Here are some of the reasons AMA Waterways thinks you should travel with them:
“Our mission is to deliver an exceptional vacation experience with everlasting memories onboard our elegant vessels. Our ships are the top river ships cruising Europe‘s legendary rivers and the Russian waterways. Your holiday is as important to us as it is to you.
We will do our best to provide superior service to ensure your river cruise experience is a most pleasurable one. We continuously enhance our cruise programs and activities to make sure they are of the highest quality in each of our ports of call throughout Europe, Portugal and Russia.
The common language onboard our European vessels is English. Many of our staff is Hungarian and Slovakian; however, there are also several Austrians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Dutch, Germans, Portuguese, Romanians and Swiss employees with English as their common language. In Russia, aboard the MS TOLSTOY, our staff is mostly Russian and Ukrainian. Most of our passengers are American, Canadian and Australian.
We offer a full program of daily included shore excursions, as well as entertainment and educational options. This is your vacation, so it is always your decision to either join the excursions or to relax onboard and let the wonderful scenery float by. Our ships feature state-of-the-art public areas with great art work, new amenities and services, exquisitely decorated staterooms and gourmet dining; all of which provide an unparalleled cruise vacation. We pride ourselves on setting the standards in European river cruising.”
“Award-winning European river cruise operator AMAWATERWAYS continues to lead the way in river cruising in 2009, with new ships, new itineraries and new accolades for its innovative product.
AMAWATERWAYS has redefined European river cruising since its founding in 2002 (as Amadeus Waterways) by river cruise industry pioneer, Rudi Schreiner, cruise industry executive Kristin Karst, and former owner of Brendan Worldwide Vacations, Jimmy Murphy. The line boasts the fastest-growing and newest fleet on the historic Danube, Rhine, Main and Mosel rivers. Two brand-new vessels, MS Amalyra and MS Amadolce, debuted this year, joining the luxurious MS Amacello and MS Amadante (2008), MS Amalegro (2007) and MS Amadagio (2006).
The luxurious “AMA” ships feature the most spacious staterooms on Europe‘s rivers, with 82 percent boasting French Balconies. Guests enjoy premium, hotel-style bedding with plush, down duvets; luxurious terry bathrobes and slippers, as well as bottled water replenished daily. Marble-appointed baths feature luxurious, spa-quality toiletries and a sleek, multi-jet shower system. Flat panel stateroom TVs offer a unique Infotainment system featuring Internet access, an array of satellite channels and movies. The vessels also feature a fitness center, beauty salon, whirlpool, walking track on the Sun Deck and bicycles for passengers to explore quaint towns and villages on their own.
The “AMAWATERWAYS Difference” extends to a myriad of complimentary amenities that passengers enjoy on a daily basis. All-inclusive features distinguishing the line from its competition include: complimentary Wi-Fi in the public lounges; complimentary, free-flowing local wines at dinner, and a specialty coffee and tea station. Each cruise is accompanied by a professional cruise director. And, accomplished tour guides lead complimentary shore excursions in every destination.
In addition to its core fleet of “AMA” ships on Europe‘s legendary rivers, AMAWATERWAYS offers destination cruises to the breathtaking Porto River Valley in Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a Provencal sojourn on the romantic Rhone river in France, and an exhilarating journey through the legendary waterways of Russia. Beginning in September 2009, AMAWATERWAYS will venture into South East Asia, with its new “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” program. And, 2010 cruises available now for booking include exciting new itineraries on the Rhine river, plus new land programs in Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, Dresden and Berlin.
DINING & CUISINE
Our onboard culinary staff offers sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, fresh produce, high quality choice cut meats, and fresh fish and seafood. Your Maitre d’ always welcomes you to the restaurant with a bright smile.
Start your day with a lavish gourmet champagne breakfast buffet. Choose from a rich assortment of breads, croissants and pastries, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, and smoked salmon. Sample the delicious cheeses, cold cuts and local sausages, as well as our daily regional specials. An array of traditional breakfast items is also available from the menu.
Return from your shore excursion to a delicious lunch. Start with mouth-watering hot or cold appetizers, homemade soups, then choose from a selection of great entrees, finish off with a delectable dessert and complimentary cappuccino.
In the evening, be our honored guest for an elegant dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialties. Enjoy delicious cuisine and complimentary free-flowing wines from the local vintners. Our kitchen crew knows how to orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience. “
Contact Us with Any Questions or to Book your River and Land Travel.