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BEST NEW RIVER CRUISE SHIP

Winner TravelAge West WAVE Award

L EADING T HE W AY I N R IVER C RUISING

EUROPE, RUSSIA & MEKONG 2011


Zell, Germany


Dear Traveler, Dear Traveler:

Representing the family ownership from left to right: James Murphy and daughter Susan; Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner; Louise Tandy and father Geoff McGeary

River cruising continues to gain in popularity, as more travelers realize it is by far the most enjoyable way to explore Europe, Russia and the Mekong in grand style. In Europe, the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal makes it possible to sail through more than a dozen countries on a 3,000 mile-long river network. Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, crossing the Continental Divide with an elevation of 1,330 feet. Or, you can venture out to Eastern Europe cruising through the narrow gorges of the Iron Gates, sail along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, then stay overnight in Bulgaria before ending your journey in one of the world’s greatest cities, Istanbul. For a truly memorable experience, cruise with A MAWATERWAYS all the way from the “North Sea to the Black Sea.” It’s one of the new itineraries we are proud to present to you in this brochure.

A MAWATERWAYS continues to win awards for offering the industry’s most innovative products on the fastest-growing fleet in Europe. In 2011, we will introduce MS A MAV ERDE , sister ship to MS A MA B ELLA . These two beautiful vessels feature revolutionary design concepts such as “Twin Balconies,” multiple fine dining options and more. They join a spectacular fleet that includes MS A MA D OLCE , MS A MA LYRA , MS A MA DANTE , MS A MA C ELLO , MS A MA L EGRO and MS A MA DAGIO . Each of these spectacular vessels operates exclusively for the English-speaking market and offers a long list of amenities no other European river cruise ship can match. Our Destination Cruises in France and Russia continue to enchant passengers. In Russia, we’re proud to introduce MS A MA K ATARINA , the most luxurious and spacious vessel ever to sail the famed Volga-Baltic Waterway. And our newest river cruise, on the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia, has proven successful beyond our expectations. We’re very proud that the majestic new MS A MA L OTUS will join the elegant MS L A M ARGUERITE in the fall of 2011. Both vessels will offer delightful Mekong River cruises as part of our “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” program. As you can see, there is a wonderful river cruise experience awaiting you in many corners of the world with A MAWATERWAYS . We hope to welcome you aboard soon. Sincerely, Rudi Schreiner President

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LATIVA

HA LONG BAY

HANOI

DENMARK

Baltic Sea

LITHUANIA

RUSSIA

CHINA (HAINAN)

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RUSSIA

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North Sea

South China Seas

BELARUS M g on ek

LAOS

THAILAND

UNITED KINGDOM

KINDERDIJK SIEM REAP

NIJMEGEN

(ANGKOR WAT)

SCHWEINFURT

CAMBODIA

Tonle Sap Lake

POLAND

TAN CHAU

WEISSENKIRCHEN

SA DEC

HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

CAI BE Mekong Delta

STRASBOURG

BREISACH

LUCERNE

MOLDOVA

GMUNDEN

ZURICH MUNICH

PECS

BEAUJOLAIS

MOHACS

SLOVENIA

BOUCIEU-LE-ROI

ong Mek

REMICH

PHNOM PENH

CESKY KRUMLOV

KITZINGEN MILTENBERG

KAMPONG CHHNANG

VIETNAM UKRAINE

TOURNON

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

LES BAUX

PERPIGNAN

ITALY Adriatic Sea

KOSOVO

MACEDONIA

BARCELONA

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MONTENEGRO

ALBANIA

Tyrrhenian Sea

GREECE

Black Sea


Table of Contents 2011 AT A GLANCE 4

EUROPE

ALL PROGRAMS CAN BE PURCHASED AS 7, 14 AND 21-NIGHT CRUISES.

2011 At A Glance

INTRODUCTION 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32

Boutique Custom-Designed Ships European River Cruise Experts The Premium Experience Spectacular 360° Riverside Views Small Group Shore Excursions Gourmet Dining & Entertainment Massage, Hair & Beauty Salon Complimentary Bicycles State-of-the-Art Public Areas Innovative French Balconies Twin Balcony Suites Internet, Movies & More Smiling Faces On Board Garden Show Koblenz

VESSELS & DECKPLANS 108 110 112 114 116 118 120 122

A MA D OLCE , A MA LYRA & A MA DANTE A MA C ELLO A MA L EGRO & A MA DAGIO A MA B ELLA & A MAV ERDE S WISS P EARL A MA K ATARINA A MA L OTUS L A M ARGUERITE

AIR, INSURANCE & TERMS 124 Air Add-ons & Travel Insurance 125 Terms & Conditions

34 38 42 46 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86

Tulip Time Cruise: 7-night Holland & Belgium cruise Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel: 7-night cruise & Paris The Romantic Danube: Prague & 7-night cruise Melodies of the Danube: 7-night cruise & Munich The Legendary Danube: Prague & 7-night cruise The Enchanting Rhine: 7-night cruise, Lucerne & Zürich Blue Danube Discovery: Budapest, 7-night cruise & Prague Europe’s Rivers & Castles: Paris, 7-night cruise & Prague Black Sea Voyage: Vienna, 7-night cruise, Bulgaria & Istanbul Magnificent Europe: 14-night Amsterdam-Budapest cruise The Ultimate River Cruise: Paris, 14-night cruise & Budapest Grand Danube Cruise: Istanbul, Bulgaria & 21-night cruise North Sea to the Black Sea: 21-night cruise, Bulgaria & Istanbul European Treasures: Paris, 21-night cruise, Bulgaria & Istanbul

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Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days Days

CHRISTMAS MARKETS 90 92

Christmas Time Cruise: Prague & 7-night cruise Rhine Winter Voyage: Zürich, Lucerne & 7-night cruise

11 Days 13 Days

FRANCE 94

Provence & Spain: Paris, 7-night cruise & Barcelona

15 Days

RUSSIA 98

Russian Waterways: 11-night Moscow-St. Petersburg cruise

13 Days

VIETNAM/CAMBODIA 102 Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap, 7-night cruise & HCMC* 16 Days 106 Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong: 7-night cruise 8 Days *HCMC = Ho Chi Minh City

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ITINERARY

TULIP TIME

VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL

THE ROMANTIC DANUBE

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE

THE LEGENDARY DANUBE

THE ENCHANTING RHINE

BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY

EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES

BLACK SEA VOYAGE

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE

# OF NIGHTS CRUISE ONLY

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SHIPS

A MA C ELLO A MA D OLCE A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA D AGIO A MA D ANTE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA D ANTE A MA D OLCE A MA L YRA

A MA D ANTE A MA D OLCE A MA L YRA

A MA C ELLO A MA D AGIO A MA D ANTE A MA D OLCE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA D AGIO A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA D AGIO A MA D ANTE A MA D OLCE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA D AGIO A MA D ANTE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA D ANTE

A MA Bella A MA C ELLO A MA L YRA A MA V ERDE

CRUISE START & END CITIES

Amsterdam Amsterdam

Amsterdam Remich or reverse

Vilshofen Budapest or reverse

Budapest Vilshofen or reverse

Nuremberg Budapest

Amsterdam Basel or reverse

Budapest Nuremberg

Remich Nuremberg or reverse

Budapest - Rousse or reverse

Amsterdam Budapest or reverse

RIVERS

Holland & Belgium’s Waterways

Holland & Belgium’s Waterways, Rhine, Mosel

Danube

Danube

Danube

Holland & Belgium’s Waterways, Rhine

Danube

Rhine, Mosel, Main, Danube

Danube

Rhine, Main, Danube

LAND OPTIONS

N/A

Paris

Prague

Munich

Prague

Lucerne-Zürich

Prague/ Budapest

Paris/ Prague

Vienna or Budapest/ Plovdiv-Istanbul

N/A

Belgium Holland

France Germany Holland

Austria Czech Republic Germany Hungary Slovakia

Austria Germany Hungary Slovakia

Austria Czech Republic Germany Hungary

France Germany Holland Switzerland

Austria Czech Republic Germany Hungary Slovakia

Czech Republic France Germany

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50

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COUNTRIES CRUISE & LAND

PAGE JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER

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Austria Bulgaria Croatia Hungary Romania Serbia, Turkey

Austria Germany Holland Hungary Slovakia

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ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE

GRAND DANUBE CRUISE

PORTRAITS OF EUROPE*

NORTH SEA TO THE BLACK SEA

EUROPEAN TREASURES

GRAND EUROPEAN VOYAGE*

CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE

RHINE WINTER VOYAGE

PROVENCE & SPAIN

RUSSIAN WATERWAYS

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG

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14

14

21

21

21

7

7

7

11

7

A MA C ELLO A MA D AGIO A MA D ANTE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA D ANTE

A MA C ELLO A MA D ANTE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO

A MA C ELLO A MA D ANTE

A MA C ELLO A MA D ANTE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA D OLCE A MA L YRA A MA L EGRO

A MA C ELLO A MA L EGRO

S WISS P EARL

A MA K ATARINA

L A M ARGUERITE A MA L OTUS

Budapest - Remich or reverse

Rousse Nuremberg or reverse

Amsterdam Nuremberg

AmsterdamRousse or reverse

Trier - Rousse or reverse

Budapest Amsterdam or reverse

Nuremberg Budapest or reverse

Basel Amsterdam or reverse

Lyon - Arles or reverse

Moscow St. Petersburg or reverse

Siem Reap Ho Chi Minh City or reverse

Danube, Main, Rhine, Mosel

Danube

Holland & Belgium’s Waterways, Rhine, Mosel, Main, Danube

Rhine, Main, Danube

Danube, Main, Danube, Main, Rhine, Mosel, Mosel, Rhine Holland & Belgium’s Waterways

Danube

Holland & Belgium’s Waterways, Rhine

Rhône

Volga-Baltic Waterways

Mekong

Budapest/ Paris

Istanbul-Plovdiv/ Prague

Prague

Plovdiv-Istanbul

Paris/ Plovdiv-Istanbul

Prague

Lucerne-Zürich

Paris/ Barcelona

N/A

Hanoi-Ha Long Bay-Siem ReapHo Chi Minh City

Austria France Germany Hungary Luxembourg Slovakia

Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia Czech Republic Germany,Hungary Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey

Czech Republic France Germany Holland

Austria Czech Republic Germany Hungary Slovakia

France Germany Holland Switzerland

France Spain

Russia

Cambodia Vietnam

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*Visit website

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Budapest

Austria, Bulgaria Austria,Bulgaria Austria,France Czech Republic Croatia, France Germany,Holland Croatia,Germany Germany,Hungary Hungary Holland,Hungary Luxembourg, Luxembourg Romania,Serbia, Romania, Slovakia Slovakia Slovakia,Turkey Serbia, Turkey *Visit website 82 86

*Visit www.amawaterways.com for dates and prices.

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Boutique

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Custom-Designed

Ships

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European

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River Cruise

Experts With years of experience in the river cruise and tour operator business, the experts at AMAWATERWAYS can truly offer an unparalleled river cruise vacation. Our company was founded as Amadeus Waterways in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. All three brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. Rudi was one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market in 1994. Kristin brought with her vast sales and customer service experience, both in Europe and in North America. And Jimmy Murphy is the founder and former owner of Brendan Worldwide Vacations. Their combined expertise and passion for the river cruise business allow us to not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

"...Not only is the concept of the river cruise brilliant, but the execution was impeccable." Barbara - Chicago, IL As award-winning market leaders, we promise to continue living up to the unparalleled standards for which we are renowned. Put simply: AMAWATERWAYS is the industry’s expert, leading the way in river cruising. Our custom-built luxury river ships, the MS A MA B ELLA , MS A MA D OLCE , MS A MA LYRA , MS A MA DANTE , MS A MA C ELLO , MS A MA L EGRO and MS A MA DAGIO are boutique ships that we financed, designed and custombuilt with you – our valued travelers – specifically in mind. In 2011, we’ll introduce the MS A MAV ERDE in Europe, the MS A MA K ATARINA in Russia and the MS A MA L OTUS in Vietnam. We hope you’ll seize the opportunity to inspect them in person. 9


Boutique Ships,

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The Premium

Experience

Our priority in designing our innovative fleet of ships in Europe has always been to maximize the enjoyment, convenience and comfort of our guests – not to maximize passenger numbers. That’s why, in order to achieve a high staff-to-guest ratio and provide more attentive service, we limit most of the ship’s capacity to no more than 162 guests. This enables us to offer an unusually large array of world-class public facilities and also equates to a greater amount of personal space on board, in both public areas and in your stateroom or suite.

"It was a trip of a lifetime because of your extraordinary staff, the gourmet meals, and exquisite ship." Jessica - Denver, CO Our vessels dock at the central ports that larger ships often can’t reach. They are the last to be ordered from the water in adverse conditions or when levels are low, and maneuver easily around bends and into locks, making them extremely safe on the waterways. And river cruising is smooth sailing all the way. You don’t have to worry about motion sickness, as you do on an ocean cruise.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA L EGRO MSA MAV ERDE

MS A MAC ELLO MS S WISS P EARL

MS A MA DANTE MS A MA K ATARINA

MS A MA LYRA MS L A M ARGUERITE

MS A MA D OLCE MS A MA LOTUS

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Spectacular

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360° Riverside

Views

While you’ll definitely be captivated by Europe’s towns, villages and cities, you’ll also discover that when it comes to river cruising, the journey is every bit as important as the destination. For the ultimate in stunning views, you need to look no further than each ship’s expansive Sun Deck. There, you can bask in the sunshine as 360° views of Europe literally glide by. Recline in a lounge chair underneath a shady canopy; grab a book from the onboard Library; sip a cold drink from the bar; jog a few laps around the walking track; play giant chess; or soak in the warmth of the heated swimming pool (MS A MAV ERDE and MS A MA B ELLA ) or whirlpool. With a panoramic vantage point, you won’t miss a single thing. In addition to the Upper Sun Deck, the Lower Sun Deck and the teak Forward Deck each hold their own unique appeal.

"We had so many unforgettable views of the towns and villages along the river from the ship. What a way to see Europe! " Lisa - Orlando, FL Indoors, the full-length windows of the Main Lounge offer a spacious, inviting place to unwind without missing the view. The constantlychanging scenery will capture your imagination and your spirit at every point in the cruise.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA L EGRO MSA MAV ERDE

MS A MAC ELLO MS S WISS P EARL

MS A MA DANTE MS A MA K ATARINA

MS A MA LYRA MS L A M ARGUERITE

MS A MA D OLCE MS A MA LOTUS

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Small Group

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Shore Excursions

Discovery

Move at your own pace. Enjoy the undivided attention of your Local Guide. See the sights you want to see. AMAWATERWAYS ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, whether on land or on the river. Our host of complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a worldclass land tour in every destination.

"The included daily excursions gave a great overview of each port visited. It was such a great way to see Europe...all the towns, castles, cathedrals, markets, and vineyards." Bonnie - Dallas, TX Upon disembarking, you’ll separate into small groups so our Local Guides can shape the excursion according to your expectations and interests. We always offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, we will also offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in. Whichever group you join, your experience will be enhanced with the use of our complimentary headset system. These state-of-the art devices allow you to hear the audio transmissions from our guides, without the need to huddle together in a group. It provides maximum flexibility and convenience so that you can truly explore at your own pace!

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA L EGRO MSA MAV ERDE

MS A MAC ELLO MS S WISS P EARL

MS A MA DANTE MS A MA K ATARINA

MS A MA LYRA MS L A M ARGUERITE

MS A MA D OLCE MS A MA LOTUS

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Gourmet Dining

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& Entertainment

Nightly

Begin with a sophisticated and stylish dining establishment. Toss in a truly cheerful atmosphere. Add our outstanding cuisine, wonderful wines and casual yet attentive service. Then sprinkle in gorgeous views of Europe’s heartland. The result - an outstanding dining experience to be savored. Our highly-experienced chefs use fresh regional produce to create a range of culinary masterpieces that highlight the cultures and traditions of the region. Local wines flow freely at dinner, giving you the pleasure of sampling numerous fine vintages produced by European vineyards. Guests aboard the MS A MAV ERDE and MS A MA B ELLA can choose from multiple dining options each evening.

"We enjoyed the magnificent, locally-inspired meals, excellent choices in wine and impeccable service.” Kathy - New York, NY After your meal, when the stars are sparkling on the water, our superb onboard entertainment lights up the ship. Whether it’s Hungarian folk music and dance, a classical quartet or violin concerto, you’re sure to be enthralled. And though the style of entertainment varies, the outstanding quality does not. Each night, as different performers come aboard to enchant and delight, you’ll learn more about the traditions of the region you are visiting. It’s the perfect complement to each day’s discovery.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA L EGRO MSA MAV ERDE

MS A MAC ELLO MS S WISS P EARL

MS A MA DANTE MS A MA K ATARINA

MS A MA LYRA MS L A M ARGUERITE

MS A MA D OLCE MS A MA LOTUS

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Massage, Hair

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& Beauty Salon

Indulgence

As you float through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? We have an expert Hair Stylist, Masseuse and Beauty Therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well-equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offer a complete range of treatments using only the finest products available.

“There really is no better time or place to spoil yourself..." Irene - Los Angeles, CA Whether you want to soothe your muscles with a relaxing massage, have your hair perfectly styled before the Captain’s Dinner or indulge in a revitalizing beauty treatment, you can rest assured that you’re being taken care of by some of the most qualified professionals in Europe. Meanwhile, the nearby Sauna provides yet another option if you just want to unwind and relax in peace, quiet and privacy. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with us. It might seem extravagant, but we’re confident it will help whisk you a little bit further away from reality. And, after all, you are on a departure from the ordinary.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA LYRA

MS A MA L EGRO MS A MA D OLCE

MS A MAC ELLO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA DANTE MSA MAV ERDE

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Complimentary

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Bicycles

Freedom

On our carefully-planned river cruising schedules, we make sure to allow ample leisure time to explore charming towns, quaint villages and vibrant cities. And when it comes to making the most of that leisure time, AMAWATERWAYS is dedicated to going the extra mile. Literally.

"It was great to have the option of biking through the small towns or taking an early morning ride along the river side.� Tom - Milwaukee, WI Our ships carry bicycles that are free for you to borrow whenever you choose. Whether you join a complimentary guided bicycle tour or venture out on your own, our user-friendly bicycles offer the ultimate in touring freedom. They also offer you the opportunity to take a leisurely bike ride along the riverside paths to absorb the beautiful scenery from a very different vantage point. It’s a unique and extremely worthwhile spin on river cruising, and one more example of how AMAWATERWAYS helps you make the most of your European explorations!

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA LYRA

MS A MA L EGRO MS A MA D OLCE

MS A MAC ELLO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA DANTE MSA MAV ERDE

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State-Of-The-Art

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Main Lounge, A MA D OLCE


Public Areas

Luxury

Our elegant ships offer state-of-the-art public areas designed to quickly make you feel at ease. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies to the inviting hallways and lounges, you will feel at home from the moment you step on board. Spend time relaxing in our Main Lounge, sipping a cocktail from the Bar or perhaps, helping yourself to a selection of complimentary specialty coffees. The Lounge’s comfortable seating arrangements are designed to accommodate all passengers for lectures, shore excursion talks and evening entertainment, complete with a dance floor. Yet, they are also flexible enough to provide a cozy getaway during the day. Each ship also features either an Observation Lounge (MS A MAV ERDE

Aft Lounge, A MA DANTE

AND

MS A MA B ELLA ) or an intimate Aft Lounge. Our vessels also feature an elevator, an amenity offered by very few river cruise ships.

"I was extremely impressed with your ship. First impressions are so important and I must say, my expectations were more than met - they were exceeded!" Ryan - Vancouver, BC

Front of Main Lounge, A MA LYRA

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA L EGRO MSA MAV ERDE

MS A MAC ELLO MS S WISS P EARL

MS A MA DANTE MS A MA K ATARINA

MS A MA LYRA MS L A M ARGUERITE

MS A MA D OLCE MS A MA LOTUS

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Innovative

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Jr. Suite, A MA DANTE


French Balconies

Privacy

AMAWATERWAYS pioneered the concept of French Balconies, and they remain one of our most distinctive features. Open the floor-to-ceiling glass door of your French Balcony to reveal sunshine, fresh air and riverside views, bringing you closer to the scenery around you. Inside your exquisitely decorated stateroom, you'll find all the amenities of a fine hotel with white-on-white plush bedding, a cozy sitting area, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, slippers, individually controlled airconditioning and ample closet space. Marble-appointed bathrooms are well stocked with spa-quality toiletries, luxurious towels and a spacious shower with multi-jet showerhead.

"I loved the French Balcony...it made the room feel twice as large." Lisa, Seattle, WA For those seeking that extra touch of luxury and the ultimate in cruising indulgence, our exceptional Junior Suites present truly sophisticated onboard accommodation. Measuring 50% larger than a standard stateroom at 255 square feet, the Junior Suites feature all the fine amenities of our standard rooms, as well as marble-appointed bathrooms with a full-size bathtub and separate shower, plus an additional sitting area and couch. So whether you’re enjoying the fresh air from your balcony, or taking in the unrestricted sights from your sitting area, our Junior Suites are superior in every way. The suites sell quickly, so early reservations are recommended.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA LYRA

MS A MA L EGRO MS A MA D OLCE

MS A MAC ELLO MS A MA B ELLA

A+ Stateroom, A MA DANTE

MS A MA DANTE MSA MAV ERDE

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Exclusive

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Suite, A MA B ELLA


Twin Balcony

Suites

The unique “Twin Balcony” concept introduced on MS A MA B ELLA and MS A MAV ERDE continues the AMAWATERWAYS tradition of innovative luxury on Europe’s great waterways. This custom-designed stateroom feature provides unparalleled flexibility and enjoyment. Available on the majority of staterooms aboard A MA B ELLA and A MAV ERDE , the exclusive Twin Balcony design features an AMAWATERWAYS French Balcony, for unimpeded views and fresh air, plus a separate Outside Balcony, allowing for private, al fresco enjoyment of your river cruise experience. Twin Balcony staterooms range from 210 - 235 square feet. Most of the luxurious Suites boast an impressive 350 square feet, and include a large sitting area and couch, a mini-bar, large bathroom with separate bathtub, as well as both an Outside and a French balcony.

"Twin balcony staterooms are fantastic accommodations. These luxurious staterooms offer large living space, a furnished balcony, plus a second French Balcony that enhances views of the countryside,” said Rudi Schreiner, President A MA W ATERWAYS .

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Complimentary Internet,

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Movies & More

Connect

AMAWATERWAYS is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive complimentary information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to our 3G High Speed Internet service and ship-wide Wi-Fi connectivity. In your stateroom, our exclusive video-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s hottest current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. Enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and entertainment satellite TV stations, as well as a selection of music channels on your flat-panel TV. Or, use our specially-designed remote control and keyboard to turn your TV into a “Virtual Computer Desktop,” with the same programs you use at home.

"It's the little things like having complimentary Internet access and movies that makes it feel like home." Monica - Washington, D.C.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA LYRA

MS A MA L EGRO MS A MA D OLCE

MS A MAC ELLO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA DANTE MSA MAV ERDE

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Smiling Faces

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On Board

Service

With AMAWATERWAYS, you’ll find an exceptional vacation experience on board our elegant vessels. We firmly believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is the superior service and attention to detail delivered by our expertly-trained staff. Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly onboard service as a highlight of their cruise. Join us on one of our fine river cruise vacations and you will no doubt agree!

"The staff on board as well as the local tour guides were all knowledgeable, accommodating and attentive.” Susan - Phoenix, AZ The common language on board our vessels is English, although our staff come from a rich array of European countries, such as Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Portugal and Switzerland. In Russia, aboard the MS A MA K ATARINA , our staff is mostly Russian and Ukrainian. In Vietnam and Cambodia, aboard the MS L A M ARGUERITE and MS A MA L OTUS , the staff is primarily Southeast Asian, but fully English-speaking. Most of our passengers are American, British, Canadian and Australian; although we do welcome international guests from across the globe, eager to experience the unique AMAWATERWAYS brand of hospitality.

MS A MA DAGIO MS A MA B ELLA

MS A MA L EGRO MSA MAV ERDE

MS A MAC ELLO MS S WISS P EARL

MS A MA DANTE MS A MA K ATARINA

MS A MA LYRA MS L A M ARGUERITE

MS A MA D OLCE MS A MA LOTUS

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2011 G ARDEN S HOW KOBLENZ

Enhance your river cruise on the Rhine Set against a backdrop of vineyards and historic castles along the banks of Rhine and Mosel, the German winegrowing town of Koblenz has always charmed visitors with a rich array of tourist attractions. Situated along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the “Upper Middle Rhine Valley,” the town’s narrow lanes, busy squares and impressive historic buildings bear testament to a 2,000-year- old history that spans back to Roman times. This year, Koblenz will come alive with a spectacular new event: the Federal Horticultural Show Koblenz 2011 (known in German as Bundesgartenschau or “BUGA”), taking place from April 15 to October 16, 2011. A MAWATERWAYS is excited to offer this unforgettable event as an included excursion on selected dates of the following itineraries: Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel (page 38) The Enchanting Rhine (page 54) Europe’s Rivers & Castles (page 62) Magnificent Europe (page 70) Utlimate River Cruise (page 74) North Sea to the Black Sea (page 82) European Treasures (page 86) Encompassing close to 120 acres, the Garden Show will take place on three main areas, the Electoral Palace, the Blumenhof courtyard and the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. These venues will serve as the primary settings for magnificent floral displays of every color, shape and variety imaginable. Exhibits and themes will change throughout the show’s duration. In addition to flowering carpets of dazzling seasonal blossoms in flower halls and outdoor exhibit sites, visitors can stroll along an inviting riverside promenade beside the Rhine and Mosel. The Garden Show will also include cultural highlights and events, ranging from symphony concerts to street art. In total, more than 3,000 such events are scheduled, featuring music, theater, seminars, children’s programs and themed evenings.

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TULIP TIME CRUISE

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Cruise through Holland & Belgium in the Spring 9 Days  Travel to Amsterdam

1

ACTIVITY

Overnight flight to Holland

2 Amsterdam E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail Welcome Dinner 3 Amsterdam Canal cruise City tour

EDAM/VOLENDAM AMSTERDAM

Volendam

Walking tour

Edam

Walking tour Cheese tasting

KINDERDIJK

OR Guided bicycle tour

NIJMEGAN

4 Arnhem

City tour Airborne Museum

Nijmegan 5 Antwerp Brussels 6 Ghent Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful tulip carpets and flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijks’ lush green countryside dotted with world-famous windmills; taste the famous local cheeses and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Brugges.

Brugges

Free time Walking tour Optional tour to Brussels City tour Optional tour to Brugges

7 Willemstad Walking Tour Kinderdijk 8 Utrecht

Kinderdijk windmills Keukenhof excursion

9 Amsterdam D ISEMBARK Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Keukenhof Garden

Enjoy an optional visit to Brugges

Dutch windmill

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I N C L U D E D F E AT U R E S  7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations  Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise & Air package

 All local Taxes

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Dutch boy in tulip field


D AT E S & P R I C E S

YOUR I TINERARY Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. Explore the 700-year-old European capital with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, restaurants, lively marketplaces and exciting nightlife. Perhaps visit one of the city's renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM – VOLENDAM – EDAM. After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive morning cruise through the historic canals of Amsterdam. Then enjoy a driving tour followed by free time in Amsterdam. Return to the ship for a scenic lunch, while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon scenic drive or guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled) to the village of Edam, where you will sample some of its famous cheese. Cruise through the night to Arnhem. (B,L,D) Day 4, ARNHEM – NIJMEGEN. Arrive in Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem Bridge during Operation Market Garden. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem, one of the major battles of World War II. After the tour, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen for some free time on your own. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through Holland, and on to Belgium. (B,L,D) Day 5, ANTWERP, BELGIUM. This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Antwerp, one of the world's most important ancient seaports. See the Grote Market with its beautiful city hall and the Church of Our Lady, and admire the city's superb architecture. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own or take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels. During dinner, your cruise departs for Ghent. (B,L,D)

Day 6, GHENT. After breakfast take a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. This city is the diamond of Flanders, preserving its medieval charm while remaining current with the times. Modern architecture blends with remnants of the past. Take the time to visit “Castle of the Counts” a real medieval castle in the center of town. The afternoon is yours to explore Ghent at leisure or to take an optional excursion to Brugges, which is one of Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval cities. Brugge’s historical city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D) DAY 7, WILLEMSTAD, HOLLAND – KINDERDIJKSCHOONHOVEN. This morning, sail through the Dutch region of Zeeland. This region is home to one of the world's most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. During this morning's cruise, you will pass some of these magnificent projects, and then stop in charming Willemstad for a walking tour. Return to the ship to enjoy a scenic lunch as you sail towards Kinderdijk, famous for its 18th-century windmills; the largest group of original windmills in Holland. Tonight, enjoy a special music performance as the ship cruises to Schoonhoven for the evening. (B,L,D) Day 8, UTRECHT – KEUKENHOF – AMSTERDAM. During breakfast, enjoy some scenic cruising along the AmsterdamRhine Canal to Utrecht. Admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom during your morning excursion to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof also offers several ponds, sculpture gardens, greenhouses, a windmill which can be toured and several terraces to relax in. Return to your ship in Amsterdam for lunch. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure. (B,L,D) Day 9, DEPART AMSTERDAM. Disembark for your transfer to the airport. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

27-Mar 31-Mar 1-Apr 3-Apr 7-Apr 8-Apr 10-Apr 15-Apr 17-Apr 22-Apr 24-Apr 29-Apr 1-May

AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS AMS

CODE AA

EMBARK DATE

28-Mar 1-Apr 2-Apr 4-Apr 8-Apr 9-Apr 11-Apr 16-Apr 18-Apr 23-Apr 25-Apr 30-Apr 2-May

SHIP NAME

AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMACELLO AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMACELLO AMADOLCE AMACELLO AMADOLCE AMACELLO AMADOLCE AMACELLO AMADOLCE

CRUISE AIR ONLY & CRUISE*

$1,999 $2,099 $2,099 $2,099 $2,199 $2,199 $2,299 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,499 $2,499

$2,499 $2,599 $2,899 $2,899 $2,999 $2,999 $3,099 $3,199 $3,199 $3,199 $3,199 $3,299 $3,299

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Boat houses in Amsterdam

Sample Edam’s famous cheese

Photo stop in front of Keukenhof’s spectacular display of tulips

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View of Cochem and the Mosel River


V I N E YA R D S

OF THE

RHINE & MOSEL

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Enjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, then spend 3 nights in Paris

ACTIVITY

1

Overnight flight to Holland

2 Amsterdam

E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail

12 Days  Travel to Amsterdam & return from Paris or reverse

Welcome Dinner 3 Amsterdam

Canal cruise City tour

4 Cologne AMSTERDAM

Walking tour Cathedral visit

5 Rüdesheim

Wine tasting Seigfried’s Music Museum

6 Mainz

OR Koblenz Flower Show

LUXEMBOURG REMICH

s da ke ly! o bo on be uise o r ls na tc ca nigh 7-

City tour

7 Cochem

Walking tour Reichsburg Castle

8 Bernkastel

Walking tour

9 Luxembourg D ISEMBARK (in Remich) Luxembourg Walking tour

Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail the Rhine River from vibrant Amsterdam to splendid Cologne with its magnificent Cathedral. Admire vineyards and picturesque Rhine castles on your way to charming Rüdesheim. Continue to historic Koblenz and cruise through the world’s steepest vineyards along the Mosel River Valley to quaint Cochem and Bernkastel. Tour colorful Luxembourg before your splendid finale in Paris.

Bernkastel, Germany

Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, Rüdesheim

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

TGV high-speed train to Paris 10 Paris

City tour

11 Paris

Optionals available

12 Paris

Airport transfer

Note: To accommodate the Koblenz Flower Show some excursions may be substituted.

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S  7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

 Transfer from the Ship to Luxembourg, followed by high-speed TGV train to Paris

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris at the Le MĂŠridien Etoile (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

 All local Taxes

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Cologne, Germany


D AT E S & P R I C E S

YOUR I TINERARY Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Holland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Your luxurious river cruise ship is moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Gala Welcome Reception. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire beautiful 18thcentury homes, charming churches and 17th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. Enjoy an information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. (B,L,D) Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY. This morning, cruise the Rhine River as the ship arrives in Cologne at lunchtime. After lunch on board enjoy a walking tour of Cologne and visit the spectacular 13th-century Medieval Gothic cathedral, its twin spires amongst Europe’s tallest. Later, there is ample free time to explore on your own as the ship stays overnight. (B,L,D) Day 5, RÜDESHEIM. This morning, see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. The ship overnights here. (B,L,D) Day 6, MAINZ – KOBLENZ. Today, decide between two excursions: take a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible, and then return to the ship for lunch. Another option is a visit to the Koblenz Flower Show, taking place through October in the historic wine-growing town of Koblenz situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. This special event features 120 acres of magnificent floral displays,

exhibitions and events. Exhibit grounds include the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which you will visit. The ship continues on to dock in the early evening in the vicinity of Koblenz. (B,L,D) Day 7, COCHEM. Enjoy your breakfast as you cruise the beautiful Mosel River with its steep sided banks of vineyards. After lunch, we stop in Cochem, where you will enjoy a guided visit of the Reichsburg Castle and its spectacular views of the river. (B,L,D) Day 8, BERNKASTEL. Arrive in Bernkastel and explore this quaint little town on a walking tour. Strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, it boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. (B,L,D) Day 9, REMICH – DISEMBARK – LUXEMBOURG – PARIS, FRANCE. This morning, bid farewell to your cruise ship and head to Luxembourg for a walking tour of the Grand Duchy. After lunch on your own, continue to Paris via TGV highspeed train. Arrive in Paris mid-afternoon and check-in to your hotel. (B) Day 10, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, pass the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, the Opéra, La Madeleine, Les Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B) Day 11, PARIS. Your last day in the “City of Lights” is free for you to enjoy. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair or choose one of the various optional tours that are available. (B) Day 12, PARIS. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

2-Apr† 6-Apr† 27-Apr 28-Apr 6-May 30-May 23-Jun 25-Jul 18-Aug 19-Sep 13-Oct† 15-Oct† 25-Oct† 9-Nov†

AMS PAR PAR AMS AMS PAR AMS PAR AMS PAR AMS AMS PAR PAR

EMBARK DATE

3-Apr 10-Apr 1-May 29-Apr 7-May 3-Jun 24-Jun 29-Jul 19-Aug 23-Sep 14-Oct 16-Oct 29-Oct 13-Nov

CODE AR SHIP NAME

AMADAGIO AMADAGIO AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMACELLO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMACELLO AMADANTE

CRUISE ONLY

$2,099 $2,199 $2,499 $2,499 $2,599 $2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,799 $2,599 $2,499 $2,299 $1,999

CRUISE AIR, CRUISE & PARIS & LAND*

$2,879 $2,979 $3,279 $3,279 $3,379 $3,479 $3,479 $3,379 $3,379 $3,579 $3,379 $3,279 $3,079 $2,779

$3,679 $3,779 $4,079 $4,079 $4,179 $4,279 $4,579 $4,479 $4,479 $4,679 $4,179 $4,079 $3,879 $3,279

†Modified itinerary; visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM for details. *Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $390 per person PARIS H OTEL A CCOMODATION : Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

E XTEND YOUR C RUISE ! Select departures can be combined with Europe’s Rivers & Castles (pg. 62) or Ultimate River Cruise (pg. 74). For dates and prices, visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Take a refreshing break

Amsterdam canal

Overview of Cochem, Germany

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Schönbühl Castle on the Danube River


T H E R O M A N T I C DA N U B E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy a fascinating cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest 12 Days  Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse

ca n a 7-nig lso be b o ht c ruis oked as e on ly!

1

ACTIVITY

Overnight flight to Czech Republic

2 Prague

Hotel check-in

3 Prague

City tour

4 Prague

Free time

5 Prague

Transfer to Regensburg

Regensburg

Walking tour

Vilshofen

E MBARKATION “Oktoberfest” Welcome Cocktail Welcome Dinner

6 Vilshofen Passau 7 Linz

Free Time Walking tour Walking tour & Gmunden excursion OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion

8 Melk Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3night stay in majestic Prague followed with 7 nights on the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000-year- old city and visit Europe’s largest pipe organ; savor local wines throughout the Wachau Valley and have your senses heightened with the timeless beauty and rich history of Vienna and Budapest.

Benedictine Abbey Wachau Valley cruise

Krems

Dürnstein walking tour OR guided bicycle tour Wine tasting

9 Vienna

City tour Optional evening concert

10 Bratislava

Walking tour

11 Budapest

City tour Illuminations Cruise

12 Budapest

D ISEMBARK

Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Prague, Czech Republic

Sample local favorites

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S

YOUR I TINERARY

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic.

 Transfer from the Hotel in Prague to the Ship in Vilshofen

Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

Day 3, PRAGUE. Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard, St. Vitus and then walk over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The evening is free to mingle with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the many charming cafés or restaurants in Prague. (B)

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms

Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure to relax and stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vlatava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant or shop for local handicrafts and art work. This afternoon, participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B)

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 5, PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN. This morning, depart Prague after breakfast and stop in Regensburg, for a guided tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. After lunch on your own, continue your drive to the charming 1200-year old Bavarian town of Vilshofen, on the confluence of the Vils and Danube rivers. Here, docked in the center of town, your luxurious ship awaits you. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers as we celebrate “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, enjoy traditional beers accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

Day 6, VILSHOFEN – PASSAU. This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town, located directly on the banks of the Danube and the Vils. From the river the old town gives the impression of a floating peninsula. In the background above the town the imposing double-towers of the Benedictine Abbey Schweiklberg dominate the scenery. During lunch you will cruise to Passau, where this afternoon you will enjoy a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old fairy tale city. Due to its unique position on the Danube, Passau has been given the nickname, “Venice on the Danube.” Departing mid-morning from Vilshofen you will drive to Munich arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon your guide will lead a walking tour of the historic city center. Highlights include the famous Town

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

 All local Taxes

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Statue of Johann Strauss, Vienna


D AT E S & P R I C E S Hall with glockenspiel, located in Marienplatz as well as Frauenkirche and “devils footprint.” The tour also includes entrance to the BMW Museum and BMW World. Rejoin the ship in Passau. (B,L,D) Day 7, LINZ, AUSTRIA – GMUNDEN. This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. You will enjoy Brunch on board, followed by a walking tour of this historic city. This afternoon we visit the scenic “Salzkammergut” region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Austrian Lake District and the town of Gmunden, on the beautiful “Traunsee” Lake Traun. Here there is time to enjoy a scenic cruise across the lake. For the more adventurous, you can take a cable car ride up Grünberg mountain for spectacular views over the lake. Those passengers not wishing to visit the Lake District can join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. Also available is an optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and setting for the “Sound of Music.” (B,L,D) Day 8, MELK – KREMS (DÜRNSTEIN). Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau valley to Krems, where you will take a motor coach for a visit to Dürnstein. Enjoy a walking tour through cobblestone streets that reveal Dürnstein’s quaint 16th-century town houses and taverns. A guided bicycle tour from Melk to Durnstein is also available (capacity controlled). Tonight, after dinner on board, you will sample the local wine as we visit a local “weingut” in Krems for wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 9, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour of Vienna, followed by free time in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an optional excursion to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Carriage Museum. Or simply use your free afternoon to stroll along the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 10, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruise to Bratislava, where you can choose from a “Communist Tour” or a walking tour which reveals the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The remainder of the day is free to shop or explore on your own. Tonight, there is an evening music performance on board. (B,L,D) Day 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner with Gypsy music. Afterwards, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 12, BUDAPEST. Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

2-Apr 2-Apr 6-Apr 6-Apr 5-Jun 9-Jun 3-Jul 7-Jul 17-Jul 21-Jul 14-Aug 18-Aug 28-Aug 1-Sep 25-Sep 29-Sep 9-Oct 13-Oct 6-Nov 10-Nov 20-Nov 25-Nov

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EMBARK DATE

3-Apr 3-Apr 10-Apr 10-Apr 6-Jun 13-Jun 4-Jul 11-Jul 18-Jul 25-Jul 15-Aug 22-Aug 29-Aug 5-Sep 26-Sep 3-Oct 10-Oct 17-Oct 7-Nov 14-Nov 21-Nov 28-Nov

C O D E AG SHIP NAME

AMADANTE AMALYRA AMADANTE AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE AMADOLCE

CRUISE CRUISE AIR, CRUISE ONLY & PRAGUE & LAND*

$2,099 $2,099 $2,199 $2,199 $2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,599 $2,499 $2,099 $1,999 $1,999 $2,199

$2,789 $2,789 $2,889 $2,889 $3,389 $3,389 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,289 $3,189 $2,789 $2,689 $2,689 $2,889

$3,589 $3,589 $3,689 $3,689 $4,489 $4,489 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,589 $4,589 $4,589 $4,089 $3,989 $3,289 $3,189 $3,189 $3,389

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $390 per person P RAGUE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S

Melk Abbey

Picture yourself on a river cruise

Vilshofen, Germany

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MS AMADANTE & MS AMACELLO in Amsterdam, Holland


M E LO D I E S

OF THE

DA N U B E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Enjoy a fascinating cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen & spend 3 nights in Munich 12 Days  Travel to Budapest & return from Munich or reverse

ACTIVITY

1

Overnight flight to Hungary

2 Budapest

E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail Welcome Dinner

ca n a l s 7-nigh o be booked t crui se onl as y!

3 Budapest

City tour

4 Bratislava

Walking tour

Vienna 5 Vienna

Optional evening concert City tour Heuriger Evening

6 Dürnstein

Walking tour Wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour

Melk 7 Linz

Benedictine Abbey tour Walking tour & Gmunden excursion OR Cesky Krumlov excursion

Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries, experiencing first-hand why its surroundings have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in magnificent Budapest, continuing on to historic Bratislava and legendary Vienna, the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit a spectacular Benedictine Abbey; explore the Austrian Lake District and fairy-tale cities founded more than 2,000 years ago. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Munich.

OR Salzburg excursion 8 Passau

Walking tour Optional Munich excursion

Vilshofen 9 Vilshofen

“Oktoberfest” D ISEMBARK

Regensburg Walking tour Transfer to Munich 10 Munich

Walking tour

11 Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Bavarian Alps

12 Munich

Airport transfer

Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Hundertwasserhaus, Austria

Sample local wines

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 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception followed by dinner. (D)

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

Day 3, BUDAPEST. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. (B,L,D)

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 4, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Choose from a “Communist Tour” or a walking tour of the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. Later, there is time to explore on your own, before cruising this afternoon to Vienna. Perhaps, venture into the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, explore the vibrant capital on your own or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

 Transfer from the ship Vilshofen to the Hotel in Munich

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Munich at the Le Méridien (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast (Prague is also available; ask for details)

Day 5, VIENNA – HEURIGER. Your guided city tour is followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an optional excursion to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Carriage Museum. You will have free time to stroll along the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. After dinner, enjoy a traditional Heuriger visit to a wine village near Vienna for some music and casual wine tasting. (B,L,D)

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

Day 6, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. This morning you arrive in Dürnstein, where you will marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Above town you'll spot the

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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Wachau folklore costumes

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic


D AT E S & P R I C E S ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Your tour will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner. After lunch, you will cruise the Wachau Valley to Melk, location of the famous Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries, which you will tour this afternoon. You may also choose a guided bicycle ride from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship moors overnight at Melk. (B,L,D) Day 7, LINZ – GMUNDEN. This morning, the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. You will enjoy brunch on board, followed by a walking tour of this historic city. This afternoon we visit the scenic “Salzkammergut” region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Austrian Lake District and the town of Gmunden, on the beautiful “Traunsee” Lake Traun. Here there is time to enjoy a scenic cruise across the lake. For the more adventurous, you can take a cable car ride up Grünberg Mountain for spectacular views over the lake. Those passengers not wishing to visit the Lake District can join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. Also available is an optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and setting for the “Sound of Music (B,L,D) Day 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN. Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where, the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. This afternoon, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, a charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town, on the confluence of the river Vils and the Danube. This afternoon, enjoy “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and

benches, enjoy traditional beers accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,L,D) Day 9, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARK – REGENSBURG – MUNICH, GERMANY. This morning disembark the ship, departing Vilshofen after breakfast and stop in Regensburg, for a guided tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. After lunch on your own continue on to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located north of the Bavarian Alps on the river Issar, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center. It is also famous for its breweries, beer gardens and attractions such as Oktoberfest. (B) Day 10, MUNICH. This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Munich. Highlights include the historic city center and large open square, the Marienplatz. There you’ll see the Town Hall and iconic glockenspiel that chimes at designated hours accompanied by life-size figures re-enacting scenes from Munich’s history. Nearby is the late Gothic brick cathedral, the Frauenkirche, with its legendary “devils footprint” located just near the entrance. (B) Day 11, MUNICH. Today visit the hilltop Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for the “Sleeping Beauty” Castle. The Romaneque Revival palace was built in the 19th century by Ludwig II of Bavaria, intended as an homage to the grandiose operas of composer Richard Wagner. Your excursion will also include a visit to the Bavarian Alps. You will have free time for lunch in the town of Fussen, nestled on the Lech river at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. (B) Day 12, DEPART MUNICH. Bid farewell to Munich and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

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C O D E AG SHIP NAME

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CRUISE CRUISE AIR, CRUISE ONLY & MIUNICH & LAND*

$2,099 $2,099 $2,199 $2,199 $2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,599 $2,499 $2,099 $1,999 $1,999 $2,199

$2,789 $2,789 $2,889 $2,889 $3,389 $3,389 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,289 $3,189 $2,789 $2,689 $2,689 $2,889

$3,589 $3,589 $3,689 $3,689 $4,489 $4,489 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,589 $4,589 $4,589 $4,089 $3,989 $3,289 $3,189 $3,189 $3,389

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $390 per person M UNICH H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Le Méridien (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE C AT. D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S

Gmunden, Austria

Savor regional specialties

Overview of Munich, Germany

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Small Group shore excursion with professional tour guide


T H E L E G E N DA R Y D A N U B E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy a fascinating cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

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Overnight flight to Czech Republic

12 Days  Travel to Prague & return from Budapest

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Transfer to hotel

3 Prague

City tour

4 Prague

Optional tours available

5 Prague

Transfer to Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary Free time Nuremberg

E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail

KARLOVY VARY

Welcome Dinner 6 Nuremberg

City tour Cruise Main-Danube Canal Lecture on canal project

Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide 7 Regensburg Walking tour Audi factory tour (when available) Start your voyage with historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Continue to centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful river side vistas unfolding around you. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region. Then, conclude your European river cruise vacation with two grand capitals, magnificent Vienna and exotic Budapest.

8 Passau

Walking tour

Salzburg

Optional Salzburg excursion

Linz

Free evening

9 Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour Wachau Valley cruise

Vienna

Optional evening concert

10 Vienna

City tour

11 Budapest

City tour Illuminations Cruise

12 Budapest

Mozart’s birth place, Salzburg

Local entertainment

Wachau Valley, Austria

D ISEMBARK

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 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic.

 Transfer from the Hotel in Prague to the Ship in Nuremberg

Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

Day 3, PRAGUE. Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard, St. Vitus and then walk over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The evening is free to mingle with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the many charming cafés or restaurants in Prague. (B)

 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure to relax and stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vlatava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant or shop for local handicrafts and art work. This afternoon, participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now serving as a memorial to those who perished. (B)

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 5, PRAGUE – KARLOVY VARY – EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Depart from Prague after breakfast. Enjoy a short stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, which is famous for its Bohemian Spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Gala Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

Day 6, NUREMBERG – CROSSING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. Today, decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the “modern tour” of the city’s role in the 20th-century, see the Zeppelin field and the

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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St. Charles Cathedral, Vienna

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

German street musician


D AT E S & P R I C E S Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, return to the ship and cruise the Main Danube Canal to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level, where you cross Europe's Continental Divide, then start descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D) Day 7, REGENSBURG. This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Or, in the alternative, take a tour of the Audi Car Factory. In the afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey in the Danube Gorge (seasonal). In the evening enjoy a musical performance on board. (B,L,D) Day 8, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz Rivers join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy tale locale founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or, substitute the city tour with the optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for the “Sound of Music.” During your walking tour see Mozart’s birthplace. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

to the ship for lunch as you cruise the romantic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna, the "City of Music" before dinner. Explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own and visit the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or enjoy the optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 10, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time strolling along the main shopping street, Karntnerstrasse, or sampling some of Vienna’s famous pastries. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which includes entrance to the Carriage Museum. Enjoy dinner as you continue your journey pass Slovakia and cruise overnight to Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital. (B,L,D) Day 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica and Great Market Hall. Tonight enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner. Afterwards, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 12, DEPART BUDAPEST. Your fascinating cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Day 9, MELK – VIENNA. Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Your guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Return

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CODE AB SHIP NAME

AMALEGRO AMACELLO AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMALYRA AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMACELLO AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMADANTE AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMALYRA AMALEGRO

CRUISE CRUISE AIR, CRUISE ONLY & PRAGUE & LAND*

$2,599 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,599 $2,299 $2,299 $2,299 $2,299 $1,999 $1,999 $1,999 $1,999

$3,289 $3,389 $3,389 $3,389 $3,389 $3,389 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,289 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,289 $2,989 $2,989 $2,989 $2,989 $2,689 $2,689 $2,689 $2,689

$4,089 $4,189 $4,189 $4,489 $4,489 $4,489 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,389 $4,589 $4,589 $4,589 $4,589 $4,589 $4,089 $3,789 $3,789 $3,789 $3,789 $3,189 $3,189 $3,189 $3,189

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $390 per person P RAGUE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE C AT. D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S

MS A MA C ELLO cruising through Passau, Germany

Tour at your own pace

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

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Vineyards of the Rhine Valley, Germany

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THE ENCHANTING RHINE

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S D AY D E S T I N AT I O N

Start with a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, then spend 2 nights in Lucerne, ending with a 2-night stay in Zürich 13 Days  Travel to Amsterdam & return from Zürich or reverse

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AC T I V I T I E S

Overnight flight to Holland

2 Amsterdam E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail Welcome Dinner 3 Amsterdam Canal cruise

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AMSTERDAM

City tour 4 Cologne

City tour Cathedral visit

5 Koblenz

Koblenz Flower Show

Rüdesheim Wine tasting Siegfried’s Music Museum 6 Worms

City tour

Heidelberg City tour

STRASBOURG

7 Strasbourg

BREISACH

Walking tour Canal cruise

8 Breisach

Colmar “Alsace” excursion With wine tasting OR “Black Forest” excursion

Begin in vibrant Amsterdam, enjoying her legendary canals and colorful surroundings. Visit the majestic Cologne Cathedral, the historic university town of Heidelberg, the charming medieval town of Strasbourg, and enjoy an excursion to the legendary Black Forest region. Conclude your journey amidst Switzerland’s stunning scenery and world-famous cities, enjoying lake-side excursions and Alpine vistas.

9 Basel

D ISEMBARK City tour Transfer to Lucerne

10 Lucerne

Walking tour

11 Lucerne

Lake cruise Transfer to Zürich

Zürich

Hotel check-in

12 Zürich

Walking tour

13 Zürich

Airport transfer

Note: To accommodate the Koblenz Flower Show some excursions may be substituted.

Bicycles available to explore on your own

Amsterdam, Holland

Fraumuenster Cathedral, Zürich

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 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

DAY 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland.

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – EMBARKATION. Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. (D)

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire beautiful 17th-century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then take a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. Enjoy an information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. Tonight you'll be a guest at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY. Arrive in Cologne for a guided morning walking tour through the old part of the city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. (B,L,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

Day 5, KOBLENZ – RÜDESHEIM. Today, you can choose to visit the Koblenz Flower Show. This special event taking place through October features 120 acres of magnificent floral displays, exhibitions and events. Exhibit grounds include the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Frotress, which you will visit. In the alternative, you can remain on board to sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, passing castle after castle and the infamous Lorelei Rock. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. The ship overnights here. (B,L,D)

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

 Transfer from the Ship in Basel to Hotel in Lucerne

 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Lucerne at the Radisson Blu (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Zürich at The Hotel Continental (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

Day 6, WORMS – HEIDELBERG. This morning, arrive in one of Germany’s oldest cities, Worms, renowned for its great historical and cultural significance. Surrounded by lush vineyards, Worms is noteworthy for its famous white wine, Liebfraumilch, and as a location described in the ancient Nibelungenlied (The Song of the Nibelungs), an epic poem from the Middle Ages. The city is also known for its many excellent examples of Romanesque architecture, including the majestic 12th-century St. Peter’s Cathedral. During your tour, visit the impressive monument to Martin Luther and other leaders of the Reformation along the “Luther Trail.” You will also see the 11th-century “Heiliger Sand,” one of the largest and oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe with some tombstones dating back nearly a millennium. After lunch, disembark for your excursion to Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled Castle, with its Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask and beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg below. (B,L,D)

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

 All local Taxes

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Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Switzerland

Day 7, STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill


D AT E S & P R I C E S River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany. Enjoy a canal cruise, revealing the picturesque town, known for its black and white timber-framed buildings, covered bridges and medieval watch towers. Then take a tour through this charming town lined with narrow cobbled streets. See the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, where you will see the sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Take a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled) or stroll through Strasbourg’s historic city center, the “Grande Île” (“Grand Island”), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or sample the local cuisine and wine that merges the best of French and German influences. A shuttle bus will run from the ship to the town during the afternoon. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 8, BREISACH – COLMAR, FRANCE or BLACK FOREST TOUR. Today, choose between a city tour of Colmar or a tour through the famous Black Forest region of Germany. On the Black Forest tour, enjoy your drive through a scenic forested area where you will encounter a number of lakes as well as charming examples of rural architecture. Your tour will include a stop at a cuckoo clock factory. As an alternative choose to travel to medieval Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and the self-proclaimed “Capital of Alsatian Wine.” During your city tour, you will see remarkable half-timbered framed houses; the German influenced old quarter filled with streets of unexpected twists and turns; canals and the Launch River. You will also enjoy a wine cellar visit and wine tasting. Late tonight, the ship set sails for Basel, Switzerland. (B,L,D) Day 9, BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARK – LUCERNE. Disembark after breakfast for a city tour of cosmopolitan Basel. Switzerland’s second largest city is ideally located at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18th-

century patrician homes. After free time for lunch on your own, depart for Lucerne. You will visit the Lion Monument en route and arrive mid-afternoon to check in to the hotel. (B) Day 10, LUCERNE. Situated on Lake Lucerne, the city is a medieval gem. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that will explore some of the city’s famous cobblestone streets, monuments, fountain-embellished public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for watches, knives and world-famous chocolates. Or, you can join the optional tour and cable car ride to the top of Mount Pilatus, the mountain which dominates the city. The return trip from the mountain will be via a cograil train. (B) Day 11, LUCERNE – ZÜRICH. Enjoy a free morning in Lucerne before checking out of your hotel. Afterwards, you will cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau. Upon arrival in Vitznau, you will board a motor coach for a scenic drive to Zurich, where you will check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B) Day 12, ZÜRICH. Your morning walking tour of picturesque Zürich will include Grossmünster, St.Peter, with the largest church clock face in the world, Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster, which was fully renovated in 2004 and now offers an exceptional 360° panoramic view of Zürich. The afternoon and evening is free for you to explore the town on your own. Perhaps, return to the Old Town, which offers engaging cafés, restaurants and a wealth of nightlife, or shop along Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf. (B) Day 13, ZURICH – USA. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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CODE AI SHIP NAME

AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMADAGIO AMADAGIO AMADAGIO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMACELLO AMACELLO AMACELLO

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CRUISE AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$3,219 $3,319 $3,519 $3,619 $3,619 $3,619 $3,519 $3,519 $3,519 $3,519 $3,519 $3,519 $3,719 $3,719 $3,519 $3,519 $3,019 $2,919 $2,919

$4,019 $4,119 $4,319 $4,419 $4,719 $4,719 $4,619 $4,619 $4,619 $4,619 $4,619 $4,619 $4,819 $4,519 $4,319 $4,319 $3,519 $3,419 $3,419

†Modified itinerary; visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM for details. *Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $520 per person L UCERNE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Radisson Blu (or similar) Z ÜRICH H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : The Hotel Continental (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE C AT. D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S

Rüdesheim, Germany

Basel, Switzerland

“La Petite France” District, Strasbourg

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D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable 7-night cruise then relax for 3 nights in Prague 14 Days  Travel to Budapest & return from Prague

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ACTIVITIES

Overnight flight to Hungary

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Budapest

Hotel check-in

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Budapest

City tour

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Budapest

E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail

ca n a l s 7-nigh o be booked t crui se onl as y! KARLOVY VARY

Welcome Dinner 5

Bratislava

Walking tour

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Vienna

City tour Optional evening concert

7

Dürnstein

Walking tour Wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise Guided bicycle tour

Melk 8 9

Linz

Optional Salzburg excursion

Passau

Walking tour

Regensburg

Walking tour

10 Hilpoltstein Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise to Vienna, Bratislava, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide, made possible through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal. Take an optional excursion to Salzburg and celebrate the heritage of Mozart, one of the world’s greatest composers.

Benedictine Abbey tour

Nuremberg 11 Nuremberg

Crossing Continental Divide City tour D ISEMBARK

Karlovy Vary Free time Prague

Transfer to Prague

12 Prague

City tour

13 Prague

Optional tour available

14 Prague

Airport transfer

Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Nuremberg, Germany

Colorful Altar detail

Bratislava Castle, Slovakia

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YOUR I TINERARY

 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Hungary.

 Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Budapest

Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this beautiful city.

 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

Day 3, BUDAPEST. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica and Great Market Hall. (B)

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

Day 4, BUDAPEST – EMBARK SHIP. Enjoy a free morning in Budapest or join us on an optional Puszta excursion, where you will experience the revival of a 100-year-old tradition of Hungarian horsemanship. In the afternoon, transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship docked in the center of the city. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner as your ship cruises overnight to Bratislava. (B,D)

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 5, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Today, choose either a “Communist Tour” or a guided walking tour of Bratislava’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The remainder of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Perhaps, visit the 13th-century Bratislava Castle where you'll enjoy breathtaking views overlooking three countries - Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. An eventful day is followed by an evening filled with an enchanting music performance on board. Just before midnight the ship departs for Vienna. (B,L,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast

Day 6, VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, spend your free time strolling along the main shopping street, Karntnerstrasse, or sampling some of Vienna’s famous

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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Shiftskirche, Dürnstein

Folklore entertainers, Wachau Valley


D AT E S & P R I C E S pastries. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which includes entrance to the Carriage Museum. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 7, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley for your walking tour of Dürnstein, known as one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and see the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns and includes a wine tasting at a local vintner. After lunch, enjoy your scenic cruise to Melk. Here, you will tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. Another option is a guided bicycle tour from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled) (B,L,D) Day 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY. After breakfast, take an optional full-day excursion to fascinating Salzburg, setting for the “Sound of Music,” or cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, a walking tour will lead you through this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. (B,L,D) Day 9, REGENSBURG. After lunch, arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall, and the Porta Praetoria - a gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, folklore entertainers will come on board for your delight. (B,L,D)

cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. In the afternoon, you decide as you enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. Either choose the medieval history of Nuremberg and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the tour centered on the modern role the city played in the 20thcentury and see the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,L,D) Day 11, NUREMBERG – EMBARKATION – KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC – PRAGUE. This morning, depart Nuremberg after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, and most famous for its Bohemian spa. After lunch, continue to Prague and check into the hotel. (B) Day 12, PRAGUE. This morning's sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard and St. Vitus, and then walk over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The evening is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. (B) Day 13, PRAGUE. Today is a free day to relax or visit a museum or a gallery, wander along the banks of the Vlatava River, dine at an outdoor restaurant or shop for local handicrafts and art work. An optional tour visits Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B) Day 14, DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Day 10, NUREMBERG. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely

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C O D E AC SHIP NAME

AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMACELLO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMADANTE AMALYRA AMACELLO AMADOLCE AMADANTE AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMALYRA

CRUISE ONLY

$2,399 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,599 $2,499 $2,399 $2,299 $2,099 $2,099 $2,099 $1,999 $1,999

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$3,549 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,749 $3,649 $3,549 $3,449 $3,249 $3,249 $3,249 $3,149 $3,149

$4,349 $4,649 $4,649 $4,949 $4,949 $4,949 $4,849 $4,849 $4,849 $4,849 $4,849 $4,849 $4,849 $4,849 $5,049 $5,049 $5,049 $5,049 $5,049 $4,549 $4,449 $4,349 $4,249 $3,749 $3,749 $3,749 $3,649 $3,649

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $650 per person B UDAPEST H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar) P RAGUE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE C AT.

D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 NOTE: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Belvedere Palace, Vienna

Passau, Germany

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D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

3 nights in Paris, an enchanting 7-night cruise from

1

Overnight flight to France

Luxembourg to Nuremberg plus 2 nights in Prague

2 Paris

Hotel check-in

3 Paris

City tour

4 Paris

Optional tours available

5 Paris

TGV high-speed train to

14 Days  Travel to Paris & return from Prague or reverse

as ked y! o o l on be b lso cruise a n ca ight 7- n

Luxembourg Luxembourg Walking tour E MBARKATION (in Remich) Welcome Cocktail & Dinner ROTHENBURG

6 Trier Bernkastel

LUXEMBOURG KITZINGEN

REMICH

7 Cochem

City Tour Walking tour & wine tasting Walking tour Reichsburg Castle

se Mo l

OR Koblenz Flower Show Rüdesheim 8 Mainz Frankfurt

Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour Walking tour OR Heidelberg excursion

Start your European vacation in splendid Paris before boarding a highspeed TGV train to Luxembourg, where you will embark your ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany and continue along the meandering Mosel River Valley, famous for Europe's steepest vineyards. Visit the charming towns of Bernkastel and Cochem, sampling Mosel vintages along the way. Then, cruise through the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, dotted with picturesque castles from Koblenz to Rüdesheim. Enter the Main River and stop at the medieval towns of Miltenberg, Wertheim and Bamberg before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg before ending your journey in majestic Prague.

9 Miltenberg Wertheim

Walking tour Free time OR Guided bike tour

10 Würzburg

City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour

Kitzingen 11 Bamberg 12 Nuremberg

Walking tour & wine tasting Walking tour D ISEMBARK City tour Transfer to Prague

13 Prague

City tour

14 Prague

Airport transfer

Note: To accommodate the Koblenz Flower Show some excursions may be substituted. Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled. Day 6 - Zell replaced by Bernkastel in reverse direction.

Reichsburg Castle, Cochem

Stained glass, Heidelberg Castle

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Rhine River

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 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris at the Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast  Transfer from the hotel to the High-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by transfer to Ship in Remich  7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies  Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary  Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations  Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise  Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship  Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily  Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Transfer from the Ship in Nuremberg to the Hotel in Prague  2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast  Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music  Use of Bicycles to explore on your own  Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)  All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Paris, France. Day 2, ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris' famous sights during your morning guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the unique Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, La Madeleine, Les Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the many museums, galleries and other attractions that the city has to offer. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Enjoy a full free day to explore the amazing "City of Lights," where romance fills the air. Stroll along Les Champs Elysées, the boutique-lined boulevards, or see the Eiffel Tower, built for the World's Fair of 1889. Paris at night offers unlimited possibilities for every taste. (B) Day 5, PARIS – LUXEMBOURG – REMICH – EMBARKATION. Bid "Au Revoir" to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Luxembourg, one of the last independent duchies that made up Western and Central Europe. Today the Grand Duchy is important because of its role in international politics and banking. You will have a guided tour of Luxembourg before transferring to your ship in Remich. Tonight, gather on board for a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 6, TRIER – BERNKASTEL. After breakfast, arrive in the charming village of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, for a guided tour which will introduce you to the city’s rich Roman past. Continue to Bernkastel. Strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, Bernkastel boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Take a guided walking tour through the old town center with its many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a visit to the wine museum. (B,L,D) Day 7, COCHEM – KOBLENZ – RHINE CASTLES – RÜDESHEIM. Today, decide between an excursion to Cochem or to Koblenz. In

Germany’s colorful vineyards

Tyn Church, Prague

Enjoy a bike ride through Bernkastel


D AT E S & P R I C E S Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. In the alternative, travel to Koblenz, an historic wine-growing town at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. There, you will visit the Koblenz Flower Show. This special event taking place through October features 120 acres of magnificent floral displays, exhibitions and events. Exhibit grounds include the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which you will visit. Later, enjoy scenic cruising along the most beautiful and famous part of the Rhine, seeing castle after castle and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim and take a mini train to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. Tonight, explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D) Day 8, MAINZ – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT. Today, decide between two excursions: take a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world's first printed bible, then enjoy a lunchtime cruise to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt, you will have a walking tour of the city’s medieval section. In the alternative, travel by motor coach for an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. Visit the red-walled Castle, enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley below, and see the Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask. You will also enjoy free time in Heidelberg. Later this afternoon, return to Frankfurt. (B,L,D) Day 9, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town with its narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will have free time to explore the town on your own or before

boarding your ship for an overnight cruise to Würzburg. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) Day 10, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. During your guided tour, visit the magnificent Residenz Palace and see the major sights. This afternoon take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, and visit its World Famous Christmas Museum. Or relax on board this afternoon as you cruise to Kitzingen. After dinner on board enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting in Kitzingen, Germany’s oldest wine cellar. (B,L,D) Day 11, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Enjoy free time in Bamberg before you continue your cruise this evening to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D) Day 12, NUREMBERG – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. After breakfast, wave goodbye to the crew as you disembark the ship. Enjoy a guided morning tour of the historic city of Nuremberg with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant impressive walls. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before transferring to Prague. Arrive in Prague late this afternoon. (B) Day 13, PRAGUE. This morning's sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the thousand-year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard and St. Vitus, then walk over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The evening is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. (B) Day 14, PRAGUE DEPARTURE. Bid farewell to Prague and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

START USA DEP. DATE CITY

EMBARK DATE

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CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

21-Apr PRG 24-Apr AMALYRA $2,399 $3,639 $4,439 2-May PAR 6-May AMALEGRO $2,599 $3,839 $4,639 10-May PAR 14-May AMACELLO $2,599 $3,839 $4,639 24-May PRG 27-May AMALEGRO $2,699 $3,939 $4,739 27-Jun PAR 1-Jul AMALEGRO $2,599 $3,839 $4,939 19-Jul PRG 22-Jul AMALEGRO $2,599 $3,839 $4,939 27-Jul PRG 30-Jul AMACELLO $2,599 $3,839 $4,939 2-Aug PAR 6-Aug AMACELLO $2,599 $3,839 $4,939 22-Aug PAR 26-Aug AMALEGRO $2,599 $3,839 $4,939 13-Sep PRG 16-Sep AMALEGRO $2,799 $4,039 $5,139 13-Oct† PRG 16-Oct AMALYRA $2,499 $3,739 $4,539 17-Oct† PAR 21-Oct AMALEGRO $2,399 $3,639 $4,439 19-Oct† PRG 22-Oct AMACELLO $2,399 $3,639 $4,439 19-Oct† PAR 23-Oct AMADAGIO $2,399 $3,639 $4,439 19-Oct† PAR 23-Oct AMALYRA $2,399 $3,639 $4,439 3-Nov† PRG 6-Nov AMADANTE $2,099 $3,339 $3,839 †Modified itinerary; visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM for details. *Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $650 per person PARIS H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) P RAGUE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

E XTEND YOUR C RUISE ! Select departures can be combined with Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel (pg. 38). For dates and prices, visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM. G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S MS A MA L EGRO docked in Zell, Germany

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Mini train ride in Rüdesheim, Germany

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B L AC K S E A V O YAG E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S D AY D E S T I N AT I O N

Start with 2 nights in Vienna, then take a 7-night cruise to Bulgaria, stay 1 night in Bulgaria and end with 3 nights in Istanbul 15 Days  Travel to Budapest & return from Istanbul or reverse

AC T I V I T I E S

1

Overnight flight to Austria

2 Vienna

Hotel check-in

3 Vienna

City tour

4 Vienna

Transfer to Budapest

Budapest

City tour Embarkation Welcome Cocktail Welcome Dinner

PECS

5 Mohács Vilány 6 Vukovar IRON GATES

Novi Sad 7 Belgrade

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Pecs excursion Wine tasting City tour Walking tour City tour Guided bicycle tour

1

8 Iron Gates

Full day cruising

9 Vidin

City tour Baba Vida fortress Belogradschik excursion

Begin your vacation in Vienna, one of the world’s most celebrated cities, renowned for its music, architecture and dance. Transfer to Budapest to begin your Danube voyage. Discover the rolling hills and vine-clad slopes of Pecs before departing Hungary. Soon, you will cruise the portion of the Danube that makes up the boundary between Serbia and Croatia. Traverse the narrow gorges of the Iron Gates, a stunning passage that divides Europe's Balkan and Carpathian mountains. Then, sail along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania. Disembark and continue by motor coach to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. Conclude your grand vacation in Istanbul, rich in history that dates back for millennia.

10 Bucharest

City tour

11 Rousse

Disembark

Veliko Tarnovo City tour Plovdiv 12 Erdine

Walking tour Lunch stop Transfer to Istanbul

13 Istanbul

City tour Optional tours available

14 Istanbul

Tour Topkapi Palace

15 Istanbul

Airport transfer

Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Iron Gates, Romania

Turkish carpet weaving

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S  2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Vienna at the InterContinental (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast (Budapest is also available; ask for details)  Transfer from the hotel in Vienna to the ship in Budapest  7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies  Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary  Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations  Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise  Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship  Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily  Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Fully escorted Motor coach Tour from the Ship in Rousse, Bulgaria to Istanbul  1-Night Hotel Accommodation in Plovdiv at the Dedeman (or similar) including Buffet Breakfast  3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Istanbul at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast  Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music  Use of Bicycles to explore on your own  Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)  All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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YOUR I TINERARY Day 1, DEPART USA. Overnight flight to Vienna, Austria. Day 2, ARRIVE IN VIENNA. Arrive in Vienna and transfer to the hotel. Day 3, VIENNA. This morning, your city tour takes you around the Burgring, the circular road around Vienna’s historic center. You will also take a walking tour through Vienna’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Highlights of your tours will include the Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Vienna University, Kartnerstrasse and Sacher Hotel. (B) Day 4, VIENNA – BUDAPEST – EMBARK SHIP. Transfer to Budapest, where you will enjoy a city tour before embarking your ship. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Gala Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 5, MOHÁCS – PECS – VILÁNY. Arrive in Mohács during breakfast and then depart for your excursion to Pecs, EU Cultural Capital 2010. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pecs became an important early Christian bishopric and Turkish cultural base during the many centuries of Ottoman rule. The area around Pecs is made up of rolling hills, vine clad slopes and a modest climate that give the city a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Upon arrival, you will take a city tour that includes UNESCO underground excavations. After lunch on board ship, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion, where you will sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Vilány. (B,L,D) Day 6, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. Your guided motor coach and walking tour of Vukovar will include the Manorhouse Eltz and the Ovcara Memorial (Croatian victims of the Yugoslav civil war). Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad in the afternoon. The ship sails for Belgrade this evening. (B,L,D) Day 7, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and explore its myriad of streets, plazas and squares. Belgrade has over 5,500 streets, 16 plazas and 32 squares. Your guided tour

Roman Theater, Plovdiv


D AT E S & P R I C E S features Tito's memorial, the Town Hall, the Federal Parliament Building, Terazije Street, Republic Square and Mihajlova Street, "Varos" Gate and the mighty Kalemegdan Fortress. You will have free time in the city center after your tour. A guided bicycle tour is available in the afternoon (capacity controlled). A shuttle bus will run from the city to the ship during the afternoon. (B,L,D) Day 8, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES – VIDIN, BULGARIA. Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Forming the natural border between Serbia and Romania, today’s passage will be an unforgettable highlight of your Black Sea adventure. Late this evening, the ship sails to Vidin. (B,L,D) Day 9, VIDIN. The "Baba Vida" Fortress sits guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin. The 14thcentury castle has massive walls and dark towers, in contrast to the natural park that surrounds the castle. From here, take an excursion to Belogradschik, a beautifully restored 6th-century castle, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. (B,L,D) Day 10, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, known as “Paris of the East.” The city is famed for its Belle Epoque era buildings dating from the 19th-century. During the morning city tour, you will see the Arch of Triumph, Soseaua Kiseleff, the Athenaeum, the Library and visit the Palace of the Parliament the world's largest palace. Enjoy lunch in a typical Romanian restaurant, and then choose to shop, explore on your own or visit the Open Air Museum, which was dedicated to the traditional architecture and buildings of rural Romania. This evening, the ship departs for Rousse. (B,L,D)

Day 11, ROUSSE – DISEMBARK SHIP – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motorcoach. Your first stop is in the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. Here you will tour Tsarevets Hill, the citadel of the city, the old fortress walls, the Royal Palaces, the Patriarchal church and Baldwin's Tower. Shoppers can explore the traditional street market, Samovodska Charshia. Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, see the main highlights of Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour before dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D) Day 12, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast, continue on to magical Istanbul for the grand three-night conclusion of your Black Sea Voyage. You will stop for lunch in Erdine, where you will transfer to another motor coach for the remainder of your journey to Istanbul. (B) Day 13, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through its old city, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of its historic past. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the Blue Mosque. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour. (B) Day 14, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the Ottoman Sultans' Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every single Sultan from the 15th-century until the end of the 19th-century. During your tour, admire the private chambers of the Sultans, marvel at the world famous Harem and also see the treasury, home to the Topkapi Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosporus cruise and visit to the Spice Bazaar or use the remainder of the day to shop for souvenirs or relax at one of the charming tea houses or restaurants. (B) Day 15, ISTANBUL - USA. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

25-May 30-May 6-Jul 11-Jul 17-Aug 22-Aug 28-Sep 3-Oct 13-Oct 18-Oct

EMBARK DATE

CODE AJ SHIP NAME

VIE 28-May AMACELLO IST 4-Jun AMACELLO VIE 9-Jul AMACELLO IST 16-Jul AMACELLO VIE 20-Aug AMACELLO IST 27-Aug AMACELLO VIE 1-Oct AMACELLO IST 8-Oct AMACELLO VIE 16-Oct AMADANTE IST 23-Oct AMADANTE

CRUISE ONLY

$2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,599 $2,799 $2,799 $2,499 $2,399

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$4,079 $4,079 $3,979 $3,979 $3,979 $3,979 $4,179 $4,179 $3,879 $3,779

$4,879 $4,879 $5,079 $5,079 $5,079 $5,079 $5,279 $4,979 $4,679 $4,579

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $780 per person V IENNA H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental (or similar) B UDAPEST H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar) P LOVDIV H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Dedeman (or similar) I STANBUL H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : The Ritz-Carlton (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Boyar Wedding enactment, Vidin

Pecs, Hungary

Turkish tile shop

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M AG N I F I C E N T E U R O P E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY DESTINATION

A Truly Grand Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest through the Heart of Europe and Across the Continental Divide

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Amsterdam

16 Days  Travel to Amsterdam & return from Budapest or reverse

AMSTERDAM

ROTHENBURG

KITZINGEN WEISSENKIRCHEN

A magnificent cruise indeed as you follow the route of emperors and kings on your exciting European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam and travel on the Rhine to Cologne, with its breathtaking Cathedral. Visit the historic wine town of Koblenz, cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then on to the Main River. Marvel at the engineering wonders of the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide by ship. Discover the culture and traditions of grand old capitals such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, discover perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe’s loveliest countryside, filled with quaint villages and fairy-tale castles.

Overnight flight to Holland E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 3 Amsterdam Canal cruise & city tour 4 Cologne Walking tour Cathedral visit Koblenz Evening walk 5 Rhine Gorge Cruise past Rhine castles Rüdesheim Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum 6 Miltenberg Walking tour Wertheim Free time OR guided bike tour 7 Würzburg City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour Kitzingen Walking tour & wine tasting 8 Bamberg Walking tour 9 MD Canal Cruise Main-Danube Canal Nuremberg City tour Main-Danube canal lecture Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide 10 Regensburg Walking tour Audi factory tour (when available) 11 Passau Walking tour Salzburg Optional Salzburg excursion 12 Melk Benedictine Abbey tour Dürnstein Walking tour Weissenkirchen Wine tasting 13 Vienna City tour Optional evening concert 14 Bratislava City tour 15 Budapest City tour Illuminations Cruise 16 Budapest D ISEMBARK

Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Vienna, Austria

Tour famous sites

Budapest, Hungary

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S

YOUR I TINERARY

 14 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland.

 Exclusive Twin Balcony Staterooms on MS A MA B ELLA and MS A MAV ERDE

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – EMBARKATION. Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (D)

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire beautiful 18thcentury homes, charming churches and 17th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. Enjoy an afternoon information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. Tonight you'll be a guest at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY – KOBLENZ. This morning, arrive in Cologne for a guided morning walking tour through the old part of the city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. You will return to the ship in Bonn, then continue on to 2,000-year-old Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. After dinner, your Cruise Manager will lead a walk through this charming town. (B,L,D)

 Multiple Dining Venues on MS A MA B ELLA and MS A MAV ERDE

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

Day 5, KOBLENZ – RÜDESHEIM. Today, sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, passing castle after castle and the famous Lorelei Rock. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim and take a mini train to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants, during your free time. (B,L,D)

 Whirlpool on Sun Deck plus swimming pool on MS A MA B ELLA and MS A MAV ERDE  Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

Day 6, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town with its narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will have free time to explore the town on your own before boarding your ship for an overnight cruise to Würzburg. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

Day 7, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. During your guided tour, visit the magnificent Residenz Palace and see the major sights. This afternoon, take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, and visit its World Famous Christmas Museum. Or relax on board this afternoon as you cruise to Kitzingen. After dinner on board enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting in Kitzingen, Germany’s oldest wine cellar. (B,L,D)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise & Air package

 All local Taxes

Day 8, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Enjoy

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D AT E S & P R I C E S free time in Bamberg before you continue your cruise late this evening to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D)

16th-century town houses and taverns. A guided bicycle tour from Melk to Dürnstein is also available (capacity controlled). From Dürnstein, continue on a short cruise, to the town of Weissenkirchen, for some wine-tasting tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 9, NUREMBERG. Today decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the “modern tour” of the city’s role in the 20th-century, which includes the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, return to the ship and cruise the Main Danube Canal to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level, where you cross Europe's Continental Divide, then start descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D)

Day 13, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Take an optional excursion to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Carriage Museum. Or simply use the free afternoon to stroll along the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or join an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 10, REGENSBURG. A guided morning tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD. You will also have the opportunity to tour the Audi Car Factory (when available). The afternoon is free to shop or relax along the Danube. In the evening, enjoy a music performance on board. (B,L,D)

Day 14, VIENNA – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising to Bratislava followed by your choice of a “Communist Tour” or a walking tour of Bratislava, which reveals the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Tonight there is an evening music performance on board. (B,L,D)

Day 11, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau for a walking tour, or join the optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Those staying on board can enjoy a scenic journey to Linz, Austria. (B,L,D)

Day 15, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner with Gypsy music. Afterwards, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 12, MELK – DÜRNSTEIN – WEISSENKIRCHEN. Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise through the lovely Wachau Valley, dotted with castles, to Dürnstein, for a walking tour through cobblestone streets that reveal quaint

Day 16, DEPART BUDAPEST. Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

21-May† 10-Jun† 24-Jun† 2-Sep† 16-Sep† 10-Oct 10-Oct† 24-Oct 24-Oct 7-Nov 7-Nov 21-Nov 21-Nov 5-Dec 5-Dec 17-Dec 19-Dec 19-Dec

AMS BUD AMS BUD AMS BUD AMS AMS BUD BUD AMS AMS BUD BUD AMS BUD AMS BUD

CODE AE

EMBARK DATE

22-May 11-Jun 25-Jun 3-Sep 17-Sep 11-Oct 11-Oct 25-Oct 25-Oct 8-Nov 8-Nov 22-Nov 22-Nov 6-Dec 6-Dec 18-Dec 20-Dec 20-Dec

SHIP NAME

AMALYRA AMACELLO AMACELLO AMACELLO AMACELLO AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMALYRA AMABELLA AMAVERDE

CRUISE AIR ONLY & CRUISE*

$4,999 $4,999 $4,999 $5,299 $5,299 $4,799 $4,799 $4,399 $4,399 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $4,199 $4,199 $4,199 $4,199 $4,199

$5,799 $6,099 $6,099 $6,399 $6,399 $5,599 $5,599 $5,199 $5,199 $4,499 $4,499 $4,499 $4,499 $4,699 $4,699 $4,699 $4,699 $4,699

†Itinerary includes visit to the Koblenz Flower Show; visit

www.amawaterways.com for details.

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $266 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites100% of twin price Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: AMALYRA & AMACELLO C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M P R I C E D Piano Deck Window $378 C Cello Deck French Balcony $1098 B Cello Deck French Balcony $1498 A Violin Deck French Balcony $1698 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $2198 S Violin Deck French Balcony $3598 AMAVERDE & AMABELLA C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $378 C Cello/Violin Deck French Balcony $1098 BB Cello Deck French/Outside Balcony $1798 BA Violin Deck French/Outside Balcony $1998 AB Cello Deck French/Outside Balcony $2598 AA Violin Deck French/Outside Balcony $2998 SS Violin Deck French/Outside Balcony $4998 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Relax on the Sun Deck

St. Michael’s Church, Bamberg

Sample beer at a local restaurant

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Mosel River


U LT I M AT E R I V E R C R U I S E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Spend 2 nights in Budapest, savor a stunning 14-night river cruise from Budapest to Luxembourg, then end your holiday with 3 fascinating nights in Paris 21 Days  Travel to Budapest & return from Paris or reverse

can 14- also nig ht b e b o cru ok ise ed a onl s y! LUXEMBOURG REMICH

KITZINGEN MUNICH

DÜRNSTEIN

Combine the highlights of the legendary Main and Danube with the picturesque Rhine and Mosel and experience a voyage of cultural and scenic diversity through the six countries of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Start your European vacation with two grand old capitals, vibrant Budapest and magnificent Vienna. Journey on the MainDanube Canal across the Continental Divide, visiting charming towns surrounded by vineyard-clad hillsides, ancient fortresses and spectacular vistas. Discover the medieval cities along the Main River and cruise through the most scenic portion of the Rhine. Continue to the lush Mosel River Valley, famous for its historic castles and the steepest vineyards in the world. Conclude your river cruise vacation in Paris, the City of Lights.

1 2 3 4

ACTIVITIES

Overnight flight to Hungary Hotel check-in City tour E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 5 Bratislava Walking tour 6 Vienna City tour Optional evening concert 7 Dürnstein Walking tour Wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour Melk Benedictine Abbey tour 8 Linz Optional Salzburg excursion Passau Walking tour 9 Regensburg Walking tour 10 Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide Nuremberg City tour 11 Nuremberg Munich excursion 12 Bamberg Walking tour Schweinfurt Evening walk 13 Kitzingen Walking tour & wine tasting Würzburg City tour & Residenz Palace OR optional Rothenburg 14 Wertheim Free time OR guided bike tour Miltenberg Walking tour 15 Mainz Walking tour OR Koblenz Flower Show Rüdesheim Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Free time 16 Cochem Walking tour Reichsburg Castle Zell Welcome by Mayor Wine Fest 17 Trier City tour 18 Luxembourg D ISEMBARK (in Remich) Luxembourg City tour TGV high-speed train to Paris 19 Paris City tour 20 Paris Optional tours available 21 Paris Transfer to airport Budapest Budapest Budapest

Note: To accommodate the Koblenz Flower Show some excursions may be substituted. Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled. Day 16 - Zell replaced by Bernkastel in reverse direction. Smiling faces on board

Zell, Germany

Opera performers, Vienna

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S  2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast  Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Budapest

 14 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies  Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary  Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations  Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise  Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Transfer from the Ship to Luxembourg, followed by high-speed TGV train to Paris  3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris at the Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast  Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music  Use of Bicycles to explore on your own  Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)  All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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YOUR I TINERARY Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary. Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. (B) Day 4, BUDAPEST – EMBARKATION. Enjoy a free morning in Budapest or join us on an optional Puszta excursion, where you will experience the revival of a 100-year-old tradition of Hungarian horsemanship. In the afternoon, transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship docked in the center of the city. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner, as your ship cruises overnight to Bratislava. (B,D) Day 5, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Choose between a “Communist Tour” or a guided walking tour of Bratislava’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Perhaps, visit the 13th-century Bratislava Castle where you'll enjoy breathtaking views overlooking three countries Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. An eventful day is followed by an evening filled with an enchanting music performance on board. After midnight the ship departs for Vienna. (B,L,D) Day 6, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time strolling along the main shopping street, Karntnerstrasse, or sampling some of Vienna’s famous pastries. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which includes entrance to the Carriage Museum. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 7, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley for your walking tour of Dürnstein, known as one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and see the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns and includes a wine tasting at a local vintner. After lunch, enjoy your scenic cruise to Melk. Here,

you will tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. You may also choose to enjoy a guided bicycle tour between Dürnstein and Melk (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) Day 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY. After breakfast, take an optional full-day excursion to fascinating Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for the “Sound of Music” or cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, a walking tour will lead you through this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. (B,L,D) Day 9, REGENSBURG. At lunchtime, arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, folklore entertainers will come on board for your delight. (B,L,D) Day 10, NUREMBERG. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. In the afternoon, you decide as you enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. Either choose the medieval history of Nuremberg and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the tour centered on the modern role the city played in the 20th-century and see the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,L,D) Day 11, NUREMBERG – MUNICH. Take the train to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany's largest cities, often given the nickname "Germany's secret capital” for some free time. Your escort today will offer suggestions of what to do while you are there and take you to lunch in a local restaurant. Tonight, you will meet fellow travelers embarking from Prague. (B,L,D) Day 12, BAMBERG – SCHWEINFURT. Enjoy your breakfast as you cruise through the engineering marvel known as the MainDanube Canal which straddles the Franconian Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in the town of Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. There is free time before you continue your cruise, now on the Main River. Arrive at the charming town of Schweinfurt, where you will enjoy an evening walk. (B,L,D) Day 13, KITZINGEN – WÜRZBURG. Today, arrive in Kitzingen, where you will enjoy a walking tour and a wine tasting in Germany’s oldest wine cellar. You will also tour Würzburg, the


D AT E S & P R I C E S capital of Lower Franconia. "The Pearl of the Romantic Road" is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. During your tour, see the major sights including the magnificent Residenz Palace. In the alternative, enjoy an optional tour to Medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. (B,L,D) Day 14, WERTHEIM – MILTENBERG. Disembark the ship in Wertheim where you will have free time to explore the town on your own. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). A motor coach will then take you to Freudenberg to rejoin your ship. Cruise during lunch time to Miltenberg, arriving in the afternoon for a guided walking tour along cobble-stone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. Tonight, the ship sails leaving Bavaria, Franconia and the Main River behind. (B,L,D) Day 15, MAINZ – RÜDESHEIM – KOBLENZ. Today, decide between two excursions: Take a guided walking trip of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. After lunch, visit the charming town of Rüdesheim, where you will take a mini train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. You will have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. In the alternative to Mainz and Rüdesheim, another option is a visit to the Koblenz Flower Show, taking place through October in the historic winegrowing town of Koblenz situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. This special event features 120 acres of magnificent floral displays, exhibitions and events. Exhibit grounds include the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which you will visit. The ship continues on to dock in the early evening in the vicinity of Koblenz. (B,L,D)

vineyards to Zell, home of the famous "Zeller Schwarze Katz" (“Black Cat”) wine. A welcoming wine fest awaits you this evening. Experience the hospitality of Zell with a visit by the Mayor and Wine Queens. Enjoy a wine tasting as you are treated to a special performance by the local children, aka the “Black Cats.” (B,L,D) Day 17, TRIER. Continue to Trier, Germany's oldest city, for a guided tour of the city's rich ancient Roman past. This evening, the ship sails for Luxembourg. (B,L,D) Day 18, REMICH – DISEMBARK – LUXEMBOURG – PARIS, FRANCE. This morning, bid farewell to your cruise ship in Remich, Luxembourg. Enjoy a walking tour of Luxembourg, one of the oldest independent Grand Duchies in Europe and one which still plays a role in international politics and banking. You will have some free time before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. Arrive in the mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B) Day 19, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning's guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, pass the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, La Madeleine, Les Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the many museums, galleries and other attractions that the city has to offer. (B) Day 20, PARIS. Your last day in the “City of Lights” is free for you to enjoy. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair; gaze at the Impressionist collection at the Musee D’Orsay; stroll along the Seine or choose one of several optional tours. (B) Day 21, PARIS. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Day 16, COCHEM – ZELL. After breakfast, enjoy a guided visit of Reichsburg Castle, situated above Cochem with spectacular views of the River Mosel. This afternoon continue past hillside

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

14-Apr 2-May 10-May 17-May 27-Jun 12-Jul 20-Jul 2-Aug 22-Aug 6-Sep 6-Oct† 12-Oct† 17-Oct† 19-Oct† 19-Oct† 27-Oct†

BUD PAR PAR BUD PAR BUD BUD PAR PAR BUD BUD BUD PAR PAR PAR BUD

EMBARK DATE

17-Apr 6-May 14-May 20-May 1-Jul 15-Jul 23-Jul 6-Aug 26-Aug 9-Sep 9-Oct 15-Oct 21-Oct 23-Oct 23-Oct 30-Oct

CODE AF SHIP NAME

AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMACELLO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMACELLO AMACELLO AMALEGRO AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMACELLO AMALEGRO AMADAGIO AMALYRA AMADANTE

CRUISE ONLY

$4,698 $5,098 $5,198 $5,298 $5,098 $5,098 $5,098 $5,098 $5,298 $5,498 $4,998 $4,798 $4,598 $4,598 $4,598 $4,298

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$5,938 $6,338 $6,438 $6,538 $6,338 $6,338 $6,338 $6,338 $6,538 $6,738 $6,238 $6,038 $5,838 $5,838 $5,838 $5,538

$6,738 $7,138 $7,238 $7,338 $7,438 $7,438 $7,438 $7,438 $7,638 $7,838 $7,038 $6,838 $6,638 $6,638 $6,638 $6,338

†Modified itinerary; visit www.amawaterways.com for details.

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $266 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $650 per person B UDAPEST H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar) PARIS H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M P R I C E C AT. D Piano Deck Window $378 C Cello Deck French Balcony $1098 B Cello Deck French Balcony $1498 A Violin Deck French Balcony $1698 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $2198 S Violin Deck French Balcony $3598 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

E XTEND YOUR C RUISE ! Select departures can be combined with Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel (pg. 38). For dates and prices, visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM. G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Residenz Palace, Würzburg

Fortress Marienberg, Main River

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

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Cruising through a lock in the Main/Danube Canal


G R A N D DA N U B E C R U I S E

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Spend 3 nights in Istanbul, 1 night in Bulgaria, then take a 14-night cruise to Nuremberg, ending your vacation with 3 nights in Prague 23 Days  Travel to Istanbul & return from Prague or reverse

KARLOVY VARY

DÜRNSTEIN

PECS

IRON GATES

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Begin your vacation with three nights in exciting Istanbul, one night in Bulgaria’s second largest city, Plovdiv, and a visit to the ancient capital of Veliko Turnovo before embarking your cruise on the grand Danube. Visit the Romanian capital of Bucharest and marvel at the Iron Gates, the narrow passage where the Danube carves a border between the Balkan and Carpathian mountains. Enjoy vibrant Budapest, colorful Vienna, and the lush Wachau Valley of Austria. Traverse the Continental Divide as you continue through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg before concluding your cruise with a three-night stay in magical Prague.

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Istanbul 3 Istanbul

Overnight flight to Istanbul Hotel check-in City tour Optional Turkish Delight Tour 4 Istanbul Topkapi Palace tour Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar 5 Plovdiv Walking tour 6 Veliko Tarnovo City tour Rousse Embarkation Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 7 Giurgiu Bucharest excursion 8 Vidin Walking tour & Castle visit 9 Iron Gates Cruising Iron Gates 10 Belgrade City tour Guided bike tour 11 Novi Sad Walking tour Vukovar City tour 12 Mohács Pecs Excursion 13 Budapest City tour 14 Bratislava Walking tour 15 Vienna City tour Optional evening concert 16 Dürnstein Walking tour Wine tasting Guided bicycle tour Wachau Cruise Melk Benedictine Abbey tour 17 Linz Optional Salzburg excursion Passau Walking tour 18 Regensburg Walking tour 19 Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide Nuremberg City tour 20 Nuremberg D ISEMBARK Karlovy Vary Free time Prague Transfer to Prague 21 Prague City tour 22 Prague Optional tours available 23 Prague Airport transfer Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Stop for a photo in front of the Blue Mosque

Nuremberg, Germany

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Istanbul at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in Plovdiv at the Dedeman (or similar) including Buffet Breakfast  Transfer from the Hotel in Plovdiv to the Ship in Rousse

 14 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies  Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Transfer from the ship to the hotel in Prague

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

 All local Taxes

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YOUR I TINERARY DAY 1, USA – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Board overnight flight to Istanbul,Turkey. DAY 2, ISTANBUL. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. DAY 3, ISTANBUL. This morning's comprehensive city tour will show you the old city, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of its historic past. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the Blue Mosque. Later, you can explore the town on your own or choose an optional tour. (B) DAY 4, ISTANBUL.Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the Ottoman Sultans' Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every single Sultan from the 15th-century until the end of the 19th-century. During your tour, admire the private chambers of the Sultans, marvel at the world famous Harem and also see the treasury, home to the Topkapi Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosphorus cruise and visit to the Spice Bazaar or use the remainder of the day to shop for souvenirs or relax at one of the charming tea houses or restaurants. This evening is free to explore the town on your own. (B) DAY 5, ISTANBUL – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. This morning, you will leave Istanbul and continue to Plovdiv. After lunch in Erdine, you will transfer to another bus for the remainder of your journey to Plovdiv. Tonight, you see the highlights of Plovdiv’s Old Town before enjoying dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D) DAY 6, PLOVDIV – VELIKO TURNAVO – ROUSSE – EMBARKATION. The first stop this morning is the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Turnavo. Here, you will tour Tsarevets Hill, the old citadel of the city. You will see the old fortress walls, the Royal Palaces and the Patriarchal church, and the Baldwin’s Tower. Those passengers who wish to shop can instead visit Samovodska Charshia - traditional market street. Before continuing on to Rousse to embark your ship, enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch at your hotel. Tonight gather on board for a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. (B,L,D) DAY 7, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania. This “Paris of the East” is famed for its Belle Epoque Era buildings dating from the 19th-century. The French influence is paramount in many of the restored buildings of the former aristocracy and monarchy. The post war communist era of grandiose architecture is brought home by the world’s second largest building, the Palace of the Parliament. During the morning city tour you will see the Arch of Triumph, the Soseaua Kiseleff, the Athenaeum and Library, and visit the Parliament Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, and then choose to have some free time or visit the Open Air Museum. (B,L,D) DAY 8, VIDIN, BULGARIA. Today, you will enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Danube, arriving in the late afternoon in Vidin. The “Bada Vida” fortress sits guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin. The 14th-century castle has thick walls and dark towers, which contrast with the natural surroundings of the park it sits within. (B,L,D)

DAY 9, CRUISING – IRON GATES. Today is a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Forming the natural border between Serbia and Romania, today’s passage will be an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. (B,L,D) DAY 10, BELGRADE, SERBIA. This morning, arrive in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, where you have a chance to explore both the old and the new town. Your guided tour features Tito's memorial, the Town Hall, the Federal Parliament Building, Terazije Street, Republic Square and Mihajlova street, "Varos" Gate and the mighty Kalemegdan Fortress. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a guided bicycle tour of Belgrade (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) DAY 11, NOVI SAD – VUKOVAR, CROATIA. Arrive in Novi Sad in the morning and enjoy a walking tour. After your tour, continue to Vukovar, Croatia. Vukovar is situated in Eastern Slavonia at the confluence of the Vuka and Danube Rivers. Vukovar’s rich history bears the influence of the Austrians, Ottoman Turks, Germans, Croatians and Serbians. During your city tour, you will see the Manorhouse Eltz and the Ovcara Memorial (Croatian victims of the Yugoslav civil war). (B,L,D) DAY 12, MOHÁCS – PECS, HUNGARY. This morning the ship arrives in Mohacs, where you depart for your excursion to Pecs. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pecs became an important early Christian bishopric and Turkish cultural base during the many centuries of Ottoman rule. The area around Pecs is made up of rolling hills, vine clad slopes and a modest climate that give the city a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Upon arrival, you will take a city tour that includes a UNESCO underground excavation. (B,L,D) DAY 13, BUDAPEST. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica and Great Market Hall. Continue to Puszta, the region of Hungary most widely known throughout the world. The vast flat Great Hungarian Plain stretches across to the east, where Hungarian cowboys still wear traditional garb and practice the skills of their Magyar ancestors. Upon arrival, you will be met by horse-herds and greeted with warm hospitality, brandy and scones. (B,L,D) Day 14, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Today, choose either a “Communist Tour” or a guided walking tour of Bratislava’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The remainder of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Perhaps, visit the 13th-century Bratislava Castle where you'll enjoy breathtaking views overlooking three countries - Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. An eventful day is followed by an evening filled with


D AT E S & P R I C E S an enchanting music performance on board. Just before midnight the ship departs for Vienna. (B,L,D) Day 15, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time strolling along the main shopping street, Karntnerstrasse, or sampling some of Vienna’s famous pastries. As an alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which includes entrance to the Carriage Museum. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 19, NUREMBERG. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. In the afternoon, you decide as you enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. Either choose the medieval history of Nuremberg and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the tour centered on the modern role the city played in the 20th-century and see the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Moor overnight in Nuremberg.. (B,L,D) DAY 20, NUREMBERG – DISEMBARK – CARLSBAD (KARLOVY VARY), CZECH REPUBLIC – PRAGUE. This morning, depart Nuremberg after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, and most famous for its Bohemian Spa. After lunch, continue to Prague and check into the hotel. (B)

Day 16, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley for your walking tour of Dürnstein, known as one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and see the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns and includes a wine tasting at a local vintner. After lunch, enjoy your scenic cruise to Melk. Here, you will tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. You also have the option of taking a guided bicycle tour from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

DAY 21, PRAGUE. This morning’s sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard and St. Vitus, then walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. Mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, or enjoy yourself in one of the charming cafés or restaurants. (B)

Day 17, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY. After breakfast, take an optional full-day excursion to fascinating Salzburg, setting for “The Sound of Music,” or cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, a walking tour will lead you through this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. (B,L,D)

DAY 22, PRAGUE. Today is a free day, for you to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vlatava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant or shop for local handicrafts and art work. Another consideration is to travel farther afield and join the optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII labor camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B)

Day 18, REGENSBURG. After lunch, arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall, and the Porte Praetoria – a gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, folklore entertainers will come on board for your delight. (B,L,D)

DAY 23, DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

17-May 11-Jul 9-Aug 3-Oct 5-Oct 18-Oct

PRG IST PRG IST PRG IST

EMBARK DATE

21-May 16-Jul 13-Aug 8-Oct 9-Oct 23-Oct

CODE AK SHIP NAME

AMACELLO AMACELLO AMACELLO AMACELLO AMADANTE AMADANTE

CRUISE ONLY

$5,298 $5,098 $5,098 $5,198 $4,998 $4,598

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$6,908 $6,708 $6,708 $6,808 $6,608 $6,208

$7,708 $7,808 $7,808 $7,608 $7,408 $7,008

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $266 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $910 per person P RAGUE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) P LOVDIV H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Dedeman (or similar) I STANBUL H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : The Ritz-Carlton (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M P R I C E C AT. D Piano Deck Window $378 C Cello Deck French Balcony $1098 B Cello Deck French Balcony $1498 A Violin Deck French Balcony $1698 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $2198 S Violin Deck French Balcony $3598 NOTE: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Orthodox Church in Serbia

Falconer

Passau, Germany

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Overview of D端rnstein, Wachau Valley


D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S

NORTH SEA

TO T H E

B L AC K S E A

Enjoy a grand 21-night cruise from Amsterdam to Rousse, stay 1 night in Bulgaria, then end your holiday with 3 fascinating nights in Istanbul 27 Days  Travel to Amsterdam & return from Istanbul or reverse

c an a 21-ni lso be bo g ht c o ruis ked as e on l y!

AMSTERDAM

ROTHENBURG

KITZINGEN

PUSZTA PECS VIL˘NY

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An unforgettable journey across the heart of Europe on three historic rivers. Begin in Amsterdam and travel on the Rhine to Cologne and the historic tow of Koblenz. Traverse Europe's Continental Divide to visit the grand capitals on the Danube. Then journey through the Iron Gates along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest. Disembark and continue by motor coach to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Conclude your grand vacation in Istanbul, rich in history that dates back for millennia.

DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Amsterdam

Overnight flight to Holland E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 3 Amsterdam Canal cruise & city tour 4 Cologne Walking tour & Cathedral visit 5 Koblenz Koblenz Flower Show Rüdesheim OR Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum 6 Miltenberg Walking tour Wertheim Free time OR guided bike tour 7 Würzburg City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour Kitzingen Walking tour & wine tasting 8 Bamberg Walking tour 9 Nuremberg City tour MD Canal Cruise Main-Danube Canal Main-Danube canal lecture Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide 10 Regensburg Walking tour Audi factory tour (when available) 11 Passau Walking tour Salzburg OR optional Salzburg excursion 12 Melk Benedictine Abbey tour Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour Dürnstein Walking tour Weissenkirchen Wine tasting 13 Vienna City tour Optional evening concert 14 Bratislava Walking tour 15 Budapest City tour; Illuminations Cruise 16 Budapest Puszta excursion 17 Mohacs Pecs excursion Vilány Wine tasting 18 Vukovar City tour Novi Sad Walking tour 19 Belgrade City tour; guided bike tour 20 Iron Gates Full day cruising 21 Vidin City tour & Baba Vida fortress Belogradschik excursion 22 Bucharest City tour 23 Rousse D ISEMBARK Veliko Tarnovo City tour Plovdiv Hotel check-in; walking tour 24 Erdine Lunch stop Transfer to Istanbul Istanbul Hotel check-in 25 Istanbul City tour; optional tours 26 Istanbul Tour Topkapi Palace 27 Istanbul Airport transfer Note: To accommodate the Koblenz Flower Show some excursions may be substituted. Guided bike tours are capacity controlled.

Street musicians in Vienna, Austria

Wertheim, Germany

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S  21 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Internet, Movie and Music Library & English Language TV Stations

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Fully escorted Motorcoach Tour from the Ship in Rousse, Bulgaria to Istanbul

 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in Plovdiv at the Dedeman (or similar) including Buffet Breakfast

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Istanbul at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

YOUR I TINERARY Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, return to the ship and cruise the Main Danube Canal to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet Holland. above sea level, where you cross Europe's Continental Divide, then Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – EMBARKATION. start descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D) Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Day 10, REGENSBURG. A guided morning tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (D) Porta Praetoria. In the alternative, you can take a tour of the Audi Car Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire beautiful 18thFactory. The afternoon is free to relax or join an optional excursion to century homes, charming churches and 17th-century merchant beautiful Weltenburg Abbey in the Danube Gorge (seasonal). In the houses on a canal boat tour. Then enjoy a motor coach tour of evening, enjoy a music performance on board. (B,L,D) Amsterdam, including a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. Enjoy an afternoon Day 11, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau for a walking tour, or join the optional excursion information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. (B,L,D) to Salzburg. Those staying on board can enjoy a scenic journey to Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY – KOBLENZ. This morning, arrive Linz, Austria. (B,L,D) in Cologne for a guided walking tour through the old part of the city and visit the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Cruise past Day 12, MELK – DÜRNSTEIN – WEISSENKIRCHEN. Cruise through the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen as you continue on to 2000- the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley this morning. A year-old Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, Mosel rivers. (B,L,D) for a walking tour. A guided bicycle tour from Melk to Dürnstein is Day 5, KOBLENZ – RÜDESHEIM. Today you will have your choice also available (capacity controlled). From here, continue on a short of visiting the Koblenz Flower Show or Rüdesheim. The Flower cruise to the town of Weissenkirchen, for some wine-tasting tonight. Show is a special event featuring 120 acres of magnificent floral (B,L,D) displays, exhibitions and a river side promenade. If you choose the Rüdesheim excursion, you will travel to this charming town, and Day 13, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the take a mini train to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an Museum. You will have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, a optional excursion to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Carriage narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants, during your Museum. Or use the free afternoon to stroll along the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. free time. (B,L,D) Tonight, explore the Austrian capital on your own, or join an optional Day 6, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) walking tour of this old Franconian town with narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. During lunch, the ship Day 14, VIENNA – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy scenic cruising to will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Bratislava followed by your choice of a “Communist Tour” or a Wertheim, where you will have free time before boarding your walking tour of Bratislava. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or ship for an overnight cruise to Würzburg. A guided bicycle tour of explore on your own. Tonight there is an evening music performance on board. (B,L,D) Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager

Day 7, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. During your guided tour, visit the magnificent Residenz Palace and see the major sights. This afternoon take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, and visit its world famous Christmas Museum. Or, relax on board this afternoon as you cruise to Kitzingen. After dinner on board enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting in Kitzingen, at Germany’s oldest wine cellar. (B,L,D)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

Day 8, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, and take a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Enjoy free time before continuing your cruise late this evening to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D)

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Day 9, NUREMBERG. Today decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the “modern tour” of the city’s role in the 20th-century, and see the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes

 Use of Bicycles to explore on your own  All English Language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All local Taxes

Day 15, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. Afterwards, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 16, BUDAPEST. Today you will visit the famous Puszta region, the vast flat plain where Hungarian cowboys still wear traditional garb and practice the skills of their Magyar ancestors. Upon arrival, you will be met by horse-herds and greeted with warm hospitality, brandy and scones. Try a lunch of Goulash, the national dish, before returning to the ship in Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 17, MOHÁCS – PECS – VILÁNY. Arrive in Mohács during breakfast and then depart for your excursion to Pecs, founded more than 2,000 years ago. The area around Pecs is made up of rolling hills, vine clad slopes and a modest climate that give the city a distinctly


D AT E S & P R I C E S Mediterranean feel. Upon arrival, you will take a city tour that includes UNESCO underground excavations. After lunch on board ship, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion, where you will sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Vilány. (B,L,D)

and then choose to shop, explore on your own or visit the Open Air Museum, which was dedicated to the traditional architecture and buildings of rural Romania. This evening, the ship departs for Rousse. (B,L,D)

Day 18, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. Your guided motor coach and walking tour of Vukovar will include the Manorhouse Eltz and the Ovcara Memorial (Croatian victims during the Yugoslav civil war). Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad in the afternoon. The ship sails for Belgrade this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 23, ROUSSE – DISEMBARK – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motor coach. Your first stop is in the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, see the main highlights of Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour before dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 19, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and explore its myriad of streets, plazas and squares. Your guided tour features Tito's memorial, the Town Hall, the Federal Parliament Building, Terazije Street, Republic Square and Mihajlova Street, "Varos" Gate and the mighty Kalemegdan Fortress. You will have free time in the city center after your tour. A guided bicycle tour is available in the afternoon (capacity controlled). A shuttle bus will run from the city to the ship during the afternoon. (B,L,D) Day 20, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES – VIDIN, BULGARIA. Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Forming the natural border between Serbia and Romania, today’s passage will be an unforgettable highlight of your Black Sea adventure. Late this evening, the ship sails to Vidin. (B,L,D) Day 21, VIDIN. The 14th century "Baba Vida" Fortress sits guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin. From here, take an excursion to Belogradschik, a beautifully restored 6th-century castle, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. (B,L,D)

Day 24, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast, continue on to magical Istanbul after stopping for lunch and transferring to another motor coach. Arrive late afternoon and check into your hotel. (B,L) Day 25, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through its old city, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of its historic past. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the Hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the Blue Mosque. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour, which includes visits to Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. (B) Day 26, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided tour will take you to the Ottoman Sultans' Grand Palace of Topkapi. Admire the private chambers of the Sultans, marvel at the world famous Harem and also see the treasury, home to the Topkapi Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosporus cruise and visit to the Spice Bazaar or use the free time to relax or shop. (B) Day 27, ISTANBUL – USA. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Day 22, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, known as “Paris of the East.” Enjoy lunch in a typical Romanian restaurant,

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

30-May 24-Jun 22-Aug 16-Sep

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IST 4-Jun AMACELLO AMS 25-Jun AMACELLO IST 27-Aug AMACELLO AMS 17-Sep AMACELLO

CRUISE ONLY

$7,598 $7,498 $7,798 $7,998

CRUISE AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$8,518 $8,418 $8,718 $8,918

$9,318 $9,518 $9,818 $10,018

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $399 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $650 per person P LOVDIV H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Dedeman (or similar) I STANBUL H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : The Ritz-Carlton (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE D Piano Deck Window $567 C Cello Deck French Balcony $1647 B Cello Deck French Balcony $2247 A Violin Deck French Balcony $2547 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $3297 S Violin Deck French Balcony $5397 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Slovakian costume

Buyuk Mecidiye Mosque, Istanbul

Breathtaking view of the Danube River

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D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

A grand European journey visiting 11 countries beginning with a fabulous 3-night stay in Paris and then a 21-night cruise from Luxembourg to Romania and Bulgaria, and ending with a 3-night stay in magical Istanbul 30 days  Travel to Paris & return from Istanbul or reverse

FRANKFURT LUXEMBOURG REMICH

KITZINGEN

MUNICH

PECS

c an a 21-ni lso be bo g ht c o ruis ked as e on l y!

IRON GATES

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Begin your European vacation with a stay in Paris, the “City of Lights” followed by a high-speed TGV train transfer to Luxembourg to embark your river cruise. Visit charming towns on the Mosel River, known for the steepest vineyards in the world. Continue along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, visiting some of Europe’s most legendary cities, including Nuremberg, Vienna and Budapest. Cruise along the Romanian/Bulgarian border on to Serbia and through the Iron Gates, a narrow passage dividing the Balkan and Carpathian Mountains. Continue to Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, before concluding your vacation in Istanbul.

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ACTIVITIES

Overnight flight to France Hotel check-in City tour Optional tours available TGV high-speed train to Luxembourg Luxembourg Walking tour E MBARKATION (in Remich) Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 6 Trier City tour Bernkastel Walking tour & wine tasting 7 Cochem Walking tour; Reichsburg Castle Koblenz OR Koblenz Flower Show Rhine Gorge Cruise along Rhine castles Rüdesheim Siegfried’s Music Museum 8 Mainz Heidelberg excursion Frankfurt OR Mainz & Frankfurt tour 9 Miltenberg Walking tour Wertheim Free time OR guided bike tour 10 Würzburg City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour Kitzingen Walking tour & wine tasting 11 Bamberg Walking tour 12 Nuremberg Excursion to Munich 13 Nuremberg City tour Main-Danube canal lecture Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide 14 Regensburg Walking tour Audi factory tour (when available) 15 Passau Walking tour Salzburg OR Optional Salzburg excursion 16 Melk Benedictine Abbey Tour Vienna Optional evening concert 17 Vienna City tour 18 Budapest City tour; Illuminations Cruise 19 Budapest Puszta excursion 20 Mohacs Pecs excursion 21 Vukovar City tour Novi Sad Walking tour 22 Belgrade City tour; guided bike tour 23 Iron Gates Full-day cruising 24 Vidin Baba Vida Fortress 25 Bucharest City tour 26 Rousse D ISEMBARK Veliko Tarnovo City tour Plovdiv Hotel check-in; walking tour 27 Erdine Lunch stop & transfer to Istanbul Istanbul Hotel check-in 28 Istanbul City tour; optional tours 29 Istanbul Tour Topkapi Palace 30 Istanbul Airport transfer Paris Paris Paris Paris

See Itinerary Notes on page 89 Regensburg, Germany

Louvre Museum, Paris

Enjoy undivided attention from your local guide

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S  3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris at the Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast  Transfer from the hotel to the high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by transfer to Ship in Remich  21 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies

YOUR I TINERARY Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Paris, France. Day 2, ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris' famous sights during your morning guided tour. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the many museums, galleries and other attractions that the city has to offer. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Enjoy a full free day to explore the "City of Lights.”(B)

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

Day 5, PARIS – LUXEMBOURG – REMICH – EMBARKATION. Bid "Au Revoir" to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Luxembourg. You will have a guided tour of Luxembourg before transferring to your ship in Remich. Tonight, gather on board for a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

 Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms

Day 6, TRIER-BERNKASTEL. After breakfast, arrive in Trier, Germany’s oldest city, for a guided tour. Continue to Bernkastel, located in the heart of the Mosel wine-producing region. Take a guided walking tour and visit the wine museum. (B,L,D)

 Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations  Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise  Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship  Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

 Fully escorted Motorcoach Tour from the Ship in Rousse, Bulgaria to Istanbul  1-Night Hotel Accommodation in Plovdiv at the Dedeman (or similar) including Buffet Breakfast  3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Istanbul at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music  Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager  All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package  All local Taxes

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Day 7, COCHEM – KOBLENZ – RHINE CASTLES – RÜDESHEIM. Today, decide between an excursion to Cochem or to Koblenz. In Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the hilltop Reichsburg Castle. In the alternative, travel to Koblenz, to visit the Koblenz Flower Show. This special event features 120 acres of magnificent floral displays, exhibitions and events. Later, enjoy scenic cruising along the most beautiful and famous part of the Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim and take a mini train to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum . Tonight, explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D) Day 8, MAINZ – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT. Today, decide between two excursions: take a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world's first printed bible, then enjoy a lunchtime cruise to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt, you will have a walking tour of the city’s medieval section. In the alternative, travel by motor coach for an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. Later this afternoon, return to the ship in Frankfurt. (B,L,D) Day 9, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful Franconian town. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will have free time to explore the town. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) Day 10, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. During your guided tour, visit the magnificent Residenz Palace and see the major sights. This afternoon, take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, and visit its world famous Christmas Museum. Or, relax on board as you cruise to Kitzingen. After dinner on board enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting in Kitzingen, at Germany’s oldest wine cellar. (B,L,D) Day 11, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, where you will take a guided walking tour of this medieval gem.

Enjoy free time in Bamberg before continuing your cruise this evening to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D) Day 12, NUREMBERG. Travel by train to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s largest cities. Your escort will be on hand to offer you suggestions on what to see while in town and to take you to lunch. Tonight you will meet fellow travelers embarking from Prague. (B,L,D) Day 13, NUREMBERG – CROSSING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. Today decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg or join the “modern tour” of the city’s role in the 20th-century and see the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunch time, return to the ship and cruise the Main Danube Canal to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level, where you cross Europe's Continental Divide, then start descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D) Day 14, REGENSBURG. This morning’s scenic cruising takes you to magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights. In the alternative, you have the opportunity to tour the Audi Car Factory. In the afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey in the Danube Gorge (seasonal). In the evening enjoy a musical performance on board. (B,L,D) Day 15, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau for a city tour. Or, substitute the city tour with an optional excursion to Salzburg. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D) Day 16, MELK - VIENNA. Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Your guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Return to the ship for lunch as you cruise the romantic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna, the "City of Music" before dinner. Explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own, or participate in the optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 17, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time or join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which includes entrance to the Carriage Museum. This evening, cruise overnight to Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital. (B,L,D) Day 18, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Tonight, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 19, BUDAPEST. Today, visit the Puszta, the famous Great Hungarian Plain where cowboys still wear traditional garb and practice the skills of their Magyar ancestors. Upon arrival, you will be met by horse-herds and greeted with warm hospitality, brandy and scones. Try their national dish of goulash for lunch. (B,L,D)


D AT E S & P R I C E S Day 20, MOHÁCS – PECS – VILÁNY. Arrive in Mohács during breakfast and then depart for your excursion to Pecs, founded more than 2,000 years ago. The area around Pecs is made up of rolling hills, vine clad slopes and a modest climate that give the city a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Upon arrival, you will take a city tour that includes UNESCO underground excavations. After lunch on board ship, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion, where you will sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Vilány. (B,L,D) Day 21, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. Your guided motor coach and walking tour of Vukovar will include the Manorhouse Eltz and the Ovcara Memorial (Croatian victims during the Yugoslav civil war). Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad in the afternoon. The ship sails for Belgrade this evening. (B,L,D) Day 22, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and

explore its myriad of streets, plazas and squares. Belgrade has over 5,500 streets, 16 plazas and 32 squares. Your guided tour features Tito's memorial, the Town Hall, the Federal Parliament Building, Terazije Street, Republic Square and Mihajlova Street, "Varos" Gate and the mighty Kalemegdan Fortress. You will have free time in the city center after your tour. A guided bicycle tour is available in the afternoon (capacity controlled). A shuttle bus will run from the city to the ship during the afternoon. (B,L,D) Day 23, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES – VIDIN, BULGARIA. Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Forming the natural border between Serbia and Romania, today’s passage will be an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. Late this evening, the ship sails to Vidin. (B,L,D) Day 24, VIDIN. The 14th-century "Baba Vida" Fortress sits guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin. From here, take an excursion to Belogradschik, a beautifully restored 6th-century castle, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. (B,L,D)

Day 25, GIURGIU - BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, known as “Paris of the East.” Enjoy lunch in a typical Romanian restaurant, and then explore on your own or visit the Open Air Museum, dedicated to the traditional architecture and buildings of rural Romania. This evening, the ship departs for Rousse. (B,L,D) Day 26, ROUSSE – DISEMBARK SHIP – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motor coach. Your first stop is in the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, see the main highlights of Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour before dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D) Day 27, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast, continue on to magical Istanbul after stopping for lunch and transferring to another motor coach at Erdine. Arrive late afternoon and check into your hotel. (B,L) Day 28, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through its old city, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of its historic past. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the Blue Mosque. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour, which includes visits to Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. (B) Day 29, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the Ottoman Sultans' Grand Palace of Topkapi. During your tour, admire the private chambers of the Sultans, marvel at the world famous Harem and also see the treasury, home to the Topkapi Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosporus cruise and visit to the Spice Bazaar or use the remainder of the day to shop for souvenirs or relax at one of the charming tea houses or restaurants. (B) Day 30, ISTANBUL – USA. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

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10-May 11-Jul 2-Aug 3-Oct† 18-Oct†

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PAR 14-May AMACELLO IST 16-Jul AMACELLO PAR 6-Aug AMACELLO IST 8-Oct AMACELLO IST 23-Oct AMADANTE

CRUISE ONLY

$7,797 $7,597 $7,597 $7,497 $6,597

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$9,497 $9,297 $9,297 $9,197 $8,297

$10,297 $10,397 $10,397 $9,997 $9,097

†Modified itinerary; visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM for details. *Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $399 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $910 per person PARIS H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) P LOVDIV H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Dedeman (or similar) I STANBUL H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : The Ritz-Carlton (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: DECK S TAT E R O O M PRICE C AT. D Piano Deck Window $567 C Cello Deck French Balcony $1647 B Cello Deck French Balcony $2247 A Violin Deck French Balcony $2547 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $3297 S Violin Deck French Balcony $5397 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) Itinerary Notes: To accommodate the Koblenz Flower Show some excursions may be substituted. Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled. Day 6: Zell replaced by Bernkastel in reverse direction.

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Folklore performance

Browse through the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

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CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE

ACTIVITIES

1

Flight to Czech Republic

2 Prague

Hotel check-in

3 Prague

City tour; optional tours

4 Prague

Transfer to Nuremberg

Enjoy 2 nights in Prague, then visit the fascinating Christmas Markets between Nuremberg and Budapest 11 Days  Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse

Visit Christmas Market*

Nuremberg Embarkation Welcome Cocktail Welcome Dinner 5 Nuremberg City tour Visit Christmas Market* Cruise Main-Danube Canal Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide 6 Regensburg Walking tour Visit Christmas Market* Walking tour

Salzburg

Optional Salzburg excursion

Linz

Visit Christmas Market*

8 Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour Wachau Valley cruise

Vienna 9 Vienna

Optional evening concert Morning city tour Visit Christmas Market*

10 Budapest

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful city. Day 3, PRAGUE. This morning's sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard and the St. Vitus, and then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The remainder of your day is free to shop at the Christmas Markets with their tempting assortment of handicrafts, toys, wood carvings, and ornaments; mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. (B)

Visit Christmas Market*

7 Passau

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Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating trip beginning in historic Prague. Continue to Nuremberg, crossing the Continental Divide on the Main-Danube Canal. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting enchanting Christmas markets and sharing local traditions in medieval Regensburg, musical Salzburg, vibrant Vienna and more. Conclude your holiday cruise in magnificent Budapest.

Day 4, PRAGUE – NUREMBERG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION. This morning, depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Along the way, visit the world's largest Christmas Market, where over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offer an assortment of unique children's toys, tinsel angels, dolls, dollhouses, gingerbread and everything else imaginable. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B) Day 5, NUREMBERG – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE – DIETFURT. Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the

City tour Visit Christmas Market* Illuminations Cruise

11 Budapest

Disembark

*Most Christmas Markets begin opening as early as Nov. 25 and remain open until approximately Dec. 21. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information.

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Sample warm Glühwein

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna


D AT E S & P R I C E S War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. After your tour, you will have time to visit the world’s largest Christmas Market. Enjoy a complimentary drink of hot mulled Glühwein in a souvenir mug to ward off the chill. After lunch continue to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level - before descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D) Day 6, REGENSBURG. Arrive in Medieval Regensburg after breakfast and take a guided tour of the city’s highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD. Then, visit the Old Kornmarkt Christmas market and shop at festive stalls adorned with fir branches. Or visit the "royal" Christmas markets at the Thurn and Taxis Palace, a very traditional handicraft Christmas market, where you can watch the craftsmen make their goods. (B,L,D) Day 7, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Take a walking tour of this fairytale city that was founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or take an optional full day tour to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” See the major sights including Mozart's birth house. Join in the merriment at the beautiful Christmas Markets, renowned for local handicrafts and unusual holiday presents. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D) Day 8, MELK – VIENNA. Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. A tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. At lunchtime, continue through the romantic Wachau Valley. Late this

afternoon arrive in Vienna, the "City of Music." Tonight, return to town on your own or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 9, VIENNA. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by free time in the city center, then a walking tour from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You will also visit the Christmas markets at the Town Hall. This afternoon, you can join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which features over 60 Christmas Market stalls and provides a spectacular festive atmosphere with the aroma of Glühwein and gingerbread. In the alternative, you can stroll along the Kärntnerstrasse and stop to sample Vienna's famous pastries. (B,L,D) Day 10, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, cruise the Danube Bend past beautiful towns nestled on the curve of the river bank to Budapest. Your Budapest sightseeing includes Buda and Pest. From historic Buda Castle, a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest is spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. You have the balance of the day to explore the Christmas markets. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner. After dinner, your ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 11, DEPART BUDAPEST. Your fascinating cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

26-Nov 5-Dec 10-Dec 18-Dec† 19-Dec†

24-Nov 1-Dec 3-Dec 4-Dec 6-Dec 8-Dec 9-Dec 15-Dec 17-Dec† 18-Dec 20-Dec 22-Dec† 23-Dec 29-Dec

PRG BUD PRG BUD BUD PRG BUD BUD BUD PRG PRG PRG BUD BUD BUD PRG PRG PRG BUD

EMBARK DATE

29-Nov 6-Dec 13-Dec 19-Dec 20-Dec

27-Nov 2-Dec 4-Dec 5-Dec 9-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec 16-Dec 18-Dec 19-Dec 23-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec 30-Dec

CODE AH SHIP NAME

2010 AMALYRA AMALYRA AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALYRA

2011 AMALYRA AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA AMADOLCE AMALEGRO

CRUISE ONLY

$1,999 $2,099 $1,999 $2,299 $2,299 $1,999 $2,199 $2,199 $2,199 $2,199 $2,199 $2,199 $2,199 $2,199 $2,299 $2,299 $2,099 $2,299 $2,299

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRAGUE & LAND*

$2,459 $2,559 $2,459 $2,759 $2,759 $2,459 $2,659 $2,659 $2,659 $2,659 $2,659 $2,659 $2,659 $2,659 $2,759 $2,759 $2,559 $2,759 $2,759

$2,959 $3,059 $2,959 $3,259 $3,259 $2,959 $3,159 $3,159 $3,159 $3,159 $3,159 $3,159 $3,159 $3,159 $3,259 $3,259 $3,059 $3,259 $3,259

†Modified itinerary; visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM for details. *Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P ORT CHARGES : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $260 per person P RAGUE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: S TAT E R O O M 2010 2011 C AT. D E C K D Piano Deck Window $169 $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $499 $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $699 $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $799 $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $999 $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1699 $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S

Shop for Christmas ornaments

Sample some holiday treats

Festive Christmas Markets in Nuremberg, Germany

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ACTIVITY

1

Overnight flight to Switzerland

2 Zürich

Transfer to hotel

3 Zürich

Walking tour

4 Lucerne

Hotel check-in

R H I N E W I N T E R V O YAG E Spend 2 nights in Zürich, 2 nights in Lucerne, then enjoy a 7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam 13 Days  Travel to Zürich & return from Amsterdam or reverse

Visit Christmas Market* 5 Lucerne

Walking tour

6 Basel

City tour Visit Christmas Market* E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner

7 Breisach

“Black Forest” excursion Visit Christmas Market* OR Colmar “Alsace” excursion Wine tasting

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STRASBOURG

BREISACH

ZÜRICH LUCERNE

Visit Christmas Market* 8 Strasbourg Walking tour & canal cruise Visit Christmas Market* Speyer 9 Speyer Worms

Evening walk Heidelberg excursion City tour Visit Christmas Market*

10 Rüdesheim Siegfried’s Music Museum Wine tasting Visit Christmas Market* Koblenz 11 Cologne

Begin your journey with a visit to two of Switzerland’s most famous cities, elegant Zürich and captivating Lucerne. Enjoy lake-side excursions, magical Christmas markets and winter time Alpine vistas. Travel on the enchanting Rhine River for a 7-night cruise beginning in cosmopolitan Basel. Continue to the legendary Black Forest region, the medieval town of Strasbourg, the university city of Heidelberg, and historic Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas market. Conclude your fabulous winter voyage in Amsterdam, amidst legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings.

Evening walk City tour & Cathedral visit Visit Christmas Market*

12 Amsterdam Canal cruise & city tour 13 Amsterdam D ISEMBARK *Most Christmas Markets begin opening as early as Nov. 25 to about Dec. 21. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information.

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Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Zürich, Switzerland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND. Arrive in Zürich and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free for you to start exploring this beautiful town. Perhaps visit the Old Town or shop along the Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf. (B) Day 3, ZÜRICH. Your morning walking tour of Zürich will include Grossmünster, St. Peter, with the largest church clock face in the world, Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster, which offers an exceptional 360° panoramic view of Zürich. The afternoon and evening is free for you to explore on your own. Options include Europe’s largest indoor Christmas Market located in the town’s main railway station or the markets at the Bahnhofstrasse and in the city center. (B)

AMSTERDAM

Visit Christmas Market*

YOUR I TINERARY

German specialties

Day 4, ZÜRICH – LUCERNE. After breakfast, continue to on to Lucerne via Einsiedeln Monastery. In Lucerne, you will enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. The looming mountains surrounding the lake provide a breathtaking view. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the town on your own or visit the enchanting Christmas Market located at the train station. (B) Day 5, LUCERNE. Situated on Lake Lucerne, the city is a medieval jewel. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that will explore some of the city’s cobblestone streets, monuments, fountain-embellished public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon brings free time to shop for watches, knives and world-famous chocolates. Or, you can join the optional tour and cable car ride to the top of Mount Pilatus. (B) Day 6, LUCERNE – BASEL – EMBARKATION. This morning, depart from Lucerne, visiting the Lion Monument en route to Basel. Arrive in Basel for a city tour before embarking your luxurious river cruise ship. Switzerland’s second largest city is ideally located at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18thcentury patrician homes. After settling into your stateroom this afternoon, you may wish to visit Basel’s Christmas Market on Barfsserplatz. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. (B,D) Day 7, BREISACH – COLMAR, FRANCE or FREIBURG, GERMANY. Today, choose between a city tour of Colmar or a tour through the famous Black Forest region of Germany.


D AT E S & P R I C E S On the Black Forest tour, you will drive through a scenic forested area where you will encounter a number of lakes as well as charming examples of rural architecture. Your tour will include a stop at a Cuckoo Clock factory and to the Christmas Markets of Freiburg. In the alternative, travel to medieval Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and the self-proclaimed “Capital of Alsatian Wine.” During your city tour, you will see remarkable half-timber framed houses, the German-influenced Old Quarter and the Launch River. You will also enjoy a wine tasting. Colmar is beautifully decorated with stunning illuminations during the Advent period and offers five Christmas Markets. Tonight, the ship set sails for Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D) Day 8, STRASBOURG, FRANCE – SPEYER, GERMANY. Capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany. Enjoy a canal cruise, revealing the picturesque town, known for its black and white timber-framed buildings, covered bridges and medieval watch towers. Then take a tour through this charming ton. See the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, where you will see the sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. You will also visit Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market. Dating back to the 16th century, the market is the oldest in France, and features hundreds of stands selling arts and crafts, decorations and holiday treats. A guided bicycle tour is also available (capacity controlled). Depart at lunchtime for Speyer, where your Cruise Manager will lead a walking tour after dinner. (B,L,D) Day 9, SPEYER – HEIDELBERG, GERMANY – WORMS. Depart from Speyer for your excursion to Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled Castle, with its Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18thcentury wine cask and beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg below. Return to the ship at Worms, one of Germany’s oldest cities. The city is known for its many excellent examples of Romanesque architecture, including the majestic 12th-century St.

Peter’s Cathedral. During your tour, visit the impressive monument to Martin Luther and other leaders of the Reformation along the “Luther Trail.” You will also see the 11th-century “Heiliger Sand,” one of the largest and oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe. During your free time, visit Worms’ Christmas Markets. (B,L,D) Day 10, RÜDESHEIM – RHINE CASTLES – KOBLENZ. This morning, arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local vintner and - visit the Christmas Markets where you will find more than 120 stands from 12 nations. This afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz. You will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle. Arrive in Koblenz late this afternoon. Your Cruise Manager will lead a walking tour through this charming town. The ship moors overnight in Koblenz. (B,L,D) Day 11, KOBLENZ – COLOGNE. This morning, the ship cruises to Cologne for a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit to the fabled 13th-century Gothic Cathedral. During your free time, return to the cathedral to browse through the city’s most impressive Christmas Market. The ship departs tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D) Day 12, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Admire beautiful 17-th century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. This evening, bid farewell to your fellow passengers at the Gala Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D) Day 13, AMSTERDAM – DISEMBARK. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

START USA DEP. DATE CITY

EMBARK DATE

CODE AI SHIP NAME

2010 25-Nov AMS 26-Nov AMALEGRO 28-Nov ZUR 3-Dec AMALEGRO 2011 21-Nov ZUR 26-Nov AMACELLO 2-Dec AMS 3-Dec AMACELLO 5-Dec ZUR 10-Dec AMACELLO 16-Dec AMS 17-Dec AMACELLO 19-Dec ZUR 24-Dec AMACELLO

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$1,999 $2,199 $2,199 $2,299 $2,299

$2,919 $3,119 $3,119 $3,219 $3,219

$1,999 $2,919 $3,419 $2,099 $3,019 $3,519 $3,419 $3,619 $3,619 $3,719 $3,719

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R L A N D : $520 per person Z ÜRICH H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : The Hotel Continental (or similar) L UCERNE H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Radisson Blu (or similar) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: S TAT E R O O M 2010 2011 C AT. D E C K D Piano Deck Window $169 $189 C Cello Deck French Balcony $499 $549 B Cello Deck French Balcony $699 $749 A Violin Deck French Balcony $799 $849 A+ Violin Deck French Balcony $999 $1099 S Violin Deck French Balcony $1699 $1799 N O T E : Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Cologne, Germany

German Christmas Market stall

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D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Spend 3 nights in Paris, travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon, then savor an enchanting 7-night cruise through Provence, ending with a 3-night stay in Barcelona

15 Days  Travel to Paris & return from Barcelona or reverse

ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to France

2 Paris

Hotel check-in

3 Paris

City tour

4 Paris

Optional tours available

5 Paris

TGV high-speed train to Lyon

Lyon

Cooking demonstration E MBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner

BEAUJOLAIS

6 Lyon Trévoux

BOUCIEU-LE-ROI LES BAUX

booked as can also be ise only! 7-night cru

Walking tour

7 Trévoux

Beaujolais excursion

8 Vienne

City tour

Tournon 9 Tournon

PERPIGNAN

City tour

Viviers 10 Avignon

Wine tasting & free time Boucieu-le-Roi excursion Ghost walk Walking tour Papal Palace OR Pont du Gard excursion

From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is one of our most captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris then travel in style aboard the high speed TGV train to Lyon, France's gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to famous wines such as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Disembark and continue to the medieval town of Perpignan for a stop en route to your post-cruise program in magnificent Barcelona.

Rhône River

Palais Des Papes, Avignon

Beaujolais region

11 Arles

Les Baux excursion Olive Farm visit Arles walking tour

12 Arles Perpignan

D ISEMBARK Free time for lunch Transfer to Barcelona

Barcelona

Hotel check-in

13 Barcelona

City tour

14 Barcelona

Optional tour available

15 Barcelona

Transfer to airport

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 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris at the Le Méridien (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Paris, France. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. Take the balance of the day to relax or explore the “City of Lights.”

 Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via High-speed TGV train

 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom

Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning's guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, pass the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, the Opéra, La Madeleine, Les Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B)

 Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

Day 4, PARIS. Your last day in the “City of Lights” is free for you to enjoy. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair or choose one of the various optional tours. (B)

 Free-flowing Wine, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 5, PARIS – LYON – EMBARKATION. This afternoon, board the TGV train, where you’ll be transported at top speed (up to 186 mph) in smooth, quiet comfort to Lyon. Lyon not only marks the meeting of the Saône and Rhône rivers, but it is also the gastronomic capital of France. Its rich ancient history includes Roman ruins and early Christian sites. You will have free time for lunch before enjoying a cooking demonstration. Afterwards, you will board the MS SWISS PEARL. Gather this evening on board for cocktails and a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner  Motorcoach from the Ship in Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Barcelona at the Grand Marina (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast

Day 6, LYON – TRÉVOUX. This morning’s city tour includes a stunning panoramic view of Lyon from the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. You’ll also explore the Renaissance charm of Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) with its cobbled streets. Return to the ship for lunch, and relax as we sail north along the Saône River to the small town of Trévoux. A guided walking tour will take you through the historic village of Trévoux this afternoon. The former capital of the ancient principality of Dombes, the town’s landmarks include a Parliament building, medieval ramparts and a hillside Chateau. (B,L,D)

 Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music

 Services of Professional Cruise Manager

 All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

Day 7, TREVOUX – VIENNE. After breakfast, your morning tour takes you behind the village walls of Trévoux through Beaujolais, the Pays d’Or or “land of the golden stones” named for the ochre limestone of its homes and castles. Enjoy a visit with a local wine maker along “la route de vin” and sample the world renowned Beaujolais Nouveau. Return to the ship and continue cruising south from the Saône to the Rhône River towards Vienne. This evening, stroll along the sidewalk cafés of this rural walking town. (B,L,D)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

 All local Taxes

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Lavendar field

Day 8, VIENNE – TOURNON. Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne has a significant Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvelously preserved ruins and remains. This morning, take a mini train tour and see the first century Roman Temple of Augustus and the Medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre, before we cruise on to


D AT E S & P R I C E S Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage. These twin towns face each other across the Rhône River and are linked by a 19th-century suspension bridge. The fertile soil and ideal climate of the region has made Tain L’Hermitage the premier producer of the Côtes du Rhône wines. Enjoy a wine tasting and then free time this afternoon to visit the 16th-century castle which is now a town hall, or the chocolate shop for a taste of the confections once produced in Tournon’s famous factory. After dinner enjoy wine tasting on board. (B,L,D) Day 9, TOURNON – BOUCIEU-LE-ROI – VIVIERS. On this morning’s adventure, you will get a personal look at a working farm located in the midst of the Ardéche Mountains and then take a scenic tour of the valley’s beautiful landscape. Enjoy a visit to Boucieu-le-Roi and its local market of handmade crafts, musical entertainment and wine tasting. Return to the ship for lunch as we cruise to Viviers. After dinner, enjoy an evening “ghost walk” through the largely abandoned Medieval town that once had more than 30,000 inhabitants. The ship moors overnight in Viviers. (B,L,D) Day 10, VIVIERS – AVIGNON. During breakfast, enjoy a scenic cruise to Avignon, arriving in the afternoon. Home to the papacy from 1309 to 1377, Avignon was an important center of the Catholic Church. As your ship docks, look for the Avignon Bridge, made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). In Avignon, you will have your choice of two excursions. A walking tour includes the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, along with the well-preserved Medieval walls. In the alternative, you can take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering. Your tour will also visit Uzes, a lovely Provencal small town known for its Castle of the Duke of Uzes (still occupied by the Duke and his family), Medieval streets and a picturesque town square framed by archways. Enjoy free time for shopping in Uzes. (B,L,D)

Day 11, AVIGNON – LES BAUX – ARLES. This morning, travel by motor coach to the village Les Baux. Enjoy the rich floral colors and amazing views from this village perched on the hill. You will also visit an olive farm. This afternoon bathe in the Provençal light as you imagine how Vincent Van Gogh worked to capture the richness of every hue on your walking tour of Arles. While Van Gogh’s homes are no longer standing, you may glimpse the locales and vistas that inspired “Starry Night” or “Terrace de Café le Soir” as you pass Constantine’s Baths, the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater, which is still in use today. (B,L,D) Day 12, ARLES – DISEMBARK – BARCELONA, SPAIN.Transfer to Barcelona, capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. Along the way, we will pass through Camargue on the southern coast and trace the ancient trade route linking the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas. We will stop in the medieval town of Perpignan, close to the Mediterranean. Here, you will have free time for lunch and some exploring on your own. (B) Day 13, BARCELONA. Your full day in Barcelona begins with a driving tour to the top of Montjuic Hill where you will catch glorious views of the city below, including the Palau Nacional (the National Palace) and the Olympic Complex. Next, tour Placa Catalonia, and Las Ramblas, the promenade and center of Barcelona life. Later, see the Expiatori Temple de la Sagrada Família, designed by artist and architect Antonio Gaudí which is still incomplete. Take a walking tour of the Barrio Gotico (Gothic Quarter), King’s Square, and Tinell, the Royal Palace. (B) Day 14, BARCELONA. Enjoy a full day at your leisure; perhaps, take part in an optional tour. Or, return on your own to the markets of Las Ramblas, visit one of the many museums, or venture across the port for seafood in Barceloneta. (B) Day 15, DEPART BARCELONA. Your splendid vacation comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

USA START DEP. DATE CITY

3-May 10-May 17-May 24-May 31-May 7-Jun 28-Jun 5-Jul 30-Aug 6-Sep 27-Sep 4-Oct 18-Oct

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CRUISE, AIR, CRUISE PRE/POST & LAND*

$4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,159 $4,159 $4,359 $4,459 $4,459 $4,459 $4,159

$5,059 $5,059 $5,059 $5,059 $5,059 $5,359 $5,259 $5,259 $5,459 $5,559 $5,559 $5,259 $4,959

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $133 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price S I N G L E S U P P L F O R L A N D : $780 per person PARIS H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) B ARCELONA H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Grand Marina (or similar) Prices are per person in Category D in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: C AT. DECK PRICE C Emerald Deck $189 B Emerald Deck $349 A Ruby Deck $699 Single Emerald Deck $899 S Ruby Deck $999 Reduction for 3rd person in triple cabin: $500 off Cat. B price.

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S Cityscape of Lyon

Relax at a sidewalk café

Gaudi's famous Parc Guell in Barcelona

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S DAY D ESTINATION

Enjoy a Grand Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg

13 Days  Travel to Moscow & return from St. Petersburg or reverse

ACTIVITIES

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Overnight flight to Russia

2 Moscow

Embarkation

3 Moscow

City tour Red Square Tretyakov Museum Optional Moscow Circus

4

Moscow

Kremlin & Metro Optional Moscow By Night

5 Uglich

Chambers of Prince Dimitry Church of Dimitry on the Blood Russian home visit

6 Yaroslavl

Transfiguration Monastery Former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)

7 Goritsy

St. Cyril Monastery Museum of Icons

Enjoy a spectacular voyage through the heart of Russia along its colorful and historic waterways. Explore bustling and excitement-packed Moscow, then cruise north and visit the enchanting Golden Ring cities of Uglich and Yaroslavl. Continue along the Volga-Baltic Waterways and through Europe’s two largest lakes, Onega and Ladoga, to St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, spread over 101 islands and 66 canals.

8 Kizhi

Wooden Architecture Museum

9 Svirstroy

Free time

10 St. Petersburg City tour Optional Folklore show 11 St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum Ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre 12 St. Petersburg Excursion to Peterhof 13 St. Petersburg Disembark

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

New Maiden’s Convent, Moscow

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YOUR I TINERARY

 11 nights Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom

Day 1, DEPART USA. Board your overnight flight to Moscow, Russia.

 Daily Sightseeing Programs as outlined in the Itinerary

Day 2, ARRIVE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Moscow and embark the ship. Relax in your stateroom or explore the city before meeting your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. (D)

 All Meals on board; Early-riser Coffee, Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Free-flowing Wine and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

Day 3, MOSCOW. After breakfast, visit Russia's beautiful capital city, founded in 1147, which includes the Red Square, the GUM Department Store, St. Basil Cathedral, Tverskaya, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square (KGB building). After your city tour, enjoy lunch on a day boat as you cruise the Moscow River. Late thiis afternoon, you will also visit the Tretyakov Art Museum. Tonight, you can enjoy an optional visit to the Moscow Circus. (B,L,D)

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

 Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner  Home Visit and Meal with Russian Family in Uglich

Day 4, MOSCOW. Today, your tour within the walls of the Kremlin introduces you to the former royal residence of the Czars and main center of the Russian Orthodox faith. You will also visit Russia’s oldest museum, the Armory, which houses the former royal collection of treasures. Later, tour the Moscow metro and visit the famous Arbat Street. Tonight, enjoy the optional “Moscow By Night” with fellow passengers. (B,L,D)

 Ballet Performance at the Hermitage Theater, the Private Theater of the Czars

 Guest Lectures on Russian History, Culture, Art, Politics and Economy

 Onboard Music Performances and Russian Language Classes

Day 5, UGLICH. Located on the banks of the Volga, Uglich was founded by merchants in 1148. Rich in history, Uglich is home to some of Russia’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals, and you’ll see a sampling during your city tour. The most noteworthy include the Chambers of Prince Dimitry and the magnificent Church of Dimitry on the Blood, dedicated to the tragic story of Ivan the Terrible's son. Uglich is also the site of an A MAWATERWAYS exclusive shore excursion. You’ll visit the home of a local Russian family, learning about everyday life in Uglich, as you enjoy a home-cooked meal and sample Russian hospitality first-hand. (B,L,D)

 Physician on board

 All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (except Sun Deck)

 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise & Air package

 All local Taxes

Fountains at the Peterhof, St. Petersburg

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Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi

Russian Ballet


D AT E S & P R I C E S Day 6, YAROSLAVL. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, it is one of Russia's oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. The city stretches for miles along the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers. Explore the city’s history through its architecture, including the fortified 12th-century Transfiguration Monastery and the Yaroslavl Museum of Russian Art, the former residence of the Governor of Yaroslavl. (B,L,D) Day 7, GORITSY. Goritsy is a peaceful farming town and a typical Russian village. The tour includes the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the Museum of Icons. Return to the ship to sail for Kizhi. (B,L,D) Day 8, KIZHI. Kizhi is an island that is situated at the north end of Lake Onega and home to some of the most amazing wooden architecture in Russia. Forever linked to Novgorod the Great, the style of architecture reflects its early introduction to Christianity. In 1764 locals built the Church of Intercession, its towering walls and 22 domes, without the use of a single nail. Your walking tour includes the Museum of Wooden Architecture. (B,L,D) Day 9, SVIRSTROY. Svirstroy is 100 miles from St. Petersburg with a population of only1,000. Enjoy some free time to stroll through this unspoiled Russian village and browse for irresistible handmade trinkets. This is the best place to do souvenir shopping before reaching St. Petersburg. (B,L,D) Day 10, ST. PETERSBURG. One of Russia's former capitals, this city rivals Paris or Venice for its romantic image. Dating from the beginning of the 18th-century it was built to the exact specifications ordered by Peter the Great. The city is home to many museums, galleries, palaces, impressive squares and streets. Your sightseeing tour of this beautiful city shows you

Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, St. Isaacs Cathedral and the cruiser Aurora. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. In your free time absorb the atmosphere of St. Petersburg’s vibrant cultural life before joining your fellow passengers for lunch in a local restaurant. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for an optional folkloric show. (B,L,D) Day 11, ST. PETERSBURG. This morning, tour the Hermitage museum, the former Palace of the Czars, which houses the royal art collection with over three million works of art. It is one of the largest and most impressive art museums in the world. This evening, you are our guest at a Ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, the former private theatre of the Czars. (B,L,D) Day 12, ST. PETERSBURG. Today, tour St. Petersburg's famous and spectacular Imperial Estate – Peterhof Palace. Nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the palace was built by Peter the Great initially as a resting place en route to the Imperial naval base. But the Czar was quick to recognize the attractiveness of the area and masterminded a vast estate intended to rival the famous gardens of Versailles. You will enjoy a hydrofoil journey either to or from the Palace. After lunch, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B,L,D) Day 13, ST. PETERSBURG – DISEMBARK. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

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9-May 20-May 31-May 11-Jun 22-Jun 3-Jul 14-Jul 25-Jul 5-Aug 16-Aug 27-Aug 7-Sep 18-Sep 29-Sep

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MOS 10-May STP 21-May MOS 1-Jun STP 12-Jun MOS 23-Jun STP 4-Jul MOS 15-Jul STP 26-Jul MOS 6-Aug STP 17-Aug MOS 28-Aug STP 8-Sep MOS 19-Sep STP 30-Sep

CRUISE ONLY

$3,299 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,299

AIR & CRUISE*

$4,499 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,299

*Included airfare from New York is a current estimate. Actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at time of booking. P O R T C H A R G E S : $187 per person S I N G L E S U P P L . F O R C R U I S E : 50% of double price; Suites 100%. Prices are per person in Category F in a deluxe outside cabin. To upgrade to higher Category, add per person: STATEROOM PRICE CATEGORY E Standard twin $279 D Superior $699 C Deluxe with balcony $1399 B Deluxe with balcony $1599 A Deluxe with balcony $1799 BS Bolshoi Suites $2099 MS Mariinsky Suites $2599 HS Hermitage Suite $2799 IS Imperial Suite $4999 Note: Visa required for Russia; please consult with your Consulate for more information. Exact order of sightseeing tours/excursions will vary in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

G UA R A N T E E D D E PA RT U R E S St. Petersburg

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

St. Basel, Moscow

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VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & T H E R I C H E S O F T H E M E KO N G

D A I LY P R O G R A M F E AT U R E S D AY D E S T I N AT I O N

AC T I V I T I E S

1 Hanoi 2 Hanoi 3 Hanoi Ha Long Bay

The Mekong River begins in the Tibetan plateau, winding its way through China’s Yunnan province and the rainforests, plains and rice fields of five Southeast Asian countries before meeting the South China Sea. In terms of length, it’s the 12th largest river in the world, but in terms of historic, cultural and ecological richness - the Mekong has no equal. The sagas of ancient empires, colonial powers and modern conflicts have unfolded along her banks. And, through it all, the Mekong remains first and foremost a lifeline. Temples, trade routes and fishing villages in the river’s path are today untouched by time, just as the way of life they represent. And nowhere are the river’s riches more apparent than in the neighboring, but distinct countries, of Vietnam and Cambodia. Vietnam’s unique “S” shape includes a broad northern and southern region, a” mid- section” a mere 30 miles wide, plus a 2,000 mile stretch of coastline. Blessed with both natural beauty and a strong survival instinct, the Vietnam of today is one of the most intriguing and dynamic countries in all of Asia. You’ll discover the ancient and the modern existing side by side in bustling Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, while legends of dragons beckon in the mists of Ha Long Bay. Sharing a border with Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, Cambodia boasts its own distinctive Khmer culture. The once-vast Khmer capital of Angkor today holds the richest concentration of temples in all of South East Asia. Its most famous landmark, Angkor Wat, is synonymous with Cambodia’s ancient grandeur. And, cosmopolitan Phnom Penh is a vibrant symbol of the country’s future. All unfold in seamless luxury with “Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong.”

4 Ha Long Bay Siem Reap 5 Siem Reap 6 Siem Reap 7 Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake 8 Kampong Chhnang Kampong Tralach

Oudong 9 Chong Koh Phnom Penh 10 Phnom Penh

11 Border Crossing 12 Tan Chau

13 Sa Dec

Xeo Quyt Cai Be

14 Ho Chi Minh City 15 Ho Chi Minh City 16 Ho Chi Minh City

Ha Long Bay

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Exploring the Mekong

Hotel check-in City Tour; Rickshaw ride & Water Puppet Show Motor coach to Ha Long Bay Bay excursion Overnight cruise onboard traditional wooden Junk Transfer to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Siem Reap Hotel check-in Angkor Archaeological Park Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat; Excursion to Banteay Srei & Ta Prohm Temple Check-in for cruise Embarkation Welcome Dinner Local boat excursion to lakeside wetland Oxcart ride; Visit to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu Visit to Buddhist monastery Walk at leisure to Silk Weaving village Orientation walking tour City tour; Royal Palace & National Museum Killing Fields excursion Cruising from Cambodia to Vietnam Canal cruise; visit fish farm; Trishaw ride; mat-making & slipper workshop Boat ride to Sa Dec Village; Visit to local market, Museum and temple Xeo Quyt excursion; Local junk trip to floating market; Rice paper & candy-making Workshop visit D ISEMBARK (My Tho Port) City Tour Free time at leisure Airport transfer

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I N C LU D E D F E AT U R E S  2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast  Overnight stay on board a luxurious Traditional Wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay

 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Royal Angkor (or similar) with daily Buffet Breakfast

 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with Balconies  Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary

 Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise

 Free-flowing Wine, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship

 Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily

YOUR C RUISE & L AND I TINERARY Spend 2 nights in Hanoi, overnight in Ha Long Bay, then travel to Siem Reap for 3 nights before embarking on your Mekong River cruise, ending your journey with a 2 night stay in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 16 Days  Travel to Hanoi & return from Ho Chi Minh City

Your journey begins with Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to fabled Ha Long Bay. Said to be the lair of dragons, the Bay’s limestone outcroppings provide a breathtaking setting for an overnight sojourn. The next day, a short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the largest ancient city in the world. Explore Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site laden with magnificent temples that once heralded the grandeur of the Khmer empire. Nearby, Tonle Sap Lake provides the launching point for your graceful Mekong River adventure. Cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (My Tho Port), with calls at Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong, Chong Koh, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau, Sa Dec, Xeo Quyt and Cai Be. Experience life on the river from small rural villages to booming capitals, visiting temples floating markets and much more along the way during your unforgettable Mekong River odyssey. CHINA

 Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner

 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar) with Buffet Breakfast

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HANOI

HA LONG BAY

CHINA (HAINAN)

M o ek

South China Seas

ng g on ek

THAILAND

Day 2, HANOI. A morning sightseeing tour will take you to Hanoi’s most famous historical and cultural sites: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride (known as “cyclo”) in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B) Day 3, HANOI – HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT JUNK. After breakfast, depart Hanoi for a scenic motor coach ride to one of Vietnam’s most renowned locations: Ha Long Bay. Board a traditional wooden Junk that combines classic beauty with modern conveniences, plus luxurious overnight accommodations. Set sail to discover the Bay’s magnificent scenery set amidst stunning limestone cliffs. That evening, you’ll enjoy dinner on board, and overnight on the Junk. (B,L,D) Day 4, HA LONG BAY – HANOI – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. This morning, your Ha Long Bay Junk continues its scenic cruising while a delightful breakfast is served in the dining lounge. Late morning, disembark for a motor coach transfer to Hanoi Airport. After a short flight, arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia, gateway to Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most renowned archeological sites in all of South East Asia. (B,L,D) Day 5, SIEM REAP – ANGKOR. After breakfast, begin a guided sightseeing tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include Angkor Thom, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and the Bayon. This afternoon, visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples - Angkor Wat. (B,D) Day 6, SIEM REAP –ANGKOR. This morning, travel through rural countryside to the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei. Then visit Ta Prohm, the temple famous for its intertwined trees (showcased in the film Tomb Raider). (B) Day 7, SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE/EMBARKATION – KAMPONG CHHNANG. Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored at Tonle Sap Lake. The great lake dominates

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 All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package

1

2

Meko ng

 Onboard Special Highlights including Folklore Dances and Music Performances, Culture Discussion Forums, Theme Dinners and Piano Entertainment  Non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

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Day 1, ARRIVE IN HANOI, VIETNAM. Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, verdant parks and ancient temples. After your airport greeting, transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city on your own, or perhaps, visit the fabled Old Quarter.

LAOS

SIEM REAP

3

(ANGKOR WAT)

Tonle Sap Lake

KAMPONG CHHNANG

VIETNAM KAMPONG TRALACH

ong Mek

PHNOM PENH

CAMBODIA

TAN CHAU

2 HO CHI MINH CITY

SA DEC

(SAIGON)

CAI BE Mekong Delta

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Floating market on the Mekong


D AT E S & P R I C E S Cambodia and is known for its profuse bird life and tranquil fishing villages. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner as you cruise to Kampong Chhnang. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) DAY 8, KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACH-OUDONG. After breakfast, a motor boat excursion takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap river. Enjoy a stunning variety of birdlife, and see numerous great fish traps, some over a halfmile long. After your excursion, return to your vessel and cast off towards Kampong Tralach. An afternoon tour includes an oxcart ride from the river bank through the countryside to the beautiful Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Tour the pagodas, and then board a motor coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, where you will tour the Buddhist monastery. After the visit, you motor coach will take you to your vessel, which will cruise towards the village of Chong Koh. (B,L,D) DAY 9, CHONG KOH- PHNOM PENH. This morning, visit the Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisurely walk. Your vessel then departs for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. An afternoon walking tour provides an orientation to this spectacular city. Return to the vessel for dinner, followed by a special Khmer folk performance on board. The vessel moors overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D) DAY 10, PHNOM PENH. A morning tour explores the highlights of Cambodia’s capital city, famous for its French colonial architecture, busy cafes, vibrant nightlife and renovated river “corniche.” Visit the Royal Palace and the spectacular Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. After lunch onboard, another excursion leads to the infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre (Genocide Museum) situated in the suburbs of the city. An overnight on the waterfront provides an opportunity to dine in one of many nearby restaurants and experience Phnom Penh’s vibrant nightlife, should passengers so choose. (B,L,D) DAY 11, PHNOM PENH – BORDER CROSSING – TAN CHAU, VIETNAM. Spend a day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D)

DAY 12, TAN CHAU – SA DEC. After breakfast, transfer to small boats, which will navigate through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. You will also visit a catfish farm and a rattan mat and slipper-making workshop . Back ashore, a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) awaits to transport you around Tan Chau. In the afternoon, your vessel cruises downstream to Sa Dec, where it will moor overnight. (B,L,D) DAY 13, SA DEC – XEO QUYT - CAI BE. In the morning, board a local boat for Sa Dec passing floating markets as you boat maneuvers through the river’s channels. Once ashore, you will tour Sa Dec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Dumas spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market, Fujian Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Dura’s Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards board a motor coach for the 1-hour ride to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. After lunch on board, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s spectacular floating market; then you will go ashore to see candy and rice paper workshops. This evening, enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D) Day 14, HO CHI MINH CITY – DISEMBARK. Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, followed by a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. As the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, Saigon was known as “Paris of the Orient.” Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past. Upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, you will enjoy a city tour that explores famous landmarks, such as the former Presidential Palace, Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral; Cho Lon (China Town) and its famous Binh Tay market and Thien Hau pagoda. Overnight at a luxurious hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L) Day 15 HO CHI MINH CITY. Today is free to explore Ho Chi Minh City on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for mementos of your Southeast Asian odyssey. (B) Day 16, DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

LAND START DATE

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CRUISE ONLY

$2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $1,999 $1,599 $1,599 $1,599 $1,599 $1,599 $1,599 $1,799 $1,899 $1,999 $2,099 $2,199 $2,299 $2,399 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,299 $2,099 $1,999 $1,899 $1,799

LAND PRICE

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CRUISE PRE/POST

$3,998 $3,998 $3,998 $3,998 $3,998 $3,998 $3,598 $3,198 $3,398 $3,398 $3,398 $3,398 $3,398 $3,598 $3,698 $3,798 $3,898 $3,998 $4,098 $4,198 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,298 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,348 $4,148 $3,948 $3,848 $3,748 $3,648

*15-day program; visit WWW.AMAWATERWAYS.COM for detailed itinerary.

Note: See page 106 for upgrades and port charges.

Fruit and vegetable market

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

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A I R FA R E & U P G R A D E S A DD A IRFARES :

Jan-Apr Sep-Nov

Jun-Aug Dec

Transpacific Airfare from LAX & SFO: $1099 $1599 Intra-Asia Air (Hanoi-Siem Reap): $240 $240 Above airfares are current estimates; actual airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. Air taxes & fuel surcharges are additional, determined at the time of ticketing. P ORT CHARGES : $98 per person S INGLE S UPPL . FOR C RUISE : Category A, B & C 50% of twin price. Jr. Suite and Suite 75% of twin price. S INGLE S UPPL . FOR L AND : $899 per person H ANOI H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar) S IEM R EAP H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Sofitel Royal Angkor (or similar) H O C HI M INH C ITY H OTEL A CCOMMODATION : Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar) Prices are per person in Category C in a deluxe stateroom, based on double occupancy. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person: CAT. DECK STATEROOM PRICE B Tonle Deck Balcony $299 A Saigon Deck Balcony $599 Jr.S Sadec Deck Balcony $899 S Sadec Deck Balcony $1499 N OTE : Jr. Suites and Suites feature a King size bed.For Deluxe Staterooms, please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

PLEASE NOTE: A visa is required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia; please consult with your Consulate for more information. Siem Reap Disembarkation Day: During low water season, disembark the ship at Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, and transfer via motor coach to Siem Reap. Siem Reap Embarkation Day: During low water season, transfer from Siem Reap to the ship via motor coach to Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Phnom Penh: No bare shoulders or shorts for ladies during the Royal Palace visit.

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Buying fish in local market


D AT E S & P R I C E S

YOUR C RUISE I TINERARY

CODE MB

Enjoy a 8-day Mekong river cruise through Vietnam & Cambodia D OWNSTREAM : S IEM R EAP - H O C HI M INH C ITY DAY D ESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

U PSTREAM : H O C HI M INH C ITY - S IEM R EAP DAY D ESTINATION

1 Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake

ACTIVITIES

1 Ho Chi Minh City

E MBARKATION Welcome Dinner 2 Kampong Chhnang Local boat excursion to lakeside wetland Kampong Tralach Oxcart ride Visit to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu Oudong Visit to Buddhist monastery 3 Chong Koh Morning walk at leisure to Silk Weaving Village Phnom Penh Orientation walking tour 4 Phnom Penh City tour; Royal Palace & National Museum Killing Fields excursion 5 Border Crossing Cruising from Cambodia to Vietnam 6 Tan Chau Canal cruise to evergreen island; Visit fish farm; Trishaw ride; Mat-making and Slipper workshop 7 Sa Dec Sa Dec village walking tour; Xeo Quyt excursion Cai Be Local junk trip to floating market; Rice paper and Candy-making Factory visit 8 Ho Chi Minh City D ISEMBARK (My Tho Port)

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E MBARKATION (My Tho Port) Welcome Dinner Cai Be Junk trip to floating market Vinh Long Visit to local market Sa Dec Walking tour to local market; Sa Dec village walking tour Tan Chau Fish farm visit: Trishaw ride Visit Mat-making & Slipper-making workshops Border Crossing From Vietnam to Cambodia Phnom Penh City tour; Royal Palace & National Museum visit Killing Fields excursion Chong Koh Morning walk at leisure to Silk Weaving Village Oudong Visit to Buddhist monastery Kampong Tralach Visit to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu; Ox-cart ride Kampong Chhnang Local boat excursion to lakeside wetlands Tonle Sap Lake Siem Reap D ISEMBARK

D OWNSTREAM : S IEM R EAP TO H O C HI M INH C ITY

U PSTREAM : H O C HI M INH C ITY TO S IEM R EAP

EMBARK SHIP CRUISE DATE NAME ONLY

EMBARK SHIP CRUISE DATE NAME ONLY

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LM = L A M ARGUERITE AL = A MA L OTUS

Note: See page 106 for upgrades and port charges.

Trishaw ride through Tan Chau

Village along the Mekong river

Apsara dancers in Cambodia

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Jr. Suite, AMADANTE

Reception Area, A MA LYRA

MS AMADOLCE, MS AMALYRA & MS AMADANTE

Standard Stateroom, A MA LYRA

Restaurant, A MA DANTE

108 110 Main Lounge, A MA D OLCE


MS AMADOLCE, MS AMALYRA & MS AMADANTE SUN DECK 4

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Sun Deck, A MA DANTE

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Aft Lounge, A MA D OLCE

Elevator reaches: Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck.

DECK PLAN

CABIN CATEGORIES

1 Observation Deck

Jr. Suite A+ Cat. A Cat. B Cat. C Cat. D Cat. E Single

Violin Deck - French Balcony - 255 sq.ft. Violin Deck - French Balcony - 225 sq.ft. Violin Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed window - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed window - 170 sq.ft. Cello Deck - French Balcony - 140 sq.ft.

T ECHNICAL DATA Built: A MA D OLCE - 2009 A MA LYRA - 2009 A MA DANTE - 2008 Length: 360 feet Width: 38 feet Passengers: 148; Crew: 41 Staterooms: 75 Registry: Switzerland

2 Navigation Bridge 3 Bicycles 4 Whirlpool 5 Sun Deck 6 Walking Track 7 Bow seating area 8 Main Lounge & Bar 9 Gift Shop

F RENCH B ALCONY J R . S UITE

F RENCH B ALCONY S TATEROOM

S TANDARD S TATEROOM

Library, A MA D OLCE

10 Reception 11 Massage & Hair Salon 12 Aft Lounge 13 Fitness Room 14 Kitchen 15 Restaurant 16 Elevator 17 Cruise Director 18 Crew Cabins 19 Water Storage

Massage Room, A MA LYRA

109


Jr. Suite

Reception Area

MS AMACELLO

Standard Stateroom

110 Main Lounge

Restaurant


MS AMACELLO SUN DECK 4

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Elevator reaches: Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck.

CABIN CATEGORIES Jr. Suite Cat. A Cat. B Cat. C Cat. D Cat. E Single

Violin Deck - French Balcony - 255 sq.ft. Violin Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed window - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed window - 170 sq.ft. Cello Deck - French Balcony - 140 sq.ft.

F RENCH B ALCONY J R . S UITE

F RENCH B ALCONY S TATEROOM

Aft Lounge

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PIANO DECK

DECK PLAN

T ECHNICAL DATA

1 Observation Deck

Built: 2008 Length: 360 feet Width: 38 feet Passengers: 148; Crew: 41 Staterooms: 75 Registry: Switzerland

2 Navigation Bridge 3 Bicycles 4 Whirlpool 5 Sun Deck 6 Walking Track 7 Bow seating area 8 Main Lounge & Bar

S TANDARD S TATEROOM

Gift Shop

9 Gift Shop 10 Reception 11 Massage & Hair Salon 12 Aft Lounge 13 Fitness Room 14 Kitchen 15 Restaurant 16 Elevator 17 Cruise Director 18 Crew Cabins 19 Water Storage

Beauty & Hair Salon

111


Jr. Suite, A MA L EGRO

Reception Area, A MA L EGRO

MS AMALEGRO & MS AMADAGIO

112

Main Lounge, A MA DAGIO

Standard Stateroom, A MA L EGRO

Restaurant, A MA DAGIO


MS AMALEGRO & MS AMADAGIO SUN DECK 4

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Whirlpool, A MA L EGRO

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Elevator reaches: Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck.

DECK PLAN

CABIN CATEGORIES

1 Observation Deck

Jr. Suite Cat. A Cat. B Cat. C Cat. D Cat. E

T ECHNICAL DATA

Violin Deck - French Balcony - 255 sq.ft. Violin Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Violin & Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed window - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed window - 170 sq.ft.

Built: A MA L EGRO - 2007 A MA DAGIO - 2006 Length: 360 feet Width: 38 feet Passengers: 150; Crew: 41 Staterooms: 75 Registry: Switzerland

2 Navigation Bridge 3 Bicycles 4 Whirlpool 5 Sun Deck 6 Walking Track 7 Bow seating area 8 Main Lounge & Bar

F RENCH B ALCONY J R . S UITE

F RENCH B ALCONY S TATEROOM

S TANDARD S TATEROOM

9 Gift Shop 10 Reception

Gift Shop, A MA DAGIO

11 Massage & Hair Salon 12 Aft Lounge 13 Fitness Room 14 Kitchen 15 Restaurant 16 Elevator 17 Cruise Director 18 Crew Cabins 19 Water Storage

Fitness Center/Sauna, A MA DAGIO

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Suite, A MA B ELLA

Reception Area, A MA B ELLA

MS AMAVERDE & MS AMABELLA

114

Deluxe Stateroom, A MA B ELLA

Observation Lounge, A MA B ELLA Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant


MS AMABELLA & MS AMAVERDE SUN DECK 5

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PIANO DECK

Elevator reaches: Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck.

DECK PLAN 1 Lower Sun Deck

Balcony French Balcony TECHNICAL DATA: Cat. BA French Suite & Outside Balcony - 210 sq.ft. & Outside Balcony - 350 & 255 sq.ft. Built: Amaverde - 2011 CABIN C ATEGORIES French Balcony Balcony Amabella - 2010 Cat. BB & Outside Balcony - 210 sq.ft. Cat. AA French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq.ft. Length: 443 feet Suite Violin Deck French Balcony & Outside Balcony 350 & 255 sq.ft. French Balcony Width: 38 feet French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Cat. AB Cat. C & Outside Balcony - 235 sq.ft. Crew: 49 Cat. AA Violin Deck - French Balcony & Outside Balcony - 235 sq.ft. Staterooms: 81 Cat. AB Passengers: 162 Cello Deck - French Balcony & Outside Balcony - 235 sq.ft. Registry: Cat. BASwitzerland Violin Deck - French Balcony & Outside Balcony - 210 sq.ft.

Cat. BB Cat. C Cat D Cat. E Single

Cello Deck - French Balcony & Outside Balcony - 210 sq.ft. Cello Deck - French Balcony - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed Window - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed Window - 170 sq.ft. Piano Deck - Fixed Window - 140 sq.ft.

2 D Twin Window - 170 sq.ft. Cat. Navigation Bridge 3 EBicycles Cat. Twin Window - 170 sq.ft. 4 Whirlpool Twin Window - 140 sq.ft. Single 5 Sun Deck 6 Walking Track 7 Putting Green

T WIN B ALCONY S TATEROOM (AA & AB)

9 Observation Lounge 10 Main Lounge & Bar 11 Gift Shop

T WIN B ALCONY S TATEROOM (BA & BB)

13 Reception 14 Massage & Hair Salon

Safe Shower

Dining on board A MA B ELLA and A MAV ERDE presents an array of options unequalled in the industry. Choose from several distinct dining opportunities, including fine dining in the main restaurant, authentic Italian fare in the alternative restaurant, a Wine Room for private dining and an intimate Chef’s Table restaurant, where passengers can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu. Public areas aboard A MA B ELLA and A MAV ERDE include a spacious Main Lounge, a relaxing fireside library and Observation Lounge. The ships also feature elevators; a 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station; Fitness Center and Sauna; Massage, Hair and Beauty salon plus a heated swimming pool on the Sun Deck.

8 Bow seating area

12 Library

T WIN B ALCONY S UITE

The two newest additions to the AmaWaterways fleet in Europe, MS A MA B ELLA (2010) and MS A MAV ERDE (2011) offer the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. These 162-passenger vessels feature our revolutionary “Twin Balcony” concept, consisting of a French Balcony for unimpeded views and fresh air, plus a separate Outside Balcony. Staterooms and suites range from 170 to 325 square feet.

Bathroom

Spacious Wardrobe

Flat-screen Television Internet Access Desk/ Dressing Table Floor-to-ceiling Mirror Outside Balcony Large French Balcony Window

15 Fitness Room 16 Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant 17 Kitchen 18 Bella Cucina Restaurant 19 Verde Fine Dining Restaurant 20 Elevator 21 Wine Bar 22 Water Storage

For standard staterooms with a French Balcony or Fixed Window, please refer to page 109.

TECHNICAL DATA Built: AMAVERDE - 2011 AMABELLA - 2010 Length: 443 feet Width: 38 feet Passengers: 161 Staterooms: 81 Crew: 49 Registry: Switzerland

23 Crew Cabins

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Standard Stateroom

Reception Area

MS S WISS P EARL

116

Library

Restaurant Main Lounge


MS SWISS PEARL

Fitness Room

Indoor pool

One of Europe’s most beautiful river cruise ships, the Swiss Pearl provides the perfect backdrop for your Provencal sojourn. Marvel at the views of the Rhone River as you relax in the Sun Deck whirlpool or share a drink with friends in the elegant Panoramic Lounge and bar. Staterooms are 140 square feet, and feature a TV, mini bar, safe and hairdryer for your convenience. The 205 square-foot Junior Suites are extra spacious and feature a sitting area and luxurious bathroom. Additional accommodations include a Triple stateroom, at 180 square feet, plus a Single stateroom, at 115 square feet. On board the Swiss Pearl, you will also find a fitness room, indoor swimming pool, sauna and library for your added enjoyment. In the dining room, enjoy delectable cuisine influenced by the famous locations along your itinerary, accompanied by free-flowing wines from France’s great wine regions.

TECHNICAL DATA: Built: 1993 Renovated: 2006 Length: 360 feet Width: 38 feet Staterooms: 63 Crew: 30 Registry: Switzerland

Jr. Suite Cat. A Cat. B Cat. C Cat. D Triple Single

Ruby Deck - 205 sq.ft. Ruby Deck - 140 sq.ft. Emerald Deck - 140 sq.ft. Emerald Deck - 140 sq.ft. Emerald Deck - 130 sq.ft. Emerald Deck - 180 sq.ft. Emerald Deck - 115 sq.ft

Bar area

117


Deluxe Stateroom with balcony

THE MOST LUXURIOUS & COMFORTABLE SHIP BUILT FOR RUSSIAN RIVERS...

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MS AMAKATARINA MS AMAKATARINA

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Conference Hall

Imperial Suite

Gift Shop

Elevator reaches all decks.

Cat. IS

Deck Three - Imperial Suite - 432 sq. ft. Cat. HS Deck One - Hermitage Suites - 270 sq. ft. Cat. MS Deck Two & Three - Mariinsky Suites - 320 sq. ft. Cat. BS Deck Two & Three - Bolshoi Suites - 280 sq. ft. Cat. A Deck One - Deluxe with balcony - 230 sq. ft. Cat. B Deck Two - Deluxe with balcony - 238 sq. ft. Cat. C Deck Three - Deluxe with balcony - 238 sq. ft. Cat. D Deck Three & Four - Superior - 205 sq. ft. Cat. E Deck Three & Four - Standard - 135 sq. ft. Cat. F Deck Four - Standard - 110 sq. ft.

T ECHNICAL DATA Reconstructed & renovated: 2011 Length: 443 feet Width: 52 feet Passengers: 212 Staterooms: 106 Crew: 74 Registry: Russia

The most luxurious ship ever built for Russian rivers, MS AMAKATARINA is the STATEROOM CATEGORIES perfect showcase for the legendary and historic waterways of Russia. Cruise Moscow andsq.St. 3 - Imperial Suite - 432 ft. Petersburg in Cat. IS Deckbetween the most modern, comfortable and Cat. HS Deck 1 - Hermitage Suites - 270 sq. ft. elegant vessel ever to sail the Volga-Baltic 2 & 3 - Mariinsky - 320 sq.Completely ft. Cat. MS Deckwaterways and Suites beyond. renovated and reconstructed from bare Cat. BS Deck 2 & 3 - Bolshoi Suites - 280 sq. ft. steel by AMAWATERWAYS in 2010, the 1 - Deluxe balcony - 230 ft. Cat. A Deckship is with unequaled in sq.terms of and 2 - Deluxe withaccommodation balcony - 238 sq.levels ft. Cat. B Deckspaciousness, enticing public areas. Cat. C Deck 3 - Deluxe with balcony - 238 sq. ft. As one example of how A MA K ATARINA Cat. D Deck 3 & 4 - Superior with two windows- 205 sq. ft. excels in the market, one need only 3 & 4 - Standard with window - 135 sq. ft.An Cat. E Deckconsider passenger staterooms. incredible 24,025 square foot of space is ft. Cat. F Deck 4 - Standard with window- 110 sq. dedicated to passenger staterooms. The ship will carry 212 guests in 106 staterooms, 76 of which feature balconies. Choose from an incredible array of 10 stateroom categories, including four magnificent suite categories. All staterooms feature a bathroom with a separate shower area, which is unusual for Russian ships. The top stateroom category, Imperial Suite, features an immense 432 sq. ft. of space. Enjoy your evenings in the beautiful Panorama Lounge or have a drink in the intimate Bar/Nightclub Alternative Restaurant. Enjoy a concert or lecture in the Conference Hall. Unwind in the Sauna or relax in the Solarium. Dine each evening in the lovely main Restaurant, lined with panoramic windows. Other amenities on board A M A K A T A R I N A include an elevator, gift shop and infirmary.

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Sadec Jr. Suite

Reception Area

M S A MA LOTUS

120

Panoramic Lounge/Library

Deluxe Stateroom

Mekong Restaurant


MS AMALOTUS New for 2011 is the 124-passenger M S A MA L OTUS , joining M S L A M ARGUERITE in offering the most luxurious river cruise vacations available on the exotic Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. The elegant, 302-foot long Amalotus features 62 exquisitely decorated staterooms accented with traditional Colonial touches and regional Khmer artifacts. All staterooms and suites are outside accommodations and more than 90% feature balconies. At 226 sq. ft., deluxe category staterooms feature 2 twin size beds plus a sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, and in-house television. Ten beautiful junior suites provide ultraspacious 290 sq. ft. accommodations that feature a King-sized bed, balcony and comfortable sitting area, plus a luxurious bathroom that includes both a shower and separate tub. For the ultimate onboard experience, Amalotus’ two suites provide a decadent 452 sq. ft., and feature a Kingsized bed, comfortable sitting area, bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower, plus a private balcony with two lounge chairs and a table. A MA L OTUS features elegant public areas that include a restaurant, two lounges, library, fitness room, outdoor whirlpool and inviting Sun Deck with its own bar. Suite Jr. Suite Cat. A Cat. B Cat. C

Sadec Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 452 sq.ft. Sadec Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 290 sq.ft. Saigon Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 226 sq.ft. Tonle Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 226 sq.ft. Mekong Deck - Porthole - 226 sq.ft.

TECHNICAL DATA: Built: 2011 Length: 302 feet Width: 42 feet Passengers: 124 Staterooms: 62 Crew: 50 (International) Registry: Vietnam

Please note: M S A MA L OTUS images are artist renderings.

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Indochina Suite

MS La Marguerite on the Mekong

M S L A M ARGUERITE

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Deluxe Stateroom

Panoramic Lounge/Library

Mekong Restaurant


MS LA MARGUERITE The 92-passenger L A M ARGUERITE was built in 2009 with one purpose in mind: to provide the most luxurious and immersive experience on Southeast Asia’s legendary Mekong River. With a design that combines colonial elegance with local artifacts and regional Mekong touches, La Marguerite offers an unparalleled setting for your exotic river odyssey. The ship’s exquisitely decorated 226 sq. ft. deluxe staterooms feature all the amenities of a fine hotel, with 2 twin size beds, a cozy sitting area, individually controlled airconditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television. All staterooms and suites are outside accommodations, with more than 82% featuring balconies. Six Junior Suites provide an extra spacious 290 sq. ft. accommodation, and feature a King-sized bed, balcony, comfortable sitting area, plus a luxurious bathroom equipped with both a shower and separate tub. La Marguerite’s two suites provide the ultimate in onboard pampering. At 452 sq. ft., the suites feature a King-sized bed, comfortable sitting area, bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower, plus a private balcony with two lounge chairs and a table.

Sadec Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 452 sq.ft. Jr. Suite Sadec Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 290 sq.ft. Cat. A Saigon Deck - Balcony & Large Fixed Window - 226 sq.ft. Cat. B Tonle Deck - Balcony& Large Fixed Window - 226 sq.ft. Cat. C Mekong Deck - Porthole - 226 sq.ft. Suite

TECHNICAL DATA: Built: 2009 Length: 235 feet Width: 41 feet Passengers: 92 Staterooms: 46 Crew: 38 (International) Registry: Vietnam

L A M A R G U E R I T E ’ S elegantly-appointed public areas include a Restaurant, two lounges, library, gift shop and fitness room. The expansive Sun Deck is a haven for relaxation, where passengers can mingle and observe the unforgettable Mekong scenery from comfortable lounge chairs; take a dip in the outdoor whirlpool or enjoy a cool drink from the Sun Deck bar.

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A IRLINE I NFORMATION

SAMPLE GATEWAY CITIES FOR EUROPE For gateways below, add the listed amount to the New York airfare for your itinerary.

MAJOR US CITIES

Albany , NY Albuquerque, NM Anchorage, AK Atlanta , GA Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Billings, MT Birmingham , AL Bismark, ND Boise , ID Boston, MA Burlington, VT Charleston, WV Charlotte , NC Cheyenne, WY Chicago , IL Cincinnati ,OH Claremont, NH Cleveland , OH Columbia, SC Columbus , OH Dallas , TX Denver , CO Des Moines , IA Detroit , MI Dover, DE Ft. Lauderdale , FL Hartford, CT Honolulu , HI Houston, TX Indianapolis , IN Jackson, MS

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Sample gateways listed are based on lowest class and availability at the time of printing. For other gateways, add an additional $90 per person to the nearest gateway listed above. SAMPLE GATEWAY CITIES FOR VIETNAM/CAMBODIA For gateways below, add the listed amount to the San Francisco/Los Angeles airfare. MAJOR US CITIES

Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL Charlotte, NC Cleveland, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI Houston, TX Kansas City, MO Miami, FL Minneapolis, MN New York, NY

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Sample gateways listed are based on lowest class and availability at the time of printing. For other gateways, please contact our Reservations Department.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE Airfare listed in this brochure does not include government or any other entity imposed taxes and fees. These include the following:  U.S. and International Arrival and Departure taxes and fees up to $245 per passenger  September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement in the U.S., up to $5.00 per one way trip or $10.00 for more than four enplanements  Passenger Facility Charges up to $18.00 per passenger  U.S. Flight Segment Tax for each domestic segment (takeoff and landing) of $3.30 per segment  U.S. Customs Fee of $5.00 per passenger for travel from any international point except Canada into the U.S.  Immigration Fee of $7.00 for travel from any international point into the U.S.  Agricultural Inspection Fee of $5.00 per passenger for travel from any international point except Canada into the U.S. These taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at the time of booking. The availability of air prices in this brochure is limited and at the time you purchase your tour, prices may be highter. For more current prices, ask your travel agent or call A MAWATERWAYS .

T RAVEL I NSURANCE P LAN

Part A: Travel Arrangement Protection The benefits below are funded by Travel Guard and administered by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA. 100% Trip Cost Trip Cancellation - Reimburses for forfeited, non-refundable, unused payments or deposits if you must cancel due to a covered reason. 100% Trip Cost Trip Interruption - Reimburses expenses or lost deposits if you must interrupt your trip due to covered sickness, injury or death to you, your traveling companion or a member of your immediate family. $1,000 Missed Connection - Reimburses for additional transportation costs to rejoin the A MAWATERWAYS cruise if you missed a scheduled flight due to a covered reason. $1,500 Trip Delay - Reimburses for reasonable additional expenses if delayed due to a covered reason. $100,000 Medical Expense - Covers reasonable and customary medical expenses incurred within 365 days of the covered injury. $100,000 Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains - Emergency Evacuation to the nearest adequate medical facility. $1,000 Dental Expense - Covers for emergency dental treatment as a result of an injury. $3,000 Baggage and Personal Effects Loss Reimburses for loss, theft and damage of your baggage, personal effects, passports and visas during your trip. $1,000 ($150 per day) Baggage Delay - Provides up to $1,000 for the purchase of necessary clothing and essentials if your luggage is delayed 24 hours or more. $25,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment - Includes coverage if loss occurs within 180 days of an injury that occurred while on your A MAWATERWAYS cruise. $100,000 Air Common Carrier Accidental Death & Dismemberment - Includes coverage if loss occurs within 180 days of an injury that occurred while flying. Coverage Limits Per Person All benefits are subject to certain terms and conditions. Refer to your Description of Coverage for complete details on the coverages and exclusions of your policy. LiveTravel - your 24-hour virtual travel agency! A direct line to making last-minute, emergency, and after-hours travel changes - rebooking flights, hotel reservations,

TRAVEL INSURANCE PLUS - ONLY

- Only $245 Per Person

tracking lost luggage, and more! No more waiting in airport lines for missed connections, delayed, or cancelled flights! 24-hour Emergency Travel Assistance Included! A direct line to solving all your travel emergency needs is included 24-hours a day with this policy: Emergency funds to cover unexpected medical expenses; Emergency cash wire transfers; Telephone interpretation services; Emergency message relay to family and friends; Travel document replacement assistance; Pre-trip safety & health information; Medical referrals. Note: Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Accepted The pre-existing medical conditions exclusion is waived if you purchase the insurance within 24 hours of making your initial trip payment. (Only applicable to U.S. residents.) Conditions and Limitations: Traveling Companion is defined to be a person booked to share the same cruise accommodations with you during your entire A MAWATERWAYS cruise. Family Member means your children, children-in-law, step or adopted children, legal guardian or ward, parents, parents-in-law, step-parents, siblings, siblings-in-law, step-siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, legal spouse, aunts, uncles, nieces, or nephews, who reside in the United States or Canada. Sickness is an illness or disease of the body, which requires treatment by a physician. This plan does not cover a loss resulting from an illness, disease or other condition, which occurs at a time when this plan is not in force for you. Certain exclusions and limitations apply. Please review your Description of Coverage for complete coverage and exclusion information. For example, coverage does not apply to a sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion or Family Member traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of this plan, unless the insurance is purchased within 24 hours of making your initial trip payment. All medical benefits are defined to be in excess of any other group or government insurance you maintain. IMPORTANT: You may not purchase this plan after you have made final payment for your trip. Travel Protection Plus can only be purchased at the time of booking. Claims may be filed up to one year after the covered incident. Trip Cancellation & Interruption coverage provided by A MAWATERWAYS will only cover penalties charged by A MA W ATERWAYS . Coverage does not include any additional fees charged by the travel agent or group organizer.

AN ADDITIONAL

$50

PER PERSON

Our Worry-Free Plan allows you to cancel your vacation for any reason and you will receive a future cruise credit, which is valid for 24 months from the day your cancellation was received. Ask your agent about more details. Travel insurance provided by Travel Guard is only available to the residents of USA and Canada. All Insurance premiums are nonrefundable.


GENERAL INFORMATION AND TERMS & CONDITIONS

Parties: In these terms and conditions, you” or "passenger" or "participant" refers to the person purchasing or traveling on the cruise, and to individuals traveling as part of that person's reservation. "We" or "us" or “AMA” refers to Amadeus Waterways, Inc., a California corporation. We offer the travel and enter into these terms and conditions with you pursuant to arrangements we have made with AMA Waterways, LLC, a California limited liability company ("AWL"). Reservation and Final Payment: To confirm a standard reservation, we require a deposit of $400 per person within 7 days of placing the reservation (3 days if departure is within 90 days). Final payment is due no later than 90 days before departure (due within one business day of making a reservation that is accepted less than 90 days before departure). Late or non-payment may result in reservation being cancelled. For a promotional cruise and/or land vacation, special payment terms may be required, and will be stated when reservation is made. All payments shall be in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated. Pricing: Brochure prices are per-person, based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room, unless indicated otherwise. Single rates are available for the cruise-only, at a supplement of plus-50% for standard rooms, plus-100% for other rooms, such as deluxe rooms and suites. Single rates for land are available at a supplement. Please see individual itineraries for amount of the supplement. Pricing accuracy is assured only at time of printing. If any of the cost factors increases, such as airfare, port or dock charges, fuel, insurance, taxes, surcharges or other, we reserve the right to increase cruise or cruise tour prices without notice. Airfares: Airfares listed are estimates only, from New York (except that for the Mekong, Vietnam program, airfares are estimates from Los Angeles or San Francisco). Airfares are exclusive of air taxes, airport taxes, government fees, airline imposed fuel surcharges and any other tax or fee charged by an airline or government authority. Airfares from other gateways may be available. Please ask. Airfares, fees and taxes quoted on invoices from us are guaranteed only when full payment is received by us as required on the invoice. Prices Do Not Include: Prices do not include taxes or government fees (for example: federal inspection fees for U.S. Customs and Immigration; international air transportation tax; agriculture tax; security fee); airport taxes and fees; fuel surcharges; passport and visa fees; baggage fees; port taxes and fees; travel, health, accident or other insurance; vaccinations; laundry; additional food and beverages; optional excursions; gratuities or other items of a personal nature. Passport and Visas: A valid passport is required for each participant. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after scheduled return date to USA. At publication time, a visa is required for a US citizen to travel to Russia, Turkey, Vietnam and Cambodia (as well as numerous other countries). For travel to Vietnam and Cambodia we require a copy of your valid passport prior to or at final payment. If not received in this time, embarkation may be denied and cancellation penalties apply. A non-US citizen must consult appropriate consulates regarding visa and other document requirements. Obtaining required visas and any other required travel documentation, and assuring these are complete and correct in all ways, is the responsibility solely of each participant. We are not in a position to obtain or verify accuracy or completeness of any participant visa or other required documentation and shall not be responsible or liable for delay or missed portion of any cruise or cruise tour or other problem resulting from lack of or incorrect or insufficient visa or travel documentation. Tickets: Only after receipt of full payment, travel documents, including air tickets, will be sent by regular ground delivery within continental US, about 3-4 weeks prior to departure. (Delay in full payment will delay delivery of travel documents). Expedited delivery may be possible for an additional charge of $25 or full amount of expedited services, whichever is more. Air Tickets: Airline and flight schedules are determined based on flight and seat availability of contracted carriers. Air tickets are economy class, unless otherwise requested and additional charge for upgrade is paid, and are issued under terms of the relevant airline(s). Business class may be available for purchase at time of booking; please ask your agent for details. Airlines require your name to appear on your airline ticket exactly as it appears on your passport. Participant must assure name on airline ticket exactly matches name on passport. We shall not be responsible or liable for consequences of name on airline ticket and passport not matching exactly. An effort will be made to obtain direct flights; but these may not always be available. Available direct flights could be overlooked. Thus, air scheduling may involve connections and/or overnight travel. We shall not be responsible or liable for costs resulting from lost air ticket, delay, disruption or cancelled flight; lost baggage or missed connection. A lost air ticket is solely passenger’s responsibility to remedy with the airline, including but not limited to filing a Lost Ticket Application with the airline. Custom Air: Special requests may be made through our Custom Air desk for choice of preferred air carrier, flight schedule, and some deviations. Requests must be made at time of booking. Any added costs or expenses will be the participant’s responsibility. Changes: Air tickets that we issue have restrictions. For example, they cannot be reissued or exchanged unless approved by the carrier and a fee may be charged by the carrier. A change or refund request must be made through us, but may not be possible. For example, some air tickets are nonrefundable. An administrative fee of $50 per ticket may be charged by us, in addition to airline change and cancellation fees, charged according to the airline’s schedule.

Limitation on Special Requests of Airline: As a courtesy, we may try to relay a request for particular airline seating or meal, frequent flyer miles, or other assistance to the particular airline. We have no authority to grant a request, which is up to the airline. Whether or not we relay a request to an airline, you or your travel agent must always confirm directly with the airline regarding any such request. Baggage: Please check with the airline regarding their baggage allowance. Most airlines limit checked bags to either one or two pieces per person, and limit carry on baggage to one piece per person, in either case, with weight and size restrictions. We shall not be responsible or liable for costs or consequences of participant exceeding the airline’s baggage restrictions, or for loss, theft, damage or delay to participant’s baggage. We encourage you to purchase a travel protection plan that also includes coverage for baggage. Transfers: A passenger purchasing transatlantic air through us may qualify for a complimentary group transfer on scheduled arrival between airport and ship or hotel, and on scheduled departure between hotel or ship and airport. The transfer may involve some waiting time. A passenger making your own air arrangements will be solely responsible for required transfers. Individual transfers can be purchased. Please ask your agent for details. Child Policy: Children under 4 are not allowed on ship. Children 4 – 17 must be in a cabin with an adult. If the child is part of a double occupancy, full adult rate is charged. Children under 11 may share a stateroom with 2 adults, if approved. The under-11 child rate is 25% of the lowest stateroom category. Children 11 – 17 may share only a junior suite or higher. The 11-17 child rate is 25% of the lowest cabin category price. Port charges apply for children regardless of age. Hotel terms for children vary. Please call for details. Cancellation Charges: In the unfortunate event a participant must cancel travel, notice to us must be via email, which must include a return receipt and read notation, or other writing stating clearly and correctly each passenger name, ship name, start and end date of cruise and a brief statement of the reason for cancellation. Other forms of notice are not sufficient. If already issued, unused air tickets must be physically returned to us before they can be cancelled. Cancellation date is the date we receive the written cancellation notice and unused tickets. A name change or substitution of participant is also treated as a cancellation in that all cancellation charges apply. Cancellation charges are per-person, based on cancellation date, as follows: (i) more than 121 days before departure: $200 loss of deposit; (ii) 120-90 days before departure: $400 loss of deposit; (iii) 89-60 days before departure: 35% of cruise or cruise tour price; (iv) 59-30 days before departure: 50% of cruise or cruise tour price; (v) 29-07 days before departure: 80% of cruise or cruise tour price; (vi) 6 days or less before departure: 100% of cruise or cruise tour price. Cancellation charges also apply to additional charges for upgrades, transfers and other pre-purchased services. Protection plan premiums are non-refundable. Additional cancellation fees apply for air tickets. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise or cruise/tour. Claims: After completion of cruise or cruise tour, any and all communication must be in email or other writing, received within forty-five (45) days after end of the cruise or last item on the cruise-tour itinerary, to be valid. Any claim not received in writing within this time is deemed to be waived and released. TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANS: TO REDUCE OR MANAGE YOUR RISKS OF FINANCIAL LOSS AND OTHER LOSS ARISING FROM CANCELLATION OR DELAY OF TRAVEL, INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OF OR INJURY TO PROPERTY, AND OTHER RISKS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO OBTAIN YOUR OWN TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN , TRAVEL INSURANCE, ACCIDENT, LIFE, HEALTH, MEDICAL AND OTHER FORMS OF INSURANCE. We offer a travel protection plan issued by TravelGuard, an independent provider of travel protection plans. They are not affiliated with us and we disclaim responsibility for them or their plan. Other forms of travel protection are also available. Ask your agent for information. GENERAL PROVISIONS Cruise and Cruise Tour Itineraries: We seek to provide services as published or stated in the final documents. But deviations to planned cruise, cruise tour itinerary or any other aspects of the travel may occur. If conditions make cruise routes unsafe for navigation or in other respects, or raise sufficient doubt about safety, we reserve the right to modify or provide alternate services. These may include, but are not limited to, providing accommodation on the docked ship and/or substituting ground arrangements. An effort will be made to try to arrange elements of the cruise and cruise tour similar to those originally planned. But the level of similarity may vary. Such changes will not entitle you to a refund. Cruise, cruise tour routes, and all other aspects of the cruise and travel are subject to change with or without notice. Accommodations: We will seek to use hotels listed (if any) in this brochure. Changes may be necessary; therefore use of such hotels is not assured. An effort will be made to substitute similar hotels. The level of similarity may vary. Standard policy for hotels in Europe is to have rooms available for check-in no earlier than 3:00 p.m. Personal Changes: Personal deviation from itinerary in the brochure for a packaged land program or other reason will not entitle participant to any reduction in charge. Participant will bear a full charge for any unused long haul transfer(s). Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel, change or postpone any departure date and itinerary. For complete cancellation of a cruise or cruise tour, we will refund monies paid for the cruise or cruise/tour, to a participant who has not previously cancelled. Disabled Participants: If you (participant) have a disability and reasonable accommodation may enable you to use the services, please let us know how you believe we can help. Participant must inform us in writing, at or

immediately after making the reservation, but in any event as early as possible, of any mobility impairment or other condition, whether physical, emotional or mental, which may require accommodation or use of an assistive device during the travel. If the impairment or condition first arises after making the reservation, participant must inform us in writing as early as possible. We may consider, and may confer with participant, the cruise operator, airlines, hotels and other service providers regarding possible accommodations. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate special needs, but we are not responsible for denial of service by carriers, hotels, or other independent suppliers. A participant, who, due to impairment, is not self-sufficient, may be required to travel with a companion who shall take responsibility for assistance needed during the travel and in case of emergency. An individual with a disability that would result in a direct threat to the health and safety of others or to that individual may be excluded if it is determined there is a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodations, policies, practices, procedures assistive devices or services. If participant fails to timely inform us of any impairment or condition and it is determined based on information that participant should have provided, that participation poses a safety risk to participant or direct health or safety threat to others, participant may be excluded from parts or all of the travel. We shall have no liability to participant relating to any condition, treatment, failure to inform us of an impairment, or resulting exclusion. Pregnancy: Regarding advanced pregnancy (after 5 months), for safety of parent and child, and depending on various circumstances, restrictions or exclusion, may apply. Please inform us immediately, so we can assess circumstances and possible accommodation. Medical: Medical doctors are not available on any vessel outside Russia. Availability of medical doctors on vessels in Russia is not assured. If other medical services are required, efforts to contact local medical providers will be made. A participant requiring such assistance is solely responsible for all charges. We will not be responsible or liable for sufficiency of effort to reach medical providers, unavailability, delay, quality or other aspect of any such services. Participant is encouraged at time of booking and well before departure, to review participant’s health and medical conditions and insurance and consult participant’s health care and insurance providers regarding needs and scope of coverage for any incident or need occurring during travel, and to obtain supplemental health and medical insurance for the travel. Smoking: Smoking is permitted only on the ship's Sun Deck, and is not permitted elsewhere. Diet: Special dietary requests must be provided to us at time of reservation. An effort will be made to inquire about meeting the request. But we cannot assure the request can be accommodated. Disclaimer of Responsibility: Our arrangements are with AWL, and they arrange with others for services described in this brochure. Transport on river cruise ships (“ships") or other forms of transport ("transport") is provided by third party owners, operators and charterers ("supplier"). Suppliers are separate entities and are deemed not to be principals, agents, employees or partners of us or AWL. We and AWL do not own or operate any ship or transport service. Accordingly, FOR US AND AWL WE DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR, AND PARTICIPANT WAIVES, RELEASES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ANY CLAIM OR RECOURSE AGAINST US OR AWL FOR OR AS A CONSEQUENCE OF: BREACH OF DUTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENT OR WILLFUL OR INTENTIONAL ACT, FAILURE TO ACT OR OMISSION BY ANY SUPPLIER. Supplier and participant obligations and liabilities are subject in each case to terms and conditions of each supplier’s contract of carriage or other supplier terms and conditions, and any and all applicable government laws and regulations that apply, including, but not limited to choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes and limitations of liability and limitations on timing of claims. PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT WE AND AWL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY) OR EXPENSE OCCASIONED BY ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY SUPPLIER PROVIDING SERVICES, OR ANY PROVIDER OF A TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN, OR INSURER, OR OF ANY OTHER PERSON. If the services of a supplier cannot be delivered or there are changes in any planned service for any reason beyond our control, we will make an effort to arrange similar services. Any resulting additional expenses will be participant’s responsibility. Limitation of Liability: REGARDLESS OF ANY OTHER PROVISIONS IN THIS BROCHURE, OUR AND AWL'S LIABILITY FOR BREACH, DAMAGE, LOSS, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR OTHER LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE, ALSO INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ECONOMIC DAMAGES, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, MENTAL SUFFERING AND/OR PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGIC INJURY, WHETHER OCCURRING BEFORE THE START OF TRAVEL, AFTER TRAVEL HAS BEGUN, AFTER COMPLETION OF THE TRAVEL, OR MULTIPLE TIME PERIODS, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER DUE TO ACCIDENT OR WILLFUL OR INTENTIONAL ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, OR OTHER CAUSE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID TO US FOR THE TRAVEL. Agreement: Payment of deposit and/or issuance of final documents shall be deemed consent by participant to these terms and conditions. These terms are deemed to be made, accepted and entered into in Los Angeles County, California. These terms and the rights and obligations of the

parties, and any legal or equitable action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or claimed breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these provisions, shall be interpreted, construed and governed by the internal laws of California with jurisdiction over such claims to be exclusively in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and/or Superior Court of the State of California in and for Los Angeles County, California. You and we waive the right to a jury trial. Interpretation: Headings in these terms are only for convenient reference and shall not be used to interpret, construe, define or limit any provision. Whenever logical in the context, references to the singular shall include the plural, and vice-versa. You acknowledge the travel contemplated by these terms is voluntary; you are not obligated to purchase services from us or any particular provider, or at all, and thus you are not obligated or forced to enter into or accept these terms. These terms were developed to achieve a delicate balance and exchange of rights, remedies, limitations, exclusions, risks and risk management and economics between you and us; and the balance provides substantial benefits to you, which we could not offer at the attractive price(s) offered, but for that delicate balance. Absent that balance, prices would be much higher and services would be reduced. Accordingly, the provisions of these terms shall be interpreted and construed according to their fair meanings and not strictly for or against any person or entity. If any provision of these terms is found by a court having jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason(s), such provision shall be deemed to be severed and of no force and effect and all remaining provisions shall remain in effect. Time Limit for Claims: The parties agree that any claim must be filed within forty-five (45) days after the date of completion of the cruise or cruise tour and if not filed within this time, the claim is both waived, and barred. Acceptance of These Terms: You acknowledge and agree that we accept your booking subject to the condition that you accept these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions remain in effect until replaced in writing. Any new or reissued terms and conditions are deemed to replace all prior versions. No person, other than an authorized representative of us is authorized to vary, add or waive any term or condition in this brochure. To be effective, any variance, addition or waiver must be in writing, signed by our authorized officer. Passenger Contract: All ship transport is provided according to terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract included in the final documentation and available for review at the following website: www.A MA W ATERWAYS . COM . The Passenger Ticket Contract is between passenger and AMA Waterways Gmbh, an entity organized under the laws of Switzerland, which owns and operates the ship, is governed by laws of Switzerland, and establishes limits of liability, limits on claims, and time limits for making claims, and other restrictions, limits and disclaimers. It incorporates provisions and limitations under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 and the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels. Venue for litigation of any disputes under the Passenger Ticket Contract is exclusively in the courts of Basel, Switzerland. California Seller of Travel Law: We are registered with the California Attorney General, California Seller of Travel Program as Amadeus Waterways, Inc., registration number CST 2065452-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where you are not at fault and did not cancel in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by you, all sums you paid us for services not provided will be promptly paid to you, unless you advise us in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where we remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed transportation or service. In this situation, we must provide you a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler. This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if we were registered and participating in TCRF at the time of sale and you are located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which we failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. You must file a TCRF claim within one year after the scheduled completion date of travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. A claimant must agree to waive (and by filing a claim with TCRF you do waive) any right to other civil remedies against us for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation; PO Box 6001 Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by visiting TCRC's website at: ww.tcreinfo.org. For those who purchase travel from outside of California, this transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. A MAWATERWAYS , Inc. 21625 Prairie Street,Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 428-6198

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