AmaWaterways launched its 2019 Europe, Asia & Africa Brochure. Maintaining its commitment to innovation, the company will add three state-of-the-art ships to its fleet, host more than 60 wine cruises, provide enhanced wellness activities, and implement a new Exclusive Concierge Golf Program for AmaMagna guests.
“We are so excited to introduce some incredible new ships, amenities, and programs in 2019, providing even more opportunities for our guests to personalize their river cruise vacation,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “All our teams on board are whole-heartedly dedicated to the complete happiness of our guests and are committed to providing the most authentic and luxurious river cruise experience available today.”
Welcoming AmaDouro, AmaMagna, and AmaMora to European Fleet
The AmaMagna will begin sailing the Danube river in May 2019. At nearly twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships, the ship will offer more onboard amenities than ever before. Enhanced dining options include the Al Fresco Restaurant, Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant, and The Chef’s Table Restaurant. More activities will also be available, including an expansive Zen Wellness Studio, and Water Sports Platform, where complimentary tours will be offered on the Sundowner vessel.
AmaWaterways’ Concierge Golf Program, exclusive to AmaMagna, provides guests with the opportunity to golf in Hungary, Slovakia, was Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic. The Concierge Golf Program creates a golfing experience in which guests will be transported from the ship by Mercedes to the golf course. The Exclusive Concierge Golf Program is available on both the Romantic Danube and Melodies of the Danube itineraries from May to mid-October.
Expanding the company’s presence in Portugal, AmaDouro, carrying 102 guests, has been designed to showcase the UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley where she will join sister ship AmaVida. In addition, AmaWaterways is pleased to welcome 156-guest AmaMora, sister ship to AmaLea and AmaKristina, to the Rhine river.
New Activities and Onboard Amenities
While on AmaWaterways’ European fleet, guests will enjoy the line’s Wellness Program as they expand to feature on all European ships in 2019. Led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts, guests can join group exercise activities – including morning stretches, core strengthening, and resistance band workouts– complemented by healthy eating options and relaxation techniques taught on board.
In 2019 AmaWaterways will offer more than 60 hosted Wine Cruises that feature North American Wine Hosts. Onboard wine tasting and discussions will be offered, plus shore excursions to cellars and wineries, at no additional cost.
Immersive Travel Made Simple
New in 2019, AmaWaterways will offer an optional pre-cruise land extension for every cruise, with new ways to explore fascinating cities such as Amsterdam, Budapest, Lucerne, Munich, Zurich, and Reykjavik. Included excursions range from tours in Prague and Paris to exploring the countryside of Romania. In addition, AmaWaterways is adding new pre-cruise extensions in Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain prior to embarkation on its Taste of Bordeaux itinerary, as well as a post-cruise option in Rwanda, Africa, which may be added to each of its five Zambezi Queen itineraries on the Chobe River. The four-night Rwanda extension gives guests the opportunity to experience Kigali and Volcanoes National Park, which is home to Silverback Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys.
More shore excursions will also be available to guests traveling with AmaWaterways in 2019, with up to 20 complimentary options during a seven-night cruise.
“As our future and returning guests begin to make their travel plans for 2019, I can’t help but be excited on their behalf,” said Karst. “With three new ships, new additions on board and on land, we are offering the perfect immersive experience, customizable to deliver exactly what each guest is looking for in their vacation.”