AmaWaterways Launches 2014 Brochure

AmaWaterways has unveiled next year’s Europe, Russia, Africa and Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong lineup in its newly published 2014 Brochure.

AmaWaterways announces its 2013 lineup of speakers for its popular "In Celebration of Wine" theme cruises. Photo courtesy of AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways is preparing for another great year of river cruising in 2014. Photo courtesy of AmaWaterways

There’s a lot to like in this 157-page glossy brochure that reads like a veritable river cruising wish list. Next year, AmaWaterways will welcome AmaSonata and AmaReina into the fleet, both of which are sister ships to the line’s highly successful AmaCerto. Capable of carrying just 164 guests, AmaSonata will enter service along the Danube, operating the line’s popular Tulip Time Cruise, Melodies of the Danube, The Romantic Danube, Blue Danube Discovery, Legendary Danube, Magnificent Europe, and Danube Christmas Time Cruise itineraries.

AmaReina, on the other hand, will operate the weeklong Enchanting Rhine itinerary for AmaWaterways.

The stern of the brand-new AmaCerto, as seen in Regensburg, Germany. Photo © 2012 Aaron Saunders

The stern of the brand new AmaCerto, as seen in Regensburg, Germany. Photo © 2012 Aaron Saunders

New for 2014 are what the line has dubbed Limited Edition Tours, a collection of experiences ashore that are designed around a specific topic. Next year, these will include everything from culinary themed tours to special guided bike tours, and are provided complimentary for all guests looking for an alternative to the line’s regularly scheduled programs ashore.

Two new land programs will also offer guests the ability to extend their time in Europe, with the addition of two nights in Marseille, France or three nights in Barcelona, Spain on the line’s Provence and Spain sailings.

AmaWaterways is also bolstering its complimentary offerings for next year, which will be expanded to include unlimited fine wines, beer and soft drinks served with every lunch and dinner on the line’s European-based vessels, excluding the AmaKatarina in Russia.

AmaWaterays new "Rivers & Rails of Africa" itinerary will include a journey aboard the classic Rovos Rail luxury train. Photo courtesy of Rovos.

AmaWaterays new “Rivers & Rails of Africa” itinerary will include a journey aboard the classic Rovos Rail luxury train. Photo courtesy of Rovos.

Quite possibly some of the most breathtaking enhancements for next year have been reserved for the line’s African Safari river cruises. In 2014, AmaWaterways will begin offering a 15-day Rivers and Rails of Africa itinerary that features two nights aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail train in addition to stays at luxurious safari-style resorts throughout Africa. This is coupled with a journey along the Chobe River aboard the line’s Zambezi Queen.

More information on AmaWaterways, its fleet and itineraries, can be found by viewing our complete AmaWaterways profile here on River Cruise Advisor.

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