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.
The MS Saxonia awaits you with a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. With its 4-star facilities the ship offers the best conditions for a relaxing river cruise. The tasteful decor of the salon, the restaurant, the common areas and the staterooms provide a feel-good atmosphere. From the sundeck, which is equipped with comfortable deck chairs and garden furniture, you can enjoy the wonderful view of the river landscape of the Elbe and Oder. With a length of 82 m and 3 passenger decks, the ship can accommodate up to 88 passengers.
Life on Board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the MS Saxonia s is cosy and informal with a classic ambience. 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 trip an all-round successful river experience. Board language is German, currency is Euro. Girocard as well as VISA and MasterCard are also accepted.
The tastefully and comfortably furnished outdoor staterooms are equipped with shower/WC, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, minibar, safe, telephone, small daily newspaper as well as 230 V AC. The staterooms on the upper deck have large panoramic windows that can be opened in the upper part. The smaller windows on the main deck can not be opened. All staterooms are between 11 sqm and 12 sqm in size.
Food and Beverages
On board the MS Saxonia full board will be offered. Enjoy a rich breakfast buffet, multi-course lunches and dinners, as well as afternoon coffee/tea and midnight snacks. The experienced and friendly kitchen and service team will spoil you with good European cuisine. The traditional captain's reception, offered on many trips, as well as the captain's dinner with a festive menu complete the culinary offer.
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and its 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. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to enjoy a river cruise on the Elbe and the Oder in a classic ambience, you are exactly right on board the MS Saxonia.
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