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2nd Edition

In association with

2017 Brochure Bordeaux - Danube - Rhine - Main - Seine - Mosel - Rhone - Douro


Dear Traveller Welcome to the second edition of our exclusive 2017 AmaWaterways preview brochure, brought to you in association with Fred.\ River Cruises. If you are inspired to try river cruising for the first time or you are returning after many journeys with AmaWaterways then you can be confident that you will be travelling with the best. Consistently leading the way in river cruising with exceptional staff, award winning cuisine, enriching theme cruises and special on-board amenities - AmaWaterways really is a river cruise experience like no other. You don’t need to just take our word for it, in the latest Berlitz River Cruising in Europe travel guide, more than 300 ships were rated based on accommodation, public rooms, cuisine, service and other miscellaneous features. AmaWaterways took all top 10 spots with the entire fleet achieving a 4 star plus rating, the highest rating of any river vessel in the book. AmaWaterways was also rated number 1 for customer care. NEW FOR 2017 AmaWaterways welcomes the brand-new AmaKristina, sister ship of the AmaViola, which will feature all of the latest innovations, including staterooms with connecting doors and staterooms that can accommodate more than two people. You will have more opportunities to sail the Rhine and Danube on one of their acclaimed twin-balcony ships, as well as a chance to try their newest river cruise in Bordeaux AmaWaterways look forward to welcoming you on your next river cruise – find out for yourself why they continue to lead the way in river cruising! Yours sincerely,

Steve Williams Managing Director Fred.\ River Cruises

*Price based on conversion rate at the time of print (6th January 2017) and is subject to fluctuation in currency.

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Contents 2 Dear Traveller 4 The Vision 5 The Family Difference 6 Cruise in Comfort and Style 8 Indulge, Relax and Rejuvenate 10 More Room, Better Views 12 A Palate Pleasing Voyage 14 Extraordinary Experiences 16 Explore on Two Wheels 18 Wine Cruises 20 Christmas Cruises 22 Sail with the best! 23 Choose The Way You River Cruise 24 Explore Europe by River 26 Tulip Time Cruise 28 Taste of Bordeaux 30 Paris & Normandy 32 Rhone & Provence 34 Enticing Douro 36 Port Wine & Flamenco 38 The Romantic Danube 40 Melodies of The Danube 42 The Legendary Danube 44 Blue Danube Discovery 46 Gems Of Southeast Europe 48 The Enchanting Rhine 50 Europe’s Rivers & Castles 52 Magnificent Europe 54 Grand Danube Cruise 56 Christmas Markets on the Danube 58 Christmas Markets on the Rhine 60 The Fleet 62 AmaKristina, AmaViola & AmaStella 63 AmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaPrima & AmaCerto 64 AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante 65 AmaCello 66 AmaVida 67 Terms & Conditions

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The Vision Amawaterways loves to provide guests with only the best travel experiences. In fact, ‘Ama’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘love’ – an energy that AmaWaterways puts into crafting every aspect of their river cruises. It is this passion that fuels their attention to detail, commitment to innovation and culture of making their guests the top priority. This is something you can feel from the moment you step on board, which is why all of their guests have a story about why their cruise with AmaWaterways was the best they’ve ever taken. With award-winning ships that feature an array of amenities, a variety of immersive shore excursions, critically-acclaimed dining and unparalleled service, AmaWaterways cruises are a traveller’s dream. They truly love having their guests on board, and it shows.

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The Family Difference AmaWaterways has been family-owned and operated since 2002 by travel industry pioneers: President Rudi Schreiner, Executive Vice President Kristin Karst, Co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and his son, Gary Murphy. Together, they have made AmaWaterways the most distinctive line in the industry. They have a hands on approach to management which allows them to give attention to every detail, making an AmaWaterways river cruise truly stand out from the rest. When you travel with AmaWaterways, you do more than simply visit a destination – you experience it in a truly authentic and in-depth way. It begins with a champagne welcome as you step aboard and meet the courteous crew and your fellow passengers, many of whom you will consider friends by the end of your journey. You will also meet a personable and knowledgeable Cruise Manager who will be with you every step of the way while on board. It is this attention to detail that distinguishes AmaWaterways from all the rest and keeps their guests returning again and again. AmaWaterways thoughtfully plan their itineraries to maximise your enjoyment of the scenery, history, and atmosphere of your chosen destinations. Marvel at the ever-changing views through the panoramic windows in your ship’s Main Lounge or from the expansive outdoor decks. Visit famous landmarks and explore ‘hidden gems’. Taste bold new flavours and delicious regional specialities, with menus designed by AmaWaterways revered team of classically-trained chefs. Every evening, on board entertainment is provided by local musicians and performers.

AMAWATERWAYS: FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 2002 From left to right: Rudi Schreiner, President; Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President; Gary Murphy, Vice President of Sales

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Cruise in Comfort and Style The AmaWaterways ships are inspired by luxury yachts and designed specifically to maximise every aspect of your experience. You will notice the difference the minute you step on board and are welcomed in the beautiful lobby. From then on, you will be treated to an array of unique and luxurious features as you journey along your itinerary in your floating hotel. Relax and delight in stunning views in the spacious staterooms, most of which feature twin balconies – a French balcony and an outside balcony. Enjoy exclusive amenities like massage services, a fitness room and a pool while on board. Indulge in award-winning cuisine at a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant – an experience you won’t find elsewhere. No matter how you spend your time, you’re sure to see why AmaWaterways ships are considered the best in Europe.

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Spacious The personal space and comfort of guests are of the utmost importance to AmaWaterways. Their ships carry fewer people on board so that staterooms and public spaces, such as lounges and restaurants, are roomy and never overcrowded. This also allows the crew to embrace a proactive approach to exceeding expectations and dedicate their time to focus on the needs of each and every guest.

Innovative Many of the staterooms feature twin balconies – a French balcony and an outside balcony – and these can be found on a number of our ships in a variety of stateroom categories. Innovation continues to be a driving force in every new vessel AmaWaterways design. They invest a great deal of time into building their ships because AmaWaterways want each one to be perfect, down to every last detail. AmaWaterways also enhance and refresh their existing ships every year so that guests receive a consistent experience no matter which major European waterway you choose to cruise on.

Expanding Fleet Every year Amawaterways build ships that feature the latest innovations and enhancements. In 2017 AmaWaterways welcome the AmaKristina, which – like the AmaViola – will feature staterooms that can accommodate three guests and suites that can hold up to four. Along with AmaSerena and AmaStella, these ships also have staterooms with connecting doors, making it easier for groups and families to travel together. Innovation continues to be a driving force in every new vessel.

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Indulge, Relax and Rejuvenate One of the best things about a river cruise is that your accommodation travels with you so you don’t have to worry about constantly unpacking and finding new places to stay. That’s why AmaWaterways make sure that their ships feel like much more than your home away from home. With an array of distinct luxuries on board, you’ll look forward to indulging, relaxing and rejuvenating after a day of exploring.

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Twin Balconies

Specialty Restaurant

Sightsee whenever you want in the spacious staterooms that feature not one, but two private balconies.

Dine at The Chef’s Table, where expert chefs craft regionally inspired cuisine right in front of you.

Sun Deck Pool

Fitness Room

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to take a refreshing dip while discovering centuries old castles and villages.

Looking for a way to stay fit while on holiday? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from port to port.

Massage Services

Hair Salon

After a day of exploring, pamper yourself with a soothing and relaxing massage.**

Getting ready for a night out on the town? Stop by to get your hair styled before heading out.** **Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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More Room, Better Views Every feature in an AmaWaterways stateroom has been thoughtfully conceived with the comfort of their guests in mind. The staterooms start at 160 square feet, and suites can be as large as 350 square feet in Europe, giving you more space to sit back and relax in between meals and time ashore. Artfully crafted to a first-class standard, each room is equipped with innovative designs, plush bedding, multi-jet showerheads, and many other special touches that make you feel like you’re getting the royal treatment. Most of the staterooms, even have a balcony – or two – so you can enjoy stunning views of the magnificent sights along the river’s edge.

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Exclusive Twin Balcony Staterooms One of AmaWaterways’ ground breaking innovations is the exclusive Twin Balcony Stateroom. The Twin Balconies consist of a French Balcony plus a separate Outside Balcony for the private enjoyment of your river cruise experience. Twin Balcony Staterooms are available on selected vessels cruising in Europe.

Innovative French Balconies Simply slide open your floor-to-ceiling glass door in your stateroom to enjoy the fresh air and incredible scenery as you travel on the rivers of Europe.

Feel at Home in the Privacy of Your Room In-room furnishings include white-on-white plush down bedding, a cosy sitting area, flat-panel TV, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, slippers, individually controlled air-conditioning, ample wardrobe space and bottled water replenished daily. Your spacious bathroom features a shower with multi-jet shower heads, spa bath and body toiletries and a magnifying mirror

Top-of-the-line Infotainment System AmaWaterways offers the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience in Europe. Stay connected, thanks to the computer with high speed Internet access in your stateroom, plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movieon-demand system offers Hollywood’s newest releases and a selection of classic movies. Enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely free of charge.

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A Palate Pleasing Voyage AmaWaterways’ expert chefs craft menus that feature both exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine and traditional, Western offerings. At breakfast, sip on sparkling wine as you enjoy the buffet and fresh pastries, or opt for something made-to-order from the menu. Stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch, or head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine and beer. Dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany beautifully presented entrées. Whether you’re looking for something unique or something familiar, we offer a wide array of indulgent dishes that are sure to delight you.

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All Dining on Board is Included • Exquisite multi-course dinners with a variety of dishes and hand-picked regional wines • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant (in addition to the main restaurant) • A selection of both buffet and menu items during breakfast and lunch • Complimentary unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juices

with breakfast

• Complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner • Tapas, snacks, sandwiches and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining experience

Gold-Medal Chefs Amawaterways' Executive Chef, Primus Perchtold, is the winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art and oversees the menus aboard every cruise in Europe. You will find one of his recipes on your pillow each night, just in case you want to recreate his culinary magic at home.

Prestigious Honours AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line ever inducted into the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international gastronomic society dedicated to fine cuisine. Founded in Paris, it is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. Membership to La Chaîne is by invitation only and is extended to those possessing world-class culinary acumen.

An Array of Dining Options Early Risers enjoy breakfast in the Main lounge while a full buffet breakfast with made-to-order specialties, accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries is served from 7am daily. At lunch, you’ll find an enticing buffet laden with fresh salads, pasta dishes, hot entrees, and desserts, as well as meals to order from the menu; a light lunch option is also available in the Main Lounge. In the afternoon, stop by the Main Lounge for tea or complimentary espresso, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies. Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer, which is also offered with lunch.

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Extraordinary Experiences AmaWaterways itineraries take you far away from the ordinary. Each one is carefully assembled to connect you to the most exceptional aspects of a destination. AmaWaterways feature a full line-up of immersive tours led by English-speaking guides, allowing you to experience the very best history, art, cuisine and culture in every port. And in many cases, you have the luxury of exploring at the pace that you see fit.

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Set Your Own Pace AmaWaterways complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions will take you to the heart of your destination, visiting its most famous landmarks as well as its hidden gems. You’ll find an intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you are visiting. With AmaWaterways, there is no waiting in line to visit famous landmarks, no getting lost as your bus drops you off within walking distance from your tour, and no language barrier as all AmaWaterways guides and crew members speak English.

Experienced Guides Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you are treated with personalised attention, on land as well as on the river. AmaWaterways only hires the top local guides for your tours.

Limited Edition Tours Every year, AmaWaterways seek out new ways for guests to experience local culture in a unique way. Their exclusive Limited Edition Tours are specially designed to give small groups an opportunity to be even more immersed in a destination. Here are just a few that AmaWaterways offer. • Indulge in authentic Belgian waffles and chocolate in Antwerp • Try your hand at knotting a bretzel (German for “pretzel”) in Wertheim • Go to a Bratwurst and beer tasting at the oldest brewery in Nuremberg • Discover hidden treasures, like the romantic Schonlatergasse, in Vienna • Sample Bavarian specialties like pralines in Regensburg

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Explore on Two Wheels If you want to stay active on your trip, you have the unique opportunity to explore Europe’s amazing sights from the seat of a bicycle. AmaWaterways carries an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience Europe’s enchanting scenery on riverside pathways while getting some exercise. AmaWaterways dock close to many city centres and small towns, where you’ll be able to ride alongside the locals. Feel free to grab a bike and join one of the exclusive guided tours, or go and discover on your own.

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Pedal Friendly Opportunities • Bike along the beautiful Danube River between Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s Wachau Valley • Soak up the picturesque Dutch countryside as you ride through the historic old town of Willemstad • Tour Cologne’s Old Town and Cathedral along the Rhine River • See the medieval city of Rouen in France’s historic Normandy region, on the Seine River • Cycle along the River Sava and Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade • Take in wooded hills and beaches of poplars along the scenic shores of the Inn River in Passau • Go on a guided bike ride in Vienna, where you’ll visit Klosterneuberg Abbey and enjoy cake and coffee • Ride through the historic town of Bamberg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), seeing its famous breweries and market gardens • Discover a fortress, museums and hidden quarters as you bike through Antwerp • Cross bridges and be treated to splendid views of the Main River Valley in Wertheim • Take a ride along the beautiful banks of the Mosel and stop for photos and stories on the way in Cochem

Go For A Hike The beauty of Europe doesn’t just lie in its architecture and landmarks – there are also breath-taking things to be seen when you venture out into nature. That’s why AmaWaterways have designed special hikes that will take you a bit off the beaten path in some very beautiful destinations. Here are some examples of hiking opportunities. • Trek up to the Veste Oberhaus in Passau, Germany for incredible views over Old Passau • Make your way up to Dürnstein Fortress, where it is said that Richard the Lionheart was once held captive • Hike up the Philosopher’s Path to a panoramic view of Heidelberg and the Necker River • Journey from the ship to the Old Town in Strasbourg, France

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Wine Cruises An AmaWaterways Wine Cruise is designed to provide travellers with immersive experiences related to the regions you are visiting. Like all of AmaWaterways river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours and excursions that highlight the sights in each port of call. In addition to these city tours, there are many winerelated activities that reveal more about Europe’s famed wine regions, local epicurean traditions, winemaking and, of course, wine tastings.

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Renowned Wine Regions

Private Cellars

Explore famous wine-growing areas, such as the Wachau Valley in Austria, that are steeped in winemaking history and tradition.

Enjoy exclusive tours to historic wine cellars where guests participate in tastings and conversations with the local owners.

Wine Experts

Local Vineyards

Each cruise is hosted by a wine expert leading discussions about production and consumption.

Experience stunning vineyards up-close on exclusive excursions. In the Autumn, the land in its natural state have the most vivid colours.

Wine Tastings

Local Food & Wine Pairings

Indulge in unique tastings on the ship and during excursions at a variety of local venues, including taverns, vineyards, wineries and even some private homes.

Sample local flavours by joining excursions that feature pairings of authentic cuisine and delicious wine.

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Christmas Cruises Every year, eager travellers journey to Europe to experience the Yuletide season at its very best. With the backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you’ll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that’s in the air. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year on one of AmaWaterways Christmas Markets cruises on the Danube and Rhine, or have the celebration of a lifetime aboard on of the New Year’s cruises.

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Budapest

Vienna

Indulge in Chimney Cake, a sweet Hungarian snack, as you take in scents of cinnamon and fir and shop for unique gifts for loved ones.

You’ll find decadent Austrian tortes, enormous pastries and international choirs at Vienna’s 700 year old Christmas Markets.

Nuremberg

Strasbourg

Nuremberg has over 180 stalls brimming with unique German gifts, like Plum People - folksy figurines made from dried prunes.

Explore the largest and most famous market in France when you visit Strasbourg - where Alsatian treasures and delights await.

Cologne

Ring in the new year

Savour soft German pretzels and see the largest tree in Rhineland in Cologne, which boasts more than 150 stalls in front of the Cathedral.

A special New Year’s dinner and gala on board, spectacular fireworks and travelling through Europe. You won’t soon forget this celebration!

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Unprecedented Top 10! AmaWaterways boasts the ‘best fleet on Europe’s rivers’, as rated by the Berlitz Guide to European River Cruising. In the 2nd Edition of Berlitz River Cruising in Europe, more than 300 ships were rated based on accommodation, public rooms, cuisine, service and other miscellaneous features. AmaWaterways European fleet secured the guide’s top positions, all with 4-Star Plus ratings – the highest level found in the guide. With overall scores of 423, AmaPrima and AmaSerena ranked the highest among all European river cruise vessels. AmaWaterways also came #1 for Customer Care. In the guide, Ward praised AmaWaterways for its innovation, stating, “AmaWaterways has helped to redefine European river cruising. The company fully owns, operates and markets its own river ships, all of which are new-builds (not refits or renamed older vessels)”. Ward also goes into detail, saying, “AmaWaterways spends considerably more on high-quality food ingredients and wine and on hotel crew service training than any other river cruise company”.

Top 10

rated river cruise ships in Europe with AmaPrima and AmaSerena at joint

#1

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Choose The Way You River Cruise At Fred.\ River Cruises, we understand that every customer is different and so are your travel requirements. With this in mind, we package all our river cruises based on your individual needs which could include flights from your local airport with flight times convenient to you OR perhaps you are not a keen flyer and prefer to travel by rail or sea to meet your river cruise. Maybe you would like to combine a couple of nights pre or post cruise stay in the country you are visiting to really get to the heart of the destination – however you like to travel, it is your river cruise and Fred.\ River Cruises will work with you to make sure your experience is tailored exactly to your requirements. • Cruise only • Cruise packaged with flights or rail • A local airport with times convenient for you • Pre or post cruise hotel stays • Private or shared transfers • Escorted private or shared land tours

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Explore Europe by River

NORTH SEA United Kingdom

IRELAND

The legendary rivers of Europe have long been

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celebrated in both prose and song. Serving as

BRUGES

major highways during the rise and fall of ancient

GHE LES ANDELYS

civilisations, these waterways have continued their

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CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX

crucial roles as sources of sustenance, avenues of transportation and facilitators of commerce.

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Throughout history, major cities, smaller villages,

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ROUEN

VERNON

BLAYE

PAUILLAC

and stalwart fortifications have been built along

HONFLEUR

BOURG CUBZAC-LES-PONTS

their banks. Today, travellers that sail on these

LIBOURNE BORDEAUX

magnificent rivers will encounter grand capitals like

CADILLAC

BERGERAC Dordogne

LOIRE VALLEY

Garonne

Vienna and Paris, charming hamlets and towns, enchanting castles, and other wondrous scenes from a time long past. You rarely have to wander

Dordogne

far from the river bank to discover a wealth of

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European art, culture, history and architecture.

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Spain

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PORTUGAL

MADRID

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The Douro

The Seine and Rhone

This major river of the Iberian Peninsula flows from its source

The Seine rises in northeastern France near Dijon, flows through

in Spain to its outlet in Northern Portugal. It is here that river

Paris, and continues westward through Normandy to the English

cruisers will discover the Douro River Valley - the birthplace of

Channel. The Rhone flows from its source in the Swiss Alps

port wine and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

and travels south to the Mediterranean, linking thousands of

The Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde Estuary

vineyards and wineries in southeastern France.

In the corner of southwestern France, the Garonne and

Captured in literature, art and Strauss’s famous “Blue Danube”

Dordogne rivers merge together to form the Gironde estuary,

waltz, this river is one of the world’s most romantic waterways.

which naturally divides the Bordeaux region into left and right

Extending for thousands of miles through Central Europe,

banks. Travellers from around the world flock to this region that

the Danube flows eastward, passing four capital cities before

is well known for its many gastronomic delights.

emptying into the Black Sea.

The Danube

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Belarus

Netherlands EDAM/VOLENDAM AMSTERDAM KEUKENHOF

Dutch Waterways

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Germany

Poland

ARNHEM

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COLOGNE NIJMEGEN

ENT Belgium Waterways

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RÜDESHEIM MAINZ

ROTHENBURG

ANTWERP

WÜRZBURG

BRUSSELS

KOBLENZ

Belgium

Luxembourg TRIER REMICH

CONFLANS

BAMBERG

WERTHEIM

PILZEN

PRAGUE

COCHEM SPEYER BERNKASTEL

PARIS

STRASBOURG

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REGENSBURG

KITZINGEN

CESKY KRUMLOV

MILTENBERG HEIDELBERG

WEISSENKIRCHEN DÜRNSTEIN NUREMBERG

VILSHOFEN

BRATISLAVA

LINZ MELK EMMERSDORF

MUNICH

VIENNA

SALZBURG

ZURICH

Austria

LUCERNE

Switzerland

BELLEVILLE

Slovenia

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Italy

VIENNE

Slovakia

KREMS

PASSAU BREISACH BASEL

Ukraine

Czech Republic

BUDAPEST

Hungary PECS VILÁNY VUKOVAR

Croatia

MOHÁCS

Romania NOVI SAD

ILOK

TOURNON BELGRADE

VIVIERS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

AVIGNON LES BAUX ARLES

BUCHAREST

IRON GATES GIURGIU

Serbia

ROUSSE

VIDIN

MARSEILLE

ADRIATIC SEA

PERPIGNAN

VELIKO TARNAVO

Kosovo

Bulgaria PLOVDIV

BARCELONA

Macedonia

Greece

AEGEAN SEA

The Rhine, Main and Mosel The Rhine rises in the Swiss Alps and flows into Germany, where it joins the Mosel and its major tributary, the Main. Along these rivers are captivating sights that include castles, stunning vineyards and verdant valleys.

Dutch and Belgian Waterways A series of connecting rivers, including the Amstel, from which Amsterdam took its name, connect the Netherlands and Belgium. A voyage along these waterways in the spring offers many opportunities to watch nature blossom in breathtaking fashion in this picturesque part of the world.

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Tulip Time Cruise 7 night Holland and Belgium cruise Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in the springtime, when the

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countryside is in glorious full bloom. Admire the worldfamous windmills and dazzling displays of brightly coloured tulips carpeting the landscape. Take a scenic cruise through Amsterdam’s legendary canals, past elegant narrow buildings and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding during WWII. Gaze upon the iconic Arnhem Bridge and experience the worldrenowned Keukenhof Gardens.

Netherlands HOORN AMSTERDAM SCHOONHOVEN THE HAGUE DELFT ROTTERDAM MIDDELBURG BRUGES

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Germany

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Belgium France Lux.

ITINERARY Day 1 Amsterdam EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Day 2 Amsterdam Hoorn

Canal cruise and city tour City tour

Day 3 Arnhem Nijmegen

Arnhem Bridge and Airborne Museum OR Kröller Müller Museum Free time

Day 4 Antwerp

Walking tour OR Belgian chocolates & waffles tasting OR Antwerp bike tour

Day 5 Ghent

Walking tour OR Belgian Chocolate Workshop

Day 6 Rotterdam Delta Works Kinderdijk Windmills Schoonhoven Free time Day 7 Amsterdam

Keukenhof Gardens excursion Zaanse Schans OR Jordaan walking tour

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Mar

23, 27, 30

As Detailed

£1,666

Apr

03, 06 10, 13, 17, 24, 27

As Detailed

£1,733

AmaPrima  AmaCerto 

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaPrima & AmaCerto CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

From our travelogue... Many consider the first economic “bubble” to be Holland’s tulip mania of the 1630s, when a single bulb could sell for more than 10 times the annual salary of a skilled craftsman.

£599

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ KEUKENHOF GARDENS Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, one of the world's largest flower gardens which has millions of tulips planted across a 70-acre park. Begin your tour with a guided orientation walk, followed by free time to explore the gardens with its array of perfume and colours and the indoor pavilion at your leisure.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Taste of Bordeaux 7 night round-trip Bordeaux cruise Begin in Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. You’ll discover stately

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Per Person

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chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries, calling upon port cities like Cadillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights.

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ITINERARY Day 1 Bordeaux EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Day 2 Cadillac

Sauternes wine tasting and Roquetaillade Castle

Day 3 Pauillac

Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

Day 4 Blaye Bourg

Citadel visit Bourg festival of wine and music

Day 5 Libourne

Saint Emilion excursion with Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

Day 6 Libourne Bordeaux

Château de Vayres OR Bastide town and traditional market Fronsac wine tasting OR Château de Montaigne Farewell Dinner and Illuminations Cruise

Day 7 Bordeaux City tour and Wine Museum Free time Day 8 Bordeaux DISEMBARKATION

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Mar

30*

AmaDolce

£1,933

Apr

06*, 13*, 20

AmaDolce

£2,133

May

25

AmaDolce

£2,466

Jun

08, 15, 22, 29

AmaDolce

£2,399

Jul

13, 20*, 27*

AmaDolce

£2,399

Aug

03, 10*, 17*

AmaDolce

£2,399

Sep

07, 14

AmaDolce

£2,599

Oct

05, 12, 26

AmaDolce

£2,266

Nov

02, 09, 16*

AmaDolce

£2,066

*Wine cruises Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaDolce CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

From our travelogue... Bordeaux is made up of several subregions. Each subregion has its own strictly governed appellation, unique climate and terroir that define it. Unlike most wines around the world, the quality of Bordeaux wine is determined by these factors rather than the grape varietal.

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ BOURG WINE FESTIVAL Enjoy a "wine festival" held exclusively for AmaWaterways’ guests. Experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village. Wines from the appellation of Cotes du Bourg, local snacks and a live performance of typical French music will make for a great atmosphere. The ship will remain overnight in Bourg.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Cruise Only From

Paris & Normandy

£1,933

Per Person

7 night round-trip Seine cruise

ASK US

Begin your journey in magical Paris, where you

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will embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived and worked for 43 years, and Honfleur, a charming French harbour town immortalised by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the Normandy beaches of WWII and visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard.

France LES ANDELYS CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX AUVERS-SUR-OISE Normandy Beaches

CONFLANS

HONFLEUR

ROUEN

PARIS VERNON

Se

in

e

ITINERARY Day 1 Paris

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Vernon

Excursion to Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny

Day 3 Caudebec-en-Caux Scenic cruising Honfleur excursion OR “Routes des Abbayes” tour Day 4 Caudebec-en-Caux Full-day excursion to Normandy Beaches OR Pays d’Auge excursion

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Day 5 Rouen

Walking tour OR Rouen bike tour

Day 6 Les Andelys

Scenic cruising Château Gaillard tour OR Grand Andelys bike tour OR Château Gaillard hike

Day 7 Conflans

Château Malmaison excursion OR “Artists’ Walk” tour of Auvers-sur-Oise

Day 8 Paris

DISEMBARKATION

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION Extend your cruise with a two night pre or post cruise stay in Paris – the city of love and light! Why not travel to Paris by rail and include a Paris by night walking tour.

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Mar

23*, 30*

AmaLyra

£1,933

Apr

06, 13, 27

AmaLyra

£2,133

May

04, 11, 18, 25

AmaLyra

£2,399

Jun

01, 08, 22

AmaLyra

£2,466

Jul

06*, 13, 20, 27

AmaLyra

£2,399

Aug

03*, 10, 17, 31

AmaLyra

£2,399

Sep

07, 14, 28

AmaLyra

£2,599

Oct

05, 12, 19, 26

AmaLyra

£2,266

Nov

02*, 09

AmaLyra

£2,066

*Wine cruises Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaLyra CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

From our travelogue...

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ GIVERNY

Auvers-sur-Oise is a commune just north of Paris. In its heyday in the 19th century it was home to many Impressionist painters with Vincent Van Gogh being the most famous. Auvers-sur-Oise is the final resting place of both Vincent and his brother Theo van Gogh, who died six months later.

Visit Giverny and the home and gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. He lived in the town for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926 and his paintings are forever immortalised in his ponds and flower gardens. View the iconic water lily pond and Japanese bridge featured in many of Monet's masterpieces you can also visit Monet’s restored home to see where the artist lived and worked.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Cruise Only From

Rhone & Provence

£1,933

Per Person

7 night Lyon to Arles cruise (or reverse)

ASK US

Embark your luxurious river ship as you cruise

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through France’s legendary grape growing regions, where you will enjoy tastings of Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône wines, meet local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provençal handicrafts. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon, as well as Arles, the city where artist Vincent van Gogh spent much of his life.

France LYON

COLLONGES VIENNE

TOURNON AVIGNON ARLES

LES BAUX

ITINERARY Day 1 Lyon

EMBARKATION Welcome dinner

Day 2 Lyon

City tour & free time

Day 3 Collonges Beaujolais excursion Vienne Free evening

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Day 4 Vienne

Walking tour OR ViaRhona bike tour OR Mount Pipet hike

Day 5 Tournon

Steam train ride OR Red wine & chocolate tasting OR Hermitage wine tasting

Day 6 Avignon

Walking tour & Papal Palace OR Pont du Gard OR Provencal cooking lesson Grignan excursion and truffle farm visit

Day 7 Arles

Les Baux & olive farm excursion OR “Artist Experience” walking tour OR Roman Ruins bike tour

Day 8 Arles

DISEMBARKATION

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION Add an optional pre or post cruise stay in Lyon, Arles, Marseille or Avignon. Why not combine your land arrangements with a twin centre city break and travel by rail.

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Mar

23*

AmaCello

£1,933

§

April

06*, 20, 27

AmaCello

£2,133

May

§

04, 25

AmaCello

£2,399

Jun

15, 29*

AmaCello

£2,399

§

Jul

06 , 13

AmaCello

£2,399

Aug

03* , 10, 24

§

AmaCello

£2,399

Sep

07, 21

AmaCello

£2,599

AmaCello

£2,266

AmaCello

£2,066

§

Oct

05, 19, 26 §

Nov

02*, 09* §

*Wine cruises Itinerary operates in reverse Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCello CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

From our travelogue...

Lyon was home to the Lumière Brothers inventors of cinematography in 1885. They made a device called the Cinématographe by combining a projector and camera and by recording everyday life in France, the brothers were the first to screen these short films in theatres giving birth to the cinema we know and love today.

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ RED WINE & CHOCOLATES IN VIENNE Pairing the right wine with the right chocolate can be a match made in heaven! Visit Le Chateau de Tournon for a very special presentation and tasting with a local expert on the pairing of red wine and chocolate. You will experience three different red wine pairings and a special chocolate to alongside each wine!

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Cruise Only From

Enticing Douro

£2,066 Per Person

7 night round-trip Douro cruise

ASK US

The Douro River, with its dramatic gorges and lush

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vineyards sets the scene for this amazing cruise. Begin in Porto and continue to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before discovering Portugal’s beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus. You will have several opportunities to sample this renowned region’s port wine before concluding your cruise in Porto.

BARCA D’ALVA RÉGUA

Spain

PINHÃO

PORTO VEGA TERRÓN SALAMANCA ENTRE-OS-RIOS LAMEGO

FATIMA

SINTRA

LISBON

Portugal

ITINERARY Day 1 Porto

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Régua

Lamego city tour OR Bolas de Lamego tasting

Day 3 Pinhão Barca d’Alva

Wine tasting at Quinta Port wine tasting

Day 4 Barca d’Alva Vega Terrón

Salamanca excursion Flamenco show

Day 5 Vega Terrón Pinhão

Castelo Rodrigo tour Special dinner off ship

Day 6 Régua Bitetos

Mateus Palace OR Quinta da Pacheca picnic Special dinner off ship

Day 7 Porto

City tour and port wine tasting OR Porto hike Tastes of Matosinhos tour

Why not extend your cruise with an optional pre

Day 8 Porto

DISEMBARKATION

the Belem tower or the Santa Justa Elevator that

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION or post cruise stay in Porto or Lisbon where you can explore the city at your leisure, perhaps visit overlooks the castle.

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

Price Price pp

April

18, 25

AmaVida

£2,066

May

16, 23

AmaVida

£2,399

Jun

13, 20

AmaVida

£2,399

Jul

11*, 18

AmaVida

£2,333

Aug

08*, 15*

AmaVida

£2,333

Sep

05, 12

AmaVida

£2,533

Oct

10, 31

AmaVida

£2,266

Nov

07*, 14

AmaVida

£2,066

*Wine cruises Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaVida CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Douro

Window

£199

C Lisbon

Balcony

£799

B Lisbon

Balcony

£933

A Porto

Balcony

£1,133

S Porto

Balcony

£2,133

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ QUINTA DA PACHECA PICNIC IN REGUA

From our travelogue...

Visit Quinta da Pacheca where we will enjoy breathtaking views over the Douro River valley. We will picnic in a

Porto is one of the oldest cities in

terraced vineyard, in touch with nature, taking in the relaxing

Europe, and was declared a World

surroundings. You will have the opportunity to enjoy local

Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996,

wines with artisanal cheeses and sample regional smoked

for its outstanding architecture.

sausages and ham.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Port Wine & Flamenco 13 night Port Wine & Flamenco land & cruise stay Start your journey in the beautiful capital city, Lisbon. Then travel to Porto, known for its Port wine production,

Cruise & Land

£3,033 Per Person

ASK US about regional flights

where you will traverse through one of Europe’s wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a mecca for wine lovers, the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and the village of Entre-OsRios. Conclude your journey in beautiful Madrid.

ITINERARY Day 1 Lisbon

Hotel check-in

Day 2 Lisbon

City tour & Free time

Day 3 Lisbon

Sintra excursion

Day 4 Lisbon Coach to Porto Porto EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Day 5 Porto

City tour and port wine tasting OR Porto hike & Free time

Day 6 Porto Guimarães Scenic cruising Entre-Os-Rios Special dinner off ship Day 7 Entre-Os-Rios Quinta da Avelada wine tasting

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Day 8 Régua Pinhão

Lamego excursion OR Quinta da Pacheca picnic Scenic cruising Quinta Avessada dinner and wine tasting

Day 9 Pinhão

Mateus Palace

Day 10 Pinhão Vega Terrón

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo visit Free time

Day 11 Vega Terrón Madrid

DISEMBARKATION Full day Salamanca tour Transfer to Madrid Hotel check-in

Day 12 Madrid

City tour

Day 13 Madrid

Toledo excursion

Day 14 Madrid

Return flight home

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date §

Apr

01*, 08

May Jun

06

§

03

§ §

Jul

§

01 , 22, 29

Aug Sep

26

§

23

§ §

Oct

14, 21

Ship

From Price pp

AmaVida

£3,033

AmaVida

£3,433

AmaVida

£3,499

AmaVida

£3,433

AmaVida

£3,566

AmaVida

£3,633

AmaVida

£3,499

§

*Wine cruises Itinerary operates in reverse Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaVida CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Douro

Window

£199

C Lisbon

Balcony

£799

B Lisbon

Balcony

£933

A Porto

Balcony

£1,133

S Porto

Balcony

£2,133

From our travelogue...

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ PORTO HIKE TOUR

Porto’s most famous export is Port

Cable car to the top of the hill, and enjoy the breath-taking

Wine, to which the city gives its

views as you cross the Dom Luis Bridge by foot, then visit

name. is most commonly enjoyed

the Cathedral, and see the historical train station known for

as a dessert wine because it is rich

its tiles (azulejo), you will also see the old harbour quarter,

and sweet.

pass through the medieval streets of Porto and have the opportunity to sample some of the local Port.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Cruise Only From

The Romantic Danube

£1,666

7 night Vilshofen to Budapest cruise

Per Person

Lined with charming red-roofed villages, steeply

ASK US about regional flights

terraced vineyards, picturesque churches and the crumbling ruins of medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated writers, musicians and artists throughout the centuries. Explore such legendary Capitals as Prague, Vienna and Budapest, as well as remarkably preserved towns and villages that appear untouched by the passage of time.

Poland

Germany VILSHOFEN

Czech Republic CESKY KRUMLOV WEISSENKIRCHEN PASSAU Slovakia DÜRNSTEIN LINZ BRATISLAVA SALZBURG

Austria

Switzerland Italy

VIENNA

Hungary

BUDAPEST

Slovenia

Croatia

ITINERARY Day 1 Vilshofen

EMBARKATION “Oktoberfest,” Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Vilshofen Passau

Free time Walking tour OR Passau Castle hike

Day 3 Linz

Linz walking tour OR Castle & Culture bike tour Austrian Lake District tour OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion

Day 4 Weissenkirchen Melk Benedictine Abbey Dürnstein walking tour OR Dürnstein Fortess hike OR Danube bike tour Wine tasting at local winery

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FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION

Day 5 Vienna

City tour OR Hidden Vienna tour OR Alte Danau bike tour OR Klosterneuberg Abbey bike tour

Extend your cruise with an optional pre cruise

Day 6 Bratislava

Walking tour OR Slovakian Specialties tasting

where you can visit the UNESCO listed Castle

Day 7 Budapest

City tour, “Illuminations Cruise”

Ask your specialist for details

Day 8 Budapest

DISEMBARKATION

stay in the fairytale city of Prague. Why not also combine this with a post cruise stay in Budapest District.

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Mar

22*, 29

As Detailed

£1,666

Apr

03, 05*, 06, 12, 17 19, 26

As Detailed

£1,799

May

03, 10, 15, 24, 31

As Detailed

£2,133

Jun

05, 07, 12, 14, 26, 28

As Detailed

£2,266

Jul

03, 12, 24, 26, 31

As Detailed

£2,199

Aug

09, 21, 23, 28, 30

As Detailed

£2,199

Sep

06, 18, 20, 27

As Detailed

£2,399

Oct

02, 04, 09, 11, 18, 25, 30

As Detailed

£2,066

Nov

01, 06, 08, 13*, 15*, 20*, 22

As Detailed

£1,866

Dec

27

As Detailed

£1,933

† *Wine cruises New Year’s Cruise

 AmaCerto  AmaDante  AmaSerena  AmaStella  AmaViola

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto, AmaSerena, AmaStella & AmaViola CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

AmaDante D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ GUIDED BIKE RIDE ALONG THE DANUBE Enjoy a 36km guided bike tour from Weissenkirchen to Krems. You will experience the majestic Wachau Valley, dotted with vineyards, fruit trees, castles, charming villages and unforgettable scenery, you will ferry across the Danube in Spitz and have ample time for photo opportunities along the way.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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Cruise Only From

Melodies of the Danube

£1,666 Per Person

7 night Budapest to Vilshofen cruise

ASK US

Journey along the Danube through four European

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countries and see first hand why this fabled river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Explore the vibrant streets of Budapest and Bratislava and the elegant avenues of Vienna, known to music lovers as the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley, home to picturesque vineyards, charming hamlets and a spectacular 900 year old Baroque style abbey.

Poland

Germany VILSHOFEN

Czech Republic CESKY KRUMLOV WEISSENKIRCHEN PASSAU Slovakia DÜRNSTEIN LINZ BRATISLAVA SALZBURG

VIENNA

Austria

Hungary

Switzerland Italy

BUDAPEST

Slovenia

Croatia

ITINERARY Day 1 Budapest

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner “Illuminations Cruise”

Day 2 Budapest

City tour Free time

Day 3 Bratislava Vienna

Walking tour “Viennese Wine and Music” evening

Day 4 Vienna

City tour OR Hidden Vienna tour OR Alte Donau bike tour Klosterneuberg Abbey bike tour

Day 5 Weissenkirchen Dürnstein excursion OR Dürnstein Fortress hike Wine tasting in Weissenkirchen Emmersdorf Melk Benedictine Abbey tour Grein Free time Day 6 Linz

Linz walking tour OR Castle & Culture bike tour Austrian Lake District tour OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion

Day 7 Passau Walking tour OR Passau bike tour OR Passau Castle hike Vilshofen “Oktoberfest” Day 8 Vilshofen 40

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION We recommend extending your cruise with an optional pre cruise stay in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Why not also combine this with a post cruise stay in Prague – considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

Ask your specialist for details

DISEMBARKATION

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Mar

22, 27*, 29*, 30

As Detailed

£1,666

Apr

05, 10, 12, 19, 26

As Detailed

£1,799

May

03, 08, 17, 24, 29, 31

As Detailed

£2,133

Jun

07, 14, 19, 21, 26

As Detailed

£2,266

Jul

05, 19, 24*

As Detailed

£2,199

Aug

02, 09, 14, 16, 21* 23, 30

As Detailed

£2,199

Sep

06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

As Detailed

£2,399

Oct

02, 04, 18, 23, 25

As Detailed

£2,133

Nov

01, 06, 13*,

As Detailed

£1,866

Dec

25 , 27

As Detailed

£1,933

*Wine cruises

New Year’s Cruise

 AmaCerto  AmaDante  AmaSerena  AmaStella  AmaViola

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto, AmaSerena, AmaStella & AmaViola CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

AmaDante D Piano

Window

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ TRADITIONAL VIENNESE WINE AND MUSIC EVENING

£199

Enjoy wine and live music at a traditional Austrian Heuriger

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

(wine tavern). These rustic taverns offer house-brewed

B

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£733

vintages fresh off the vine and a cosy, unhurried atmosphere.

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

This fun and festive night is all about what the Austrians call “Gemütlichkeit” – an all-encompassing sense of belonging, social acceptance and cheerfulness.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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The Legendary Danube 7 night Nuremberg to Budapest cruise Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across

Cruise Only From

£1,999 Per Person

ASK US about regional flights

the Continental Divide. Visit centuries old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your European river cruise holiday with visits to two grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest.

Poland

Germany NUREMBERG Czech Republic

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

REGENSBURG DÜRNSTEIN

PASSAU LINZ SALZBURG

MELK

Slovakia

VIENNA

Austria

BUDAPEST

Hungary

Italy Slovenia

Croatia

ITINERARY Day 1 Nuremberg

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Nuremberg

City tour Cruise Main-Danube Canal

Day 3 Regensburg

Walking tour

Day 4 Passau Linz

Walking tour OR Passau bike tour OR Passau Castle hike Scenic cruise

Day 5 Melk Vienna

Benedictine Abbey tour OR Danube bike tour Cruise Wachau Valley Free time

Day 6 Vienna

City tour OR Hidden Vienna tour OR Alte Donau bike tour OR Klosterneuberg Abbey bike tour

Extend your cruise with an optional pre

Day 7 Budapest

City tour “Illuminations Cruise”

combine this with a post cruise stay in Prague.

Day 8 Budapest DISEMBARKATION 42

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION cruise stay in Munich where you can visit the Frauenkirche ‘Cathedral of Our Dear Lady’, Munich’s most famous landmark. Why not also

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

April

20

AmaDante

£1,999

May

22, 29

As Detailed

£2,266

June

19, 29

As Detailed

£2,266

July

10

AmaSerena

£2,199

Aug

07

AmaSerena

£2,199

Sep

04, 07

As Detailed

£2,399

Oct

05, 16

As Detailed

£2,199

Nov

02

AmaDante

£1,999

 AmaCerto 

AmaDante

 AmaSerena

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto & AmaSerena CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

AmaDante D Piano

Window

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ HIDDEN VIENNA

£199

Experience a panoramic tour of Vienna beginning with the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, visit Vienna’s historic city centre and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

Blue Danube Discovery

£1,933

7 night Budapest to Nuremberg cruise

Per Person

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural

ASK US about regional flights

treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000 year old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley wine making region, and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

Poland

Germany NUREMBERG Czech Republic

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

REGENSBURG DÜRNSTEIN

PASSAU LINZ SALZBURG

MELK

Slovakia

VIENNA

Austria

BUDAPEST

Hungary

Italy Slovenia

Croatia

ITINERARY

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Day 1 Budapest

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner “Illuminations Cruise”

Day 2 Bratislava

Walking tour

Day 3 Vienna

City tour

Day 4 Dürnstein

Walking tour OR Dürnstein Fortress hike

Melk

Cruising the Wachau Valley OR Danube bike tour Benedictine Abbey tour

Day 5 Linz Passau

Scenic cruise Walking tour OR Passau bike tour

Day 6 Regensburg

Walking tour OR Walhalla bike tour OR Bavarian Specialties tasting

Day 7 Nuremberg

City tour OR Franconian Specialties tasting

delicious traditional dishes such as Nuremberg’s

Day 8 Nuremberg

DISEMBARKATION

Ask your specialist for details

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION Add an optional two night pre cruise stay and discover why Budapest has no shortage of things to see and do! Why not also combine this with a post cruise stay in Nuremberg and enjoy famous local sausage.

www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways


Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Apr

13

AmaDante

£1,933

May

15 22

As Detailed

£2,266

Jun

08, 12

As Detailed

£2,266

July

03, 31

AmaSerena

£2,199

Aug

17, 28

As Detailed

£2,266

Sept

14

AmaDante

£2,399

Oct

09, 12

As Detailed

£2,266

 AmaCerto  AmaDante  AmaSerena Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto & AmaSerena CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

AmaDante D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ APRICOTS & SWEETS Visit a local vineyard where you will be treated to a tasting of the regions finest apricot products. Jams, Apricot Liqueur, Apricot Brandy and chocolate are on the menu. Learn about the history and processing of this sweet fruit in the Wachau Valley.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Gems of Southeast Europe 7 night Budapest to Rousse cruise (or reverse)

Cruise Only From

£2,066 Per Person

Embark your luxurious ship in Budapest for your

ASK US about regional flights

Danube river cruise. Traverse the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates, then cruise along the Romanian/Bulgarian border. Visit Vidin with its stunning landscapes of unusual rock formations, then onto Belogradchik and Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania also known as the “Paris of the East. Your journey ends in Rousse, known for its Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture. Poland

Czech Republic

BUDAPEST

Slovenia

Croatia

Moldova

Hungary

Austria

Italy

Ukraine

Slovakia

Germany

MOHÁCS

PÉCS VUKOVAR ILOK Bosnia & Herzegovina

Romania

NOVI SAD BELGRADE IRON GATES

GIURGIU

Serbia VIDIN

ROUSSE

VELIKO TARNOVO Montenegro

Kosovo

Bulgaria

Macedonia Turkey Albania

Greece

ITINERARY

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Day 1 Budapest

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner “Illuminations Cruise”

Day 2 Mohács

Pécs excursion

Day 3 Vukovar Ilok Novi Sad

“Yugoslav Civil War” tour OR Croatian wine tasting Walking tour

Day 4 Belgrade

City tour Tito’s Memorial tour OR Quburich Brandy tasting Belgrade bike tour

Day 5 Iron Gates

Full day cruising

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION

Day 6 Vidin

Belogradchik excursion and Baba Vida Fortress OR Banitsa Pastry & Yoghurt making OR Vidin bike tour

We recommend extending your cruise with an

Day 7 Giurgiu

Veliko Tarnovo excursion OR Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches

Day 8 Rousse

DISEMBARKATION

optional pre or post cruise stay in Bucharest where you can enhance your visit with a Transylvania extension. Why not also combine this with a pre or post cruise stay in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Ask your specialist for details www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways


Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Apr

24

AmaSerena

£2,066

May Jul Aug Sep Oct

§

AmaSerena

£2,133

10, 17

§

AmaCerto

£2,199

07, 14

§

AmaCerto

£2,199

04, 11

§

AmaCerto

£2,399

16, 23

§

AmaCerto

£2,133

01

§

Itinerary operates in reverse

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto & AmaSerena CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

From our travelogue... Cruise through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a series

£599

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ QUBURICH BRANDY TASTING & AVALA MOUNTAIN Visit the Quburich Distillery for a sampling plum brandy called Sljiva - a 10 year old Serbian spirit. Enjoy some

of magnificent gorges between

traditional snacks, before you head on to the Avala

Serbia and Romania.

Mountain for spectacular panoramic views of Belgrade.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

The Enchanting Rhine

£1,666 Per Person

7 night Amsterdam to Basel cruise (or reverse)

ASK US about regional flights

Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafés, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, as well as the university town of Heidelberg. Wander the streets of Strasbourg in Alsace, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses.

AMSTERDAM

COLOGNE

Belgium

KOBLENZ

LUX.

France

Poland

Germany

Netherlands

RÜDESHEIM

SPEYER

Czech Republic

HEIDELBERG

STRASBOURG BREISACH Austria

BASEL

Switzerland Italy

ITINERARY

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Day 1 Amsterdam

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam

City tour and canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne Koblenz

City tour and cathedral visit Evening walk

Day 4 Rhine Gorge Rüdesheim

Cruise past Rhine castles Wine tasting OR Gondola Ride OR Rheingau bike tour Siegfried’s Music Museum

Day 5 Mannheim

Heidelberg excursion OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike OR Speyer excursion

Day 6 Strasbourg

City tour OR Old Town bike tour OR Strasbourg hike

Day 7 Breisach

Riquewihr walking tour OR Breisach and Freiburg excursion

Day 8 Basel

DISEMBARKATION

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION Spend an optional two night’s pre or post cruise stay in Lucerne, a beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland, plus two nights in Zurich where you can explore its cobbled streets, elegant boutiques and famous Swiss chocolate factories.

Ask your specialist for details www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways


Departure Dates 2017 Mar Apr

Departure Date 25* 01*§, 01*, 08, 15§, 15, 22§, 22, 29§, 29 04, 06§, 06, 13§, 13, 20§, 20, 27§, 27 03§, 10§, 15, 24§, 24, 29 06§, 08§, 13, 15, 20§, 22§, 22, 27*, 29 03§, 05*§, 05, 10, 12§, 12, 17§,19§,19, 26§, 26 02§, 02, 09§, 09, 16§, 16, 23§, 23, 28§, 30§, 30 05, 07§, 07, 12§, 14§, 14, 21§, 21, 26§, 28§, 28 02, 04§, 04, 09*§, 11*§, 11*, 16, 18§, 18* 30†§

May Jun Jul Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov Dec

Ship As Detailed As Detailed

From Price pp £1,666 £1,733

As Detailed

£2,133

As Detailed

£2,266

As Detailed

£2,199

As Detailed

£2,199

As Detailed

£2,399

As Detailed

£2,066

As Detailed

£1,866

As Detailed

£1,933

† § *Wine cruises New Year’s Cruise Itinerary operates in reverse

 AmaSonata  AmaKristina  AmaPrima

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaKristina, AmaPrima & AmaSonata CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello

French Balcony

£599

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony

£933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony

£1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony

£1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony

£1,333

AA+ Violin

French/Outside Balcony

£1,733

SS

French/Outside Balcony

£2,133

Violin

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ GUIDED BIKE TOUR OF STRASBOURG Your guided bike tour of Strasbourg, one of the most bicycle friendly cities in Europe, will take you past the Orangerie, the town´s largest park, and a place of beauty and relaxation. Continue on to the European Quarter, the Place de la République, and Strasbourg Cathedral.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

Europe’s Rivers & Castles

£2,066 Per Person

7 night Remich to Nuremberg cruise

ASK US

Board your ship in Remich. Visit Trier and continue

about regional flights

through the Mosel River Valley, admiring its steep hillsides sheathed in endless vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.

Belgium

e Rhin

Net.

Germany

MAINZ

le sel Mo

Rhin e

France

BAMBERG e nub -Da l Main Cana

ZELL TRIER

WÜRZBURG

in Ma

KOBLENZ COCHEM

Lux.

Poland

RÜDESHEIM

KITZINGEN WERTHEIM HEIDELBERG

Czech Republic NUREMBERG

Slovakia

Austria Switzerland

Hungary

Italy

ITINERARY Day 1 Remich

EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Trier City tour Bernkastel Walking tour and wine tasting Day 3 Cochem Tour of Reichsburg Castle OR Koblenz walking tour Rhine Gorge Scenic cruising Rüdesheim Siegfried’s Music Museum Day 4 Mainz

Walking tour OR Heidelberg excursion OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike

Day 5 Wertheim

Walking tour OR Main River bike tour OR Pretzel tasting

Day 6 Würzburg Kitzingen

City tour OR Residenz Palace tour Wine tasting

Day 7 Bamberg

Walking tour and smoked beer tasting OR Bamberg bike tour OR Bamberg Specialties tasting

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION We recommend extending your cruise with an optional two night’s pre or post cruise stay in the charming city of Prague - considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

Ask your specialist for details

Day 8 Nuremberg DISEMBARKATION 50

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Jun

15 22

§

AmaDante

£2,266

Aug

§

AmaDante

£2,266

24 , 31 §

Sep

21 , 28

AmaDante

£2,399

Oct

§

AmaDante

£2,066

19 , 26

§

Itinerary operates in reverse

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaDante CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£599

B

Violin & Cello French Balcony

£733

A

Violin

French Balcony

£799

A+

Violin

French Balcony

£1,466

S

Violin

French Balcony

£1,599

From our travelogue... Luxembourg is the least populated country in the European Union, with only 465,000 inhabitants. It is also the 20th smallest of the 194 independent countries in the world.

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ BRETZEL BAKERY VISIT & TASTING Enjoy a short scenic walk through the lovely town of Wertheim, en route to a local bakery. The main attraction here are the bretzels (German for “pretzels”), you will learn the history of the bretzel and try to ‘knot’ one - It is harder than it looks! You will have some free time afterwards to explore on your own before returning to the ship.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

Magnificent Europe

£3,733

14 night Amsterdam to Budapest cruise (or reverse) From Amsterdam, travel on the Rhine river to Cologne, with its breathtaking cathedral. Continue

Per Person

ASK US about regional flights

cruising along the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then through the Main-Danube Canal. Discover the culture and traditions of such grand old capitals as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, you’ll see perfectly preserved medieval towns.

Netherlands AMSTERDAM

Germany Poland

COLOGNE

Belgium

KOBLENZ

WERTHEIM

WÜRZBURG BAMBERG

RÜDESHEIM

Czech Republic

MILTENBERG

REGENSBURG NUREMBERG

France

DÜRNSTEIN BRATISLAVA

PASSAU

MELK

VIENNA

Austria

Switzerland Italy

BUDAPEST

Hungary

Slovenia

ITINERARY Day 1 Amsterdam EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Day 2 Amsterdam City tour and canal cruise Day 3 Cologne

Walking tour and cathedral visit

Day 4 Rhine Gorge Scenic cruise Rüdesheim Siegfried’s Music Museum OR Gondola Ride Day 5 Miltenberg Wertheim

Walking tour Walking tour OR Main River bike tour OR Pretzel tasting

Day 6 Würzburg

Walking tour OR Residenz Palace tour

Day 7 Bamberg

Walking tour and smoked beer tasting OR Bamberg bike tour OR Bamberg Specialties tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg

City tour OR Franconian Specialties tasting Cruise Main-Danube Canal

Day 9 Regensburg Walking tour OR Bavarian Specialties tasting OR Walhalla bike tour

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Day 10 Passau

Walking tour OR Passau bike tour OR Passau Castle hike

Day 11 Melk Dürnstein

Benedictine Abbey visit OR Danube bike tour Walking tour and wine tasting OR Dürnstein bike tour

Day 12 Vienna

City tour OR Hidden Vienna tour OR Alte Donau bike tour OR Klosterneuberg Abbey bike tour

Day 13 Bratislava

Walking tour OR Brastislava hike

Day 14 Budapest

City tour, “Illuminations Cruise”

Day 15 Budapest

DISEMBARKATION

www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways


Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

May

01, 18

As Detailed

£4,266

Jun

§

01

AmaPrima

£4,399

Aug

24

AmaPrima

£4,399

AmaPrima

£4,533

AmaSerena

£3,733

Sep Dec

§

07 18

§†0

 AmaCerto  AmaPrima †

Christmas and New Year’s Cruise

§

Itinerary operates in reverse

0

Itinerary is slightly modified

Port Charges: Additional £224 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto, AmaPrima & AmaSerena CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£399

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,865

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,132

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £2,399

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,665

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £3,465

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £4,265

From our travelogue... Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the number one tourist attraction in Germany, is the second tallest church in Europe, standing at 157m.

£1,199

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ GUIDED BIKE RIDE ALONG THE MAIN RIVER VALLEY Enjoy a scenic bicycle ride along the Main River valley from Freudenburg to Wertheim. Traveling alongside the river, you will see the ruins of Henneburg Castle, green fields and gardens, before re-joining your ship in Wertheim.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

Grand Danube Cruise 14 night Vilshofen to Rousse cruise (or reverse) The Danube has been an inspiration for generations of Europeans. Savour Wachau Valley wine, embrace

£3,932 Per Person

ASK US about regional flights

the elegance and history of Vienna and Budapest, and traverse the legendary passage known as the Iron Gates. Disembark in Rousse, Bulgaria and conclude your sojourn with two nights in beautiful Bucharest, the “Paris of the East”.

POLAND

Germany

PRAGUE Czech Republic

WEISSENKIRCHEN REGENSBURG Slovakia LINZ VILSHOFEN PASSAU BRATISLAVA VIENNA SALZBURG Austria

SWITZ.

BUDAPEST

PECS VILÁNY VUKOVAR

ITALY

Croatia

Hungary

MOHÁCS

ILOK

Romania

NOVI SAD BELGRADE IRON GATES Serbia

BUCHAREST GIURGIU

VIDIN

ROUSSE

VELIKO Bulgaria TARNOVO

ITINERARY Day 1 Vilshofen

EMBARKATION "Oktoberfest” Welcome Dinner

Day 2

Free time Walking tour

Vilshofen Passau

Day 3 Linz

Linz walking tour Austrian Lake District tour OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion

Day 4 Weissenkirchen

Dürnstein walking tour Melk Benedictine Abbey visit OR Weissenkirchen bike tour

Day 5

Vienna

City tour

Day 6

Bratislava

Walking tour

Day 7

Budapest

City tour, “Illuminations Cruise”

Day 8

Budapest

Puszta excursion

Day 9

Mohács

Pécs excursion

Day 10

Vukovar Ilok Novi Sad

“Yugoslav Civil War” tour OR Wine tasting Walking tour

Day 11 Belgrade

City tour OR Tito’s Memorial

Day 12

Full day cruising

Iron Gates

Day 13 Vidin

Belogradchik excursion and Baba Vida Fortress

Day 14

Veliko Tarnovo excursion

Giurgiu

Day 15 Rousse

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DISEMBARKATION

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Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Apr

17

AmaSerena

£3,932

§

May

AmaSerena

£4,199

§

AmaCerto

£4,332

14 , 28

AmaCerto

£4,399

AmaCerto

£4,732

AmaCerto

£4,132

01

Jul

03, 17 , 31 §

Aug

§

Sep

11

§

Oct

09, 23

§

Itinerary operates in reverse

Port Charges: Additional £224 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaSerena & AmaCerto CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£399

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,865

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,132

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £2,399

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,665

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £3,465

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £4,265

From our travelogue...

Be beamed aboard the UFO-shaped open-air observation deck upon the 7th largest hanging bridge in the world. With a panoramic view of the whole of Bratislava and fine dining in its restaurant or a bar, you'll be feeling out-of-this-world, especially as the sun sets over this magnificent city.

£1,199

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ BELGRADE CITY TOUR Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and is one of the oldest cities in Euorpe, having be conquered and re-built 40 times in its long tumultuous history. On your panoramic tour through Belgrade’s old town you will see Titos Mausoleum, the old palace, the Serbian Federal Parliament Building, Square of the Republic and the Cathedral of St Sava.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

Christmas Markets on the Danube

£1,866 Per Person

7 night Nuremberg to Budapest cruise (or reverse)

ASK US about regional flights

Embark upon your cruise in Nuremberg, stopping to visit some of the charming towns where many beloved Christmas traditions originated. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Experience colourful local traditions in such picturesque locales as Regensburg, Salzburg and Vienna before concluding your cruise in Budapest.

ITINERARY Day 1 Nuremberg EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Day 2 Nuremberg City tour, visit Christmas Market Cruise Main-Danube Canal Day 3 Regensburg Walking tour Visit Christmas Market

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Day 4 Passau Linz

Walking tour and Christmas Market visit OR Passau bike tour Salzburg excursion

Day 5 Melk Vienna

Benedictine Abbey tour Wachau Valley cruise Visit Christmas Market

Day 6 Vienna

Morning city tour and Christmas Market visit OR Hidden Vienna tour Klosterneuberg Abbey bike tour

Day 7 Budapest

City tour Visit Christmas Market “Illuminations Cruise”

Day 8 Budapest

DISEMBARKATION

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION Extend your cruise with an optional pre or post cruise stay in Prague. Visit famous Christmas Markets and soak up the festive atmosphere. Why not also combine this with a pre or post cruise stay in Budapest where you can browse the brightly decorated stalls and enjoy the Christmas carols.

Ask your specialist for details www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways


Departure Dates 2017

Departure Date

Ship

From Price pp

Nov

§

20 , 22 , 27, 27§, 29, 29§

As Detailed

£1,866

Dec

04, 04§, 06, 06§, 11, 11§, 13, 18°, 18§°

As Detailed

£1,933

§

 AmaCerto  AmaSerena  AmaStella  AmaViola

°Itinerary is slightly modified §Itinerary operates in reverse Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto, AmaSerena, AmaStella & AmaViola CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

From our travelogue...

Budapest Christmas Market is the largest in Hungary and completely fills up Vörösmarty Square. This market differs from most other holiday markets in that it strictly enforces a handcrafted only policy. The perfect place to find a unique gift for the person who has everything!

Other Itinerary Options

£599

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ FRANCONIAN SPECIALTIES TASTING Begin at the oldest brewery in Nuremberg for a taste of the famous Nuremberger Bratwurst (sausage) and Rot bier (red beer). Continuing on, sample Lebkuchen (resembles gingerbread) while you hear about the importance of the spice trade in Nuremberg.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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Cruise Only From

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

£1,866 Per Person

7 night Amsterdam to Basel cruise (or reverse)

ASK US about regional flights

Begin your journey in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s iconic canals, unique Dutch architecture and vibrant winter atmosphere. Embark upon an enchanting 7 night Rhine River cruise that takes you to Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and magical Christmas markets. Explore historic Strasbourg and other scenic regions with holiday traditions all their own.

AMSTERDAM

Germany

Netherlands

Poland

COLOGNE Belgium

RÜDESHEIM LUX.

France

SPEYER

HEIDELBERG

Czech Republic

STRASBOURG RIQUEWIHR

Switzerland

BREISACH BASEL ZURICH

Austria

LUCERNE

Italy

ITINERARY Day 1 Amsterdam EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Day 2 Amsterdam Canal cruise and city tour

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Day 3 Cologne

City tour and cathedral visit Visit Christmas Market

Day 4 Rüdesheim

Wine tasting OR Gondola ride OR Rheingau bike tour Visit Christmas Markets Siegfried’s Music Museum

Day 5 Mannheim

Heidelberg excursion OR Speyer tour Visit Christmas Markets

FRED.\ RIVER CRUISES RECOMMENDATION

Day 6 Strasbourg City tour and visit Christmas Markets OR Old Town bike tour OR Strasbourg hike

Why not extend your cruise with an optional pre

Day 7 Breisach

Riquewihr walking tour and visit Christmas Markets OR Breisach and Freiburg excursion

where you can enjoy Dutch treats and browse

Day 8 Basel

DISEMBARKATION

or post cruise stay in Amsterdam where Museum Square turns into a charming Christmas Village, the tremendous Christmas Markets.

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Departure Dates 2017 Nov Dec

Departure Date §

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23 , 25 , 25, 30 §

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02 , 02, 07 , 09 , 09, § § § 14, 16 , 16, 21 °, 23 °

Ship

From Price pp

As Detailed

£1,866

As Detailed

£1,933

 AmaKristina  AmaPrima  AmaSonata †

New Year’s Cruise

Itinerary operates in reverse °Itinerary is slightly modified

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Port Charges: Additional £112 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

AmaCerto, AmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaStella & AmaViola CAT. DECK

STATEROOM

ADD’L

D Piano

Window

£199

C

Violin & Cello French Balcony

BB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £933

BA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,066

AB

Cello

French/Outside Balcony £1,199

AA

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,333

AA+

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £1,733

SS

Violin

French/Outside Balcony £2,133

From our travelogue... Other Itinerary Options Strasbourg is the self proclaimed “Capital of Christmas,” with the oldest, largest and most famous Christmas market in France. The Marchés de Noël is nearly 450 years old!

£599

FEATURED EXCURSION ~ COLOGNE You will have a guided tour of Cologne strolling through the Old Town and Cathedral Square, and visiting the fabled 13th- century Gothic Cathedral. During your free time, browse the festive Christmas Market in Cathedral Square – one of Europe’s best – or explore the city on your own.

**Spa/Salon treatments available at an additional cost.

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The Fleet All AmaWaterways ships are specifically designed to maximise your on board experience with elegant accommodation, comfortable public spaces and ample amenities. Whether you’re relaxing in your spacious balcony stateroom, meeting fellow travellers in the lounge, or enjoying the views from the sun deck, you will be sure to truly enjoy your time on AmaWaterways floating hotels. On the following pages, you will find deck plans and detailed information on the entire European fleet.

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AmaKristina, AmaViola & AmaStella These 158 passenger ships with spacious staterooms have been designed with families in mind. They have six sets of adjoining cabins that can be connected via an internal doorway, accommodating families of up to five. They also feature our exclusive twin balconies.

AmaViola

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Note: Elevator reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck (does not reach Piano Deck or Sun Deck). For a larger deck plan please visit www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways

Cabin Categories Suite Cat. AA Cat. AB Cat. BA Cat. BB Cat. CA Cat. CB Cat. D Cat. E

Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 350 sq. ft. Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq. ft. Cello Deck French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq. ft. Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft. Cello Deck French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft. Violin & Cello Deck French Balcony - 170 sq. ft. Violin & Cello Deck French Balcony - 155 sq. ft. Piano Deck Fixed Window - 160 sq. ft. Piano Deck Fixed Window - 160 sq. ft.

Deck Plan 1

Main Lounge

2

Reception

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The Chef’s Table restaurant

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Main Restaurant

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Massage & Hair Salon

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Fitness Room

Category | Suite

Technical Data

Outside Balcony

French Balcony

Suite 302: modified cabin layout

Built: AmaKristina - 2017 | AmaViola - 2016 AmaStella - 2016

Large Window

Category | AA & AB

Category | BA & BB

Category | CA

Category | CB

Outside Large Balcony Window

French Balcony

Category | D & E

Length: 443 ft. Width: 38 ft. Crew: 51

Shower

Bathroom

Staterooms: 79 Passengers: 158 Registry: Switzerland

Staterooms separated by a dotted line become adjoining by request.

French Balcony

Outside Large Balcony Window

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French Balcony

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AmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaPrima & AmaCerto These ships in Europe accommodate 164 passengers and feature twin balcony staterooms, heated swimming pool, salon services, fitness room, stunning glass elevator and much more.

AmaPrima | AmaReina | AmaSonata | AmaCerto

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Note: Elevator reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck (does not reach Piano Deck or Sun Deck). Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 300 sq. ft. Suite For a larger deck plan please visit www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways Cat. AA+

Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 290 sq. ft.

Cat. AA

Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq. ft.

Cat. AB

Cello Deck French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq. ft.

Cabin Categories Suite Cat. AA+ Cat. AA Cat. AB Cat. BA Cat. BB Cat. C Cat. D Cat. E

Cat. BA

Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft.

Cat. BB

Cello Deck French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft.

C Violin & Cello Deck French Balcony - 170 sq. ft. ViolinCat. Deck Cat. D French & Outside Balcony - 300-sq. Piano Deck Fixed Window 160 ft. sq. ft. ViolinCat. Deck E Piano Deck Fixed Window - 160 sq. ft. French & Outside Balcony - 290 sq. ft. Cat. AA+ stateroom has no bathtub and other modifications Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq. ft. Cello Deck French & Outside Balcony - 235 sq. ft. Violin Deck French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft. Cello Deck French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft. Violin & Cello Deck French Balcony - 170 sq. ft. Piano Deck Fixed Window - 160 sq. ft. Piano Deck Fixed Window - 160 sq. ft.

Note: Cat. AA+ stateroom has a modified layout

Deck Plan 1

Main Lounge

2

Reception

3

Fitness Room

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Massage & Hair Salon

5

The Chef’s Table restaurant

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Main Restaurant

Technical Data Built: AmaSerena, AmaVenita - 2015 | AmaSonata, AmaReina - 2014 | AmaPrima - 2013 | AmaCerto - 2012

Category | Suite

Outside Balcony

Large Window

Category | AA & AB

French Balcony

Suite 302: modified cabin layout

Category | BA & BB

Category | C

Outside Large Balcony Window

French Balcony

Category | D & E

Length: 443 ft. Width: 38 ft. Crew: 51

Shower

Bathroom

Staterooms: 82 Passengers: 164 Registry: Switzerland Select staterooms on board the AmaSerena can become adjoining by request; ask for details.

French Balcony

Outside Large Balcony Window

Fixed Windows

French Balcony

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AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante These ships offer spacious 170-255 sq. ft. staterooms, most with French balconies. Other features include complimentary in-room entertainment on demand & Internet, Wi-Fi, Sun Deck walking track and a fitness room.

AmaLyra | AmaDolce | AmaDante

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Note: Elevator reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck (does not reach Piano Deck or Sun Deck). For a larger deck plan please visit www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways

Cabin Categories

Violin Deck French Balcony - 255 sq. ft.

Cat. A+ Suite

Violin Deck French Balcony - 225 sq. ft.

Suite Cat. A Cat. B Cat. A+ Cat. C

Cat. A

Cat. D

Cat. B Cat. E Single Cat. C

Cat. D Cat. E Single

Violin Deck

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

Deck Plan 1

Main Lounge

2

Reception

3

Massage & Hair Salon

4

The Chef’s Table restaurant

5

Fitness Room

6

Main Restaurant

Technical Data Built: AmaLyra - 2009 | AmaDolce - 2009 | AmaDante - 2008 Length: 360 ft.

Category | Suite Bathtub

Suite

Floor-to-ceiling Window

French Balcony

Category | A, B & C

Category | D & E

Width: 38 ft. Crew: 45 Staterooms: 74 Passengers: 146 Registry: Switzerland

French Balcony

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AmaCello More than 80% of the staterooms on this ship feature French balconies, ideal for taking in sights along the river. Each vessel also offers awardwinning cuisine, exclusive amenities and massage and salon services.

AmaCello | AmaLegro | AmaDagio

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Note: Elevator reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck (does not reach Piano Deck or Sun Deck). For a larger deck plan please visit www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways

Cabin Categories 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 Windows - 170 sq. ft. Piano Deck Fixed Window - 170 sq. ft. Cello Deck French Balcony - 140 sq. ft.

1

Main Lounge

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Reception

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Massage & Hair Salon

4

The Chef’s Table restaurant

5

Fitness Room

6

Main Restaurant

Technical Data Built: AmaCello - 2008 Length: 360 ft.

Category | Suite Bathtub

Suite

Deck Plan

Floor-to-ceiling Window

French Balcony

Category | A, B & C

Category | D & E

Width: 38 ft. Crew: 45 Staterooms: 74 Passengers: 146/148 Registry: Switzerland

French Balcony

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AmaVida This 106 passenger ship services the itineraries on Portugal’s dramatic Douro River and features outside balconies in most staterooms, spa, fitness room, fine dining restaurant and an al fresco dining terrace.

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Note: Elevator reaches all three stateroom decks (does not reach Sun Deck). For a larger deck plan please visit www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways

Cabin Categories

alcony - 323 sq. ft.

alcony - 215 sq. ft.

Balcony - 215 sq. ft. Suite

Balcony - 215 sq. ft.

Cat. A

c Window - 161 sq. ft.

Cat. B

c Window - 161 sq. ft.

Cat. C Cat. D Cat. E

Porto Deck Balcony - 323 sq. ft. Porto Deck Balcony - 215 sq. ft. Lisbon Deck Balcony - 215 sq. ft. Lisbon Deck Balcony - 215 sq. ft. Douro Deck Panoramic Window - 161 sq. ft. Douro Deck Panoramic Window - 161 sq. ft.

Deck Plan 1

Main Lounge

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Reception

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Elevator

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Al Fresco Dining Terrace

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Main Restaurant

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Fitness Room

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Spa

AmaVida Suite

Category | Suite Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

AmaVida Cabin

AmaVida Cabin - Lower Deck

Technical Data

Category | A, B & C

Built: 2013

Floor-to-Ceiling Outside Balcony Window

Length: 260 ft. Width: 37 ft. Crew: 30 Staterooms: 53 Passengers: 106 Registry: Portugal

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Outside Balcony

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Category | D & E Panoramic Window


TERMS & CONDITIONS

09 44

These terms and conditions should be read carefully and all those for

the cruise you wish to inquire about any cruise services provided,

wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access

whom the booking is made should be prepared to accept them. Any

please ensure that all correspondence relating to those services

by standard wheelchairs.

booking for an AmaWaterways cruise is accepted subject to these

is received by Fred.\ River Cruises within 60 days after cruise

Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to

terms and conditions and Fred. Olsen Travel should be informed

completion.

space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these

directly of any objection to any part of these terms and conditions.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS:

limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be

RESERVATIONS AND FINAL PAYMENT:

A valid passport is required of all travellers. Passports must be valid

carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that

To make a reservation please contact Fred.\ River Cruises, Olympus

six months after the scheduled return date to the UK. UK and non

we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking,

House, 2 Olympus Close, Ipswich, IP1 5LN on 0800 954 0063 (Trade

UK citizens must consult with the appropriate consulates if any

getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other

enquiries) or 0800 389 9811 (Direct) or your preferred ABTA agent.

visas are needed. Any visas, or travel documentation required to

personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany

Fred.\ River Cruises is a trading name of Fred. Olsen Travel Limited,

travel is the sole responsibility of the passenger to obtain. Neither

travellers who need assistance.

a Company registered in England and Wales (Company Reg. No.

AmaWaterways nor Fred.\ River Cruises are responsible for delays

MEDICAL:

02287241). Fred. Olsen Travel is a member of ABTA (No.Y0128). It is

or missed portions of your cruise/tour, relating to incorrect travel

AmaWaterways does not employ doctors or nurses on their vessels

bonded as a tour operator and holds an Air Travel Organisers

documents or visas.

(except in Russia). Should you require medical attention, local

Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 0944).

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

medical services can be contacted immediately. You are responsible

AmaWaterways has appointed Fred. Olsen Travel to act as sales

Upon full payment only, travel documents, including air tickets, are

for any and all charges resulting in either visiting the medical services,

agent in the UK for the sale of holidays on the vessels within this

sent postal ground delivery 2-3 weeks prior to departure. If you

or their visiting you. AmaWaterways and Fred.\ River Cruises are not

brochure. A deposit of £270, or £750 if booking on an Africa river

would like your documents sent earlier, there is a £15 charge per

responsible for the type or quality of the medical services you may

cruise (plus any other associated costs) per person is required at

reservation.

receive.

time of booking. Final payment is due no later than 104 days prior

YOUR FLIGHTS

SMOKING:

to departure; non-payment may result in the reservation being

AIRLINE TICKETS: (where applicable)

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships.

cancelled.

Fred.\ River Cruises determines airlines and flight schedules based

DIETS:

PRICING:

on the availability of its specific contracted carriers. Air tickets are

Please advise Fred.\ River Cruises at time of booking of any special

Unless indicated otherwise, all brochure prices are per person,

economy class, unless requested otherwise, and are issued under

dietary requirements you may have and AmaWaterways

based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room.

the terms and conditions of the relevant airline(s). Business class

will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that

Single rates are available for cruise at a supplement of plus 50%,

air travel is available for purchase at the time of booking; please

not all diets are possible.

except for suites which are plus 100%. Single rates for land are

ask your reservation agent for details. Airlines require that your

NOTES

available at a supplement of £90 per night. Pricing is accurate at

exact name, as it appears in your passport, be on your air ticket.

RESPONSIBILITY:

time of printing and expected to be in effect at the time of departure

Neither AmaWaterways nor Fred.\ River Cruises are responsible

Fred.\ River Cruises, as sales agent for AmaWaterways, is responsible

but maybe subject to surcharge or reduction for the following items:

for any issues resulting from an incorrect name on any air ticket

to you in making arrangements for the services on your confirmation

transportation costs, including the cost of fuel; dues, taxes, or fees

issued. Every effort is made to obtain direct flights; however, your

invoice. If the services of the supplier cannot be delivered, subject

chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or

air schedule may require connections and overnight travel. Neither

to‘Cruise Itineraries’ clause above, or for reasons beyond the control

disembarkation fees at ports and airports; government action such

AmaWaterways nor Fred.\ River Cruises are responsible for any

of Fred. \ River Cruises, Fred.\ River Cruises will arrange for the

as increases in VAT or any other government imposed increases;

costs resulting from lost air tickets, delays, disruptions or cancelled

provision of comparable services, where and when possible. Any

or currency exchange rate fluctuations. Only amounts in excess

flights; lost baggage or missed connections. In the event of a lost air

resultingadditional expense will be payable by the cruise participants

of 2% of the holiday price excluding insurance premiums and any

ticket, the passenger will need to file a Lost Ticket Application with

and any resulting saving received will be refunded to cruise participants.

amendment charges will lead to a surcharge or reduction; any

the carrier.

AGREEMENT:

surcharge levied will include an amount to cover agent’s

CHANGES:

Payment of deposit and/or issue of your confirmation invoice shall

commission. If this means paying more than 10% above the holiday

All tickets issued by Fred.\ River Cruises have certain restrictions;

be deemed your consent to the terms and conditions herein. The

price quoted at time of booking, you will be entitled to cancel

they cannot be reissued or exchanged. Any changes or refunds must

statements herein and the contract between cruise participants and

the holiday with a full refund of all money paid (not including any

be processed through Fred.\ River Cruises. We reserve the right to

Fred. \ River Cruises is made on the terms of these booking conditions,

premium paid for holiday insurance and amendment charges).

charge an administration fee of £35, in addition to any appropriate

which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English

Such a cancellation must be made within 14 days of the issue date

airline fees for any changes made. Any cancellation is charged under

Courts. Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at time of

printed on the surcharge invoice. Failure to pay a surcharge within

the cancellation penalty of the airline. Airline fees vary depending on

printing and will remain until replaced. Any new or reissue of Terms

14 days may be treated as cancellation of the Booking by you, and

the carrier. Some air tickets will be non-refundable.

and Conditions will replace all previous versions. No person, other than

a cancellation charge of the amount shown under “Cancellation

SPECIAL REQUESTS:

an authorised representative of Fred.\ River Cruises, by a document

Charges” applicable on the date of AmaWaterways’ decision to

Requests for seat assignments, meal requirements, special services

in writing, is authorised to vary, add or waive any term or condition in

cancel will be made. No surcharge or reduction will be made less

and frequent flyer miles are at the sole discretion of the airline;

this brochure, including any term or condition set forth in the preceding

than 30 days before the date of commencement of the holiday

please contact the airline directly.

provisions.

but bookings received within this period may be charged at the

BAGGAGE:

COMPLAINTS:

published price plus any surcharge arising up to the date of that

Please check with the appropriate airline regarding airline baggage

If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant

booking. Airfares and air taxes quoted on your invoice or by a

allowances. In most cases, airlines allow 1 bag per person to be

supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and AmaWaterways representative

reservation agent are only guaranteed once full payment is received

checked in. AmaWaterways and Fred.\ River Cruises assume

immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint

by Fred.\ River Cruises. A charge may apply to payments by credit

no responsibility for loss, theft, damage or delay to passenger’s

is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your

card.

luggage. Baggage insurance is recommended.

return home by writing to the following address: Fred. \ River Cruises,

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

TRANSFERS:

Olympus House, 2 Olympus Close, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5LN giving

Passports/visas, excess baggage fees; vaccinations; gratuities on

Fred.\ River Cruises can arrange transfers at time of booking.

your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please

cruise ships; laundry, beverages and food not on the regular table

OWN AIR:

keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly

d’hôte menu; optional excursions; all other items of a personal

For passengers making their own air arrangements, please note

identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. It is strongly

nature; travel, health, personal items or accident protection plans.

that it is the passenger’s responsibility to obtain a valid ticket direct

recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of

These items are paid locally. Governmental or local taxes/ fees,

from an air carrier suitable for and in time for travel to the vessel and

the services in question without delay.

airport taxes and fees and fuel surcharges not included in the price

including local transfers which the passenger must arrange. Fred. \

YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION:

will be charged by invoice.

River Cruises accepts no responsibility for any travel arrangement

Fred. Olsen Travel provides full financial protection for our package

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

outside of the package provided to you.

holidays. For flights-based holidays this is through our Air Travel

In the unfortunate event that you cannot travel and you need to

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organiser’s Licence (number 0944). In the unlikely event of our

cancel, please notify Fred.\ River Cruises in writing. No cancellation

CRUISE ITINERARIES:

insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and

can be taken without written notification. Cancellations are effective

Deviations to the planned cruise itineraries and hotels are possible,

will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance

from the date of receipt of the written notification. If Fred.\ River

although every effort will be made to keep them as they are shown

booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.

Cruises has already issued final documentation that includes air

in the brochure and final documents. Should conditions render

atol.org.uk. When you buy a package that doesn’t include a flight,

tickets, the unused air tickets must be returned to Fred.\ River

cruise routes unsafe for navigation, AmaWaterways reserves the

protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA under ABTA

Cruises before they can be cancelled. Please note that any name

right to provide alternative services, including but not limited to

number Y0128.

change/substitution of passenger is treated as a cancellation and

accommodation on the docked ship and/or substitute ground

ABTA:

any/all applicable cancellation charges will be applied. Cancellation

arrangements. AmaWaterways will make the effort to ensure that

Fred. Olsen Travel are a member of ABTA, membership number

charges are per person and as follows:

the places visited, excursions operated and the hotels or ships

Y0128. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you

For cancellations received

offered are as similar as possible to the ones originally planned. Any

by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme

More than 104 days prior to departure loss of deposit

resulting changes will not result in a refund for the original services;

for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered

103-60 days before departure 50% of the land and cruise price +

all cruise routes are subject to change without notice.

Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to

non-refundable airfares.

CANCELLATIONS:

www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information

59-30 days before departure 75% of the land and cruise price +

AmaWaterways reserves the right to cancel, change, or postpone

on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be

non-refundable airfares.

any departure date and itinerary. In the event of a complete

found on www.abta.com.

29-15 days before departure 85% of the land and cruise price +

cancellation by AmaWaterways, we will issue a full refund of monies

PASSENGER CONTRACT:

non-refundable airfares.

paid to Fred.\ River Cruises for the cruise/tour.

All transport onboard ship is provided subject to the terms and

14 days before departure 100% of the land and cruise price + non-

DISABLED PARTICIPANTS:

conditions of the Passenger Contract that you will receive with your

refundable airfares.

Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to

final documentation. The Passenger Contract is governed by the

Cancellation charges listed above also applies towards upgrades

Fred.\ River Cruises at the time of booking. AmaWaterways will make

Law of Switzerland and is subject to the limits of liability and claims

and transfers. Insurance premiums are non-refundable. Additional

reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled

laid out under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of

fees will apply for any air tickets already issued. No refunds will be

cruise participants, but together with Fred.\ River Cruises, is not

Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 and the International

made for unused services, or unused portions of the cruise/tour

responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants,

Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims. Any

once travel arrangements have commenced. If after returning from

or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with

disputes will be litigated exclusively in the courts.

Book your river cruise with your travel agent or call 0800 954 0063

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FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 0800 954 0063 sales@fredrivercruises.co.uk www.fredrivercruises.co.uk/amawaterways OR SEE YOUR ABTA TRAVEL AGENT In association with

Top 10 rated river cruise ships in Europe with AmaPrima and AmaSerena at joint #1

for your peace of mind 09 44

Fred.\ River Cruises is a trading name of Fred. Olsen Travel Limited, Olympus House, 2 Olympus Close, Ipswich, IP1 5LN

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