By AmaWaterways · March 2020
Award-winning AmaWaterways treats you to an unforgettable journey highlighted by exquisite regionally inspired cuisine, authentic included experiences and unparalleled service.
Travelers often speak of leaving a piece of themselves behind in cities that have made their hearts skip a beat. But on an award-winning AmaWaterways river cruise, you won’t ever return home with love lost. Instead, AmaWaterways makes it their personal mission to ensure your heart will grow while cruising legendary rivers through Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.
“Ama” means love – and AmaWaterways puts love in everything they do. It all starts with the warm hearts of their extraordinary crew, who welcome you aboard by whisking your luggage away so your vacation can officially begin. Before you know it, your friendly Cruise Manager has begun greeting you by name, your chef has your favorite omelet in the skillet and your waiter has brought your morning cup of coffee just the way you like it – because it fills their hearts to surprise and delight you.
When you’re ready to explore the world ashore, the most knowledgeable local guides take you to the heart of each destination and introduce you to the local culture on a variety of included excursions. Whether you prefer a gentle walking tour through a medieval town center, an active guided hike to a hilltop castle or an immersive Special Interest Tour such as a cooking demonstration or tasting, you’ll experience the best each city or village has to offer in the way that suits you best.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy – And Your Mind and Spirit Too
AmaWaterways also ensures that every guest can enhance their best self while on board. With a professional Wellness Host aboard their ships in Europe and on the Mekong River, you’ll find a variety of engaging wellness activities available. Join a group stretching class in the morning on the Sun Deck, or perhaps a dance class in the afternoon. Cardio and core strengthening options are also available, as are active wellness walks. While offerings vary based on your individual Wellness Host’s expertise, you will always be welcomed, no matter what your age or activity level, into a fun and friendly environment. And if you prefer a gentler approach to wellness, heated sundeck pools and massage rooms will help bring you back to a peaceful state of mind.
Your Floating Hotel Awaits
After the excursions earn your affection, your heart will swell as you’re warmly welcomed “back home” – because you’ve genuinely become a part of the AmaWaterways family. The Hotel Manager may hand you a refreshing chilled towel after your countryside bike ride or a hot herbal tea following your winter’s trip to a local Christmas Market, because your ultimate comfort is one of the line’s top priorities.
One of the most special parts of river cruising is indulging in delicious food from the region you’re sailing through. You’ll be treated on board – at every meal – to exquisite locally-sourced cuisine and artfully plated dishes created by passionate chefs. Lunches and dinners are paired with complimentary hand-selected wines, or beer or soft drinks if you prefer. And during one extraordinary evening on board, you’ll be treated to an exceptional multi-course tasting menu at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, the only venue of its kind on the rivers.
New for 2020
AmaWaterways offers exciting new Europe itineraries in 2020, each combining two rivers into one spectacular journey and both available aboard the line’s new AmaSiena. Discover the storybook atmosphere of Germany’s top-rated destinations on an unforgettable Treasures of the Main & Rhine river cruise. Würzburg, with its UNESCO-designated Residenz Palace, Bamberg with its famous smoked beer and Cologne’s awe-inspiring cathedral are among the treasures you’ll experience on the Main and Rhine rivers.
Alternatively, storybook castles and breathtaking landscapes await on a Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle river cruise. From charming Rüdesheim in Germany’s Rheingau wine region to quaint Bernkastel in the Riesling-rich Moselle Valley, guests are treated to a variety of enriching excursions. Combined with exquisite locally sourced cuisine, fine wines and unparalleled service, this cruise along two celebrated rivers is unforgettable.
In addition, there are two new optional land programs this year: a 3-night exploration of the beautiful French Riviera in Nice, France, offered as part of our Colors of Provence itinerary and a 3-night experience in Istanbul, Turkey, offered as part of a Gems of Southeast Europe cruise and land adventure.
Cruise with AmaWaterways in 2020 and fill your heart with “ama.” Contact your preferred travel advisor to receive exclusive savings and offers on select departures!
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