The MS Primadonna is the second largest cruise ship on the Danube. Experience the elegance of the MS Primadonna, with spacious decks, spa facilities, restaurant, bar, atrium and much more, on a cycling holiday without hotel changes! The Primadonna will await you at your destination every day.
To the East of Vienna there are very beautiful cycling paths and many interesting things to discover. The Danube Bend - aka the Hungarian Switzerland - or the Donauauen National Park are only two examples.
You can also feel free to spend some of your day stages on board, where you can enjoy the Jacuzzi on the outdoor deck or in the spa area, which is equipped with Jacuzzi, sauna, Kneipp water-treading basin, etc. All meals on this Austrian cruise line are freshly cooked and have a particular emphasis on regional and organic products.
Friday - Passau - Schlögen
Individual arrival at Passau. Embarkation from 15 h to 18.30 h pm. Welcome snack. Transfer from the parking spot to the ship.
Saturday - cycling tour Schlögen – Linz (55 km)
Distribution of bicycle rentals at Schlögen Bend in the morning. Individual cycling tour through the uninhabited narrow valley near Kaiserau to Ottensheim and further on to Linz (European Capital of Culture 2009).
Sunday - cycling tour Tulln – Vienna (36 or rather 52 km)
Individual visit museum of Egon Schiele and garden exhibition (with 65 gardens) in Tulln.
Followed by a cycle tour from Tulln (“city of flowers”), with a wonderful view on the foothills of the Viennese Wood (Wiener Wald), past Klosterneuburg (monastery – Austrian Escorial) to Vienna. Individual sightseeing in Vienna or rather city tour by bike (95 % on cycle tracks / description available on board).
After dinner, starts at 20.30 h a guided city tour by bus “Vienna by night”.
Monday - cycling tour Komárom – Esztergom (56 km)
Depart from Komárom, cycling on the left bank through small, dreamy places on the very beautiful, car-free causeway, partially directly along the Danube past Mo?a to Esztergom.
Tuesday - sightseeing in Budapest / cycling roundtrip on the island “Margareteninsel” (22 km)
In the morning city tour by bus in Budapest directly from the boat landing station (length approx. 3,5 hrs with a stay of approx. 1,5 hrs in the city centre & transfer back to the MS Primadonna).
In the afternoon possibility for a round trip by bike on the 8 km long car-free island Margareten in Budapest.
Wednesday - sightseeing in Bratislava & cycling tour Bratislava – Devin – Bratislava (33 km)
Guided city tour through the historical centre of Bratislava.
Afterwards on the Danube cycling route to Devin/national memorial of Slovakia. Cross the new cycling bridge to Austria, to the magnificent palace of the Empress Maria Theresia, castle Hof (significant Baroque gardens, staterooms, etc.) and back to Bratislava.
Thursday - cycling tour Krems – Pöchlarn (48 km)
Along the Danube cycling path in the Wachau from Krems (UNESCO world cultural heritage) via Dürnstein to Melk (monastery) and further on to Pöchlarn.
Friday - disembarkation / Passau
Arrival in Passau at around 8 am – After breakfast (at approx. 9 am) bus transfer to the main train station or to the car parking lot (if booked).
Your luxurious cruise ship.
The luxurious cruise liner, the only one on the Danube to fly the Austrian flag, was built in Germany in 1998 and underwent a general overhaul in 2009. The spacious facilities – the hotel hall is 60 meters long – is a lively place to meet people and socialise and includes the panoramic restaurant “Primo Gusto”, the panoramic bar “Primavera”, the Danube arena “Prima Vista” and the theatre “Primo Teatro”. There is air conditioning on the entire ship (and are individually adjustable in the cabins). The second largest Danube cruise ship is 113.5 meters long and 17,4 meters wide. The architecture makes a stay on the MS Primadonna a first class experience, with the interesting double hull design (catamaran), the 9 meter high bow vitrification, as well as a glass floor at the reception, which draws one’s attention to the underwater world.
There are a Jacuzzi, sun chairs and cosy seating arrangements on the outdoor deck. The spa area offers a large, indoor Jacuzzi, a Kneipp water-treading basin and a sauna.
Massages are available by advance reservation.
All 80 Cabins on the MS Primadonna are outside cabins with individually adjustable air conditioning, with shower and toilet, hair dryer, television, telephone, safe, mini-bar and spacious wardrobes.
The main deck cabins are approx. 11,5 m2 and are equipped with a small, unopenable porthole (cabins on main deck ASTERN: approx. 9,5 m² - bunk bed – ideal for single use). The spacious cabins on the upper and promenade decks are approx. 16,5 m2 and are equipped with a balcony with bench seat and writing desk.
Sophisticated, international standard with specialities of the Danube countries, especially Viennese cuisine. The meals are prepared primarily with organic ingredients. In the morning, there is an American breakfast buffet with an organic food corner. For lunch, there is a light, 3-course menu or a packed lunch for cyclers. In the evening there is a 4-course. In late afternoon, we offer tea or coffee and cake. Additionally we offer a “Primadonna snack” in late evening.
> Timetable and program are subject to changes by the 1st captain due to regional conditions (among other things high or low water, adverse weather, storms, etc.)
> It is possible to take your own bicycle (free-of-charge). This is at your own risk – we can assume no liability for possible damages on privately owned bicycles for the entirety of the cruise.
Friday, 21th September till Friday, 28th September 2018
Friday, 25th May till Friday, 1st July 2018
Friday, 20th July till Friday, 27th July 2018
Friday, 3nd August till Friday 10th August 2018
Friday, 10th August till Friday, 17th August 2018
|Low Season||Main Season|
2-Bed cabin main deck ASTERN
2-Bed cabin main deck
2-Bed cabin upperdeck
2-Bed cabin promenade deck
> Cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau incl. all harbour fees
> 7 nights in a double cabin with SHW/WC/TV/AC in the booked category
- welcome snack on arrival day
- daily American breakfast buffet
- daily 3-course lunch or packed lunch for cyclers
- daily afternoon coffee/tea and cake
- daily 4-course dinner
- daily midnight snack
> all harbour dues
> one partial-body massage (à 20 min.) and a traditional shave per cabin
> daily personal route information for the following cycling day
> detailed route description & cycling maps
> City tour by Bus “Vienna by night”
> City tour by Bus in Budapest
> Guided Tour Bratislava (by foot)
Surcharges for single cabin usage in % on the base price
main deck ASTERN
+ 0% surcharge
+ 50% surcharge
upper- & promenade deck
|+ 75% surcharge|
- rental bike (7- or 21-gears with saddlebag) 68 €
- rental e-bike (21-gears with saddlebag) 150 €
- fenced-in parking space in Passau & transfer to/from the ship
(max. 2 people – 1 parking space)
on the outskirts/unattended private ground 35 €
transfer of additional people or transfer only 12 €
- arrival by train (& return) from every German station
free choice of train incl. ICE / 2nd class
incl. transfer to/from ship (fixed times) 106 €