About Phoenix Reisen
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
The M/S Alena was commissioned in 2018 as a sister ship to M/S Asara which was built in 2017. Just like her river sister, the M/S Alena is able to accommodate up to 190 guests on four decks. The ship offers a tasteful and luxurious ambience with spacious lounges and a sundeck with pool and seating areas.
Life on Board
On board you will experience a quiet, cozy and informal atmosphere without a strict clothing standard. For the traditional captain's dinner, guests are invited to dress a little more elegant. But also for this event evening wear can be left at home. Live music on the dance night and light entertainment with board and card games will make your cruise a relaxing experience. Light-flooded, stylish and elegantly designed rooms ensure a pleasant ambience on board. The board language is German.
The comfortable and stylishly furnished outside cabins are mostly equipped with large panoramic windows that can be opened to a French balcony. Only the cabins on the Neptundeck have small windows that can not be opened. Depending on the category, the cabins are between 12 and 17 square meters in size. All cabins invite you to feel comfortable on board and are equipped with shower/WC, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV (flat screen), radio, minibar, safe, telephone and small daily newspaper and 230 V AC.
Food and Beverages
On board you can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet as well as delicious lunch and dinner in the form of multi-course meals. The experienced kitchen and service team will spoil you on board the M/S Alena with all the amenities that the kitchen has to offer. If you wish you can also participate in the afternoon coffee and lunch snack. In addition, there is the captain's reception and captain's dinner with a festive menu.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
In general the atmosphere on board of the MS Alena is rather quiet. During the trip, you can look forward to regular dance parties with live music. A selection of books, board games and card games are at free disposal for every guest. The onboard Sauna provides everything you desire for your physical and mental relaxation.
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and it’s people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board.
If you travel on a comfortable and modern river cruise ship on the Mosel and Rhine and want to experience culinary highlights as well as a rather calm entertainment you are just right on board of the M/S Alena.