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AmaWaterways Announces Four New 2013 Itineraries

February 29, 2012 By: Elliott Mest Travel Agent

AmaWaterways announced its 2013 season across Europe, Africa, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia featuring four new itineraries and two new ships. With new itineraries in France, Spain and Portugal, AmaWaterways has expanded to 15 ships and 25 itineraries.

The AmaPrima will debut on the European sailings in April of 2013. This deluxe 164-passenger vessel joins the AmaCerto and incorporates the most advanced river cruise ship design with spacious staterooms, most featuring exclusive twin balconies; a heated swimming pool; multiple fine dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system with 42 inch flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi;  and other interior details.

As part of AmaVoyages’ new Portugal itineraries, the AmaVida will debut in 2013. This newly built, 108-passenger vessel will cruise Europe’s enticing Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring vineyards and native farms. The AmaVida features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 square feet. The AmaVida also features a sun deck swimming pool; fitness center and spa; complimentary in-stateroom Internet access on a 42 inch flat-screen and ship-wide Wi-Fi.

AmaVoyages’ Portugal cruises include the 10-night Enticing Douro and the 13-night Port Wine & Flamenco.  AmaWaterways’ new 2013 Portugal itineraries and dates are as follows:

Enticing Douro –The 10-night itinerary will start with three nights in Lisbon and will cruise along the Douro River Valley aboard the AmaVida. Passengers will visit Lisbon, Porto, Régua, Barc d’Alva, Vega Terrón, Pinhão and Bitetos. The itinerary will include excursions to the countryside of the Trás-os-Montes Region; Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a Castelo Rodrigo tour; Palacio de Mateus palace tours and the 14th century Alpendurada Monastery. North American travelers can book voyages from Mar. 23 - Nov. 2, 2013.

Port Wine & Flamenco – The 13-night itinerary starts in Madrid, Spain. Passengers will travel to the Spanish border of Vega Terrón to embark on the Douro River Valley onboard the AmaVida.  Passengers will visit the town of Pinhão, then venture to the region of Trás-os-Montes. Passengers will explore the former Roman village of Bitetos and its 11th-century Alpendurade Monastery before visiting the northern capital of Portugal, Porto. The journey ends in Lisbon. North American travelers can book voyages from April 20 – Oct. 12, 2013.

AmaWaterways will also debut two additional itineraries in March 2013. The 19-night Jewels of France and nine-night Paris & Normandy itineraries feature tours of European cities. Passengers will visit Paris, Pont du Gard, Grignan, and Vernon. AmaWaterways’ new 2013 European itineraries and dates are as follows:

Paris & Normandy – Aboard the AmaLegro, the seven-night Seine River cruise will travel through Europe’s cities of Vernon, Rouen, Les Andelys and Conflans before returning to Paris. Excursions include visits to the villages of Giverny, Honfleur and Rouen, the capital of Normandy, followed by an excursion to the Normandy beaches. Visit the town of Les Andelys, home of the Château Gaillard. The trip ends in Paris, where guests will spend two nights. North American travelers can book voyages from March 29 - Nov. 8, 2013.

Jewels of France – The seven-night Rhone River cruise and the seven-night Seine River cruise starts with 3-nights in Barcelona. In Arles, France passengers will board the AmaDagio to cruise the through France’s wine regions. Excursions include wine tastings; exploring Roman ruins at Pont du Gard and Uzes and visits to the Renaissance palace in Grignan. Disembarking in Lyon, France, passengers will travel to Paris aboard the TGV train to embark on a seven-night Seine River cruise aboard the AmaLegro through northern France. Passengers will visit villages, French harbors, the Normandy beaches and the Château Gaillard before returning to Paris. North America travelers can book voyages from March 26 – Nov. 5, 2013.

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Elliott Mest
Elliott Mest is the Associate Editor of Travel Agent magazine.

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By Elliott Mest | February 29, 2012
With new itineraries in France, Spain and Portugal, AmaWaterways has expanded to 15 ships and 25 itineraries.
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