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 new 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. A new 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.
Amadeus welcome guests with special needs. Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs must contact their Travel Agent or this cruise operator 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 the cruise operator. 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 multi-level and/or have significant thresholds to be negotiated. 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.
Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Amadeus does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard their cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Amadeus regret that they cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age, and they reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.
By being fully committed to observing the ecological principles, AMADEUS River Cruises has taken a leadership position in meeting the growing challenges of environmental sustainability in river cruising.
At Amadeus River Cruises we set great store by traveling up and down our beautiful rivers using resources as sparingly as possible. It’s not just a question of saving water and energy, of operating vessels economically, of consistently avoiding the creation of rubbish or preferring local produce; the company also promotes active awareness of our general responsibility for the environment and society.
Cooperation with atmosfair
In addition to setting new standards in the field of protecting the environment, we have also introduced opportunities to make voluntary contributions to climate protection since 2011. Working closely with the climate protection organization atmosfair, we are Europe’s first river cruise operator to offer guests aboard our AMADEUS vessels an opportunity to offset their own CO2 consumption during the cruise with a donation. Amadeus River Cruises supports the project with an additional donation of 25% of the amounts contributed in this way.
At the end of the cruise passengers can decide for themselves if they would like to pay the suggested climate protection levy of €2 per day per cabin. Such donations support exclusively UN-certified projects in developing countries intended to benefit the people who pollute the environment and cause climate change the least.
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 color 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.
While there are no restrictions on the number of bags each guest may bring on board our ships, storage space is limited, and it is suggested that each guest bring only one checked bag and one piece of hand luggage. Additionally, all airlines impose restrictions on both size and weight, and many airlines restrict the number of bags per person. Each guest must check with his or her selected air carrier for limitations prior to departure, as luggage restrictions are subject to change.
Please use luggage tags on the outside of your bags, and include a copy of your contact information during the trip on the inside of your checked bags. All of your essential items (medicines, medical supplies, important documents and valuables) should be transported in your hand luggage to be on the safe side.
We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged luggage or personal belongings.
The languages on board all AMADEUS ships are German and English. Unless otherwise stated, announcements, notices and trips during the cruise are made in both languages.
Our on-board cruise management regularly provides you with important information about the day's program, excursions and stages during your trip. Announcements are usually made in German and English via a loudspeaker system on the sun deck, in the cabins and all public areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ship’s exclusive “River Terrace” open-air lounge is in the bow and its specially designed glazing provides an incomparable∘ view of the passing riverside scenery while simultaneously providing protection against wind and rain.
The new 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.