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Entered Service 1991 October 28th (as Asuka)
2006 March 12th (as Amadea)

Amadea was built in 1991 as Asuka for Asuka Cruise, the largest cruise ship ever constructed in Japan at that time. Specially designed for the Japanese market, she was the most luxurious ship in Asia for many years. In 2006 she was sold to Phoenix Reisen and renamed Amadea. After refurbishing in the shipyard in Yokohama, she sailed to Europe and started cruising for German passengers.

The ship is a more upscale and contemporary vessel compared to other ships in the Phoenix Reisen fleet. Carrying only about 600 passengers, she provides a spacious and exclusive feeling. There are good amount of open decks and plenty of intimate public rooms onboard. The interior decor is elegant with the use of pleasing colours and soft furnishings. In addition, many Japanese artwork is featured in the staircases and hallways. She is suitable for German passengers who want to have a cruise holiday on a modern ship with casual style, comfortable surroundings and attentive services.

Being the flagship of Phoenix Reisen, Amadea offers sailings which depart from Bremerhaven, Hamburg or Kiel in summer. World cruises are organized in winter every year which typically last for over 100 days. Major facilities onboard include two restaurants, lounges and bars, cinema, library, outdoor pool, golf court, gymnasium and spa, in which all of them offer a wide variety of activities every day.

Builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki (Japan)
Original Cost US$150 million
Registry Nassau, The Bahamas
Gross Tonnage 29008 tons
Length x Beam x Draft 192.8 x 24.7 x 7.1 (m), 632.5 x 81.0 x 23.3 (ft)
Speed 17 knots, 19 knots (maximum)
Passenger Decks 8
Number of Cabins
(Inside / Oceanview / Balcony)
306 (0, 190, 116)
(Standard Occupancy /
Full Occupancy)
612 / 630
Total Crew 280, European / Filipino
Navigation Officers German
IMO Number, Call Sign 8913162, C6VE9
Sister Ships /
History 1991-2006: Asuka (Asuka Cruise)
2006- : Amadea (Phoenix Reisen)

(Unless otherwise specified, information about Amadea in this virtual ship tour was correct at the time of publishing after the author visited the ship in March 2012. Cruise Wonderland would like to express our gratitude to Phoenix Reisen in organizing the ship tour for us.)

Click on different decks to view the details:
Deck 4 / Deck 5 / Deck 6 / Deck 7 / Deck 8 / Deck 9 / Deck 10 / Deck 11

Deck 4 (Neptun Deck)
Neptune Deck is the lowest deck for passengers. It is an accommodation deck with only oceanview cabins.

Each Outside Cabin (15 to 18 square meters) has two portholes (Deck 4) or a large window (Deck 5, Deck 6 and Deck 7), two lower beds in which one is sofa bed, two wardrobes, dresser with mirror and drawers, coffee table and chair, television, safe, refrigerator, minibar, air conditioning, a bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and toiletry items. Complimentary room services and daily fresh fruit are available. Some of these cabins are available for single occupancy, whereas some on Deck 6 and Deck 7 have additional upper berths for the third passenger.

Neptun Deck Forward Lift

Neptun Deck Hallway

Deck 5 (Saturn Deck)
Saturn Deck consists of oceanview cabins, the front desk, tours office and the main dining room. It is also the base of the atrium, which includes a mural spanning from Deck 6 to Deck 9 by the Japanese artist Noriko Tamura, called "Song of the Seasons".

Rezeption & Bordreisebüro:
The Reception & Shore Excursions Office is situated amidships. It is open 24 hours a day for all general
queries and tours booking. A ship model of Amadea is placed at the starboard side.

Saturn Deck Forward Staircase Rezeption & Bordreisebüro Rezeption

Vier Jahreszeiten Restaurant:
Located aft with ocean views on two sides, the Four Seasons Restaurant is the main dining room onboard. It is non-smoking and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in open seatings without reservations. Waiter services are provided in all meals, yet buffet breakfast is also available.

Vier Jahreszeiten Restaurant

Vier Jahreszeiten Restaurant

Saturn Deck Aft Staircase

Deck 6 (Orion Deck)
Orion Deck houses a theatre, a launderette, medical center, future cruise counter, boutiques, a bar as well as the main showlounge. Some oceanview cabins can be found at the forward end.

The Cinema at the forward of Deck 6 has a steeply tiered floor.
It screens a range of movies every day, and can also be used for lectures and group meetings.

The Self-Service Laundry is located forward. Washing machines and dryers are available for use at a small charge. Ironing facilities are also provided.

The well-equipped Medical Center at the forward end is led by an experienced German doctor and a nurse. Charges will be made for consultations.

Kino Kino Waschsalon

Hospital Orion Deck Aft Staircase Orion Deck Aft Staircase

Phoenix Counter:
Positioned at the starboard side of the aft staircase, the Phoenix Counter is the cruise sales office where passengers can pre-book their next voyage with an early-bird discount.

Shops can be found at the port side aft. They sell a variety of logo souvenirs, duty-free luxuries and essential travel items.

Phoenix Counter Boutiquen Boutiquen

Harry's Bar:
Positioned just in front of the showlounge, the cozy Harry's Bar is a popular drinking spot with live music from the band and the grand piano at night. It is decorated in the style of a contemporary gentlemen's club with burgundy leather chairs and many pop artworks.

Atlantik Show Lounge:
Spanning two decks, the aft Atlantic Show Lounge is the venue for most entertainment events, including evening production shows, musical performances, welcoming cocktail reception as well as different lectures. A large wooden dance floor is provided for social dancing. There is also a small bar at the port side.

Harry's Bar Harry's Bar Harry's Bar

Atlantik Show Lounge Atlantik Show Lounge Atlantik Show Lounge

Deck 7 (Promenaden Deck)
Promenade Deck comprises a number of public rooms at the stern, including the balcony level of the showlounge, a smoking room, a multi-purpose room, and the photo shop and gallery. Promenade-facing oceanview cabins are situated at the forward end.

Promenade (Jogging Pfad & Shuffleboards):
The open, teakwood Promenade wraps around the whole deck. It acts as the Jogging Path with 370 meters for one cycle, and is also the place for playing shuffleboards.

Foto Shop & Galerie:
The Photo Shop & Gallery is located at the starboard side aft. Passengers can view and purchase their own photographs displayed here, or produce a personalized cruise video. A selection of camera accessories are also offered.

Promenade Promenade (Shuffleboard) Foto Shop & Galerie

Havanna Club:
Named after Havana, the capital of Cuba, Havanna Club is a cigar room at the starboard side aft. It has an elegant ambience with the tasteful leather chairs and a stylish bar. Here guests can enjoy a good cigar or cognac with friends.

Jamaika Kursraum:
The Jamaica Room at the port side aft is an area for seminars and training programmes. It can also be reserved for private functions or used as a card room.

Atlantik Show Lounge Empore:
The Atlantic Show Lounge Gallery is the balcony level of the entertainment venue, with more seats that provide better sightlines.

Promenaden Deck Aft Staircase Promenaden Deck Aft Lifts Havanna Club

Jamaika Kursraum Atlantik Show Lounge Empore Atlantik Show Lounge Empore

Deck 8 (Lido Deck)
The buffet restaurant and swimming pool are positioned aft of Lido Deck. Some balcony cabins and a few suites can be found at the forward.

Amadea Restaurant:
The aft Amadea Restaurant is a more casual dining spot with ocean views on two sides. It offers self-service buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and also waiter-service dinner. Open seating policy is adopted and the menus are the same as those in the Four Seasons Restaurant.

Amadea Restaurant Amadea Restaurant Amadea Restaurant

Lido Terrasse & Lido Café:
Lido Terrace & Lido Café is the outdoor seating of the buffet restaurant, where guests can have their breakfast and lunch here under good weather. Like other German ships, bouillon is also served before lunch.

Pool & Whirlpool:
The seawater Swimming Pool and a small Whirlpool are positioned aft of Deck 8, surrounded by expansive open decks and sunbathing space. Poolside parties are often organized on sunny days.

Lido Terrasse & Lido Café Lido Terrasse & Lido Café Pool

Balcony Cabins (20 to 22 square meters) can be found on Deck 8 and Deck 9. Each of them has a private balcony with large sliding doors, two outdoor chairs and a table, plus all the amenities available in Outside Cabins. Guests in Balcony Cabins or higher grades enjoy additional privileges, including fresh flowers and a bottle of wine upon arrival, and separate boarding in German ports.

Five Junior Suites are located at the forward of Deck 8 (30 to 56 square meters) and more can be found on Deck 10 (24 to 29 square meters). Each of them has large balcony, a double bed which can be separated on request, an additional sofa, a lounge area, and all other basic amenities available in lower grade cabins.

Deck 9 (Jupiter Deck)
Jupiter Deck is composed the library, a table tennis room, a disco, an outdoor bar, together with some of the largest suites. The bridge is situated forward of this deck.

The well-stocked Library is situated at the starboard side aft. It has an elegant fireplace and a wide range of books available for borrow.

Japanisches Zimmer "Asuka" / Tischtennis:
The Japanese Room "Asuka" was originally a tea ceremony room matted with tatami, the traditional type of Japanese flooring. After the ship's renovation in 2011, now it becomes a room for playing
table tennis.

Jupiter Deck Aft Staircase Japanisches Zimmer Asuka / Tischtennis Jupiter Deck Hallway
Bibliothek Bibliothek Bibliothek

Kopernikus Bar:
Named after the Polish astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus, the Kopernikus Bar at the port side aft has an astrological theme. Being a night club and discotheque, the bar is popular with its large dance floor and a good selection of beer.

Jupiter Bar:
The aft Jupiter Bar has outdoor seating and can overlook the Lido Terrace and Swimming Pool one deck below. Drinks and refreshments are offered.

Kopernikus Bar Kopernikus Bar Jupiter Deck Hallway
Lido Terrasse Pool & Whirlpool Jupiter Bar

Twelve Suites (32 to 34 square meters) are located amidships on this deck. Each of them is named after a famous musician. Each has a large balcony with both window and sliding doors, a larger living area, a walk-in closet, plus all basic cabin amenities. Additional features for guests in Suites and Royal Suites include two pairs of binoculars in each cabin, special cosmetic sets in bathroom, free laundry, and free beauty treatment for once.

Two Royal Suites (70 square meters) are the largest accommodation onboard, known as Eigner-Suite (917) and Kaiser-Suite (918). Each of them has a separate bedroom, a large bathroom with sea views, a guest toilet, a large living area with sofas and coffee table, more closet and drawer space, a wide private balcony and all basic features found in other cabins.

Deck 10 (Panorama Deck)
Panorama Deck is the highest deck with indoor public rooms and cabins. From forward to aft, there are an observation lounge, the Internet corner, a couple of Junior Suites and the expansive spa area.

Vista Lounge & Vista Bar:
The forward Vista Lounge is located just above the bridge which enjoys panoramic views on three sides. It is a nice place to relax, read a book, listen to classical music or enjoy a drink from the Vista Bar. A ship model of Albatros is placed at its entrance.

Internet Café:
The Internet Café is positioned at the starboard side in the Vista Lounge. Internet connection is available through the four workstations at a charge.

Vista Lounge

Vista Lounge Vista Lounge
Vista Lounge Vista Bar Internet Café

Amadea Spa (Fitness Bereich / Friseur & Beauty Salon / Massage / Saunen / Dampfbad / Ruhe Bereich):
The aft, spacious Amadea Spa was completely renovated in 2011. The Fitness Area at the starboard side has much exercise equipment with large oceanview windows, whereas the Hair & Beauty Salon offers haircutting, hairstyling and various beauty treatments. There are also several massage rooms, a Finnish sauna, a bio sauna, a steam bath, changing rooms, as well as the aft-facing Rest Area with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Amadea Spa

Amadea Spa (Fitness Bereich)

Amadea Spa (Friseur & Beauty Salon)

Amadea Spa (Rezeption) Amadea Spa (Finnische Sauna) Amadea Spa (Bio Sauna)
Amadea Spa (Ruhe Bereich) Amadea Spa (Eisbrunnen) Lido Terrasse

Named as "Thalasso" (139) and "Ayurveda" (140), two Spa Junior Suites (39 square meters) are located just in front of the aft staircase and near the Amadea Spa. They are similar to other Junior Suites on Deck 8 and Deck 10, but each has a larger cabin size and an extra heated whirlpool in the private balcony. Guests also receive free beauty treatment for once during the cruise.

Deck 11 (Sonnen Deck)
With a midship golf court, the Sun Deck is the highest deck which can only be reached by stairs. The forward Ausguck is the crow's nest which is ideal for observation, whereas adequate sunbathing space is provided amidships and at the aft end.



Midship Sonnen Deck

Golf Garten & Golfabschlag:
The 9-hole Golf Garden with putting greens is situated amidships of the Sun Deck and a small Teeing Ground is located one deck above. There is also a golf net for beginners' practice. Different types of golf clubs are provided for players.

Positioned just forward of the Golf Garden, the Golf Bar offers a variety of drinks and refreshments.

Golf Garten Golf Garten Golfbar
Aft Sonnen Deck Aft Sonnen Deck Lido Terrasse

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