Thursday, August 18, 2011
has led the way in the river cruise industry for ten years. The company, willing to go the extra mile for each and every guest, offers commitment and innovation by continuing to build new luxurious ships, adding more amenities to their inclusive itineraries and seeking out exotic new locations for river cruising. During the ongoing improvement process, client feedback plays a critical role in delivering the best possible river cruise experience each and every day.
Now Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways has released its 2012 Brochure
. The beautiful new 128-page brochure details the line's extensive river cruise vacation itineraries, exciting new programs, specialty cruises and new vessels.
"AmaWaterways celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2012, a year which will mark a number of important developments and milestones at the company. We will not only operate 12 custom-designed vessels, but will expand our itineraries, excursions and amenities to deliver the finest river cruises available," says Rudi Schreiner, President AmaWaterways.
The 2012 Brochure sets forth extensive details about the AmaWaterways river cruise vacations on the Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhone rivers in Europe. In 2012, the line will feature a total of nine custom-built vessels in Europe, all featuring French balconies or twin balconies, and amenities such as complimentary in-room Internet, ship-wide Wi-Fi and guided bicycle tours.
Popular European itineraries commence in the spring with Tulip Time cruises on the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium. The new 164-passenger twin balcony MS AmaCerto will make its debut with a Tulip Time departure in April. Making its debut in France in the spring is the MS AmaDagio, marking the first time a luxurious AmaWaterways vessel will operate on the Rhone River.
The 2012 Brochure also details a number of new AmaWaterways programs and distinctions. Among them: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the prestigious gastronomic society with origins that date back to the Middle Ages. All AmaWaterways vessels in Europe are members of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the only river cruise line to hold that honor.
The brochure also sets forth cruise departures that include a visit to the Floriade World Horticultural Expo, a special event taking place every 10 years in the Netherlands. Also new for 2012 are exclusive "Culinary Delights — Bites and Sights" shore excursions, specially-crafted guided walking tours that explore the culinary heritage of Europe.
Additionally, the brochure includes an overview of the AmaWaterways 2012 specialty cruises, including "In Celebration of Wine" cruises on the Danube, Rhine — and for the first time — the Rhone River in France. Details about the 2012 "Jewish Heritage" cruises are set forth as well, including itineraries, dates and prices.
Beginning in 2012, the line will offer its popular Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia itineraries under a new "AmaVoyages" product line. AmaVoyages consist of river cruises and land programs that are separate and distinct from the AmaWaterways experience in Europe, but still of the highest caliber in the region. The brochure sets forth descriptions, dates and prices for the "Russian Waterways" program on the newly-redesigned MS AmaKatarina, and the "Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong" program featuring Mekong River cruises on MS La Marguerite and the brand-new MS AmaLotus. About AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways Included Features:
7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodations in an Outside Stateroom; Most staterooms with large French Balconies;Jewish Heritage Tours with specialized guides; Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary; Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hollywood Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations; Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms; Superb Dining with all Meals included on board; Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship; Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily; Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner; Special Highlights including Folklore, Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music; Use of Bicycles to explore on your own; Services of a Professional Cruise Manager; All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck); All Transfers included with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package; All local Taxes
AmaWaterways experienced a growth filled and award winning 2010. First their fleet is rapidly expanding while existing ships are retrofitted with the latest amenities and inventions; secondly AmaWaterways' unparalleled on-board services were fine tuned for the highest customer satisfaction, and lastly a slate of new itineraries and specialty programs and such as the Wine River Cruise, were explored and tested for possible addition to an already stellar product line. Such factors are why AmaWaterways won two Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly, an Award of Excellence form Luxury Travel Advisor, a Cruise Passenger Readers Choice Award in Australia for Best River Ship and was recognized for its Twitter account that put AmaWaterways on the list of "The Top 25 Online Cruise Vacation Influencers" by Influencers in Travel.
Award-winning AmaWaterways provides luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the world's great waterways. Founded in 2002 by cruise industry pioneer Rudi Schreiner, cruise line executive Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, founder of Brendan Vacations, AmaWaterways operates its innovative, custom-designed vessels on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Mosel rivers in Europe; the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia and the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia.
The AmaWaterways fleet in Europe features amenities such as spacious staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary "Twin Balconies"; plush down bedding, marble-appointed baths; complimentary high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi; first-run hit Hollywood movies; complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, complimentary bottled water; gourmet dining in multiple venues (MS AmaBella); nightly entertainment; complimentary small group shore excursions tailored to passengers' desired walking pace; guided bicycle tours and much more.
In 2011, AmaWaterways will introduce the new 161-passenger MS AmaVerde in Europe, the newly-redesigned 212-passenger MS AmaKatarina on the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia and the new 124-passenger MS AmaLotus on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, increasing its luxurious fleet of river cruise vessels to 12. For more information about AmaWaterways, go to
www.amawaterways.com or call 800-626-0126
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