should be taken into account when making your choice. If you have a disability and reasonable accommodation may enable you to use the services, please let them know° how you believe they can help. You must inform them in writing, at or immediately after making the reservation, but in any event as early as possible, of any mobility impairment or other condition, whether physical, emotional or mental, which may require accommodation or use of an assistive device during the travel.If the impairment or condition first arises after making the reservation, you must inform them in writing as early as possible. They may consider, and may confer with you, the cruise operator, airlines, hotels and other service providers regarding possible accommodations. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate special needs, but A-ROSA advise they are not responsible for denial of service by carriers, hotels, or other independent suppliers.A participant, who, due to impairment, is not self-sufficient, may be required to travel with a companion who shall take responsibility for assistance needed during° the travel and in case of emergency. An individual with a disability that would result in a direct threat to the health° and safety of others or to that individual may be excluded, if it is determined there is a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodations, policies, practices, procedures assistive devices or services.If you fail to timely inform them of any impairment or condition, and it is determined based on information that you should have provided, that participation poses a safety risk to you or direct health or safety threat to others, you may be excluded from parts or all of the travel. A-ROSA advise they shall have no liability to you relating to any condition, treatment, failure to inform them of an impairment, or resulting exclusion.With regards to pregnancy: For the safety of parent and child, and depending on various circumstances, passengers who are at an advanced stage of pregnancy (after 6 months) may be subject to restrictions or exclusion° concerning their ability to travel and/or board a ship. Please inform them immediately, so they can assess your personal circumstances and possible accommodation. 

Dress Code

Feel free to dress as you like, comfortably and casually, on board and during shore excursions. Please remember to wear warmer clothing on deck in the evening. Firm shoes are recommended for excursions on land. Smart-casual clothing is recommended when visiting the restaurant on board. We request, however, that you do not wear swimwear or sportswear, nor go barefoot, in the restaurants and bars. We recommend that men wear long trousers in the restaurant in the evening.

FullBoardPlus

A-ROSA offers two distinct tariff types: "A-ROSA Premium all-inclusive", for the discerning customer and "A-ROSA Basic", a no-frills option that covers the essentials.Refined breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, along with an embarkation snack and afternoon coffee and cake. Many cruises also feature seasonal extras such as sandwiches or a midnight snack. Guests who have booked the A-ROSA Premium all inclusive rate have the following high-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beer, as well as sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Certain specialities and beverages bear a surcharge; these include champagne.

Laundry

You can have your laundry done on board. This will be charged to your onboard account. Suite guests may enjoy the laundry service free of charge.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only permitted on the exterior decks. Please do not throw any cigarette butts overboard, instead use the receptacles provided. Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the interior as well as in the cabins and suites and on the balconies. Please note that smoking is forbidden in the locks.

Special Dietary Requirements

We attach great importance to your physical well-being and want to meet your needs in the best way possible. Please contact the A-ROSA Service Center prior to your departure, at +49 (0) 381 - 202 6020 or via e-mail: service@a-rosa.de and give us details about your intolerances and dietary requirements. In addition, please contact the reception after your arrival to make an appointment with the chef in order to accommodate your individual needs. We can then assure that you are only offered food that you can enjoy carefree.

Telephone

Incoming calls will be put through to your cabin by reception. The normal roaming charges for outgoing or incoming calls from your cabin will be automatically charged to your onboard account. The ships in the A-ROSA fleet are equipped with an up-to-date GSM telephone system, with which you can dial any number, anywhere in the world. If you would like to make a long-distance call, please proceed as follows: dial the country code, then the local code, then the phone number. Between dialling and the first ring, there is a charge-free pause of up to 30 seconds’ duration, after which call charging starts automatically, even if the call is not answered. Information about the applicable charges can be obtained from reception and from page 11. GSM telephone: the respective call number of your ship is stated on your key card.

Wi-Fi

Guests can access the Internet using Wi-Fi on board the A-ROSA ships. Please take into account that some legs of the cruise may have weaker connections to the Internet. You can get more information on availability, terms of usage and charges at Reception. Use of Internet connections under the valid terms of usage is free of charge for guests with the “Premium all inclusive” rate.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation in a cabin or suite of your choice, with free room service for every cabin category

  • Meals

    FullBoardPlus: quality breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with many choices. Embarkation snack. Tea or coffee anytime. Many cruises feature seasonal extras.

  • Destination scouts in key cities

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • FREE use of onboard facilities, such as the sauna and fitness area

  • High quality drinks throughout the day

    High quality drinks throughout the day

  • Free use of e-bikes in key destinations

  • Onboard entertainment and activities, changing daily

  • Port Fees

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

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Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes. Families are welcome on all of our cruises, with kids under 15 travelling for FREE.

  • How do I book excursions?

    Our optional shore excursions are only bookable on board the A-ROSA ships

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes

  • What is the tipping policy?

    If you are satisfied with our staff, our employees appreciate a tip in recognition of good service. The distribution and amount of gratuities is of course at your discretion. A gratuities box for the entire crew will be available at Reception at the end of the cruise. Naturally you can also give gratuities to individual members of staff at any time; this can also be done through your on-board account

  • CAN I BRING MY MOBILITY AID ON BOARD?

    You may bring your mobility aid on board, please notifyus prior to your departure and send us all the information about the size and weight of the wheelchair or your mobility aid. Please wait for their approval. A rental of wheelchairs is not possible on board. elevators between the cabin decks are only available on board of A-ROSA ALVA and A-ROSA SENA.

  • HOW LONG CAN I USE MY CABIN ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE AND HOW LONG CAN I STAY ON BOARD?

    Your cabin will be available on the day of departure until 09:00. You can stay on board until the transfer leaves; individually departing guests are asked to leave the ship no later than 09:30.

  • I NEED TO BRING MY MEDICAL DEVICE ON BOARD. WHAT DO I HAVE TO CONSIDER WHEN CARRYING MEDICAL DEVICES?

    Medical oxygen containers may not exceed a total amount of 60 litres and is permitted only after the containers are registered prior to the cruise. Please send us the technical sheet of the device or the oxygen cylinders in advance to service@a-rosa.de. Important: Please wait for our confirmation and the authorisation of the medical device. A rental of breathing apparatuses is not possible on board. Medical devices that do not meet the technical requirements or the safety regulations of the ship are not allowed on board.

  • WHAT CAN I NOT BRING ON BOARD?

    Travelers are not permitted to bring weapons and ammunition or explosive/flammable substances onto the river cruise ships. This includes flat irons, candles and heaters. Likewise, the transportation of medical devices, which do not meet the technical requirements and the carrying of drugs, is prohibited. If this provision is violated, passengers can be excluded from further transportation without any compensation.

  • ARE CABINS WITH CONNECTING DOORS AVAILABLE?

    Our Rhine ships (A-ROSA AQUA, A-ROSA SILVA, A-ROSA FLORA) and the A-ROSA VIVA offer two cabins with connecting doors on each deck, which are well suited for families with children. On A-ROSA SENA we will have 20 cabins with interconnecting doors on deck 3. We can also recommend our family cabins on board the A-ROSA FLORA, which accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. On A-ROSA SENA, the family cabins can be accommodated up to 2 adults and 3 children.

  • HOW DO I SETTLE MY ON BOARD ACCOUNT?

    The on-board currency is the euro. During the cruise, you will be given your own on-board credit card to use, which also serves as your key card for your cabin. At the end of the cruise, you can choose to pay your final account either in cash (Euro) or with the following credit cards: American Express, Mastercard or Visa. For technical reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to pay by Maestro/EC card, debit card or travellers‘ cheques.

  • IS AN A-ROSA CRUISE SUITABLE FOR DIABETICS AND / OR TRAVELLERS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES?

    We attach great importance to your physical well-being and want to meet your needs in the best way possible. Please contact the tour operator with whom you booked your A-ROSA cruise and inform them of your intolerance prior to your cruise. In addition, please contact the reception after your arrival to make an appointment with the chef in order to accommodate your individual needs. We can then assure that you are only offered food that you can enjoy carefree.

  • DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW A SPECIAL DRESS CODE?

    On board and during the shore excursions, you can wear what you like. The dress code is comfortable and casual. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for the evenings out on deck. For the shore excursions, we recommend you bring sturdy shoes. In the restaurants, swimwear or shorts are not appropriate for dinner.

  • WHERE ARE THE OTHER GUESTS FROM?

    A-ROSA has eight ships which are dedicated to the international market: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA, STELLA, VIVA, AQUA, ALVA and SENA. Here, guests are mostly from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Israel and the United States. The on-board language on these ships is English and German.

  • ARE THERE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE CABINS ON BOARD?

    The A-ROSA ships do not have wheelchair-accessible cabins and there are no passenger lifts on board other than the A-ROSA ALVA. The A-ROSA ALVA has an elevator between deck 1 and deck 3 and the A-ROSA SENA between deck 1 and deck 4, but the sun deck can only be reached by stairs, which can result in restrictions.

  • WHEN DOES CHECK-IN BEGIN?

    Check-in time and accessing your cabin on embarkation day: For Danube cruises from Engelhartszell/Passau and cruises on the Rhine, Rhône and Seine at 14:00. For Danube cruises from Vienna at 15:00 at the berth no. 1 For Douro cruises at 15:00. A-ROSA suite guests have the opportunity to check in at any time after 12:00. Please be on board no later than one hour before the departure of the ship. Please also have your travel documents and vouchers ready for check-in. You will find your personal on board credit card in your cabin, which also functions as as the key card to your cabin.

  • WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD I BRING ON MY CRUISE?

    Please make sure to bring a identity document (identity card or passport), which are valid in the period during the trip. We recommend that you also carry a photocopy of your identity papers in your luggage. Citizens of other countries should contact their relevant consulates about any visas or other entry documents that may be required.

  • ARE THE A-ROSA SHIPS EQUIPPED WITH A POOL?

    A heated whirlpool can be found on the ships A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA in the SPA outdoor area on deck 3. On board all other ships, a heated pool can be found on the sun deck. You can find bath towels in your cabin.

  • HOW AND WHEN CAN I BOOK EXCURSIONS?

    English excursions are only bookable on board. We arrange the excursions, but they are implemented by the local agencies, which are the excursion organisers, and thus also your contractual partners.

Reviews of this Operator

Jules M  

Wonderful Danube River Cruise on the A-Rosa Donna!

26-Jul-2023

Our party of 4 (2 couples) thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful week on the A-Rosa Donna, Danube river cruise. All the crew from the cleaners to the Captain were first class, all so friendly and helpful, making our holiday a very special time. All the food was excellent, such a variety every day and a great selection of drinks too. We would like to make a special mention to the dining/drinks crew members who went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed during our stay, they were brilliant! We have already recommended this holiday to family and friends and will definitely be booking future river cruises with A-Rosa. Thank you!

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Sally Wood McDonald  

Luxury on the River

17-Sep-2023

The Duoro River is beautiful. The ship was immaculate. Staff were all friendly and helpful. The food was incredible!

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Jen  

Romantic Cruise

20-Sep-2023

The crew were fantastic and several went above and beyond. Too many to mention but special thanks to Umat, Stefanie, Ruta and Can. It was our Golden Wedding Anniversary and the Maitre de gave us a table for dinner in the reserved area with linen tablecloth, napkins and roses Also Didi the chambermaid did a wonderful display using the towels in our cabin and rose petals. Certainly a cruise to remember

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