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morey“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 reception and Emanuel in the dining room were super. Daniella our director was very pleasant,easy to...“

Lueftner Cruises

Lueftner Cruises

4.5/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria
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TOURS
31
AGE RANGE
8-99
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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37 Lueftner Cruises Reviews

Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Average
8%
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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  • DP
    Magic of Advent on the Danube (Vienna - Nuremberg)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on December 17, 2018
    Food could definitely improve. Internet per the online luftner site brochure was supposed to be included, but had to pay 35 for the week. Wine was supposed to b…
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  • A
    Paris, Normandy and the River Seine (Paris - Paris)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 19, 2018
    Food and service was top line !!!
  • MS
    Classical Rhine (Basel - Amsterdam)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 12, 2018
    It was wonderful. Some communication problems occurred between time to be at the bus versus when the bus was leaving. We had to wait 4 1/2 hours as a result. Wa…
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  •  reviewer 4
    Classical Rhine (Amsterdam - Basel)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 30, 2018
    The Rhine river cruise on the Amadeus Royal was lovely. The ports of call were all very interesting and beautiful. The ship staff was wonderful.
  • TH
    Donau Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on October 29, 2018
    The bathroom/toilet is really small, and the hot water tap should be located on the inside instead of outside. As the bathroom is small while showering chances …
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  • LB
    Donau Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on October 18, 2018
    Enjoyable enough but why is there no tea - on our cruise only chamomile tea was available. Also you could do better training of your waiters - didn't like the …
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  • A
    Donau Rhapsody (Passau - Passau)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 7, 2018
    Average is good, staffs are friendly.
  • 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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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
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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.

Lueftner Cruises Ships

  • MS Amadeus Brilliant
    MS Amadeus Brilliant
    Launched in 2011, the MS Amadeus Brilliant is a premium river cruise vessel that lives up to its name and famous lineage. The ship is bui… Read more
    Built
    2011
    Guests
    150
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    8
    Staterooms
    68
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Diamond
    MS Amadeus Diamond
    Ever since it debuted in 2009, the MS Amadeus Diamond has lived up to its name and set new standards for luxurious river cruising in Euro… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Guests
    146
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    62
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Elegant
    MS Amadeus Elegant
    Built in 2010, the stunning MS Amadeus Elegant is a premium river cruise ship that is true to its name. Measuring 110 m. In length and 11… Read more
    Width
    11.4m
    Built
    2010
    Suites
    8
    Guests
    150
    Staterooms
    68
    Crew
    40
    Registry
    Germany
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    8
    Staterooms
    68
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Princess
    MS Amadeus Princess
    Sail along Europe’s mighty rivers, taking in stunning landscapes while you envelop yourself in luxury and sophistication ­ that… Read more
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    2
    Staterooms
    78
  • MS Amadeus Royal
    MS Amadeus Royal
    Built in 2005 and newly renovated in 2015, the deluxe MS Amadeus Royal is a premium cruise vessel fitted with the finest comforts and ame… Read more
    Built
    2005 (refurbished 2015)
    Guests
    142
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    67
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Silver II
    MS Amadeus Silver II
    Debuting in the spring of 2015, the stellar MS Amadeus Silver II is a sophisticated vessel that has been inspired by its award winning si… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    168
    Length
    135
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Silver III
    MS Amadeus Silver III
    The magnificent MS Amadeus Silver III vessel is the newest addition to the award winning Amadeus Silver fleet that includes the premium 1… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    168
    Length
    135
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Silver
    MS Amadeus Silver
    Launched in 2013, the MS Amadeus Silver is one of the larger vessels belonging to the premium Amadeus fleet of river cruise ships. An inc… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    180
    Length
    135
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    78
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Danubia
    MS Danubia
    The MS DANUBIA has recently been restyled - not least in its nostalgic dark wood panelling. This proud passenger vessel, which joined our… Read more
    Built
    1980 (refurbished 2007)
    Guests
    142
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    71
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Provence
    MS Amadeus Provence
    In April 2017 the AMADEUS Provence, the newest premium vessel of the AMADEUS fleet, will start sailing on the French rivers Rhône a… Read more
    Built
    2017
    Guests
    140
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    8
    Staterooms
    62
  • MS Amadeus Queen
    MS Amadeus Queen
    The AMADEUS Queen, the 15th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, will tour the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as Dutch… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    162
    Length
    135 m (443 ft)
    Width
    11.4 m (37.5 ft)
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    69
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Provence
    MS Amadeus Provence
    Since spring 2017 onwards our newest vessel the 4*+ MS Amadeus Provence is going to reinforce the elegant AMADEUS Fleet. Just in time for… Read more
    Built
    2017
    Crew
    40
    Length
    110 m
    Width
    11,40 m
    Suites
    8
    Staterooms
    62
    Cruising Speed
    25 km/h
    Draft
    1,30 m
  • MS Amadeus Classic
    MS Amadeus Classic
    The AMADEUS Classic, which was completely renovated in 2013, offers passengers every imaginable comfort from the moment they embark, ensu… Read more
    Staterooms
    68
    Built
    2001 (Renovation: 2016)
    Registry
    Germany
    Guests
    144
    Crew
    40
    Gross Tonnage
    1.566 t
    Cruising Speed
    25 km/h
    Length
    110 m
    Draft
    1,30 m
    Width
    11,40 m
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    68
    Registry
    Germany
    Gross Tonnage
    1.566 t
    Cruising Speed
    25 km/h
    Draft
    1,30 m
  • MS Amadeus Diamond
    MS Amadeus Diamond
    The AMADEUS Diamond, which departs from Paris, travels exclusively along the Seine and allows guests to experience the charm of northern… Read more
    Built
    2009 (Renovation: 2014)
    Guests
    146
    Crew
    40
    Length
    110 m
    Width
    11,40 m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    62
    Registry
    Germany
    Gross Tonnage
    1.566 t
    Cruising Speed
    25 km/h
    Draft
    1,30 m
  • MS Amadeus Star
    MS Amadeus Star
    The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the AMADEUS STAR cabins on th… Read more
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    164
    Length
    135m / 443 ft
    Width
    11.4m / 37.5 ft
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    70
    Registry
    Germany

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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.

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