01 February 2023, 01:00

Amadeus Elegant to join Saga’s river fleet from May 2023

Amadeus Elegant to join Saga’s river fleet from May 2023: SHP MS AMADEUS Elegant INT 17792

Amadeus Elegant, the newest arrival to Saga’s river fleet, will depart on its first cruise, the Hidden Treasures of Central Europe on 26 May 2023, taking in the beautiful Bavarian scenery of the Wachau Valley.

Amadeus Elegant joins Spirit of the Danube and Spirit of the Rhine, both named in 2022, as part of the operator’s growth strategy.

The ship offers guests the opportunity to experience smaller and more unusual ports such as Zell on the Moselle, which larger ships can’t. She’ll also be cruising the stunning Saar river.

Amadeus Elegant is a beautifully appointed ship with a similar lay-out to the Spirit ships. It has four decks – Haydn, Strauss and Mozart house the cabins and then there is a Sun Deck, which offers a chess board, putting green, Lido bar and shuffleboard. The cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks have French balconies, while those on Haydn have picture windows. Suites are approximately 22 square metres, while main cabins are approximately 15 square metres. The facilities also include the Panorama Restaurant and Panorama Bar and Lounge, with an outdoor terrace and a fitness centre.

Amadeus Elegant joins the fleet as Saga aligns the river cruise experience on its Spirit Class ships more closely with the operator’s ocean offering, with the introduction of all-inclusive food and drink, up to 25 per cent off on early bookings, complimentary chauffeur drive, free Wi-Fi, included travel insurance and the option to travel on back-to-back cruises.

Guests also have a no-fly option on selected departures and can travel to the ships on the Eurostar from St Pancras.

Nigel Blanks, CEO of Saga Cruises, said: “We’ve had a busy few years with new ships joining our fleets, from Spirit of Discovery in 2018 to Spirit of Adventure in 2021, and Spirits of the Rhine and Danube in 2021 and 2022 respectively. This year also sees us welcome another new river ship to the fleet – Amadeus Elegant – which we’re delighted to be operating on the Moselle and the Saar, where she will complement our other cruises on the Rhine, Main and Danube.

“River cruising is a growing part of our business, so we look forward to introducing more new ships over the coming years. We’ve also aligned the river cruise experience more closely with that of our oceans offering and our Spirit class river ships are now all-inclusive, with up to 25% off early booking discounts, and benefits we know our guests love such as included chauffeur service and complimentary Wi-Fi.”

For details of all the cruises Amadeus Elegant will operate in the 2023 season, please visit Saga Cruises.


1 February, 2023

For further information, please contact sagatravel@headlandconsultancy.com.

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Amanda Allan