With the launch of the new AmaSonata and AmaReina scheduled to debut in 2014 — both of which will be sister ships to the immensely popular AmaCerto — river cruise operator AmaWaterways is sailing along with its program of steady growth and innovative new features.
One such feature being given additional attention in 2013 and 2014 is the line’s successful theme cruise options. This year, AmaWaterways is offering a staggering 21 departures of its popular “In Celebration of Wine” theme cruises, along with four Jewish Heritage sailings.
Guests looking to sail along Portugal’s Douro River this October can look forward to two Harvest Wine Cruises that highlight the best of the acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Douro River Valley. To top it off, celebrity Chef Bob Blumer will bring his passion for food and cooking to guests sailing aboard AmaVida’s October 22, 2013 voyage along the Douro.
On April 22, 2013, AmaCerto will host a special “Tulips and Jazz” cruise produced by Jazzdagen Tours that features two complimentary Jazz performances on each and every evening.
Lovers of chocolate will likely want to circle April 28, 2014 on their calendars, as AmaCerto hosts a chocolate-themed sailing down the Danube as part of the line’s popular “Romantic Danube” itineraries. Onboard, the sailing will feature host Norman Love of Norman Love Confections, who creates artisan, handcrafted gourmet chocolates.
If you like to linger a little longer following your river cruise, beginning in 2014 AmaWaterways will offer a second optional land extension that will be available to guests booking the line’s “Provence & Spain” itineraries, and will include two nights in Marseille, France. Why stay longer? For the majority of guests, travel to Europe represents a significant time and financial contribution; with airfare costs at their highest levels in years, it can pay to maximize your time aboard.
Chocolate, wine, extended stays in Europe, how sweet life is!
More information on AmaWaterways, its fleet and itineraries can be found by visiting our complete company overview here on River Cruise Advisor.