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  • 2019 April 2 10:07

    A-ROSA signs contract with Concordia Damen for river cruise vessel

    River Cruise specialist A-ROSA has signed a contract with Concordia Damen for a newbuild River Cruise Vessel. The new ship, which will be delivered spring 2021, will operate in the northern Rhine region, including trips from Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bruges. The innovative River Cruise vessel will take A-ROSA’s city trip concept to the next level of leisure and sustainability.
     
    “With this we will usher in a new era of travel that offers the perfect blend of experience and relaxation. With a length of 135 metres, a width of 17.7 metres and a fourth deck, it offers more space, not only to meet the expectations of our clients, but to exceed them. With Concordia Damen we have found the ideal partner for this project because it is a traditional, and at the same time, innovative shipyard that stands for quality and reliability,” said Jörg Eichler, managing director of A-ROSA.

    In total, the vessel will present 140 cabins, including two-person cabins (21m2) with a balcony and separate living and sleeping areas.

    To cater for the entire family, the vessel will feature a number of generous family cabins, 28m2. On the sun deck, next to a large, adult swimming pool, will be a smaller, children’s pool with shallow water. The design also features a separate children’s eating area in the restaurant so young guests can dine with their friends.

    For adult guests, in addition to a high quality restaurant serving five course meals, there will be a spa and wellness area with sauna, whirlpool, ice grotto, heat bench and treatment rooms.

    The staff receive their own generously spaced cabins along with, for the first time, their own rest and relaxation area where they can unwind before and after working hours.

    Concordia Damen Managing Director Simon Provoost said, “Concordia Damen has invested time and energy into the river cruise market since the beginning of our joint venture and we are delighted that this has led to a contract with A-ROSA. Our work on innovations such as zero emissions battery propulsion, hull optimisation and air lubrication finds a natural resonance with such a forward thinking client. We fully understand A-ROSA’s philosophy in building this new type of river cruise vessel with increased passenger entertainment and we are looking forward to applying our knowledge and skills to the challenges presented. I’d like to extend my gratitude to A-ROSA for placing their trust in Concordia Damen to build this vessel and to assure them we will be putting every effort into realising a successful project for them.”

    SVP sales & marketing Damen Cruise Andrea Trevisan said, “We are extremely happy to be welcoming a prestigious client like A-ROSA with the first River Cruise contract by the Damen Shipyards Group. The contract is another example of the cohesive proposition of Damen Cruise to the industry with newbuilding of both ocean and river-going cruise ships and its dedicated maintenance and upgrade services.”

    Damen Shipyards Group
    Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

    Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

    Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

    For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, winches, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.

    Damen Cruise
    Damen Cruise represents a comprehensive, full lifecycle proposition, supporting the sustainable global growth of the cruise industry. Damen Cruise strives to support the success of its partners with a long-term, sustainable view and a suite of products and services that ranges from the newbuilding of ocean, coastal and river cruise vessels to globally distributed maintenance and upgrade services.

    Concordia Damen
    Concordia Damen’s core business is designing and building inland waterway vessels with an innovative and economic profile. Down-to-earth-management enables us to successfully build vessels worldwide. Besides shipbuilding, we are a reputable shipbroker and manage a fleet of inland navigation vessels. Since the founding of the company, Concordia Damen has delivered more than 140 vessels with very different specifications to ship owners in the Netherlands and all over the world. High quality, innovation and efficient shipbuilding is the Concordia Damen trademark. Concordia Damen see changes coming, understand what they mean and can thereby process quickly and effectively in its service.




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