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AMADEUS SILVER new flag ship of AMADEUS fleet

Lueftner Cruises builds new 135m long AMADEUS ship for 2013


Amadeus Cruises will add a new ship to its fleet in April 2013. The AMADEUS SILVER will be the Austrian river cruise specialist’s first 135m ship and bring the size of the fleet up to a total of 11 vessels. Extending the traditional 110m length of the AMADEUS ships to 135m creates not only space for more cabins, but allows for quite a number of innovative new features in the premium market segment to come to fruition.   

“The AMADEUS SILVER is indeed our first 135m ship and has been planned to fit in wonderfully with the rest of the fleet. All our claims to offer magnificent design coupled with considerable comfort can now be fulfilled even with an increase in the number of cabins. We briefed the planners specifically not to build a floating “bed palace” with the greatest possible capacity, but to design a ship that would do justice to the increasing demand from all over the world for superb river travel facilities. And they have done just that – to our customary high premium standards,” explains Dr. Wolfgang Lueftner, founder and CEO of Lueftner Cruises. 

The famous Dutch “De Hoop” firm was as usual commissioned to build the 135m river cruiser at its shipyard in Lobith, the Netherlands, where the keel has already been laid. The celebrated naval architects from “Art Line” have been entrusted with designing and planning the extra public spaces on board to ensure the best possible use.   

The AMADEUS SILVER will have a total of 78 enlarged standard cabins (16m²). Those on the Mozart and Strauss decks will have an innovative form of a French balcony offering the option of making the panoramic window front (which extends across the whole cabin width) automatically drop down so that the cabin becomes a balcony in itself. The 12 AMADEUS Suites (24m²), moreover, have ‘walk-out’ exterior balconies with their own seating groups, enormous panoramic windows, and comfortable bathrooms with bath, separate WC, and separate shower. 

The “River Terrace” open-air lounge in the bow is a special feature of this ship. An unusual glazing solution offers an open-air terrace on which to relax and have stunning views of the river and scenery while simultaneously providing protection from wind and rain. The new design also has an unusual surprise for sports enthusiasts, as the AMADEUS SILVERS’s spacious fitness studio spreads over two decks and thus has sufficient height to allow for the use of various items of professional training equipment.  

The enormous Panorama Restaurant can accommodate all passengers at the same time and offers particularly fine views of the river through windows that reach down to the floor. The “Highlight Dinner” gourmet dining idea already established on the AMADEUS Brilliant (2011) and the AMADEUS Elegant (2010) in which guests enjoy an excellent private dinner in the AMADEUS salon on special occasions, can also be arranged on the new ship. 

The new Café Vienna on board tempts passengers with its typical Austrian coffee and ‘Sachertorte’ specialities.  

This 135m ship has all the pleasant touches for which the AMADEUS river cruisers are well-known. In addition to the impressive sun deck with seating areas shaded from the sun, comfortable deck chairs, golf putting green, and giant chess game, there’s also the AMADEUS Club with its library and Internet access and a comfortable lift connecting all decks.