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An insider journey to A-Rosa from Zoltan at Ponders Travel

Boarding an Arosa ship feels like stepping into a very relaxing milieu, something you are probably familiar with on-board an NCL freestyle ocean-liner. This is a 135m long ship with lots of space for recreation and relaxation.


A-Rosa offers a new concept of dining experience, free style without the more rigid timings.
Comparing to other river cruise lines, A-Rosa vessels are rather big in passenger numbers, they can accommodate up to 202 passengers! In order to cope with larger numbers, they offer buffet style restaurants, choice of indoor or outdoor dining options with no dress code or fixed seating. It is certainly different to any other cruise lines however it is not everyone’s cup of tea.

I would certainly recommend it for families and younger adults. Some people do feel restricted when having set dining times so it is a great choice for them, or for clients who want their own time management to explore the sights along the destination.

Some cabin are interconnecting and they offer preferential rates for children/families ( Children go free on certain sailings)


The colour theme and decor are rather bright, yellowish orange and red throughout. The design also fits to a younger generation looking for cozy companionship and comfort .


A-Rosa are strong on offering spa and fitness activities – SPA-ROSA Wellness Area including a Finnish sauna in German style – be prepared for the sight of some naked bodies…

All in all A-Rosa represent the most casual, friendly 4 star cruise experience on rivers.





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