AmaWaterways with two new river ships in 2016

By ,   May 21, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

AmaWaterways is introducing its new river ships in Europe next year, a new itinerary in Bordeaux, France and more themed cruises focused on wine and art.

The new 158-passenger sister ships AmaStella and AmaViola will feature some connecting cabins, appreciated by families and groups sailing together.

Most accommodations on the ships will boast line’s signature Twin Balconies: a full balcony, as well as a French one in each stateroom or suite. Both ships will also offer marble-appointed bathrooms, plush linens, fitness rooms, massage services, and heated pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways includes complimentary unlimited soft drinks, beer and wine with lunch and dinner. Complimentary bottled water is replenished daily in all staterooms.

The first-ever “Taste of Bordeaux” itinerary will begin in 2016 spring aboard the 146-guest AmaDolce. 26 departures of the 7-night cruises will be available on the Garonne River in the famous wine region. Travelers will be able to visit Bordeaux’s vineyards and chateaus with an excursion at Chateau de Montaigne in Libourne, Medoc wine tasting in Pauillac, stops at Cadillac’s Roquetaillade Castle, and more.

Based on continued demand, AmaWaterways river cruise line has more than doubled the wine-themed offerings for 2016, with a total of 38 sailings on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Rhone and Douro rivers. The 7-night voyages will be led by wine hosts and include tours on the winemaking traditions of the regions visited.

AmaWaterways’ art-themed cruises aboard AmaLegro river boat include Monet’s home (Giverny), Auvers-sur-Oise (Conflans), and Musee d’Orsay (Paris). The voyage offers complimentary workshops and painting classes led by expert instructors. All materials such as easels and canvasses are provided onboard by the line.