Recently, in 2013, the coaches underwent renovations to bring them to a new level, with the upholstery custom made from the same mill in Scotland that had woven the fabric for the original Orient Express. The lamps and fixtures have been faithfully cast and modeled on the former Orient Express trains, brass luggage racks above the seats and inlaid wood on the walls complete the picture creating a rich atmosphere inside the coaches. Not to be mistaken for a conventional “Nostalgia” train, the Prestige Continental Express has been built on the foundation of modern dining cars from the Deutsche Bahn, complete with all the safety features and comforts, including modern Air Conditioning.
The train consists of three coaches; the Salon Bleu and the Rubis Noir, two dining cars with seats for 48 guests. Rounding out the train is the stylish Piano-bar, complete with live music during the day. The modern kitchen will pamper guest with exquisite meals prepared from the freshest local ingredients.