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Cologne Christmas Markets Heinzel

Christmas Markets River Cruise Photos with AmaWaterways

I really had no interest in trying a Christmas Markets river cruise in Europe.  In my mind, every market would be overrun with aggressive shoppers, cheapskate lookers, sloppy drunks and of course, tourists.  But I had to go just to experience it and hopefully prove myself wrong.  And I did. How I ended up on […] Read more…

AmaCerto in Basel.

Top 10 Reasons Why I Like AmaWaterways

Because there are river cruises…and then there are river cruises. Just like Caribbean cruises, Europe river cruises visit almost the same ports and cities. With so much repetitiveness along the major rivers of Europe, what makes AmaWaterways river cruises stand out from the crowd?  Every river cruise line has their high points that distinguishes them from the pack. So… […] Read more…

AmaWaterways Welcomes Its Newest River Ship

. AmaWaterways has christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaLea, in Vilshofen, Germany. The ceremony concluded a weeklong celebration, during which guests onboard were joined by AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst.  AmaLea Godmother Filomena Andre of AAA Travel, along with travel industry friends and international media were also […] Read more…

Have a Peek at AmaWaterways’ New Ship Renderings

AmaWaterways released new renderings of their upcoming ship AmaMagna. Debuting in May 2019, the vessel will be in a class of its own.  AmaWaterways AmaMagna will feature the most personal space per passenger of any ship sailing the rivers. Double the width of most river ships, AmaWaterways AmaMagna will only carry 20 percent more guests. Over half of the staterooms […] Read more…

AmaWaterways Adds New Ships and New Programs

AmaWaterways has released a very exciting glimpse into its 2019 offerings.  And there’s a lot to offer. “Innovation is at the forefront of our business and we’re always challenging our teams to think about ‘what’s next’ in terms of services, itineraries and ship design,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We […] Read more…

River Cruise Podcast: New River Ships 2018, Millennials-Only Cruise Line, Listener Questions

Podcast 58:  New River Ships 2018; Millennials Get Their Own Cruise Line; Embarkation Insights Show Date: 11.14,2017 Description River Cruise Radio is back!  As your new host, I’ll feature passenger reviews and observations, insider updates from the river cruise industry and listener questions.  Plus, I’ll continue to share my river cruise experiences and insight to […] Read more…

Top 10 Reasons Why I Like AmaWaterways

Because there are river cruises…and then there are river cruises. Just like Caribbean cruises, river cruise lines visit almost the same ports and cities.  With so much repetitiveness along the major rivers of Europe, what makes AmaWaterways river cruises stand out from the crowd?  Every river cruise line has their high points that distinguishes them from the pack. So… […] Read more…

What’s New for AmaWaterways in 2018

AmaWaterways announced its 2018 sailings and includes the debut of AmaWaterways’ newest state-of-the-art ship, eight new itineraries, more wine-themed cruises and an expanded list of included excursions, giving guests more ways to personalize their cruise experience. New Ship – AmaLea AmaWaterways will add to its growing European fleet in 2018 with the addition of AmaLea, a 158-passenger […] Read more…

Recap of AmaWaterways AmaKristina Pre-Cruise Stay in Zurich and Lucerne

AmaWaterways AmaKristina pre-cruise tour in Switzerland was four days; two days in Zurich and two days in Lucerne.  Plenty of time to get a feel for two of this country’s most popular (and expensive!) cities.  It was several years since I’ve tried a pre-cruise land extension, so I decided to try it. After a smooth 14-day transatlantic crossing aboard […] Read more…

Lucerne mountains and bridge

Review – AmaWaterways AmaKristina Pre-Cruise Stay in Zurich and Lucerne

AmaWaterways AmaKristina pre-cruise tour in Switzerland was four days; two days in Zurich and two days in Lucerne.  Plenty of time to get a feel for two of this country’s most popular (and expensive!) cities.  It was several years since I’ve tried a pre-cruise land extension, so I decided to try it. After a smooth 14-day transatlantic crossing aboard […] Read more…

AmaWaterways to Build Bigger, Wider European River Ship for Danube

AmaWaterways AmaMagna – Double-Wide European River Ship for Danube

AmaWaterways announced it will build its biggest ship ever and revealed plans for AmaMagna, to be launched in 2019. AmaMagna will be twice the width of all the other European river ships.  While going wider, AmaMagna will be able to accommodate 194 passengers with much larger staterooms than traditional river ships in Europe.  Multiple dining options […] Read more…

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