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Tulips and Windmills – M/S Amadeus Provence

Inspiring Excursions……

Make the most of your journey and acquire real knowledge of the places that you visit; all you have to do is step on-shore and witness the vibrancy of this stunning part of Europe for yourself. Stroll through the tulip gardens and flower markets of Amsterdam, sample culinary delights of locally produced cheese in Edam, or wonder at the sights of age old windmills in Kinderdijk – the choice is yours.

The varied excursion programme allows for you to make personal choices and create a holiday that suits your own pace. Opt to pack your week with city trips, shopping, or be a culture vulture by choosing from the programme below; or go it alone, mingle with the locals, borrow a bike and explore…. It’s up to you!

Take the hassle out of your cruise and plan ahead by selecting from one of the packages below (A,B,C) these packages can be pre-booked and added to the total cost of your holiday, they also include a 15% discount. Of course for those who like to go with the flow, all of the below, can be purchased as a package or individually on-board the Amadeus Provence. 


  Maconnais excursion with visit to a wine museum              63              63              63
  Visit to Cluny Abbey                53              53
  Burgundy excursion to Beaune with wine tasting              63              63              63
  Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin                  53
  City tour of Lyon              35              35              35
  Walking tour of Avignon with Pope palace              35              35              35
  Excursion to Pont du Gard and Uzes                  43
  Excursion to Camargue Nature Park                42              42
  Walking tour of Arles              26                26
  Excursion to the Ardeche Gorge                42              42
  Rate per Person €           222           333           455
  Rate per Person £  £         193  £         289  £         395
  SAVE 15% WITH OUR PRE PAID PACKAGES  £         164  £         245  £         335


All excursions and trips are available to purchase from on-board the Amadeus Provence or pre-bought through UK2 Travel at a saving of 15% whereby the charge will be added onto the cost of your holiday. UK2 travel acts as a sales agent for Luftner Cruises with whom your excursions/trips will be booked; we do not set pricing and cannot be held liable for their content. Excursions/trips booked whilst on-board is a direct contract between the passenger and Luftner Cruises.  

Amadeus Provence

Welcome to Provence; your week’s cruise will be on-board the new Amadeus Provence, a vessel due to be introduced in 2017, hosted by Amadeus; a name that defines the art of river cruising; provides authentic and culturally engaging land product and introduces guests to the privileged comforts of genuine river cruising. 


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Onboard Facilities

  • Panorama Restaurant
  • Panorama Bar and Lounge
  • Amadeus Club
  • “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
  • Outdoor glass shielded
  • “River Terrace”
  • Sun Deck with Swimming Pool, Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
  • Fitness Room
  • Hair Salon, Massage Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Service
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Elevator

Stateroom Amenities

  • Suites (26,4 m2 / 284 sq.ft.) with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony
  • Staterooms (17,5 m2 /188 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with drop-down panoramic windows
  • Staterooms (16 m2 /172 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with standard windows (cannot be opened)
  • Cabins with connecting doors are available on Haydn Deck on request
  • Mini-Bar (all staterooms except categories C-1 and C-4)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC
  • Bathrobe in Suites
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

Technical Data

  • Built: 2017
  • Registry: Germany
  • Length: 110 m | 361 feet
  • Width: 11 m | 36.5 feet
  • Draft: 1,45 m | 5 feet
  • Height above water:
  • 6 m |19,8 feet
  • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph
  • Decks: 4
  • Staterooms/Suites: 62/8
  • Max. passengers: 140
  • Crew members: approx. 40    

Treasures of Burgundy and Provence

Based on the Amadeus Provence

Day 1: Lyon, France

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: Macon, France

This morning the vessel arrives in the town of Mâcon, located in southern Burgundy. This wine-producing region creates some of the most expensive wines in the world. Spend the morning exploring the city and perhaps visit the wine museum dedicated to the history and production of Burgundy wines. Near the city of Mâcon is the Cluny Abbey, dedicated to St. Peter. This afternoon offers the opportunity to visit the ‘spiritual heart of medieval Europe’. Founded in 910 by Guillaume d’Aquitaine, the abbey is comprised of three abbey churches. At its height, it was home to over 10,000 monks.

Day 3: Chalon-Sur-Saone, France - Tournus, France

Continue to explore the wine region with a stop in the town of Chalon-sur-Saône. Half-timbered houses overlook the square and it offers art galleries, speciality shops, as well as a museum dedicated to photography. The countryside is filled with famous vineyards such as Pommard and Puligny - a wine lover’s delight.

This afternoon, enjoy the scenery as the vessel continues its way along the Saône, or perhaps choose to explore the medieval towns of Brancion and Cormatin and rejoin the vessel in Tournus.

Day 4: Lyon, France

At the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône rivers, sits the third-largest city in France. This UNESCO World Heritage city of Lyon is known for its cuisine, as well as historical and architectural landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere and the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), which is the Renaissance area along the bank of the Saône. Relax this afternoon as the vessel sails through the picturesque countryside.

Day 5: Avignon, France

The Provencal city of Avignon is home to the Papal Palace, once the seat of Western Christianity in the 14th century. The Papal Palace was home to six papal conclaves but became obsolete when the papacy decided to return to Rome. The area of Provence is also home to the Pont du Gard, a three-level aqueduct constructed over 2,000 years ago by the Romans and one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world. Your vessel remains in Avignon this evening.

Day 6: Arles, France

Wake up in Avignon before continuing to Arles. Arles captured the imagination of the brilliant Impressionist painter, Van Gogh. Walking through the town, many of the settings may seem familiar as some of Van Gogh’s best-known pieces reflect the beauty of the town. Outside of Arles, the Camargue Nature Park is located. The Park covers 86,000 hectares and is known for its unique flora and fauna, as well as semi-wild bulls and white Camargue horses.

Day 7: Viviers, France

This morning offers the opportunity to view the Ardeche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Alternately, spend the day on board relaxing. This evening is the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 8: Lyon, France

We bid you farewell after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Sail on board...

Amadeus Provence - Staterooms and Suites

All Staterooms offer:

  • A Choice of bed configuration – double or twin bed
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower/wc
  • Hairdryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar payable locally (Strauss Deck and Mozart Deck only)

Category C4 Stateroom on the Haydn Deck (16m2 / 172 sq ft)

Our lead-in category stateroom; perfectly appointed with a luxury bathroom, C4 staterooms include all facilities which come as standard with exception to the mini-bar. This stateroom category is located lower mid-ship and are the furthest back on this deck, all C staterooms feature a standard window (cannot be opened)

Category C1 Stateroom on the Haydn Deck (16m2 / 172 sq ft)

Situated further forward than the C4 staterooms, so better in location, are again on the lower deck. The C1 category of staterooms are perfectly appointed with a luxury bathroom, C class staterooms include all facilities which come as standard with exception to the mini-bar. All C staterooms feature a standard window (cannot be opened)  


Category B4 Stateroom on the Strauss Deck (17.5m2 / 188 sq ft)

B category staterooms include fantastic panoramic drop-down window which creates a juliet style balcony; perfect to enjoy the passing scenery when spending time in your cabin. The B4 cabins are situated at the rear of the vessel, and feature luxury bathrooms, plus all amenities listed above. 

Category B1 Stateroom on the Strauss Deck (17.5m2 / 188 sq ft)

Situated slightly further forward, the B1 staterooms again feature a panoramic window which drop-down creating a juliet style balcony; perfect to enjoy the passing scenery when spending time in your cabin. The B1 cabins are situated at the mid to rear of the vessel, and feature luxury bathrooms, plus all amenities listed above

Category A1 Stateroom on the Mozart Deck (17.5m2 / 188 sq ft)

The Mozart deck offers the highest level of accommodation with unrivalled views from both the A1 staterooms and suites. The A1 staterooms are situated from back to mid-ship and feature the fantastic drop-down panoramic window. A1 staterooms include a luxury bathroom, plus all amenities listed.

Balcony Suite on the Mozart Deck (26.4m2 / 284 sq ft)

Boasting a full walk-out balcony, the Amadeus Silver III suites are located on the Mozart deck. For the ultimate experience in cruising, and for those who want to make the most out of the stunning suite facilities and unrivaled views offered from the glass fronted cabins, the suites deliver on all levels; including a large luxury bathroom, and seating area. All amenities listed are included, plus a few little extras such as bathrobe. 

Please note: The images above show the Amadeus Silver III - the Amadeus Provence is currently under construction for the 2017 season.

Amadeus Provence - Price Guide


  Date C4 C1 B4 B1 A1 Suite
  01/06/2017  £         1,759  £         1,989  £         2,279  £         2,459  £         2,689  £         3,089
  15/06/2017  £         1,759  £         1,989  £         2,279  £         2,459  £         2,689  £         3,089
  20/07/2017  £         1,509  £         1,739  £         2,009  £         2,179  £         2,409  £         2,809
  03/08/2017  £         1,509  £         1,739  £         2,009  £         2,179  £         2,409  £         2,809
  10/08/2017  £         1,509  £         1,739  £         2,009  £         2,179  £         2,409  £         2,809
  17/08/2017  £         1,759  £         1,989  £         2,279  £         2,459  £         2,689  £         3,089
  31/08/2017  £         1,659  £         1,899  £         1,819  £         2,359  £         2,589  £         2,989
  07/09/2017  £         1,759  £         1,989  £         2,279  £         2,459  £         2,689  £         3,089
  28/09/2017  £         1,759  £         1,989  £         2,279  £         2,459  £         2,689  £         3,089
  12/10/2017  £         1,389  £         1,629  £         1,929  £         2,089  £         2,309  £         2,719
  19/10/2017  £         1,389  £         1,629  £         1,929  £         2,089  £         2,309  £         2,719
  26/10/2017  £         1,389  £         1,629  £         1,929  £         2,089  £         2,309  £         2,719
  Price advertised is based on two sharing a standard twin/double cabin with Eurostar from St Pancras via Paris. This holiday is available with flights. Includes: 7 nights on a full board basis, Transfers, Fuel Supplements and taxes, local representation and ATOL bonding.



  • Return Eurostar from St Pancras to Lyon (via Paris) OR Return Flights from UK (supplement may apply)
  • Return transfers to the cruise from the Lyon Station or Lyon Airport. 
  • 8-day river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom.
  • Round-trip itinerary with embarkation and disembarkation in Lyon.
  • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise.
  • On-board Concierge Service.
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) served in the Panorama-Restaurant.
  • Quality red and white wines from Europe's famous wine regions with every dinner on board.
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water.
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner.
  • Music programme every day in the bar by a pianist or by the Amadeus music group.
  • Complimentary use of on-board bicycles.
  • English language spoken on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking allowed only on the Sun Deck).
  • Wireless Amadeus audio guides by Quiet Vox for all excursions.
  • All port taxes and local taxes.


  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary gratuities to guide and drivers (recommendation €5 per person per day)

Prices subject to availability, based on two people sharing.

Amadeus Provence - Deckplan


Mozart Deck

Strauss Deck

Haydn Deck

Amadeus Balcony Suites (26.4m2 / 284 sq ft) with 'Walk-out' Exterior Balcony 

Mozart Deck - A1 & Strauss Deck B1 & B4 (17.5m2 / 188 sq ft) with Panoramic window with automatic drop-down to create a Juliet Balcony

Haydn Deck - C1 & C4 (16m2 / 172 sq ft) with a Picture Window (cannot be opened)

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