Amadeus Nova will be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric drive
Amadeus River Cruises is to introduce the first of a new generation of river cruise ships, Amadeus Nova, on the Rhine and Danube rivers in spring 2024.
The vessel will be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric drive, which will significantly reduce the ship’s emissions compared to its predecessors. It will also be equipped with solar panels which will feed energy into the ship’s circuit, as well as heat recovery systems which will recycle heat from the engine room and public areas. Autonomous control and positioning systems will also be installed onboard, enabling a semi-autonomous cruising option that the cruise line says will improve fuel efficiency and safety.
“Amadeus Nova is our response to the question of whether you can combine ship comfort with environmental awareness,” said Wolfgang Lüftner, founder and managing director of Amadeus River Cruises. “With the new generation, we want to offer the most progressive and environmentally-friendly technology currently available. Thus, Amadeus Nova truly reflects our commitment to sustainable travel. The ship maintains all the characteristics for which the Amadeus fleet is famous and offers customers a new style of luxury cruising.”
Amadeus Nova will have four decks, including 12 suites with balconies and 67 exterior cabins. The ship will feature wind-protected lounge areas, Café Vienna, a spa and fitness area, and a heated pool on the sun deck.