A-ROSA ALVA

What do you have in mind when it comes to Portugal? Spectacular cliffs, the taste of port wine or melancholic fado? Everything's right. Come aboard our A-ROSA ALVA, discover the beauty of the Douro and have a look directly into the soul of Portugal! The port of departure and destination of our trips on the Douro is Porto. So you have plenty of opportunities to stroll through the beautiful old town, enjoy the view from Portugal's highest church tower or enjoy one of the 365 Bacalhau dishes, Portugal's favourite dried fish. And don't miss out on a trip to Salamanca in Spain, which is an UNESCO World Heritage City with its university from the 13th century.


Accomodation Types

A place where you can take time out during a trip full of new experiences. Our cabins were made for this. For us, quality is the magic word. It’s what turns a place to sleep into a home. A home featuring premium materials, modern equipment, soothing colours and an elegant design. An A-ROSA cabin combines all of this in a generously sized room.

2-bed outside cabin, S

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.


2-bed outside cabin, A

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.


2-bed outside cabin, C

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with drop-down panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.


2-bed outside cabin, D

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with drop-down panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.


2-bed outside cabin, F

Generously sized Balcony Suite with balcony, sofa, bathroom with daylight and walk-in closet. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Additional services: check-in and personal welcome from 12.00 h, Suite cocktail with the hotel manager, fresh flowers and fruit, laundry and ironing service.



Deck Plans

A place where you can take time out during a trip full of new experiences. Our cabins were made for this. For us, quality is the magic word. It’s what turns a place to sleep into a home. A home featuring premium materials, modern equipment, soothing colours and an elegant design. An A-ROSA cabin combines all of this in a generously sized room.

Deck 1

  • A-Rosa Alva 2 Bed outside cabin A
  • A-Rosa Alva 2 Bed outside cabin S
  • Sauna
  • SPA Relaxation Area
  • Massage

Deck 2

  • A-Rosa Alva 2 Bed outside cabin C
  • Market Restaurant
  • Gym


Deck 3

  • A-Rosa Alva 2 Bed outside cabin D
  • A-Rosa Alva 2 Bed outside suite F

Deck 4

  • Wheelhouse
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Restaurant with awnings
  • Putting Green


Dining

There are sumptuous buffets with preparation stations for you to enjoy in the dining room or al fresco on the top deck. Casual and comfortable is your definition of a great dining experience. Or perhaps you enjoy a served dinner service with delectable cuisine, surrounded by fine linens, crystal and china in a semi-private environment. Whatever you decide, you can design the perfect setting for you.

The Market Restaurant

Experience cover · Cuisine classic

The Market Restaurant is the ship’s Dining Room (no table reservations needed). It has an open kitchen and Buffet station. The A-ROSA ALVA’s dining room menu features low-calorie, itinerary-based (regional) specialties and traditional Mediterranean dishes. Food on board is prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients and products.

Dining is a truly un-regimented affair – unlike other river vessels, the dining room opens its welcoming arms when you are ready, rather than at a specified time. A lavish buffet with a la minute cookery stations entices you with fresh ingredients and plenty of choice. In addition, a speciality waiter service restaurant offers an alternative option, with a new menu every night and the opportunity to dine here up to three times during the week. Weather permitting, you can choose to dine al fresco around pool as you watch the beautiful scenery pass by.

On some evenings, served onboard will be a themed 3-course-dinner in a reserved part of the restaurant. A-ROSA advises guests to sign up for this evening at the reception or with the Maître as seats are limited. On these evenings, the buffet restaurant is also open as usual.

The themed evenings are at an extra charge.


Entertainment

Time may fly during an exciting shuffleboard or giant chess game or even practice your putting game. What really matters is that you take all the time in the world to do whatever you want.

The Sun Deck

Time on the sun deck can be measured in sunsets, laps in the pool, glasses of wine or the number of new friends you’ve made. But for most, time just stands still as you take in Europe’s fabled towns and picturesque countryside from your chaise lounge.

The motto topside on the sun deck is “anything is possible, but nothing is required… just enjoy.”


Enrichment

A-ROSA offers a vast variety of shore excursions with every itinerary and these are clustered based on the interest of our guests - e.g. Adventure tours, Discovery, Gourmet, Bike etc. Shore excursions∘ are optional and can be booked on board.

Guests can have a look and browse the shore excursion offer prior to come on board and can then make their bookings with the Cruise Manager on board.

A-ROSA Bike Excursions

Experience our bike packages on the Danube, Rhine, Douro, Rhône and Seine specially created together with our partner terranova. Terranova offers high-quality bike tours for over 35 years. Explore the heart of Europe by bike during your river cruise.

Excursions

Some of our excursions will take you to the places where some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries created their works. Not only art lovers, but also history buffs and fans of adventure stories will be in their element. Medieval castles, monasteries and villages are ready to tell their stories. Our expert guides know more than any guide book about the Eiffel Tower, Empress Elisabeth’s life, Cologne Cathedral and Rotterdam’s hyper-modern architecture. Do you fancy admiring the white horses of the Camargue from a jeep? Want to ride on a horse-drawn waggon through the Puszta? Travel to the Budapest Parliament by segway? The sights you’ll encounter on our routes are world-famous. By offering our guests special ways of discovering these sights, we open up completely new perspectives for you. A-ROSA excursions delight not only guests with a hunger for new experiences and a thirst for knowledge; gourmets will also have their fill of treats. Our tours for connoisseurs offer regional cuisine with local specialities and world-famous vineyards with fine wines. Because all senses matter when it comes to new perspectives.

Health & Fitness

Heated Pool

The ship's top deck features a heated swimming pool, complete with a shower and a large sunbathing area with loungers. 

SPA-ROSA

Experience beauty and anti-ageing treatments with facials, as well as comforting warmth in the sauna or sanarium, which let you benefit from more vitality and radiance. When selecting products, we deliberately chose the German producer BABOR and the company La mer from Cuxhaven for you. Both stand for extraordinary results in the treatments, innovations, high skin compatibility and responsibility towards their personnel and the environment. Your SPA-ROSA feels a responsibility to give you the greatest possible recuperative effect during your cruise. We hope that, long after your holiday is over, you will often hear someone say, ‘You look so relaxed.’

Active recreation is offered in the especially developed exercise programme. Deep relaxation and intense well-being can be found with these treatments unique to A-ROSA.

Gymnasium

If walking the town wasn’t enough exercise, you can continue in the well-equipped gymnasium with modern cardio equipment. If desired, you can also work out with a personal trainer who can put together an individual training plan for you.

Sports & Games

Time may fly during an exciting shuffleboard or giant chess game or even practice your putting game. What really matters is that you take all the time in the world to do whatever you want.

Kids & Teens

A-ROSA have a very generous family programme where children up to 15 years old travel free of charge, and there is a kid's club during the school holidays.


Useful Information

A-ROSA is Green

For over fifteen years, A-ROSA has been the market leader for premium holidays on the Danube, Douro, Rhine, Rhône and Seine. What is it that makes city breaks by ship so appealing? The opportunity for guests to discover different cities, towns and landscapes. For us it’s a privilege to be able to explore iconic destinations and lesser-known locales – and we love to share it with our guests. While we will always do all we can to give our guests a care free holiday, we will always care aboutthe people and places our visits touch.

Our cruises take us right into areas where people live, which is one of the reasons why inland navigation is subject to very strict regulations – particularly compared with navigation at sea – and rigorous inspections. As a recent study shows, all things considered, inland navigation is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, surpassing even train travel. The factors taken into account for the study included impact on the climate, air pollution, accidents and noise pollution.

At A-ROSA we’re aware that past and present environmental challenges require a long-term approach. That’s the only way we’ll be able to preserve both quality of life in urban areas and the natural environment for future generations. As a company we believe that this is our responsibility, and our actions in all areas of environmental protection put us at the very forefront of our industry.

Lasting responsibility: As part of our sustainability strategy, we review and refine the actions listed here on an ongoing basis.

Disabled Facilities

The ship has steps only, which may restrict mobility. The A-ROSA ALVA has a lift between deck 1 and deck 3. The A-ROSA SENA has a lift between deck 1 and deck 4. It is not allowed to use the lift during safety instruction and in case of emergencies. The sun deck is only accessible via stairs. For individual advice, please contact the A-ROSA Service Center on tel. 0381-202 6001.

Dietary Requirements

Please contact your head chef at the start of your cruise regarding any dietary restrictions. If you have not yet notified us of your food allergies/intolerances, we kindly ask you to contact us.

Age Restrictions

All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a cabin with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children 2 to 15 years old sail free when using the existing bedding in the cabin and are accompanied by at least 1 adult. If the accompanying∘ adult is not a parent or legal guardian, written permission from the parent or legal guardian is required.

Please be aware that cabins with French Balconies/Full Balconies may be unsafe∘ for small children if left unsupervised and are not recommended for children under the age of 7. By confirming the reservation with payment, the guest/travel agent acknowledges that they are aware and will comply with these terms and conditions.

Dress Code

Feel free to dress as you like, comfortably and casually, on board and during shore excursions. Please remember to wear warmer clothing on deck in the evening. Firm shoes are recommended for excursions on land. Smart-casual clothing is recommended when visiting the restaurant on board. We request, however, that you do not wear swimwear or sportswear, nor go barefoot, in the restaurants and bars. We recommend that men wear long trousers in the restaurant in the evening.

Wi-Fi

Guests can access the Internet using Wi-Fi on board the A-ROSA ships. Please take into account that some legs of the cruise may have weaker connections to the Internet. You can get more information on availability, terms of usage and charges at Reception. Use of Internet connections under the valid terms of usage is free of charge for guests with the “Premium all inclusive” rate.

Telephone

Incoming calls will be put through to your cabin by reception. The normal roaming charges for outgoing or incoming calls from your cabin will be automatically charged to your onboard account. The ships in the A-ROSA fleet are equipped with an up-to-date GSM telephone system, with which you can dial any number, anywhere in the world. If you would like to make a long-distance call, please proceed as follows: dial the country code, then the local code, then the phone number. Between dialling and the first ring, there is a charge-free pause of up to 30 seconds’ duration, after which call charging starts automatically, even if the call is not answered. Information about the applicable charges can be obtained from reception and from page 11. GSM telephone: the respective call number of your ship is stated on your key card.

Laundry

You can have your laundry done on board. This will be charged to your onboard account. Suite guests may enjoy the laundry service free of charge.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only permitted on the exterior decks. Please do not throw any cigarette butts overboard, instead use the receptacles provided. Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the interior as well as in the cabins and suites and on the balconies. Please note that smoking is forbidden in the locks.

Animals

It is forbidden to bring animals on board the ships.

FullBoardPlus

A-ROSA offers two distinct tariff types: "A-ROSA Premium all-inclusive", for the discerning customer and "A-ROSA Basic", a no-frills option that covers the essentials.

Refined breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, along with an embarkation snack and afternoon coffee and cake. Many cruises also feature seasonal extras such as sandwiches or a midnight snack. Guests who have booked the A-ROSA Premium all inclusive rate have the following high-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beer, as well as sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Certain specialities and beverages bear a surcharge; these include champagne.

Language on Board

The languages on board our A-ROSA ALVA are English and German. Documents are available in English and our international hosts are on hand to give assistance.