A-ROSA announces official name of new ship – A-ROSA SENA

A-ROSA River Cruises’ groundbreaking, eco-friendly new ship which sets sail in May 2022 is to be named A-ROSA SENA. The name Sena is taken from the Arabic language and means ‘beauty’.

The ship is currently under construction at the Concordia Damen shipyard near Rotterdam. She will start sailing on the Northern Rhine on 21 May 2022, with a seven-night cruise from Cologne visiting Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Antwerp.


The ship will feature an ‘E-Motion’ concept which is truly innovative and a first on the rivers. Its hybrid propulsion system combines a diesel engine and a separate electric engine, which is powered by batteries. This means that when approaching a port, the ship can switch to battery power, enabling it to arrive almost silently and emission-free.

What will she look like?

A-ROSA River Cruises has also released new renders of A-ROSA SENA to showcase its spacious and light-flooded room design. They include one of the seating areas on the sundeck at the front of the ship where guests can enjoy the river views, the elegant lobby which will welcome guests on board and the panorama lounge which will boast a stage and dance floor for guests to enjoy. A new video can also be found on A-ROSA’s YouTube channel here.

This will be the largest ship in the fleet and will be the first vessel on the Rhine to feature four decks, with a length of 135 metres and a width of 17.7 metres. She will have space for 280 passengers with five different cabin categories. A-ROSA SENA has been built from the outset with families and multi-generational groups in mind and will offer a range of impressive features such as a dedicated kids club room, family cabins sleeping up to five and a separate children’s pool.

For more information about A-ROSA, please head here.

So, what do you think of A-ROSA SENA?  She really does look something else!  Let me know in the comments and across social media. 

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