Burt Wolf, host of Travels and Traditions PBS TV Show, hosted what he calls his Grand European River Cruise Tour series with AmaWaterways, the premier river cruise line in the travel industry. The six-part TV series covers large swaths of the Continent by visiting Holland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria and Hungary along the Rhine, Danube, Rhone and Mosel Rivers. AmaWatereways is currently operating 15 luxury river cruise ships around the world and has just announced new itineraries in Northern France from Paris to Normandy on the Seine River.
In the first video below Burt Wolf gives the audience of bit of personal history. His travel show is syndicated on PBS TV stations throughout the United States and around the world by Internet. His ability to bring the local history and culture into the mix with humor and panache is what makes his Travels and Traditions shows so popular.
Burt Wolf, Why and How Do I Travel as Kicks off His Grand European River Cruise Tours with AmaWaterways
Cochem, Germany to Luxembourg, Part 1 of 2
Cochem, Germany to Luxembourg, Part 2 of 2
Amsterdam, Holland to Cologne, Germany, Part 1 of 2
Amsterdam, Holland to Cologne, Germany, Part 2 of 2
Cologne, Germany to Zell, Germany, Part 1 of 2
Cologne, Germany to Zell, Germany, Part 2 of 2
Lyon, France to Arles, Part 1 of 2
Lyon, France to Arles, Part 2 of 2
Melk, Austria to Budapest, Hungary, Part 1 of 2
Melk, Austria to Budapest, Hungary, Part 2 of 2
Nuremberg, Germnay to Linz, Austria, Part 1 of 2
Nuremberg, Germany to Linz, Austria, Part 2 of 2
AmaWaterways is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by looking back on an award winning 2011 which saw their fleet expanded to 14 of the most luxurious river cruise ships in the industry. In 2012 they will add the AmaCerto, with a host of amazing new design features, and the Zambezi Queen, which will ply the waters of the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park during AmaWaterways African Safaris and Wildlife River Cruises.
While adding new ships every year, AmaWaterways is always retrofitting existing ships with the latest amenities, upgrades and inventions. With a commitment to bring the best in river cruise vacations, AmaWaterways' has always and will always lead the way in unparalleled on-board services that are constantly fine-tuned for the highest customer satisfaction. These factors, combined with a slate of new itineraries and specialty programs such as extremely popular Wine River Cruises, which were launched in 2010, had made AmaWaterways the front runner in this burgeoning new segment of the travel business.
Over the years AmaWaterways garnered a number of Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly, picked up 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 (AmaBella); nightly entertainment; complimentary small group shore excursions tailored to passengers' desired walking pace; guided bicycle tours and much more.
In 2011 AmaWaterways introduced the new 161-passenger AmaVerde in Europe, the newly-redesigned 212-passenger AmaKatarina on the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia and the new 124-passenger AmaLotus on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, increasing its luxurious fleet of river cruise vessels to 14 after the 2012 addition of the AmaCerto and Zambezi Queen.
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
For more info about river cruising with AmaWaterways in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa go to www.AmaWatewaysPR.com