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A-ROSA Cruises

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About A-ROSA Cruises

German company A-ROSA Cruises operates five riverboats for the English-speaking market on the Rhine, Rhone/Saone and Danube. Features and amenities are among the most elaborate on Europe's rivers and aimed at more active travelers.

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Who goes on A-ROSA Cruises cruise ships?

On the line's "international" vessels, expect to meet fellow English speakers from a range of countries. The line's emphasis on active shore excursions and the presence of a full gym and spa reflect the German passion for health and fitness and as a result the average age of passengers falls on the youngish side, with couples in their 40s and 50s commonplace. A-ROSA also welcomes children and families (children under 15 sail free), so there are often multigenerational groups onboard, particularly during school holidays.

Do I have to dress up on a A-ROSA Cruises cruise?

Ships have a relaxed atmosphere and there is no set dress code. Comfortable, casual clothing is suitable onboard and during excursions. Bring warmer clothing for evenings on deck, plus comfortable walking shoes as many towns have uneven, cobbled streets and steps. Some passengers like to dress up for the specialty dinners in the restaurant, but full-on cocktail attire and evening dress can be left at home.

Is everything free on A-ROSA Cruises cruises?

The "international" cruises offer the highest level of inclusions, with air and transfers, wine with meals, anytime cocktails, Wi-Fi and a selected number of shore excursions all included. Also included on most sailings is one specialty, waiter-served dinner; these dinners are restricted to 40 people and must be reserved ahead of time. Three or four are offered per cruise and passengers may pay to attend more than one. Other additional charges can include additional shore excursions, fine wines and Champagne, spa and salon treatments, shop purchases and laundry service. Mainstream (i.e., German-speaking) sailings have fewer inclusions and so are ideal for those on a tight budget.

What are A-ROSA Cruises’s most popular activities?

A-ROSA's main attraction isn't confined to shore tours, though excursions are still the most popular activity for cruisers. With the river industry's largest spas, as well as top-deck pools on the newest vessels, many passengers choose to stay onboard and enjoy these facilities. During school holidays there are also children's clubs. At night, cruisers enjoy lively entertainment, with entertainers who sing, play musical instruments, host quizzes and games, and spin popular tunes guaranteed to get people on the dance floor.

Why go with A-ROSA Cruises?

  • Perfect for active travelers and families
  • Excellent spa, gym and fitness facilities
  • Flexible buffet dining

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A-ROSA Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Not worth your money, specially if your non German speaking and young

6) The cruise is built for 65+ German speaking people, and I emphasize non German are not as welcome, but your money is welcome, the ship is dead no activities almost at all, the sun deck is closed most of the time, the bar close at 11:00 PM, for example, when we docked at vienna there was a lot of other cruising ships around us from different companies , almost all of them at 11:30 were partying while our ship was dark, and sleeping even the reception was empty.4) The services in the ship is very low quality, for example, Wi-Fi is not available in the rooms only in the lobby, by extra charging 25 euros, although I enquired with A-rosa before booking, and they answered positively about availability of Wi-Fi, Even if you bought a carrier package for your phone, most of the time you don't have signal on board.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Outstanding service

I had a problem with my electronic reader that required a good internet connection, so she arranged to have a boat take me 10 minutes upriver to get a better signal.The only problem on the trip was poor internet connectivity, but I am told this will soon be corrected with a satellite internet system.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

They blew me away but there is no Iquitos or Nauta on the ports list?

All of the crew from Crhistian the bartender to George and Alex the guides were attentive and knowledgeable and proficient.We couldn’t be happier with the boat, the crew, the food and all the amenities like first rate skiffs.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Awful holiday as a non german speaking guest

Their complaints department is a complete waste of time, and insulting , offering a 25% discount of a further cruise with them when there is no way I would ever step foot on their boats again to be made to feel so upset.The cruise was sold as an international trip , a complete mis-sell , you were not able to book any excursions if you did not speak German and all the entertainment was ONLY in German, we were made to feel like complete outcasts.Read More
Shelley S

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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