The Amadeus Queen sails along on the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as the Dutch and Belgian Waterways. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship continues our orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.
This vessel follows the award-winning model of the AMADEUS Silver ships but offers even further innovative developments. The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner whilst the 69 standard cabins mainly have panoramic window fronts which can be automatically lowered and luxurious bathrooms. The on-board highlight is the indoor pool, the roof of which can be opened in fine weather. In the evenings, this area may also be used for informative talks, functions and cinema showings.
We welcome guests with special needs. Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs must contact their travel agent or Amadeus directly to obtain specific information. All vessels and coaches are equipped to European standards. Vessel operators will, under appropriate circumstances, permit passengers to use motorised scooters and wheelchairs that satisfy criteria confirmed by Amadeus. In all cases passengers must understand and accept that the vessels do not have lifts permitting easy access from deck to deck, and that some decks are multilevel and/or have significant thresholds. Accordingly physically disabled passengers may need the services of a responsible adult, and should be aware that crew availability to assist them is often severely limited.
There is always a vegetarian option for all meals on board AMADEUS ships. If you have special dietary requirements or suffer from food allergies, please inform your travel agent or tour operator at least 60 days prior to departure. On request, our chefs will certainly provide special dishes suitable for people with conditions such as lactose or gluten intolerance. We will do our best to ensure that your request is accommodated, but cannot guarantee all diet needs and preferences can be met. Be aware that we can only confirm that our employees will do their very best to adhere to them, as they are also responsible for preparing food for the other passengers on board. Some requests might be declined or may incur a small service charge.
Sustainability and traveling in harmony with nature is a matter close to our hearts. Here is how we do it:
Shore-powered electricity and energy-efficient technology
When we are in port, we connect our ships to the on-site energy grid via Powerlock whenever possible. This also applies to the winter period, when we prepare our fleet for the new season which allows us to reduce noise and dirt in the surrounding cities. On board, too, we utilize the latest generation of energy-efficient technology to lower power consumption across the board.
Low emissions complying with the latest standards
Standards are good, but exceeding them is better. Whenever we build a new ship, it sets new standards in technology. The latest generation of AMADEUS ships is equipped with innovative engines that effectively reduce overall fuel consumption. Our Fleet Controlling System keeps our engines running at maximum efficiency and automatically travels at the speed that consumes the least fuel. In addition, our excursions are also planned to be as fuel-efficient as possible.
Our water and the natural water cycle
Naturally, we have a special connection with water. That’s why it’s so important to us to keep it clean. The ships in our fleet are equipped with state-of-the-art water treatment plants. Using membrane technology, our plants use microfiltration systems and recycle all the water we use on board. In addition, we make sure to use as little water as possible. For example, we use vacuum toilets to minimize water consumption. We also reuse towels as often as possible.
Less plastic, more recycling
We don’t do disposable. That’s why you’ll find soap and shampoo dispensers in every bathroom, glass water bottles on every cabin table, and paper straws instead of plastic ones. In the near future, we will also introduce Tetra Pak water containers on every excursion. With our modern waste management system, we ensure that much of what we dispose of becomes valuable raw material once more, ready to be repurposed again and again.
We want our guests to feel comfortable, which is why there is no binding dress code on board. We recommend elegant clothing for dinner and for special occasions.
What to pack:
The following items are essential for any destination: sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and umbrella. In the colder months we suggest to bring a warm scarf, gloves and waterproof shoes. It is recommended that you bring duplicates of prescription eyewear, copies of prescriptions for any medications (generic equivalents are usually easier to obtain), copies of credit card information, and copies of your passport information pages.
An adapter/transformer may be necessary (the on-board power supply is 230V AC/50 Hz) if you bring any electronic devices with you. A travel alarm clock is helpful as is a currency converter if you want to purchase any souvenirs on excursions. If you want to send postcards, do not forget to note the addresses of the recipients.
Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate both onshore and onboard and we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered. Shorts are appropriate for most tours, however long pants may be required for inside visits on some excursions. Your cruise manager will advise when and if this is required. Mix-and-match colour schemes work best to help keep baggage light. You will find a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option.
Don’t forget to pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavier-weight wind-breaker for cooler temperatures. Also, keep in mind that the ship, motor coaches and other venues visited on our itinerary are air conditioned and may be quite cool. We recommend you that you pack a lightweight sweater or long sleeve shirts and carry them with you on excursions.
Our guests travelling on the AMADEUS Queen or AMADEUS Provence may want to bring a swimsuit.
You will get to know many different countries and cultures first hand with our tailor-made excursion program. We therefore recommend our carefully selected excursions and excursion packages to all explorers and globetrotters. You will find a detailed description of the possible or already booked excursions in your travel documents.
On all our excursions you’ll be provided with our wireless AMADEUS listening devices. The receiver can be worn quite comfortably around the neck or carried in a bag. The comfortable headphones allow you to hear your experienced tour guide’s explanations with the very best acoustic quality. Enjoy complete freedom of movement, without missing any of the interesting commentary.
Some excursions involve a fair amount of walking, sometimes over uneven surfaces. The following coding system has been used to assist with identifying which excursions are appropriate for you. Please ask your cruise director for additional information as required.
Our onboard laundry service is available to wash and iron your personal clothes for a small fee. Please note that there are no dry-cleaning facilities on board. Please contact the reception if you want to use the laundry service.
For safety reasons, smoking on board is not allowed in the entire interior of our ships; only on the sun deck and in specially marked areas. We ask our smoking guests to always show consideration to non-smokers. We ask for your understanding that smoking in cabins is completely prohibited for safety reasons. The penalty for non-compliance is €375 per passenger.
No one wants to fall ill before or during their trip. In order to ensure that you have the best possible protection should the worst happen, we recommend that you take out an appropriate insurance policy before starting your journey. This will cover any travel cancellation costs, compensation for lost or damaged luggage and potential medical treatment. Please contact your local tour operator for insurance coverage.
Wireless Internet access is available on all AMADEUS ships and is provided in all public areas of the ship. We ask for your understanding that the connection during your trip may be weaker within certain sections of the route and does not meet the standard of a hotel Internet connection. In addition, downtimes may occur on board, as international borders are often crossed during the cruise. Please contact reception upon arrival to get more information.
Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen∘ television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom∘ with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration∘ (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Spacious bathroom, panoramic window∘ (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Entertainment on Board
Our onboard ship experience is as lively and captivating as your time on shore! Varied folklore shows, insightful and intriguing lectures, regional themed evenings, culinary demonstrations and live music events are just some of the entertainments awaiting our passengers.
Life On Board
A river cruise may not be the fastest way to explore Europe, but it is certainly the most beautiful! Prepare to be spoiled by our renowned Austrian hospitality. Our goal is to do our best to ensure that you enjoy an unforgettable and stress-free stay on board our Amadeus ships.
Set your spirit free and unwind while doing exactly as you please! Discover magical, dreamy river landscapes and vibrant world cities, get to know new countries and cultures on our interesting land excursions, or simply relax on the Sun Deck and enjoy the magnificent view of Europe’s most beautiful rivers!
Custom-designed boutique ships
A floating luxury hotel that leaves no wish unfulfilled; wide panoramic windows, spacious magnificence and timeless elegance – we want you to feel good with us in every possible way. Our top priority in designing our luxurious fleet of ships is to offer you inspiring enjoyment and uncompromising comfort.
Cordial, personal, attentive: our onboard service
We have almost turned our distinctive Austrian hospitality, which underpins all our cruises, into an exclusive trademark. Allow yourself to be thoroughly spoilt by our attentive staff members, who will do their best to serve you with what you want before you’ve even asked for it!
Maritime elegance from bow to stern
Our long-standing company not only manages its own ships, but is also responsible for the planning and building of the ships, which are consequently conceived from the start with a perfect mix of modern elegance and luxurious comfort. This is particularly evident in the public spaces such as the airy Panorama Restaurant, the generous and inviting bar and the pleasant, relaxing Amadeus Club with its library.
Public Areas on Board
Because our main priority is to help you relax, there are several places on board where you can let your spirit roam free. These include the spacious Sun deck with Lido-Bar, the Panorama-Bar and Lounge, the cosy AMADEUS-Club, as well as fitness and wellness facilities. On our Silver series vessels, there is also the “River Terrace”, a wind-protected outside lounge area.
After dinner why not take yourself to the Panorama Bar and Lounge. Entertainment from local musicians and a fully stocked bar where you will find your favourite tipple. With an elegant decor and floor to ceiling windows the Panorama bar and lounge allows you wonderful river views of the towns and cities of Europe.
Your personal retreat
The AMADEUS Club is the perfect place in which to share the pleasures of the day with a glass of wine in the evening and relax to the gentle sounds of jazz or classics. You can also easily send holiday greetings to all your loved ones at home from our Internet stations in the AMADEUS Club.
A place in the sun
From our sun deck a distinctive view unfolds of the natural scenery passing by and of the lovely towns that adjoin Europe’s waterways. This is the perfect place for those who seek entertainment and relaxation at the same time: The best way to enjoy the sunshine can be with a cool drink from the Lido Bar, playing a game of chess or shuffleboard, or just simply taking in the view and letting your thoughts wander. You’ll be surprised how much can be seen from our top deck!
Summertime is best enjoyed with a cool drink, which is why you will find a new form of open-air relaxation on our AMADEUS vessels: the elegant River Terrace generates a great holiday atmosphere and provides spectacular views of the river while its extensive glass panels protect you from the airstream and rain.
Magical evenings and glamorous entertainment
In the evening, let our on-board musicians entertain you and perhaps take to the floor yourself and dance to some of your favourite tunes! Take time for something special – yourself!
There is a gift shop onboard with a limited selection of toiletries, souvenirs, and other sundries. All purchases are charged to your shipboard account. The hours of operation are adjusted to each day’s program. Please enquire about shop opening times at the reception.
Please note: No over-the-counter medications are available, in accordance with European laws.
Our reception is staffed around the clock during your journey and our team will be happy to help you in all matters. If you would prefer to explore the region on your own, our reception team will be on hand with advice! Whether you are planning a shopping trip, cultural trip or an individual city tour; we will be happy to help you with any planning and give you the best addresses.