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View of Cochem and the Mosel River


Welcome to AmaWaterways

.................................................................................................................................................. When we founded AMAWATERWAYS ten years ago, our motivation was to provide the most exceptional river cruise experience. Our company has grown substantially and our commitment to excellence continues to thrive. AMAWATERWAYS leads the way in river cruising thanks to our fleet of customized ships, expansive amenities and personalized service. Our pioneering features include offerings such as French balconies, complimentary in-stateroom Internet, WiFi access, award-winning dining plus guided bicycle tours. Our 3 newest ships extend these innovative concepts even further by offering larger staterooms with twin balconies, multiple dining venues and more. Exciting new itinerary highlights and theme cruises such as our “Culinary Delights” shore excursions and the Floriade Expo, which only occurs once every 10 years in the Netherlands, make 2012 the perfect year for river cruising.

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

We’re extremely proud that our fleet of vessels has grown to twelve. New for 2012 is the 164-passenger MS AMACERTO, our largest and most imaginative ship. Inspired by classic luxury yachts, she features our exclusive twin balcony staterooms, multiple indoor and

outdoor dining venues, a heated swimming pool, a stunning glass elevator and much more. The MS AMACERTO joins an award-winning fleet in Europe that includes the MS AMAVERDE, MS AMABELLA, MS AMADOLCE, MS AMALYRA, MS AMADANTE, MS AMACELLO and MS AMALEGRO. For the first time, our beautiful MS AMADAGIO will cruise the Rhone River in Southern France, providing the signature experience our passengers have come to expect from an AMAWATERWAYS cruise. In Russia, the redesigned MS AMAKATARINA debuted in May 2011, with balconies in more than 70 percent of her staterooms. And the new MS AMALOTUS joined the elegant MS LA MARGUERITE in offering delightful Mekong River cruises as part of our “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” program. We continue to evolve the river cruising experience every year. Let us transport you to the heart of a destination, surrounded by a panorama of history. In Europe, discover the cultures of a dozen countries linked together from the North Sea to the Black Sea. Immerse yourself in a Provencal landscape that inspired painters, poets and writers. Marvel at the monuments of Imperial Russia, or explore the ancient wonders of the Mekong. Our passion for providing distinctive and enriching river cruise vacations is stronger than ever. We hope to welcome you aboard soon.

Rudi Schreiner President A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Table of Contents

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Introduction 4 ITINERARY/SHIP CALENDAR 6 CUSTOM-DESIGNED SHIPS 8 RIVER CRUISE EXPERTS 10 THE PREMIUM EXPERIENCE 12 360° RIVERSIDE VIEWS 14 SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS 16 CULINARY DELIGHTS/BITES & SIGHTS 18 CHAÎNE DES RÔTISSEURS 20 AWARD-WINNING DINING & NIGHTLY ENT. 22 MASSAGE & BEAUTY SALON 24 COMPLIMENTARY BICYCLES 26 STATE-OF-THE-ART PUBLIC AREAS 28 REVOLUTIONARY TWIN BALCONIES 30 INNOVATIVE FRENCH BALCONIES 32 INTERNET/INFOTAINMENT 34 SMILING FACES ON BOARD 36 WINE CRUISES 38 JEWISH HERITAGE TOURS 40 FLORIADE EXPO

Europe Itineraries 42 TULIP TIME 7-nights in Holland and Belgium 46 THE ROMANTIC DANUBE 3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise 50 MELODIES OF THE DANUBE 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Munich 54 THE LEGENDARY DANUBE 3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise 58 BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY 2 nights in Budapest, 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Prague 62 BLACK SEA VOYAGE 2 nights in Vienna, 7-night cruise, 1 night in Bulgaria & 3 nights in Istanbul 66 THE ENCHANTING RHINE 7-night cruise, 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich

AmaVoyages Itineraries 100 AMAVOYAGES 102 RUSSIAN WATERWAYS 11-night cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg 106 VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap, 7-night Mekong cruise & Ho Chi Minh City 110 AMAWATERWAYS SCHOOL PROJECT IN CAMBODIA 111 OVERVIEW OF SIEM REAP, ANGKOR WAT & PHNOM PENH

Ships 112 AMACERTO 114 AMABELLA & AMAVERDE 116 AMALYRA, AMADOLCE & AMADANTE 118 AMACELLO

70 VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL 3 nights in Paris & 7-night cruise

120 AMALEGRO & AMADAGIO

74 EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES 3 nights in Paris, 7-night cruise & 2 nights in Prague

124 AMALOTUS

78 PROVENCE & SPAIN 3 nights in Paris, 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Barcelona 82 MAGNIFICENT EUROPE 14-night cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest 86 ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE 2 nights in Budapest, 14-night cruise & 3 nights in Paris

122 AMAKATARINA 126 LA MARGUERITE

Air, Insurance & Terms 128 AIR & TRAVEL INSURANCE 129 TERMS & CONDITIONS

90 GRAND DANUBE CRUISE/NORTH SEA TO BLACK SEA Explore 14 & 21-night cruise adventures 92 CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE 2 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise 96 CHRISTMAS ON THE RHINE 2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne & 7-night cruise

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ITINERARY

TULIP TIME (PG. 42)

THE ROMANTIC DANUBE (PG. 46)

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE (PG. 50)

THE LEGENDARY DANUBE (PG. 54)

BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY (PG. 58)

BLACK SEA VOYAGE (PG. 62)

THE ENCHANTING RHINE (PG. 66)

VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL (PG. 70)

EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES (PG. 74)

# OF NIGHTS CRUISE ONLY

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SHIPS

AMACERTO AMADANTE AMADOLCE AMALYRA AMAVERDE

AMACERTO AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMACERTO AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMACERTO AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMACERTO AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMABELLA AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMACELLO

AMADOLCE AMALEGRO

AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA

CRUISE START & END CITIES

AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM

VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN

NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

BUDAPEST TO ROUSSE

AMSTERDAM TO BASEL

LUXEMBOURG TO AMSTERDAM

LUXEMBOURG TO NUREMBERG

RIVERS

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS

DANUBE

DANUBE

DANUBE

DANUBE

DANUBE

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS, RHINE

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS, RHINE, MOSEL

RHINE, MOSEL, MAIN, DANUBE

LAND OPTIONS

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PRAGUE

MUNICH

PRAGUE

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST

VIENNA OR BUDAPEST/ PLOVDIV-ISTANBUL

LUCERNE-ZURICH

PARIS

PARIS/PRAGUE

BELGIUM THE NETHERLANDS

AUSTRIA CZECH REP. GERMANY HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA GERMANY HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA CZECH REP. GERMANY HUNGARY

AUSTRIA CZECH REP. GERMANY HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA BULGARIA CROATIA HUNGARY ROMANIA SERBIA TURKEY

FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS SWITZERLAND

FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS

CZECH REP. FRANCE GERMANY

COUNTRIES CRUISE & LAND

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

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PROVENCE & SPAIN (PG. 78)

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE (PG. 82)

ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE (PG. 86)

GRAND DANUBE CRUISE (PG. 90)

NORTH SEA TO THE BLACK SEA (PG. 91)

CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE (PG. 92)

CHRISTMAS ON THE RHINE (PG. 96)

RUSSIAN WATERWAYS (PG. 102)

MEKONG (PG. 106)

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AMADAGIO

AMACERTO AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMADOLCE AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMABELLA AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMACERTO AMALEGRO AMALYRA

AMACELLO

AMAKATARINA

AMALOTUS LA MARGUERITE

LYON TO ARLES

AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST TO LUXEMBOURG

ROUSSE TO NUREMBERG

AMSTERDAM TO ROUSSE

NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST

BASEL TO AMSTERDAM

MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG

SIEM REAP TO HO CHI MINH CITY

RHoNE

RHINE, MAIN, DANUBE

DANUBE, MAIN, RHINE, MOSEL

DANUBE

RHINE, MAIN, DANUBE

DANUBE

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS, RHINE

VOLGA-BALTIC WATERWAY

MEKONG

PARIS/BARCELONA

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BUDAPEST/PARIS

ISTANBUL - PLOVDIV PRAGUE

PLOVDIV - ISTANBUL

PRAGUE

LUCERNE-ZURICH

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HANOI-HA LONG BAYSIEM REAPHO CHI MINH CITY

FRANCE SPAIN

AUSTRIA GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA FRANCE GERMANY HUNGARY LUXEMBOURG SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA, BULGARIA CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC GERMANY, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, TURKEY

AUSTRIA, BULGARIA CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, ROMANIA SERBIA, SLOVAKIA TURKEY

AUSTRIA CZECH REP. GERMANY HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS SWITZERLAND

RUSSIA

CAMBODIA VIETNAM

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Custom-Designed Ships

.................................................................................................................................................. Our priority in designing our innovative fleet of ships is to maximize the enjoyment, convenience and comfort of our guests. That’s why, in order to achieve a high staff-to-guest ratio and provide more attentive service, we limit guest capacity to no more than 164 in Europe. This enables us to offer a large array of world-class public facilities, such as lounges of different sizes, expansive dining rooms, fitness centers and spas, and also equates to a greater amount of personal space on board, in both public areas and in your stateroom or suite.

“The ‘Twin balcony’ concept is really inspired... why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Charlie B. - Buffalo, New York

............................................................................................................................. Whether you are relaxing in your luxurious balcony stateroom, enjoying the sauna in the fitness center, or reading a book in a quiet corner with a cup of tea, the experience is enhanced by the distinctive AMAWATERWAYS ship design. Our President, Rudi Schreiner, designs river cruise ships with upscale hotel-style amenities specifically directed at the North American market. His innovative vision continues to lead the industry, and has propelled the AMAWATERWAYS fleet to its current status: an award-winner earning accolades from the media, travel consultants and passengers like you. With our fleet of custom-designed ships in Europe the perfect river cruise experience is waiting for you with AMAWATERWAYS.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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River Cruise Experts

.................................................................................................................................................. Our company was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. All three brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. A native of Vienna, Rudi was one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market in 1994. Kristin contributed extensive sales and customer service experience, both in Europe and in North America. Jimmy Murphy is the founder of the tour operator Brendan Vacations. Their combined expertise and “hands-on” philosophy have created the most distinctive river cruise line in the business. At AMAWATERWAYS, the “owner-operated” style of management permeates every detail of our guests’ experience. We believe in short lines of communication, which is why you will always get a live person — not an automated system — answering the phone during our extensive business hours. Our highly trained, professional Cruise Managers are selected for their knowledge and expertise, and are with you from the moment you begin your river cruise and land vacation until you board your airport transfer for home.

“When I’m asked about river cruising people ask me why I prefer AmaWaterways. My answer is that they just do things better and take care of so many details that make the experience amazing. It’s a line I can put my full faith in to deliver the best experience possible.” Kyle T. - Philadelphia, PA

............................................................................................................................. Our luxurious fleet of new custom-designed river cruise ships, complimentary amenities, award-winning dining and enriching shore excursion programs are but a few features that set AMAWATERWAYS apart from the rest. Let the experts at AMAWATERWAYS transport you through Europe. Our expertise is yours to experience on the river cruise vacation of a lifetime.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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The Premium Experience

.................................................................................................................................................. When you cruise with AMAWATERWAYS, you don’t simply visit a destination, you experience it. That experience begins from the moment you step on board, when you are greeted by our courteous, professional crew. Enjoy a champagne welcome as you meet your fellow guests, whom you’ll describe as friends by the end of the cruise. And, get to know your expert Cruise Manager, selected specifically for his or her professionalism, expertise and personality. They’ll be with you every step of the way, even on your pre-cruise or post-cruise land program! It’s an attention to detail that distinguishes AMAWATERWAYS.

“This was our first river cruise and AmaWaterways really set the bar high. We loved the ship, the crew, the service, the tours and the food was fantastic!” Bob S. - Pacific Grove, CA

............................................................................................................................. We plan our itineraries to maximize your enjoyment of the scenery, history and atmosphere. Marvel at the vistas from our stunning Main Lounges lined with panoramic windows, our spectacular Sun Decks or outdoor forward decks. Daily shore excursions will take you to the heart of your destination, visiting its most famous landmarks as well as its hidden gems. Our award-winning team of chefs design menus featuring regional specialties. Each evening, you’ll enjoy local entertainment, selected to engage and delight. And we’ll always leave time in the day for relaxation. Our ships feature comfortable, inviting furnishings, lively bar areas, swimming pools, whirlpools, fitness rooms and other places to unwind. At the end of the day, our turn-down service on your plush down bedding will help prepare you for another day’s experience, delivered to you exclusively by AMAWATERWAYS.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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360O Riverside Views

.................................................................................................................................................. While you’ll definitely be captivated by the towns, villages and cities that comprise our imaginative itineraries, you’ll also discover that when it comes to river cruising, the journey is every bit as enjoyable as the destination. All of our ships in Europe feature elegant lounges and public spaces that capture panoramic views of spectacular scenery. The constantly changing vistas will capture your imagination and lift your spirit.

“Getting to see so many neat places, and even the travelling between cities was fun as we watched the beautiful river scenery go by.” Michael G. - Wilmington, DE

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For the ultimate in stunning views, you need to look no further than our expansive Sun Decks. Bask in the sunshine as 360° views of Europe’s most fascinating scenery literally glide by. Recline in a lounge chair underneath a shady canopy; grab a book from the onboard Library; sip a glass of wine; jog a few laps around the walking track; play giant chess; or soak in the warmth of the heated swimming pool, (MS AMACERTO, MS AMAVERDE and MS AMABELLA) or relaxing whirlpool. You can see every castle, vineyard, abbey and dramatic gorge from this incredible vantage point! On the new MS AMACERTO, our al fresco bistro on the Forward Deck is protected by a glass windbreaker, so you can catch every bit of the view!

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Small Group Excursions

.................................................................................................................................................. Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AMAWATERWAYS ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. We hire the top local guides in every location. We’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. With AMAWATERWAYS, you will enjoy a canal cruise and city tour of Amsterdam; journey to the Black Forest and visit Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany. They’re but a few examples of the shore excursions included in your cruise.

“At each city-stop we were offered a guided tour, transportation to local attractions, shopping opportunities, and free time to personalize our exploration...Each day was its own separate and complete adventure!” Kim K. - Philadelphia, PA

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We offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, we offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in. Whichever group you join, your experience will be enhanced with the use of our complimentary headset system. These state-of-the art devices allow you to hear the audio transmissions from our guides, without the need to huddle together in a group. It provides flexibility and convenience so you can explore at your own pace.

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Culinary Delights - Bites & Sights ..................................................................................................................................................

New for 2012: our exclusive “Culinary Delights — Bites and Sights” tours provide a delectable “taste” of Europe in select destinations. These specially-crafted guided walking tours are available in at least one destination on most European itineraries. Limited to no more than twenty guests, the complimentary tours present a delightful option for guests interested in Europe from a culinary perspective. Tours vary by destination, but examples include visits to cooking schools during which passengers learn about regional specialties, and participate in preparing (and tasting) the dishes. Other excursions involve walks through neighborhoods, with stops at culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries and perhaps a bistro or biergarten.

"What a fabulous tour! AmaWaterways really showed us the culinary side of the cities we visited. We truly appreciated these excursions.” Jennifer T. - Salt Lake City, UT

............................................................................................................................. At other ports, passengers will enjoy wine and champagne tastings, or traverse famous food districts to sample savory tapas in distinctive wine bars. Visits to colorful local markets are also on the menu. Knowledgeable guides with culinary backgrounds lead excursions to open-air markets brimming with fresh produce and hand-crafted delicacies. Passengers will sample platters of meats cured in the same traditional manner passed down for generations; taste fresh artisanal cheeses and mouthwatering pastries directly from local merchants. And special restaurant meals will highlight local traditions and culinary history. Our “Culinary Delights — Bites and Sights” are sure to satisfy gastronomes, amateur “foodies” and every passenger with an appetite for a truly immersive European experience.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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ChaÎne Des RÔtisseurs

.................................................................................................................................................. We are extremely proud to be the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organizations. This society was founded in Paris in 1950 as a revival of the honored traditions of the royal guild of goose roasters chartered in the 13th century. The guild became so renowned that King Louis XII of France granted it its own coat of arms in the 17th century, consisting of two turning spits and four larding needles surrounded by hearth flames. The guild of roasters continued to thrive for four centuries, until the French Revolution brought an end to the guild system. The society was “reborn” in 1950 by prominent chefs and gastronomes as “La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.” A new logo was created incorporating the historic coat-of-arms, surrounded by fleur-de-lis and two chains that encircle the foundation dates of 1248 and 1950.

Rudi Schreiner, President of AMAWATERWAYS, being inducted at Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Membership today is by invitation only, and is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen. The society has grown to include professional chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers around the world. All of our ships in Europe are members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and our culinary staff is united by a desire to share their expert knowledge of wine and fine dining with you.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Award-Winning Dining & Nightly Entertainment .................................................................................................................................................. Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result — an outstanding dining experience. Our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces that highlight regional cultures and traditions. Guests aboard the MS AMACERTO, MS AMAVERDE and MS AMABELLA may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef’s table with a tasting menu and a delightful al fresco dining terrace (MS AMACERTO). Our executive Chef, Primus Perchtold, is the winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg. He directs the menus aboard every AMAWATERWAYS cruise in Europe. You’ll find one of Chef Perchtold’s recipes on your pillow each night, so you can recreate his culinary magic at home.

“The food is fabulous. Each dinner offered selections from the culture we were visiting that day. The serving staff was friendly, courteous, and most efficient.” Kim F. - Seattle, WA

............................................................................................................................. Enjoy a lovely champagne breakfast, featuring off-the-menu and made-to-order specialties accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries. 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. In the afternoon, stop by the Main Lounge for tea or complimentary espresso and lattes, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies. Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by wines that flow freely, so you can sample numerous fine vintages. Beer and soft drinks are complimentary, as well. After dinner, we invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. Whether it is Bavarian music and dance or a classical quartet, you are sure to be enthralled. Each night, as different performers come aboard, you’ll learn about regional traditions. It’s the perfect complement to each day’s discovery.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Massage & Beauty Salon

.................................................................................................................................................. As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? We have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a wellequipped Fitness Center, our Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AMAWATERWAYS.

“It was very refreshing to just be able to relax. The beauty salon was the perfect place to unwind...” Mary Y. - Toronto, ON

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Complimentary Bicycles

.................................................................................................................................................. AMAWATERWAYS originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe’s rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedaling. We’re the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

“The ability to see Europe up close and personal on a bicycle, not a tour bus, is really the best way to experience your cruise!” Britt A. - Chicago, IL

............................................................................................................................. AMAWATERWAYS offers complimentary guided bicycle tours in many cities including Cologne, Cochem, Passau and Regensburg in Germany, Strasbourg in France, Belgrade, Serbia, as well as Edam, in the Netherlands. Let our guides lead you past picturesque farm houses, tulip fields and hillside vineyards, enjoying the ever-changing scenery. You can also bike along the Danube between historic Dürnstein and Melk, Austria. Special headsets allow you to hear the guide’s commentary as you bike along, immersing yourself in Europe’s greatest scenery. Whether you join one of our complimentary guided tours or decide to explore on your own, our user-friendly bicycles offer the ultimate in touring freedom.

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State-Of-The-Art Public Areas

.................................................................................................................................................. Our elegant ships in Europe offer state-of-the-art public areas that make you feel at ease. From gorgeous contemporary artwork to the inviting hallways and lounges, you will feel at home from the moment you step on board. Each of our vessels is decorated in a different color palette-each with its own charm. Spend time relaxing in our Main Lounges, sipping a cocktail or perhaps, helping yourself to complimentary specialty coffees. The Lounge’s arrangement is designed to accommodate all passengers for lectures, shore excursion talks and entertainment. Plus, it provides a cozy getaway. Our ships in Europe also feature an Observation Lounge, “Fireside” Library or an intimate Aft Lounge that is perfect for small group gatherings, or catching up on emails with our complimentary Wi-Fi. A fitness center and sauna; Massage, Hair and Beauty Salon; expansive Sun Deck with walking track, heated swimming pool (MS AMACERTO, MS AMAVERDE, MS AMABELLA) or whirlpool enhance the enjoyment of public spaces.

“The comfortable sofas and chairs for intermingling, large picture windows for viewing the beautiful country-side, it all made the gorgeous lounge the central hub of the ship!” Sherri P. - Dallas, TX

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Revolutionary Twin Balconies

.................................................................................................................................................. Our three newest ships, the MS AMACERTO, MS AMAVERDE and MS AMABELLA, continue the tradition of innovative luxury with their uniquely-configured public and private spaces. The ships’ groundbreaking feature is our exclusive Twin Balcony Stateroom. This imaginative design is available on most staterooms, and consists of a French Balcony plus a separate Outside Balcony for private enjoyment. Relax and enjoy a drink or your morning coffee from your full-size outside balcony; or simply slide open your French Balcony to marvel at the passing scenery. Our Twin Balconies offer the best of all possible worlds.

“The AmaBella was a true beauty...best of all, our stateroom not only had a French balcony, but a true balcony as well!” Judith R. - Denver, CO

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What’s more, the Twin Balcony staterooms aboard MS AMACERTO, MS AMAVERDE and MS AMABELLA provide extra-spacious 210 - 235 sq. ft. accommodations. The ships’ beautifullydecorated suites boast an impressive 350 square feet, for the ultimate in comfort. The suites include a large sitting area and sofa, mini-bar, safe, spacious wardrobe, plus a large bathroom with a separate bathtub. All of these staterooms feature luxurious hotel-style amenities that all AMAWATERWAYS ships in Europe are known for. Those amenities include plush down bedding, marble-appointed bathrooms, spa-quality toiletries and towels; glassenclosed shower with a multi-jet showerhead; flat-panel TV; terry robes and slippers, and complimentary bottled water replenished daily. Our Twin Balcony vessels offer the most luxurious and spacious accommodations on the Danube, Rhine and Mosel rivers.

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Introduction

Innovative French Balconies

.................................................................................................................................................. AMAWATERWAYS pioneered the concept of French Balconies, and they are the most distinctive features of the MS AMADOLCE, MS AMALYRA, MS AMADANTE, MS AMACELLO, MS AMALEGRO and the MS AMADAGIO. Slide open the floor-to-ceiling glass door, and lean against the protective railing of your French Balcony to enjoy sunshine, fresh air, views of river banks, and story-book towns. Inside your exquisitely decorated stateroom, you’ll find the amenities of a fine hotel, with white-on-white plush bedding, four different pillow types, cozy sitting area, flat-panel TV, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, slippers, individually controlled air-conditioning, ample closet space and bottled water replenished daily. Marble-appointed bathrooms include spaquality toiletries, luxurious towels and a spacious shower with multi-jet showerhead.

“The beauty of the countryside in winter, castles on the Rhine and fireworks for New Years were all highlights of our trip, viewed from our lovely French balcony stateroom!” Carol C. - Phoenix, AZ

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For those seeking that extra touch of luxury, consider our Junior Suites. Measuring 50% larger than a standard stateroom at 255 square feet, the Junior Suites feature all the fine amenities of our standard rooms. They also feature marble-appointed bathrooms, with a fullsize bathtub and separate shower, plus an additional sitting area and sofa. So enjoy the fresh air from your balcony, or take in the sights from your sitting area. Each vessel features three or four Junior Suites. Early reservations are definitely recommended.

AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde • AmaLyra • AmaDolce AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Introduction

Complimentary Internet & Infotainment ..................................................................................................................................................

AMAWATERWAYS is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also 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 complimentary.

“Being able to connect to my family back home through the complimentary Internet on board made my experience that much more enjoyable.” Lisa R. - Portland, OR

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Introduction

Smiling Faces On Board

.................................................................................................................................................. With AMAWATERWAYS, you’ll find an exceptional vacation experience. In addition you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. After ten years in business, we believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is superior service and attention. Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us. Passengers aboard every AMAWATERWAYS ship complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise, and we diligently read every single one of them. It provides continuous feedback on our passengers’ experience, and enables us to guide our onboard staff. We can praise the staff for a job well done, and make quick adjustments before the start of the next cruise. At AMAWATERWAYS, customer service is our top priority.

“The staff on board the ship were terrific... friendly, eager to please and seemed sincerely concerned about the well-being of the passengers.” Chris K. - Marco Island, FL

............................................................................................................................. The common language on all of our vessels is English. Cruise Managers hail from countries as diverse as Australia, England, Belgium, Argentina and Germany, and are fluent in English. In Russia, aboard the MS AMAKATARINA, our staff is mostly Russian. In Vietnam and Cambodia, the staff hails from South East Asia, but is fully English-speaking. Most of AMAWATERWAYS’ passengers are American, British, Canadian and Australian, and we also welcome guests from across the globe.

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Introduction

In Celebration Of Wine

.................................................................................................................................................. AMAWATERWAYS has customized eight “In Celebration of Wine” theme cruises to showcase the acclaimed wine regions along the Rhone, Rhine and the Danube Rivers. These special sailings feature renowned hosts and include complimentary lectures, wine tastings and excursions to historic vineyards and cellars. Passengers will learn about the regions’ centuries-old wine traditions and sample award-winning vintages. They will also enjoy exclusive wine-themed excursions, such as a traditional “Heuriger” tasting of new wine in the villages of Grinzing and Neustift on the outskirts of Vienna; an introduction to Alsatian wines at the “Wunsch et Mann” winery in Wettolsheim and an unforgettable “Oktoberfest” in the village of Vilshofen created specifically for our passengers. AMAWATERWAYS executives will accompany each cruise, in addition to celebrity wine hosts from some of the top wineries in the U.S.

“I loved being able to tour vineyards and sample fantastic wine, along with delicious pairings at dinner, while on my already lovely river cruise. It made the experience that much more enjoyable.” Tony M. - Los Angeles, CA

............................................................................................................................. Enjoy “In Celebration of Wine” programming on selected dates of the following itineraries: THE ROMANTIC DANUBE (page 48) - 7-night Danube cruise & 3 nights in Prague (or reverse) USA/CANADA DEPARTURES: Nov. 3 & 13, 2012 THE LEGENDARY DANUBE (page 56) - 3 nights in Prague & 7-night Nuremberg – Budapest cruise USA/CANADA DEPARTURE: Oct. 31, 2012 THE ENCHANTING RHINE (page 68) - 7-night Rhine cruise, 2 nights Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich (or reverse) USA/CANADA DEPARTURES: Nov. 7 & 10, 2012 PROVENCE AND SPAIN (page 80) - 3 nights in Paris, 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Barcelona (or reverse) USA/CANADA DEPARTURES: Mar. 25, Nov. 4 & 11, 2012

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Introduction

Jewish Heritage Tours

.................................................................................................................................................. AMAWATERWAYS is proud to present a unique opportunity to experience Jewish heritage, history and culture in Europe. Three “Jewish Heritage Cruises” highlight centers of centuriesold traditions, modern-day museums and monuments dedicated to conserving the rich Jewish legacy of the region. Complimentary Jewish Heritage tours will include visits to synagogues, Jewish districts and landmarks. A guide will lead the tours, which are open to all. Jewish Heritage tours are offered in addition to regularly scheduled shore excursions.

“The Jewish Heritage tour was illuminating, getting to see so many cities, museums and synagogues with such great historical significance was simply wonderful!”

Great Synagogue of Budapest

Stacy H. - Seattle, WA

............................................................................................................................. “Jewish Heritage” tours include entrance to the second-largest synagogue in the world, the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest, along with the Jewish Museum, Temple of Heroes and cemetery at the Synagogue complex. In Bratislava, the tour includes a visit to the tomb of Rabbi Chatam Sofer. In Vienna, the tours include a visit to the Jewish Museum, Judenplatz and Old Synagogue; Sigmund Freud House (outside), Jewish Cemetery and Jewish Quarter. The house of Oscar Schindler is a highlight of the tour in Regensburg. Passengers may also visit Court Room 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, scene of the 1945-49 Nuremberg Trials. The “Jewish Heritage” tours are on selected dates of the following itineraries: THE LEGENDARY DANUBE (page 56) - 3 nights in Prague & 7-night Nuremberg – Budapest cruise USA/CANADA DEPARTURE: Jul. 22, 2012 BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY (page 60) - 2 nights in Budapest, 7-night Budapest Nuremberg cruise & 3 nights in Prague USA/CANADA DEPARTURES: Aug. 2 & Oct. 14, 2012

AmaCerto

AmaDolce

AmaLegro

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Introduction

Floriade Expo

.................................................................................................................................................. This year, AMAWATERWAYS is excited to offer our passengers the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. This very special event takes place every ten years in the Netherlands, and the setting for the 2012 Floriade is Venlo, a city in the Dutch province of Limburg. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the grounds of the Floriade Expo will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurants, and music, as well as dance and theater performances. The Floriade World Horticultural Expo takes place from April 5-October 7, 2012, and is available as an included excursion on the following itineraries on select dates: TULIP TIME CRUISE (page 44) - 7-night Holland & Belgium cruise THE ENCHANTING RHINE (page 68) - 7-night Amsterdam – Basel cruise, 2 nights Lucerne & 2 nights Zurich (or reverse) VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL (page 72) - 3 nights in Paris & 7-night Luxembourg – Amsterdam cruise (or reverse) MAGNIFICENT EUROPE (page 84) - 14-night Amsterdam – Budapest cruise (or reverse)

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Europe Itinerary

Tulip Time Cruise CRUISE THROUGH HOLLAND & BELGIUM IN SPRING 9 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO AMSTERDAM

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Overnight flight to Holland Amsterdam

EMBARK Welcome Dinner

3

Amsterdam

Canal cruise & city tour

Volendam

Walking tour

Edam

Walking tour & cheese tasting OR guided bicycle tour

4

Arnhem

Arnhem Airborne Museum OR Het Loo Palace

Nijmegen

Floriade Expo* OR Free time

5

Antwerp

Walking tour OR Reubens Tour Optional tour to Brussels

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijk’s lush green countryside dotted with world-famous windmills. Taste the savory local cheeses and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent.

6 7

Ghent

Walking tour

Brugges

Optional tour to Brugges

Willemstad

Private organ recital OR guided bicycle tour

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Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk windmills

8

Utrecht

Keukenhof Gardens

9

Amsterdam

DISEMBARK

*Floriade Expo takes place from early April through mid-October NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

Amsterdam boat houses

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Included Features

» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your international flight to Amsterdam, Holland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. Explore the 700-year-old European capital with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, lively marketplaces and exciting nightlife. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM – VOLENDAM – EDAM. After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive and scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the Rembrandt Windmill and other great landmarks of Amsterdam. Return to the ship for a scenic lunch, while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbor to see the fish auction building, Old Quarter and famous churches. Continue by motor coach to the Village of Edam where you will sample some of its famous cheese. Another afternoon option is to enjoy a scenic bicycle ride through North Holland. (B,L,D) Day 4, ARNHEM – NIJMEGEN. Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem

» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music

Bridge featured in the classic film “A Bridge Too Far” during Operation Market Garden in World War II. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. Or, choose to visit the Het Loo Palace and see its amazing gardens. The Palace was once home to the House of Orange-Nassau from the 17th century until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). After the tours, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen. From here, take a motor coach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurant, music, dance and theatrical performances. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through Holland, and on to Belgium. (B,L,D) Day 5, ANTWERP, BELGIUM. This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp. See the Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city’s superb architecture. In the alternative, visit the Rubens House, former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque Painter. Afterwards, you will visit the Antwerp Cathedral which features two of Rubens’ most important works, the Elevation of the Cross and the Descent from the Cross. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own or take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels. During dinner, your cruise departs for Ghent. (B,L,D) Day 6, GHENT. After breakfast take a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. Begin your walking tour from the Belfry Tower and see picturesque highlights such as the Koornlei, the Graslei, and the Castle of the Counts. The afternoon is yours to explore Ghent at

» Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package » All local taxes

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Tulip Time Cruise

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. leisure or to take an optional excursion to Brugges, which is one of Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities. Brugges' historical city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)

the afternoon, you will visit Kinderdijk which features the greatest concentration of windmills in the country. Tonight, enjoy a special music performance as the ship cruises to Schoonhoven for the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7, WILLEMSTAD, HOLLAND – KINDERDIJK – SCHOONHOVEN. This morning sail through the Dutch region of Zeeland. This region is home to one of the world’s most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. Stop in charming Willemstad, a 400-year-old town, for a walking tour. You will visit the first Protestant church in Holland, where you will be treated to a private organ recital that has been planned exclusively for you. In the alternative, take a guided bicycle tour of Willemstad (capacity controlled). In

Day 8, UTRECHT – KEUKENHOF – AMSTERDAM. During breakfast, enjoy some scenic cruising along the AmsterdamRhine Canal to Utrecht. Admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom during your morning excursion to the famous Keukenhof Gardens where you will be delighted to find millions of flowering tulips all over the 70-acre park. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure. (B,L,D) Day 9, DEPART AMSTERDAM. Disembark for your transfer to the airport. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

CODE AA

EMBARK DATE

START CITY

SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

28 4 11 12 13 15 15 18 19 20 22 22 25 29

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

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$2,199 $2,299 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,599 $2,599 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,799 $2,799

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Mar ** Apr ** Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr

Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr

** Floriade Expo not available; itinerary slightly modified AMALYRA, AMADANTE & AMADOLCE CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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AMACERTO & AMAVERDE CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

D C BB BA AB AA SS

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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Europe Itinerary

The Romantic Danube

D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE, THEN ENJOY A FASCINATING CRUISE FROM VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST 12 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO PRAGUE & RETURN FROM BUDAPEST OR REVERSE

1

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Overnight flight to Czech Rep.

2

Prague

Hotel check-in

3

Prague

City tour

4

Prague

Free time

5

Prague

Transfer to Regensburg

Regensburg

Walking tour

Vilshofen

EMBARK “Oktoberfest” Welcome Dinner

6

Vilshofen

Free Time

Passau

Walking tour OR guided bicycle tour

7

Walking tour

Linz

Gmunden excursion OR Cesky Krumlov excursion

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

OR Salzburg excursion 8

Benedictine Abbey

Melk

Wachau Valley cruise

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Dürnstein walking tour

Krems

OR guided bicycle tour Wine tasting 9

City tour; Optional evening

Vienna

concert 10 Bratislava

Walking tour OR Communist history tour

11

Budapest

City tour Illuminations Cruise

12 Budapest

Relax in your balcony stateroom

Views of historic Prague

DISEMBARK

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Included Features

» 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast » Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Vilshofen » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, PRAGUE. Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B) Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B) Day 5, PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN. This morning, depart Prague and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, its Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own,

» Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

continue to the charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen, where you will embark your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers to celebrate “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, enjoy traditional beers accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,D) Day 6, VILSHOFEN – PASSAU. This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before you cruise to Passau, where this afternoon you will have your choice of two different excursions. The first option is to take a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old fairy tale city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, experience this majestic city on a guided bike tour along the Inn River to Weinstein (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) Day 7, LINZ, AUSTRIA – GMUNDEN. This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour guides you along the Landstrasse, to the city’s Main Square where you will see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, the Landes Theatre and St. Martin’s Church, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon you have the choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the scenic “Salzkammergut” region, the Austrian Lake District, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic town of Gmunden, on the shore of Lake Traunsee. The second option is to join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice is

» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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Local welcome in Vilshofen

900-year-old Melk Abbey


The Romantic Danube

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. an excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

an optional tour to the Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in the “Music Capital of the World.” The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 8, MELK – KREMS (DÜRNSTEIN). Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning to Melk. A guided tour will take you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau valley to Krems. You will have the choice of two excursions this afternoon. The first is a motor coach ride to Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour of the town’s medieval cobblestone streets, passing by 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche high above town. As an alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour from Krems to Dürnstein and back (capacity controlled). Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy wine tasting at a local winery. Enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. (B,L,D)

Day 10, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise to Bratislava, where you can choose from a walking tour which includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, you can take a “Communist History Tour” of Bratislava, which includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and Soviet War Memorial. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 9, VIENNA. During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take

Day 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and much more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 12, BUDAPEST. Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AG

DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

SHIP NAME

CRUISE CRUISE ONLY PRE/POST

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BUD 11 Apr PRG 18 Apr BUD 10 May PRG 17 May BUD 24 May PRG 31 May BUD 7 Jun PRG 14 Jun BUD 27 Jun 4 Jul PRG 5 Jul BUD PRG 12 Jul BUD 2 Aug PRG 9 Aug BUD 30 Aug PRG 6 Sep BUD 19 Sep BUD 19 Sep PRG 26 Sep PRG 26 Sep BUD 3 Oct PRG 10 Oct BUD 11 Oct PRG 18 Oct BUD 17 Oct PRG 24 Oct BUD 31 Oct PRG 7 Nov BUD 14 Nov PRG 21 Nov

AmaLegro AmaLegro AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaLyra

.................................................................... $2,499 $2,599 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,799 $2,799 $2,699 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399

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

‡“In Celebration of Wine” cruise AMALYRA & AMALEGRO CAT.

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STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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AMACERTO CAT.

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STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

.................................................................... D C BB BA AB AA SS Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $390 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Schönbühl Castle on the Danube River

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Melodies of the Danube ENJOY A FASCINATING CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN & SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN MUNICH 12 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO BUDAPEST & RETURN FROM MUNICH

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...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES 1 2

Overnight flight to Hungary Budapest

EMBARK Welcome Dinner

3

Budapest

City tour

4

Bratislava

Walking tour OR Communist history tour

5

Vienna

Optional evening concert

Vienna

City tour Viennese Wine Evening

6

Dürnstein

Walking tour & wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour

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

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Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour

Linz

Walking tour OR Gmunden excursion OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion

8

Passau

Walking tour OR guided bicycle tour

9

Vilshofen

“Oktoberfest”

Vilshofen

DISEMBARK

Regensburg

Walking tour; transfer to Munich

10 Munich

Walking tour

11

Neuschwanstein Castle

Munich

Bavarian Alps 12 Munich

Airport transfer

NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled. Sample local wines

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Included Features » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, Depart USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary. Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception followed by dinner. (D) Day 3, BUDAPEST. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and more. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D) Day 4, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a “Communist Tour” that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the great formal concert houses of Imperial

» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to the hotel in Munich » 3 nights hotel in Munich at the Le Méridien (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music

Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg. (B,L,D) Day 5, VIENNA. Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, which will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a wine village near Vienna. Enjoy the year’s newest vintage, surrounded by music and hospitality. (B,L,D) Day 6, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. This morning arrive in Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the town’s medieval cobblestone streets, passing by 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Your tour will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner, where you will enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. As an alternative, explore the majestic Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. The ship moors overnight in Melk. (B,L,D) Day 7, LINZ – GMUNDEN. This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour will take you along the Landstrasse to the city’s main square. You will see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, Landestheatre and St. Martin’s, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon you have the choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the scenic “Salzkammergut” region, the Austrian Lake District, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic town of Gmunden, on the shore of Lake Traunsee. The second option is to join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully

» Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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Statue of Johann Strauss, Vienna

Neuschwanstein Castle


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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice this afternoon is an excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D) Day 8, PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN. Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, explore the city on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This afternoon, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, a charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town on the confluence of the river Vils and the Danube. There, you’ll enjoy “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, sampling local food and beer accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,L,D) Day 9, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARK - REGENSBURG – MUNICH. This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen, and depart for Munich. Stop in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, where you will

enjoy a walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Regensburg’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing your motor coach transfer to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located north of the Bavarian Alps on the river Isar, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the middle Ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center. It is also famous for its breweries, beer gardens and attractions such as Oktoberfest. (B) Day 10, MUNICH. This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Munich followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. Begin at the town center where you can see the famous Glockenspiel at Munich’s New Town Hall and the Frauenkirche, the “Cathedral of Our Lady.” The afternoon is free for you to explore Munich on your own. (B) Day 11, MUNICH. Your excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for the “Sleeping Beauty” Castle. The palace was built in the 19th century by “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria, as an homage to the grandiose operas of composer Richard Wagner. After a tour of the castle, visit Fussen, Bavaria’s highest town, known for St. Mang’s Abbey, where you will have free time for lunch before returning to Munich. (B) Day 12, DEPART MUNICH. Bid farewell to Munich and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

10 Apr 9 May 23 May 6 Jun 26 Jun 4 Jul 1 Aug 29 Aug 18 Sep 18 Sep 2 Oct 10 Oct 16 Oct 30 Oct 13 Nov

BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD

CODE AG SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE POST

AmaLegro AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaLyra

$2,499 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,799 $2,699 $2,599 $2,399

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

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AMALYRA & AMALEGRO CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

.................................................................... D C BB BA AB AA SS Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $390 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

1200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen

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The Legendary Danube SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE, THEN ENJOY A FASCINATING CRUISE FROM NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST 12 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO PRAGUE & RETURN FROM BUDAPEST

D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES 1

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Overnight flight to Czech Rep.

2

Prague

Transfer to hotel

3

Prague

City tour

4

Prague

Terezin optional tour

5

Prague

Transfer to Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary

Free time

Nuremberg

EMBARK Welcome Dinner

6

Nuremberg

Medieval Nuremberg OR World War II history tour Cruise Main-Danube Canal Lecture on canal project

7

Hilpoltstein

Crossing Continental Divide

Regensburg

Walking tour OR Audi factory tour

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

(when available) Optional Weltenberg Abbey (seasonal) OR guided bicycle tour

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9

Passau

Walking tour

Salzburg

Optional Salzburg excursion

Linz

Free evening

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour Wachau Valley cruise Optional evening concert

Vienna 10 Vienna

City tour

11

City tour

Budapest

Illuminations Cruise 12 Budapest

Picture yourself on a river cruise

Medieval city of Regensburg

DISEMBARK

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Included Features

» 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast » Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Nuremberg » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, PRAGUE. Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square and see the Church of Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B) Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now serving as a memorial to those who perished. (B) Day 5, PRAGUE – KARLOVY VARY – EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, famous for its Bohemian Spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral (Bohemian) countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Day 6, NUREMBERG – CROSSING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. Today, take the Medieval History of Nuremberg tour and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle. Previously one of Europe’s greatest trade towns, you will see some of the original city walls and towers constructed around Nuremberg. Another option is the World War II history tour to explore Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. Designated the “City of the Reichsparteitage” (Nazi Party Rallies), visit the Zeppelin Field and Rally grounds. Visit the Coliseum and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D) Day 7, REGENSBURG. This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD. In the alternative, visit the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). In the afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey and see the scenic Danube Gorge (seasonal) or take a guided bike tour to visit the Walhalla Temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history. (B,L,D) Day 8, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube. You have your choice of a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. The 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture.

» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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Flowers in Karlovy Vary

Tour at your own pace


The Legendary Danube

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will begin your walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship which is now docked in Linz. After dinner, perhaps take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D) Day 9, MELK – VIENNA. Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Your guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Return to the ship for lunch, before you cruise the romantic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna, after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 10, VIENNA. Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna on the guided city tour which includes the world famous Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, the

awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. The tour is followed by free time in the city center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which is a fine example of Baroque architecture. (B,L,D) Day 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ square and more. An afternoon optional excursion takes you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. What started out as a student demonstration, quickly spread across the country causing an uprising against the Communist regime. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 12, DEPART BUDAPEST. Bid farewell to Budapest and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

CODE AB SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE PRE

AmaLegro AmaLegro AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaLegro AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLegro AmaCerto AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaCerto

$2,899 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,799 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399

$3,589 $3,589 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,489 $3,689 $3,689 $3,689 $3,489 $3,089 $3,089 $3,089 $3,089

START EMBARK CITY DATE

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PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG PRG

30 May 13 Jun 28 Jun 26 Jul 1 Aug 23 Aug 12 Sep 20 Sep 4 Oct 10 Oct 1 Nov 4 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov

‡“In Celebration of Wine” cruise *Jewish Heritage cruise AMADOLCE, AMALYRA & AMALEGRO CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

.................................................................... D C B A A+ S AMACERTO CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

.................................................................... D C BB BA AB AA SS Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $390 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley on the Danube

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Europe Itinerary

Blue Danube Discovery SPEND 2 NIGHTS IN BUDAPEST, ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE 7-NIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG, THEN RELAX FOR 3 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE 14 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO BUDAPEST & RETURN FROM PRAGUE

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D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES 1

Overnight flight to Hungary

2

Budapest

Hotel check-in

3

Budapest

City tour Optional Pustza excursion

4

Budapest

EMBARK Welcome Dinner

5

Bratislava

Walking tour OR Communist History tour

6

City tour

Vienna

Optional Schönbrunn Optional evening concert 7

Dürnstein

Walking tour & wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour

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

8 9

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour

Linz

Optional Salzburg excursion

Passau

Walking tour

Regensburg

Walking tour

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OR guided bicycle tour 10 Hilpoltstein Nuremberg

Crossing Continental Divide Medieval Nuremberg tour OR World War II history tour

11

Passau, Germany

MS AMALYRA on the Danube

Nuremberg

DISEMBARK

Karlovy Vary

Free time

Prague

Transfer to Prague

12 Prague

City tour

13 Prague

Optional Terezin

14 Prague

Airport transfer

NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

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Included Features

» 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Budapest » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Transfer from ship to hotel in Prague » 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary. Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in Buda and Pest. From historic Buda Castle, enjoy a spectacular view of the twin cities spread over both banks of the river. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and more. This afternoon, an optional excursion will take you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. (B) Day 4, BUDAPEST – EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel in Budapest, you will have your choice of a free morning to explore Budapest on your own or join an optional excursion to Puszta, the great Hungarian Plain which stretches across to the East. The excursion includes a savory traditional lunch with goulash. Tonight, you will meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner, as you cruise to Bratislava. (B,D) Day 5, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s major sites, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a “Communist History Tour” that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Late tonight, the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna. (B,L,D)

library that inspired Umberto Eco while writing “The Name of the Rose.” Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Melk, one of Europe’s great cultural heritage sites. Day 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY. This morning the ship arrives in Linz, where you will have the choice of two different excursions. The first choice is an optional excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. The tour includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s Square, and much more. In the alternative, remain on the ship and cruise through scenic Upper Austria to Passau. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, this 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian baroque architecture. A walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. (B,L,D) Day 9, REGENSBURG. In the early afternoon arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have your choice of three different tours here. The first is a guided walking tour, in which you will see the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria — gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. The next tour is an afternoon bike ride to Walhalla, where you will visit the Walhalla temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history

Day 6, VIENNA. This morning enjoy a guided tour of romantic Vienna that will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll along the Kärtnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the alternative, join an optional tour this afternoon to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, a famous example of baroque architecture. Tonight, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 7, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley for your walking tour of Dürnstein, known as one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the baroque Stiftskirche and see the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Your tour also includes a wine tasting at a local vintner. This afternoon, you can enjoy a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk late this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. Gaze at the famous

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. (capacity controlled). Your third choice is a trip to the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). Known for its distinctive architecture, the museum features unique, high-tech exhibits on the history of the car, combined with a fascinating look back at the 20th century. The tour is capacity controlled. (B,L,D) Day 10, NUREMBERG. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of two different excursions in Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. On one tour, you will explore the medieval history of Nuremberg, and see the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and Old Town Hall. The other tour will focus on Nuremberg during World War II as the center of the Third Reich. Visit the infamous Zeppelin field used to hold rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D) Day 11, NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION – KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC – PRAGUE. This morning, depart the ship after breakfast and drive through the pastoral

countryside to Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad. You will have free time to explore this beautiful Bohemian spa town. After lunch on your own, continue to Prague and check into the hotel. (B) Day 12, PRAGUE. Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus, before walking over to Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is at your leisure; perhaps visit the Wenceslas Square or enjoy yourself in one of the charming cafes. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions (B) Day 13, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure to relax and stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant or shop for local handicrafts and art work. This afternoon, participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B) Day 14, DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

10 May 20 May 3 Jun 14 Jun 18 Jun 8 Jul 16 Jul 2 Aug ‡ 13 Aug 6 Sep 10 Sep 24 Sep 30 Sep 14 Oct ‡ 22 Oct 25 Oct 5 Nov 11 Nov 19 Nov

BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD BUD

CODE AC CRUISE CRUISE ONLY PRE/POST

SHIP NAME

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AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaLegro AmaDolce AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaDolce AmaCerto AmaDolce AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaLegro AmaLegro AmaCerto AmaDolce AmaCerto AmaLegro AmaCerto

$2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,699 $2,599 $2,599 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399

$4,049 $4,049 $4,049 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $4,149 $4,149 $4,149 $4,149 $3,849 $3,749 $3,749 $3,549 $3,549 $3,549

‡Jewish Heritage cruise AMADOLCE, AMALYRA & AMALEGRO CAT.

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $650 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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Black Sea Voyage START WITH 2 NIGHTS IN VIENNA, THEN TAKE A 7-NIGHT CRUISE TO BULGARIA, STAY 1 NIGHT IN BULGARIA AND END WITH 3 NIGHTS IN ISTANBUL 15 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO VIENNA & RETURN FROM ISTANBUL OR REVERSE

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Begin with two nights in Vienna, renowned for its music and architecture, then transfer to Budapest to start your Danube voyage. Discover the vine-clad slopes of Pecs before departing Hungary, and cruise the boundary between Serbia and Croatia. Traverse the narrow gorges of the Iron Gates that divides Europe’s Balkan and Carpathian mountains. Sail along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Disembark and take the optional air transfer to Istanbul or continue via motorcoach to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s ancient capital, before arriving in Plovdiv. Conclude with three nights in Istanbul, rich in history that dates back for millennia.

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Overnight flight to Austria Hotel check-in City tour Optional Schönbrunn 4 Vienna Transfer to Budapest City tour Budapest EMBARK Welcome Dinner 5 Mohacs Pecs excursion Wine tasting Vilany OR Mohacs guided bike tour 6 Vukovar Yugoslav civil war tour OR wine tasting Ilok Walking tour City tour Novi Sad 7 Belgrade City tour OR Tito’s Memorial tour OR guided bicycle tour 8 Iron Gates Full day cruising 9 Vidin City tour; Baba Vida fortress Belogradschik excursion 10 Giurgiu Bucharest: Open Air Museum Parliament OR Historical Center 11 Rousse DISEMBARK Veliko Tarnovo City tour Walking tour Plovdiv 12 Erdine Lunch stop Transfer to Istanbul 13 Istanbul City tour Optional tours available 14 Istanbul Tour Topkapi Palace 15 Istanbul Airport transfer Vienna Vienna

Option to fly from Bucharest to Istanbul is available with extra night in Istanbul. $399 per person based on double occupancy; $529 single supplement. 11

Rousse

Istanbul 12 Istanbul 13 Istanbul 14 Istanbul 15 Istanbul

Pecs, Hungary

Puszta, 100-year-old tradition of Hungarian horsemanship

DISEMBARK Transfer to Bucharest for flight to Istanbul Transfer to hotel Free day City tour Optional tours available Tour Topkapi Palace Airport transfer

NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

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Included Features » 2 Nights Hotel in Vienna at the InterContinental (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast (Budapest is also available; ask for details) » Transfer from the hotel in Vienna to the ship in Budapest » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Fully escorted motor coach tour from the ship in Rousse, Bulgaria to Istanbul » 1-night hotel in Plovdiv at the Dedeman (or similar), including buffet breakfast and dinner at a local restaurant » Lunch at a local restaurant in Erdine » 3 nights hotel in Istanbul at The Ritz-Carlton (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria. Day 2, ARRIVE IN VIENNA. Arrive in Vienna and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 3, VIENNA. This morning, your city tour takes you around the Burgring, the circular road around Vienna’s historic center. You will also take a walking tour through Vienna’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Highlights of your tour will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own or join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B) Day 4, VIENNA – BUDAPEST – EMBARK SHIP. Bid farewell to Vienna as you check out of the hotel and travel to Budapest where you will have free time for lunch followed by a sightseeing tour in Buda & Pest. From historic Buda Castle, enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features a visit to the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion. Afterwards, embark your ship which is docked in the city center. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 5, MOHACS – PECS – VILANY. Arrive in Mohacs during breakfast and then depart for your excursion to Pecs, EU Cultural Capital 2010. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pecs became an important early Christian bishopric and Turkish cultural base during the many centuries of Ottoman rule. Upon arrival, visit the Mosque Church, the largest structure surviving from the Ottoman period as well as the underground burial chambers dating back to the 4th century. You will also see St. Peter’s Basilica, the main Catholic cathedral in the city, as well as the restored Synagogue, before returning to the ship in Mohacs. After lunch, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion, where you will sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Vilany. In the alternative, a guided bicycle tour to Mohacs is available in the afternoon (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 7, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and explore its myriad of streets, plazas and squares. Belgrade has over 5,500 streets, 16 plazas and 32 squares. On your panoramic tour, you will see the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. As an alternative, choose to take the Tito’s Memorial tour which includes a visit to the House of Flowers, where the tomb of Josip Tito is located. You will also see some of the many gifts Tito received during his presidency. You will have free time in the city center after your tour to stroll along Prince Michael Street, the main pedestrian and shopping center of the city. A guided bicycle tour is available in the afternoon (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) Day 8, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES – VIDIN, BULGARIA. Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Forming the natural border between Serbia and Romania, today’s passage will be an unforgettable highlight of your Black Sea adventure. Late this evening, the ship sails to Vidin. (B,L,D) Day 9, VIDIN. The “Baba Vida” Fortress sits guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin. The

Day 6, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. This morning, choose between a tour of Vukovar or wine tasting in the town of Ilok. Your city tour of Vukovar includes the Ovcara Memorial, the monumental cross that is a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence. As an alternative, travel to the town of Ilok, which is famous for its wines. Here, you will visit a local winery and sample their vintages before your walking tour of the town. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad in the afternoon, beginning at the Danube Park and then stroll through the old town center. You will also tour the 18th-century Austrian-Hungarian Petrovaradin Fortress. (B,L,D) Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest


Black Sea Voyage

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continue on to magical Istanbul for the grand three-night conclusion of your Black Sea Voyage. You will stop for lunch in Erdine, and then continue on to Istanbul where you will check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to explore on your own. (B,L)

Day 10, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, known as “Paris of the East.” Visit the Open Air Museum, which was dedicated to the traditional architecture and buildings of rural Romania. After lunch on your own, you will have two options. Enjoy a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, second only to the Pentagon as the largest building in the world or tour the Historical center. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 13, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through its old city, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of its historic past. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the Blue Mosque. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour. (B)

Day 11, ROUSSE – DISEMBARK SHIP – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motor coach. Your first stop is in the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in the hill top town of Arbanassi where you will sample a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, see the main highlights of Plovdiv Old Town on a walking tour before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D) Day 12, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast,

Day 14, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the Ottoman Sultans’ Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every Sultan from the 15th century until the end of the 19th century. During your tour, admire the private chambers of the Sultans, marvel at the world famous Harem and also see the treasury, home to the Topkapi Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosporus cruise to Ortakoy or use the remainder of the day to shop for souvenirs or relax at one of the charming tea houses or restaurants. (B) Day 15, ISTANBUL - USA. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

CODE AJ SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE PRE/POST

AmaBella AmaBella AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaDolce

$2,499 $2,499 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999 $2,799 $2,599

$3,879 $3,879 $4,279 $4,179 $4,179 $4,179 $4,379 $4,379 $4,179 $3,979

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VIE IST VIE IST VIE IST BUD IST BUD IST

13 Apr 20 Apr 13 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jul 29 Jul 5 Sep 12 Sep 14 Oct 21 Oct

**Vienna land program is not available; please ask about our Budapest extension AMADOLCE & AMALYRA CAT.

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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AMABELLA CAT.

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2012

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $780 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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The Enchanting Rhine START WITH A 7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BASEL, THEN SPEND 2 NIGHTS IN LUCERNE, ENDING WITH A 2-NIGHT STAY IN ZURICH 13 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO AMSTERDAM & RETURN FROM ZURICH OR REVERSE

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...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES 1 2

Overnight flight to Holland Amsterdam

EMBARK Welcome Dinner

3

Amsterdam

City tour & canal cruise

4

Düsseldorf

Floriade Expo*

Cologne

City tour & Cathedral visit OR guided bicycle tour

5

Rhine Gorge

Cruise past Rhine castles

Rüdesheim

Wine tasting Siegfried’s Music Museum

6

Speyer

Heidelberg OR Speyer excursion Guided bicycle tour

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

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Strasbourg

Walking tour & canal cruise

8

Breisach

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

9

Basel

DISEMBARK City tour Transfer to Lucerne

10 Lucerne

Walking tour

11

Lake cruise

Lucerne

Transfer to Zurich 12 Zurich

City tour

13 Zurich

Airport transfer

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Included Features » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Transfer from the ship in Basel to hotel in Lucerne

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – EMBARKATION. Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the great landmarks of Amsterdam including a photo stop at a Windmill. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Amsterdam before returning to the ship. (B,L,D) Day 4, DÜSSELDORF – COLOGNE, GERMANY. Arrive in Düsseldorf this morning and take a motor coach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurants, music, dance and theatrical performances. Rejoin the ship for lunch, which is now docked in Cologne. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the old part of the

» 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Radisson Blu (or surrounding area), including daily Buffet Breakfast » 2 nights hotel in Zurich at The Pullman (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours

city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. As an alternative to a walking tour, take a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). Late tonight, the ship sails to Rüdesheim. (B,L,D) Day 5, RÜDESHEIM. This morning, sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, passing castle after castle and the infamous Lorelei Rock. This afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. This evening, visit the historic Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, housing a remarkable collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th to 20th centuries. (B,L,D) Day 6, SPEYER – HEIDELBERG. This afternoon, arrive in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for the Speyer Cathedral, many churches and the Altpörtel (old gate) with a 13th-century gate tower. Choose either a city tour of medieval Speyer or half day excursion to Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled Castle, with its Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask, and beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg below. As an alternative, a guided bike tour is also available in Speyer (capacity controlled). Late this afternoon, the ship sails to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D) Day 7, STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany. Enjoy a canal cruise of this picturesque town, known for its black and white timber-framed buildings, covered bridges and medieval watchtowers. Then take a walking tour through this charming town lined with narrow cobbled streets. See the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, where you will see the sandstone gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. In the afternoon, a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled) will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and Place de la Republique. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

» Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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The Enchanting Rhine

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. Day 8, BREISACH – COLMAR, FRANCE. Today, choose between a city tour of Colmar or a tour through the famous Black Forest region of Germany. On the Black Forest tour, enjoy your drive through a scenic forested area where you will encounter a number of lakes as well as charming examples of rural architecture. Your tour will include a stop at a cuckoo clock factory. As an alternative, choose to travel to medieval Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and the self-proclaimed “Capital of Alsatian Wine.” During your city tour, you will see remarkable half-timbered framed houses; the German influenced old quarter filled with streets of unexpected twists and turns; canals and the Launch River. You will also enjoy a wine cellar visit and wine tasting, where you will enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. Late tonight, the ship set sails for Basel, Switzerland. (B,L,D) Day 9, BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARK – LUCERNE. Disembark after breakfast for a city tour of cosmopolitan Basel. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. After free time for lunch on your own, depart for Lucerne. You will visit the Lion Monument en route and arrive mid-afternoon to check in to the hotel. (B) Day 10, LUCERNE. Situated on Lake Lucerne, the city is a medieval gem. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that

will explore some of the city’s famous cobblestone streets, monuments, fountain-embellished public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for watches, knives and world-famous chocolates. Or, you can join the optional tour and cable car ride (seasonal) to the top of Mount Pilatus, the mountain which dominates the city. Then return trip from the mountain on the engineering marvel, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. (B) Day 11, LUCERNE – ZURICH. Enjoy a free morning in Lucerne before checking out of your hotel. Afterwards, you will cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau. Upon arrival in Vitznau, you will board a motor coach for a scenic drive to Zurich, where you will check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B) Day 12, ZURICH. Your morning walking tour of picturesque Zurich will include Grossmünster, St.Peter, with the largest church clock face in the world, Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster, which was fully renovated in 2004 and now offers an exceptional 360° panoramic view of Zurich. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the town on your own. (B) Day 13, DEPART ZURICH. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AI

ALL DEPARTURES ON BOARD THE MS AMACELLO DEP. USA CANADA

START CITY

EMBARK DATE

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE PRE/POST

28 Mar 31 Mar 11 Apr 14 Apr 25 Apr 28 Apr 9 May 12 May 23 May 26 May 6 Jun 9 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 4 Jul 7 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 1 Aug 4 Aug 15 Aug 18 Aug 29 Aug 1 Sep 12 Sep 15 Sep 26 Sep 29 Sep 10 Oct ** 13 Oct ** 24 Oct ** 27 Oct ** 7 Nov **‡ 10 Nov **‡ 21 Nov **

AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS ZUR AMS

29 Mar 5 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 Apr 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Sep 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 1 Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov

$ 2 ,1 9 9 $2,299 $2,499 $2,599 $2,799 $2,799 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $2,799 $2,699 $2,599 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399 $2,399

$3,239 $3,339 $3,539 $3,639 $3,839 $3,839 $3,939 $3,939 $3,939 $3,939 $3,939 $3,939 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $3,839 $4,039 $4,039 $4,039 $4,039 $4,039 $4,039 $3,839 $3,739 $3,639 $3,439 $3,439 $3,439 $3,439

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**Floriade Expo not available; itinerary slightly modified ‡“In Celebration of Wine” cruise CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

D C B A S

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,899

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $520 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

“Le Petite France” District, Strasbourg

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Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN PARIS, THEN ENJOY A 7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM LUXEMBOURG TO AMSTERDAM 12 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO PARIS & RETURN FROM AMSTERDAM OR REVERSE

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Overnight flight to Paris

2

Paris

Hotel check-in

3

Paris

City tour

4

Paris

Optional tours available

5

Paris

TGV high-speed train

Luxembourg

Walking tour EMBARK Welcome Dinner

6

Bernkastel

7

Cochem

Walking tour & wine tasting OR guided bicycle tour Walking tour & Reichsburg Castle OR guided bicycle tour

Experience the unforgettable beauty and centuries-old vineyards along two of Europe’s most renowned waterways, the Rhine and Mosel. Begin in Paris, the “City of Light,” then continue via high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, where you will board your vessel. View the steepest vineyards in the world along the Mosel River; visit ancient wine villages and vineyards while enjoying wine tastings along the way. On the Rhine, you will arrive at historic Cologne where you can discover the city’s magnificent cathedral. Conclude your river cruise vacation in vibrant Amsterdam, amidst legendary canals.

Koblenz

Free evening

8

Koblenz

Walking tour

9

Mainz

Walking tour

Rüdesheim

Wine tasting & Siegfried’s Music Museum

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OR full day Heidelberg excursion 10 Cologne

Walking tour & Cathedral visit OR guided bicycle tour Floriade Expo*

11

Amsterdam

12 Amsterdam

Canal cruise & city tour DISEMBARK

*Floriade Expo takes place from early April through mid-October.

Amsterdam canal

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Included Features

» 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Transfer from hotel in Paris to high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by a transfer ship » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Paris, France. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour. Start with a panoramic overview in which you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Conclude your tour with a visit to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore the “City of Light” on your own. This evening, there is an optional Parisian Cabaret dinner theater excursion. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Your last day in Paris is free for you to enjoy at your own pace. In the alternative, you may choose to join the optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower excursion this morning, or the optional Montmartre & Illuminations excursion this evening. (B) Day 5, PARIS – LUXEMBOURG – EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel, you will transfer to the Paris Est train station to board a high-speed TGV train bound for Metz. You’ll have free time in Metz to have lunch on your

own. Next, you will travel by motor coach to Luxembourg, where you will enjoy a tour of the capital of the Grand Duchy and have a photo stop at the American Military Cemetery, General Patton’s burial place. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 6, BERNKASTEL. This afternoon, arrive in charming Bernkastel, where you will enjoy a vineyard visit and walking tour. Strategically located in the heart of the Mosel, the town boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Bernkastel features a medieval marketplace and half-timbered homes with steep gables and beautiful town squares with fountains dating back centuries. Above the town stand the ruins of Castle Landshut, the former summer home of the Archbishop of Trier which was destroyed by a fire in the 17th-century. You will also enjoy wine tasting with a local vintner. (B,L,D) Day 7, COCHEM – KOBLENZ. This morning, tour picturesque Cochem, located amidst the steep vineyards and wine villages of the Mosel. You will have your choice of a walking tour and guided visit to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, featuring spectacular views of the Mosel. In the alternative, you may choose to participate in a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This evening, cruise to Koblenz. (B,L,D) Day 8, KOBLENZ – MAINZ. This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz, a historic wine-producing town on the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine. See the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. This afternoon continue cruising on the Rhine River, where you will see the stunning beauty

» Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris


Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. The ship moors overnight in Mainz. Day 9, MAINZ OR HEIDELBERG – RÜDESHEIM. Today, decide between two excursions: take a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. See Mainz’s Old Town, with its narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the alternative, you may choose a full day excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Your excursion includes a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. The city is divided by the Neckar River, with the old town on one side and the new town on the other, connected by the Old Stone Bridge. This evening, all passengers have the opportunity to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. This historic museum houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries. (B,L,D) Day 10, COLOGNE. Arrive in Cologne this morning, where you will enjoy a walking tour of Old Town and Cathedral

Overview of vineyards and wine villages, Mosel River

Square. You will visit the spectacular 13th-century gothic cathedral whose twin spires are amongst the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you will have free time to linger in the cathedral, browse the many nearby shops or perhaps enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous beer. This afternoon, take a motor coach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurant, music, dance and theatrical performances. (B,L,D) Day 11, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Arrive in vibrant Amsterdam this morning. After breakfast, your tour begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic motor coach tour of Amsterdam, in which you will see numerous landmarks, including the Royal Palace and a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill. You will then have free time to explore Dam Square and shop for souvenirs. (B,L,D) Day 12, DEPART AMSTERDAM. Your river cruise vacation ends today as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

31 Mar ** 4 Apr 23 May 27 Jun 15 Aug 28 Aug 19 Sep

AMS PA R PA R PA R PA R AMS PA R

CODE AR CRUISE CRUISE ONLY PRE/POST

SHIP NAME

.................................................................... 1 Apr 8 Apr 27 May 1 Jul 19 Aug 29 Aug 23 Sep

AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaDolce

$2,299 $2,399 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,999 $2,999

$3,079 $3,179 $3,679 $3,579 $3,579 $3,779 $3,779

**Floriade Expo not available; itinerary slightly modified CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $390 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Friendly greeting

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D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

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Europe’s Rivers & Castles 3 NIGHTS IN PARIS, AN ENCHANTING 7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM LUXEMBOURG TO NUREMBERG PLUS 2 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE 14 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO PARIS & RETURN FROM PRAGUE OR REVERSE

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1

Overnight flight to France

2

Paris

Hotel check-in

3

Paris

City tour

4

Paris

Optional tours available

5

Paris

TGV high-speed train

Luxembourg

Walking tour EMBARK Welcome Dinner

6

Trier

City Tour

Bernkastel

Vineyard visit & wine tasting; Evening walk

7

Cochem

Walking tour & Reichsburg Castle

8

Koblenz

OR Koblenz walking tour

Rüdesheim

Siegfried’s Music Museum

Mainz

Walking tour

Frankfurt

& Walking tour OR Heidelberg excursion

Start with 3 nights in Paris before boarding a high-speed train to Luxembourg where you will embark your ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany and continue along the Mosel River, famous for Europe’s steepest vineyards. Visit the charming towns of Bernkastel and Cochem, sampling Mosel vintages along the way. Then, cruise the Rhine River, dotted with picturesque castles from Koblenz to Rüdesheim. Enter the Main River and stop at the medieval towns of Miltenberg, Wertheim and Bamberg before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Conclude with a 2-night stay in spectacular Prague.

9

Miltenberg

Walking tour

Wertheim

Free time OR guided bike tour

10 Würzburg

City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour OR guided bicycle tour

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Kitzingen

Wine tasting

Bamberg

Walking tour & smoked beer tasting OR guided bicycle tour

12 Nuremberg

DISEMBARK City tour

Nuremberg

Rüdesheim, Germany

Tyn Church, Prague

Transfer to Prague

13 Prague

City tour

14 Prague

Airport transfer

NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled; Bernkastel replaced by Zell in reverse direction on day 6

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Included Features

» 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Paris, France.

» Transfer from the hotel to the high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by transfer to ship

Day 2, ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies

Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during your morning guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the unique Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, La Madeleine, Les Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. In the evening join our optional Parisian Cabaret Tour, one of the most popular entertainments the city offers. (B)

» Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Transfer from the ship in Nuremberg to the hotel in Prague » 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager

Day 4, PARIS. Enjoy a full free day to explore the amazing “City of Light,” where romance fills the air. Stroll along Les Champs Elysées, the boutique-lined boulevards, or see the Eiffel Tower, built for the World’s Fair of 1889. Paris at night offers unlimited possibilities for every taste. (B) Day 5, PARIS – LUXEMBOURG – EMBARKATION. Bid “Au Revoir” to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz. Then transfer to Luxembourg, one of the last independent duchies that made up Western and Central Europe. You will have a guided tour of Luxembourg before transferring to the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 6, TRIER – BERNKASTEL. After breakfast, arrive in the charming village of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, for a guided tour which will introduce you to the city’s rich Roman past. On your guided tour, you will see the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate, dating back to 180 A.D. Continue to Bernkastel. Strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, Bernkastel boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Late this afternoon, enjoy a

vineyard visit and walking tour. Your will also enjoy a wine tasting, where you will sample several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. After dinner, take a guided walking tour through the old town center with its many medieval and Renaissance buildings. (B,L,D) Day 7, COCHEM – KOBLENZ – RHINE CASTLES – RÜDESHEIM. Today, decide between an excursion to Cochem or to Koblenz. In Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. In the alternative, travel to Koblenz, an historic wine-growing town at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. See the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. Later, enjoy scenic cruising along the most beautiful and famous part of the Rhine, seeing castle after castle and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim and visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D) Day 8, MAINZ – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT. Today, take a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. Then enjoy a lunchtime cruise to Frankfurt, where you will have a walking tour of the city’s medieval section. In the alternative, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Visit the red-walled Castle, enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley below, and see the Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask. Later this afternoon, return to Frankfurt. (B,L,D) Day 9, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town with its narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will have free time to explore the town on your own or before boarding your ship for an overnight cruise to Würzburg. A guided bicycle tour from Freudenberg to Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

» All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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Stained glass, Heidelberg Castle


Europe’s Rivers & Castles

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. Day 10, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. During your guided tour of Würzburg, you will see the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Europe’s foremost examples of baroque architecture and design. This afternoon take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. Still surrounded by its walls, towers, gates, timber framed buildings and ancient churches, enjoy a walking tour of this marvelous town, followed by free time. One of the most famous shops dedicated to the Christmas season is located here, complete with hand-made German Christmas ornaments. Or join our Würzburg to Kitzingen bike tour (capacity controlled). This evening, the Aulic Council and Wine Queens will welcome you at the pier and escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar. Enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. (B,L,D) Day 11, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Marvel at the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the city’s serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked

DATES & PRICES

CODE AD

beer. As an alternative to the walking tour, a guided bike tour is available (capacity controlled). This evening, cruise to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D)

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Day 12, NUREMBERG – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. After breakfast, disembark the ship and enjoy a guided morning tour of the historic city of Nuremberg with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant impressive walls. See the famous Zeppelin Field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)

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Day 13, PRAGUE. This morning’s sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus, before walking over to Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is at your leisure; perhaps visit the Wenceslas Square or enjoy yourself in one of the charming cafes. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions (B) Day 14, DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DEP. USA START EMBARK CANADA CITY DATE

17 May 21 Jun 15 Jul 21 Jul 9 Aug 1 Sep 13 Sep 21 Oct 27 Oct

CAT.

D C B A A+ S

CRUISE CRUISE ONLY PRE/POST

SHIP NAME

PRG 20 May AmaDolce $2,899 $4,139 PRG 24 Jun AmaDolce $2,799 $4,039 PRG 18 Jul AmaLyra $2,799 $4,039 PAR 25 Jul AmaLyra $2,799 $4,039 PRG 12 Aug AmaDolce $2,799 $4,039 PAR 5 Sep AmaLegro $2,999 $4,239 PRG 16 Sep AmaDolce $2,999 $4,239 PRG 24 Oct AmaLegro $2,599 $3,839 PAR 31 Oct AmaLegro $2,599 $3,839 DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $650 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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Provence & Spain SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN PARIS, TRAVEL BY HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN TO LYON, THEN SAVOR AN ENCHANTING 7-NIGHT CRUISE THROUGH PROVENCE, ENDING WITH A 3-NIGHT STAY IN BARCELONA 15 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO PARIS & RETURN FROM BARCELONA OR REVERSE

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D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES 1

Overnight flight to France

2

Paris

Hotel check-in

3

Paris

City tour

4

Paris

Optional tours available

5

Paris

TGV high-speed train to Lyon

Lyon

Cooking demonstration EMBARK Welcome Dinner

6 7 8

Lyon

City tour

Trévoux

Walking tour & Pétanque

Trévoux

Beaujolais excursion

Vienne

Free evening

Vienne

Walking tour & mini train OR Castle visit

From magical Paris to romantic Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris then travel aboard the high speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. Cruise legendary wine growing regions, home to famous wines such as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at Roman ruins, and shop for Provencal crafts. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, once home to Vincent Van Gogh. Disembark and travel to medieval Perpignan for a stop en route to your post-cruise program in Barcelona.

9

Tournon

Free time

Tournon

Winery visit & tasting

Viviers

Nougat demonstration OR Ghost walk

10 Viviers

Grignan excursion

Avignon

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Walking tour & Papal Palace OR Pont du Gard excursion

11

Les Baux excursion;

Arles

OR “Van Gogh” tour Olive Farm visit & Arles walking tour 12 Arles

DISEMBARK

Perpignan

Free time for lunch Transfer to Barcelona

Barcelona 13 Barcelona

Hotel check-in City tour OR Tapas Boqueria excursion

Parc Guell, Barcelona

Beaujolais region

14 Barcelona

Optional tour available

15 Barcelona

Transfer to airport

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» 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via Highspeed TGV train » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing red & white wines from France’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Paris, France. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour where you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, and the Eiffel Tower. Conclude your visit at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore the “City of Light.” This evening, an optional Parisian Cabaret dinner theater excursion is available. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Your last day in Paris is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Or, you may decide to join the optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower excursion this morning or the optional Montmartre & Illuminations tour this evening. (B) Day 5, PARIS – LYON – EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel, you will board the TGV high-speed train that will whisk you through the French countryside to Lyon. Nestled between the Saone and Rhone rivers, Lyon is one of France’s most important cities and gastronomic capitals. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time for lunch on your own before your

» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

» Motorcoach from the ship in Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona » 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at the Grand Marina (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music

» Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package

Day 10, VIVIERS – AVIGNON. After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a magnificent village perched upon a hill surrounded by lavender fields, topped by a Renaissance castle.

» All local taxes

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Day 7, TRÉVOUX – VIENNE. This morning’s tour will take you through the chateaux, fields and vineyards of the Beaujolais wine region, the Pays d’Or or “land of the golden stones,” named for the ochre limestone of its homes and castles. You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt. You will also visit the winery and home of a local vintner, which will include wine tasting, a vineyard tour and explanation of the history of wine production in the region. Return to the ship in the early afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne. (B,L,D)

Day 9, TOURNON – VIVIERS. This morning, visit Tain L’Hermitage, Tournon’s “twin” town located across the Rhone River and linked by a 19th-century suspension bridge. The fertile soil and ideal climate of the region has made Tain L’Hermitage the premier producer of the Côtes du Rhone wines. Enjoy a wine tasting and then free time this afternoon to visit the 16th-century castle which is now a town hall. Return to the ship for lunch as we cruise to Viviers. Arriving this evening, you will enjoy a unique view of the town’s history and legends. Participate in an onboard nougat demonstration or follow along on a “ghost walk” through this once-thriving medieval town, as fascinating and poignant stories of its past are brought to life by the town’s current residents. (B,L,D)

» Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours

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Day 6, LYON – TRÉVOUX. Today your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you to the “Place Bellecour” with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the “Place des Terreaux,” with Bartholdi’s Fountain and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame; ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. Later, your ship will depart for the historic village of Trévoux. Upon arrival, you will take a walking tour of this former capital of the ancient principality of Dombes. The town’s landmarks include a Parliament building, medieval ramparts and a hillside Chateau. You will also enjoy a traditional game of boules, otherwise known as pétanque. (B,L,D)

Day 8, VIENNE – TOURNON. Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne has a significant Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvelously preserved ruins and remains. This morning, you will take a mini train tour and see the 1st-century Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. As an alternative, you may choose to visit the castle (when available). Your ship will depart at midday for Tournon. This evening, explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)

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included Lyon Cooking Demonstration. Later, transfer to your luxurious ship. Gather this evening on board for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. From the castle, enjoy a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Return to the ship and cruise to Avignon. As your ship docks, look for the Avignon Bridge, made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). Seven popes resided in the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, which you will visit during your walking tour. You will also see the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the alternative, you can take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will also visit Uzes, a lovely Provencal small town known for its Castle of the Duke of Uzes (still occupied by the Duke and his family), medieval streets and a picturesque town square framed by archways. Enjoy free time for shopping in Uzes before returning to your ship. (B,L,D) Day 11, AVIGNON – LES BAUX – ARLES. This morning, you will arrive in Arles and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence. This hilltop village and fortress was a Protestant stronghold during the French Wars of Religion until destroyed by Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu in 1633. At the castle, you will see examples of medieval siege weaponry. In the alternative, choose to take the “Van Gogh” tour which will take you the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum. Here, Van Gogh painted some of his most well-known paintings such as The Irises and Starry Night. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. Late this afternoon, your city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 12, ARLES – DISEMBARK – BARCELONA, SPAIN. Disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona. Along the way, pass through the Camargue, the unique marshland that extends to the sea. Stop in the medieval town of Perpignan, France, where you will have free time for lunch and some exploring on your own. (B) Day 13, BARCELONA. Your full day in Barcelona begins with a driving tour to the top of Montjuic Hill where you will enjoy glorious views of the city below. Continue along the waterfront to Las Ramblas, the iconic tree-lined boulevard at the heart of the city. You will explore the Gothic Quarter, the medieval center of the city. Your tour also includes the unique architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia, the basilica and UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been under construction for over a century. In the alternative, choose the “tapas and boqueria” excursion where you will visit tapas bars and sample local favorites. Also, discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients during your guided tour of the “Market of la Boqueria.” (B) Day 14, BARCELONA. Enjoy a full day at your leisure, or take part in the optional Montserrat excursion, visiting the famous Benedictine Abbey atop Montserrat Mountain. (B) Day 15, DEPART BARCELONA. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE FA

ALL DEPARTURES ON BOARD THE MS AMADAGIO DEP. USA CANADA

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EMBARK DATE

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CRUISE PRE/POST

25 Mar ‡ 1 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 Apr 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Jul 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Oct 4 Nov ‡ 11 Nov ‡ 18 Nov 25 Nov 2 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec

BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR BCN PAR

29 Mar 5 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 Apr 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Sep 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 1 Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Nov 6 Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 27 Dec

$2,499 $2,599 $2,799 $3,099 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399 $ 3 ,1 9 9 $3,099 $2,899 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,899

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $147 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $780 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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Europe Itinerary

D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

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Magnificent Europe A TRULY GRAND CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST THROUGH THE HEART OF EUROPE AND ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE 16 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO AMSTERDAM & RETURN FROM BUDAPEST OR REVERSE

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Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Düsseldorf Cologne

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Rhine Gorge Rüdesheim

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Miltenberg Wertheim

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Würzburg

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Kitzingen Bamberg

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Nuremberg

MD Canal Hilpoltstein 10 Regensburg Follow the route of emperors and kings on a “Magnificent” European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam and travel on the Rhine to Cologne, with its breathtaking cathedral. Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then on to the Main River. Marvel at the engineering wonders of the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide by ship. Discover the culture and traditions of grand old capitals such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, discover perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe’s loveliest countryside, filled with quaint villages and fairy-tale castles.

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Passau Salzburg 12 Melk Dürnstein Krems 13 Vienna 14 Bratislava 15 Budapest 16 Budapest

Overnight flight to Holland EMBARK Welcome Dinner City tour & canal cruise Floriade Expo* Walking tour Cathedral visit Cruise past Rhine castles Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour Free time OR guided bike tour City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour OR guided bicycle tour Wine tasting Walking tour & smoked beer tasting Medieval Nuremberg OR World War II history tour Main-Danube canal lecture Cruise Main-Danube Canal Crossing Continental Divide Walking tour OR Audi factory tour (when available) Optional Weltenberg Abbey (seasonal) OR guided bicycle tour Walking tour Optional Salzburg excursion Benedictine Abbey tour Walking tour Wine tasting City tour; Optional Schönbrunn Optional evening concert City tour OR Communist tour City tour Illuminations Cruise DISEMBARK

*Floriade Expo takes place from early April through mid-October. Vienna, Austria

Sample beer at a local restaurant

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Included Features

» 14 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – EMBARKATION. Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire beautiful 18th-century homes, charming churches and 17th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at a Windmill, followed by free time. (B,L,D) Day 4, DÜSSELDORF – COLOGNE, GERMANY. Arrive in Düsseldorf this morning and take a motor coach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurant, music, dance and theatrical performances. Late this afternoon, travel to Cologne, where your ship is now docked. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the old part of the city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. As an alternative to a walking tour, take a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). Late tonight, the ship departs for Rüdesheim (B,L,D)

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

» All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

Day 6, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town with its narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered

» Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours

» All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package » All local taxes

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houses. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will see the historic city center followed by free time to explore the town on your own. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D) Day 7, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. During your guided tour, visit the magnificent Residenz Palace and see the major sights. This afternoon, take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, and visit its World Famous Christmas Museum. Or enjoy a scenic bike ride from Würzburg to Kitzingen (capacity controlled). After dinner on board enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting in Kitzingen, at Germany’s oldest wine cellar. (B,L,D) Day 8, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and marvel at the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the city’s serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise this evening to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D) Day 9, NUREMBERG. Today, decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg to see the storybook 900-yearold ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the “modern tour” of the city’s role in the 20th-century, which includes the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, return to the ship and cruise the Main-DanubeCanal to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level, where you cross Europe’s Continental Divide, then start descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D) Day 10, REGENSBURG. A guided morning tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD. In the alternative, visit the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). In the evening, enjoy a music performance on board. (B,L,D) Day 11, PASSAU, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau for a walking tour. Explore this 2,000-year-old city at the confluence of three rivers (the Danube, Inn, and Ilz), which is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. Or join the optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Those staying on board can enjoy a scenic journey to Linz, Austria. (B,L,D)

Breathtaking views of the Danube

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Magnificent Europe

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise through the lovely Wachau Valley, dotted with castles, to Dürnstein. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and high above town. You will also enjoy a wine tasting, where you will sample several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. A guided bicycle tour from Melk to Dürnstein is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

choice of a “Communist Tour” in which you will discover architectural landmarks and experience the history of the city. In the alternative, enjoy a walking tour of Bratislava, which reveals the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Tonight there is an evening music performance on board. (B,L,D)

Day 13, VIENNA. Savor the baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, including the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to sightsee on your own. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or join an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 15, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica. This afternoon, an optional excursion is available, which will take you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner before the ship sails a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 14, VIENNA – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising to Bratislava followed by your

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

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

CODE AE

START CITY

EMBARK DATE

SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

25 Apr AMS 2 Jun AMS 7 Jul AMS 14 Aug BUD 25 Aug AMS 29 Sep AMS 19 Dec ** BUD 25 Dec ** BUD

26 Apr 3 Jun 8 Jul 15 Aug 26 Aug 30 Sep 20 Dec 26 Dec

AmaCerto AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaCerto AmaLyra

$5,399 $5,599 $5,399 $5,399 $5,399 $5,799 $4,799 $4,799

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$398 $1,158 $1,558 $1,778 $2,998 $3,798

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Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$398 $1,158 $1,998 $2,198 $2,598 $2,998 $4,399

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Ultimate River Cruise SPEND 2 NIGHTS IN BUDAPEST, SAVOR A STUNNING 14-NIGHT RIVER CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST TO LUXEMBOURG, THEN END YOUR HOLIDAY WITH 3 FASCINATING NIGHTS IN PARIS 21 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO BUDAPEST & RETURN FROM PARIS OR REVERSE

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Budapest Budapest Budapest

5

Bratislava

6

Vienna Vienna Dürnstein

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Melk Linz Passau Regensburg

10 Hilpoltstein Nuremberg 11 Nuremberg 12 Bamberg 13 Kitzingen Würzburg Cruise the legendary Main and Danube then continue on the picturesque Rhine and Mosel rivers for a cultural and scenic voyage through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Start your vacation with three celebrated capitals, vibrant Budapest, historic Bratislava and magnificent Vienna. Your journey takes you over the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. You will visit charming towns with ancient fortresses and experience spectacular vistas. Discover medieval cities along the Main River, and see the world’s steepest vineyards in the lush Mosel River Valley. Conclude your vacation in Paris, the City of Light.

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14 Wertheim Miltenberg 15 Mainz Rüdesheim 16 Cochem Zell 17 Trier 18 Luxembourg 19 Paris 20 Paris 21 Paris

Overnight flight to Hungary Hotel check-in City tour EMBARK Welcome Dinner Walking tour OR Communist history tour City tour; optional Schönbrunn Optional evening concert Walking tour & wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour Benedictine Abbey tour Optional Salzburg excursion Walking tour Walking tour OR Audi factory tour (when available) Crossing Continental Divide Medieval Nuremberg OR World War II history tour Munich excursion Walking tour Walking tour & wine tasting City tour & Residenz Palace OR optional Rothenburg Walking tour OR guided bike tour Walking tour Walking tour OR Heidelberg excursion Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour Reichsburg Castle OR guided bike tour Wine Fest City tour DISEMBARK; City tour TGV high-speed train to Paris City tour Optional tours available Transfer to airport

NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

MS AMACELLO in Passau

Day 16 - Zell replaced by Bernkastel in reverse direction.

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Included Features » 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Budapest » 14 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Transfer from the ship to Luxembourg, followed by high-speed TGV train to Paris » 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary. Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in Buda and Pest. From historic Buda Castle, enjoy a spectacular view of the twin cities spread over both banks of the river. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and more. This afternoon, an optional excursion will take you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. (B) Day 4, BUDAPEST – EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel in Budapest, you will have a free morning to explore on your own before boarding your luxurious ship. In the alternative, you can join an optional excursion to Puszta, the great Hungarian Plain which stretches across to the East. The excursion includes a savory lunch with Goulash. Tonight, you will meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner, as you cruise to Bratislava. (B,D) Day 5, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s major sites, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a “Communist Tour” that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. (B,L,D) Day 6, VIENNA. This morning enjoy a guided tour of romantic Vienna that will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the alternative, join an optional tour this afternoon to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the great formal concert houses of Imperial Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg. (B,L,D) Day 7, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley for your walking tour of Dürnstein, known as one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche. Your tour will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner, where you will sample several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. This afternoon, you can explore the majestic Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk late this afternoon, and you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. (B,L,D) Day 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY. This morning the ship arrives in Linz, where you will have the choice of two different excursions. The first choice is an optional excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. In the alternative, remain on the ship and cruise through scenic Upper Austria to Passau. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, this

2,000-year-old city is noted for its gothic and Italian baroque architecture. A walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. (B,L,D) Day 9, REGENSBURG. In the early afternoon arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have your choice of three different tours here. The first is a guided walking tour, in which you will see the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria — gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. The next tour is an afternoon bike ride to Walhalla, where you will visit the Walhalla temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history (capacity controlled). Your third choice is a trip to the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). (B,L,D) Day 10, NUREMBERG. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. This afternoon, you will explore the medieval history of Nuremberg, and see the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and Old Town Hall. In the alternative, choose a tour that will focus on Nuremberg during World War II as the center of the Third Reich. See the infamous Zeppelin field used to hold rallies and the Justice Palace (when available) where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. (B,L,D) Day 11, NUREMBERG – MUNICH. Today, you will travel by train to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s largest cities. Your escort will offer suggestions on what to see while in town, and will take you to lunch in a local restaurant. Tonight, you will meet additional fellow travelers embarking from Prague. (B,L,D) Day 12, BAMBERG. This morning you will arrive in the medieval town of Bamberg where you will enjoy a walking tour of this picturesque town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise, now on the Main River. After departing Bamberg you will cruise to the Main River town of Schweinfurt, and enjoy an evening walk. (B,L,D) Day 13, KITZINGEN – WÜRZBURG. This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen. On your walking tour, you’ll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar. You will taste several different wines, learning first-hand about wine history and production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different tours. You can choose the Würzburg Tour and Residenz visit, during which you will see the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Europe’s foremost examples of baroque architecture and design. In the alternative, take a guided bike tour from Kitzengen to Würzburg (capacity controlled) or enjoy an optional tour to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the


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................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. (B,L,D) Day 14, WERTHEIM – MILTENBERG. This morning, you will tour Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. The town has retained much of its medieval Franconian character, which you will discover on your walking tour of the historic city center. In the alternative, a guided bike tour from Wertheim (capacity controlled) will take you along the Main River Valley. Cruise during lunch time to Miltenberg, arriving in the afternoon for a guided walking tour along cobble-stone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. Tonight, the ship sails leaving Bavaria, Franconia and the Main River behind. (B,L,D) Day 15, MAINZ – RÜDESHEIM – KOBLENZ. Early this morning, you will cruise on the Rhine River, where you will see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and decide between two different excursions. You can choose a walking tour of beautiful Mainz, where you will see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. In the afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments of the 18th-20th centuries. In the alternative, chose an excursion to

Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle, the Great Vat and also take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. (B,L,D) Day 16, COCHEM – ZELL. Today, visit the fairytale village of Cochem, surrounded by the scenic wine villages of the Mosel Valley. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses before taking a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Situated high above Cochem, the castle grounds boast spectacular views of the River Mosel. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled) of the scenic Mosel Valley. This evening continue past hillside vineyards to Zell, where a welcoming wine fest awaits you. Experience the hospitality of Zell with a visit by the Mayor and Wine Queen. (B,L,D) Day 17, TRIER. This afternoon, arrive in Trier, Germany’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich ancient Roman history. On your guided tour, you will see the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate, dating back to 180 A.D. This evening, the ship sails for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (B,L,D) Day 18, LUXEMBOURG – DISEMBARK – PARIS, FRANCE. This morning, bid farewell to your cruise. You will then take a panoramic tour as you transfer to Grand Duchy,

and will see the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, final resting place of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. You will enjoy a walking tour of Luxembourg, and then have some free time for lunch on your own before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. Arrive in the mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B) Day 19, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour. Start with a panoramic tour in which you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Your tour concludes with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B) Day 20, PARIS. Your last day in the “City of Light” is free for you to enjoy at leisure. Or, you may decide to join the optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower excursion in the morning or the optional Parisian Cabaret excursion this evening. (B) Day 21, PARIS. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA START EMBARK CANADA CITY DATE

CODE AF

SHIP NAME

CRUISE CRUISE ONLY PRE/POST

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BUD 13 May AmaDolce $5,698 $6,938 BUD 17 Jun AmaDolce $5,498 $6,738 BUD 11 Jul AmaLyra $5,498 $6,738 PAR 25 Jul AmaLyra $5,498 $6,738 BUD 5 Aug AmaDolce $5,498 $6,738 PAR 5 Sep AmaLegro $5,898 $ 7,1 3 8 BUD 9 Sep AmaDolce $5,898 $ 7,1 3 8 BUD 17 Oct AmaLegro $ 5 ,1 9 8 $6,438 PAR 31 Oct AmaLegro $4,898 $6,138

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$398 $1,158 $1,558 $1,778 $2,998 $3,798

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $294 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $650 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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Overnight flight to Istanbul Hotel check-in City tour Optional Turkish Delight Tour 4 Istanbul Topkapi Palace tour Optional Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar 5 Plovdiv Walking tour 6 Veliko Tarnovo City tour EMBARK Rousse Welcome Dinner 7 Giurgiu Bucharest excursion 8 Vidin Walking tour & Castle visit 9 Iron Gates Cruising Iron Gates 10 Belgrade City tour Guided bike tour 11 Novi Sad Walking tour Vukovar City tour 12 Mohács Pecs Excursion 13 Budapest Free evening 14 Budapest City tour 15 Bratislava Walking tour Vienna Optional evening concert 16 Vienna City tour Viennese Wine Evening 17 Dürnstein Walking tour & wine tasting Wachau Valley cruise OR guided bicycle tour Benedictine Abbey tour Melk 18 Linz Walking tour OR Gmunden excursion OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion 19 Passau Walking tour Optional Munich excursion OR guided bicycle tour 20 Vilshofen “Oktoberfest” DISEMBARK Vilshofen Walking tour; transfer to Prague Regensburg 21 Prague Walking tour 22 Prague City tour Terezin optional 23 Prague Airport transfer

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Grand Danube Cruise SPEND 3 NIGHTS IN ISTANBUL, 1 NIGHT IN BULGARIA, THEN TAKE A 14-NIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG, ENDING YOUR VACATION WITH 3 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE 23 DAYS – TRAVEL TO ISTANBUL & RETURN FROM PRAGUE

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DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE PRE/POST

AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaLyra AmaDolce

$5,498 $5,498 $5,898 $5,098

$ 7,1 0 8 $ 7,1 0 8 $7,508 $6,708

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IST IST IST IST

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DECK

STATEROOM

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$398 $1,158 $1,558 $1,778 $2,998 $3,798

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Port charges: $294 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $910 per person Istanbul Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton (or similar)

AMADOLCE & AMALYRA CAT.

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.

*Itinerary slightly modified; visit AmaWaterways.com for details

Plovdiv Hotel: Dedeman (or similar) Prague Hotel: InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar) Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)


Combo Cruises

D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

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North Sea to the Black Sea ENJOY A GRAND 21-NIGHT CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO ROUSSE, STAY 1 NIGHT IN BULGARIA, THEN END YOUR HOLIDAY WITH 3 FASCINATING NIGHTS IN ISTANBUL 27 DAYS – TRAVEL TO AMSTERDAM & RETURN FROM ISTANBUL OR REVERSE

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10 11 12 13

START EMBARK

SHIP

29 Mar 15 Apr 29 May 7 Jul 28 Jul 29 Sep

AMS IST AMS AMS AMS AMS

30 Mar 20 Apr 30 May 8 Jul 22 Aug 30 Sep

AmaBella AmaBella AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaLyra AmaDolce

$7,398 $7,798 $8,298 $8,098 $8,298 $8,498

$8,318 $8,718 $9,218 $9,018 $9,218 $9,418

AMADOLCE, AMALYRA & AMALEGRO

D C B A A+ S

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$597 $1737 $2337 $2667 $4497 $5697

AMABELLA CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$597 $1737 $2997 $3297 $3897 $4497 $6597

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Passau Salzburg Melk Dürnstein Krems Vienna

Iron Gates Vidin

22

Giurgiu

Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price

23

Single Suppl. for Land: $650 per person

24 25

Rousse Veliko Tarnovo Plovdiv Erdine Istanbul

26 27

Istanbul Istanbul

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $441 per person

Istanbul Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton (or similar) Plovdiv Hotel: Dedeman (or similar)

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Hilpoltstein Regensburg

20 21

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Kitzingen Bamberg MD Canal Nuremberg

19

18

CRUISE CRUISE ONLY PRE/POST

Miltenberg Wertheim Würzburg

Bratislava Budapest Budapest Mohács Vilány Vukovar Ilok Novi Sad Belgrade

14 15 16 17

DEP. USA CANADA

Amsterdam Amsterdam Düsseldorf Cologne Rhine Gorge Rüdesheim

Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Overnight flight to Holland EMBARK; Welcome Dinner City tour & canal cruise Floriade Expo* Walking tour & Cathedral visit Cruise past Rhine castles Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour Free time OR guided bike tour City tour & Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg tour Wine tasting Walking tour & smoked beer tasting Cruise Main-Danube Canal Medieval Nuremberg OR World War II history tour Crossing Continental Divide Walking tour OR Audi factory tour (when avail.) OR guided bicycle tour Walking tour Optional Salzburg excursion Benedictine Abbey tour Walking tour Wine tasting City tour Optional Schönbrunn Optional evening concert City tour OR Communist history tour City tour & Illuminations Cruise Puszta excursion Pecs excursion Wine tasting Yugoslav civil war Tour OR wine tasting City tour City tour OR Tito’s Memorial tour OR guided bicycle tour Full day cruising City tour; Baba Vida fortress Belogradschik excursion Bucharest: Open Air Museum Parliament OR Historical Center DISEMBARK City tour Walking tour Lunch stop; transfer to Istanbul City tour; Optional tours available Tour Topkapi Palace Airport transfer

Option to fly from Bucharest to Istanbul is available. $399 per person supplement based on double occupancy; $529 single supplement. DISEMBARK 23 Rousse Transfer to Bucharest; Flight to Istanbul Istanbul Hotel check-in                Istanbul               Free day 24           Istanbul                City tour; Optional tours available 25          Tour Topkapi Palace 26 Istanbul Airport transfer 27   Istanbul              *Floriade Expo takes place from early April through mid October. Note: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

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Europe Itinerary

Christmas Time Cruise ENJOY 2 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE, THEN VISIT THE FASCINATING CHRISTMAS MARKETS BETWEEN NUREMBERG AND BUDAPEST 11 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO PRAGUE & RETURN FROM BUDAPEST OR REVERSE

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...................................................................... DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES Overnight flight to Czech Rep.

1 2

Prague

Hotel check-in

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Prague

City tour; optional tours

Prague

Visit Christmas Market*

Prague

Transfer to Nuremberg

4

Visit Christmas Market* Nuremberg

EMBARK Welcome Dinner

5

Nuremberg

City tour Visit Christmas Market* Cruise Main-Danube Canal

6

Hilpoltstein

Crossing Continental Divide

Regensburg

Walking tour Visit Christmas Market*

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

8

Passau

Walking tour

Salzburg

Optional Salzburg excursion

Linz

Visit Christmas Market*

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour Wachau Valley cruise

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Vienna

Optional evening concert

Vienna

Morning city tour Visit Christmas Market*

10 Budapest

City tour Visit Christmas Market* Illuminations Cruise

11

Budapest

DISEMBARK

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

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Included Features » 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast » Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Nuremberg » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Multiple dining venues on select vessels

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic. Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful city. Day 3, PRAGUE. This morning’s sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard and the St. Vitus, and then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The remainder of your day is free to shop at the Christmas Markets with their tempting assortment of handicrafts, toys, wood carvings, and ornaments; mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. This afternoon, participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now serving as a memorial to those who perished. The evening is at your leisure or alternatively, experience an unforgettable optional dinner and folklore event that is a celebration of Czech food, music, dance and world-famous Czech beers. (B)

Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. In Nuremberg, visit the world’s largest Christmas Market, where over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offer an assortment of unique children’s toys, tinsel angels, dolls, dollhouses, gingerbread and everything else imaginable. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B) Day 5, NUREMBERG – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. After your tour, you will have time to visit the Christmas Market. Enjoy a complimentary drink of hot mulled Glühwein in your own souvenir mug to ward off the chill. After lunch continue to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level - before descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D)

Day 4, PRAGUE – NUREMBERG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION. This morning, depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to

Day 6, REGENSBURG. Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and enjoy a guided tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Marvel at beautiful churches, the famous towers of the wealthy families, and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Your tour ends with a visit to the Old Kornmarkt Christmas market, where you can shop at festive stalls adorned with fir branches. In the alternative this

Keep warm with glühwein

Sample holiday treats

» Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager » All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. afternoon, visit the “royal” Christmas markets at the Thurn and Taxis Palace, a very traditional handicraft Christmas market, where you can watch the craftsmen make their goods. (B,L,D) Day 7, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Take a walking tour of this fairytale city that was founded more than 2,000 years ago. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. Afterwards, take some time to experience the traditional Christmas Markets. Or take an optional full day tour to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Join in the merriment at the beautiful Christmas Markets, renowned for local handicrafts and unusual holiday presents. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D) Day 8, MELK – VIENNA. Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. A tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. At lunchtime, continue through the romantic Wachau Valley. Late this afternoon arrive in Vienna, the “City of Music.” Tonight, return to town on your own or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 9, VIENNA. This morning, start your excursion with a driving tour of Vienna including the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the aweinspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, followed by a walking tour of the city center. Afterwards, spend some time enjoying the festivities of the Christmas Markets at the Town Hall. This afternoon, you can join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which features over 60 Christmas Market stalls and provides a spectacular festive atmosphere with the aroma of Glühwein and gingerbread. In the alternative, you can stroll along the Kärntnerstrasse and stop to sample Vienna’s famous pastries. (B,L,D) Day 10, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, cruise the Danube Bend past beautiful towns nestled on the curve of the river bank to Budapest. Your Budapest sightseeing includes Buda and Pest. From historic Buda Castle, a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest is spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica. You have the balance of the day to explore the Christmas markets. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. After dinner, your ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 11, DEPART BUDAPEST. Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

CODE AH SHIP NAME

CRUISE PRE/POST

CRUISE ONLY

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24 Nov 1 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec ** 18 Dec 20 Dec * 22 Dec ** 23 Dec

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

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

AmaLyra AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaLegro AmaLyra AmaDolce

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

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

29 Nov AmaCerto $2,499 28 Nov AmaLyra $2,499 5 Dec AmaLegro $2,499 6 Dec AmaCerto $2,499 13 Dec AmaCerto $2,499 12 Dec AmaLyra $2,499 19 Dec AmaLegro $2,499 20 Dec AmaCerto $2,499 27 Dec AmaCerto $2,399 26 Dec AmaLegro $2,499 2 Jan AmaLyra $2,399

$2,959 $2,959 $2,959 $2,959 $2,959 $2,959 $2,959 $2,959 $2,859 $2,959 $2,859

2012

26 Nov P R G 27 Nov BUD 2 Dec PRG 5 Dec BUD 10 Dec P R G 11 Dec BUD 16 Dec P R G 19 Dec ** BUD 24 Dec * P R G 25 Dec ** BUD 30 Dec * P R G

*Departures cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam **Itinerary slightly modified AMADOLCE, AMALYRA & AMALEGRO CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2011

2012

D C B A A+ S

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$189 $549 $749 $849 $1,099 $1,799

$199 $579 $779 $889 $1,499 $1,899

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AMACERTO CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

2012

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony French/Outside Balcony

$199 $579 $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $2,199

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: 2012 - $147 per person; 2011 - $133 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $260 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Schönbrunn Palace features over 60 Christmas market stalls

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Christmas on the Rhine SPEND 2 NIGHTS IN ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS IN LUCERNE, THEN ENJOY A 7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM BASEL TO AMSTERDAM 13 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO ZURICH & RETURN FROM AMSTERDAM OR REVERSE

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Overnight flight to Switzerland

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Transfer to hotel

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Walking tour

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Lucerne

Hotel check-in

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Walking tour

Visit Christmas Market*

Visit Christmas Market* 6

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City tour Visit Christmas Market* EMBARK Welcome Dinner

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

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

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Walking tour & canal cruise Visit Christmas Market* Heidelberg OR Speyer excursion

10 Rüdesheim

Siegfried’s Music Museum & wine tasting

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Koblenz

Evening walk

Cologne

City tour & Cathedral visit Visit Christmas Market*

12 Amsterdam

Canal cruise & city tour

13 Amsterdam

DISEMBARK

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

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Included Features » 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Radisson Blu (or surrounding area), including daily buffet breakfast » 2 nights hotel in Zurich at The Pullman (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Transfer from the hotel in Zurich to ship in Basel » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions » State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations » Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board » Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland. Day 2, ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND. Arrive in Zurich and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free for you to start exploring this beautiful town. Perhaps visit the Old Town or shop along the Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf. (B) Day 3, ZURICH. Your morning walking tour of Zurich will include Grossmünster, St. Peter, with the largest church clock face in the world, Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster, which offers an exceptional 360° panoramic view of Zurich. The afternoon and evening is free for you to explore on your own or visit Europe’s largest indoor Christmas Market located in the town’s main railway station or the markets on the Bahnhofstrasse and in the city center. (B) Day 4, ZURICH – LUCERNE. After breakfast, continue on to Vitznau where you will enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. The looming mountains surrounding the lake provide a breathtaking view. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the town on your own or visit the enchanting Christmas Market located at the train station. (B) Day 5, LUCERNE. Situated on Lake Lucerne, the city is a medieval jewel. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that will explore some of the city’s cobblestone streets, monuments, fountain-embellished public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon brings free time to shop for watches, knives and world-famous chocolates. Or, you can join the optional tour and cable car ride to the top of Mount Pilatus. (B)

» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner » Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours » Services of professional Cruise Manager

Day 6, LUCERNE – BASEL – EMBARKATION. This morning, depart from Lucerne, visiting the Lion Monument en route to Basel. Arrive in Basel for a city tour before embarking your luxurious river cruise ship. Switzerland’s second largest city is ideally located at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany. After settling into your stateroom this afternoon, you may wish to visit Basel’s Christmas Market on Barfsserplatz. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 7, BREISACH – COLMAR, FRANCE or FREIBURG, GERMANY. Today, choose either a city tour of Colmar or a tour through the famous Black Forest region of Germany. On the Black Forest tour, you will drive through a scenic forested area where you will encounter a number of lakes as well as charming examples of rural architecture. Visit the historical Freiburg city center and Augustinerplatz, site of Freiburg’s Münster, a gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Your tour will also include the Christmas Markets of Freiburg. In the alternative, travel to medieval Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and the self-proclaimed “Capital of Alsatian Wine.” During your city tour, you will see half-timbered framed houses, the Germaninfluenced Old Quarter and the Launch River. You will also enjoy a wine tasting. Colmar is beautifully decorated with stunning illuminations during the Advent period and offers five Christmas Markets. (B,L,D) Day 8, STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany. Enjoy a canal cruise of the

» All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package » All local taxes

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Sample local favorites


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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. picturesque town, known for its black and white timberframed buildings, covered bridges and medieval watch towers. Then take a walking tour through town. See the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, where you will see the sandstone gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. You will also visit Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market. A guided bicycle tour is also available (capacity controlled). The ship moors overnight in Strasbourg. (B,L,D) Day 9, SPEYER – HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. Early this morning, cruise to Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for the Speyer Cathedral, many churches and the Altpörtel (old gate) with a 13th-century gate tower. Arrive after lunch time and choose either a city tour of medieval Speyer or an excursion to Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled Castle, with its Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th century wine cask, and beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg below. Heidelberg also contains what is said to be the longest pedestrian shopping street in Germany, the “Haupstrasse,” where you can enjoy free time to explore the festive Christmas Markets. (B,L,D) Day 10, RÜDESHEIM – RHINE CASTLES – KOBLENZ. This morning, arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the

Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants before wine tasting at a local vintner. You will also visit the Christmas Markets with more than 120 stands from 12 nations. This afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz. You will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle. Arrive in Koblenz late this afternoon. Your Cruise Manager will lead a walking tour through this charming town. (B,L,D) Day 11, KOBLENZ – COLOGNE. This afternoon, the ship cruises to Cologne for a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit to the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. During your free time, return to the cathedral square to browse through the city’s most impressive Christmas Market or explore the city on your own. The ship departs tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START EMBARK CITY DATE

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21 Nov 2 Dec 5 Dec

Z U R 26 Nov AmaCello $1,999 AMS 3 Dec AmaCello $2,199 Z U R 10 Dec AmaCello $2,199

$2,919 $ 3 ,1 1 9 $ 3 ,1 1 9

$2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499

$3,539 $3,539 $3,539 $3,539 $3,539

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Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$189 $549 $749 $849 $1,799

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Day 12, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Admire beautiful 17th century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at a windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. This evening, bid farewell to your fellow passengers at the Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Notes:

Day 13, AMSTERDAM – DISEMBARK. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites & Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for Land: $520 per person

Prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: 2012 - $147 per person; 2011 - $133 per person

Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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AmaVoyages Itinerary

AmaVoyages

.................................................................................................................................................. At AMAWATERWAYS, we strive to provide new and exciting river cruise experiences across the globe for our clientele. That’s why we developed our “AMAVOYAGES” river cruise experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia and Russia. It’s our way of making capital cities and remarkable river ways accessible to you in these fascinating countries. In Vietnam and Cambodia, marvel at ancient temples and floating markets along the Mekong River. Along the way, visit a Buddhist monastery, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, and try your hand at the delicate art of rice paper-making. Journey with us on the Volga River from Moscow to St. Petersburg, exploring historic villages and grand palaces. You’ll visit Red Square, the Peterhof Palace and be our guest at a ballet performance at the famous Hermitage Theatre. The river cruise experience in these countries is separate and distinct from our European ships, amenities and services. AMAVOYAGES nonetheless delivers the highest standards available on these river cruises and accompanying land tours. Our ships are newly-built or newly-redesigned, and our professional crews are English-speaking. In Vietnam, the MS LA MARGUERITE was built in 2009 and the new MS AMALOTUS debuted in the fall of 2011. In Russia the MS AMAKATARINA (aka MS MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH) was completely redesigned for the 2011 season. For seasoned travelers or travelers with a passion to visit the less traditional and more exotic locales, AMAVOYAGES deliver an upscale, convenient, and unforgettable way to see Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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AmaVoyages Itinerary

Russian Waterways ENJOY A GRAND CRUISE FROM MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG 13 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO MOSCOW & RETURN FROM ST. PETERSBURG OR REVERSE

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Overnight flight to Russia

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Moscow

EMBARK; Welcome Dinner

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Moscow

Kremlin; lunch on day boat City tour; Red Square

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Moscow

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Uglich

Metro & Bow Hill Optional Moscow Circus Chambers of Prince Dimitry Church of Dimitry on the Blood Russian home visit

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Yaroslavl

Transfiguration Monastery Former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)

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Goritsy

St. Cyril Monastery

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Kizhi

Wooden Architecture Museum

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Svirstroy

Free time;

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

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Shashlyk (Russian BBQ) 10 St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum Lunch in local restaurant City tour 11

St. Petersburg Excursion to Peterhof Ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre OR Folklore show

12 St. Petersburg Pushkin - Catherine’s Palace & Park 13 St. Petersburg DISEMBARK

Russian ballet

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Included Features

» 11 nights cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom – most with balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included » All meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing wine, beer and soft drinks with every dinner on board » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner » Home visit with Russian family » Ballet performance at the Hermitage Theater, the Private Theater of the Czars » Special highlights including lectures, Russian language classes, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music » Physician on board » All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (except Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Moscow, Russia. Day 2, ARRIVE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Moscow and embark the ship. Relax in your stateroom or explore the city before meeting your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. (D) Day 3, MOSCOW. This morning, tour within the walls of the Kremlin introduces you to the former royal residence of the Czars and main center of the Russian Orthodox faith. Then enjoy lunch on a day boat as you cruise the Moscow River past the Kremlin. Late this afternoon, your city tour includes the Red Square where you will see the Kremlin and Lenin’s Tomb. During free time, visit the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral or perhaps the GUM, the vast Soviet-Era main department store. (B,L,D) Day 4, MOSCOW. You will tour the Moscow Metro system, easily the most architecturally extravagant subway system in the world. Many of the stations are adorned with chandeliers, sculptures and frescoes more reminiscent of a palace than a metro station. You will also visit Poklonnaya (Bow) Hill, where you will see the WWII monument. Tonight, you can enjoy an optional visit to the Moscow Circus. (B,L,D) Day 5, UGLICH. Located on the banks of the Volga, Uglich

was founded by merchants in 1148. Rich in history, Uglich is home to some of Russia’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals, and you’ll see a sampling during your city tour. The most noteworthy include the Chambers of Prince Dimitry and the magnificent Church of Dimitry on the Blood, dedicated to the tragic story of Ivan the Terrible’s son. Uglich is also the site of an AMAWATERWAYS exclusive shore excursion. You’ll visit the home of a local Russian family, learning about everyday life in Uglich and experience Russian hospitality first-hand. (B,L,D) Day 6, YAROSLAVL. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, it is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. The city stretches for miles along the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers. Explore the city’s history through its architecture, including the fortified 12th-century Transfiguration Monastery and the Yaroslavl Museum of Russian Art, the former residence of the Governor of Yaroslavl. (B,L,D) Day 7, GORITSY. Goritsy is a peaceful farming town and a typical Russian village. The tour includes the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the Museum of Icons. Return to the ship to sail for Kizhi. (B,L,D) Day 8, KIZHI. Kizhi is an island that is situated at the north end of Lake Onega and home to some of the most

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. amazing wooden architecture in Russia. Forever linked to Novgorod the Great, the style of architecture reflects its early introduction to Christianity. In 1764 locals built the Church of Intercession, its towering walls and 22 domes, without the use of a single nail. Your walking tour includes the Museum of Wooden Architecture. (B,L,D) Day 9, SVIRSTROY. Svirstroy is 100 miles from St. Petersburg with a population of only1,000. During your visit, you will sample Russia’s popular grilled shashlyk, a form of shish kebab. Afterwards, you will have some free time to stroll through this unspoiled Russian village and browse for irresistible handmade trinkets. This is the best place to do souvenir shopping before reaching St. Petersburg. (B,L,D) Day 10, ST. PETERSBURG. One of Russia’s former capitals, this city rivals Paris or Venice for its romantic image. Dating from the beginning of the 18th-century it was built to the exact specifications ordered by Peter the Great. After breakfast, enjoy a hydrofoil journey to The State Hermitage, one of the oldest and largest Museums in the world. Founded by Catherine the Great, the museum is a complex of six buildings, including the former Winter Palace, and houses nearly 3 million works of art including the largest collection of paintings in the world. After your visit, enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant. This afternoon, a sightseeing

tour of this beautiful city shows you Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and St. Isaacs Cathedral. You will also see the Peter & Paul Fortress. (B,L,D) Day 11, ST. PETERSBURG. This morning, depart by hydrofoil for Peterhof, St. Petersburg’s most spectacular Imperial Estate. Also known as the “Russian Versailles,” the palace was built on the shore of the Gulf of Finland by Peter the Great, initially as a resting place en route to the Imperial Naval base. Your tour includes the Lower Gardens, the Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain, commemorating Russia’s victory over Sweden during the Great Northern War. This evening, you will experience a night of traditional, Russian ballet at the Hermitage Theater or choose to attend a folkloric show. (B,L,D) Day 12, ST. PETERSBURG. Today visit the nearby town of Pushkin, where Catherine’s Palace was the summer residence of the Russian Czars. This optional excursion includes a tour of the interior of the Cameron Gallery which features state rooms and dining rooms in baroque and neoclassical style. You will also visit the reconstructed Amber Room, considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, and features and room covered with panels of amber. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L,D) Day 13, ST. PETERSBURG – DISEMBARK. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE RA

DEP. USA CANADA

EMBARK DATE

START CITY

SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

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

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

MOS STP MOS STP MOS STP MOS STP MOS STP MOS STP MOS STP

AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina AmaKatarina

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STATEROOM

2012

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Three & Four Three & Four Three Two One Two & Three Two & Three One Three

Standard twin with window Superior with windows Deluxe with balcony Deluxe with balcony Deluxe with balcony Bolshoi Suites with balcony Mariinsky Suites with balcony Hermitage Suite with balcony Imperial Suite with balcony

$279 $699 $1,399 $1,599 $1,799 $2,099 $2,599 $2,799 $4,999

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Notes: Prices are per person in a Cat. F, deluxe outside stateroom with window. Port charges: $231 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price Visa: A visa is required for travel to Russia; please consult with your Consulate for more information.

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D a i ly P r o g r a m Fe at ur e s

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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong SPEND 2 NIGHTS IN HANOI, OVERNIGHT IN HA LONG BAY, THEN TRAVEL TO SIEM REAP FOR 3 NIGHTS BEFORE EMBARKING ON YOUR MEKONG RIVER CRUISE, ENDING YOUR JOURNEY WITH A 2 NIGHT STAY IN HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON) 16 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO HANOI & RETURN FROM HO CHI MINH CITY

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Hanoi Hanoi

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Hanoi Ha Long Bay

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Ha Long Bay

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Siem Reap Siem Reap

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Siem Reap

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Phnom Penh 10 Phnom Penh Your journey begins in Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight sojourn. A short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. Spend three days touring the temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking your Mekong cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. Overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in lively Ho Chi Minh City, where you will enjoy a two-night stay.

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Border Crossing

12 Tan Chau

13 Sa Dec

Xeo Quyt Cai Be

14 Ho Chi Minh City

Rice paper workshop, Cai Be

Buying fish in a local market

15 Ho Chi Minh City 16 Ho Chi Minh City

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

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» 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » Overnight stay on board a luxurious Traditional Wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay » 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Royal Angkor (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast » 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies » Life enriching tours and excursions » Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise » Free-flowing wine and beer with every lunch dinner on board » Complimentary house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise » Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily » Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner » 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon (or similar), including buffet breakfast » Onboard special highlights including folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment » Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck) » All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package

Your Itinerary

................................................................................................................................................................................................ Day 1, ARRIVE IN HANOI, VIETNAM. Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, verdant parks and ancient temples. After your airport greeting, transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city on your own, or perhaps, visit the fabled Old Quarter. Day 2, HANOI. A morning sightseeing tour will take you to Hanoi’s most famous historical and cultural sites: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride (known as “cyclo”) in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B) Day 3, HANOI – HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT JUNK. After breakfast, depart Hanoi for a scenic motor coach ride to one of Vietnam’s most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay. Board a traditional wooden Junk that combines classic beauty with modern conveniences, plus luxurious overnight accommodations. Set sail to discover the Bay’s magnificent scenery set amidst stunning limestone cliffs. That evening, you’ll enjoy dinner on board and overnight on the Junk. (B,L,D) Day 4, HA LONG BAY – HANOI – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. This morning, your Ha Long Bay Junk continues its scenic cruising while a delightful breakfast is served in the dining lounge. Late morning, disembark for a motor coach transfer to Hanoi Airport. After a short flight, arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia, gateway to Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most renowned archeological sites in all of South East Asia. (B,L,D) Day 5, SIEM REAP – ANGKOR. After breakfast, begin a guided sightseeing tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include Angkor Thom, the newly restored Baphuon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and the Bayon. This afternoon, travel through the rural countryside to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, known as the shrine

of the women. Afterwards we will visit the English-language school sponsored by AMAWATERWAYS in the village of Ta Toum. (B,D) Day 6, SIEM REAP – ANGKOR. This morning we will visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples - Angkor Wat. The world’s largest religious temple complex was built in the early 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavarman II and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. We will also visit Ta Prohm, the temple famous for its intertwined trees (showcased in the film Tomb Raider). (B) Day 7, SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE/EMBARKATION – KAMPONG CHHNANG. Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored at Tonle Sap Lake. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is known for its profuse bird life and tranquil fishing villages. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner as you cruise to Kampong Chhnang. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) DAY 8, KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACHOUDONG. After breakfast, a motor boat excursion takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap River. Enjoy a stunning variety of bird life and see numerous great fish traps some over a half-mile long. After your excursion, return to your vessel and cast off towards Kampong Tralach. An afternoon tour includes an oxcart ride from the river bank through the countryside to the beautiful Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu. Tour the pagodas, and then board a motor coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, where you will tour the Buddhist monastery. After the visit, you motor coach will take you to your vessel, which will cruise towards the village of Chong Koh. (B,L,D) DAY 9, CHONG KOH - PHNOM PENH. This morning, visit the Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisurely walk. Your

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Enjoy exotic Mekong River sites


Vietnam, Cambodia & The Riches of the Mekong

................................................................................................................. vessel then departs for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. An afternoon walking tour provides an orientation to this spectacular city. Return to the vessel for dinner followed by a special Khmer folk performance on board. The vessel moors overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D) DAY 10, PHNOM PENH. A morning tour explores the highlights of Cambodia’s capital city, famous for its French colonial architecture, busy cafes, vibrant nightlife and renovated river “corniche.” Visit the Royal Palace and the spectacular Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. After lunch onboard, another excursion leads to the infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre (Genocide Museum) situated in the suburbs of the city. An overnight on the waterfront provides an opportunity to dine in one of many nearby restaurants and experience Phnom Penh’s vibrant nightlife, should passengers so choose. (B,L,D) DAY 11, PHNOM PENH – BORDER CROSSING – TAN CHAU, VIETNAM. Spend a day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D) DAY 12, TAN CHAU – SA DEC. After breakfast, transfer to small boats, which will navigate through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. You will also visit a catfish farm and a rattan mat and slipper-making workshop. Back ashore, a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) awaits to transport you around Tan Chau. In the afternoon, your vessel cruises downstream to Sa Dec, where it will moor overnight. (B,L,D) DAY 13, SA DEC – XEO QUYT - CAI BE. In the morning board a local boat for Sa Dec. Once ashore, you will tour the town noteworthy as the place where the French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market, Fujian Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. After lunch on board, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s spectacular floating market; then you will go ashore to see candy and rice paper workshops. This evening, enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D) Day 14, HO CHI MINH CITY – DISEMBARK. Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, followed by a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. As the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, Saigon was known as “Paris of the Orient.” Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past. Upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, you will enjoy a city tour that explores famous landmarks, such as the former Presidential Palace, Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral; Cho Lon (China Town) and its famous Binh Tay market and Thien Hau pagoda. Overnight at a luxurious hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)

DATES & PRICES LAND START DATE

CODE MA

EMBARK DATE

EMBARK CITY

SHIP NAME

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE PRE/POST

9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Jan 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Feb 5 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Jul 13 Aug 27 Aug 10 Sep 24 Sep 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Oct 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Nov 3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Dec

HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HCMC HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HCMC HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN HAN

La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus La Marguerite AmaLotus

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$4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,498 $4,398 $4,298 $4,098 $3,898 $3,698 $3,598

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3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Jan 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Feb 3 Mar ** 6 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27 Mar 3 Apr 10 Apr 14 Apr ** 17 Apr 26 Jun 10 Jul 24 Jul 7 Aug 21 Aug 4 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Nov 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 2013

1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Jan 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr

Enjoy a unique experience in Ha Long Bay CAT.

DECK

STATEROOM

LA MARGUERITE

Tonle Saigon Sadec Sadec

Balcony Balcony Balcony Balcony

$399 $699 $999 $1,599

AMALOTUS

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$399 $699 $999 $1,999

Notes: Intra-Asia Air (Hanoi - Siem Reap): $300 per person Prices are per person in a Cat. C, deluxe stateroom. Port charges: $98 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: Category A, B & C 50% of twin price; Jr. Suite & Suite 75% of twin price. Single Suppl. for Land: $899 per person Bedding: Jr. Suites and Suites feature a King size bed. For Deluxe Staterooms, please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size) Visa: A visa is required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia; please consult with your Consulate for more information. Siem Reap Embarkation Day: During low water season, transfer from Siem Reap to the ship via motor coach to Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Siem Reap Disembarkation Day: During low water season, disembark the ship at Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, and transfer via motor coach to Siem Reap. Phnom Penh: No bare shoulders or shorts for ladies during the Royal Palace visit.

**Land programs starts from Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi

Day 15 HO CHI MINH CITY. Today is free to explore Ho Chi Minh City on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for mementos of your Southeast Asian odyssey. (B) Day 16, DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B) A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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AmaWaterways School Project In Cambodia ..................................................................... AMAWATERWAYS is pleased to announce the opening of the ODA Free Village English School in the province of Siem Reap, Cambodia in association with ODA – the Orphans and Disabled Arts Association. Through financial support to the school, AMAWATERWAYS’ sponsorship brings critical English-language skills to local children of grammar-school age to help improve their lives and assist with subsequent employment opportunities. AMAWATERWAYS passengers touring the Angkor Archaeological Park as part of their 16-day “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” itinerary are given the opportunity to visit the school during their excursion to the nearby Banteay Srei temple. Local dignitaries, village residents and school children attended the official opening of classes at the ODA Free Village English School in the spring of 2011 in conjunction with the commencement of Cambodian New Year. Festivities included a chanted blessing by local monks; traditional Apsara dances by the school children, games, food as well as speeches by school officials. Surrounded by the famous temples of Angkor, the area is uniquely tied to the Khmer culture and relies primarily on tourism.

Class is in session for learning English

Visit with local children

AMAWATERWAYS is proud to sponsor this English school. Our passengers derive much enjoyment from visiting this remarkable part of the world, known for its stunning temple complexes. Many are very touched by the warmth of the local children, and we are honored to participate in such a constructive and lasting project

HELPING FROM HOME Passengers often ask if there is something they can bring from home to donate to the ODA Free Village English School during their visit. If you are interested in making a contribution, we suggest basic school supplies, such as pencils, erasers, pens, chalk, small notebooks, post-itnotes, dry erase markers and highlighters. Thank You!

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for the ODA Free Village English School


The Mekong

Siem Reap/ Angkor Wat / Phnom Penh

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THE MEKONG

SIEM REAP

The Mekong River begins in the Tibetan plateau, winding its way through China’s Yunnan province and the rainforests, plains and rice fields of five Southeast Asian countries before meeting the South China Sea. In terms of length, it’s the 12th largest river in the world, but in terms of historic, cultural and ecological richness - the Mekong has no equal. The sagas of ancient empires, colonial powers and modern conflicts have unfolded along her banks. And, through it all, the Mekong remains first and foremost a lifeline. Temples, trade routes and fishing villages in the river’s path are today untouched by time, just as the way of life they represent. And nowhere are the river’s riches more apparent than in the neighboring, but distinct countries of Vietnam and Cambodia.

A 3-night stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia provides a gateway to one of the most acclaimed archaeological sites in the world — the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor. Guided tours take passengers to the nearby temples of the Khmer empire, the great civilization that thrived from the 9th-15th century C.E. Highlights include Angkor Thom, the former capital city of the Khmer, noted for the elaborate stone faces of the Bayon Temple, the delicately carved Terrace of the Leper King and the Elephant Terrace. Travel to the rural countryside to Banteay Srei, a small but exquisitely-carved temple dedicated to the Hindi god Shiva, and known as the “Jewel of Khmer art.” Wander through Ta Prohm, nearly overtaken by the jungle, famous for the trees that have intertwined themselves into the crumbling ruins. Of course, passengers will also visit the most iconic of all Khmer temples — Angkor Wat, the immense limestone complex that has come to symbolize Cambodia itself.

The Vietnam of today is one of the most intriguing and dynamic countries in all of Asia. You’ll discover the ancient and the modern existing side by side in bustling Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, while legends of dragons beckon in the mists of Ha Long Bay. Sharing a border with Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, Cambodia boasts its own distinctive Khmer culture. On your 7-night river cruise, visit floating markets, rainforests and Buddhist monasteries; ride an oxcart and a trishaw; try your hand at the delicate craft of rice-paper making. And most importantly, experience the unique hospitality of this singular part of the world.

PHNOM PENH Founded in the early 15th century, the name Phnom Penh is derived from Wat Phnom, the “Temple of the Mountain” that overlooks the city. Known in the early 20th century as the “Pearl of Asia” for its beautiful French colonial architecture, this sprawling metropolis on the banks of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers is Cambodia’s capital and largest city, as well as its economic hub. An overnight stay in Phnom Penh affords the opportunity to experience the city’s cultural highlights, including the Royal Palace, home of Cambodia's King. Visit the spectacular Silver Pagoda and National Museum, housing collections of artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture. Travel to the infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s S21 detention center. In the evening, mingle with the many international visitors strolling along the river front, or perhaps venture to one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants or night spots. Floating market on the Mekong

Face of Bayon

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Suite

Observation lounge

MS AmaCerto Deluxe stateroom

Panoramic lounge 112

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Erlebnis Chef's Table Restaurant


Our Ships

MS AmaCerto This 164-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.

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2

4

6

1

Service with a smile

3 Violin Deck

13

15

7

14

12

10

11

9

8

Cello Deck 17 16 18 Piano Deck

Enjoy the wine bar

19

Suite

Violin Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 350 sq. ft.

Technical Data

Deck Plan

Cat. AA

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

Built: 2012

1

Lower Sun Deck

Length: 443 ft.

2

Navigation Bridge

Width: 38 ft.

3

Bicycles

Crew: 49

4

Pool + Whirlpool

Cat. AB

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

Cat. BA

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

Cat. BB

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

Staterooms: 82

5

Sun Deck

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Passengers: 164

6

Walking Track

Cat. C Cat. D Cat. E

Registry: Switzerland

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 148 sq. ft. Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 148 sq. ft.

Category Suite

Category AA & AB

Category BA & BB Safe Shower

Bathroom

Spacious Wardrobe

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

For Cat. C, D & E staterooms, please refer to page 117.

7

Al Fresco Bistro

8

Observation Lounge

9

Main Lounge & Bar

10

Gift Shop

11

Library

12

Reception

13

Massage & Hair Salon

14

Fitness Room

15

Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant

16

Main Restaurant

17

Elevator

18

Wine Bar

19

Crew Cabins

Gift shop

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Deluxe stateroom, MS AMABELLA

Reception area, MS AMAVERDE

MS AmaBella & MS AmaVerde Standard stateroom, MS AMAVERDE

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Erlebnis Chef's Table Restaurant


Our Ships

MS AmaBella & MS AmaVerde Providing the ultimate in custom-designed luxury, these two 161-passenger vessels offer twin balcony staterooms, a heated swimming pool, fitness center, and much more.

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7

2

4

6

Sun deck

3 Violin Deck

14 16

1

11

15

13

8 10

12

9

Cello Deck 17

19

18

20 Piano Deck

Fireside library 21

Suite

Violin Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 350 sq. ft.

Technical Data

Cat. AA

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

Built: AMABELLA - 2010

Cat. AB

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

Cat. BA

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

Cat. BB Cat. C

Cello Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 210 sq. ft. Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Single

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 140 sq. ft.

Category Suite

Deck Plan 1

Lower Sun Deck

2

Navigation Bridge

Length: 443 ft.

3

Bicycles

Width: 38 ft.

4

Pool + Whirlpool

Crew: 49

5

Sun Deck

Staterooms: 81

6

Walking Track

Passengers: 161

7

Putting Green

Registry: Switzerland

8

Bow Seating Area

9

Observation Lounge

10

Main Lounge & Bar

AMAVERDE - 2011

Category AA & AB

11

Gift Shop

12

Library

13

Reception

14

Massage & Hair Salon

Safe

15

Fitness Room

Spacious Wardrobe

16

Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant

17

Bella Cucina Restaurant

18

Verde Fine Dining Restaurant

19

Elevator

20

Wine Bar

21

Crew Cabins

Category BA & BB Shower

Bathroom

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

For Cat. C, D & E staterooms, please refer to page 117.

Friendly service

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Jr. Suite, MS AMADANTE

Reception area, MS AMALYRA

MS AmaLyra, MS AmaDolce & MS AmaDante

Standard stateroom, MS AMALYRA

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Restaurant, MS AMADANTE


Our Ships

MS AmaLyra, MS AmaDolce & MS AmaDante These ships offer spacious 170-255 sq. ft. staterooms, most with French balconies, complimentary high-speed Internet and WiFi, a walking track along our Sun Deck, and guided bicycle tours at stops along the river.

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4

5 6

1

2

Reception

3 Violin Deck

11

9

12

8 7

10

13 Cello Deck 15

14

Piano Deck

Aft Lounge

16

Jr. Suite

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 255 sq. ft.

Technical Data

A+

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 225 sq. ft.

Built: AMALYRA - 2009

Cat. A

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

AMADOLCE - 2009

Cat. B

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Cat. C

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony- 170 sq. ft.

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Single

Cello Deck / French Balconys - 140 sq. ft.

Category Jr. Suite

Deck Plan

Category A, B & C

1

Observation Deck

2

Navigation Bridge

3

Bicycles

4

Whirlpool

Crew: 41

5

Sun Deck

Staterooms: 75

6

Walking Track

Passengers: 148

7

Bow Seating Area

AMADANTE - 2008 Length: 360 ft. Width: 38 ft.

Registry: Switzerland

Category D&E

8

Main Lounge & Bar

9

Gift Shop

10

Reception

11

Massage & Hair Salon

12

Aft Lounge

13

Fitness Room

14

Restaurant

15

Elevator

16

Crew Cabins

Stairway and library

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Jr. Suite

Reception area

MS AmaCello Standard stateroom

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Restaurant


Our Ships

MS AmaCello This spectacular 148-passenger ship contains marble-appointed bathrooms, Wi-Fi throughout the ship, an Aft lounge perfect for small gatherings, and local entertainment along the way.

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5

6

Enjoy dinner along the river

1

2 3

Violin Deck 11

12

9

8

10

7

13 Cello Deck 15 14

Piano Deck

Aft Lounge

16

Jr. Suite

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 255 sq. ft.

Technical Data

Cat. A

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Built: 2008

1

Observation Deck

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Length: 360 ft.

2

Navigation Bridge

Width: 38 ft.

3

Bicycles

4

Whirlpool

5

Sun Deck

6

Walking Track

7

Bow Seating Area

Cat. B Cat. C

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony- 170 sq. ft.

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Deck Plan

Crew: 41 Staterooms: 75

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Passengers: 148

Single

Cello Deck / French Balcony - 140 sq. ft.

Registry: Switzerland

Category Jr. Suite

Category A, B & C

Category D&E

8

Main Lounge & Bar

9

Gift Shop

10

Reception

11

Massage & Hair Salon

12

Aft Lounge

13

Fitness Room

14

Restaurant

15

Elevator

16

Crew Cabins

Gift shop

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Jr. Suite, MS AMADAGIO

Reception area aboard the MS AMALEGRO

MS AmaLegro & MS AmaDagio Standard stateroom, MS AMALEGRO

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Restaurant, MS AMADAGIO


Our Ships

MS AmaLegro & MS AmaDagio More than 80% of the rooms on these two ships feature a French balcony perfect for taking in sights along the river, combine that with award-winning chefs and exclusive amenities and you have the perfect river cruise vacation.

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5

6

Sun deck

1

2 3

Violin Deck 8

9

11 12

7

10 13 Cello Deck 16 15

14

Stairway and library

Piano Deck 17

Jr. Suite

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 255 sq. ft.

Cat. A

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Technical Data

Deck Plan

Built: AMALEGRO: 2007

1

Observation Deck

AMADAGIO: 2006

2

Navigation Bridge

3

Bicycles

4

Whirlpool

5

Sun Deck

6

Walking Track

Cat. B

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Length: 360 ft.

Cat. C

Violin & Cello Deck / French Balcony- 170 sq. ft.

Width: 38 ft.

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Window - 170 sq. ft.

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Window - 170 sq. ft.

Crew: 41 Staterooms: 75 Passengers: 150 Registry: Switzerland

Category Jr. Suite

Category A, B & C

Category D&E

7

Bow Seating Area

8

Main Lounge & Bar

9

Gift Shop

10

Reception

11

Massage & Hair Salon

12

Aft Lounge

13

Fitness Room

14

Kitchen

15

Restaurant

16

Elevator

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Gift shop

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Imperial suite

Deluxe stateroom with balcony

MS AmaKatarina Superior stateroom, Cat. D

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Opera restaurant


Our Ships

MS AmaKatarina (aka MS Mstislav Rostropovich) Cruise Russia in style with the completely redesigned AMAKATARINA, featuring outside balconies in over 70% of the staterooms.

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A sample of local culture Deck Two

Deck Three

Deck Four

Cat. IS

Deck Three / Imperial Suite - 432 sq. ft.

Cat. B

Deck Two / Deluxe with Balcony - 238 sq. ft.

Cat. HS

Deck One / Hermitage Suites - 270 sq. ft.

Cat. C

Deck Three / Deluxe with Balcony - 238 sq. ft.

Cat. MS

Deck Two & Three / Mariinsky Suites - 320 sq. ft.

Cat. D

Deck Three & Four / Superior - 205 sq. ft.

Cat. BS

Deck Two & Three / Bolshoi Suites - 280 sq. ft.

Cat. E

Deck Three & Four / Standard - 135 sq. ft.

Deck One / Deluxe with Balcony - 230 sq. ft.

Cat. F

Deck Four / Standard - 110 sq. ft.

Cat. A

Category HS, MS & BS

Category A, B & C

Category D

Category E, Deck Four

Stateroom #218, 219, 237 & 238 have a fixed Queen-size bed NOTE: Cat. E (Deck 3) & Cat. F staterooms feature a queen size bed.

Technical Data Reconstructed: 2011 Length: 443 ft. Width: 52 ft. Crew: 74 Staterooms: 106 Passengers: 212 Registry: Russia

Category F

Symphony restaurant

.................................................................... Cruise Russia’s famed Volga-Baltic Waterway between Moscow and St. Petersburg on the 212-passenger MS AMAKATARINA. Built in 1981 and completely rebuilt in 2010-2011, the MS AmaKatarina features outside balconies in more than 70 percent of her staterooms, all of which include a sitting area, bathroom with separate shower, a refrigerator, hairdryer, safe and telephone (for onboard communications). Guests aboard AMAKATARINA enjoy two dining venues plus public areas that include a well-appointed Panorama Lounge, Conference Hall for onboard lectures, a bar and gift shop. The ship also features a fitness room on the Sun Deck; elevator that reaches all decks; a hair dresser and masseuse plus an infirmary staffed by an onboard physician. A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Sadec Jr. Suite

Reception area

MS AmaLotus Deluxe stateroom

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Mekong restaurant


Our Ships

MS AmaLotus Our largest ship along the Mekong boasts 624 sq. ft. suites, Saigon Lounge, a spa, as well as a swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck.

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Main lounge Saigon (Upper Deck)

Tonle (Main Deck)

Mekong (Lower Deck)

Suite

Sadec Deck / Balcony - 624 sq. ft.

Jr. Suite

Sadec Deck / Balcony - 290 sq. ft.

Cat. A

Saigon Deck / Balcony - 226 sq. ft.

Cat. B

Tonle Deck / Balcony - 226 sq. ft.

Cat. C

Mekong Deck / Porthole - 226 sq. ft.

Category Jr. Suite

Category A&B

Showcasing Cambodian culture

Technical Data Built: 2011 Length: 302 ft. Width: 42 ft. Crew: 50 (International) Staterooms: 62 Passengers: 124 Registry: Vietnam

Category C

.................................................................... The 124-passenger MS AMALOTUS (2011) features ultra-spacious 624-sq. ft. Suites; ten Jr. Suites at 290 sq. ft. and standard staterooms at 226 sq. ft., with 90 percent of her staterooms boasting outside balconies. With a dĂŠcor that combines Colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents, staterooms include comfortable sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, robes and slippers, and a luxurious bathtub (Jr. Suites/Suites). Public areas include a main restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties; Saigon Lounge; Gift Shop; Fitness Center, Spa, plus a swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck. The ship also features a fully English-speaking staff. A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Indochina suite

MS LA MARGUERITE on the Mekong

MS La Marguerite Deluxe stateroom

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Mekong restaurant


Our Ships

MS La Marguerite Our gorgeous 92-passenger vessel features a Panoramic Lounge, fitness center and spa for the perfect exotic river getaway.

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Onboard spa Saigon (Upper Deck)

Tonle (Main Deck)

Mekong (Lower Deck)

Category Jr. Suite

Suite

Sadec Deck / Balcony - 452 sq. ft.

Technical Data

Jr. Suite

Sadec Deck / Balcony - 290 sq. ft.

Built: 2009 Length: 235 ft. Width: 41 ft. Crew: 38 Staterooms: 46 Passengers: 92 Registry: Vietnam

Cat. A

Saigon Deck / Balcony - 226 sq. ft.

Cat. B

Tonle Deck / Balcony - 226 sq. ft.

Cat. C

Mekong Deck / Porthole - 226 sq. ft.

Category A&B

Friendly service

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Category C

The 92-passenger MS LA MARGUERITE (2009) provides an exquisite setting for a Mekong river odyssey. Staterooms, Jr. Suites and Suites range in size from 226-452 sq. ft., with more than 82 percent featuring outside balconies. Stateroom amenities include sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, minibar, safety deposit box, shower, separate tub (Jr. Suites/Suites); bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Inviting public areas include a restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties; Saigon Lounge; Panoramic Lounge and Library; Gift Shop; Fitness Center, Spa and a Sun Deck with an outdoor swimming pool. A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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Air, Insurance & Terms

Airline Information

Travel Insurance Plan - Only $245 Per Person

AIRLINE INFORMATION

Part A: Travel Arrangement Protection The benefits below are funded by Travel Guard and administered by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA. 100% Trip Cost Trip Cancellation - Reimburses for forfeited, non-refundable, unused payments or deposits if you must cancel due to a covered reason. 100% Trip Cost Trip Interruption - Reimburses expenses or lost deposits if you must interrupt your trip due to covered sickness, injury or death to you, your traveling companion or a member of your immediate family. $1,000 Missed Connection - Reimburses for additional transportation costs to rejoin the AmaWaterways cruise if you missed a scheduled flight due to a covered reason. $1,500 Trip Delay - Reimburses for reasonable additional expenses if delayed due to a covered reason. $100,000 Medical Expense - Covers reasonable and customary medical expenses incurred within 365 days of the covered injury. $250,000 Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains - Emergency Evacuation to the nearest adequate medical facility. $1,000 Dental Expense - Covers for emergency dental treatment as a result of an injury. $3,000 Baggage and Personal Effects Loss - Reimburses for loss, theft and damage of your baggage, personal effects, passports and visas during your trip. $1,000 ($150 per day) Baggage Delay - Provides up to $1,000 for the purchase of necessary clothing and essentials if your luggage is delayed 24 hours or more. $25,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment – Includes coverage if loss occurs within 180 days of an injury that occurred while on your AmaWaterways cruise. $100,000 Air Common Carrier Accidental Death & Dismemberment - Includes coverage if loss occurs within 180 days of an injury that occurred while flying. Coverage Limits Per Person All benefits are subject to certain terms and conditions. Refer to your Description of Coverage for complete details on the coverages and exclusions of your policy. LiveTravel - your 24-hour virtual travel agency! A direct line

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SAMPLE GATEWAY CITIES FOR EUROPE MAR. NOV. MAJOR US CITIES DEC. Albany , NY $90 Albuquerque, NM $150 Anchorage, AK $250 Atlanta , GA $90 Austin, TX $150 Baltimore, MD $120 Billings, MT $250 Birmingham , AL $120 Bismark, ND $150 Boise , ID $150 Boston, MA $0 Burlington, VT $100 Charleston, WV $100 Charlotte , NC $120 Cheyenne, WY $250 Chicago , IL $90 Cincinnati ,OH $120 Claremont, NH $150 Cleveland , OH $120 Columbia, SC $100 Columbus , OH $120 Dallas , TX $120 Denver , CO $120 Des Moines , IA $150 Detroit , MI $90 Dover, DE $100 Ft. Lauderdale , FL $90 Hartford, CT $100 Honolulu , HI $600 Houston, TX $120 Indianapolis , IN $120 Jackson, MS $150

APR. MAY OCT. $135 $225 $300 $135 $225 $180 $300 $180 $250 $225 $45 $100 $100 $180 $300 $135 $180 $250 $180 $100 $180 $180 $180 $225 $135 $100 $135 $100 $600 $180 $180 $250

JUN. TO SEP. $180 $300 $350 $180 $300 $240 $350 $240 $300 $300 $90 $150 $150 $240 $350 $180 $240 $300 $240 $150 $240 $240 $240 $300 $180 $150 $180 $150 $600 $240 $240 $300

MAR. NOV. MAJOR US CITIES DEC. Kansas City , MO $120 Las Vegas , NV $150 Lincoln, NE $150 Little Rock, AR $150 Los Angeles, CA $150 Louisville, KY $120 Memphis, TN $120 Miami, FL $90 Milwaukee, WI $120 Minneapolis, MN $90 Nashville, TN $120 New Orleans, LA $150 Norfolk, VI $100 Oklahoma City, OK $150 Orlando, FL $90 Philadelphia, PA $90 Phoenix , AZ $150 Pierre, SD $150 Pittsburgh, PA $90 Portland, OR $150 Providance, RI $100 Sacramento, CA $150 Salt Lake City, UT $150 San Antonio, TX $150 San Diego, CA $150 San Francisco , CA $150 Seattle, WA $150 St. Louis, MO $150 Tampa, FL $90 Tucson, AZ $150 Washington, DC ( IAD ) $90

APR. MAY OCT. $180 $225 $250 $250 $225 $180 $180 $135 $180 $135 $180 $225 $100 $225 $135 $135 $225 $250 $135 $225 $100 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $135 $225 $135

JUN. TO SEP. $240 $300 $300 $300 $300 $240 $240 $180 $240 $180 $240 $300 $150 $300 $180 $180 $300 $300 $180 $300 $150 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $180 $300 $180

Sample gateways listed are based on lowest class and availability at the time of printing. For other gateways, add an additional $90 per person to the nearest gateway listed above. SAMPLE GATEWAY CITIES FOR VIETNAM/CAMBODIA For gateways below, add the listed amount to the San Francisco/Los Angeles airfare. MAJOR US CITIES ADD-ON Atlanta, GA $350 Baltimore, MD $350 Boston, MA $350 Chicago, IL $350 Charlotte, NC $350 Cleveland, OH $350 Dallas, TX $300 Denver, CO $200 Detroit, MI $300 Houston, TX $300 Kansas City, MO $200 Miami, FL $350 Minneapolis, MN $350 New York, NY $300

MAJOR US CITIES ADD-ON Orlando, FL $350 Phoenix, AZ $200 Philadelphia, PA $350 Pittsburgh, PA $350 Portland, OR $200 Salt Lake City, UT $200 San Diego, CA $200 Seattle, WA $200 St Louis, MO $350 Tampa, FL $350 Toronto, ON $500 Vancouver, BC $500 Washington, DC $350

Sample gateways listed are based on the lowest class and availability at the time of printing. For other gateways please contact our Reservations Department. 128

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

WORRY-FREE TRAVEL INSURANCE PLUS - ONLY $50 MORE PER PERSON Our Worry-Free Plan allows you to cancel your vacation for any reason and you will receive a future cruise credit, which is valid for 24 months from the day your cancellation was received. Ask your agent about more details. Travel insurance provided by Travel Guard is only available to the residents of USA and Canada. All Insurance premiums are nonrefundable.


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

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

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

of claim against us of any nature whatsoever which is connected to, related to or arising from these terms and conditions must be received by us in writing within thirty (30) days after the date of completion of the cruise or cruise tour. No lawsuit may be maintained against us unless the lawsuit is commenced no later than six (6) months after the date of completion of the cruise or cruise tour, and valid service of the lawsuit on us is made within thirty (30) days after commencement of the lawsuit. Acceptance of These Terms: You acknowledge and agree that we accept your booking subject to the condition that you accept these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions remain in effect until replaced in writing. Any new or reissued terms and conditions are deemed to replace all prior versions. No person, other than an authorized representative of us is authorized to vary, add or waive any term or condition in this brochure. To be effective, any variance, addition or waiver must be in writing, signed by our authorized officer. Passenger Contract: All ship transport is provided according to terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract included in the final documentation and available for review at the following website: www.amawaterways.com. The Passenger Ticket Contract is between passenger and AmaWaterways Gmbh, an entity organized under the laws of Switzerland, which owns and operates the ship, is governed by laws of Switzerland, and establishes limits of liability, limits on claims, and time limits for making claims, as well as other restrictions, limits and disclaimers. It incorporates provisions and limitations under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974, and the Protocol to the Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1976, the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976, and the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels, 1988. Venue for litigation of any disputes under the Passenger Ticket Contract is exclusively in the courts of Basel, Switzerland. Interpretation: Headings in these terms are only for convenient reference and shall not be used to interpret, construe, define or limit any provision. Whenever logical in the context, references to the singular shall include the plural, and vice-versa. You acknowledge the travel contemplated by these terms is voluntary; you are not obligated to purchase services from us or any particular provider, or at all, and thus you are not obligated or forced to enter into or accept these terms. These terms were developed to achieve a delicate balance and exchange of rights, remedies, limitations, exclusions, risks and risk management and economics between you and us; and the balance provides substantial benefits to you, which we could not offer at the attractive price(s) offered, but for that delicate balance. Absent that balance, prices would be much higher and services would be reduced. Accordingly, the provisions of these terms shall be interpreted and construed according to their fair meanings and not strictly for or against any person or entity. If any provision of these terms is found by a court having jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason(s), such provision shall be deemed to be severed and of no force and effect and all remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. California Seller of Travel Law: We are registered with the California Attorney General, California Seller of Travel Program as Amadeus Waterways, Inc., registration number CST 2065452-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where you are not at fault and did not cancel in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by you, all sums you paid us for services not provided will be promptly paid to you, unless you advise us in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where we remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed transportation or service. In this situation, we must provide you a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler. This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if we were registered and participating in TCRF at the time of sale and you are located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which we failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. You must file a TCRF claim within one year after the scheduled completion date of travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. A claimant must agree to waive (and by filing a claim with TCRF you do waive) any right to other civil remedies against us for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation; PO Box 6001 Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by visiting TCRC’s website at: ww.tcreinfo.org. For those who purchase travel from outside of California, this transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. AMAWATERWAYS, LLC 21625 Prairie Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 428-6198 For the most current version of the General Information and Terms & Conditions, please visit www.AmaWaterways.com.

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