Lüftner Cruises

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Lüftner Cruises
Privately held company
IndustryCruises
Founded1994
Founder
  • Wolfgang
  • Martina Lüftner
HeadquartersInnsbruck, Austria
Websitewww.lueftner-cruises.com

Lüftner Cruises is an Austria shipping company based in Innsbruck, Austria, that offers cruises on European Union. As of 2020, it had a fleet of 16 AMADEUS ships.

History

Lüftner Cruises was founded in 1994 by Wolfgang Lüftner and Martina Lüftner and remains a family business to this day. After using only chartered ships in its early years, the company began to establish its own fleet in 1997 with the construction of MS Amadeus.

Fleet

The Lüftner Cruises Amadeus fleet comprises 16 ships that travel through Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands (see list of river cruise ships).

Amadeus fleet[1]

Ship Entered service Length Passengers Flag
Amadeus Imperial[2] 2020 135 × 11.4 m 168 DE
Amadeus Star 2019 135 × 11.4 m 164 DE
Amadeus Queen 2018 135 × 11.4 m 162 DE
Amadeus Silver III 2016 135 × 11.4 m 168 DE
Amadeus Silver II 2015 135 × 11.4 m 168 DE
Amadeus Silver 2013 135 × 11.4 m 180 DE
Amadeus Provence 2017 110 × 11.4 m 140 DE
Amadeus Diamond 2009 (renovated 2019) 110 × 11.4 m 146 DE
Amadeus Brilliant 2011 (renovated 2020) 110 × 11.4 m 150 DE
Amadeus Elegant 2010 110 × 11.4 m 150 DE
Amadeus Princess 2006 (renovated 2020) 110 × 11.4 m 160 DE
Amadeus Royal 2005 (renovated 2015) 110 × 11.4 m 142 DE
Amadeus Symphony 2003 (renovated 2014) 110 × 11.4 m 144 DE
Amadeus Classic 2001 (renovated 2013) 110 × 11.4 m 144 DE
Amadeus Rhapsody 1998 (renovated 2014) 110 × 11.4 m 146 DE
Amadeus 1997 (renovated 2019) 110 × 11.4 m 146 DE

Cruises

The fleet sails various rivers – the Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel, Rhône, Saône and Seine – as well as Belgian and Dutch Waterway|waterways. The company offers traditional River cruise|river cruises throughout Europe and themed cruises for Golf and fans of classical music.

Awards

  • 2013: “River Ship of the Year 2013” (Flussschiff des Jahres 2013) for the Amadeus Silver II, presented by the Kreuzfahrt Guide[3]
  • 2011: “Green Globe Highest Achievement Award 2011” (Cruise category) presented by Green Globe[4]

References

  1. "OUR AMADEUS FLEET". Lüftner Cruises. 2020-12-16. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  2. Tropf, Wolfgang (2020-08-24). "Neues Schiff: Amadeus River Cruises tauft die "Amadeus Imperial"". cruise4news (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  3. Bohmann, Johannes. "Die besten Schiffe des Jahres: Kreuzfahrt Guide Awards 2013 verliehen". Presseportal.
  4. Kabashi, Arton. "Green Globe Certification Announces Top Performing Sustainable Travel & Tourism Businesses for 2011". Green Globe. Retrieved 2021-01-17.

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