A-Rosa is expanding its fleet for the 2024 season, with the addition of two ships.
From April, A-Rosa Alea and A-Rosa Clea will initially sail on the Rhine.
From the start of the 2025 season onwards, one ship will be transferred to the Seine. 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 of which are new rivers for A-Rosa.
Both A-Rosa Alea and A-Rosa Clea can accommodate 138 guests and feature a whirlpool, fitness room and three different lounges, including an outdoor area on the bow of the ship.
New A-Rosa ships ‘will appeal’ to UK market
A-Rosa UK & Ireland MD Lucia Rowe said: “These two ships will be a great addition to our fleet. 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.
“Looking ahead, we couldn’t be more excited to offer the new cruise region in the Bordeaux area – our guests asked for more variety and we have responded.”
A-Rosa CEO Jörg Eichler added: “We are really excited to have contracted two more ships into our fleet at short notice and this move really couldn’t have come at a better time.
“It is predicted that by the end of the 2023 season we will have set new guest and revenue records, even surpassing the previous record year of 2019.
“This season we have also continued to consistently achieve high occupancy levels on all departures, and it looks really likely that we will set a record level of over 90 per cent of cabin capacity sold for 2023.”
The river cruise line also recently added to its collection of themed cruises.
New themes now on sale in the UK include dance, jazz and swing, beauty and spa, and yoga and nutrition.