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Lueftner Cruises

Lueftner Cruises

4.6/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria
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TOURS
31
AGE RANGE
12-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Long experience in the cruise market
  • Outstanding comfort and quality
  • Ecological and social responsibility
  • Memorable excursions to Europe main sights

Lueftner Cruises ranks among the best-known organisers of river cruises on European waterways. Founded more than 30 years ago, the company has set new standards in luxury river cruising. Innovative while rich in tradition, this Austrian shipping line with its excell...

Lueftner Cruises ranks among the best-known organisers of river cruises on European waterways. Founded more than 30 years ago, the company has set new standards in luxury river cruising. Innovative while rich in tradition, this Austrian shipping line with its excellent international reputation offers its passengers outstanding comfort and quality accompanied by perfected service in an atmosphere of classic elegance, the highest possible degree of safety, which is guaranteed by the state of the art nautical technology deployed and by the experienced crew operating each AMADEUS ship, the genuine commitment to observe the ecological principles and comply with the environmental measures that are fundamental to operating cruises safely and responsibly through the wonderful European landscapes.

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30 Lueftner Cruises Reviews

Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
3%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4 / 5
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  • PS
    Donau Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on September 18, 2018
    Good tour, boat good
  • MC
    Donau Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 13, 2018
    Trip was well planned and organized even though toe ship was old it was well maintained and comfortable. The food and service was outstanding. Magdelina at rece…
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  • NH
    Donau Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    2.5 - Average
    Written on September 9, 2018
    Instruction where to meet the driver when we first arrived was not clear; end up turning round and round the airport w/ mostly German speaking staff. The port h…
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  •  reviewer 4
    Danube Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 15, 2018
    Wonderful way to see the Danube! Staff is superb, meals are sublime and ship is steady. Have highly recommended this trip already.
  •  reviewer 5
    Danube Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 15, 2018
    We had a fabulous "first ever river cruise" experience!! Our party of 6 (Frush) all enjoyed the cruise immensely! We chose our individual tours while on board…
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  • MB
    1200 Miles on the beautiful blue Danube (Bucharest - Vienna)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 4, 2018
    The mixture of a comfortable cabin and amenities, relaxed time-frame, good service and mostly good food and an interesting itinerary meant it was the best of th…
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  •  reviewer 7
    Danube Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 10, 2018
    The whole trip was wonderful! The ship is lovely; the food and service were excellent in the beautiful dining room; even our cabin on the lower level was very …
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  • LB
    Classical Danube (Budapest - Passau)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 4, 2018
    Overall, it was enjoyable. Room was clean and while not spacious, was just enough space. Meals were quite large and very tasty. The excursions were sometimes a…
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  • BB
    Classical Danube (Budapest - Passau)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 7, 2018
    Cruise was fantastic. Staff very attentive.
  • DM
    Tulip Serenade (Amsterdam - Amsterdam)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 5, 2018
    We thought that there could have been a much better wine selection at dinner. Also we experienced mechanical noises in our rooms that were not addressed. Althou…
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About Lueftner Cruises

Lueftner Cruises ranks among the best-known organisers of river cruises on European waterways. Founded more than 30 years ago, the company has set new standards in luxury river cruising. Innovative while rich in tradition, this Austrian shipping line with its excellent international reputation offers its passengers outstanding comfort and quality accompanied by perfected service in an atmosphere of classic elegance, the highest possible degree of safety, which is guaranteed by the state of the art nautical technology deployed and by the experienced crew operating each AMADEUS ship, the genuine commitment to observe the ecological principles and comply with the environmental measures that are fundamental to operating cruises safely and responsibly through the wonderful European landscapes.

Lueftner Cruises videos

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  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Danube Rhapsody
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Classical Rhine
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Blue Danube
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Classical Danube
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  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Across Europe
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Paris, Normandy and the River Seine
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Three-Rivers Cruise
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Treasures of Burgundy and Provence
  • Cruise with AMADEUS – Tulip Serenade
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Life Onboard

Entertainment

You can look forward to stimulating evenings and memorable experiences on our AMADEUS ships as we take it to our heart that 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. In the evening, let our on-board musicians entertain you and perhaps take to the floor yourself and dance to some of your favourite tunes! Take time for something special – yourself!

Dining Experience

With loving attention to detail, the head chef on your Lueftner Cruises' vessel will create new and imaginative menus for you every single day. Drawing inspiration partly from the regions you travel through as well as the season, our chefs will produce fresh and authentic symphonies of flavour to tempt you away on a culinary voyage of discovery. Of course, you are always free to choose between your classic favourite dishes and sophisticated specialties, vegetarian alternatives and delicious gourmet treats. On all our vessels your taste buds go on a voyage of discovery too, as you enjoy the region’s culinary delights as well as its scenic delights. You’ll be surprised at the, as it were, symphonic temptations that emanate from the kitchen! Get the day off to a good start by tackling the magnificent breakfast buffet in our elegant Panorama-Restaurant. For lunch, there’s the choice between varied menus and buffet specialities in the restaurant and a light alternative in the AMADEUS Salon. In the afternoon our experienced patissiers produce exquisite desserts each day and spoil you with lovingly prepared cakes and pastries to go with your tea or coffee. Our carefully composed evening 5-course menus provide the tastbuds with all sort of surprises. We serve regional specialties of the countries we travel through, sophisticated menus, classic favourite dishes and vegetarian alternatives.

Shore Excursions

Excursions

All our cruises are designed so that you experience the best of the countries and regions that we travel through – primarily through our carefully planned programme of excursions with experienced English-speaking guides. How deeply you want to immerse yourself in a country and get to know its people is up to you. We offer you a range of different excursion packages that you can book at a discount in advance compared to paying for individual excursions on board. A river cruise offers you what is probably the most comfortable way to discover new countries, cultures and people. You can, for example, enjoy a choice wine tasting in romantic Burgundy, visit vibrant cities like Amsterdam, Cologne or Budapest, take a walk along the Black Sea or visit the Dutch Keukenhof during the tulip season. Whatever you decide, all our excursions are unique and are sure to be unforgettable!

À la carte – or in a well-priced set of excursions

Owing to the variety of available excursions it’s often difficult to choose between them – so on each cruise we offer up to four tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance at favourable prices. You can, of course, still book all excursions individually, à la carte, for the point is for you to be able to select the shore programme that suits you best.

The AMADEUS concierge service

Feel like discovering the regions we travel through on your own? In that case we recommend you take advantage of our exclusive onboard concierge service. Whether you just want to make a dinner reservation on shore, stroll around the shops, get tickets to a museum exhibition or plan a private city tour, our experienced and well-connected concierge is on hand to provide recommendations and assistance at any time during your planning and will always have useful addresses available.

Experienced tour managers: ashore and on board

Our experienced cruise managers on board look forward to acquainting you with the highlights of the last two millennia of European art and culture and providing you with insights into the life and history of the regions through which we travel. Experienced local tour guides also accompany our shore excursions. With their regional expertise and genuine enthusiasm you can be sure they will take you on inspiring voyages of discovery so that you can gain a full appreciation for the region and its culture.

Amadeus Audio-Guides

You will be provided with feather-light, wireless AMADEUS Audio Guides during all of the land excursions. The receiver is carried around the neck or in a pocket and practical headphones enable you to hear every word of your travel guide all the time. It provides maximum flexibility and convenience without missing a moment of fascinating commentary. Our AMADEUS Audio System is, of course, also compatible with hearing aids.

Complimentary bikes on board

Away from the normal routes there are also many wonderful sights that are worthwhile seeing. What better way of getting to know a country and its people is there than setting off on an individual shore excursion on a bike? You can borrow one of our onboard bikes, free of charge, if you want to be independent ashore - electrical bikes are also available on request.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Are gratuities included?

    Gratuities to the ship’s staff, crew, and local guides are not included in your cruise price. If you choose to leave a tip or gratuities for staff this is at your discretion however if you would like a guideline of what tip is recommended it is usually € 5-8 per guest per day.

  • What payment methods are accepted on board?

    You can make payments by cash, bank card with Maestro symbol and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express) on board. The currency on board is the Euro; however, the following currencies are accepted to settle your on-board account if needed: Swiss franc (CHF), British pound (GBP) US dollar (USD) and Norwegian krone (NOK).

  • I have a special dietary requirement can this be catered for?

    There is always a vegetarian option for all meals on board the ships, however, if you have other special dietary requirements or suffer from food allergies, please inform your cruise specialist at the time of booking. On a request basis, Lueftner's chefs will certainly provide special dishes suitable for people with conditions such as lactose or gluten intolerance and will do their very best to offer an alternative to every guest where required.

  • What is it like to dine onboard?

    You will enjoy an open seating and will start your day with a generous continental breakfast buffet to which the staff will be pleased to add various freshly cooked egg dishes straight from the kitchen. For lunch you can choose between varied menus and buffet specialities in the Panorama-Restaurant or a light lunch alternative in the Panorama-Bar. For dinner, Lueftner offers a carefully composed 4- to 5-course menu and vegetarian dishes are always available if required. Complimentary hot coffee and tea are available all day for your enjoyment.

  • What languages are used onboard?

    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.

  • If required is there an elevator on the ships?

    All Amadeus ships have a guest elevator for you to use, which operates between the Mozart and Haydn decks. Please note the sun deck is not accessible by elevator.

  • Do you have laundry services available?

    Lueftner have an onboard laundry service which would be happy to take over the washing and ironing of your personal clothes for an additional fee. Please note that there are no dry-cleaning facilities on board.

  • Are there bicycles on board which can be used in free time?

    You can enjoy complete independence on your excursions with the onboard free on-board bicycle hire. Of course, Lueftner will also equip you with the appropriate accessories, such as bicycle helmets, etc. Please note bicycles can only be reserved through the Reception one day in advance of the time you wish to use them.

  • Is wi-fi available?

    Wireless Internet access is available on all Amadeus ships and is provided in all public areas of the ship.

  • What happens if I have a travel delay and unable to get to the ship in time for departure?

    If you experience a delay in travel, please contact the ship directly at the number provided in your final documents. It will then be decided whether the ship stays in port overnight and you can check in late or if you have to make your own way to the next port.