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AmaWaterways' 2015 brochure has new ships, themes, first Myanmar sailings

AmaWaterways' 2015 brochure has new ships, themes, first Myanmar sailings
AmaWaterways' 2015 'Europe, Russia, Asia & Africa' brochure introduces three new ships, a new destination and fresh theme cruises, as well as the return of the line's wine and Christmas markets sailings.

The brochure includes new sister vessels AmaSerena and AmaVista. The 164-passenger ships will sail popular European waterways like the Danube, Main and Rhine.

The 124-passenger AmaDara, meanwhile, joins AmaLotus for sailings along the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia. The itinerary features an overnight on an authentic yet contemporary junk, stops at UNESCO World Heritage Sites and time exploring the ancient Khmer empire. 

Among the theme cruises are 'In Celebration of Wine,' with 19 departures in 2015 stocked with expert wine hosts, complimentary lectures, wine tastings and excursions to historic vineyards and cellars.

New for AmaWaterways is a beer cruise hosted by beer expert Don 'Joe Sixpack' Russell, author of a weekly beer column and three books. Two departures are offered, a March 31 'Tulip Time' cruise and a Dec. 14 'Christmas Time' cruise, that will feature beer pairing dinners, visits to famed breweries and local tastings.

Further themes include an art cruise through France's Normandy region on AmaLegro, a jazz sailing in partnership with Jazzdagen Tours, Jewish heritage cruises (four departures), and Christmas markets cruises (11 departures).

In addition, as outlined in the new brochure, AmaWaterways' philanthropic arm, AmaCares, will offer a new way for travelers to give back. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the line will donate $500 per stateroom on its 'In Celebration of Life' cruises, Oct. 25 and Oct. 28, to the American Cancer Society.

In total, AmaWaterways will offer 25 itineraries on board 20 ships visiting nearly 30 countries throughout 2015.