AmaWaterways’ 2020 features new vessel, itineraries, land extensions

AmaWaterways is set to introduce its 24th vessel, AmaSiena, in 2020, along with new itineraries and land extensions including an itinerary curated for AmaMagna, the double-wide Danube ship that debuted this year.

Details are found in the company’s new 2020 Europe, Asia & Africa brochure.

AmaSiena for the Rhine, Moselle, Main

The 156-passenger AmaSiena is set to debut on the Rhine, Moselle and Main rivers in July next year. The sister of AmaMora (2019), AmaLea (2018) and AmaKristina (2017), the vessel will feature AmaWaterways’ signature twin-balcony staterooms and a choice of dining venues including the intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant.

AmaSiena will also have a Sun Deck walking track, a pool with swim-up bar, a fitness room and a dedicated wellness host who leads group exercise classes.

‘The diversity of countries and iconic cities visited during our Danube and Rhine itineraries attract many first-time river cruisers and I am pleased we have another beautiful new ship, AmaSiena, launching in 2020 to keep up with the growing demand,’ said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. ‘Destinations like Portugal, Bordeaux and Vietnam and Cambodia are particularly appealing to past guests who appreciate the cruise experience as well as the pre- and post-cruise land programs we offer. Launching a new ship on the Douro [in 2019] has helped us better meet their travel wishes in 2020.’

New AmaMagna itinerary

A new seven-night ‘Magna on the Danube’ itinerary features daytime cruising through the Danube Bend, an included excursion at Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens in Vienna and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, Austria. In addition, AmaMagna will offer four departures on the lower Danube sailing between Budapest and Giurgiu, Romania, with a land program extension to Bucharest and Istanbul.

Also new, a seven-night ‘Treasures of the Main & Rhine’ itinerary operated by AmaDante and the new AmaSiena sails from Nuremberg to Amsterdam, through storybook scenery and iconic landmarks and the locks of Main-Danube Canal. This new route can be paired with a three-night pre-cruise land program in Prague.

And a new ‘Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle’ itinerary offered by AmaDante and AmaSiena sails from Amsterdam to Luxembourg. Travelers can add a two-night stay in Amsterdam before embarking on a seven-night cruise through the UNESCO-designated Rhine and vineyard-clad Moselle valleys. Other scenic stops include the villages of Rüdesheim, Cochem and Bernkastel before ending the cruise with an optional three-night extension in Paris.

Wine, wine, wine

To meet the growing demand for its wine cruises, AmaWaterways scheduled more than 65 hosted wine-themed sailings in 2020, including aboard AmaMagna on the Danube, ‘Treasures of the Main & Rhine’ and ‘Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle’ itineraries. On all these special cruises, on-board lectures and tastings are led by wine experts, while shore excursions provide epicurean experiences.

New land extensions — Istanbul, Nice, Bangkok

Travelers on ‘Gems of Southeast Europe’ and ‘Grand Danube’ itineraries have the choice of a new three-night land extension in Istanbul as an alternative to a four-night land extension in Bucharest and Brasov.

On the ‘Colors of Provence and Spain’ itinerary, a new three-night land extension in Nice, France, will be offered as an alternative to a three-night land extension in Barcelona. The Nice program includes visits to Aix-en-Provence and Monaco.

A new three-night stay in Bangkok is available with the ‘Riches of the Mekong’ and ‘Charms of the Mekong’ itineraries, adding Thailand to the exploration of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Early booking offers

Travelers who book now can save up to $2,000 per stateroom on select departures. AmaWaterways is also offering free round-trip airfare to Europe on certain 2020 sailings. Both offers are combinable with Past Guest Savings and must be booked by Sept. 30, 2019.

 

 

 

Posted 21 August 2019

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