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Lüftner Cruises continues to expand: New vessel in 2015

The new 135m 'm/s AMADEUS Silver II' vessel will enter into service in April 2015

m/s AMADEUS Silver II: new in 2015

The renowned river cruise specialist Lüftner Cruises is adding a new vessel to its premium fleet in the coming year, thereby reinforcing its position as one of the largest tried-and-trusted luxury suppliers on the international market.

 The ‘m/s AMADEUS Silver II’ will enter into service in April 2015 and will increase the fleet of this Austrian shipping company to a total of 12 vessels in Europe and 2 vessels on the rivers of Asia. The sister vessel ‘m/s AMADEUS Silver’, built in 2013, served as a conceptual design model for the new vessel. The ‘m/s AMADEUS Silver’ is in high demand on the international market and thanks to its innovative design, was named the ‘River boat of the year 2013’ last year by the renowned German ‘Kreuzfahrt Guide’ label.

The ‘AMADEUS Silver II’ is the second 135m vessel in the AMADEUS fleet and will continue the success of its sister vessel as well as implementing both new and familiar concepts: The public areas popular with the passengers, for example the classic ‘Café Vienna’ and outdoor glass-sheilded ‘River Terrace’, have been incorporated into the planning of the new boat. The cabin design plans are a new and forward-thinking part of the company’s premium focus: the original cabin number of 90 will be reduced to 84 in order to create more space for larger cabins and public areas. In future, the cabin bathrooms will offer more space and special luxury furnishings.

"An expansion of the available capacity is urgently required," says Dr Wolfgang Lüftner, founder and managing director of Lüftner Cruises. "Demand for luxury premium vessels has risen significantly over the last few years and high standards of quality and design are in demand on the international market in particular. We are very proud to be able to offer our customers all of this based on our decades of experience as a specialist in river cruises".

As usual, the the 135m river boat was commissioned by the renowned ‘De Hoop’ shipyard in Lobith, Holland.

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