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A-ROSA Cruises Cruises

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About A-ROSA Cruises Cruises

German company A-ROSA Cruises operates five riverboats for the English-speaking market on the Rhine, Rhone/Saone and Danube. Features and amenities are among the most elaborate on Europe's rivers and aimed at more active travelers.

  • Who goes on A-ROSA Cruises cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a A-ROSA Cruises cruise?


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Who goes on A-ROSA Cruises cruise ships?

On the line's "international" vessels, expect to meet fellow English speakers from a range of countries. The line's emphasis on active shore excursions and the presence of a full gym and spa reflect the German passion for health and fitness and as a result the average age of passengers falls on the youngish side, with couples in their 40s and 50s commonplace. A-ROSA also welcomes children and families (children under 15 sail free), so there are often multigenerational groups onboard, particularly during school holidays.

Do I have to dress up on a A-ROSA Cruises cruise?

Ships have a relaxed atmosphere and there is no set dress code. Comfortable, casual clothing is suitable onboard and during excursions. Bring warmer clothing for evenings on deck, plus comfortable walking shoes as many towns have uneven, cobbled streets and steps. Some passengers like to dress up for the specialty dinners in the restaurant, but full-on cocktail attire and evening dress can be left at home.

Is everything free on A-ROSA Cruises cruises?

The "international" cruises offer the highest level of inclusions, with air and transfers, wine with meals, anytime cocktails, Wi-Fi and a selected number of shore excursions all included. Also included on most sailings is one specialty, waiter-served dinner; these dinners are restricted to 40 people and must be reserved ahead of time. Three or four are offered per cruise and passengers may pay to attend more than one. Other additional charges can include additional shore excursions, fine wines and Champagne, spa and salon treatments, shop purchases and laundry service. Mainstream (i.e., German-speaking) sailings have fewer inclusions and so are ideal for those on a tight budget.

What are A-ROSA Cruises’s most popular activities?

A-ROSA's main attraction isn't confined to shore tours, though excursions are still the most popular activity for cruisers. With the river industry's largest spas, as well as top-deck pools on the newest vessels, many passengers choose to stay onboard and enjoy these facilities. During school holidays there are also children's clubs. At night, cruisers enjoy lively entertainment, with entertainers who sing, play musical instruments, host quizzes and games, and spin popular tunes guaranteed to get people on the dance floor.

Why go with A-ROSA Cruises?

  • Perfect for active travelers and families
  • Excellent spa, gym and fitness facilities
  • Flexible buffet dining
A-ROSA Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Neither luxury nor adventure

This is as concise as I can make it; rating on a 1-10 scale (10 being excellent) Ground Pre Transfer: Airport to Hotel 10 Marriott 8 1) Double beds 2) same room# and Cabin # Tour 8 Intinan Museum had cool demos Lunch 8 Dinner 9 Transfer: hotel to airport 10 Flight 10 12 Business Class seats available @ $225 RT Transfer: airport to ship 8 Transfer to ship was by cabin #, had to wait until everyone deplaned Post Transfer: Ship to airport 10 Airport to hotel 10 Marriott 8 Shopping tour 6 Dinner 5 Fish was good, beef did not meet US standards Transfer: hotel to airport 10 Flora Design: Public Space 10 Design: Cabins 8 The biggest flaw was limited space to dry bathing suits, etc Design: Panga dock 5 Any sophomore engineer at GA Tech could design a better system.Suarez - short walk 10* Take the long walk for better bird photos but short walk was excellent Champion Island - snorkel 3 Starting the excursion on the windward side of the island cause 16% (6/35) of the people on the tour to drop out.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Not what we had expected

On all the other river cruise companies that we've used, a different and interesting excursion is included in the price each day.Perhaps this was something to do with port charges, In Rouen, we moored about a mile from the town centre while other river cruise ships were moored at the closest point to the town.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Wonderful first-time river cruise on the Danube

We stayed in double-occupancy cabins on the main deck with the lounge and restaurant, these had no balconies but had floor to ceiling windows and that suited us fine as you can't have your balcony doors open and the A/C running at the same time anyway, and in August we would have chosen the A/C!Although this was a summer time cruise, there was no kids club on our sailing, probably due to there being very few kids on board, less than 10 and mostly teens.Read More
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First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

A river cruise

We were offered a 20% discount on a next A Rosa cruise (in a German letter, of course), but even that will not entice us to choose this Company again.Even attempting to point out the lack of respect shown to us from a waitress, the maitre de brushed it off as normal behaviour.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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