A-Rosa’s latest vessel heads to Rotterdam for interior work

A-Rosa’s new E-Motion river cruise ship is being transported to the Netherlands for interior fitting and finishing ahead of its launch in 2022.

The steel construction at the Romanian Severnav shipyard was completed in mid-April.

The ship was then taken downstream on the Danube to be loaded onto a dock ship.

It will travel through the Mediterranean and Bay of Biscay to Rotterdam, where it is expected to arrive in the first half of May.

The interior work will be carried out at the Concordia Damen shipyard near Rotterdam.

Jörg Eichler, chief executive of A-Rosa, said: “We are very pleased that our newest fleet member has taken an important step on her journey to becoming our new flagship vessel.

“This ship enables us to once again pioneer innovation within the European river cruise market and set new product and environmental standards.

“It will also be the first passenger ship on the Rhine to have four decks and a width of 17.7 metres, offering more space for each guest.”

The E-Motion ship will feature a new battery propulsion system, which will enable it to call at cities with virtually no noise or emissions.

It has also been designed with families and multigenerational groups in mind, with a dedicated kids club room and family cabins.

The sun deck will also feature an adult pool and a separate shallow water pool for children.

It will start its inaugural season in spring 2022, offering five different northern Rhine sailings, including two new ports of call for A-Rosa: Dordrecht and Utrecht.

The delivery was originally planned for May 2021 but was postponed until March 2022 as a result of disruption to the supply chain caused by the pandemic.

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