Over the years, AmaWaterways has received numerous industry awards and recognition for its unique river cruising experiences. In the inaugural 2015 Travvy Awards, AmaWaterways was recognized as the "Best River Cruise Line," "Best River Cruise Ship (AmaSonata)," and "Most Innovative River Cruise Executive (Rudi Schreiner)." Other recent notable accolades include four Travel Weekly Magellan Awards and Travel + Leisure's "World Best Awards 2014." AmaWaterways was also recognized as the only U.S. based river cruise company to receive an overall 4-Star Plus rating in the first edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising In Europe travel guide, where AmaWaterways ships took the top 11 rankings.
In Europe, AmaWaterways operates one of the youngest fleets in river cruising, including the AmaVista and AmaSerena (2015), AmaSonata and AmaReina (2014), AmaVida (2013), AmaPrima (2013) and the AmaCerto (2012). Other Europe river ships include the AmaVerde (2011), AmaBella (2010), AmaDolce and AmaLyra (2009); AmaDante and AmaCello (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and AmaDagio (2006). In 2016, AmaWaterways will be launching the AmaViola and AmaStella, sister ships to the award-winning Twin Balcony fleet.
The Southeast Asia fleet includes the custom built 124-passenger AmaLotus (2011) and the brand new, AmaDara (2015), featuring all balcony staterooms, sailing the Mekong River. The 56-passenger AmaPura (2014) is a custom-designed all-suite ship with private balconies, sailing the Ayeyarwady River.
In Africa, the 24-passenger Zambezi Queen (2009) sailing the Chobe River offers guests ultimate luxury in a safari-cruise program.
Each vessel features an incomparable array of amenities and complimentary extras including: spacious staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary "Twin Balconies," comprised of a French balcony and a private step-out balcony, hotel-style bedding, marble-appointed baths, and in-room Entertainment-on-Demand system featuring high-speed internet access and first-run Hollywood movies.
The vessels feature complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and premium amenities including a spa, fitness room, hair salon, Sun Deck with a pool and swim-up bar or whirlpool, as well as multiple dining venues including The Chef's Table specialty restaurant. AmaWaterways European line is the only river cruise line inducted into the prestigious La Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world's oldest gastronomic society. Each lunch and dinner onboard is paired with complimentary local wine, beer and soft drinks.
Onboard entertainment includes nightly cultural entertainment by local performers and a resident pianist providing afternoon and evening piano music. AmaWaterways offers tours at every port, often with a choice of complimentary small group Limited Edition tours including culinary and guided bike tours as well as a fleet of bikes to explore each port on your own. AmaWaterways offers a choice of walking tours including active, gentle and late risers so guests can set their own pace.
The line offers exclusive themed itineraries with complimentary extra tours and activities to provide an extra cultural element to the standard itinerary. AmaWaterways offers themed cruises focusing on Jewish Heritage, highlighting Jewish culture and historic landmarks; Art Illumination cruises, led by a professional artist through the famed regions of Northern France; Jazz themed, exploring the musical heritage that inspired the "Blue Danube Waltz"; as well as Beer and Wine themed cruises, guided by a professional beer or wine host through historic breweries and vineyards.
With more than 20 itineraries over the world, the river cruise vacation of a lifetime awaits you onboard AmaWaterways.
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