A-Rosa’s new hybrid river ship, which will be able to switch to battery power when approaching its destination, will now be delivered in March 2022 – almost a year later than originally planned.
The line’s innovative "E-Motion" ship had been due for delivery in May 2021.
However, A-Rosa confirmed on Thursday (20 August) delivery had been pushed back owing to supply chain disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The ship is currently under construction at the Severnav shipyard in Romania, with its interior due to be completed at the Concordia Damen shipyard in the Netherlands.
Its first departures are now planned for April 2022, when the ship will sail the Northern Rhine.
A-Rosa’s E-Motion concept will allow the ship to switch to battery power when approaching a city to arrive emission-free; the ship can also be charged overnight via shore power connection.
The ship itself has been designed for multi-generational cruise parties: features include 28sq/m cabins sleeping up to five, with some large balcony cabins; a dedicated kids’ club and separate children’s pool next to the main sundeck pool; a separate suite area; and various restaurant options.