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Luftner European River Cruises Introduction

  • MS Amadeus Silver II cruising near Cologne.
  • The MS Amadeus Elegant cruising near Budapest.
  • The Rhine river near Basel, Switzerland.
  • The MS Amadeus Elegant near the Esztergom Basilica in Hungary.
  • The MS Amadeus Princess on the Rhine in Koblenz, Germany.

A Luftner river cruise combines all the comfort and privilege of cruise ship travel with Europe’s most authentic experiences. Step aboard one of the Amadeus fleet of vessels, where Austrian hospitality sets the standard for exceptional service. 

As a family business, Luftner strives to make passengers feel at home gliding down Europe’s greatest rivers. Privacy and personalized service are a priority, while each meal is designed and prepared with fresh local ingredients to fully immerse you in each region you visit. When it’s time to step ashore and experience those regions first hand, Amadeus passengers can expect a wealth of unforgettable experiences. Sample the fine wines of France’s Burgundy region. Be enchanted by the soaring peaks and eye-catching architecture of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Or just stroll your way through Europe’s greatest cities including Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, and Paris.

Back onboard, think of your Amadeus vessel as your floating 5-star hotel, offering every convenience while retaining a commitment to elegance and good taste. At the same time, your crew is committed to ensuring you get to relax on vacation your way. To that end, each Amadeus vessel offers a wide range of leisure programs onboard. Leave any stereotypes about being ‘stuck on a ship playing bingo’ at home. An Amadeus vessel offers you access to a fitness studio, group exercise on the sun deck, intellectual games such as chess or shuffleboard (again, outdoors if you wish), health and massage facilities, plus unique entertainments typical of the country you are visiting. The ship also carries its own talented musicians to help ensure each evening is as memorable as the last. 

You can also enjoy your Europe cruise safe in the knowledge you’re travelling green. Luftner is the only ship-owner operating Europe river cruises with an official ‘Green Certifications’ seal awarded by Green Globe, the world’s leading body for sustainable tourism. On a Luftner cruise, you’re doing your part to ensure these wonderful waterways and environments will be there for future generations to enjoy.



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