Top river cruise line offers new ships, itineraries, theme cruises and shore excursions!

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways will make its tenth appearance this November 5-8 at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the leading global event for the travel industry. The 4-day event serves as an ideal forum for AmaWaterways to showcase its lineup of river cruises in Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia and Africa.

River cruise ship specialist at the World Travel Market / Photo © AmaWaterways

River cruise ship specialist at the World Travel Market / Photo © AmaWaterways

“We are absolutely thrilled to attend the World Travel Market for the tenth year in a row. It is truly an honor to showcase AmaWaterways at such a highly respectable event that is known throughout the world,” said AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, Kristin Karst. “As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we are looking forward to toasting our international travel-selling partners and thanking them for all their support and hard work.”

New innovations and program enhancements planned for 2013 include:


· AmaPrima (sister ship to AmaCerto) debuts April 3, 2013 in Amsterdam

· AmaVida debuts March 26, 2013 in Porto, Portugal


· New 2013 cruises in France: Paris & Normandy and Jewels of France

· New 2013 cruises in Portugal: Enticing Douro and Port Wine & Flamenco

· New 2013 dual-destination cruise: Impressions of France & Portugal

· New 2012 Africa Safari & Wildlife cruises: Stars of Africa and Golden Trails of Africa

Theme Cruises

· “In Celebration of Wine” cruises (21 departures)

· Harvest Wine cruises on the Douro River (2 departures in October)

· Jewish Heritage cruises on the Danube River (4 departures)

· Culinary Arts cruise with celebrity chef Bob Blumer (Oct. 22)

· Jazz cruise with daily onboard performances (April 22)

Shore Excursions

· Additional “Culinary Delights – Bites and Sights” tours (European itineraries)

· Expanded schedule of guided bicycle tours (European itineraries)

“These developments reflect what today’s travellers want most from a river cruise experience” said Karst. “We are always looking for ways to wow our guests and everyone in the AmaWaterways family is committed to exceeding their expectations and delivering truly unforgettable travel experiences.”

For more information, please visit the AmaWaterways Stand at WTM 2012 stand number EM540, contact AmaWaterways on freephone 0808 223 5009 or visit www.amawaterways.co.uk

2012-10-29, 16:43:29 – NEW INFO – THEME RIVER CRUISE – Strictly river cruising, with Ann Widdecombe

Guests on board AmaWaterways’ luxury river cruiser AmaLyra will have the opportunity to mingle with former MP, novelist and TV presenter, Ann Widdecombe, when she joins the ship for a week long Rhine cruise on 15th October 2013.

Theme river cruise with AmaLyra on the Rhine, Ann Widdecombe / Photo © AmaWaterways

Theme river cruise with AmaLyra on the Rhine, Ann Widdecombe / Photo © AmaWaterways

Miss Widdecombe, who is a former British Conservative Party politician, retired from politics in 2010. She now writes a weekly column for a national newspaper, makes regular appearances on radio and TV and famously appeared on BBC 1’s `Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2010, partnered by Anton du Beke.

She will accompany guests on board the luxurious 148-guest river cruiser, AmaLyra, for the week long sailing, during which she will make two presentations about her life and her career, join fellow guests on hosted shore excursions and offer them the opportunity to obtain signed copies of her books.

A keen fan of cruising, this is Miss Widdecombe’s first Rhine cruise and something she has wanted to do for some time, she said “I very much look forward to the tranquillity of river cruising and this fascinating sailing will provide the opportunity combine some spectacular scenic sightseeing with visits to some of Europe’s most historic towns and cities”.

Guests join the ship in Amsterdam on 15th October 2013 where they have the opportunity to take a canal and city tour. The cruise follows the Rhine into Germany to visit the city of Cologne, continuing on through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim and the medieval town of Strasbourg and on through the Black Forest region and to Basel in Switzerland.

The 7 night sailing costs from £1975 per person, including return flights from London, arrival transfers, all meals, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, daily guided tours and excursions, free wi-fi and free use of on board bicycles. Guests booking by 30th November 2012 receive a £50pp discount. www.amawaterways.co.uk

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways will introduce the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).

Information source: AmaWaterways UK

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