Damen Receives First River Cruise Vessel Contract
A-Rosa has signed a contract with Concordia Damen for a newbuild river cruise vessel.
According to SVP sales & marketing Damen Cruise Andrea Trevisan it is the first river cruise contract for the Damen Shipyards Group.
Northern Rhine Region
The new ship, which will be delivered spring 2021, will operate in the northern Rhine region, including trips from Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bruges. The vessel will measure 135 m x 17.7 m and will have 140 cabins.
Focus on River Cruise with Joint Venture
Concordia Damen Managing Director Simon Provoost said: 'Concordia Damen has invested time and energy into the river cruise market since the beginning of our joint venture and we are delighted that this has led to a contract with A-Rosa. Our work on innovations such as zero emissions battery propulsion, hull optimisation and air lubrication finds a natural resonance with such a forward thinking client.'
Guest and Staff Accommodation
The vessel will feature a number of family cabins, measuring 28 m2. On the sun deck, next to a large, adult swimming pool, will be a smaller, children’s pool with shallow water. The design also features a separate children’s eating area in the restaurant.
For adult guests, in addition to a high quality restaurant serving five course meals, there will be a spa and wellness area with sauna, whirlpool, ice grotto, heat bench and treatment rooms.
The staff receive their own generously spaced cabins along with, for the first time, their own rest and relaxation area where they can unwind before and after working hours.
On the photo from left to right: Simon Provoost (Managing Director, Concordia Damen) and Jörg Eichler (Managing Director, A-Rosa) (by A-Rosa).