New River Ship for AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways marks its tenth anniversary in 2012 with the introduction of the company's twelfth ship, the MS AmaCerto.
The 164-passenger MS AmaCerto, launching in the spring of 2012, will have new features, such as a glass elevator and al fresco café. As with every AmaWaterways vessel in Europe, membership in the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs ensures a fine gastronomic experience, with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at dinner.
AmaWaterways will feature its most impressive fleet yet for 2012. The line's intimate, custom-designed vessels include the "Sensational Six" on the Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhone: the MS AmaDagio, MS AmaLegro, MS AmaDante, MS AmaCello, MS AmaLyra and MS AmaDolce. These luxurious ships accommodate 148-150 passengers, with French balcony staterooms ranging from 170-255 sq. ft.
The two newest AmaWaterways vessels, the 161-passenger MS AmaBella (2010) and MS AmaVerde (2011) have exclusive "Twin Balconies," (ie. a step-out balcony and a French balcony) in the majority of staterooms; the largest average stateroom size (214 sq. ft.) in Europe, plus suites up to 350 sq. ft. in size. The ships also feature two main dining rooms, a casual wine bar and intimate Chef's Table restaurant.
New tours in Europe for 2012 include "Culinary Delights - Bites and Sights" shore excursions. The tours will include wine tastings, visits to local markets, tapas bars and other culinary-themed locations.
AmaWaterways will once again offer its "Jewish Heritage" tours on select sailings in 2012. The popular "In Celebration of Wine" theme cruises will expand to include select Rhone River cruises from Lyon to Arles. And the Floriade World Horticultural Expo, which takes place every ten years in the Netherlands, will be featured on four different AmaWaterways itineraries in 2012.
All AmaWaterways vessels in Europe offer complimentary in-stateroom Internet and first-run Hollywood movies, ship-wide Wi-Fi, complimentary daily shore excursions and a fleet of bicycles for guests' free use. In addition to spacious, comfortable lounges, the ships also include a fitness area, massage, hair and beauty salon, a whirlpool and walking track on the Sun Deck and heated swimming pool on the MS AmaBella, MS AmaVerde and MS AmaCerto.