Since the "MS Artania" sails for Phoenix Reisen she went through a series of modernizations. Today it is safe to say that - though built in 1984 - she is still a modern and beautiful ship. A unique feature for a ship of this size is the fact that all staterooms are exterior cabins - inside staterooms do not exist.
With a length of 231 meters she accommodates up to 1.200 passengers. This means a lot of space per guest. In 1984 the vessel was christened "Royal Princess" by Lady Diana. Since 2011 she is named "Artania" and is Phoenix Cruises' largest ship.
Language on board
German is the only language officially used on this ship. Therefore most of the guests are from the German speaking countries. Even though there is usually personnel on board who speaks English no services in English (menus, tours, etc.) are provided. It is therefore strongly recommended to speak a bit of German when travelling on the MS Amadea.
All staterooms are exterior cabins. About 50% of the 600 staterooms are Junior Suites or Suites with private balcony. The smallest cabins have a size of 16m˛ while the Royal Suite provides a space of 50m˛. The comfortable standard cabins feel very spacious, because during the day the crew will fold away one of the beds into the wall for you, while the second bed is converted into a sofa. Furthermore there is lots of space in wardrobe and shelves to store your belongings. All staterooms are equipped with satellite-TV, radio, individually controllable air-conditioning, telephone, fridge/mini-bar, safe, shower or bath tub, WC and hairdryer. Bathrobes are provided.
Restaurants and facilities on board
On her nine passenger-decks MS Artania provides several well-endowed bars, spacious lounges and various common rooms for passengers.
There are two comparable restaurants with 850 seats with one long seating time. During the restaurant's opening hours guests are free to dine whenever it suites their appetite best and are free to choose their table. Furthermore there is the Lido-Buffet with a seating capacity of 280 and extra long opening times.
Facilities on the Artania include seven bars, the observation lounge, library, reception, internet café, shopping arcade, spa and fitness areas, massage parlour, sauna, cinema/theatre, laundry, first aid centre, a large show and music saloon and many more.
The open air decks are very spacious. Lots of sun loungers, garden furniture, places in the shade and the sun, shuffle-board, two swimming pools and several Jacuzzis are inviting the guests to relax. The broad promenade deck and the classic stern with shielded places to sit are very popular features of this unique ship.