Amadeus River Cruises has unveiled details of its new generation of passenger ships, with Amadeus Nova set to commence cruises on the Rhine and Danube in spring 2024. The vessel promises innovative shipping technology that will set new environmental protection standards on rivers.
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 minimises 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 of Amadeus River Cruises says, “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. 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 26.4 square-metres) with balconies, 67 exterior cabins (approximately 17.5 square metres and mainly with panoramic windows which can be lowered), elegant wind-protected lounge areas, an open café, spa and fitness areas and, now, a heated pool on the sun deck. 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.
Amadeus Nova is available to be booked on sailings from April next year.