AMAWATERWAYS’ MS AMADAGIO has been named to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 list of Top 20 River Cruise Ships. The ranking in the newly created river ship category is part of the publication’s 11th annual compilation of the world’s top passenger cruise ships.
The results were tabulated from the votes of thousands of Conde Nast Traveler readers who participated in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Survey. The top 20 river cruise ships were determined from combined scores in seven categories: itineraries/schedule, shore excursions, crew/service, cabins, food/dining, activities/facilities and design/layout.
“We are very pleased to be included in this list of the top river cruise ships, especially from such a selective readership. The fact that Conde Nast Traveler has added a river cruise category to their annual compilation of the world’s top cruise ships highlights the growing importance of the river cruise industry,” said Rudi Schreiner, President of AMAWATERWAYS.
The 150-passenger AMADAGIO is part of a fleet that has changed the face of river cruising. Making its debut in 2006, the AMADAGIO features French balconies; spacious 170 sq. ft. staterooms and 255 sq. ft. suites; complimentary Internet and first-run Hollywood movies in staterooms and Wi-Fi throughout the vessel; a fitness room, sauna, massage, hair and beauty salon; elevators; walking track on Sun Deck plus a fleet of bicycles for passengers to use on their own or on complimentary guided bicycle tours. Passengers aboard the AMADAGIO enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner; complimentary bottled water and specialty coffees; daily shore excursions tailored to desired walking pace, plus nightly onboard entertainment. For a full review, see AMADAGIO.
In 2011, AMAWATERWAYS will operate 12 custom-designed vessels in Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. The line will introduce the new 161-passenger MS AMAVERDE in Europe, featuring twin balconies (a step-out balcony and a French balcony); the newly-redesigned 212-passenger MS AMAKATARINA on the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia, featuring balconies in more than 70 percent of her staterooms and the new 124-passenger MS AMALOTUS on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, featuring balconies in more than 90 percent of her staterooms.