Amadeus River Cruises has assigned Dutch ship-yard DeHoop with the building of a new cruise ship for delivery in 2021.
The new five-star Amadeus Cara will be the seventeenth passenger ship for the traditional Austrian cruise company and will sail primarily on the Danube and Rhine rivers.
The name Amadeus Cara, which originates from the Latin for “valuable” and “precious”, was consciously chosen to underline the family business’s commitment to luxury river cruise ships.
“The new ship in 2021 will not only serve as much needed extra capacity increase for the great demand for our high quality river cruises, but is also a promise to our passengers that we will continue to offer one of the most modern fleets in the five-star segment,” said Wolfgang Lüftner, founder and managing director of Amadeus River Cruises.
“The appreciation for its passengers is expressed not only in the innovative design and exclusive premium fittings of the new ship, but also the company’s overall, very special feel-good philosophy.
“As a family business our most important role is to exceed the high expectations of our guests from the very first day of their cruise. When they are on board, they should feel as though they are a part of our big Amadeus…