Delivery of E-Motion river cruise ship delayed

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Image: A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH

Germany’s A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH reports that delivery of its innovative new E-Motion river cruise vessel, originally planned for May 2021, has been postponed until March 2022 as a result of disruption to the supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ship’s E-Motion concept will allow the ship to switch to battery power when approaching a city and arrive emission-free and to then be charged overnight by shore power connection.

The vessel is currently under construction at the Severnav shipyard in Romania. The interior will be completed at the Concordia Damen shipyard in the Netherlands.

The first departures are now planned for April 2022 on the Northern Rhine.

The new ship has been designed specifically to cater for the multigenerational market. It will have a range of new features including spacious 28 square meter cabins sleeping up to five people, a dedicated kids’ club room and a separate children’s pool next to the main pool on the sun deck.

The ship also features large balcony cabins, a separate suite area and various different restaurant areas.

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