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 Sofia has been part of the Phoenix fleet for many years and offers a classic mid-range river experience. The friendly Bulgarian ship crew will spoil you with good food and excellent service. The sundeck with pool invites you to relax and sunbathe. On board you will also find a panoramic bar or the piano bar where you can comfortably end the evening or two. During the day, the reading corner in the piano bar provides further opportunities for retreat. For wellness lovers, M/S Sofia offers a sauna, as well as a hairdresser and a massage parlor. 130 passengers can be accommodated on the approx. 113 m long ship.
Life on Board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the M/S Sofia s is cozy and informal with a classic ambience. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here either. Regional events, live music and light entertainment will make your trip an all-round successful river experience. Board language is German, currency is Euro. Girocard as well as VISA and MasterCard are also accepted.
The twin cabins are between 10 m² and 11 m² in size and located on the outside. Functionally but comfortably furnished, all cabins offer shower / WC, separate washbasin in the cabin, hair dryer, adjustable air supply, TV, radio, telephone, small daily newspaper and voltage 230 V AC. Many cabins have an extra bed, which can be turned down to a cozy sitting area during the day. Depending on the deck, the cabins on the Europadeck have small windows, on the main deck there are large windows to open (except cabins 256-259).
Food and Beverages
On board the M/S Sofia all-inclusive board will be offered. Enjoy a rich breakfast buffet, multi-course lunches and dinners, as well as afternoon coffee / tea and midnight snacks. The experienced and friendly kitchen and service team will spoil you with good European cuisine. House wines, beers, soft drinks such as coke, lemonade, mineral water, juices and coffee / tea are included daily from 08:00 to 24:00. The traditional captain's reception, offered on many trips, as well as the captain's dinner with a festive menu complete the culinary offer.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
On board a selection of books, board and card games is at your disposal. Regular dance evenings with live music are offered. Also wellness lovers are in good hands on board the M/S Sofia. Sauna, hairdresser and massage (currently for a fee) invite you to relax. From the spacious sundeck with a small pool you have a wonderful view over the passing river landscape.
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. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to travel on the river in a classic atmosphere and enjoy the beauty of the Danube, then you are just right on board M/S Sofia.