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AmaWaterways Offers Savings On 2020 River Cruises

Ringing in the new year with more ways to save on its river cruises, AmaWaterways announced Triple Savings offers for guests planning 2020 vacations. The post AmaWaterways Offers Savings On 2020 River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaMagna Voted Best River Cruise Ship By USA Today Readers

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AmaWaterways' most innovative ship to date, AmaMagna, received the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best River Cruise Ship. In addition, AmaWaterways ranked #2 for Best River Cruise Line and its AmaCerto was also included in the top 10 Best River Cruise Ships. The post AmaMagna Voted Best River Cruise Ship By USA Today Readers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What Makes AmaWaterways Different?

Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, a husband-and-wife team with much river cruise line experience, and the late Jimmy Murphy, founder of Brendan Worldwide Vacations. So, what sets the line apart? It's highly inclusive, strikes a balance on included beverages, has dedicated wellness hosts, and so much more. The post What Makes AmaWaterways Different? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Why AmaMagna Is A Great Choice For First-Time River Cruisers

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Because of the lack of space on the rivers, it means that river cruise companies may have to give up certain amenities to make room for guests onboard - but that’s not always the case. The post Why AmaMagna Is A Great Choice For First-Time River Cruisers appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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It’s Not Too Late: 2019 U.S. Holiday Cruises; Plus News From Emerald & AmaWaterways

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This week on River Cruise Advisor, we look at the 2019 holiday cruise offerings from American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines. Plus information about AmaWaterways’ new wine themed sailings and Emerald Waterways’ Nile & Egypt tours. Thanks for being a loyal River Cruise Advisor reader. – Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post It’s Not Too Late: 2019 U.S. Holiday Cruises; Plus News From Emerald & AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Adds New Wine Themed Itineraries

AmaWaterways will offer 67 Wine Cruises during the 2020 cruise season, including two new itineraries showcasing the vineyards and sights of France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The post AmaWaterways Adds New Wine Themed Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Reflecting On My Time Aboard AmaMagna

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we will revisit my time aboard AmaMagna, speaking mostly to the public spaces on the ship such as multiple dining venues, the libraries, juice bar, and more.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Reflecting On My Time Aboard AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Is AmaMagna The Perfect River Cruise Ship For Families?

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When I sailed aboard AmaMagna in the beginning of July, it housed the largest population of children I have ever seen on a river boat. So that poses a question, is AmaMagna the perfect river ship for families? The post Is AmaMagna The Perfect River Cruise Ship For Families? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Water Levels 101 Featuring AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner

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This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are going to be addressing the biggest area of concern for our readers, water levels.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Water Levels 101 Featuring AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Christens AmaMora

AmaWaterways celebrated the christening of its new 156-passenger vessel, AmaMora. This is AmaWaterways' third new ship launched in 2019. The post AmaWaterways Christens AmaMora appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaMagna 2020 Price Comparisons

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What's it going to cost you to cruise on the new AmaMagna? In some cases as low as $398 per person per day, thanks to special incentives currently on offer. On the high end, for an entry-level stateroom, you could pay as much as $605 per person. Christmas Markets cruises in 2020 begin at $477 per person.  The post AmaMagna 2020 Price Comparisons appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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After A Week On Board, I’ve Found The River Cruise For Small Ship Ocean Cruisers

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I was skeptical at first. Could AmaWaterways' new AmaMagna be the perfect transitional ship for small ship ocean cruisers who are wanna-be river cruisers? I won't keep you in suspense. The answer is, possibly. I'm not hedging by taking the middle ground. After all, small ship ocean cruisers know well what they have to give up to test the rivers. That changed this past spring when AmaWaterways introduced a ship that was nearly double the width of the classic river cruisers. After spending last week sailing from Budapest to Vilshofen (as a guest of AmaWaterways), I can say with certainty that this is no longer river cruising as you once knew it. The post After A Week On Board, I’ve Found The River Cruise For Small Ship Ocean Cruisers appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Becoming Part Of The AmaWaterways’ Family Aboard AmaMagna

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Throughout my sailing aboard AmaMagna, the word family came up in conversation everywhere I turned. And at first I couldn't understand why the emphasis on family struck such a chord with me, but through talking to the passengers and the crew aboard the ship and ashore, it became clear that Ama takes the concept of family to another level. The post Becoming Part Of The AmaWaterways’ Family Aboard AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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6 Types Of Travelers Who Are Perfect For AmaMagna, Are You One Of Them?

AmaWaterways now has two styles of river cruising. The first style is one that AmaWaterways has built its reputation on: river cruising on sleek, classic vessels with a single main restaurant, one alternative dining venue, a lounge and comfortable staterooms starting at around 160 square feet. The second style was introduced this past spring on the new AmaMagna, nearly double the width of the classic river cruisers. This is no longer river cruising as you once knew it. The post 6 Types Of Travelers Who Are Perfect For AmaMagna, Are You One Of Them? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Chatting With Our AmaMagna Cruise Manager, Maddy, In Linz

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am coming at you live from the Danube joined by our cruise manager for this week, Maddy Caldaruse. We were not the only passengers aboard AmaMagna who were captivated by Maddy's radiance. On a final bus tour yesterday I overheard a guest ask her husband, "Can we please take Maddy home with us?" The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Chatting With Our AmaMagna Cruise Manager, Maddy, In Linz appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways’ Danube River Itineraries

AmaWaterways offers six Danube itineraries ranging from seven to 14-nights. While most of these itineraries are similar, or may have repeat ports, every itinerary has something that makes it unique. Let's take a look at what Ama has to offer. The post AmaWaterways’ Danube River Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Follow Us This Week On An Ocean-Like River Ship, AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown

This week, Britton and I are headed to Europe to board what just may be the most ocean-like of all river cruise ships operating in Europe. If you've been thinking about a river cruise, there are several ways to follow us during our journey on AmaMagna.  The post Follow Us This Week On An Ocean-Like River Ship, AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Follow Us This Week On AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown

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This week, Britton and I are headed to Europe to board AmaWaterways' AmaMagna. There are several ways to follow us during our journey. The post Follow Us This Week On AmaMagna, Plus A Date With Samantha Brown appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Countdown To AmaMagna

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This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, Ralph and I prepare for our upcoming trip aboard AmaMagna by highlighting some of the ship's unique features. Join us as we discuss what makes AmaMagna unique, and why she will appeal to river and ocean cruise guests alike. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Countdown To AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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We’re Heading To Budapest To Cruise The New AmaMagna

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In a couple of weeks, we're headed to Budapest to board AmaWaterways' new AmaMagna. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this new ship. Here are a few things we look forward to. The post We’re Heading To Budapest To Cruise The New AmaMagna appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Family River Cruises With AmaWaterways

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be looking at the most family-friendly river cruise lines. This week, we will look at AmaWaterways' family friendly river cruises. The post Family River Cruises With AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship, AmaMora

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AmaWaterways celebrated the debut of AmaMora on the Rhine River on Monday, June 3. Embarking on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel, the 156-guest ship is the third of a trio of new ships introduced by the river cruise line in 2019. The post AmaWaterways Debuts New Ship, AmaMora appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Announces Loyalty Appreciation Month

AmaWaterways announced the debut of its first-ever Loyalty Appreciation Month, which will be celebrated in November with a series of cruises enhanced with exclusive events planned to recognize and celebrate returning guests. The post AmaWaterways Announces Loyalty Appreciation Month appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaMagna: First Photos Of A Stunning New River Cruiser

Have a look at the first photos of AmaMagna as she set sail on an inaugural voyage from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. The post AmaMagna: First Photos Of A Stunning New River Cruiser appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaViola – Dining Experiences & After Dinner Entertainment

A few weeks ago, I wrote that the food aboard AmaViola was wonderful, and about dining at the captain’s table. But I feel like I need to get more in-depth about dining aboard AmaWaterways, because meals with AmaWaterways are more than meals, they are experiences - and my experience was great. The post AmaViola – Dining Experiences & After Dinner Entertainment appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaViola, Active Excursions In Passau And Durnstein

AmaWaterways offers many types of excursions, be it a bus tour, a gentle walking tour, or a wine tasting, there is something that suits everyone's needs. But my favorite tours during my time aboard were the active excursions. The post AmaViola, Active Excursions In Passau And Durnstein appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Traveling Solo Aboard AmaViola

From making new friends to active excursions and delicious lunches, I share all of the most important details of my recent journey.  The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Traveling Solo Aboard AmaViola appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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I’m On Board AmaMagna!

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While cruising the Danube with AmaWaterways this week, I had the pleasure of seeing AmaMagna as she was being made ready for her maiden voyage on May 5. The post I’m On Board AmaMagna! appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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How To Follow Me On Instagram This Week On AmaWaterways’ AmaViola

Here's how to follow me on Instagram as I document my journey on AmaWaterways AmaViola sailing this week from Vilshofen, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary. The post How To Follow Me On Instagram This Week On AmaWaterways’ AmaViola appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruising The Mekong With AmaWaterways

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined by one of our readers. Paulette Hannah wrote to us asking if she could share a story about her recent cruise down the Mekong aboard AmaDara. After reading her story, it was obvious that she needed to share it on a podcast as well. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost – Cruising The Mekong With AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: AmaWaterways

Family-owned and operated, AmaWaterways has been a passion project for its founders since its start in 2002. Great for solo travelers, couples, and families, AmaWaterways is a crowd-pleaser cruise after cruise. The post River Cruise 101: AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Guest Post: Cruising The Mekong On AmaWaterways

This week’s guest review was submitted by Paulette Hannah. She and her husband recently returned from a Mekong cruise with AmaWaterways. Upon her return, Paulette reached out to us eager to share her experience. The post Guest Post: Cruising The Mekong On AmaWaterways appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways’ Valentine’s Day Savings

Ama means love, and AmaWaterways is celebrating its favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, with three offers on the river cruise line’s broad range of sailings. The post AmaWaterways’ Valentine’s Day Savings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Last-Minute 2019 Deals

AmaWaterways is offering a few last-minute deals for 2019 bookings including free airfare, reduced cruise fares, and early booking rewards. The post AmaWaterways Last-Minute 2019 Deals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Unveils 2020 Brochure

AmaWaterways' 2020 preview brochure introduces new land extensions and itineraries on its ships – including AmaMagna – all of which are now open for reservations. The post AmaWaterways Unveils 2020 Brochure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part 2 – Water Levels

On a new episode of Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am joined again by the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst. This week, we are discussing water levels. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part 2 – Water Levels appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways News Roundup – Wine Cruises

Next year, AmaWaterways will host 64 Wine Cruises - the highest number to date - and introduce new itineraries including the seven-day Medieval Treasures sailing along the Rhine and Main rivers. The post AmaWaterways News Roundup – Wine Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part One

On this week's episode of Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I was joined by a long time friend, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst. The post Avid Travel With Britton Frost: Kristin Karst, Part One appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Conversation With Kristin Karst, Coming Next Week

Next week my podcast will feature a special guest, Executive Vice President and co-founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst. The post A Conversation With Kristin Karst, Coming Next Week appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Mid-November News Roundup

A company focused on wellness, AmaWaterways is rolling out its wellness program almost fleet-wide in 2019, also coming in 2019 is a new itinerary in France. The post AmaWaterways Mid-November News Roundup appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways Named Top River Cruise Line By AAA

AmaWaterways was named 2018 River Cruise Company of the Year by the American Automobile Association (AAA) during the annual AAA Travel Conference. The post AmaWaterways Named Top River Cruise Line By AAA appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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