About Phoenix Reisen
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
About MS Aurelia
Recently refurbished in 2012 the MS Aurelia is one of the most popular ships in the Phoenix fleet. The luxury class ship was built in Holland and operates in Holland and Belgium as well as on the Rhine, Main and Danube. The tastefully furnished staterooms, some with French balcony, the spacious lounges and the large sundeck with whirlpool offer you all the required comfort. At a length of 110 m the ship can accommodate up to 158 passengers.
Life on board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the MS Aurelia is cosy and informal. The modern rooms are flooded with light and nicely furnished and provide the right feel-good factor as soon as you enter the ship for the first time. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here either. Regional events, live music and light entertainment will make your cruise on MS Aurelia a relaxing treat. Board language is German, currency Euro.
All staterooms are comfortable and stylish oceanview staterooms. The comfort staterooms on the Orion and Saturn deck have a French balcony and are about 14 sqm in size. The standard staterooms are about 11 sqm in size. The staterooms on the Neptunedeck have smaller windows that can not be opened. All staterooms have a basic equipment of shower/WC, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV, safe, telephone, small daily newspaper and voltage 230 V AC.
MS Aurelia restaurants
Look forward to a rich breakfast buffet as well as delicious lunch and dinner in the form of multi-course meals. The well experienced kitchen and service team will spoil you on board the M/S Aurelia with all the amenities that the kitchen has to offer. If you wish you can also participate in the afternoon coffee and lunch snack. In addition, there are theme nights, the captain's reception and the captain's dinner with a festive menu.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
During the cruise, regular dance nights with live music await you. A selection of books, board and card games is at your disposal. Regional events such as folklore performances, language courses or lectures about the country and its people do not leave boredom on board.
MS Aurelia shore excursions
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and it’s people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board.
If you want to travel on a classic but comfortable river boat with good service, you are in good hands on the MS Aurelia!
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