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APT to launch two new river ships in Europe next year

New APT European river ship
photo_camera The new ships will enter service in 2025

APT has announced plans to deploy two new vessels, APT Solara and APT Ostara, in Europe during its 2025 season

Designed in Australia, the sister ships will sail along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers carrying 154 guests and 60 crew.

Each ship will feature six all-inclusive dining options, including a main restaurant and a wine cellar as well as a conservatory, a casual dining option, an aft restaurant and rooftop dining, plus the additional option of in-suite dining.

On the sun deck, guests will find a heated pool, alfresco dining, and a lounge area. A choice of three suite options include Twin Window Suites, Balcony Suites, and Owner’s Suites.

APT Travel Group CEO, David Cox, said: “With two brand-new river ships in Europe for 2025, this is another momentous milestone in APT’s near 100-year history. The APT Solara and Ostara will redefine luxury river cruising, thoughtfully designed with our valued guests in mind.”

New APT ships to sail eight-day Rhine and Main itinerary

The vessels’ will operate the line’s eight-day Highlights of the Rhine and Main itinerary, which will sail from Amsterdam to Munich between April to November 2025.

The itinerary includes a private cocktail reception and recital at Namedy Castle, and a private performance at the Lichenstein’s City Palace in Vienna. Prices start from £2,995pp.

The announcement comes after the river cruise and touring specialist appointed Gary Spiers as its new business development manager.

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