Unforgettable experiences await you aboard the AMADEUS Royal, which was completely renovated in 2015, reemerging with renewed splendor. The stylish ambience on board, coupled with the first-class service, will make you feel at home from the moment you embark.

The suites and cabins are all outward-facing and, located across three decks, the ship boasts all the amenities of a 5-star hotel, ensuring that you enjoy an incomparable cruising experience. You can expect modern bathrooms and interiors in your cabin, with adjoining French balconies, as well as a stylish and relaxed ambience in the public spaces, allowing you to enjoy a stress-free cruising adventure. Sit back and relax in the appealing lounge of the Panorama Bar, the quiet AMADEUS Club or the Lido Bar on the Sun Deck. In addition, we offer you an on-board fitness studio, a hairdressing salon and a massage room, where you can receive soothing and revitalizing treatments.

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Premium
  • Decks4
  • Cabins71
  • Size Boutique
  • Ship Type River
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members40
  • Refurbished2015
  • CurrencyEUR
Disabled Facilities

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.

Special Dietary Needs

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.

Age Restrictions

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.

Dress Code

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.

Pioneer of luxury eco-friendly river cruises

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.

Shore Excursions

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.

Important Information:

  • All excursions can be booked in advance or aboard. (For organisational reasons, some excursions can only be booked aboard)
  • Minimum participation for excursions by bus: 20 people
  • Minimum participation for excursions on foot: 12 people
  • The schedule of individual excursions can vary; this is partly due to the volume of traffic in the cities and the opening hours of facilities.
  • Please remember to wear sturdy shoes as well as comfortable, waterproof clothing when attending the excursions.
  • When exploring on your own, please remember to return to the vessel in time for its departure. If you miss the departure, you have to travel to the next port at your own expense. You will find the all aboard time in the daily program.
  • Itineraries and prices are subject to alterations

Walking Grade:

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.

  • LEVEL 1: Minimum walking; excursion by bus with short photo stops.
  • LEVEL 2: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.
  • LEVEL 3: The excursion by bus is followed by a longer walk. You may need to climb several stairs.
  • LEVEL 4: Moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.
  • LEVEL 5: Considerable walk with longer distances. This may include uneven surfaces and some stairs.

Luggage Information

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.

Care Products and Cosmetics
It is of course up to you whether and how many care products you bring with you; but we would like to point out that all our cabins and suites are equipped with high-quality care products, such as soap, shampoo, body lotion, and shower gel. Hair conditioner is also available upon request. You will also find a sewing set, shower cap and nail file in your cabin.
Laundry Service
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.
On-board language & announcements

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.

Smoking Policy
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.
Deck Plans
Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Lido Bar
  • Chess Board
  • Shuffleboard

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Mozart Deck

  • Panorama Bar
  • Panorama Decking
  • Amadeus Club with Internet Station
  • Amadeus Suites
  • Category A Staterooms

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Strauss Deck

  • Panorama Restaurant
  • Reception
  • Shop
  • Category B Staterooms

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Haydn Deck

  • Fitness Room
  • Massage
  • Hairdresser
  • Lift
  • Category C1 Staterooms
  • Category C4 Staterooms

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Amadeus Suite

Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, mini-bar, bathrobe, ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with bathtub/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Category A Staterooms

Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, ample closet space, 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.

Category B Staterooms

Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, ample closet space, 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.

Category C1 Stateroom

Panoramic windows (cannot be opened), ample closet space, 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.

Category C4 Stateroom

Panoramic windows (cannot be opened), ample closet space, 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.


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.

Reception and Lobby
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.
Panorama Bar & Lounge

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.

Amadeus Club

Located at the aft on the Mozart Deck. The Amadeus Club is a comfortable space with plenty of chairs and tables and unimpeded views of the outside. The decor is nautical, with models of sailing ships and a replica bell. Self-service tea and coffee area is available, where passengers can help themselves to cappuccinos or espressos and choose from 16 varieties of tea. 

Library & Internet station

Located within the Amadeus Club the library is well stocked with books available in several languages. Passengers can also borrow board games at their leisure. Also located within the Amadeus Club is the Internet Cafe where passengers can use one of the two computers here to log onto the Net for a rate of 30 euros a week, 50 euros for two weeks or 3 euros per hour.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship.

Sun Deck

The Sun deck is the hub of activity onboard. Enjoy a game of chess, bowls or take an amble around the walking track while taking in the beautiful, riverside views. 

Gift Shop
For those last minute souvenirs for friends and loved ones back home the gift shop provides a fantastic selection of gifts.