The river cruise ship A-ROSA VIVA registered 4808020, like many boats recently arrived in the Seine to face the commercial boom of the cruise, began its career on the Rhine, before being repositioned on the Seine during the winter 2016/2017.
M/S A-ROSA VIVA - ENI 4808020 - A-Rosa Cruises, Rostock - Germany
A-ROSA Cruises being a German company based in Rostock, this boat is mainly intended to receive a German-speaking clientele, the first language on board being German, then English.
Built in 2010, the M/S A-ROSA VIVA is the only sibling to have left the Rhine for the Seine, its two sisters A-ROSA AQUA (2009) and A-ROSA BRAVA (2011) are still operated on the Rhine basin.
Ships built in Germany on Rhine format
All built on the same plan at the German Neptun Werft yard in Warnemunde, their technical characteristics are identical. In terms of interior design, the Seine "standard" and the "Rhine" standard varies somewhat. In general, the number of cabins / passengers on board on the Rhine is generally higher than that of the Seine. But in the present case, given that the commercial target is essentially German, the boat remained in the Rhine configuration on the Seine, that is to say 202 passengers maximum distributed in 99 cabins for a crew of 50 members.
Map of decks and types of cabins by following this link.
Technically, A-ROSA serie have the following characteristics :
Length : 135 m
Width : 11.40 m
Draught : 1.6 m
Propulsion : 4 Volvo Penta D12-450MH engines for a total developed power of 1,324 kilowatts (1,776 horsepower) for an announced displacement of 2,000 tonnes. Power is transmitted to 4 separate Z-Drive propellers for better comfort on board (less vibration) and better maneuverability.
Bow thruster : 1 x Schottel - Pumpjet SPJ8x - approx. 340 kW
The boat has two separate restaurants and two bars. It also has a Finnish sauna and a resting area.
For comparison and information, CroisiEurope via its German general agent, Anton Götten in Saarbrücken, receives on average 3,000 Germans per year on its 3 boats sailing on the Seine. CroisiEurope's boats, 25 meters shorter (110 against 135), welcome a maximum of 149 passengers divided into 75 cabins for the M/S BOTTICELLI. Also with equal dimensions, you can opt for the M/S RENOIR which offers 54 cabins for a maximum capacity of 105 passengers. The M/S SEINE PRINCESS being in between in terms of reception capacity.