ABOUT OUR SHIP
length: 53 m
width: 8 m
capacity: up to 280 seats
72 seats and 8 chaise lounges
HISTORY OF LOĎ PIVOVAR (THE BREWERY SHIP)
1962 – 1998 SANSSOUCI
The original look of SANSSOUCI with a small pilothouse.
It was manufactured in Magdeburg in Edgar André shipyard as a Potsdam’s White fleet’s flagship and is one of eight identical marine vessels of POET SHIP CLASS made in this workshop between 1961 – 1963.
The ship was named by a rococo palace in Potsdam called SANSSOUCI which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1990 and is often considered a German competition of French Versailles.
A capacity of this 53 m long and 8.08 m wide ship reached up to 725 passengers when it was built, although later it was lowered to 550. During its operation in Potsdam, its original and quite small pilothouse was also renovated.
SANSSOUCI and its sister ship called Cecilienhof were designated for special occasions and important cruises between Potsdam and Brandenburg. It stayed in this location until 1994 when it was offered for sale due to high maintenance costs.
Afterwards, it was anchored in Berlin where it served as a restaurant and an entertainment ship before it was renovated and renamed in 1998.
1998 – 2004 ADLER QUEEN
After the renovation in 1998, SANSSOUCI and its two sister vessels from the White Fleet – Fritze Bollman and Bertolt Brecht, became part of the Adler Schiffe ship company.
Thus, under a unified brand and with new names, ADLER QUEEN (Sanssouci), Adler Steamer (Fritze Bollman) and Adler River (Bertolt Brecht) provided the transport on cross-border cruises on the Oder river between Poland and Germany.
After the duty free zone introduction and thanks to Poland joining the UE, ADLER QUEEN was then sold to Hamburg.
2004 – 2015 CLASSIC QUEEN
Classic Queen Hamburk
Since 2004, the ship operated in Hamburg under the name CLASSIC QUEEN and was known particularly as a cruise and entertainment ship with a musical program – various concerts, events, celebrations and parties took place there. Back then, its capacity reached to around 400 people.
The ship cruised the Hamburg waters for almost 11 years and then, in 2015, it was offered for sale by its then private operator.
2015 LOĎ PIVOVAR (THE BREWERY SHIP)
Loď Pivovar (THE BREWERY SHIP) PraGUE
CLASSIC QUEEN was bought by businessman Vojtěch Ryvola who had it completely renovated in Děčín shipyard and had it adapted to a restaurant with its own brewery. Thanks to this unique project, at the end of 2016, the ship was anchored by the Prague riverside and was called LOĎ PIVOVAR (THE BREWERY SHIP).