Starting in 2024, AMADEUS River Cruises will embark on a new chapter in premium river cruises and further optimize its concept for success: the AMADEUS Nova combines luxurious facilities, modern design, and technical innovations to create a new generation of passenger ships. The new vessel is equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric drive and a powerful battery that ensures maximum engine power. The latest generation engines not only significantly reduce emissions but also almost completely eliminate the emission of pollutants thanks to in-house developed filters and catalysts. Moreover, solar panels feed electric energy into the ship’s circuit. The ship also features innovative heat recovery systems that make the heat from the electric engine room and public areas reusable. Highly insulated glass minimizes heat loss in winter and heat penetration through widows and glazed areas in summer. Additionally, the use of autonomous control and positioning systems, as well as a semi-autonomous cruising option that aids the captain and increases safety and fuel efficiency are trend-setting changes.
Wolfgang Lüftner, founder and managing director highlights, “The AMADEUS Nova is our response to the question of whether you can combine ship comfort with environmental awareness. With the new generation, we want to offer the most progressive and environmentally friendly technology currently available. Thus, the AMADEUS Nova truly reflects our commitment to sustainable travel. The ship maintains all the characteristics for which the AMADEUS fleet is famous for and offers customers a new style of luxury cruising.”
With four decks, 12 spacious suites (approximately. 26.40 m²) with balconies, 67 exterior cabins (approximately. 17.50 m² in size and mainly with panoramic windows which can be lowered), elegant wind-protected lounge areas, an open Café Vienna, spa and fitness areas and, now, a heated pool on the sun deck. The AMADEUS Nova creates a truly exclusive 5-star river cruise experience. The ship’s construction resembles the AMADEUS Riva and AMADEUS Cara, which have generated high customer satisfaction with the young fleet.
Starting in 2024, the AMADEUS Nova will travel across the Rhine and Danube, Europe’s biggest rivers, which also impress international visitors with their attractive and historically significant sights.