River cruise line A-ROSA will operate with an expanded fleet for the 2024 season, with the addition of two ships.
From April 2024, both 110-metre-long premium ships will initially sail on the Rhine, under the names A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA, providing additional capacity on the line’s most popular itineraries.
Then from the start of the 2025 season onwards, one ship will be transferred to the Seine in northern France and will sail from the heart of Paris to Le Havre on the Atlantic coast. At this point the current ship on the Seine, A-ROSA VIVA, will return to the Rhine.
In 2026, the second ship will be moved to the Gironde/Garonne in the Bordeaux region of France, both brand new rivers for A-ROSA.
The two new A-ROSA ships will sail on the Rhine both north to Amsterdam and Rotterdam and south to Basel and Strasbourg. They will also regularly cruise the popular Moselle itinerary to Trier.
Agents will be able to make bookings for A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA from October 2023.
Each ship can accommodate up to 138 guests in 16 square metre cabins with either French balconies on decks two and three or windows on deck one, plus there are two or four 24 square metre suites, depending on the ship.
These two ships will follow the same culinary concept that is offered by A-ROSA ALVA on the Douro in Portugal, with buffet breakfast and lunch, whilst for dinner, starters and desserts are chosen from the buffet and the main course is conveniently served at the table.
Lucia Rowe, managing director of A-ROSA River Cruises UK & Ireland commented: “Demand in the UK for cruises on the Rhine is very strong at the moment so we are delighted to be able to offer more capacity for next year.
“I believe their intimate feel and attractive dining concept will really appeal to the UK market and help us to grow our position as the go-to for relaxed, flexible river cruises on Europe’s most beautiful rivers even further.”