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LEADING THE WAY IN RIVER CRUISING

EUROPE, RUSSIA, AFRICA, VIETNAM & CAMBODIA 2014


view of mosel river from cochem castle


Welcome to AmaWaterways When we founded AmaWaterways in 2002, our dream was to provide the most exceptional river cruise experience possible. Our company has grown substantially since then and our commitment to excellence continues to endure. AmaWaterways leads the way in river cruising thanks to our fleet of custom-designed ships, premium amenities and warm, attentive service. We were the first river cruise line to offer Twin Balconies, La Cha卯ne des R么tisseurs-inspired cuisine, guided bicycle excursions, Wi-Fi and a complimentary Infotainment system featuring in-room Internet access, on-demand movies and music. This year, we have exciting new itineraries, another new theme cruise and a broader menu of shore excursions, making 2014 the perfect year for a river cruise. Every ship in our award-winning, 12-vessel European fleet provides the signature experience our guests have come to expect from AmaWaterways. Our newest additions are the 164-passenger AmaSonata and AmaReina, sister ships to the AmaPrima and AmaCerto, our largest and most imaginative ships. These beautiful vessels feature Twin Balcony staterooms (an AmaWaterways exclusive), a choice of indoor and outdoor dining venues, a heated swimming pool and a stunning glass elevator.

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

For intrepid guests seeking to further expand their horizons, our AmaVoyages division provides a number of unbeatable itineraries in Portugal, Russia, Vietnam/Cambodia and Africa on five distinctive vessels. As we see it, there is no better way to experience the soul of a destination than on a leisurely river cruise, immersed in history, culture and breathtaking natural beauty. Our passion for providing life-enriching river cruise vacations remains as strong as ever, and we sincerely hope to welcome you aboard soon.

OUR CRUISE MANAGERS IN EUROPE ARE CONSIDERED THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

Rudi Schreiner President

Front Cover: AmaCerto cruising past the Budapest Parliament Building on the Danube


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MAINZ

ANTWERP

GHENT

WÜRZBURG

BRUSSELS

KOBLENZ

Belgium

BAMBERG

ROUEN HONFLEUR

AUVERS-SUR-OISE GIVERNY

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STRASBOURG

DÜRNSTEIN VILSHOFEN

PARIS MUNICH

BREISACH

France

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VIENNA

Croatia

Italy

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VUKOVAR

VIENNE

Moldova

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Hungary

Slovenia

TOURNON

HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

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BUDAPEST

PECS

LYON

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Austria

LUCERNE

KAMPONG TRALACH

PHNOM PENH

SALZBURG

ZÜRICH

Cambodia

KAMPONG CHHNANG

BRATISLAVA

MELK

Switzerland

BELLEVILLE

Tonle Sap Lake

Slovakia

KREMS

PASSAU GMUNDEN

NUREMBERG BASEL

LINZ

Vietnam

SIEM REAP (ANGKOR WAT)

CESKY KRUMLOV

HEIDELBERG

COLMAR

Poland

REGENSBURG

MILTENBERG

BERNKASTEL

CONFLANS

PRAGUE

Czech Republic

COCHEM KITZINGEN

TRIER

Laos

Thailand

WERTHEIM KARLOVY VARY

LUXEMBOURG REMICH

MOSCOW

Latvia

Lux. LES ANDELYS

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Russia

COLOGNE RÜDESHEIM

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Germany

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Netherlands

AMSTERDAM KEUKENHOF

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Romania

BELGRADE

VIVIERS

Bosnia & Herzegovina

AVIGNON LES BAUX ARLES

PERPIGNAN

IRON GATES GIURGIU

Serbia

VELIKO TARNAVO

ADRIATIC SEA

TYRRHENIAN SEA

ROUSSE

VIDIN

Montanegro

Bulgaria

Kosovo

PLOVDIV

Spain

BARCELONA

Macedonia

PINHÃO

PORTO

LAMEGO

BITETOS

VEGA TERRÓN

CALDAS DE AREGOS/RESENDE

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Spain

Turkey

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 4

ITINERARY/SHIP CALENDAR

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CUSTOM-DESIGNED SHIPS & PUBLIC AREAS

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RIVER CRUISE EXPERTS

10 THE PREMIUM EXPERIENCE/AMAVOYAGES 12 360° RIVERSIDE VIEWS 14 CHAÎNE DES RÔTISSEURS 16 DELECTABLE DINING & NIGHTLY ENT. 18 STATEROOMS, SUITES & BALCONIES 20 INTERNET/INFOTAINMENT 22 MASSAGE & BEAUTY SALON 24 SMALL GROUP SHORE EXCURSIONS 26 LIMITED EDITION TOURS 28 COMPLIMENTARY BICYCLES 30 SMILING FACES ON BOARD 32 THEME CRUISES

Europe Itineraries 36 TULIP TIME CRUISE 7-nights in the Netherlands & Belgium 40 PARIS & NORMANDY 7-night cruise & 2 nights in Paris 44 PROVENCE & SPAIN 3 nights in Paris, 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Barcelona 48 JEWELS OF FRANCE 2 nights in Paris, 14-night cruise & 3 nights in Barcelona 52 THE ROMANTIC DANUBE 3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise 56 MELODIES OF THE DANUBE 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Munich 60 THE LEGENDARY DANUBE 3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise 64 BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY 2 nights in Budapest, 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Prague 68 BLACK SEA VOYAGE 2 nights in Vienna, 7-night cruise, 1 night in Bulgaria & 3 nights in Istanbul

Europe Itineraries

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AmaVoyages Itineraries

72 THE ENCHANTING RHINE 7-night cruise, 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich

110 AMAVOYAGES

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

116 PORT WINE & FLAMENCO 3 nights in Madrid, 7-night cruise & 3 nights in Lisbon

80 EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES 3 nights in Paris, 7-night cruise & 2 nights in Prague 84 MAGNIFICENT EUROPE 14-night cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest 88 ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE 3 nights in Paris, 14-night cruise & 2 nights in Budapest 92 96

GRAND DANUBE CRUISE 3 nights In Prague, 14-night cruise, 1 night in Bulgaria & 3 nights in Istanbul NORTH SEA TO THE BLACK SEA 21-night cruise, 1 night in Bulgaria & 3 nights in Istanbul

100 CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE 2 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise 104 CHRISTMAS ON THE RHINE 7-night cruise, 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich 108 MAGNIFICENT EUROPE CHRISTMAS CRUISE/ TREASURES OF THE MAIN & RHINE Explore 14-night & 7-night cruise adventures

112 ENTICING DOURO 3 nights in Lisbon & 7-night cruise

120 RUSSIAN WATERWAYS 11-night cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg 124 VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap, 7-night Mekong cruise & Ho Chi Minh City

128 AFRICA SAFARIS & WILDLIFE CRUISE 4-night cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls 130 DISCOVER AFRICA Cape Town, 4-night cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls 132 RIVERS & RAILS OF AFRICA Cape Town, 4-night cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, Rovos Rail, Johannesburg 134 STARS OF SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town, 4-night cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Area 136 GOLDEN TRAILS OF EAST AFRICA Johannesburg, 4-night cruise, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, Nairobi, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti

Ships 138 AMASONATA, AMAREINA, AMAPRIMA & AMACERTO 140 AMAVERDE & AMABELLA 142 AMALYRA, AMADOLCE & AMADANTE 144 AMACELLO, AMALEGRO & AMADAGIO 146 AMAVIDA 148 AMAKATARINA 150 AMALOTUS & LA MARGUERITE 152 ZAMBEZI QUEEN

Air, Insurance & Terms 155 AIR & TRAVEL INSURANCE 156 TERMS & CONDITIONS


europe at a glance ITINERARY

TULIP TIME CRUISE (PG. 36)

PARIS & NORMANDY (PG. 40)

PROVENCE & SPAIN (PG. 44)

JEWELS OF FRANCE (PG. 48)

THE ROMANTIC DANUBE (PG. 52)

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE (PG. 56)

THE LEGENDARY DANUBE (PG. 60)

BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY (PG. 64)

BLACK SEA VOYAGE (PG. 68)

# OF NIGHTS CRUISE ONLY

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AMAPRIMA AMASONATA AMABELLA AMADOLCE

AMALEGRO

AMADAGIO

AMADAGIO AMALEGRO

AMASONATA AMAPRIMA AMACERTO AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMALYRA

AMASONATA AMAPRIMA AMACERTO AMABELLA AMAVERDE AMALYRA

AMASONATA AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMASONATA AMAPRIMA AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMAPRIMA AMACERTO

CRUISE START & END CITIES

AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM

PARIS TO PARIS

LYON TO ARLES

ARLES TO PARIS

VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN

NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

BUDAPEST TO ROUSSE

RIVERS

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS

SEINE

RHONE

RHONE, SEINE

DANUBE

DANUBE

DANUBE

DANUBE

DANUBE

LAND OPTIONS

N/A

PARIS

PARIS/BARCELONA/ MARSEILLE

BARCELONA/PARIS

PRAGUE

MUNICH OR PRAGUE

PRAGUE

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST

VIENNA OR BUDAPEST/ PLOVDIV-ISTANBUL

FRANCE SPAIN

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

COUNTRIES CRUISE & LAND

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

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BELGIUM THE NETHERLANDS

FRANCE

FRANCE SPAIN


INTRODUCTION THE ENCHANTING RHINE (PG. 72)

VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL (PG. 76)

EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES (PG. 80)

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE (PG. 84)

ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE (PG. 88)

GRAND DANUBE CRUISE (PG. 92)

CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE (PG. 100)

CHRISTMAS ON THE RHINE (PG. 104)

ENTICING DOURO (PG. 112)

PORT WINE & FLAMENCO (PG. 116)

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AMAREINA AMAPRIMA AMACERTO AMACELLO AMADOLCE

AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMASONATA AMAPRIMA AMACERTO

AMADOLCE AMALYRA

AMAPRIMA AMACERTO

AMASONATA AMAPRIMA AMABELLA

AMAREINA AMACERTO

AMAVIDA

AMAVIDA

AMSTERDAM TO BASEL

AMSTERDAM TO LUXEMBOURG

LUXEMBOURG TO NUREMBERG

AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST

LUXEMBOURG TO BUDAPEST

VILSHOFEN TO ROUSSE

NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST

AMSTERDAM TO BASEL

PORTO TO PORTO

VEGA TERRÓN TO PORTO

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS, RHINE

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS, RHINE, MOSEL

RHINE, MOSEL, MAIN, DANUBE

RHINE, MAIN, DANUBE

DANUBE, MAIN, RHINE, MOSEL

DANUBE

DANUBE

DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS, RHINE

DOURO

DOURO

LUCERNE-ZURICH

PARIS

PARIS/PRAGUE

N/A

BUDAPEST/PARIS

ISTANBUL - PLOVDIV PRAGUE/MUNICH

PRAGUE

LUCERNE-ZURICH

LISBON

MADRID/LISBON

CZECH REP. FRANCE GERMANY

AUSTRIA GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA FRANCE GERMANY HUNGARY LUXEMBOURG SLOVAKIA

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

AUSTRIA CZECH REP. GERMANY HUNGARY SLOVAKIA

FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS SWITZERLAND

PORTUGAL SPAIN

PORTUGAL SPAIN

FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS SWITZERLAND

FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS

For cruise details on Russia, Vietnam/Cambodia and Africa, please refer to respective itinerary pages. W W W. A M A W AT E R WAY S . C O M

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AMACERTO DOCKED IN VILSHOFEN, GERMANY

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CUSTOM-DESIGNED SHIPS Our top priority in designing our state-of-the-art ships is to maximize the enjoyment, convenience and comfort of our guests. On our European voyages, we limit capacity to no more than 164 guests in order to provide ultra-attentive service and a more generous amount of personal space. AmaWaterways President Rudi Schreiner is a trained architect with an eye for detail and a flair for transforming river cruise ships into upscale floating hotels. A true travel industry visionary, his meticulous attention to detail has propelled our fleet to its current award-winning status, earning accolades from media, travel consultants and satisfied guests around the world. Each of our elegant ships in Europe is designed with its own color palette and a sophisticated décor that incorporates luxurious fabrics and vibrant contemporary art. Our thoughtfully conceived public areas include such things as stylish lounges, multiple dining venues, richly paneled wine rooms, spa facilities and pools with swim-up bars, as well as cozy spots for quiet contemplation. Our spacious staterooms and suites are equally luxurious, with sleek marble-appointed bathrooms that feature crisp white walls, art-glass tiles, dark cabinetry, multi-jet shower heads and glass-enclosed showers. With underbed storage units, Twin Balconies and other ingenious design elements, your private accommodations can be a comfortable and serene sanctuary. You will be surrounded by beauty and luxury from the moment you step aboard.

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

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RIVER CRUISE EXPERTS Our company was founded 12 years ago by three river cruise pioneers, all of whom brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. A native of Vienna, Rudi Schreiner introduced the concept of modern-day river cruising to the travel market in 1994. Kristin Karst contributed extensive sales and customer service experience acquired in Europe and North America. Jimmy Murphy brought many years of expertise as the founder of the highly successful tour operator Brendan Vacations. Their combined know-how and “family owned and operated” style of management have allowed AmaWaterways to become the most distinctive river cruise line in the industry. We believe in treating guests like family, so when you call our offices during our extended business hours, you will always get a real person – never an automated system. On board, our friendly and resourceful Cruise Managers are there to answer your questions and cater to your every need throughout your cruise-tour. When it comes to well-designed ships, upscale amenities, top-notch service and cuisine, and compelling itineraries and shore excursions, AmaWaterways is in a class by itself. Our sincere love of river cruising and our dedication to our guests will ensure your river cruise is the vacation of a lifetime.

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio W W W . A MA W ATER W AYS . COM

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fine dining with a choice of regional wines

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THE PREMIUM EXPERIENCE When you travel with AmaWaterways, you do more than simply visit a destination – you experience it in an authentic and in-depth way. It begins with a champagne welcome as you step aboard and meet our courteous crew and your fellow passengers, people you will consider friends by the end of your journey. You will also meet a personable and knowledgeable Cruise Manager who will be with you every step of the way, even on your optional pre-cruise or post-cruise land program. It is this personal attention to detail that distinguishes AmaWaterways from all the rest. We carefully hone our itineraries to maximize your enjoyment of the scenery, history and culture of your chosen destination. Marvel at the ever-changing views through the panoramic windows in your ship’s Main Lounge or from its expansive outdoor decks. Visit famous “must-see” landmarks and explore delightful hidden gems. Taste bold new flavors and delicious regional specialties with menus designed by our team of classically-trained chefs. You will have ample time for socializing and relaxation, too. Our ships feature comfortable lounges, lively bar areas, swimming pools or whirlpools, salons and fitness rooms. In the evening, enjoy after-dinner dancing, cocktails and onboard entertainment provided by talented local musicians and performers. At the end of the day, you will be pampered with turn-down service, plush linens and peace and quiet for a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow, another day of adventure awaits!

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio

THE amavoyages EXPERIENCE We also offer spectacular river cruise journeys in Portugal, Russia, Vietnam/Cambodia and Africa through our AmaVoyages division. The ships, services and amenities of our AmaVoyages itineraries are the best available in these regions and differ somewhat from our European cruises. Please turn to page 110 for more details.

AmaVida • AmaKatarina • AmaLotus La Marguerite • Zambezi Queen WWW . A M A W ATERWA Y S . CO M

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enjoy panoramic views of spectacular riverside scenery

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360° RIVERSIDE VIEWS On an AmaWaterways river cruise, the journey is every bit as enjoyable as the destination. Our European ships feature comfortable and elegantly-appointed public spaces where you can savor unforgettable views of fairytale castles and ancient fortresses, glittering urban skylines, mist-covered mountains and steep hillside vineyards. The incredible wrap-around scenery will stir your imagination and lift your spirits. For the ultimate 360° perspective, head on up to the Sun Deck. Sip a glass of wine and bask in the sunshine as your ship glides through dramatic river gorges. Read in a lounge chair under a shady canopy, take a lap around the walking track or a dip in the swimming pool, play a game of giant chess, or enjoy a relaxing whirlpool . Four of our newest ships – AmaSonata, AmaReina, AmaPrima and AmaCerto – have an al fresco dining terrace protected by a glass windbreaker. Linger as long as you wish and never miss a moment of your breathtaking surroundings.

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio WWW . A MA W ATERWAYS . COM

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executive chef primus perchtold

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CHAÎNES DES Rôtisseurs

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AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line ever inducted into the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. This society was founded in Paris in 1950 to honor the traditions of the Royal Guild of Goose Roasters, originally chartered in the 13th century. This guild was once so renowned that King Louis XII of France granted it its own coat of arms, complete with two roasting spits, four larding needles and hearth flames. The Guild of Roasters thrived for four centuries, until the French Revolution brought it to an end.

amawaterways president Rudi Schreiner at the induction into la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

The society was reborn in modern times and rechristened La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and has since expanded to include professional chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers around the world. Membership is by invitation only, extended only to those possessing world-class culinary acumen. All of our ships in Europe are members of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and our onboard culinary team is united by a desire to share their expert knowledge of wine and fine dining with you.

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complimentary fine wines with every lunch & dinner

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delectable dining The culinary masterpieces created by our talented chefs highlight regional specialties and are served with a choice of fine wines in a sophisticated and stylish setting. Guests aboard our ships in Europe may choose from a variety of dining venues, such as a wine bar, an intimate Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant with a special tasting menu, a delightful al fresco dining terrace, or Mozart Café, a Viennese-style coffeehouse offering convenient all-day dining. Our Executive Chef Primus Perchtold, winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art, oversees the menus aboard every AmaWaterways cruise in Europe. You will find one of his recipes on your pillow each night, just in case you want to recreate his culinary magic at home. All meals on board are made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Every morning, enjoy a generous breakfast buffet with sparkling wine, made-to-order cooked items and freshly baked breads and pastries. Our lavish lunch buffet includes delicious salads, pasta dishes, hot entrées and desserts, as well as full menu service. Stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch or afternoon snack of sandwiches, pastries and cookies. Dinner is an exquisitely prepared and presented multi-course affair, a pleasure for the eyes as well as the palate. Both lunch and dinner are accompanied by a choice of fine regional wines, beer and soft drinks, all served on an unlimited and complimentary basis.

NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT The elegant lounges aboard our ships are used for lectures, shore excursion talks, after-dinner dancing and an eclectic schedule of nightly entertainment, from Bavarian folk tunes to classical quartets to “Sound of Music” sing-alongs. The lounges are also the perfect place to relax over a cocktail or a specialty coffee, or to have a late-night snack after an evening at a concert or the ballet.

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio WWW . A MA W ATERWAYS . COM

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slide open your balcony DOOR to marvel at the passing scenery

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STATEROOMS, SUITES & BALCONIES Our six newest ships (AmaSonata, AmaReina, AmaPrima, AmaCerto, Amaverde and AmaBella) offer luxurious accommodations with Twin Balcony Staterooms, an AmaWaterways exclusive. These extra-spacious staterooms are among the largest in the industry (210-320 square feet) and feature a French Balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and a protective railing, as well as a separate step-out balcony. Enjoy sunshine, fresh air and stunning river views in complete privacy. Need a bit more room? Opt for one of our 255-350 square foot suites. There are only three or four suites on any vessel in our European fleet, so early reservations are highly recommended. For the ultimate in space and comfort, these suites provide a sitting area with a sofa, ample closet space, and a large marble-appointed bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and separate tub. The furniture in each stateroom was thoughtfully conceived to provide stylish functionality. On our European ships, the queen-sized bed can be transformed into two twin beds, each with high thread-count linens and an ingenious storage unit that slides underneath, ideal for stowing bulky luggage. There is a desk/vanity area with a large mirror, bedside tables with storage, a cozy sitting area with two chairs, a wide closet, an alcove with additional shelves and a small refrigerator stocked with bottles of water replenished daily at no extra charge. Every stateroom and suite also has a flat-screen TV that can be used to access our complimentary Infotainment system, which offers a selection of first-run Hollywood movies, satellite TV and music channels. The flat-screen doubles as a computer monitor to access complimentary in-room Internet. Another ingenious design element on our newest ships – a pane of glass between the bathroom and bedroom that makes the most of the natural light and can be transformed from a clear window to an opaque privacy screen with the touch of a button. Staterooms also include individual controls for heat and air-conditioning so guests can adjust the temperature as they wish.

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio W W W . A MA W ATER W AYS . COM

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internet and infotainment in every stateroom

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COMPLIMENTARY INTERNET & INFOTAINMENT AmaWaterways is proud to offer complimentary “Infotainment,” the travel industry’s most comprehensive in-room information + entertainment experience. High-speed Internet access makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family back home. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers current Hollywood releases, a selection of classic films, and informative and entertaining travel videos relevant to your destination. You may also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports, satellite TV programs and a wide selection of music channels, all available via your flat-panel TV. Best of all, there is never a charge for any of these ultra-convenient amenities!

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio W W W . A MA W ATER W AYS . C OM

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take some time to pamper yourself during your cruise

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health & BEAUTY Your leisurely river cruise through some of the world’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery allows for ample time to pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit. Each of our ships is staffed with an expert hair stylist and masseuse who are available throughout your cruise, offering a variety of beauty treatments using only the finest products available. We know that many of our guests like to keep fit and active while they are on vacation, so we’ve provided a well-equipped fitness studio on all our ships, as well as a Sun Deck walking track and a whirlpool or heated pool, perfect for a refreshing dip. A number of our ships have a dry sauna as well, an ideal place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

AmaSonata • AmaReina • AmaPrima • AmaCerto • AmaBella • AmaVerde AmaLyra • AmaDolce • AmaDante • AmaCello • AmaLegro • AmaDagio W W W . A MA W ATER W AYS . COM

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Complimentary shore excursions with professional tour guides

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SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS Your AmaWaterways cruise price includes an expertly guided city tour in nearly every port of call. Some city tours are conducted on motor coaches, but more often they are on foot for a truly up-close and immersive sightseeing experience. You might explore palaces and museums, learn about winemaking, visit an olive farm in Provence, wander Monet’s breathtaking gardens in Giverny, or admire the medieval library and religious relics housed within Melk Abbey. Our small group shore excursions provide memorable experiences with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. These guided tours are an ideal way to get a feel for a region’s culture and heritage, and we take great pride in facilitating authentic encounters and in-depth experiences for our guests. An AmaWaterways river cruise is designed to be as relaxing or as active as you want it to be. To better accommodate your personal preferences, we offer a menu of choices whenever possible, as well as three different levels of walking tours: “Gentle Walkers” go at a leisurely pace, “Regular Walkers” proceed at an average clip, and “Active Walkers” like to cover more ground. In addition, we often offer a “Late Starters” group for those who prefer to sleep in a bit. Your sightseeing experience will be enhanced with one of our lightweight personal audio headsets, which allows you to wander at your own pace and never miss a word your guide says. And of course, if you prefer to stay on board the ship to relax, read or enjoy a spa treatment, that’s always an excellent option, too!

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enjoy great local food and BEVERAGES along the way

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limited edition TOURS AmaWaterways guests have a wide range of interests and we seek to accommodate them with a choice of Limited Edition Tours, unique shore excursions with a very specific focus. These special interest excursions are ideal for guests who have already visited a certain destination or simply want an alternative to our regularly scheduled guided city tour. Our culinary-themed guided walking tours provide a delectable taste of Europe with expert local guides. Most of our cruise itineraries in Europe include at least one of these unique food-themed shore excursions, ideal for gourmands, aspiring “foodies” or simply those who love to eat delicious food. You might sample regional specialties at the Les Halles market in Lyon, visit a 200-year-old mustard mill, or try your hand at knotting a pretzel at a German bakery. On other tours, you will taste Belgian waffles, Dutch cheeses or smoked German sausages. Chocolate lovers can learn how to pair wine with dark chocolate or indulge in a slice of sinfully rich Sachertorte, Vienna’s renowned chocolate cake. Bon appetit! For something a bit more active, guests on our European voyages may take a guided bike tour that combines cycling with another popular activity – sampling local food and wine. Looking for a hands-on experience with local handicrafts? We offer tours that will have you rolling up your sleeves to paint a ceramic tile or make Beemster cheese. Other tours allow you to explore a city’s “hidden treasures,” visit the state-of-the-art Audi factory in Germany, or perhaps learn how cork or how cologne is made. There’s something for everyone. All Limited Edition Tours are complimentary. We encourage you to reserve a spot as early as possible, ideally via our website prior to your departure. You are also welcome to sign up for tours once on board your ship.

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COMPLIMENTARY BICYCLES Pedal-Powered Sightseeing Bicycle riding is tremendously popular in Europe and many of its rivers are lined with scenic paths perfect for pedal-powered sightseeing. We pioneered the concept of carrying bicycles aboard our ships, and remain the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and helmets for our guests’ complimentary use. Venture forth on your own two-wheeled adventure!

GUIDED BICYCLE TOURS AmaWaterways also offers complimentary guided bicycle tours in many European cities. In Germany, for example, your local guide will lead the way through the postcard-perfect landscape between Würzburg to Kitzingen. In Austria, you can bike along the Danube between the historic towns of Dürnstein and Melk, riding parallel to the ship as your onboard friends wave from the top deck. Some of our bike tours combine a scenic ride with delicious stops along the way, perhaps to have a refreshing ice-cold beer or to sample coffee and cake at Vienna’s Klosterneuberg Abbey. Whether you join a guided tour or borrow one of our bikes to explore on your own, a bicycle offers a fresh and fun way to “do as the locals do” and enjoy complete travel freedom.

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SMILING FACES ON BOARD We believe one of the secrets of our success over the past dozen years is our dedication to truly exceptional service. AmaWaterways guests consistently cite our professional and friendly staff as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us! We ask all of our guests to complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise and we diligently read each and every one of them. We have a well-earned reputation for sincerely listening to our guests and excellent service remains our top priority. Simply put, we go to great lengths to treat every guest like a member of our extended AmaWaterways family. Our intimate ships carry a very limited number of passengers, which allows us the luxury of getting to know you and your personal preferences, such as the way you order your omelet or your favorite drink at dinner. Those delicious cookies you like so much? We’ll set aside a few extra for you to enjoy with your afternoon cup of tea. Chilled towels and a refreshing drink await you after a warm day of sightseeing. We even have complimentary postcards for our guests in Europe, which we are happy to stamp and mail for you free of charge. We recruit our resourceful, personable, English-speaking Cruise Managers from Europe and North America, hand-selecting the crème de la crème of the travel and hospitality industries. The friendly crew members on every AmaWaterways ship were rigorously trained to maintain our supremely high standards, and their warm and welcoming smiles will make you feel right at home.

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Tulip timE cruise Enjoy a 7-night cruise through THE NETHERLANDS & Belgium in the spring, traveling roundtrip from Amsterdam 9 Days ∙ Travel to Amsterdam and return from amsterdam

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in the spring. Admire the spectacular tulip carpets in Keukenhof Gardens. Visit the lush green countryside of Kinderdijk, home to the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, and experience Amsterdam’s distinctive architecture and vibrant nightlife. A wonderful opportunity to admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent and to delve into the cultural traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people awaits you.

traditional dutch handicrafts

amsterdam

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to

the Netherlands

2 Amsterdam

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

3

Amsterdam

Canal cruise & city tour

Volendam

Walking tour

Edam

Walking tour

4

Arnhem

Arnhem Bridge & Arnhem

Airborne Museum

OR Het Loo Palace tour

Nijmegen

City tour

5

Antwerp

Walking tour

OR Reubens Tour

Optional excursion to Brussels

6

Ghent

Walking tour

Bruges

Optional excursion to Bruges

7

Willemstad

Private organ recital

Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk windmills

8

Amsterdam

Keukenhof Gardens excursion

9 Amsterdam

DISEMBARKATION

Embark 7-Night Cruise

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Your Itinerary

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your international flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year old history. Explore its unique and elegant architecture, lively cafés and markets, and vibrant nightlife. This evening, meet your fellow passengers on board at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM – VOLENDAM – EDAM. After breakfast, enjoy a 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 house where Anne Frank spent years in hiding during World War II. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that includes a windmill and other iconic landmarks. Return to the ship for lunch while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbor and see the fishing fleet and fish auction building. Continue by motor coach to Edam,

»» 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 a 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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a picturesque town with a rich historic past. You will have a walking tour of the Old Quarter’s beautiful houses, canals, bridges and churches, including one of the largest in Holland, the Grote Kerk (Great Church). (B,L,D) Day 4, ARNHEM – NIJMEGEN. Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and see the Battle of Arnhem Bridge made famous by the classic film “A Bridge Too Far.” You’ll also visit the Airborne Museum and learn more about the Battle of Arnhem, one of the major campaigns of World War II. Later, enjoy a tour of the most stunning royal residence in Holland, Het Loo Palace, with lavishly furnished rooms and meticulously sculpted gardens. After your tour, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen for a city tour. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through the Netherlands en route to Belgium. (B,L,D) Day 5, ANTWERP, BELGIUM. This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp and see Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city’s superb architecture. Alternatively, visit


Tulip time cruisE the Rubens House, former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, the famous 17th century Flemish Baroque painter. You will also visit the Antwerp Cathedral, which houses 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. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels, the capital of Belgium and site of NATO headquarters. After dinner, your ship departs for Ghent. (B,L,D) Day 6, GHENT – TERNEUZEN. After breakfast, take a guided walking tour of Ghent, which includes such highlights as the Belfry Hall, the Koornlei, the Graslei and the Castle of the Counts. Cruise to Terneuzen this afternoon. Or take an optional excursion to Bruges, one of Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Early this evening, cruise through the Dutch region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. (B,L,D)

Day 7, WILLEMSTAD, THE NETHERLANDS – KINDERDIJK – SCHOONHOVEN. This morning we will stop in the charming 400-year old town of Willemstad for a walking tour and private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands. In the afternoon, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 1500s. Tonight, enjoy a special onboard musical performance as the ship cruises to Schoonhoven, where we will moor overnight. (B,L,D) Day 8, AMSTERDAM – KEUKENHOF – AMSTERDAM. We arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during your morning excursion to the famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. Return to Amsterdam and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. (B,L,D) Day 9, DEPART AMSTERDAM. Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AA

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY

8 Mar 2 4 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 20 Apr 2 1 Apr 22 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 4 May

Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam

29 Mar 5 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 Apr 5 May

AmaBella AmaBella AmaDolce AmaPrima AmaDolce AmaPrima AmaDolce AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaDolce AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaDolce

$2,499 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,799 $2,899 $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMADOLCE CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

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

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

AMASONATA, AMAPRIMA & AMABELLA CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Cat. AA+ only available aboard AmaSonata and AmaPrima Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and 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)

historic center of ghent, belgium

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IN CELEBRATION OF WINE cruises In 2014, AmaWaterways will offer 16 In Celebration of Wine cruises that showcase the vineyards and wineries along the Danube, Douro, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone and Seine Rivers. These incomparable journeys all feature informative onboard wine tastings and exquisite cuisine with carefully-selected wine pairings, tours of historic vineyards and wineries, enticing wine-themed events and onboard lectures from some of the wine industry’s most renowned experts. It’s a unique opportunity to experience Old World wine heritage aboard the most modern and luxurious ships on Europe’s fabled waterways. As you leisurely make your way through some of the Continent’s most acclaimed and scenic wine regions, you will enjoy exclusive access to local vintners and sample many wonderful wines. Along France’s Rhone River, indulge in world-renowned Burgundy wines, sip flavorful Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône wines, and explore the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cruise past the picturesque wine villages of Austria’s Wachau Valley and marvel at the steep vineyards along Germany’s Mosel and Rhine. Discover the rich multicultural traditions of Portugal’s dramatic Douro region and taste the distinctive local wines produced there. With wonderful regional wines, entertaining and insightful hosts and gorgeous river views, an AmaWaterways wine cruise is an epicurean experience to cherish forever.

paris & normandy DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

6 Mar 2 12 Nov 19 Nov

Paris Paris Paris

27 Mar 13 Nov 20 Nov

AmaLegro AmaLegro AmaLegro

$2,799 $2,999 $2,999

$3,399 $3,599 $3,599

provence & spain DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

16 Nov Barcelona 20 Nov AmaDagio

$2,999

$4,769

THE ROMANTIC DANUBE DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

27 Mar 7 Nov 8 Nov

Prague Prague Prague

31 Mar AmaCerto 1 1 Nov AmaPrima 12 Nov AmaSonata

$2,499 $2,699 $2,699

$3,249 $3,449 $3,449

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY post ext.

23 Mar Budapest 24 Mar

AmaCerto

$2,399

$3,149

enchanting rhine DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

24 Mar Amsterdam 27 Mar Zurich 8 Nov Amsterdam 1 1 Nov Zurich 16 Nov Amsterdam

25 Mar AmaPrima 1 Apr AmaPrima 9 Nov AmaReina 16 Nov AmaReina 17 Nov AmaCerto

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

$3,559 $3,759 $3,959 $3,859 $3,859

enticing douro DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

21 Mar 28 Mar

Lisbon Lisbon

25 Mar 1 Apr

AmaVida AmaVida

$2,499 $2,699

$3,249 $3,449

port wine & flamenco DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

24 Oct Madrid

28 Oct

AmaVida

$3,099

$4,719

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JEWISH HERITAGE cruiseS THE ROMANTIC DANUBE DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

1 Apr

AmaWaterways offers four Jewish Heritage Cruises in 2014 that highlight ancient culture and traditions, modern museums and historical monuments dedicated to Europe’s rich Jewish legacy. These special interest shore excursions include guided visits to synagogues, Jewish districts and other noteworthy landmarks, and are offered as an alternative to regularly scheduled shore excursions. We are happy to provide these Jewish Heritage tours to our guests at no additional cost. In Budapest, you will visit the second-largest synagogue in the world, the Dohany Street Synagogue, as well as the city’s acclaimed Jewish Museum. In Bratislava, your tour visits the tomb of Rabbi Chatam Sofer. Jewish Heritage excursions in Vienna include a visit to the Jewish Museum, Judenplatz and the Old Synagogue. The house where Oscar Schindler once lived is a highlight of the tour in Regensburg, Germany. You may also visit Court Room 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, scene of the Nuremberg Trials following World War II. In Prague, you may wish to join an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous WWII concentration camp that now serves as a memorial to those who perished.

Prague

5 Apr

AmaVerde

$2,699

$3,449

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY post ext.

1 1 Aug Budapest 12 Aug 3 Nov Budapest 4 Nov

AmaPrima AmaPrima

$3,099 $2,899

$3,849 $3,649

blue danube discovery DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

15 Nov Budapest 18 Nov

AmaPrima

$2,699

$3,949

chocolate connoisseurs CRUISE THE ROMANTIC DANUBE DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

24 Apr

Prague

28 Apr

AmaCerto

$3,099

$3,849

chocolate connoisseurs cruise Some of the most masterful chocolate confections made today are created with centuriesold methods that are European in origin. So what better place to celebrate the fine art of chocolate-making than on a decadent Danube River cruise through the heart of Europe? Our first-ever Chocolate Cruise will set sail in April 2014 aboard the AmaCerto with award-winning guest host Norman Love, the Chef, President and Founder of Norman Love Confections & Artisan Gelato. Chocolate lovers booked on this truly indulgent seven-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest will enjoy private chocolate-making demonstrations and tastings, chocolate-themed shore excursions, educational seminars on chocolate, and a chocolate mini-buffet extravaganza.

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PARIS & normandy Enjoy a 7-night Seine River voyage through the heart of Normandy, followed by 2 nights in romantic Paris, the “City of Lights” 11 Days ∙ Travel to Paris & return from Paris

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to France

2 Paris

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

3

Free time Excursion to Monet’s home

& gardens in Giverny

4

Scenic cruising

Caudebec

Honfleur excursion

OR “Routes des Abbayes” tour

5

Begin in magical Paris, the “City of Lights,” where you will embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit Monet’s home and beloved gardens in Giverny, and Honfleur, a charming harbor town captured in countless artists’ paintings. Stroll through Rouen, famous for its cathedral and for its tragic connection to Joan of Arc. You will also have an unforgettable excursion to the Normandy beaches of WWII and explore Napoleon’s former home, Château Malmaison. Conclude your journey with a panoramic tour of Paris’ most iconic sights and a visit to the Musee d’Orsay.

Vernon

Caudebec

Full day excursion to

Normandy Beaches

OR Pays d’Auge excursion

6

Rouen

Walking tour

7

Les Andelys

Château Gaillard

Scenic cruising

8

Château Malmaison

Conflans

OR “Artists’ Walk” tour of

Auvers-sur-Oise

9 Paris

DISEMBARKATION

Panoramic city tour

Musée d’Orsay visit

Hotel check-in

10

Free day with optional

Paris

tours available

11

Return flight home

Paris

Embark 7-Night Cruise

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Your Itinerary

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms with French Balconies

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

»» Life-enriching tours with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from France's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

Day 2, PARIS, FRANCE – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Paris and board your luxurious ship. Meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, VERNON. Spend the morning enjoying the scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. Upon arrival, you will have free time to explore the town at your leisure. Later, you will visit Giverny and the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet. The artist lived here for more than four decades and immortalized his ponds and flower gardens in some of his most iconic paintings. The ship moors overnight in Vernon. (B,L,D) Day 4, VERNON – CAUDEBEC. After a scenic morning cruise on the Seine, arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec. You will have a choice of two different tours. The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town’s medieval Sainte-Catherine church, with its separate bell tower, is the largest wooden church in France. As an alternative, choose

»» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner »» Transfer from the ship to the hotel in Paris »» 2 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music »» Services of a 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 "Routes des Abbayes" excursion spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. You will visit the ruined abbey in Jumièges as well as St. Wandrille, still a working monastery. (B,L,D) Day 5, CAUDEBEC – NORMANDY BEACHES. Today, you have the choice of three different excursions. “D-Day Remembered” is a full day excursion to the US sector, Omaha and Utah beaches. Your first stop will be the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. You will have free time to see the museums and have lunch on your own before visiting the US Cemetery and Omaha Beach at St. Laurent-sur-Mer. Your last stop is the Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc before returning to the ship in Rouen. As an alternative, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors. Your first stop will be the Canadian cemetery at Beny-surMer, followed by the Pegasus Monument in Ranville. You will have free time for lunch on your own before visiting the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s WWII museum, with a final stop at Arromanches. A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d’Auge and “Routes du Cidre” (the Cider Road). You will visit beautiful Norman towns


paris & normandy and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Crambremer, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy. (B,L,D) Day 6, ROUEN – LES ANDELYS. Enjoy a morning walk through this medieval city and see the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore Rouen on your own, perhaps stopping to sample some of Normandy’s famous and delicious cheeses. This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine to Les Andelys. (B,L,D) Day 7, LES ANDELYS – CONFLANS. An afternoon stroll along the river in Les Andelys offers beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs, centuries-old half-timbered houses, and the hilltop ruins of Château Gaillard. This former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years’ War. Athletically-inclined guests may enjoy hiking up to visit the ruins of this historic castle before we continue our cruise along the Seine. The ship arrives tonight in Conflans. (B,L,D) Day 8, CONFLANS – PARIS. Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the Château’s interior, gardens

and museum. Alternatively, travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century, such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. Your “Artists’ Walk” tour will include many sites associated with their work, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening. (B,L,D) Day 9, PARIS – DISEMBARKATION. After disembarking your ship this morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris plus a visit to one of the city’s most renowned museums, the Musée d’Orsay, built in a former railway station on the Left Bank. Its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces is the largest in the world and includes well-known works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. After touring the museum, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B) Day 10, PARIS. Today is yours to enjoy however you wish. Explore Paris’ multitude of landmarks, museums, cafes and shops, or choose one of several optional tours. (B) Day 11, PARIS. Your river cruise vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE PP

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

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

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* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALEGRO CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

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Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for post-land arrangements: $280 per person 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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Provence & spain Spend 3 nights in Paris, travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon, then embark upon an enchanting 7-night cruise through Provence, ending with 3 nights in Barcelona 15 Days ∙ Travel to Paris & return from barcelona or reverse

Your European vacation begins in Paris, one of the world’s most romantic cities. A high-speed TGV train will whisk you to Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, where you will enjoy a cooking demonstration and board your ship. Enjoy an excursion to the Beaujolais wine region for wine tasting and a vineyard tour. You will also see ancient Roman ruins, learn how to pair chocolate and wine, explore Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit Arles, where Vincent van Gogh once lived. Conclude your journey with three full days in beautiful Barcelona.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1 2 Paris 3 Paris 4 Paris 5 Paris Lyon 6 Lyon 7 Belleville Vienne 8 Vienne Tournon 9 Viviers 10 Viviers Avignon 1 1 Arles 12 Arles Perpignan Barcelona 13 Barcelona 14 Barcelona 1 5 Barcelona

Overnight flight to France Hotel check-in City tour Optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show" Optional “Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower” tour Optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour TGV high-speed train to Lyon Cooking demonstration EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner City tour Beaujolais excursion Free evening Walking tour Free time “Ghost Walk” tour Grignan excursion Walking tour & Papal Palace OR Pont du Gard & Uzes excursion Les Baux and olive farm excursion OR "Impressionist Experience" tour; Arles walking tour DISEMBARKATION Free time for lunch Transfer to Barcelona Hotel check-in City tour Optional Montserrat excursion Return flight home

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

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

»» Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via high-speed TGV train »» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms with French Balconies »» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise

Day 2, ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy some of Paris’ most famous sights during your guided city tour this morning, such as the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower, plus a visit inside Notre Dame Cathedral. This evening, an optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show" is available, featuring excellent French cuisine and a fantastic, high-spirited theatrical performance. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Your last day in Paris is free to enjoy at your leisure. If you wish, you may join an optional “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” tour this morning, which offers a different perspective on the city’s top landmarks. Tonight, an optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour is also available, with breathtaking and not-to-be-missed views of Paris after dark. (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.

»» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from France’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner »» Motor coach from the ship in Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona »» 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at the Le Méridien Barcelona (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music »» Services of a 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 notre dame cathedral, paris 46

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Nestled between the Saône and Rhone rivers, Lyon is one of France’s most important cities and its gastronomic capital. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time for lunch on your own before an exclusive cooking demonstration. Later, transfer to your luxurious ship, where you will gather with your fellow passengers at tonight’s festive Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 6, LYON. Today, your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you past the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the city’s historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of an ancient Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The afternoon is free to enjoy however you wish. The ship departs for Belleville this evening. (B,L,D) Day 7, BELLEVILLE – VIENNE. This morning’s tour will take you through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d’Or or “land of the golden stones,” named for the richly colored limestone used to build local homes and castles. You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt as well as the home of a local vintner, where you will enjoy a wine tasting


provence & Spain and vineyard tour and learn about the history of the region’s wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne, where you’ll have a free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D) Day 8, VIENNE – TOURNON. Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne’s Roman past can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, you will take a mini train tour and see an ancient Roman temple, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. Your ship departs at midday for Tournon. This evening is free for you to discover the town’s picturesque streets and lovely old buildings, as well as the feudal castle built into a rockface overlooking the Rhone. (B,L,D) Day 9, TOURNON – VIVIERS. Relax on board today as we cruise to Viviers. After arriving this evening, you may take a “Ghost Walk” tour through this medieval town, with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. (B,L,D) Day 10, VIVIERS – AVIGNON. After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Continue by motor coach to Avignon, site of the bridge made famous by the French children's song "On the Bridge of Avignon." Seven popes once resided in the magnificent 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. As an alternative, 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 town known for its castle, medieval streets and picturesque town square. Enjoy free time for shopping 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. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. As an alternative, take the “Impressionist Experience” tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Van Gogh once lived and painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. You will also visit the Carrières de Lumières, a stone quarry that projects Impressionist artwork on its walls, including many of Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Late this afternoon, a city tour of Arles will show you the Romanesque cathedral and Roman amphitheater. The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 12, ARLES – DISEMBARKATION – BARCELONA, SPAIN. Disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona. Along the way, you will stop in the medieval French town of Perpignan, where you will have free time for lunch and 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 and explore the Gothic Quarter in the medieval center of the city. During your tour, you will see some of Antoni Gaudi’s unique architectural works, 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. (B) Day 14, BARCELONA. Enjoy a full day at your leisure or take part in an optional excursion to Montserrat to visit the famous Benedictine abbey built atop the mountain. The abbey is home to the Virgin of Montserrat, a statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child, one of Europe’s famous “Black Madonna” figures. The abbey also offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and its many unusual rock formations. (B) Day 15, DEPART BARCELONA. Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMADAGIO CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

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Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post-land arrangements: $840 per person (Paris/Barcelona); $700 per person (Paris/Marseille) Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

marseille option Colorful and multicultural Marseille is one of France's most exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. As an alternative to three nights in Barcelona, you may opt to spend two nights in Marseille. Please ask for cruise & land pricing. streets of avignon, france

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DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

JEWELS OF FRANCE Start with 2 nights in paris, enjoy a 7-night seine cruise, then travel by high-speed train to lyon for a 7-night lyon-arles cruise, ending with 3 nights in barcelona 21 Days ∙ Travel to PARIS & return from BARCELONA or reverse

Begin with your journey in Paris, with a panoramic city tour and a visit to the Musee d’Orsay. Visit Monet’s gardens in Giverny and the charming harbor town of Honfleur. Stroll through historic Rouen, see the D-Day beaches of WWII, and visit Napoleon’s former home. Disembark in Paris and take a highspeed train to Lyon. From there, you’ll cruise through France’s scenic wine-growing regions and enjoy wine tastings, explore medieval villages and shop for local crafts. Your itinerary includes Avignon as well as Arles, where Van Gogh once lived. Conclude with three nights in magnificent Barcelona.

1 Overnight flight to France 2 Paris Hotel check-in 3 Paris Free day 4 Paris Panoramic city tour Musée d’Orsay visit EMBARKATION 5 Vernon Excursion to Monet’s home & gardens in Giverny 6 Rouen Scenic cruising Honfleur excursion OR “Routes des Abbayes” tour 7 Rouen Full-day excursion to Normandy Beaches OR Pays d’Auge excursion 8 Rouen Walking tour 9 Les Andelys Château Gaillard Scenic cruising 10 Conflans Château Malmaison OR “Artists’ Walk” tour of Auvers-sur-Oise 11 Paris DISEMBARKATION Lyon TGV high-speed train to Lyon Cooking demonstration EMBARKATION; Welcome Dinner 12 Lyon City tour 13 Belleville Beaujolais excursion Vienne Free evening 14 Vienne Walking tour Tournon Free time 15 Viviers “Ghost Walk” tour 16 Viviers Grignan excursion Avignon Walking tour & Papal Palace OR Pont du Gard & Uzes excursion 17 Arles Les Baux & olive farm excursion OR "Impressionist Experience" tour Arles walking tour 18 Arles DISEMBARKATION Perpignan Free time for lunch Transfer to Barcelona Barcelona Hotel check-in 19 Barcelona City tour 20 Barcelona Optional Montserrat excursion 21 Barcelona Return flight home Embark 7-Night Cruise

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»» 2 nights hotel accommodation in Paris, including daily buffet breakfast

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

»» Transfer from hotel to ship in Paris

Day 2, PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to begin exploring the romantic “City of Lights” on your own.

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation aboard the AmaLegro in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms with French Balconies »» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours” – see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise; multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner »» Transfer from the AmaLego to the AmaDagio in Lyon via high-speed TGV train »» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation aboard the AmaDagio in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms with French balconies »» Transfer from ship to the hotel in Barcelona »» 3 nights hotel accommodation in Barcelona, 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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Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Crambremer, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy. (B,L,D) Day 8, ROUEN – LES ANDELYS. Enjoy a morning walk through this medieval city and see the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Rouen on your own and perhaps to sample some of Normandy’s famous cheeses. This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine en route to Les Andelys. (B,L,D) Day 9, LES ANDELYS – CONFLANS. A stroll along the river in Les Andelys offers beautiful views of the Seine River Valley’s dramatic white cliffs, half-timbered houses, and the hilltop ruins of Château-Gaillard. This former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years’ War. Athletically-inclined guests may enjoy hiking up to visit the castle before we continue cruising to Conflans. (B,L,D) Day 10, CONFLANS – PARIS. Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first is to visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine. Your tour includes the château’s interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, once home to Impressionist painters in the 19th century. Your “Artists’ Walk” tour includes many sites associated with their work, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening. (B,L,D) Day 11, PARIS – DISEMBARKATION – LYON – EMBARKATION. After disembarking your ship, you will board a TGV highspeed 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 as well as its gastronomic capital. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time for lunch on your own before an exclusive cooking demonstration. Later, transfer to your luxurious ship, where you will gather this evening for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D) Day 12, LYON. Today, your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you past the Place Bellecour and its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux and Bartholdi’s Fountain, as well as the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the city’s historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of an ancient Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. Enjoy a free afternoon before the ship departs for Belleville this evening. (B,L,D)


Day 13, BELLEVILLE – VIENNE. This morning’s tour will take you through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d’Or or “land of the golden stones,” named for the richly colored limestone used to build homes and castles. You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt as well as the home of a local vintner. Enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour and learn about the history of the region’s wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne, where you’ll have a free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D) Day 14, VIENNE – TOURNON. Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne’s Roman past can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, you will take a mini train tour and see the ancient Roman temple dedicated to Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. Your ship will depart at midday for Tournon. This evening is free for you to discover the town, as well as the feudal castle built into a rock overlooking the Rhone. (B,L,D) Day 15, TOURNON – VIVIERS. Enjoy a free morning to relax on board or venture back into town on your own. After lunch the ship cruises to Viviers. After arriving this evening, you may take a “Ghost Walk” through this medieval town, with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. (B,L,D) Day 16, VIVIERS – AVIGNON. After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. Continue on by motor coach to Avignon, site of the bridge made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). You will visit the Papal Palace and also see the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, 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 town known for its castle, still occupied by the Duke of Uzes and his family, as well as its picturesque town square. Enjoy free time for shopping before returning to your ship. (B,L,D) Day 17, 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. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. As an alternative, take the “Impressionist Experience” tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Van Gogh once lived and painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. You will also visit the Carrières de Lumières, a stone quarry that projects Impressionist artwork onto its

walls. Late this afternoon, a city tour of Arles will show you the Romanesque cathedral and Roman Amphitheater. The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

JEWELS OF FRANCE DATES & PRICES

Day 18, ARLES – DISEMBARKATION – BARCELONA, SPAIN. Today you will disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona. Along the way, you will stop in the medieval French town of Perpignan, where you may enjoy free time for lunch and exploring on your own. (B)

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Day 19, 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, an iconic tree-lined boulevard, and explore the Gothic Quarter in the medieval center of the city. You will also see some of Antoni Gaudi’s unique architectural works, 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. (B) Day 20, BARCELONA. Enjoy a full day at your leisure, or take an optional excursion to Montserrat to visit the famous Benedictine abbey built atop the mountain. A pilgrimage site of great religious importance, the abbey is home to the Virgin of Montserrat, one of Europe’s famous “Black Madonna” figures. The statue is situated within a holy grotto where visitations by the Virgin Mary have been reported. (B) Day 21, DEPART BARCELONA. Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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7-night Paris-Paris cruise aboard the AMALEGRO 7-night Arles-Lyon cruise aboard the AMADAGIO Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALEGRO &  AMADAGIO CAT. DECK STATEROOM

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Port charges: Additional $322 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre/post land arrangements: $650 per person 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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THE ROMANTIC DANUBE Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy a fascinating 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest 12 Days ∙ Travel to Prague & return from Budapest

Lined with medieval villages, hillside vineyards and fairy tale castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague followed by a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest. Along the way, you will stroll along cobblestone streets, sample splendid Wachau Valley wines, visit palaces and stately gardens, and experience the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

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Overnight flight to Czech Rep.

2

Prague

Hotel check-in

3

Prague

City tour

Optional “Folklore Dinner Show”

4

Free time

Prague

OR optional Terezin excursion

OR optional Lobkowicz

Palace excursion

5

Prague

Transfer to Regensburg

Regensburg

Walking tour

Vilshofen

EMBARKATION

“Oktoberfest”

Welcome Dinner

6

Vilshofen

Free time

Passau

Walking tour

7

Linz

Gmunden excursion

OR Cesky Krumlov excursion

OR Salzburg excursion

8

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour

Krems

Dürnstein Walking tour

Wine tasting at local winery

9

City tour

Vienna

Optional Schönbrunn

Palace excursion

Optional evening Mozart &

Strauss concert

10

Walking tour

Bratislava

OR “Communist History” tour

11

City tour

Budapest

"Illuminations Cruise"

12

DISEMBARKATION

Budapest

Embark 7-Night Cruise

Relax in your balcony stateroom

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast

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

»» Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Vilshofen, Germany »» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

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

»» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26

Day 3, PRAGUE. Your morning sightseeing tour takes you to Prague’s historic city center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before visiting the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and cultural traditions. (B)

»» 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

Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend the day at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished. Or choose an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B)

»» Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

Day 5, PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN. Depart Prague this morning

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included

»» Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and 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 a 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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and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue on to the charming 1,200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen and board your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers at a private “Oktoberfest” celebration in Vilshofen, with traditional beers and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Later, enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. (B,D) Day 6, VILSHOFEN – PASSAU. This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-yearold city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to one of the world’s largest pipe organs. (B,L,D) Day 7, LINZ, AUSTRIA – GMUNDEN. The ship arrives this morning in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. You will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the historic town of Gmunden in the scenic Salzkammergut region, the Austrian Lake District, a UNESCO


THE ROMANTIC DANUBE World Heritage Site. The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by the “Sound of Music.” Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D) Day 8, MELK – KREMS (DÜRNSTEIN). Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Melk. A guided tour will take you through Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley to Krems, where you will take a motor coach ride to Dürnstein. On your walking tour of this picturesque old town, you’ll see the magnificent blue façade of the local abbey church and the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a winery in Krems. (B,L,D) Day 9, VIENNA. During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse and

St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have the opportunity to attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D) Day 10, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, take a “Communist History” tour that includes such architectural landmarks 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 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to the historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of the river and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes’ Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the glittering river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 12, DISEMBARKATION – BUDAPEST. Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

UPGRADE PRICES Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALYRA CAT.

D C B A A+ S

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

STATEROOM

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

ADD'L

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

START CITY

CODE AG

EMBARK SHIP DATE NAME

27 Mar* Prague 31 Mar AmaCerto 31 Mar Prague 4 Apr AmaLyra 1 Apr§ Prague 5 Apr AmaVerde 10 Apr Prague 14 Apr AmaCerto 14 Apr Prague 18 Apr AmaLyra 24 Apr° Prague 28 Apr AmaCerto 22 May Prague 26 May AmaCerto 23 May Prague 27 May AmaPrima 24 May Prague 28 May AmaSonata 7 Jun Prague 1 1 Jun AmaSonata 20 Jun Prague 24 Jun AmaPrima 21 Jun Prague 25 Jun AmaSonata 4 Jul Prague 8 Jul AmaPrima 17 Jul Prague 21 Jul AmaCerto 18 Jul Prague 22 Jul AmaPrima 19 Jul Prague 23 Jul AmaSonata 2 Aug Prague 6 Aug AmaSonata 15 Aug Prague 19 Aug AmaPrima 29 Aug Prague 2 Sep AmaPrima 1 1 Sep Prague 15 Sep AmaCerto 12 Sep Prague 16 Sep AmaPrima 13 Sep Prague 17 Sep AmaSonata 27 Sep Prague 1 Oct AmaSonata 10 Oct Prague 14 Oct AmaPrima 1 1 Oct Prague 15 Oct AmaSonata 24 Oct Prague 28 Oct AmaPrima 25 Oct Prague 29 Oct AmaSonata 7 Nov* Prague 1 1 Nov AmaPrima 8 Nov* Prague 12 Nov AmaSonata 1 1 Nov Prague 15 Nov AmaBella 23 Dec Prague 27 Dec AmaBella

CRUISE ONLY

CRUISE & pre ext.

$2,499 $3,249 $2,599 $3,349 $2,699 $3,449 $2,799 $3,549 $2,899 $3,649 $3,099 $3,849 $3,299 $4,049 $3,299 $4,049 $3,299 $4,049 $3,299 $4,049 $3,099 $3,849 $3,099 $3,849 $3,099 $3,849 $3,099 $3,849 $3,099 $3,849 $3,099 $3,849 $3,099 $3,849 $3,199 $3,949 $3,499 $4,249 $3,499 $4,249 $3,499 $4,249 $3,499 $4,249 $3,499 $4,249 $3,299 $4,049 $3,199 $3,949 $2,999 $3,749 $2,999 $3,749 $2,699 $3,449 $2,699 $3,449 $2,699 $3,449 $2,799 $3,549

* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise § Jewish Heritage Cruise ° Chocolate cruise  New Year's cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares.

AMASONATA, AMAPRIMA, AMACERTO, AMAVERDE & AMABELLA CAT.

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

STATEROOM

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

ADD'L

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Cat. AA+ only available aboard AmaSonata, AmaPrima and AmaCerto Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre-land arrangements: $420 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

warm welcome in vilshofen

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melodies of the DANUBE Enjoy a fascinating 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen, then spend 3 nights in Munich 12 Days ∙ Travel to Budapest & return from munich

Travel along the beautiful Danube through four European countries, experiencing the spirit-lifting sights and sounds that have long inspired artisans and musicians. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular medieval abbey in Melk, and explore charming and picturesque towns. Conclude your journey with an optional 3-night stay in Munich or Prague (see pages 52-55/The Romantic Danube).

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to Hungary

2 Budapest

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

"Illuminations Cruise"

3

Budapest

City tour

4

Bratislava

Walking tour

Vienna

“Viennese Wine & Music” evening

5

Vienna

City tour

Optional Schönbrunn Palace

excursion

Optional Mozart & Strauss

evening concert

6

Dürnstein

Walking tour & wine tasting

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour

7

Linz

Gmunden excursion

OR Cesky Krumlov excursion

OR Salzburg excursion

8

Passau

Walking tour

Vilshofen

“Oktoberfest”

9 Vilshofen

DISEMBARKATION

Walking tour

Regensburg

Transfer to Munich

10

Munich

City tour

11

Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle

12

Munich

Return flight home

Embark 7-Night Cruise

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

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

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, BUDAPEST. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you will enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D) Day 4, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Wake up this morning in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city’s top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

»» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner »» Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen, Germany 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 »» Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours »» Services of a 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 5, VIENNA. Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your panoramic city tour, which will include the Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to stroll along the boutique-lined Kärntnerstrasse, sample Vienna’s famous pastries or visit a museum. Or, if you prefer, join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have an opportunity to attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 6, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. We arrive in Dürnstein this morning, where you will have a walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets and see the magnificent blue tower of the local Stiftskirche (abbey church). Look for the castle ruins high on a hill where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom. Return to the ship and continue onwards to Melk via the gorgeous scenery of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, you will visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see jewel-encrusted crosses containing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments,


melodies of the DANUBE as well as the abbey’s priceless collection of medieval manuscripts. The ship moors overnight in Melk. (B,L,D)

where you will have free time for lunch on your own before returning to Munich. (B)

Day 7, LINZ – GMUNDEN. This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. You will have the choice of three different excursions: the scenic town of Gmunden in the Salzkammergut region, the Austrian Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border; or Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for the “Sound of Music.” Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. The ship cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 12, DEPART MUNICH. Bid farewell to Munich and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Day 8, PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN, GERMANY. 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 around this charming city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen, where you will enjoy a festive “Oktoberfest” celebration (an AmaWaterways exclusive) with local food, beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D) Day 9, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION – REGENSBURG – MUNICH. This morning, disembark in Vilshofen and depart for Munich. Stop in Regensburg for a walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. You will have some free time afterwards to explore Regensburg’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing your transfer to Munich. Enjoy the scenic countryside en route to your hotel in Germany’s third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center, renowned for its breweries, beer gardens and boisterous Oktoberfest celebrations. (B) Day 10, MUNICH. This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Munich followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. You will see such iconic sights as 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. Today, you will visit the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. This postcard perfect castle, set amidst the Bavarian Alps, was built in the 19th century by “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria as an elaborate homage to composer Richard Wagner. After a tour of the castle, arrive in Füssen,

prague option As an alternative to three nights in Munich, you may opt to spend three nights in culturally rich Prague. A morning sightseeing tour includes the historic city center, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. (See pages 52-55/The Romantic Danube.)

Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALYRA CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

Piano Window Violin & Cello French Balcony Violin & Cello French Balcony Violin French Balcony Violin French Balcony Violin French Balcony

CODE AGR

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY

CRUISE & post ext.

23 Mar* Budapest 27 Mar Budapest 28 Mar Budapest 6 Apr Budapest 10 Apr Budapest 20 Apr Budapest 18 May Budapest 19 May Budapest 20 May Budapest 3 Jun Budapest 16 Jun Budapest 17 Jun Budapest 30 Jun Budapest 13 Jul Budapest 14 Jul Budapest 15 Jul Budapest 29 Jul Budapest 1 1 Aug§ Budapest 25 Aug Budapest 7 Sep Budapest 8 Sep Budapest 9 Sep Budapest 23 Sep Budapest 6 Oct Budapest 7 Oct Budapest 20 Oct Budapest 21 Oct Budapest 3 Nov§ Budapest 4 Nov Budapest 7 Nov Budapest 19 Dec** Budapest

$3,149 $3,249 $3,249 $3,449 $3,549 $3,749 $4,049 $4,049 $4,049 $4,049 $3,949 $3,949 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $3,849 $4,049 $4,249 $4,249 $4,249 $4,249 $4,149 $4,149 $3,849 $3,849 $3,649 $3,549 $3,549 $3,449

24 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 7 Apr 1 1 Apr 21 Apr 19 May 20 May 21 May 4 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 1 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 30 Jul 12 Aug 26 Aug 8 Sep 9 Sep 10 Sep 24 Sep 7 Oct 8 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 4 Nov 5 Nov 8 Nov 20 Dec

AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaVerde AmaCerto AmaLyra AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaSonata AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaPrima AmaCerto AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaSonata AmaPrima AmaPrima AmaCerto AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaSonata AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaBella AmaBella

$2,399 $2,499 $2,499 $2,699 $2,799 $2,999 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,199 $3,199 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,299 $3,499 $3,499 $3,499 $3,499 $3,399 $3,399 $3,099 $3,099 $2,899 $2,799 $2,799 $2,699

* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise

UPGRADE PRICES

D C B A A+ S

DATES & PRICES

§ Jewish Heritage Cruise ** Some Christmas Markets may be open. Check with each country's tourist office for more information. Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares.

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

AMASONATA, AMAPRIMA, AMACERTO, AMAVERDE & AMABELLA CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

Piano Window Violin & Cello French Balcony Cello French/Outside Balcony Violin French/Outside Balcony Cello French/Outside Balcony Violin French/Outside Balcony Violin French/Outside Balcony Violin French/Outside Balcony

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Cat. AA+ only available aboard AmaSonata, AmaPrima and AmaCerto Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for post-land arrangements: $420 per person 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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THE legendary DANUBE Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy a fascinating 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest 12 Days ∙ Travel to Prague & return from Budapest

Start your voyage with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Visit centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your European river cruise vacation with visits to two grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to Czech Rep.

2

Prague

Hotel check-in

3

Prague

City tour

Optional “Folklore Dinner Show”

4

Optional Terezin excursion

Prague

OR optional Lobkowicz Palace

excursion

5

Prague

Transfer to Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary

Free time

Nuremberg

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

6

City tour

Nuremberg

Cruise Main-Danube Canal

7

Walking tour

Regensburg

Optional Weltenburg Abbey

(seasonal)

8

Walking tour

Passau

OR optional Salzburg excursion

Linz

Free evening

9

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour

Cruise Wachau Valley

Optional evening Mozart &

Vienna

Strauss concert

10

City tour

Vienna

Optional Schönbrunn Palace

11

City tour

Budapest

“Illuminations Cruise”

12

DISEMBARKATION

Budapest

Embark 7-Night Cruise

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast

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

»» 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 daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues

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 sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will take a panoramic tour of the city before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague 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 cultural traditions. (B) Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B)

»» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and 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 a 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 5, PRAGUE – KARLOVY VARY – EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach. Enjoy a stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name of Carlsbad, a town famous for its Bohemian spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg and board your ship. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D) Day 6, 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. Later, the ship cruises to Regensburg. (B,L,D) Day 7, REGENSBURG. This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. In the afternoon, you are free to join an optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey, considered the


THE legendary DANUBE oldest Benedictine monastery in Bavaria, traveling via the dramatic scenery of the Danube Gorge (seasonal availability). (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 two tours today, a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. Passau is a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will have 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, now docked in Linz. After dinner, you may wish to take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D) Day 9, MELK – VIENNA. Early this morning, we cruise through the scenic and romantic Wachau Valley en route to Melk. Your guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites, located on a rocky outcropping overlooking the Danube.

Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the Wachau region. 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 Vienna’s Baroque elegance on a guided city tour that includes the world famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, 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. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the imperial Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors and a fine example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, the ship continues down the Danube en route to Hungary. (B,L,D) Day 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s glittering riverfront. (B,L,D) Day 12, BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AB

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre ext.

8 Apr 2 12 May 22 May 5 Jul 17 Jul 16 Aug 30 Aug 1 1 Sep 13 Oct 6 Nov

Prague Prague Prague Prague Prague Prague Prague Prague Prague Prague

2 May AmaLyra 16 May AmaLyra 26 May AmaDolce 9 Jul AmaSonata 21 Jul AmaDolce 20 Aug AmaSonata 3 Sep AmaSonata 15 Sep AmaDolce 17 Oct AmaLyra 10 Nov AmaDolce

$3,199 $3,299 $3,299 $3,099 $3,099 $3,199 $3,499 $3,499 $3,199 $2,699

$3,949 $4,049 $4,049 $3,849 $3,849 $3,949 $4,249 $4,249 $3,949 $3,449

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALYRA & AMADOLCE CAT.

D C B A A+ S

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin Violin

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Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

AMASONATA CAT.

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Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre-land arrangements: $420 per person 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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blue DANUBE discovery Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable 7-night cruise to Nuremberg, then explore Prague for 3 nights 14 Days ∙ Travel to Budapest & return from Prague

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you explore some of Europe’s most renowned 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 stunningly beautiful Wachau Valley, and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal, a masterpiece of modern engineering.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

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2

Budapest

Hotel check-in

3

Budapest

City tour

4

Budapest

Free time

OR optional Pustza excursion

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

"Illuminations Cruise"

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Bratislava

Walking tour

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Vienna

City tour

Optional Schönbrunn Palace

Optional Mozart & Strauss concert

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Walking tour

Dürnstein

Cruising the Wachau Valley

Melk

Benedictine Abbey tour

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Linz

Optional Salzburg excursion

Passau

OR scenic cruise and walking tour

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Regensburg

Walking tour

10

Nuremberg

“Medieval Nuremberg” tour

OR "World War II" tour

1 1 Nuremberg

DISEMBARKATION

Karlovy Vary

Free time

Prague

Hotel check-in

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City tour

Optional "Folklore Dinner Show"

13 Prague

Free time

OR optional Terezin tour

OR optional Lobkowicz Palace

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Prague

Embark 7-Night Cruise

regional favorites in germany

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»» 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast

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

»» 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 daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

Day 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or to 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 Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the massive Heroes’ Square and more. (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. This excursion includes a traditional goulash lunch and a horse riding demonstration by Hungarian cowboys. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Bratislava. (B,D) Day 5, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city’s major sites, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Spend the evening in Bratislava before the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna later tonight. (B,L,D)

»» 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 a 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 Dürnstein, austria 66

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Day 6, VIENNA, AUSTRIA. This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna that will include the majestic Opera House, the Ringstrasse and 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. Join an optional excursion this afternoon to Schönbrunn Palace and gardens, a glorious example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, you may attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D) Day 7, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. After reaching the Wachau Valley early this morning, you will have a walking tour of Dürnstein, part of a region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Stroll along cobblestone streets past centuries-old houses and wine taverns, marvel at the magnificent blue tower of the town’s Baroque Stiftskirche (abbey church), and see the ruins of the castle where King Richard I of England was once held for ransom. This afternoon, you may enjoy a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (if weather permits) or relax on board during a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Your ship arrives late this afternoon in Melk, one of Europe’s most renowned spiritual and cultural heritage sites, where you will tour its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the charming town of Melk on your own. (B,L,D)


blue danube discovery Day 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY. This morning the ship arrives in Linz. Remain on the ship for a scenic cruise through upper Austria to Passau, a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Baroque architecture. You will have a walking tour of Passau’s Old Town, past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. As an alternative, you may join an optional excursion from Linz to Salzburg, where you will have a walking tour of the historic center, the setting for the “Sound of Music” and Mozart’s birthplace. The ship cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Nazi rallies and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). The ship moors in Nuremberg overnight. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES

Day 11, NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION – KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC – PRAGUE. Depart the ship after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name of Carlsbad. You will have free time to explore this beautiful Bohemian spa town and have lunch on your own before continuing to Prague and checking into your hotel. (B)

Day 9, REGENSBURG. This afternoon, the ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have a guided walking tour of 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. (B,L,D)

Day 12, PRAGUE. Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to visit Wenceslas Square or enjoy yourself in one of the city’s many charming cafes. This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions (B)

22 Apr Budapest 6 May Budapest 30 May Budapest 29 Jun Budapest 25 Jul Budapest 10 Aug Budapest 24 Aug Budapest 19 Sep Budapest 7 Oct Budapest 21 Oct Budapest 15 Nov§ Budapest 16 Nov Budapest

Day 10, NUREMBERG. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal and leisurely cruises through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of two tours in Nuremberg. “Medieval Nuremberg” will give you a fascinating overview of this former unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, an ancient city historians consider the epicenter of the German Renaissance. You will see the 900-year-old ramparts, towers and city walls of the Imperial Castle that surround the historic city center, as well as the house where artist Albrecht Dürer once resided. Another sightseeing option is the “World War II” tour that focuses on Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. You will visit the Zeppelin Field where Hitler once held

REGENSBURG, GERMANY

Day 13, PRAGUE. Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor café, or shop for local handicrafts. This afternoon, participate in an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished, or an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B) Day 14, DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

CODE AC

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

25 Apr 9 May 2 Jun 2 Jul 28 Jul 13 Aug 27 Aug 22 Sep 10 Oct 24 Oct 18 Nov 19 Nov

AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaDolce AmaSonata AmaDolce AmaSonata AmaSonata AmaDolce AmaLyra AmaLyra AmaPrima AmaSonata

$3,099 $3,199 $3,299 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,299 $3,499 $3,299 $3,099 $2,699 $2,699

$4,349 $4,449 $4,549 $4,349 $4,349 $4,349 $4,549 $4,749 $4,549 $4,349 $3,949 $3,949

§ Jewish Heritage Cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALYRA & AMADOLCE CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C B A A+ S

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Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

AMASONATA & AMAPRIMA CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post-land arrangements: $700 per person 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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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

Begin your vacation in Vienna (or in Budapest), one of the world’s most celebrated cities, renowned for its music, architecture and dance. Transfer to Budapest and embark upon your Danube river cruise. Traverse the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates, then cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border. Visit Vidin, Belogradchik and Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania. Disembark and continue by land to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Conclude your journey in Istanbul, a truly exotic and fascinating cultural crossroads.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1 2 Vienna 3 Vienna 4 Budapest 5 Mohács Vilány 6 Vukovar Novi Sad 7 Belgrade 8 Iron Gates 9 Vidin 10 Giurgiu 11 Rousse Veliko Tarnovo Plovdiv 12 Erdine 1 3 Istanbul 14 Istanbul 15 Istanbul

Overnight flight to Austria Hotel check-in City tour City tour; EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner "Illuminations Cruise" Pécs excursion Wine tasting OR Mohács guided bike tour “Yugoslav Civil War” tour Walking tour City tour OR “Tito's Memorial” tour Full day cruising Belogradchik excursion and Baba Vida Fortress Bucharest excursion DISEMBARKATION City tour with lunch Walking tour Lunch stop, transfer to Istanbul City tour Optional “Turkish Delight” tour Tour Topkapi Palace Optional Bosphorus cruise Return flight home

Option to fly from Bucharest to Istanbul is available for $499 per person (based on double occupancy) or $639 single occupancy.

11 Rousse Istanbul 12 Istanbul 13 Istanbul 14 Istanbul 15 Istanbul

DISEMBARKATION; transfer to Bucharest; flight to Istanbul Transfer to hotel City tour Free day Optional “Turkish Delight” tour Tour Topkapi Palace Optional Bosphorus cruise Return flight home

Embark 7-Night Cruise unique locally-made handicrafts

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»» 2 nights hotel in Vienna at the InterContinental Vienna (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast (Budapest is also available; ask for details)

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria.

»» 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 daily with personal headset included »» "Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Day 2, ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Arrive in Vienna and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Day 3, VIENNA. Your morning 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 charming old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors and an impressive example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own or attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B) Day 4, VIENNA – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel in Vienna, you will travel to Budapest, Hungary, where you will have free time for lunch followed by a sightseeing tour of Buda and Pest. From the historic Buda Castle, enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities spread over both sides of the Danube. Your tour also includes the Fisherman’s Bastion. Afterwards, embark upon your river cruise ship, docked in the city center. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises past Budapest’s illuminated riverfront. (B,D)

»» 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 InterContinental Ceylon (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 a 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 70

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Day 5, MOHÁCS – PÉCS – VILLÁNY. Arrive in Mohacs during breakfast, then depart for your excursion to Pécs, the 2010 European Union Cultural Capital. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pécs was an important cultural base during many centuries of Ottoman rule. You will visit the Mosque Church, the largest structure surviving from the Ottoman period, as well as the underground burial chambers that date back to the 4th century. You will also see St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral, as well as the restored Synagogue, before returning to the ship in Mohács. After lunch, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion to sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Villány. (B,L,D) Day 6, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. This morning, enjoy a “Yugoslav Civil War” tour of Vukovar that will show you the Ovcara Memorial, the monumental cross that serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia, one of Europe’s greatest historical treasures. On your afternoon walking tour of the city, you will see the Petrovaradin fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached, now home to a hotel, museum and artists’ studios. Some guests will also see the Novi Sad Synagogue, a beautiful structure located in the Old Town District. (B,L,D)


black sea voyage Day 7, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, that includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. As an alternative, 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. After your tour, you will have free time in the city center to stroll along Prince Michael Street, the city’s main shopping area. (B,L,D) Day 8, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES. 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 series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania. The banks of the river along this natural border are lined with sheer-faced rocks that stretch high overhead, a sight that will be an unforgettable highlight of your Black Sea adventure. (B,L,D) Day 9, VIDIN. Today you will visit the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. Standing guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin, this massive medieval castle has thick walls and four imposing towers, a stark contrast to the peaceful park that surrounds it. Inside, you’ll be treated to a fascinating historical re-enactment, a performance held exclusively for AmaWaterways guests. Continue on to Belogradchik, a beautifully restored castle dating back to the Dark Ages, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. The ship departs early afternoon. (B,L,D)

conclusion of your Black Sea Voyage. You will stop for lunch in Erdine before continuing on to Istanbul and checking in to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to explore on your own. (B,L) Day 13, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through Istanbul’s Old City, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the beautiful and historic Blue Mosque, so named for the blue tiles adorning its interior. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour, an in-depth look at some of Istanbul’s most unique sights. (B) Day 14, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the spectacular Ottoman Sultans’ Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every Sultan from the 15th-19th centuries. During your tour, admire the private chambers of the Sultans, the Harem (women’s quarters) and the Imperial Treasury’s vast collection, including the jewel-encrusted Topkapi Dagger and the stunning 86 carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosphorus cruise to Istanbul’s chic, trendy neighborhood of Ortaköy, or spend the remainder of the day shopping for souvenirs or relaxing at a tea house or café. (B) Day 15, ISTANBUL - USA. Bid farewell to Istanbul as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Day 10, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, the “Paris of the East.” Begin your day with a city tour that features a visit to the Palace of the Parliament or the Open Air Museum, dedicated to preserving the traditional architecture of rural Romania. After lunch, all guests will have a guided tour of the newly renovated Lipscani district, the historical city center of Bucharest. The evening is yours to spend however you wish. (B,L,D) Day 11, ROUSSE – DISEMBARKATION – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motor coach. Your first stop is the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, where you will visit a traditional market known as Samovodska Charshia. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, take a walking tour to see traces of ancient Roman ruins found throughout Plovdiv’s Old Town area, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D) Day 12, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast, continue on to exotic Istanbul for the grand three-night

DATES & PRICES

CODE AJ

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

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$4,699 $4,799 $4,799 $4,799 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,599 $4,799 $4,999 $4,999 $4,999 $4,599 $4,499

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAPRIMA & AMACerto CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post-land arrangements: $840 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

budapest option As an alternative to two nights in Vienna, you may opt to spend two nights in vibrant Budapest. Highlights of your complimentary city tour include Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the massive Heroes’ Square and more. bucharest, romania

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Europe Itinerary

the enchanting rhinE Start with a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, followed by 2 nights in Lucerne, ending with 2 nights in Zurich 13 Days ∙ Travel to amsterdam & return from zurich or reverse

Begin in Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North,” famous for its canals, museums, architecture and rich cultural legacy. In Germany, you will visit Cologne’s majestic cathedral, the university town of Heidelberg and the Black Forest area. You will also explore the centuries-old city of Strasbourg in France’s Alsace region. Conclude your journey amidst Switzerland’s snow-capped vistas, with a scenic lake cruise and souvenir shopping in chic, cosmopolitan cities.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to

the Netherlands

2 Amsterdam

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

3

Amsterdam

City tour & canal cruise

4

Cologne

City tour & cathedral visit

Koblenz

Evening walking tour

5

Rhine Gorge

Cruise past Rhine castles

Rüdesheim

Wine tasting

Siegfried’s Music Museum

6

Heidelberg excursion

Speyer

OR Speyer excursion

7

Strasbourg

City tour

8

Breisach

Riquewihr walking tour

OR Breisach & Freiburg

excursion

9 Basel

DISEMBARKATION

City tour

Transfer to Lucerne

10

Walking tour

Lucerne

Optional cable car ride up

Swiss mountain (seasonal)

11

Lake cruise

Lucerne

Transfer to Zurich

12

City tour

Zurich

Optional excursion to

Rhine Falls & Stein

13

Return flight home

Zurich

Embark 7-Night Cruise

charming french café

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INCLUDED FEATURES

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»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Amsterdam and board 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. See the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour and a photo stop at a windmill. You’ll have some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. The ship departs this afternoon, en route to Germany. (B,L,D) Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY – KOBLENZ. Your guided tour of Cologne this morning includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz and moors overnight. (B,L,D)

»» 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 »» 2 nights hotel in Lucerne (or surrounding area) at the Radisson Blu (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» 2 nights hotel at the Zurich Hotel Continental (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 a 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 "le petit france" district, strasbourg 74

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Day 5, RÜDESHEIM. This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, with its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. You’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and wine taverns. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D) Day 6, SPEYER – HEIDELBERG. Arrive around lunchtime in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). Choose either a city tour of Speyer or a half-day excursion to historic Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D) Day 7, STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Capital city of France’s Alsace region, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy a panoramic


the enchanting rhine city tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, take a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 8, BREISACH, GERMANY. You have two exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town renowned for its historic architecture and for its Riesling wines. A second option is a walking tour of the beautiful town of Breisach and Freiburg, where you will visit the historical city center and Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Tonight, the ship cruises to Switzerland. (B,L,D) Day 9, BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARKATION – LUCERNE. Disembark after breakfast for a city tour of cosmopolitan Basel. Long an important center for banking, commerce and trade, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite old homes. After free time for lunch on your own, depart for Lucerne. You will visit the Lion Monument en route, a dramatic sculpture that honors the Swiss Guards who once protected the French kings. Arrive in Lucerne mid-afternoon and check into your hotel. (B)

Day 10, LUCERNE. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem. You will see some of the city’s lovely cobblestone streets, monuments, fountains, public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for Swiss-made watches, knives and delicious chocolates. Or, if you prefer, join the optional tour and cable car ride to the top of a Swiss mountain with incredible views of the surrounding area (seasonal availability). (B) Day 11, LUCERNE – ZURICH. Enjoy a free morning in Lucerne before checking out of your hotel, then take a leisurely cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. In Vitznau, you will board a motor coach for a scenic drive to Zurich. Check into your 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 Abbey, St. Peter (which boasts the world’s largest church clock face), Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster Abbey. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the town on your own. Or, if you prefer, you may take an optional excursion to see the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, and also visit Stein, a town with a well-preserved medieval center and buildings painted with beautiful frescoes. (B) Day 13, DEPART ZURICH. After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AI

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

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

AmaPrima AmaCello AmaPrima AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaCello AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaCello AmaCello AmaReina AmaCello AmaReina AmaCerto

$2,399 $2,499 $2,599 $2,799 $2,899 $3,199 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $3,199 $3,199 $3,299 $3,299 $3,499 $3,499 $3,499 $3,199 $3,299 $3,099 $3,099 $2,999 $2,799 $2,699 $2,699 $2,699

$3,559 $3,659 $3,759 $3,959 $4,059 $4,359 $4,459 $4,459 $4,459 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,259 $4,359 $4,359 $4,459 $4,459 $4,659 $4,659 $4,659 $4,359 $4,459 $4,259 $4,259 $4,159 $3,959 $3,859 $3,859 $3,859

* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMADolce & AMACello CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

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

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

AMAReinA, AMAPRIMA & AMACERTO CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

lucerne, switzerland

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- or post-land arrangements: $560 per person 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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DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

vineyards of the rhine & mosel

DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

Enjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, then spend 3 nights in Paris 12 Days ∙ Travel to AMSTERDAM & return from PARIS or reverse

1

Overnight flight to

the Netherlands

2 Amsterdam

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

3

Amsterdam

Canal cruise & city tour

4

Cologne

Walking tour & cathedral visit

5

Rüdesheim

Cruising Rhine Gorge

Experience the unforgettable beauty of two of Europe’s most renowned waterways, the Rhine and Mosel. Begin in Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North,” famous for its distinctive architecture and canals. On the Rhine, tour historic Cologne and its magnificent cathedral and cruise past the ruins of fortresses and castles. Enjoy views of terraced hillsides along the Mosel, visit ancient villages and sample wonderful regional wines. From Luxembourg, take a high-speed TGV train to Paris, where you’ll spend three nights in the romantic “City of Lights.”

Wine tasting with local vintner

Siegfried’s Music Museum

6

Walking tour

Mainz

OR full day Heidelberg excursion

7

Walking tour

Cochem

Reichsburg Castle tour

8

Walking tour

Bernkastel

Winery visit & wine tasting

9 Luxembourg

DISEMBARKATION

City tour

TGV High-speed Train to Paris

Paris

Hotel check-in

10

Paris

City tour

11

Free time

Paris

Optional “Seine Cruise &

Eiffel Tower” tour

Optional “Parisian Cabaret

Dinner Show"

12

Return flight home

Paris

Embark 7-Night Cruise

friendly greeting

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms with French Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your international flight to the Netherlands.

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship, moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, your tour begins with a scenic canal cruise. See the fabled Skinny Bridge, elegant narrow townhouses, and the famous house where Anne Frank once lived. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic motor coach tour of Amsterdam that includes a photo stop at a Dutch windmill. You will also have free time to shop for souvenirs. (B,L,D) Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY. This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Rhine River to Cologne. After arriving early afternoon, you will have your choice of two tours. The first is a walking tour of Cologne, which includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the spectacular Gothic cathedral whose twin spires are among the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you

»» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner »» Transfer from Luxembourg, followed by high-speed TGV train to Paris »» 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman 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 a 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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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. (B,L,D) Day 5, RÜDESHEIM. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the stunningly beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lined with fairy tale castles and historic German towns. Keep an eye out for the Lorelei Rock, located at the narrowest of the river and the inspiration for numerous folk legends. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants, during your free time. In the evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a fantastic collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 6, RÜDESHEIM – MAINZ – KOBLENZ. Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and choose between two different excursions: a walking tour of beautiful Mainz that includes the famous


vineyards of the rhine & mosel Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible; or an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you will see the red-walled Heidelberg Castle and its Great Vat, and take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. This afternoon, the ship cruises to Koblenz. (B,L,D) Day 7, KOBLENZ – COCHEM. This afternoon, arrive in picturesque Cochem, located amidst the steep vineyards and wine villages of the Mosel. Enjoy a walking tour and guided visit to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which features spectacular views of the Mosel. (B,L,D) Day 8, BERNKASTEL – LUXEMBOURG. This morning, arrive in charming Bernkastel and enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. Strategically located in the heart of the Mosel River Valley, the town boasts over 1,000 years of documented wine history, as well as a medieval marketplace, half-timbered homes with steep gables, and beautiful town squares and fountains. Later in the afternoon, your ship cruises to Luxembourg. (B,L,D) Day 9, LUXEMBOURG – DISEMBARKATION – PARIS, FRANCE. Bid farewell to your cruise ship this morning and enjoy a

scenic drive to the capital of the Grand Duchy. En route you will stop at the American Military Cemetery, General Patton’s burial place. Later, you will have a walking tour of Luxembourg and free time for lunch on your own before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. You will arrive mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B) Day 10, PARIS. Enjoy some of Paris’ most iconic sights during your morning guided tour, which includes a visit to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. The afternoon is free for you to explore the “City of Lights” on your own. Tonight, you may join an optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour. (B) Day 11, PARIS. Spend your last day in Paris exploring the city at your leisure. There is also an optional “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” tour available this morning and an optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show" this evening. (B) Day 12, PARIS. Bid au revoir to Paris and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AR

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

23 Mar Amsterdam 24 Mar 27 Mar Paris 31 Mar 11 May Amsterdam 12 May 12 Jun Paris 16 Jun 6 Jul Amsterdam 7 Jul 7 Aug Paris 11 Aug 31 Aug Amsterdam 1 Sep 2 Oct Paris 6 Oct 26 Oct Amsterdam 27 Oct 3 Nov Paris 7 Nov

AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaDolce AmaLyra

$2,399 $2,499 $3,299 $3,199 $3,099 $3,099 $3,499 $3,399 $2,999 $2,799

$3,299 $3,399 $4,199 $4,099 $3,999 $3,999 $4,399 $4,299 $3,899 $3,699

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALYRA & AMADOLCE CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

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

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- or post-land arrangements: $420 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

eiffel tower, paris

amsterdam's legendary canals

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magnificent europe A truly grand 14-night 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

Follow the route of emperors and kings along three rivers through five fascinating countries! Beginning in Amsterdam, you will cruise the Rhine to Cologne, a university town with a majestic cathedral, and continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and onto the Main River. Marvel at the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide and discover such grand old capitals as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, you’ll see well-preserved medieval towns, castles, abbeys and some of the Continent’s loveliest scenery.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1 2 Amsterdam 3 Amsterdam 4 Cologne Koblenz 5 Rhine Gorge Rüdesheim 6 Miltenberg Wertheim 7 Würzburg Kitzingen 8 Bamberg 9 Nuremberg 10 Regensburg 11 Passau 12 Melk Dürnstein 13 Vienna 14 Bratislava 15 Budapest 16 Budapest

Overnight flight to the Netherlands EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner City tour & canal cruise Walking tour & Cathedral visit Evening walk with Cruise Manager Scenic cruise Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour Free time OR guided bike tour City tour OR Residenz Palace tour Optional Rothenburg excursion Evening walk & wine tasting Walking tour & smoked beer tasting “Medieval Nuremberg” tour OR “World War II” tour Cruise Main-Danube Canal Walking tour Optional Weltenberg Abbey (seasonal) Walking tour OR optional Salzburg excursion Benedictine Abbey tour Walking tour & wine tasting City tour Optional Schönbrunn Palace excursion Optional evening Mozart & Strauss concert Walking tour OR “Communist History” tour City tour; "Illuminations Cruise" DISEMBARKATION

Embark 14-Night Cruise

vienna, austria

town hall, bamberg

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 14 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION. Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. Explore its unique architecture and vibrant cafés and markets. This evening, meet your fellow passengers on board at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire the city’s beautiful centuries-old homes and picturesque churches on a guided canal boat tour. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at a Dutch windmill, followed by free time to explore on your own. The ship departs early afternoon and cruises overnight. (B,L,D) Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY – KOBLENZ. This morning, arrive in Cologne for a guided walking tour through the old part of the city and visit its medieval Gothic cathedral. The ship will depart for Koblenz around lunchtime, arriving this evening. Feel free to go ashore and enjoy an evening walk with your Cruise Manager. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 5, RÜDESHEIM. We cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge this morning, the most beautiful stretch of the river with vineyards, castles, fortresses and picturesque hamlets.

»» 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 a 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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Look for the Lorelei Rock at the narrowest part of the river, the inspiration for many German fables. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim and take a mini train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see its incredible collection. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with shops and wine taverns, as well as other sights during your free time. Late this afternoon, the ship departs for Miltenberg. (B,L,D) Day 6, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg late morning for a walking tour of this delightful old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and steeply gabled houses. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach will take you to Wertheim, where you will see the historic city center and have free time to explore on your own. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available. Rejoin the ship and cruise overnight en route to Würzburg. (B,L,D) Day 7, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. This morning’s guided tour of Würzburg will show you all the major sights, or you may prefer to visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ship arrives this evening in Kitzingen, where you may enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting at Germany’s oldest wine cellar. Late tonight, the ship departs for Bamberg. (B,L,D)


magnificent europe Day 8, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. We will also stop to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. This evening, we continue cruising towards Nuremberg. (B,L,D) Day 9, NUREMBERG. This morning, you may opt for the “Medieval Nuremberg” tour and see the city’s 900-year-old ramparts, towers, old city walls and the Imperial Castle, or join the “World War II” tour that focuses on Nuremberg during the Third Reich. You will visit the Zeppelin Field where Hitler once held his Nazi rallies and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). After lunch, the ship passes through the Main-Danube Canal and across Europe’s Continental Divide. We will continue cruising overnight. (B,L,D) Day 10, REGENSBURG. A guided morning tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and ancient Roman gates. You may also join an optional excursion to Weltenberg Abbey, traveling via the dramatic

Danube Gorge (seasonal availability). The ship departs this evening for Austria. (B,L,D) Day 11, PASSAU, AUSTRIA – LINZ. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau. On your guided walking tour, you will see the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Those opting for the Passau walking tour will return to the ship and enjoy a scenic journey to Linz, Austria. We arrive in Linz this evening and depart around midnight. (B,L,D) Day 12, MELK – DÜRNSTEIN. We reach the lovely Wachau Valley early this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise to Dürnstein, arriving mid-afternoon, where you will see the blue Stiftskirche (abbey church) and the hilltop castle ruins where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. You will also enjoy a wine tasting. The ship moors in Dürnstein until the early hours of the morning. (B,L,D) Day 13, VIENNA. The ship docks in Vienna this morning. Your panoramic city tour includes such sights as the Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore the historic city center on your own, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with elegant architecture, chic boutiques, and coffeehouse and cafes. As an alternative, join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Tonight, enjoy more of vibrant Austrian capital on your own or attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AE

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY

5 May 6 May 1 Jun 15 Jun 27 Jul 10 Aug 21 Sep 5 Oct 2 Nov

Amsterdam Amsterdam Budapest Amsterdam Budapest Amsterdam Budapest Amsterdam Budapest

6 May 7 May 2 Jun 16 Jun 28 Jul 1 1 Aug 22 Sep 6 Oct 3 Nov

AmaPrima AmaSonata AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto AmaCerto

$5,999 $5,999 $6,199 $6,199 $5,999 $5,999 $6,399 $6,299 $5,499

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMASONATA, AMAPRIMA & AMACERTO CAT.

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$498 $1,298 $2,298 $2,498 $2,898 $3,298 $3,998 $5,298

Port charges: Additional $322 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and 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)

Day 14, VIENNA – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising to Bratislava, arriving early afternoon. You will have a choice of two tours, a “Communist History” tour or a walking tour of the city’s major sights. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. This evening there is a live music performance on board the ship. We depart late tonight for Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 15, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle where you will enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also includes the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner before a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s glittering riverfront. The ship moors overnight in Budapest. (B,L,D) AMACERTO

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

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europe's rivers & castles Spend 3 nights in Paris, followed by an enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg, ending with 2 nights in Prague 14 Days ∙ Travel to paris & return from prague or reverse

Your journey begins in Paris, one of the world’s most beautiful cities. From there, take a high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg and board your river cruise ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley. Visit storybook German villages and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, lined with fortresses and mist-shrouded castles. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg. Conclude with two nights in Prague, the “city of one hundred spires.”

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

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Overnight flight to France

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Paris

Hotel check-in

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Paris

City tour

Optional “Parisian Cabaret

Dinner Show”

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Optional “Seine Cruise &

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Optional “Montmartre &

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TGV high-speed train

Luxembourg

Walking tour

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

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Trier

City tour

Bernkastel

Walking tour & wine tasting

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Cochem

Tour of Reichsburg Castle

Koblenz

OR Koblenz walking tour

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Siegfried’s Music Museum

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Walking tour

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Walking tour

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City tour

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Optional Rothenburg excursion

Kitzingen

Wine tasting

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City tour

Nuremberg

Transfer to Prague

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

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 »» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 84% of the staterooms with French Balconies »» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Day 2, ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during your morning guided tour. You will visit Notre Dame Cathedral and see the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opéra, Madeleine church, Champs d’Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. In the evening there is an optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show,” one of the most popular attractions the city offers. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Enjoy a free day to explore the romantic “City of Lights.” Stroll along the Champs d’Elysées, lined with boutiques and cafes, or go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair. There are two optional tours to choose from as well, “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” and “Montmartre & Illuminations.” (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 Europe’s last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany. (B,D)

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Day 6, TRIER, GERMANY – BERNKASTEL. After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see Trier Cathedral, the Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 179 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit and sample several regional vintages. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D) Day 7, COCHEM – KOBLENZ – RHINE RIVER GORGE – RÜDESHEIM. Today, the ship makes a brief stop in Alken, where you will have a choice of two excursions – Cochem or Koblenz. In Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fantastic views of the river valley. Alternatively, travel to Koblenz, a historic wine-growing town, where you will see the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, and hear the story behind the Schangel Fountain and City Hall. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful part of the Rhine, with castle ruins and fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D)


europe's rivers & castles Day 8, MAINZ – HEIDELBERG. The ship departs Rüdesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible as well as centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D) Day 9, WERTHEIM. This afternoon your ship arrives in Wertheim, where you will have a guided walking tour and free time to explore on your own. Reboard the ship this evening and cruise overnight to Würzburg. (B,L,D) Day 10, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. This morning, take a guided tour of Würzburg’s major sights, or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop completely dedicated to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. The ship will cruise to Kitzingen, arriving this evening. The town’s Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort

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you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails to Bamberg. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES

Day 11, BAMBERG. After arriving this afternoon in Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have a guided walking tour of this enchanting medieval gem. Admire the town’s breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and gracious mansions. You may also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

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$4,699 $4,699 $4,499 $4,499 $4,899 $4,899 $4,399 $4,299

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Day 12, NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. After breakfast, you will leave the ship and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You will see Gothic churches, the Zeppelin Field where Hitler once held his massive Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). You will also have some free time for exploring and lunch on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)

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Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post-land arrangements: $700 per person 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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$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,699 $1,999

Day 14, DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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ultimate river cruise Spend 3 nights in Paris, embark upon a stunning 14-night river cruise from Luxembourg to Budapest, then end your holiday with 2 nights in Budapest 21 Days ∙ Travel to PARIS & return from BUDAPEST or reverse

Combine the highlights of Europe’s most legendary rivers on a voyage through six countries, including Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Begin with three nights in Paris, the magical and romantic “City of Lights.” Embark upon your cruise, visiting grand old European capitals Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna - along the way. Discover medieval towns along the Main River, cruise the most beautiful portion of the Rhine, and see the lush Mosel River Valley, famous for its fairy tale castles and hillside vineyards. Conclude your vacation with two nights in enchanting Budapest.

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nuremberg, germany

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1 2 Paris 3 Paris 4 Paris 5 Paris Luxembourg 6 Trier Bernkastel 7 Cochem Koblenz Rüdesheim 8 Mainz 9 Wertheim 10 Würzburg Kitzingen 11 Bamberg 12 Nuremberg 13 Nuremberg 14 Regensburg 15 Passau Linz 16 Melk Vienna 17 Vienna 1 8 Budapest 19 Budapest 20 Budapest 21 Budapest

Overnight flight to France Hotel check-in City tour; Optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show” Optional “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” tour Optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour TGV high-speed train Walking tour EMBARKATION; Welcome Dinner City tour Walking tour & wine tasting Tour of Reichsburg Castle OR Koblenz walking tour Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour OR Heidelberg excursion Walking tour City tour OR Residenz Palace tour Optional Rothenburg excursion Wine tasting Walking tour & smoked beer tasting Munich excursion with lunch “Medieval Nuremberg” tour OR “World War II” tour Walking tour Optional Weltenburg Abbey (seasonal) Walking tour OR optional Salzburg excursion Free evening Benedictine Abbey tour Cruise Wachau Valley Optional evening Mozart & Strauss concert City tour Optional Schönbrunn Palace City tour “Illuminations Cruise” DISEMBARKATION Hotel check-in Optional Puszta excursion Free day Return flight home

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

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Day 2, ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 3, PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during your morning guided tour. You will visit Notre Dame Cathedral and see the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opéra, Madeleine church, Champs d’Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. In the evening there is an optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show,” one of the most popular attractions the city offers. (B) Day 4, PARIS. Enjoy a full free day to explore the romantic “City of Lights.” Stroll along the Champs d’Elysées, lined with boutiques and cafes, or go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris’ most recognizable landmark. There are two optional tours available today as well, “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” and “Montmartre & Illuminations.” (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 Europe’s last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany. (B,D)

inspiration for local myths and legends. Arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D) Day 8, MAINZ – HEIDELBERG. The ship departs Rüdesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible as well as centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask). Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D) Day 9, WERTHEIM. This afternoon your ship arrives in Wertheim, where you will have a guided walking tour of the medieval town center and free time to explore on your own. Reboard the ship this evening and cruise overnight to Würzburg. (B,L,D)

Day 6, TRIER – BERNKASTEL. After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see Trier Cathedral, the Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 179 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit and sample several regional vintages. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D) Day 7, COCHEM – KOBLENZ – RHINE RIVER GORGE – RÜDESHEIM. Today, the ship makes a brief stop in Alken, where you will have a choice of two excursions – Cochem or Koblenz. In Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. As an alternative, travel to Koblenz, a historic wine-growing town, where you will see the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, Schangel Fountain and City Hall. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful part of the Rhine, lined with picturesque ruins of castles and fortresses. Look for the Lorelei Rock, the

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ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE Day 10, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. This morning, take a guided tour of Würzburg’s major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop completely dedicated to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. The ship will cruise to Kitzingen, arriving this evening. The town’s Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails to Bamberg. (B,L,D)

Day 15, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau. You have your choice of two tours today, a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. In Passau, you will walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will have 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, now docked in Linz. After dinner, you may wish to take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

Day 11, BAMBERG. After arriving this afternoon in Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have a guided walking tour of this enchanting medieval gem. Admire the town’s breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and its gracious old homes. You may also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

Day 16, MELK – VIENNA. Early this morning, we cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley en route to Melk. Your guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites, located on a rocky outcropping overlooking the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before the ship continues cruising through the Wachau region. 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 12, NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Today, you will travel by train from Nuremberg to Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany's largest cities. Your guide will offer suggestions on what to see during your free time in town and will take you to lunch in a local restaurant. Back on board the ship tonight, you will meet new passengers arriving from Prague. (B,L,D) Day 13, NUREMBERG – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. Today’s “Medieval Nuremberg” tour will give you a fascinating overview of this ancient city, formerly the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire and later the cradle of the German Renaissance. You will see the 900-year-old ramparts, towers and city walls of the Imperial Castle that surround the historic city center, as well as the house where artist Albrecht Dürer once resided. Another sightseeing option is the “World War II” tour that focuses on the city during the time of the Third Reich. You will visit the Zeppelin Field where Hitler held his Nazi rallies, as well as the Coliseum and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). Later, the ship cruises to Regensburg. (B,L,D) Day 14, REGENSBURG. This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal and arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort. In the afternoon, you are free to join an optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey, traveling via the dramatic scenery of the Danube Gorge (seasonal availability). (B,L,D)

Day 17, VIENNA. Savor Vienna’s Baroque elegance on a guided city tour that includes the world famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, 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. Alternatively, join an optional tour to the imperial Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Tonight, the ship continues down the Danube en route to Hungary. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES

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$7,898 $7,898 $7,498 $7,498 $8,298 $8,298 $7,398 $6,898

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMALYRA & AMADolce CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C B A A+ S

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$498 $1,298 $1,698 $1,958 $3,398 $3,998

Port charges: Additional $322 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post-land arrangements: $700 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Day 18, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning’s sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view overlooking the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s glittering riverfront. (B,L,D) Day 19, BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION. This morning, transfer from the ship to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own. An optional excursion to Puszta is also available, where you will have a delicious traditional goulash lunch and see Hungarian cowboys demonstrate their amazing equestrian skills. (B) Day 20, BUDAPEST. The day is free to explore beautiful Budapest at your leisure. (B) Day 21, DEPART BUDAPEST. Bid farewell to Budapest and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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grand danube cruise Spend 3 nights in Prague, then embark on a fascinating 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Rousse, spending 1 night in Bulgaria and 3 nights in Istanbul 23 Days ∙ Travel to PRAGUE & return from ISTANBUL or reverse

Framed by rolling hillsides, well-tended vineyards and medieval castles, the Danube has been an inspiration for generations of Europeans. Experience its magic for yourself, beginning with a 3-night stay in Prague before embarking upon your river cruise. You will savor Wachau Valley wines, embrace the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest, and traverse the legendary passage known as the Iron Gates. Disembark in Rousse, Bulgaria, and transfer to Veliko Tarnovo en route to Plovdiv. Your sojourn concludes with three nights in exotic Istanbul.

DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

1 2 Prague 3 Prague 4 Prague 5 Prague Regensburg Vilshofen 6 Vilshofen Passau 7 Linz 8 Melk Krems 9 Vienna 10 Bratislava Budapest 12 Budapest 13 Mohács Vilány 14 Vukovar Novi Sad 15 Belgrade 16 Iron Gates 17 Vidin 18 Giurgiu 19 Rousse Veliko Tarnovo Plovdiv 20 Erdine 21 Istanbul 22 Istanbul 23 Istanbul

Overnight flight to Czech Rep. Hotel check-in City tour Optional “Folklore Dinner Show” Free time OR optional Terezi excursion OR optional Lobkowicz Palace excursion Transfer to Regensburg Walking tour EMBARKATION; “Oktoberfest” Welcome Dinner Free time Walking tour Gmunden excursion OR Cesky Krumlov excursion OR Salzburg excursion Benedictine Abbey tour Dürnstein walking tour Wine tasting at local winery City tour Optional Schönbrunn Palace excursion Optional evening Mozart & Strauss concert Walking tour OR “Communist History” tour City tour; “Illuminations Cruise” Puszta excursion Pécs excursion Wine tasting Yugoslav Civil War tour Walking tour City tour OR “Tito's Memorial” tour Full day cruising Belogradchik excursion and Baba Vida Fortress Bucharest excursion DISEMBARKATION City tour with lunch Walking tour Lunch stop & transfer to Istanbul City tour Optional “Turkish Delight” tour Tour Topkapi Palace Optional Bosphorus cruise Return flight home

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»» 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, Germany »» 14 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies »» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» "Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and 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 InterContinental Ceylon (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 a 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 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and check in to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. Day 3, PRAGUE. Your morning sightseeing tour takes you to Prague’s historic city center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before visiting the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and cultural traditions. (B) Day 4, PRAGUE. Spend the day at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished. Or choose an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B) Day 5, PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN. Depart Prague this morning and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue on to the charming 1,200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen and board your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers at a private “Oktoberfest” celebration in Vilshofen, with traditional beers and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Later, enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. (B,D) Day 6, VILSHOFEN – PASSAU. This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to one of the world’s largest pipe organs. (B,L,D) Day 7, LINZ, AUSTRIA – GMUNDEN. The ship arrives this morning in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. You will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the historic town of Gmunden in the scenic Salzkammergut region, the Austrian Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by the “Sound of Music.” Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D) Day 8, MELK – KREMS (DÜRNSTEIN). Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Melk. A guided

tour will take you through Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley to Krems, where you will take a motor coach ride to Dürnstein. On your walking tour of this picturesque old town, you’ll see the magnificent blue façade of the local abbey church and the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a winery in Krems. (B,L,D) Day 9, VIENNA. During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have the opportunity to attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D) Day 10, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, take a “Communist History” tour that includes such architectural landmarks 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 11, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to the historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of the river and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes’ Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the glittering river front of Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 12, BUDAPEST. After breakfast this morning, you will have an excursion to Puszta, the great Hungarian plain that stretches to the eastern border of the country. This area is home to Hungarian cowboys who still wear traditional dress and practice the skills of their Magyar ancestors. After touring a typical csarda (farm), you will see an amazing performance of Hungarian horsemanship. You’ll also enjoy warm Hungarian hospitality and a traditional lunch of goulash before returning to the ship in Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 13, MOHÁCS – PÉCS – VILLANY. Arrive in Mohács during breakfast, then depart for your excursion to Pécs. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pécs was an important cultural base during many centuries of


grand danube cruise Ottoman rule. You will visit the Mosque Church, the largest structure surviving from the Ottoman period, as well as the underground burial chambers that date back to the 4th century. You will also see St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral, as well as the restored Synagogue, before returning to the ship in Mohács. After lunch, enjoy a winetasting excursion to sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Villány. (B,L,D) Day 14, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. This morning, your “Yugoslav Civil War” tour of Vukovar will show you the Ovcara Memorial, the monumental cross that serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia, one of Europe’s greatest historical treasures. On your afternoon walking tour of the city, you will see the Petrovaradin fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached, now home to a hotel, museum and artists’ studios. Some guests will also see the Novi Sad Synagogue, a beautiful structure located in the Old Town District. (B,L,D) Day 15, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city that includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. As an alternative, 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. After your tour, you will have free time in the city center to stroll along Prince Michael Street, the city’s main shopping area. (B,L,D) Day 16, 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 series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania. The banks of the river along this natural border are lined with sheer-faced rocks that stretch high overhead, a sight that will be an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. (B,L,D) Day 17, VIDIN. Today you will visit the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. Standing guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin, this massive medieval castle has thick walls and four imposing towers, a stark contrast to the peaceful park that surrounds it. Inside, you’ll be treated to a fascinating historical re-enactment, a performance held exclusively for AmaWaterways guests. Continue on to Belogradchik, a beautifully restored castle dating back to the Dark Ages, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. The ship departs early afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 18, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full-day excursion to Bucharest, the “Paris of the East.” Begin your day with a city tour that features a visit to the Palace of the Parliament or the Open Air Museum, dedicated to preserving the traditional architecture of rural Romania. After lunch, you will have a guided tour of the newly renovated Lipscani district, the historical city center of Bucharest. The evening is yours to enjoy in Bucharest. (B,L,D) Day 19, ROUSSE – DISEMBARKATION – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motor coach. Your first stop is the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, where you will visit a traditional market known as Samovodska Charshia. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, take a walking tour to see traces of ancient Roman ruins found throughout Plovdiv’s Old Town area, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D) Day 20, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast, continue on to exotic Istanbul for the grand three-night conclusion of your journey. You will stop for lunch in Erdine before continuing on to Istanbul and checking in to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to explore on your own. (B,L) Day 21, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through Istanbul’s Old City, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome. See the Galata Tower and visit the beautiful and historic Blue Mosque, so named for the blue tiles adorning its interior. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour, an in-depth look at some of Istanbul’s most unique sights. (B)

DATES & PRICES

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DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CANADA CITY DATE NAME

24 Apr 7 May 23 May 5 Jun 2 Jul 18 Jul 31 Jul 27 Aug 12 Sep 25 Sep

Prague 28 Apr Istanbul 12 May Prague 27 May Istanbul 10 Jun Istanbul 7 Jul Prague 22 Jul Istanbul 5 Aug Istanbul 1 Sep Prague 16 Sep Istanbul 30 Sep

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$6,198 $6,498 $6,498 $6,398 $6,098 $6,098 $6,098 $6,898 $6,898 $6,798

$7,948 $8,248 $8,248 $8,148 $7,848 $7,848 $7,848 $8,648 $8,648 $8,548

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. After disembarkation in Rousse, choose to fly from Bucharest to Istanbul for an additional $499 per person (based on double occupancy) or $639 single occupancy. Ask for details. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAPRIMA & AMACERTO CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$498 $1,298 $2,298 $2,498 $2,898 $3,298 $3,998 $5,298

Port charges: Additional $322 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post-land arrangements: $980 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Day 22, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the spectacular Ottoman Sultans’ Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every Sultan from the 15th-19th centuries. During your tour, admire the private chambers of the Sultans, the Harem (women’s quarters) and the Imperial Treasury’s vast collection, including the jewel-encrusted Topkapi Dagger and the stunning 86 carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosphorus cruise to Istanbul’s chic, trendy neighborhood of Ortaköy, or spend the remainder of the day shopping for souvenirs or relaxing at a tea house or café. (B) Day 23, ISTANBUL - USA. Bid farewell to Istanbul as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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north sea to the black sea A truly grand 21-night cruise from Amsterdam to Rousse through the heart of Europe, ending with one night in Plovdiv and 3 nights in Istanbul 27 Days ∙ Travel to AMSTERDAM & return from ISTANBUL or reverse

Beginning in Amsterdam, this epic voyage takes you through the heart of Europe all the way to Istanbul. Experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine and cross the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of engineering. See grand old cities such as Cologne, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, as well as medieval towns, castles and abbeys. Traverse the narrow gorges of the Iron Gates and cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border, stopping to visit Vidin, Belogradchik and Bucharest. Take an optional air transfer to Istanbul, or continue by land to Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv. Your journey concludes in Istanbul, a fascinating cultural crossroads.

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

amalyra cruising through budapest, hungary

DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Amsterdam 3 Amsterdam 4 Cologne Koblenz 5 Rhine Gorge Rüdesheim 6 Miltenberg Wertheim 7 Würzburg Kitzingen 8 Bamberg 9 Nuremberg 10 Regensburg 11 Passau 12 Melk Krems 13 Vienna 14 Bratislava 15 Budapest 16 Budapest 17 Mohács Vilány 18 Vukovar Novi Sad 19 Belgrade 20 Iron Gates 21 Vidin 22 Giurgiu 23 Rousse Veliko Tarnovo Plovdiv 24 Erdine 25 Istanbul 26 Istanbul 27 Istanbul

Overnight flight to the Netherlands EMBARKATION; Welcome Dinner City tour & canal cruise Walking tour & Cathedral visit Evening walk with Cruise Manager Scenic cruise Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Walking tour Free time City tour OR Residenz Palace Optional Rothenburg excursion Evening walk & wine tasting Walking tour & smoked beer tasting City tour Cruise Main-Danube Canal Walking tour Optional Weltenberg Abbey (seasonal) Walking tour OR optional Salzburg Benedictine Abbey tour Dürnstein Walking tour Wine tasting at local winery City tour; Optional Schönbrunn Palace; Optional evening Mozart & Strauss concert Walking tour OR “Communist History” tour City tour; “Illuminations Cruise” Puszta Excursion Pécs excursion Wine tasting “Yugoslav Civil War” tour Walking tour City tour OR “Tito's Memorial” tour Full day cruising Belogradchik excursion & Baba Vida Fortress Bucharest excursion DISEMBARKATION City tour with lunch Walking tour Lunch stop; transfer to Istanbul City tour; Optional “Turkish Delight” Tour Topkapi Palace Optional Bosphorus cruise Return flight home

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»» 21 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» "Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and 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 InterContinental Ceylon (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 a 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 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM – EMBARKATION. Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year old history. This evening, meet your fellow passengers on board at the Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 3, AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, see the city on a guided canal boat tour. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that includes a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill, followed by free time to explore on your own. The ship departs early afternoon and cruises overnight. (B,L,D) Day 4, COLOGNE – KOBLENZ. This morning, we arrive in Cologne and take a guided walking tour of the city and visit its Gothic cathedral. The ship will depart for Koblenz around lunchtime, arriving this evening. Feel free to go ashore and enjoy an evening walk with your Cruise Manager. The ship moors in Koblenz overnight. (B,L,D) Day 5, RÜDESHEIM. We cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge this morning, the most beautiful stretch of the river. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim and take a mini train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse during your free time, a narrow alley filled with shops and wine taverns. Late this afternoon, the ship departs for Miltenberg. (B,L,D)

and the courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). After lunch, the ship passes through the Main-Danube Canal and across Europe’s Continental Divide. We will cruise overnight. (B,L,D) Day 10, REGENSBURG. A guided morning tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including its Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to a Roman fort. You may also join an optional excursion to Weltenberg Abbey (seasonal availability). The ship departs this evening for Austria. (B,L,D) Day 11, PASSAU, AUSTRIA – LINZ. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau and take a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Return to the ship and enjoy a scenic journey to Linz, Austria, arriving this evening. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace. The ship departs from Linz around midnight. (B,L,D) Day 12, MELK – DÜRNSTEIN. We reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise en route to Dürnstein,

Day 6, MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM. Arrive in Miltenberg for a late morning walking tour of this delightful old town. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach will take you to Wertheim to see the historic city center and enjoy some free time. We cruise overnight to Würzburg. (B,L,D) Day 7, WÜRZBURG – KITZINGEN. This morning’s guided tour of Würzburg will show you all the city’s major sights. As an alternative, you may visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. The ship arrives this evening in Kitzingen, where you may enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting at Germany’s oldest wine cellar. The ship departs late tonight for Bamberg. (B,L,D) Day 8, BAMBERG. Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and sample Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. This evening, the ships continues cruising towards Nuremberg. (B,L,D) Day 9, NUREMBERG. We arrive this morning, you may opt for the “Medieval Nuremberg” tour or the “World War II” tour that visits the Zeppelin Field where Hitler once held Nazi rallies

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NORTH SEA TO THE BLACK SEA arriving mid-afternoon. The ship moors in Dürnstein until the early hours of the morning. (B,L,D) Day 13, VIENNA. The ship docks in Vienna this morning. Savor the sights of this imperial city during today’s panoramic city tour. The afternoon is free to explore the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Tonight, enjoy more of the vibrant Austrian capital on your own or attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 14, VIENNA – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising to Bratislava, arriving early afternoon. You will have a choice of two tours today, a “Communist History” tour or a walking tour of the city’s major sights. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or wander at your leisure. This evening there is a live music performance on board the ship. We depart late tonight for Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 15, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning’s sightseeing tour takes you to see Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Tonight, the ship sails a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s glittering riverfront. The ship moors overnight in Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 16, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Today you will take an exciting excursion to Puszta, the vast Hungarian Plain which stretches across eastern Hungary. You will be treated to an exhibition of skilled horsemanship and a lunch of savory goulash. (B,L,D) Day 17, MOHÁCS – PÉCS – VILLANY. After arriving in Mohacs during breakfast, we will depart for an excursion to Pécs, the 2010 European Union Cultural Capital. Enjoy a guided city tour before returning to the ship in Mohács. After lunch, enjoy an excursion to the vineyards of Vilány. (B,L,D) Day 18, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA. This morning, you'll have a “Yugoslav Civil War” tour of Vukovar. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia, one of Europe’s greatest historical treasures. Your walking tour of the city includes the Petrovaradin fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. Some guests will also see the Novi Sad Synagogue in the Old Town District. (B,L,D) Day 19, BELGRADE. Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. As an alternative, take the “Tito’s Memorial” tour that visits Josip Tito’s tomb. After your tour, you will have free time in the city center. (B,L,D) Day 20, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES. Enjoy a full day of cruising today through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates, a series of

magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania that will be an unforgettable highlight of your river cruise adventure. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES

Day 21, VIDIN. Today you will visit the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. Inside, you’ll be treated to a fascinating historical re-enactment held exclusively for AmaWaterways. Continue on to Belogradchik, a castle dating back to the Dark Ages. The ship departs early afternoon. (B,L,D)

15 Jun Amsterdam 16 Jun AmaCerto 10 Aug Amsterdam 1 1 Aug AmaCerto 5 Oct Amsterdam 6 Oct AmaCerto

Day 22, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, the “Paris of the East.” Begin your day with a city tour that features a visit to the Palace of the Parliament or the Open Air Museum, dedicated to preserving the traditional architecture of rural Romania. After lunch, all guests will have a guided tour of the Lipscani district, the historical city center of Bucharest. The evening is yours to spend as you wish. (B,L,D) Day 23, ROUSSE – DISEMBARKATION – VELIKO TARNOVO – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA. Disembark the ship in Rousse and continue your tour by motor coach. Your first stop is the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, where you will visit a traditional market. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Bulgarian lunch before continuing on to Plovdiv. This evening, take a walking tour of Plovdiv’s Old Town area, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

DEP. USA START CANADA CITY

CODE AP

EMBARK DATE

SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

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$10,198 $10,198 $10,398

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. After disembarkation in Rousse, choose to fly from Bucharest to Istanbul for an additional $499 per person (based on double occupancy) or $639 single occupancy. Ask for details. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMACERTO CAT.

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

STATEROOM

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

ADD'L

$747 $1,947 $3,447 $3,747 $4,347 $4,947 $5,997 $7,947

Port charges: Additional $483 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- or post-land arrangements: $560 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Day 24, PLOVDIV – ISTANBUL, TURKEY. After breakfast, transfer to exotic Istanbul for the grand three-night conclusion of your North Sea to Black Sea voyage. You will stop for lunch in Erdine before continuing on to Istanbul and checking in to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to explore on your own. (B,L) Day 25, ISTANBUL. A comprehensive city tour will take you through Istanbul’s fascinating Old City. You will see the Roman aqueduct, the hippodrome and the Galata Tower, and also visit the beautiful Blue Mosque. This afternoon is free to explore the town on your own or join the optional “Turkish Delight” tour, an in-depth look at some of Istanbul’s most unique sights. (B) Day 26, ISTANBUL. Today, your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the spectacular Ottoman Sultans’ Grand Palace of Topkapi. You will see the private chambers of the Sultans and the Imperial Treasury’s vast collection, including the jewelencrusted Topkapi Dagger and the stunning Spoonmaker’s Diamond. This afternoon, enjoy an optional Bosphorus cruise to Istanbul’s trendy neighborhood of Ortaköy, or spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B) Day 27, ISTANBUL - USA. Bid adieu to Istanbul as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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christmas TIME CRUISE Enjoy 2 nights in Prague, then visit multiple Christmas markets on a scenic 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest 11 Days ∙ Travel to PRAGUE & return from BUDAPEST or reverse

Celebrate all the magic of the European Christmas season with a memorable journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding your festively decorated ship in Nuremberg, you will cruise through the beautiful region where so many of today’s beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience some of the Continent’s oldest and most enchanting Christmas Markets in places such as Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, each with its own unique atmosphere and local delicacies, handicrafts and traditions. Conclude your holiday cruise in Hungary’s glittering capital, Budapest.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

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Overnight flight to the Czech Rep.

2

Prague

Hotel check-in

3

Prague

City tour and Christmas

Market visit

Optional “Folklore Dinner”

4

Prague

Transfer to Nuremberg

Nuremberg

Visit Christmas Market

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

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City tour

Nuremberg

Visit Christmas Market

Cruise Main-Danube Canal

Hilpoltstein

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Walking tour

Visit Christmas Market

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Walking tour and visit

Passau

Christmas Market

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Linz

Christmas Market visit

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Benedictine Abbey tour

Wachau Valley cruise

Vienna

Optional evening concert

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Vienna

Morning city tour

Visit Christmas Market

Optional Schönbrunn

Palace excursion

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City tour

Budapest

Visit Christmas Market

"Illuminations Cruise"

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Budapest

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»» 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast

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

»» 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 daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues

Day 2, ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful and historic city. Day 3, PRAGUE. This morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The remainder of your day is free to shop at Prague’s renowned Christmas Market with its tempting assortment of handicrafts, toys and local delicacies, or mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square or relax at a coffeehouse. Tonight, enjoy an optional “Folklore Dinner” that will give you fascinating insight into the Czech soul and culture. (B) Day 4, PRAGUE – NUREMBERG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION. Depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the pastoral German countryside to Nuremberg. There, visit the world’s largest Christmas Market, with over one hundred red and white canvas-topped stalls offering unique crafts, toys, dollhouses, carved angels, freshly baked gingerbread, mulled wine and other seasonal delights. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship moors in Nuremberg overnight. (B, D)

»» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and 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 »» Services of a 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 5, NUREMBERG – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches, 900-year-old city ramparts, Imperial Castle, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). Following your tour, you will have free time to visit the city’s fabled Christmas Market and enjoy some complimentary hot mulled Glühwein – the souvenir mug is yours to keep! After lunch, continue across the Continental Divide, Europe’s highest point, before descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D) Day 6, REGENSBURG. Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and enjoy a guided walking tour of this exquisitely preserved medieval city. Marvel at the beautiful churches, the homes of wealthy families, and one of Germany’s oldest bridges across the Danube. Your tour ends with a visit to the Old Kornmarkt Christmas Market, with its festive stalls adorned with fir branches. Afterwards, visit the “royal” markets at the Thurn and Taxis Palace, a traditional handicrafts Christmas Market, where you can watch craftsmen at work. The ship departs this evening for Austria. (B,L,D) Day 7, PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA. After breakfast, you will have two choices for how to spend the day. The first is a walking tour of picturesque Passau, a fairy tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago, where you will see the city


christmas time cruise fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Afterwards, take some time to explore the town’s Christmas Market. Guests who opt for the Passau tour will also enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau to Linz, arriving this evening. Or, if you prefer, take an optional full-day excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” You will have time to visit Salzburg’s beautiful Christmas Market, renowned for its local handicrafts and one-of-a-kind holiday presents. All guests will have free time in Linz to stroll through this delightful town or browse for keepsakes at its charming Christmas Market. The ship departs around midnight and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9, VIENNA. This morning, start your day with a panoramic tour of Vienna’s top sites. You will see the majestic Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, followed by a walking tour of the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, spend some time enjoying the renowned Christmas Market and holiday festivities at the Town Hall. This afternoon, you may join an optional excursion to the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors, Schönbrunn Palace, which has its own remarkable Christmas Market, or take a stroll along the Kärntnerstrasse and stop to sample Vienna’s famous pastries. The ship departs around dinnertime for Hungary. (B,L,D)

Day 8, MELK – VIENNA. Today’s guided walking tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see the abbey’s library and its collection of medieval books and manuscripts, as well as religious relics, sumptuous religious vestments and colorful frescoes. During lunch, the ship cruises through the incredibly scenic Wachau Valley wine-growing region en route to Vienna, the “City of Music,” arriving this evening. Tonight, you may head into town to explore on your own or attend an optional Mozart and Strauss performance at one of the city’s opulent concert halls. The ship moors overnight in Vienna. (B,L,D)

Day 10, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This morning, cruise past the beautiful towns nestled along the Danube bend en route to Budapest. Your Budapest sightseeing tour takes you to Buda Castle, with its splendid view overlooking the twin cities, as well as the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica. You have the balance of the day to explore the Christmas Market in the city’s main square. Tonight, enjoy a memorable “Illuminations Cruise” past Budapest’s glittering river front. The ship moors overnight in Budapest. (B,L,D) Day 11, BUDAPEST - EMBARKATION. Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AH

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

013 2 24 Nov Budapest 25 Nov AmaCerto 24 Nov Prague 27 Nov AmaPrima 27 Nov Prague 30 Nov AmaBella 29 Nov Prague 2 Dec AmaCerto 3 Dec Budapest 4 Dec AmaPrima 6 Dec Budapest 7 Dec AmaBella 8 Dec Budapest 9 Dec AmaCerto 8 Dec Prague 1 1 Dec AmaPrima 1 1 Dec Prague 14 Dec AmaBella 13 Dec Prague 16 Dec AmaCerto 17 Dec Budapest 18 Dec AmaPrima 20 Dec Budapest 21 Dec AmaBella 25 Dec Prague 28 Dec AmaBella 2014 21 Nov Budapest 22 Nov AmaBella 22 Nov Prague 25 Nov AmaPrima 23 Nov Prague 26 Nov AmaSonata 26 Nov Prague 29 Nov AmaBella 1 Dec Budapest 2 Dec AmaPrima 2 Dec Budapest 3 Dec AmaSonata 5 Dec Budapest 6 Dec AmaBella 6 Dec Prague 9 Dec AmaPrima 7 Dec Prague 10 Dec AmaSonata 10 Dec Prague 13 Dec AmaBella 15 Dec Budapest 16 Dec AmaPrima 16 Dec Budapest 17 Dec AmaSonata 20 Dec Prague 23 Dec AmaPrima 23 Dec* Prague 27 Dec AmaBella

$2,399 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499 $2,499

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

$2,699 $2,699 $2,699 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,699 $2,799 $2,799

$3,199 $3,199 $3,199 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299 $3,199 $3,299 $3,549

* Itinerary cruises from Vilshofen to Budapest; refer to "The Romantic Danube" itinerary on page 52. Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom AMASONATA, AMAPRIMA, AMACERTO & AMABELLA CAT. DECK STATEROOM ADD'L

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

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

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Cat. AA+ only available aboard AmaSonata, AmaPrima and AmaCerto Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- or post-land arrangements: $280 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Special New Year’s Knitting Cruise - New for 2014! Onboard classes, workshops & new products. Learn from the best as you cruise the beautiful Danube River! All levels welcome. Embarkation date aboard the AmaBella: Dec. 27, 2014. Please call for details.

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christmas on the rhinE Enjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, then spend 2 nights in Lucerne, followed by 2 nights in Zurich 13 Days ∙ Travel to AMSTERDAM & return from ZURICH or reverse

Begin your journey in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s iconic canals and vibrant winter atmosphere. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise that takes you to Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and magical Christmas markets. Explore the Black Forest and historic Alsace, scenic regions with holiday traditions all their own. You will also visit two of Switzerland’s loveliest and most cosmopolitan cities, Lucerne and Zurich, where you enjoy a lake excursion, bustling Christmas Markets and pristine Alpine vistas.

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to

the Netherlands

2 Amsterdam

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

3

Amsterdam

Canal cruise & city tour

4

Cologne

City tour & Cathedral visit

Visit Christmas Markets

5

Wine tasting

Rüdesheim

Visit Christmas Markets

Siegfried’s Music Museum

6

Medieval Speyer tour

Speyer

OR half-day excursion

to Heidelberg

7

Walking tour

Strasbourg

Visit Christmas Markets

8

Riquewihr walking tour

Breisach

OR Breisach & Freiburg excursion

9 Basel

DISEMBARKATION

City tour

Transfer to Lucerne

Lucerne

Hotel check-in

10

Walking tour

Lucerne

Optional Swiss mountain

excursion

Visit Christmas Markets

11

Lake Cruise

Lucerne

Transfer to Zurich

Zurich

Hotel check-in

12

Zurich

Walking tour

Visit Christmas Markets

13

Return flight home

Zurich

Embark 7-Night Cruise Note: Most Christmas Markets begin opening as early as November 25 and remain open until late December. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. MAKING HOLIDAY MEMORIES

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

»» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» 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 »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Multiple dining venues »» Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner

Day 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Amsterdam and board 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 of Amsterdam’s top landmarks, with a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Amsterdam on your own before returning to the ship. We depart early this afternoon for Germany. (B,L,D) Day 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY. The ship arrives in Cologne around lunch time. You will have a guided tour of the city, strolling through the Old Town and Cathedral Square, and visiting the fabled Gothic cathedral. This evening, you will have free time to fully experience the elaborate Christmas Market in Cathedral Square, one of Europe’s biggest and best, or explore the city on your own. The ship cruises overnight. (B,L,D) Day 5, RHINE GORGE – RÜDESHEIM. This morning, we cruise through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, passing dozens of

»» Transfer from the ship in Basel to hotel in Lucerne »» 2 nights hotel in Lucerne (or surrounding area) at the Radisson Blu (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» 2 nights hotel at the Zurich Hotel Continental (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music »» Services of a 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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castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim in time for an early afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the town’s Christmas Market during your free time, or the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. This evening, visit the historic Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and its collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments made during the 18th-20th centuries. The ship departs very late tonight and cruises to Speyer. (B,L,D) Day 6, SPEYER – HEIDELBERG. Arrive in Speyer around lunchtime. Speyer is one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, churches and the Altpörtel, a medieval gate. Choose either a tour of medieval Speyer or a half-day excursion to Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled Castle and its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and see beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and the city below. You will also have free time to wander what is said to be the longest pedestrian shopping street in Germany, the Haupstrasse, or visit some of the city’s festive Christmas Markets. This evening, the ship cruises to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D) Day 7, STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Capital of the Alsace region in France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill River where it flows into the Rhine on the German border. After arriving this morning, you will visit Strasbourg’s famous Christmas Market, said to be the oldest and best in all of France. You will also


christmas on the rhine take a walking tour along the town’s narrow cobblestone streets, see the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, with its sandstone Gothic cathedral and famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. The ship moors overnight in Strasbourg. (B,L,D) Day 8, BREISACH, GERMANY. The ship arrives in Breisach after lunch today. Choose one of two excursions: A visit to Riquewihr, a picturesque town that looks much as it did back in the Middle Ages; or a walking tour of Breisach and Freiburg. Breisach is a beautiful town that houses one of Europe’s largest wine cellars. In Freiburg, you will visit the historical center and the city's Gothic red sandstone cathedral. Rejoin the ship in Breisach. This evening, we set sail for Basel, Switzerland. (B,L,D) Day 9, BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARKATION – LUCERNE. Disembark after breakfast and head off on 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 old, elegant homes. You will have free time in Basel for lunch on your own. Later, we will depart for Lucerne, stopping en route to visit the Lion Monument, built to honor the Swiss Guards who fought for King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. After arriving mid-afternoon and checking in to your hotel, the remainder of the evening is yours to spend at your leisure. (B)

Day 10, LUCERNE. Situated on Lake Lucerne, this city is truly a medieval gem. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that explores the city’s famous streets, monuments, public squares, covered bridges and colorful fresco-covered buildings. You will have free time in the afternoon to shop for Swiss-made watches, knives and delicious chocolates. As an alternative, you may take an optional tour and cable car ride to the top of a Swiss mountain, which offers incredible views of scenic Alpine vistas. (B) Day 11, LUCERNE – ZURICH. Enjoy a free morning in Lucerne before checking out of your hotel. Afterwards, cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, where you will board a motor coach for a scenic drive to Zurich. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the town or visit its enchanting Christmas Market (located inside the city’s main train station). (B) Day 12, ZURICH. Your morning walking tour of picturesque Zurich will include the Grossmünster and St. Peter, which has the largest church clock face in the world. You will also see the Old Town, the Town Hall and the Fraumünster Abbey. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own, visit the Christmas Markets or stroll the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most expensive shopping avenues. (B) Day 13, DEPART ZURICH. After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

DATES & PRICES

CODE AI

DEP. USA START EMBARK CANADA CITY DATE

SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & NAME ONLY pre/post ext.

013 2 24 Nov Zurich 29 Nov AmaCello 5 Dec Amsterdam 6 Dec AmaCello 8 Dec Zurich 13 Dec AmaCello 19 Dec Amsterdam 20 Dec AmaCello 22 Dec Zurich 27 Dec AmaCello 2014 19 Nov Zurich 24 Nov AmaCerto 22 Nov Amsterdam 23 Nov AmaReina 25 Nov Zurich 30 Nov AmaReina 30 Nov Amsterdam 1 Dec AmaCerto 3 Dec Zurich 8 Dec AmaCerto 6 Dec Amsterdam 7 Dec AmaReina 9 Dec Zurich 14 Dec AmaReina 14 Dec Amsterdam 15 Dec AmaCerto 17 Dec Zurich 22 Dec AmaCerto 20 Dec Amsterdam 21 Dec AmaReina 23 Dec Zurich 28 Dec AmaReina

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

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

$2,799 $2,699 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799 $2,799

$3,959 $3,859 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959 $3,959

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMACello CAT.

D C B A S

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Violin & Cello Violin Violin

STATEROOM

Window French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony French Balcony

ADD'L

$249 $649 $849 $979 $1,999

AMAReinA & AMACERTO CAT.

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

STATEROOM

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

ADD'L

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- or post-land arrangements: $560 per person 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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DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Budapest 3 Bratislava 4 Vienna 5 Dürnstein Melk 6 Passau 7 Regensburg 8 Nuremberg 9 Nuremberg 10 Bamberg 11 Kitzingen Würzburg 12 Wertheim 13 Rüdesheim Koblenz 14 Cologne 15 Amsterdam

Overnight flight to Hungary EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner City tour Visit Christmas Market City tour & Christmas Markets Optional Schönbrunn Palace excursion Optional evening Mozart & Strauss concert Walking tour Benedictine Abbey tour Optional excursion to Salzburg & Christmas Markets OR scenic cruise and walking tour & Christmas Markets Walking tour & Christmas Markets Walking tour Munich Excursion Cruise Main-Danube canal Walking tour & smoked beer tasting Walking tour & wine tasting City tour & Residenz Palace tour OR optional Rothenburg excursion & Christmas Museum Walking tour Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Evening walk Walking tour & Cathedral visit Canal cruise & city tour

16

DISEMBARKATION

Amsterdam

Embark 14-Night Cruise Note: Most Christmas Markets open around November 25 and remain open until approximately December 23. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information.

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MAGNIFICENT EUROPE (CHRISTMAS) A truly grand 14-night cruise from BUDAPEST TO Amsterdam through the heart of Europe and across the Continental Divide 16 Days ∙ Travel to BUDAPEST & return from amsterdam

This epic journey through five fascinating countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary – begins in Budapest. Travel through the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide, discovering the culture and traditions of its grandest capitals along the way. You will also enjoy perfectly preserved medieval towns and beautiful landscapes before your cruise concludes in Amsterdam, famous for its iconic system of canals and vibrant nightlife.

DATES & PRICES

CODE AY

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY

013 2 17 Dec 2014 16 Dec

Budapest Budapest

18 Dec 17 Dec

AmaPrima AmaSonata

$4,799 $5,299

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Port charges: Additional $322 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and 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)

Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroomwith window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAPRIMA & AMASONATA CAT.

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

STATEROOM

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

ADD'L

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Europe Itinerary

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

treasures of the main & rhine Enjoy 2 nights in Prague and then a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam 11 Days ∙ Travel to prague & return from amsterdam

Your European adventure begins with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. In Cologne, you will visit the city’s magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.

DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Prague 3 Prague 4 Prague Nuremberg 5 Bamberg 6 Kitzingen Würzburg 7 Wertheim 8 Rüdesheim Koblenz 9 Cologne 10 Amsterdam 11 Amsterdam

Overnight flight to the Czech Republic Hotel check-in City tour and Christmas Market visit Optional Terezin tour "Folklore Dinner" Transfer to Nuremberg Visit Christmas Market EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Cruise Main-Danube canal Walking tour & smoked beer tasting Walking tour & wine tasting City tour & Residenz Palace tour OR optional Rothenburg excursion & Christmas Museum Walking tour Mini train ride Siegfried’s Music Museum Evening walk Walking tour & Cathedral visit Canal cruise & city tour DISEMBARKATION

Embark 7-Night Cruise

DATES & PRICES

CODE AZ

DEP. USA START EMBARK CANADA CITY DATE

SHIP CRUISE CRUISE & NAME ONLY pre ext.

013 2 22 Dec Prague 25 Dec AmaPrima 2014 21 Dec Prague 24 Dec AmaSonata

$2,299

$2,759

$2,699

$3,199

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre-land arrangements: $280 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAPRIMA & AMASONATA CAT.

D C BB BA AB AA AA+ SS

DECK

Piano Violin & Cello Cello Violin Cello Violin Violin Violin

STATEROOM

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

ADD'L

$249 $649 $1,149 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,999 $2,649

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AMAVOYAGES Itinerary

amavoyages AmaWaterways continually strives to provide extraordinary river cruise experiences. In answer to our guests’ growing desire to explore undiscovered corners of the world, we developed AmaVoyages, with exciting itineraries in Portugal, Russia, Vietnam/Cambodia and Africa. AmaVoyages ships have onboard amenities and services that differ somewhat from our European fleet, yet these newly-built or redesigned vessels deliver the highest available standards in these destinations. Staffed by impeccably trained crews, these elegantly appointed ships provide a serene haven for our guests. Our expertly guided land programs are among the best in the industry and we take great pride in facilitating authentic cultural encounters, such as visits to lively markets, demonstrations by local artisans, and music and dance performances. Along the way, we treat our guests to tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine. On an AmaVoyages journey, you will marvel at ancient temples and floating markets along the Mekong River in Vietnam. In Cambodia, visit a Buddhist monastery, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, or try your hand at the delicate art of rice paper-making. Cruise down the Volga, Russia’s “mother river,” exploring historic hamlets and grand palaces from Moscow to St. Petersburg. You will also visit Red Square, the Peterhof Palace and enjoy a ballet performance at the world-renowned Hermitage Theatre. Float serenely down the Chobe in southern Africa, observing wildlife gathered along the river’s edge. Or venture through Portugal’s Douro River Valley, one of Europe’s most dramatic and unspoiled regions, with its deep gorges and steeply terraced vineyards. AmaVoyages journeys are ideal for intrepid travelers seeking truly life-enhancing experiences.

Select features include: » The AmaLotus on the Mekong River is a 124-passenger vessel that features Twin Balconies in most staterooms, elegant Colonial-era décor and extra spacious suites (up to 624 sq. feet). » Special wine cruises aboard the AmaVida on Portugal’s Douro River, one of Europe’s most pristine regions, are an exciting option for wine lovers seeking unique vintages and vineyards. » The 14-stateroom Zambezi Queen, designed for wildlife cruises on Botswana’s Chobe River, allows for up-close views of a wide variety of animals and aquatic life. » The AmaKatarina cruises the famed Volga-Baltic waterway between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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ENTICING DOURO Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, then enjoy a 7-night cruise through the dramatic Douro River Valley 12 Days ∙ Travel to LISBON & return from PORTO

Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before transferring to Porto to begin your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. From Porto, cruise to the ancient city of Lamego, then enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also visit the beautiful palace and gardens of Mateus, enjoy tastings of locally grown port wine, and dine at the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise back in Porto.

pena palace - sintra, portugal

tower of belem, lisbon

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1 2 Lisbon 3 Lisbon 4 Lisbon 5 Lisbon Porto 6 Régua 7 Régua 8 Barca d’Alva Vega Terrón 9 Vega Terrón Pinhão 10 Régua Bitetos 11 Porto 12 Porto

Overnight flight to Portugal Hotel check-in City tour Sintra excursion Free time in Fatima Transfer to Porto EMBARKATION Welcome Dinner Wine tasting at Quinta do Sexio Lamego city tour Scenic cruising Salamanca excursion with lunch and Flamenco show Rejoin the ship Castelo Rodrigo tour Wine tasting & dinner at Quinta Avessada Palacio de Mateus tour Dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery City tour and port wine tasting DISEMBARKATION

Embark 7-Night Cruise

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 3 nights hotel at the Lisbon Tiara Park Atlantic (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.

dating from Portugal’s Romantic period. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting or time on your own. (B)

»» Transfer from the hotel to Lisbon to the ship in Porto

Day 2, ARRIVE IN LISBON. Arrive in Lisbon and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore this historic city on your own.

Day 5, LISBON – FATIMA – EMBARKATION – PORTO. After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside to Porto. Stop along the way to spend several hours in Fatima, famous for its shrine to the Virgin Mary (who is said to have appeared before three children here in 1917) and now a world-renowned pilgrimage site. Explore the town and enjoy lunch on your own before continuing on to Porto to board your ship. Gather on board tonight for a Welcome Dinner. (B, D)

»» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies »» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» Complimentary Internet access in all staterooms »» Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board »» Superb dining including complimentary local wine, port wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board »» Multiple dining venues »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner »» Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ

Day 3, LISBON. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour visits two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Belem Tower, a fortified 4-story tower made of limestone; and the Late Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. You will also see the Discoveries Monument, the city’s most famous monument, built in honor of Portugal’s greatest maritime explorers. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city’s other top sights, such as the Castle of São Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, river and Rossio Square. (B) Day 4, LISBON – SINTRA. Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal, a favorite summer residence of the Portuguese royal family for more than 500 years. Long an inspiration for artists and poets, Lord Byron once called it “perhaps the most delightful [village] in Europe.” High up on a rocky peak, you will see the Castelo da Pena, a wonderful fairy tale castle

»» Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music »» Services of a 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 6, PORTO – RÉGUA. Spend a leisurely morning soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Régua, a Portuguese town renowned for its utterly spectacular scenery. After arriving early this afternoon, enjoy a port wine tasting at Quinto do Sexio, a 108-acre country estate that offers an interactive wine museum and breathtaking views of steeply terraced hillside vineyards, the Douro River and the nearby village of Pinhão. All port made here is destined for Sandeman, a company known around the world for its quality wines. The ship moors in Régua overnight. (B,L,D) Day 7, RÉGUA—BARCA D’ALVA. This morning, you will take a drive to the charming town of Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa


ENTICING DOURO Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with blue and white tiles. Your guided tour also includes a sampling of two local specialties, bola de Lamego (bread filled with smoked ham) and espumante (sparkling wine). This afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruise en route to the village of Barca d’Alva, arriving early this evening. (B,L,D) Day 8, SALAMANCA, SPAIN – VEGA DE TERRÓN, PORTUGAL. Drive to Salamanca for a full-day tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the center of Spain’s Castilla y León region. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages. During your guided city tour, you will see the city’s elegant university buildings, the twintowered Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells, as well as Plaza Mayor, considered the most magnificent main square in Spain. Enjoy a delicious and authentic Spanish lunch at a local restaurant, where you will be entertained by a lively, colorful, foot-stomping Flamenco show. You will rejoin the ship in Vega de Terrón, where the ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 9, VEGA DE TERRÓN – PINHÃO. After breakfast, tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. We will stop to admire the Chafariz dos Pretos, a truly unique fountain decorated with black faces, and taste some delicious locally-grown produce. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise onward to Pinhão, whose train station boasts an impressive collection of beautiful Portuguese tiles. This evening, you will be treated to Moscatel de Favaios (a sweet fortified wine) and traditional Portuguese foods

tour the historic palacio de mateus

at a country wine estate, Quinta Avessada. You will be the honored guests of the vintner-owner and his delightful family at a truly memorable dinner, an experience many of our guests consider a highlight of their cruise. We moor overnight in Pinhão. (B,L,D) Day 10, RÉGUA – BITETOS. This morning, cruise to Régua for a morning excursion to the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens, located in the beautiful Trás-os-Montes region near the city of Vila Real. Inside the house, you’ll see exhibits of religious images and beautiful furnishings, paintings and ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. Return to the ship for lunch while the ship cruises to Bitetos, arriving this evening. Tonight, you will enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal at the Alpendurada Monastery. Savor a glass of port as you take in the gorgeous view from the monastery’s terrace. The ship moors in Bitetos. (B,L,D) Day 11, PORTO. Your ship departs Bitetos and arrives in Porto, the capital of northern Portugal, early this morning. Your guided tour of the historical quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes a number of iconic sights: the Porto Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest and most impressive monuments; the bustling main square; and the Sao Bento Railway Station, renowned for its magnificent blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of port wine, which derives its name from this very city. The ship moors overnight in Porto. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

21 Mar* 28 Mar* 18 Apr 25 Apr 16 May 23 May 13 Jun 20 Jun 1 1 Jul 18 Jul 8 Aug 15 Aug 5 Sep 12 Sep 3 Oct 10 Oct 3 1 Oct

START CITY

Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon

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CRUISE CRUISE & ONLY pre ext.

25 Mar 1 Apr 22 Apr 29 Apr 20 May 27 May 17 Jun 24 Jun 15 Jul 22 Jul 12 Aug 19 Aug 9 Sep 16 Sep 7 Oct 14 Oct 4 Nov

$2,499 $2,699 $3,099 $3,199 $3,399 $3,399 $3,299 $3,199 $3,199 $3,199 $3,199 $3,299 $3,599 $3,599 $3,499 $3,399 $2,999

AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida

$3,249 $3,449 $3,849 $3,949 $4,149 $4,149 $4,049 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $3,949 $4,049 $4,349 $4,349 $4,249 $4,149 $3,749

* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAVIDA CAT.

D C B A S

DECK

STATEROOM

Douro Lisbon Lisbon Porto Porto

Window Balcony Balcony Balcony Balcony

ADD'L

$249 $999 $1,199 $1,449 $2,699

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price

Day 12, PORTO – DISEMBARKATION. Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Single Suppl. for pre land arrangements: $420 per person

PORT WINE VINEYARDS IN THE DOURO REGION

CATHEDRAL OF SALAMANCA

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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PORT WINE & FLAMENCO Spend 3 nights in Madrid, then enjoy a 7-night Douro cruise, followed by 3 nights in Lisbon or reverse 15 Days ∙ Travel to MADRID & return from LISBON OR REVERSE

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to Spain

2

Madrid

Hotel check-in

3

Madrid

City tour

4

Madrid

Toldeo excursion

5

Madrid

Transfer to Salamanca

Salamanca

Full day excursion with lunch

Transfer to Vega Terrón

EMBARKATION

Vega Terrón

Welcome Dinner

6

Vega Terrón

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo tour

Barca d’Alva

Rejoin ship

Pinhão

Dinner at Quinta Avessada

7

Pinhão

Lamego excursion

Régua

Douro Museum

8

Régua

Palacio de Mateus excursion

Caldas de Aregos Evening BBQ on board 9 Caldas de Aregos Resende excursion

Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Madrid, renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage, then travel to the Spanish border and embark upon your Douro River cruise. Traverse through one of Europe’s most pristine and untamed regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steep hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, then continue on to the beautiful Tras-os-Montes. In the village of Bitetos, you’ll have an unforgettable dinner in a medieval monastery. You will also visit Porto and conclude your journey in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon.

Bitetos

Alpendurada Monastery dinner

10

Porto

City tour

11

Porto

Guimarães excursion

12

Porto

DISEMBARKATION

Transfer to Fatima

Fatima

Free time

Lisbon

Hotel check-in

13

Lisbon

City tour

14

Lisbon

Serra de Sintra excursion

15

Lisbon

Return flight home

Embark 7-Night Cruise

FADO MUSICIAN

RABELLO BOATS IN PORTO

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 3 nights hotel in Madrid at the Westin Palace Madrid (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Board your overnight flight to Madrid, Spain.

»» Transfer from the hotel in Madrid to the ship in Vega Terrón »» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies »» Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included »» “Limited Edition Tours" - see page 26 »» Complimentary internet access in all staterooms »» Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board »» Superb dining including complimentary local wine, port wine, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner »» Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ

Day 2, ARRIVE IN MADRID. Arrive in Madrid and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore on your own. (B) Day 3, MADRID. Today you will have a guided tour of Madrid, Spain’s capital since the Spanish Golden Age and now its largest city, a place with broad avenues, grand museums, stately gardens and lively tapas bars. Known for its historic districts, art, music and epicurean delights, Madrid is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a vibrant nightlife scene. The city’s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerto del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and such renowned art galleries as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B) Day 4, MADRID – TOLEDO. You’ll have an excursion today to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of Spain. The city is a treasure trove of artistic riches that once inspired Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco, with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your guided tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo (one of the world’s greatest Gothic structures) as well as the Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B)

»» Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music »» Transfer from ship in Porto to hotel in Lisbon »» 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at Tiara Park Atlantic (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music »» Services of a 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 5, MADRID – SALAMANCA – VEGA TERRÓN – EMBARKATION. This morning, you will depart Madrid for an excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain’s Castilla y León region. You will have free time to explore on your own, followed by a guided city tour that includes the university buildings, the Romanesque church of San Martin and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant featuring authentic Spanish cuisine and a spirited Flamenco show. Later, you will be transferred to Vega Terrón to board your luxurious river ship. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D) Day 6, VEGA TERRÓN – BARCA D’ ALVA – PINHÃO. After breakfast, tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with steep, narrow streets and incredible views. We will stop to taste some of the area’s freshly harvested produce. Rejoin the ship in Barca d’ Alva and enjoy lunch on board before departing early this afternoon for Pinhão. After arriving this evening, you will be treated to Moscatel de Favaios (a sweet fortified wine) and traditional Portuguese foods at a wine estate, Quinta Avessada. Your dinner with the quinta’s owner and his delightful family will be an unforgettable highlight of your trip. The ship moors overnight in Pinhão. (B,L,D)


PORT WINE & FLAMENCO Day 7, PINHÃO – RÉGUA. This morning, enjoy an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine is renowned for its spectacular staircase, nearly 700 steps decorated with beautiful blue and white tiles. Your guided tour also includes a taste of two local favorites, bola de Lamego (bread filled with smoked ham) and espumante (sparkling wine). This afternoon, enjoy the wild, rugged scenery as your ship cruises through the dramatic gorges of the Douro river valley en route to Régua. After arriving this afternoon, you may visit the Douro Museum, which offers a comprehensive and fascinating in-depth look at the unique Douro winegrowing region. The ship overnights in Régua. (B,L,D) Day 8, RÉGUA – CALDAS DE AREGOS. This morning, enjoy an excursion to the palace and gardens known as the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork, and hand-carved wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. This afternoon, your ship departs for Caldas de Aregos. After arriving this evening, enjoy a casual BBQ with your fellow passengers on the Sun Deck. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D) Day 9, CALDAS DE AREGOS – BITETOS. This morning, visit the historic town of Resende in Caldas de Aregos. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Bitetos, arriving this evening.

Savor a pre-dinner glass of port wine and the breathtaking view of the river valley from the terrace of the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery, followed by a traditional “home cooked” meal. The ship moors in Bitetos overnight. (B,L,D) Day 10, BITETOS – PORTO. This morning, we depart for Porto, the country’s northern capital, arriving early afternoon. Your guided tour of the historical quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and cafes; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. Your ship overnights in Porto. (B,L,D) Day 11, PORTO – Guimarães. Today, enjoy an excursion to Guimarães, one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture in 2012. The birthplace of Portugal’s first king, Guimarães claims to be “the cradle of the nation” and boasts a historic center that is one of the most attractive and best-preserved in all of Portugal. Say farewell to your friends at the Farewell Cocktail. The ship moors in Porto overnight. (B,L,D) Day 12, PORTO – DISEMBARKATION – FATIMA – LISBON. After disembarking your ship in Porto, you will be transferred to Fatima, a town famous for its shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Local legend claims she appeared here before three children in the early 20th century. Explore this worldrenowned pilgrimage site and enjoy lunch on your own before continuing to Lisbon for your post-cruise stay. (B)

DATES & PRICES DEP. USA CANADA

4 Apr 1 1 Apr 2 May 9 May 6 Jun 4 Jul 25 Jul 1 Aug 22 Aug 29 Aug 26 Sep 17 Oct 24 Oct*

START CITY

Lisbon Madrid Lisbon Madrid Madrid Madrid Lisbon Madrid Lisbon Madrid Madrid Lisbon Madrid

CODE MA

EMBARK DATE

8 Apr 15 Apr 6 May 13 May 10 Jun 8 Jul 29 Jul 5 Aug 26 Aug 2 Sep 30 Sep 21 Oct 28 Oct

SHIP NAME

AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida AmaVida

CRUISE CRUISE & ONLY pre/post ext.

$2,799 $2,999 $3,299 $3,399 $3,399 $3,199 $3,199 $3,199 $3,399 $3,599 $3,599 $3,199 $3,099

$4,419 $4,619 $4,919 $5,019 $5,019 $4,819 $4,819 $4,819 $5,019 $5,219 $5,219 $4,819 $4,719

* "In Celebration of Wine" cruise Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. E, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAVIDA CAT.

D C B A S

DECK

STATEROOM

Douro Lisbon Lisbon Porto Porto

Window Balcony Balcony Balcony Balcony

ADD'L

$249 $999 $1,199 $1,449 $2,699

Port charges: Additional $161 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price Single Suppl. for pre- and post land arrangements: $840 per person Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Day 13, LISBON. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour visits two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fortified Belem Tower and the spectacular Jerónimos Monastery, a Late Gothic-style structure. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, perhaps to visit the Castle of São Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, the river and Rossio Square. (B) DAY 14, LISBON – SINTRA. Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal, a former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and a source of inspiration for Lord Byron and generations of other artists and poets. Your guided tour includes a wine tasting and a view of the Castelo da Pena, a fairy tale castle situated high on a rocky peak, followed by free time to explore on your own. (B) PARQUE EDUARDO VII, LISBON

Day 15, LISBON. Your river cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

FLAMENCO DANCERS

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RUSSIAN WATERWAYS Enjoy a Grand Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days ∙ TRAVEL TO MOSCOW & RETURN FROM ST. PETERSBURG OR REVERSE

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES DAY DESTINATION

ACTIVITIES

1

Overnight flight to Russia

2 Moscow

EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner

3

City tour with Red Square

Moscow

Lunch on day boat

Bow Hill & Metro tour

4

Moscow

Kremlin & Armory tour

5

Uglich

City tour

6

Yaroslavl

City tour

7

Goritsy

Visit to St. Cyril Monastery

& the Museum of Icons

8

Kizhi

Wooden Architecture Museum

9

Svirstroy

Shashlyk (Russian BBQ)

10

Lunch in local restaurant

City tour

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

Russian home visit

St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg Pushkin – Catherine’s

Palace & Park

Ballet performance at the

Hermitage Theater

OR "Folklore Show"

12

St. Petersburg Excursion to Peterhof

13

St. Petersburg DISEMBARKATION

Embark 11-Night Cruise

CATHERINE'S PALACE, ST. PETERSBURG

TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN FOLKLORE COSTUMES

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 11 nights cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom – most with balconies

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

»» Life-enriching daily tours with personal headset included

Day 2, ARRIVE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Moscow and board the beautiful AmaKatarina. Relax in your stateroom or explore the city on your own before meeting your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

»» All meals included during your cruise »» Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and 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 nonsmoking environment (except Sun Deck) »» All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package

Day 3, MOSCOW. Today, enjoy a city tour that includes the Red Square and many other well-known sights. You will have some free time to shop for souvenirs or wander on your own, perhaps to visit St. Basil’s Cathedral or the State Department Store, GUM, Russia’s most famous shopping mall. Enjoy lunch on a day boat as you cruise the Moscow River past the imposing façade of the Kremlin. This afternoon, you will visit Poklonnaya (Bow) Hill and its monument to WWII, and tour the city’s amazing Metro, quite possibly the world’s most extravagant subway system. Many of the stations are adorned with chandeliers, sculptures and elaborate frescoes. The ship moors overnight in Moscow. (B,L,D) Day 4, MOSCOW. This morning, you will have a fascinating guided tour of the Kremlin, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world and former seat of the Russian Czars and Bolshevik rulers. You will also visit the Kremlin’s Armory, Russia’s oldest public museum, which houses the Romanov’s

»» All local taxes

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jaw-dropping collection of royal jewels, crowns and armor, as well as the world’s largest collection of priceless Fabergé eggs. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. The ship departs this evening for Uglich. (B,L,D) Day 5, UGLICH. Located on the banks of the Volga, Uglich was founded by merchants more than 800 years ago and is now home to some of Russia’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals. After arriving this evening, you will have a guided tour of the city and visit the Chambers of Prince Dimitry and the magnificent Church of Dimitry on the Blood, dedicated to the tragic death of Ivan the Terrible’s young son and heir. The ship departs later tonight for Yaroslavl. (B,L,D) Day 6, YAROSLAVL. Founded a thousand years ago by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Yaroslavl is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the days of the Vikings. Your guided tour this morning explores the city’s history through its architecture, with stops at the Transfiguration of Our Saviors Monastery, which served as a fortress and a center of spirituality in medieval times, as well as a burial place for Yaroslavl’s princes and nobles. You also visit the Yaroslavl Museum of Russian Art and its vast collection of Russian icons, pictures of Russian artists and masterpieces of ornamental art. The ship departs early this afternoon and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)


RUSSIAN WATERWAYS Day 7, GORITSY. Goritsy is a peaceful and picturesque farming town that is quintessentially Russian. You will arrive here in early afternoon and have a guided tour that includes the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, one of the largest and most influential monasteries in all of Russia, with 11 majestic churches contained within its austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its Museum of Icons, home to some of the oldest icons in the country. Return to the ship and continue on in the late afternoon to the island of Kizhi. (B,L,D)

Day 9, SVIRSTROY. At noon today the ship arrives in Svirstroy, a town 100 miles from St. Petersburg with a population of only a thousand people. During your visit, you will have a chance to sample grilled shashlyk, Russia’s very popular and delicious version of shish kebab. You will also have a unique opportunity to visit the home of a friendly Russian family, where you will enjoy tea and pastries and genuine Russian hospitality. We depart mid-afternoon and cruise overnight to St. Petersburg. (B,L,D)

Day 8, KIZHI. Early this morning you will arrive at Kizhi, situated at the north end of Lake Onega and the site of some of the most amazing wooden architecture in Russia. The entire island is a national open-air museum with more than 80 historic wooden structures, such as the Church of Intercession. Built by locals 250 years ago, the church’s towering walls and 22 domes were all constructed without a single nail. You will visit this church on your walking tour today and also stop at the Museum of Wooden Architecture. The ship departs later tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 10, ST. PETERSBURG. Russia’s capital city for two centuries, St. Petersburg was built to Peter the Great’s exact specifications in the early 18th century. After breakfast, you will disembark the ship and travel by hydrofoil to the Hermitage, one of the oldest, largest and most awe-inspiring museums in the world. Founded by Catherine the Great, the museum is a massive six-building complex (including the former Winter Palace) housing nearly three million works of art. After your visit, relax over an enjoyable lunch in a local restaurant. This afternoon, you will have a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg that includes the Peter & Paul Fortress, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaacs Cathedral. The ship moors overnight in St. Petersburg. (B,L,D) Day 11, ST. PETERSBURG. You will visit the nearby town of Pushkin today, where Catherine’s Palace was once the summer residence of the Russian Czars. This excursion includes a tour of the Cameron Gallery, which features formal state rooms and dining rooms, embellished with baroque and neoclassical furnishings and ornate décor. You will also visit the reconstructed Amber Room, considered by many to be the "Eighth Wonder of the World," featuring dazzling amberpaneled walls. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. This evening, experience either a spectacular Russian ballet performance at the palatial Hermitage Theater or a lively Russian “Folklore Show” that features traditional Cossack songs, dances and costumes. The ship moors in St. Petersburg overnight. (B,L,D)

DATES & PRICES

CODE RA

DEP. USA START EMBARK SHIP CRUISE CANADA CITY DATE NAME ONLY

9 May 20 May 31 May 1 1 Jun 22 Jun 3 Jul 14 Jul 25 Jul 5 Aug 16 Aug 27 Aug 7 Sep 18 Sep 29 Sep

Moscow St. Petersburg Moscow St. Petersburg Moscow St. Petersburg Moscow St. Petersburg Moscow St. Petersburg Moscow St. Petersburg Moscow St. Petersburg

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

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

$3,799 $3,899 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,999 $3,899 $3,799

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways' special roundtrip airfares. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. F, deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AMAKATARINA CAT.

E D C B A BS MS HS IS

DECK

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

STATEROOM

Standard twin with Window Superior with Window Deluxe with Balcony Deluxe with Balcony Deluxe with Balcony Bolshoi Suites with Balcony Marinsky Suites with Balcony Hermitage Suite with Balcony Imperial Suite with Balcony

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Port charges: Additional $253 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. Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Day 12, ST. PETERSBURG. This morning, depart by hydrofoil for Peterhof, St. Petersburg’s most spectacular imperial estate. Often referred to 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 Palace, the Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain, which commemorates Russia’s victory over Sweden during the Great Northern War. The ship moors in St. Petersburg overnight. (B,L,D) Day 13, ST. PETERSBURG – DISEMBARK. Your Russian cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B) RUSSIAN BALLET DANCERS

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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 16 Days ∙ TRAVEL TO HANOI & RETURN FROM HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

Your journey begins in Vietnam’s charming capital of Hanoi, followed by an excursion to Ha Long Bay for an overnight stay aboard a traditional Junk. Spend three days touring the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking upon your Mekong cruise. Visit rural villages, floating markets, craftsmen’s workshops and a Buddhist monastery along the way, as well as Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, where you will enjoy a two-night stay.

1 Hanoi Hotel check-in 2 Hanoi City tour & rickshaw ride Water Puppet Show 3 Hanoi Transfer to Ha Long Bay Ha Long Bay Bay excursion Overnight cruise aboard traditional wooden Junk 4 Ha Long Bay Transfer to airport Flight to Siem Reap Siem Reap Hotel check-in 5 Siem Reap Angkor Thom & Banteay Srei Visit English-language school 6 Siem Reap Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm Temple 7 Tonle Sap Lake Embarkation Welcome Dinner 8 Kampong Chhnang Local boat excursion to lakeside wetlands Kampong Tralach Oxcart ride Oudong Buddhist monastery visit 9 Koh Chen Walk to silk-weaving village Phnom Penh Guided walking tour Onboard Khmer folk performance 10 Phnom Penh City tour Afternoon Killing Fields excursion 11 Border Crossing Cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam 12 Tan Chau Visit to local craftsmen’s workshops Trishaw ride 13 Sa Dec Local boat ride to Sa Dec Visit to local market, museum & temple Xeo Quyt Xeo Quyt excursion Cai Be Local boat ride to floating market Visit candy & rice paper workshops 14 Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation (My Tho Port) Transfer to city City tour 15 Ho Chi Minh City Free day 16 Ho Chi Minh City Return flight home Embark 7-Night Cruise

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INCLUDED FEATURES

Your Itinerary

»» 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast

Day 1, DEPART USA/CANADA. Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, verdant parks and temples. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.

»» Overnight stay on board a luxurious traditional wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay »» 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeenthra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast »» 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies »» Life-enriching tours and excursions with personal headset included »» Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise »» Unlimited wine with every lunch and dinner on board »» Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise »» Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily »» Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner »» 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)

Day 2, HANOI. A morning sightseeing tour will take you to some of Hanoi’s most famous historical and cultural sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. Visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride (known as a “cyclo”) in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B) Day 3, HANOI – HA LONG BAY. After breakfast, take a scenic ride to one of Vietnam’s most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a traditional wooden Junk, where you will spend the night – an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, and an AmaWaterways exclusive. Enjoy an onboard dinner set against the bay’s magnificent scenery and dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations. (B,L,D) Day 4, HA LONG BAY – HANOI – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. This morning, your Ha Long Bay Junk continues its scenic cruising during your onboard breakfast. Late morning, disembark the Junk and transfer to Hanoi Airport. A short flight will take you to Siem Reap in Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most renowned archeological sites in all of Southeast Asia. Tonight, you will be treated to a special Apsara Dancing Show at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,L,D)

»» 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers (or similar), including buffet breakfast »» All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package

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Day 6, SIEM REAP – ANGKOR. This morning we will visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat. This massive temple complex was built in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god Vishnu. You will also visit Ta Prohm, known as the “Kingdom of Trees” for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation. A site that will be easily recognized by fans of the film “Tomb Raider.” (B) Day 7, SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE – EMBARKATION – KAMPONG CHHNANG. Today you will board your river cruise ship at Tonle Sap Lake, the great lake that has dominated Cambodia and its people for centuries. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang. (B,L,D) Day 8, KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACH – OUDONG. After breakfast, a local boat will take you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life here, and be on the lookout for the traps used to catch fish in this area – some are over a half-mile long! After returning to the ship and cruising to Kampong Tralach, enjoy an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. Later, you will be transferred to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, and tour a monastery where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing. Back on board the ship, relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise towards the village of Koh Chen. (B,L,D) Day 9, KOH CHEN – PHNOM PENH. This morning, take a leisurely walk to the Koh Chen silk weaving village. You will also visit home workshops specializing in silversmithing and coppersmithing. Later, your ship will depart for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where an afternoon walking tour will give you a wonderful introduction to the city. Your tour includes a stop at Wat Phnom. Return to the ship for dinner and an onboard Khmer folk performance presented by local children. The vessel moors overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)

EMBARKATION NOTE: During low water season, transfer from Siem Reap to the ship via motor coach to Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle Sap River.

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Day 5, SIEM REAP – ANGKOR. After breakfast, you will have 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, and the Terrace of the Leper King. You will also see the Bayon, best known for its gigantic stone faces. This afternoon, travel through the rural countryside to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei. Afterwards, you will visit an English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in Ta Toum. (B,D)

Day 10, PHNOM PENH. A morning tour explores the highlights of the city, famous for its French Colonial architecture, busy cafés and colorful nightlife. Visit the Royal Palace, the


spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. After lunch on board, you will take an afternoon excursion to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields, and also visit the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum) just outside the city. (B,L,D) Day 11, PHNOM PENH – BORDER CROSSING – TAN CHAU, VIETNAM. Spend the 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. Today, you will take a small local boat through narrow channels to several scenic locations. Later, you will see Tan Chau from the vantage point of a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) that will take you around to all the sights, with stops at a silk-making workshop and another that produces rattan mats and slippers. This afternoon, your ship cruises 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 where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, now a small museum. Afterwards, board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, once used as an army base during the Vietnam War and now an important ecological site. After lunch on board, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s spectacular floating market. You will also have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper workshops. This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

AMAWATERWAYS School Project in Cambodia

AMAWATERWAYS is proud to sponsor 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 Englishlanguage 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 after their excursion to the nearby Banteay Srei temple. 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 and personal hygiene supplies, such as pencils, erasers, pens, chalk, small notebooks, post-it notes, dry erase markers, highlighters, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. Thank you!

Day 14, HO CHI MINH CITY – DISEMBARKATION. Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, followed by a transfer to nearby Ho Chi Minh City (still affectionately referred to by locals as Saigon). Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past. Upon your arrival, enjoy a city tour that explores such famous landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Cho Lon (China Town) and the Thien Hau pagoda. You will also visit the War Remnants Museum, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, known for its vast collection of artifacts from the Vietnam War. You will spend the night at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG DATES & PRICES

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7 Jan Hanoi 13 Jan 1 8 Jan* Ho Chi Minh City 20 Jan 21 Jan Hanoi 27 Jan 28 Jan Hanoi 3 Feb 4 Feb Hanoi 10 Feb 15 Feb* Ho Chi Minh City 17 Feb 1 8 Feb Hanoi 24 Feb 25 Feb Hanoi 3 Mar 4 Mar Hanoi 10 Mar 1 1 Mar Hanoi 17 Mar 1 8 Mar Hanoi 24 Mar 25 Mar Hanoi 31 Mar 1 Apr Hanoi 7 Apr 15 Apr Hanoi 21 Apr 24 Jun Hanoi 30 Jun 8 Jul Hanoi 14 Jul 2 2 Jul Hanoi 28 Jul 5 Aug Hanoi 11 Aug 1 9 Aug Hanoi 25 Aug 2 Sep Hanoi 8 Sep 1 6 Sep Hanoi 22 Sep 3 0 Sep Hanoi 6 Oct 1 4 Oct Hanoi 20 Oct 28 Oct Hanoi 3 Nov 11 Nov Hanoi 17 Nov 2 5 Nov Hanoi 1 Dec 9 Dec Hanoi 15 Dec 2 3 Dec Hanoi 29 Dec

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* Land programs start from Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways’ special roundtrip airfares. Intra-Asia Air (Hanoi-Siem Reap): $330 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. C, deluxe outside stateroom. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person: AmaLotUS CAT. DECK STATEROOM

B A S L

Tonle Saigon Sadec Sadec

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Port charges: Additional $133 per person Single Suppl. for Cruise: Category A, B & C 50% of twin price; Suite 75% of twin price and Luxury Suite 100% of twin price. Single Suppl. for pre/post land arrangements: $999 per person Bedding: Please call for details. Visa: Travel visas are required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia; please consult with your Consulate for more information.

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 Asia odyssey. (B) Day 16, DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY. Bid farewell to Southeast Asia as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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africa safaris & wildlife cruise 4 SAFARI PROGRAMS FEATURING A 4-NIGHT WILDLIFE CRUISE PLUS 2 DAYS IN VICTORIA FALLS

MONDAY, KASANE, BOTSWANA – Zambezi Queen – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Kasane, Botswana and board the Zambezi Queen, where a delicious lunch awaits you. Tonight enjoy a sunset cruise along with your Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board. (B,L,D) TUESDAY, Zambezi Queen. Today you’ll have a full-day game drive in Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy a private picnic within the park, then continue your safari before returning to the Zambezi Queen for High Tea. Tonight, savor your dinner on board, followed by an entertaining presentation about the history of the Chobe area. (B,L,D) WEDNESDAY, Zambezi Queen. This morning you’ll have an unforgettable visit to Kasenu village to experience the local culture first-hand. Afterwards, you’ll have the option to explore smaller waterways in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Return to the ship for lunch, then depart for a river safari with sundowner drinks. This evening, head ashore for an African Boma dinner, which features various flavorful local specialties. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will show you the African sky, pointing out southern hemisphere constellations. (B,L,D)

After spending a lifetime cruising the world’s greatest waterways, AmaWaterways President Rudi Schreiner ventured along southern Africa’s Chobe River for the first time in 2011. Utterly amazed by the multitude of birds and animals easily observed along the banks of the river, he realized the Chobe offered a truly exceptional river experience – up-close, unhurried and unsurpassed wildlife-viewing. Now this same life-changing experience is available to AmaWaterways guests. Choose one of four unique land-and-cruise itineraries in Africa, all of which feature our four-night Chobe River safari cruise and two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls.

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3 nights in Cape Town | 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen | 2 nights in Victoria Falls

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3 nights in Cape Town | 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen | 2 nights in Victoria Falls 2-night Rovos Rail train journey | 1 night in Johannesburg

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3 nights in Cape Town | 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen | 2 nights in Victoria Falls 1 night in Johannesburg | 3-night South African safari in the Kruger National Park Area

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1 night in Johannesburg (OR 3-night Cape Town pre-extension) | 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen 2 nights in Victoria Falls | 1 night in Johannesburg | 7-night East Africa safari (Nairobi, Kenya; Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti, Tanzania)

THURSDAY, Zambezi Queen. You have a choice of exciting water activities this morning. Options include a boat safari, a bird watching excursion, or an expedition to catch a Tigerfish. Enjoy a safari lunch cruise as you observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. Tonight, your Cruise Manager will host a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D) FRIDAY, Zambezi Queen - DISEMBARKATION VICTORIA FALLS. This morning, transfer to the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth. Settle into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the city or experiencing one of the many activities offered by your hotel. (B,D) SATURDAY, VICTORIA FALLS. A local guide will take you on a tour of the remarkable Victoria Falls National Park today. You’ll learn about its history and the flora and fauna that make this area so unique. Tonight, embark on a private and festive Sundowner Dinner Cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax on board as you observe a variety of game and enjoy a delicious dinner with drinks and music. (B,D) SUNDAY, VICTORIA FALLS - ONWARD JOURNEY. After breakfast, bid adieu to Victoria Falls and prepare for your onward journey, either a land safari (South Africa or East Africa), Rovos Rail train voyage, or your return flight home. (B)

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INCLUDED FEATURES CAPE TOWN »» 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, including daily breakfast »» Full-day Winelands Tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with lunch and two wine tastings »» Full-day Cape Point Tour via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope, with lunch and drinks

discover africa Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town, followed by a 4-night WILDLIFE cruise & 2 nights In Victoria Falls 12 DAYS ∙ Travel to Cape Town and return from Johannesburg

ANGOLA

ZAMBIA VICTORIA FALLS

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

KASANE

»» Cape Point funicular and Cableway up Table Mountain

ZAMBEZI QUEEN WILDLIFE CRUISE

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

»» 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom

BOTSWANA

»» Full-day Chobe National Park game drive »» Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park »» Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank »» Visit to Kasenu village to experience local culture JOHANNESBURG

»» Explore in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe

SWAZILAND

»» Traditional African Boma dinner »» Lunch excursion on private safari boat »» All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer VICTORIA FALLS »» 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel, including daily breakfast

SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO

CAPE TOWN

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in the picturesque city of Cape Town, Africa’s most popular international tourist destination. Cape Town is a vibrant and culturally diverse metropolis blessed with a wealth of natural beauty. Your sojourn here includes a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak, wine tastings in the area’s renowned Winelands region, and a delightful encounter with African Penguins at the Boulders Beach sanctuary. Next, fly to Kasane and transfer to the Chobe River to begin your four-night wildlife cruise aboard the Zambezi Queen. Explore the banks of the Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Witness firsthand the grace and majesty of the elephants, leopards, lions, gazelles and buffalos that roam the park, via guided excursions in nimble safari boats or open-air game vehicles. End your unforgettable safari journey with two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Discover the abundant flora and fauna unique to the Victoria Falls National Park with an expert guide, followed by an elegant Sundowner Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River, the perfect conclusion to your African adventure.

»» Exclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Dinner Cruise »» Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park

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DISCOVER AFRICA DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

DAY DESTINATION

Your itinerary includes stays at two idyllic venues, Cape Grace Hotel and The Victoria Falls Hotel, both members of the ultra-exclusive Leading Hotels of the World® collection.

ACTIVITIES

1 Overnight flight to South Africa 2 Cape Town Hotel check-in 3 Cape Town Full-day Cape Point tour Chapman’s Peak drive Cableway up Table Mountain Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point Restaurant lunch with drinks 4 Cape Town Scenic drive through wine regions Wine estate visits with tastings Restaurant lunch with drinks 5 Cape Town Morning flight to Kasane Zambezi Queen EMBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 6 Zambezi Queen Full-day Chobe National Park game drive Private picnic in Chobe National Park High Tea, dinner and Chobe lecture 7 Zambezi Queen Kasenu village Sundowner river safari with drinks African Boma dinner 8 Zambezi Queen Morning water-based safari OR bird watching OR Tigerfishing Private safari boat lunch excursion Farewell Dinner 9 Zambezi Queen DISEMBARKATION Transfer to Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Hotel check-in and free evening 10 Victoria Falls Private guided tour of Victoria Falls Zambezi Sundowner Dinner Cruise 11 Victoria Falls Flight to Johannesburg Return flight home 12 USA/Canada Arrive home

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DATES & PRICES

HOTEL CHECK-IN

CODE ZD SHIP NAME

14 Mar 14 28 Mar 14 25 Apr 14 9 May 14 6 Jun 14 27 Jun 14 18 Jul 14 1 Aug 14 29 Aug 14 26 Sep 14 10 Oct 14 24 Oct 14 7 Nov 14 21 Nov 14

CRUISE & land

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Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways’ special roundtrip airfares. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy in stateroom Cat. SB. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Awarded the titles "#1 Hotel in Africa" and "#2 Hotel in the World" by TripAdvisor® (2013 Travelers’ Choice® Awards), the 120-room Cape Grace effortlessly melds the modern comforts of a Cape Town luxury hotel with traditional Cape culture. Ideally located on a private quay on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the hotel offers gracious service and spacious guest rooms with French doors and step-out balconies.

Zambezi Queen

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Single Supplement: 40% of twin price Intra-Africa Air: $1,165 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Note: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult your Consulate for more information.

THE VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL

Embark 4-night cruise

This elegant landmark hotel has been a highly desirable destination for more than a century, with its Edwardian-style décor, broad verandas and tropical gardens with lily ponds and palm trees. The hotel of choice for royalty, statesmen and international celebrities, the tranquil and secluded ‘Grand ol’ Lady of the Falls’ is a mere ten minute walk from the legendary falls, so you can easily visit them multiple times during your stay.

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INCLUDED FEATURES CAPE TOWN »» 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, including daily breakfast »» Full-day Winelands Tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with lunch and two wine tastings »» Full-day Cape Point Tour via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope, with lunch and drinks

STARS OF SOUTH AFRICA Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town, followed by a 4-night wildlife cruise & 2 nights In Victoria Falls, 1 night in Johannesburg & 3 nights at a safari lodge in the Kruger National Park area 16 DAYS ∙ TRAVEL TO CAPE TOWN & RETURN FROM JOHANNESBURG

ANGOLA

VICTORIA FALLS

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

KASANE

»» Cape Point funicular and Cableway up Table Mountain

ZAMBEZI QUEEN WILDLIFE CRUISE

ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

»» 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom

BOTSWANA

»» Full-day Chobe National Park game drive

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

»» Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park »» Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbanks »» Visit to Kasenu village to experience local culture

JOHANNESBURG

»» Explore in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe

SWAZILAND

»» Traditional African Boma dinner »» Lunch excursion on private safari boat »» All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer VICTORIA FALLS »» 2-night stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel, including daily breakfast

SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO

CAPE TOWN

This 16-day itinerary starts with three nights in beautiful and cosmopolitan Cape Town, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Take in the wonders of this incredible city during two full days of exclusive tours. Enjoy a leisurely four-night wildlife cruise aboard the serene and elegantly appointed Zambezi Queen on Botswana’s Chobe River, as well as game drives in Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population on earth. Following your African river safari, enjoy two full nights at Victoria Falls, a truly awe-inspiring natural spectacle. From there, fly to Johannesburg for an overnight stay before heading to the acclaimed game-rich Kruger National Park Area. Spend three unforgettable nights at an ultra-luxurious, awardwinning safari game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” game viewing in all of Africa. By day, experience the thrill of game drives led by knowledgeable and expert guides; by night, gaze up at breathtakingly clear and star-filled skies, the perfect opportunity to see the Southern Cross and other constellations of the southern hemisphere.

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STARS OF SOUTH AFRICA DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

LODGE ACCOMMODATIONS:

DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

Most guests on this itinerary will enjoy three nights in luxurious lodge accommodations at Tintswalo Safari Lodge. For two peak season departures only, guests will stay at the ultraexclusive Singita Sweni Lodge. (Refer to Dates & Prices table.)

1 Overnight flight to South Africa 2 Cape Town Hotel check-in 3 Cape Town Full-day Cape Point tour Chapman’s Peak drive Cableway up Table Mountain Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point Restaurant lunch with drinks 4 Cape Town Scenic drive through wine regions Wine estate visits with tastings Restaurant lunch with drinks 5 Cape Town Morning flight to Kasane Zambezi Queen EMBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 6 Zambezi Queen Full-day Chobe National Park game drive Private picnic in Chobe National Park High Tea, dinner and Chobe lecture 7 Zambezi Queen Kasenu village Sundowner river safari with drinks African Boma dinner 8 Zambezi Queen Morning water-based safari OR bird watching OR Tigerfishing Private safari boat lunch excursion Farewell Dinner 9 Zambezi Queen DISEMBARKATION Transfer to Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Hotel check-in and free evening 10 Victoria Falls Private guided tour of Victoria Falls Zambezi Sundowner Dinner Cruise 11 Johannesburg Flight to Johannesburg Hotel check-in and free evening 12 Kruger Park Area Flight to Kruger Park area Lodge check-in afternoon game drive 13 Kruger Park Area Morning & afternoon game drives 14 Kruger Park Area Morning & afternoon game drives 15 Kruger Park Area Early morning game drive Flight to Johannesburg Johannesburg Return flight home 16 USA/Canada Arrive home Embark 4-night cruise

tintswalo safari lodge

DATES & PRICES

CODE ZS

HOTEL SHIP CHECK-IN NAME

kruger lodge

14 Mar 14 28 Mar 14 25 Apr 14 9 May 14 6 Jun 14 27 Jun 14 18 Jul 14 1 Aug 14 15 Aug 14 29 Aug 14 12 Sep 14 26 Sep 14 10 Oct 14 24 Oct 14 7 Nov 14 21 Nov 14

Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

CRUISE & land

Tintswalo Safari Lodge $9,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $9,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $10,495 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $10,495 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $11,495 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $11,495 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $11,495 Singita Sweni Lodge $14,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $11,495 Singita Sweni Lodge $14,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $11,495 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $11,495 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $10,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $10,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $10,995 Tintswalo Safari Lodge $10,995

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways’ special roundtrip airfares. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy in stateroom Cat. SB.

Tintswalo provides all the ambiance of a classic safari, with colonial-era décor, indoor/outdoor showers, and a private deck with plunge pool. Eight suites accommodate a maximum of 16 guests. Traveling with friends? Tintswalo’s stunning Presidential Suite – two suites with a spacious shared lounge and private outdoor dining area – is ideal for two couples traveling together. (Please inquire for more details.)

singita sweni lodge

For the ultimate safari experience, Singita Sweni is in a class by itself. AmaWaterways guests have exclusive use of this lodge on two peak season departures in 2014. With six fabulous suites that accommodate a maximum of 12 truly pampered guests, Singita Sweni was recently ranked the "#7 Hotel in the World" by Travel + Leisure, along with its sister property on Singita’s private concession in game-rich Kruger National Park.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Zambezi Queen

CAT. DECK LEVEL STATEROOM ADD’L

SA MS

Lower/Middle Lower/Middle

Balcony Balcony

$198 $798

Single Supplement: 40% of twin price Intra-Africa Air: $1,690 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Note: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult your Consulate for more information.

BOAT SAFARI ON THE CHOBE RIVER

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INCLUDED FEATURES CAPE TOWN »» 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, including daily breakfast »» Full-day Winelands Tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with lunch and two wine tastings »» Full-day Cape Point Tour via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope, with lunch and drinks

RIVERS & RAILS OF AFRICA Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town, followed by a 4-night wildlife cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls, then 2 nights on board the Rovos Rail Luxury Train & 1 night in Johannesburg 15 DAYS ∙ Travel to Cape Town and return from Johannesburg

ANGOLA

Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful and beloved VICTORIA FALLS

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

KASANE

»» Cape Point funicular and Cableway up Table Mountain

ZAMBEZI QUEEN WILDLIFE CRUISE

Your African experience begins with a three-night stay in

ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE Rovos Rail

NAMIBIA

cities. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your fournight wildlife cruise on the Chobe River aboard the elegant, environmentally-friendly Zambezi Queen. Explore the banks of Chobe National Park, home to one of the continent’s

»» 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom

densest and most diverse populations of plant and animal

BOTSWANA

»» Full-day Chobe National Park game drive

life. You will have numerous opportunities for exhilarating,

»» Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park

up-close

»» Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbanks

gazelles, buffalos and nearly 500 different species of birds PRETORIA

»» Visit to Kasenu village to experience local culture »» Explore in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe

JOHANNESBURG

SWAZILAND

»» Traditional African Boma dinner »» Lunch excursion on private safari boat »» All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer

with

lions,

incredible journey continues with two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. From there, board the ultra-luxurious Rovos Rail

SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO

journey through the magnificent Hwange Game Reserve, the heart of the African bush. After your rail journey ends in Pretoria, South Africa, you will be transferred to nearby

CAPE TOWN

Johannesburg to relax on your final night in Africa.

»» Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park ROVOS RAIL »» 2-night journey on the Rovos Rail luxury train in Deluxe Suite »» All meals and drinks included on board the train »» 24-hour full room service and bar facilities JOHANNESBURG »» 1 night at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, including breakfast

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on excursions in safari boats or open-air game vehicles. This

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elephants,

vintage train for an uforgettable two-night, thousand-mile

VICTORIA FALLS »» 2-night stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel, including daily breakfast

encounters

SPECTACULAR VICTORIA FALLS


RIVERS & RAILS OF AFRICA DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

ROVOS RAIL:

DAY DESTINATION

One of the highlights of this itinerary is the truly luxurious Rovos Rail vintage train, the Pride of Africa. This amazing train will transport you in gracious Edwardian-style through the heart of the African bush and some of the continent’s most incredible scenery.

ACTIVITIES

1 Overnight flight to South Africa 2 Cape Town Hotel check-in 3 Cape Town Full-day Cape Point tour Chapman’s Peak drive Cableway up Table Mountain Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point Restaurant lunch with drinks 4 Cape Town Scenic drive through wine regions Wine estate visits with tastings Restaurant lunch with drinks 5 Cape Town Morning flight to Kasane Zambezi Queen EMBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 6 Zambezi Queen Full-day Chobe National Park game drive Private picnic in Chobe National Park High Tea, dinner and Chobe lecture 7 Zambezi Queen Kasenu village Sundowner river safari with drinks Traditional African Boma dinner 8 Zambezi Queen Morning water-based safari OR bird watching OR Tigerfishing Private safari boat lunch excursion Farewell Dinner 9 Zambezi Queen DISEMBARKATION Transfer to Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Hotel check-in and free evening 10 Victoria Falls Private guided tour of Victoria Falls Zambezi Sundowner Dinner Cruise 11 Victoria Falls Board the Rovos Rail luxury train Rovos Rail Travel by rail through Hwange Game Reserve 12 Rovos Rail Cross into Botswana Continue south through Francistown and Serule 13 Rovos Rail Continue into South Africa Pass through Johannesburg to Pretoria Johannesburg Short transfer to Johannesburg; hotel check-in 14 Johannesburg Onward flight home 15 USA/Canada Arrive home Embark 4-night cruise

exquisite cuisine

DATES & PRICES

HOTEL CHECK-IN

CODE ZR SHIP NAME

28 Mar 14 25 Apr 14 9 May 14 18 Jul 14 1 Aug 14 15 Aug 14 26 Sep 14 10 Oct 14 7 Nov 14

CRUISE & land

Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

$11,495 $11,495 $11,495 $12,495 $12,495 $12,495 $12,495 $11,995 $11,995

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways’ special roundtrip airfares. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy in stateroom Cat. SB. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Zambezi Queen

CAT.

SA MS

DECK LEVEL

STATEROOM

Lower/Middle Lower/Middle

Balcony Balcony

ADD’L

$198 $798

Single Supplement: 40% of twin price Intra-Africa Air: $815 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Note: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult your Consulate for more information.

The food aboard the Rovos Rail has an accent on fresh local ingredients, and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty. The Victorian dining room offers fine china, crisp linen and silver, and five-star cuisine paired with South African wines. Dressing for dinner is entirely appropriate here, with jackets and ties for men and cocktail attire for the ladies.

deluxe suites

Your richly paneled, air-conditioned, 118-square foot Deluxe Suite offers twin or double beds, a lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, a safe, a bar fridge filled with beverages of your choice, and 24-hour room service.

SAVOR THE SIGHTS OF AN AFRICAN SAFARI

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INCLUDED FEATURES JOHANNESBURG »» 1 night at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, including breakfast

ZAMBEZI QUEEN WILDLIFE CRUISE »» 4 nights accommodation in balcony stateroom

GOLDEN TRAILS OF EAST AFRICA

1 night in Johannesburg, then a 4-night wildlife cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls, overnight in Johannesburg, 1 night in Nairobi, Kenya, 6 nights at Tanzania luxury safari lodges in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti 18 DAYS ∙ Travel to Johannesburg & return from Nairobi

»» Full-day Chobe National Park game drive »» Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park »» Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbanks »» Visit to Kasenu village to experience local culture

UGANDA

ZAMBIA

CONGO

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

KENYA

NAIROBI ZAIRE

KENYA

»» Explore in a mokoro, in a traditional dugout canoe

TANZANIA

»» Traditional African Boma dinner »» Lunch excursion on private safari boat »» All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer

NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARK ANGOLA

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIA

TANZANIA

MOZAMBIQUE MALAWI

VICTORIA FALLS »» 2-night stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel, including daily breakfast »» Exclusive Zambezi River Sundowner Dinner Cruise »» Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park JOHANNESBURG »» 1 night at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, including breakfast

ZAMBEZI QUEEN

VICTORIA FALLS

KASANE

MALAWI

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA BOTSWANA

JOHANNESBURG

SOUTH AFRICA

NAIROBI »» 1 night at the Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel, including breakfast

SWAZILAND

LESOTHO

Your African adventure begins with an overnight stay in Johannesburg (or an optional 3-night pre-extension in Cape Town that includes scenic drives, wine tastings, encounters with penguins and more). Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana and board the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen, a specially designed vessel that provides elegant accommodations amidst the Chobe River’s amazingly diverse population of plant and animal life. Conclude the first part of your journey with two nights at Victoria Falls, where you will enjoy guided tours and a festive Sundowner Dinner Cruise. Fly to Johannesburg for the night, followed by a night in Nairobi, Kenya, a time-honored starting point for East Africa safaris. From there, you will fly to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive and overnight stay before continuing on to Ngorongoro. Your two-night stay includes a full-day crater game drive and picnic lunch in this acclaimed wildlife sanctuary. Onward to the fabled Serengeti National Park, the crown jewel of Tanzania’s protected areas with perhaps the greatest collection of animals on earth. You will spend three incredible nights in luxurious lodge accommodations here before returning to Nairobi for your return flight home.

TANZANIA SAFARI LODGES »» 1 night at the Escarpment Luxury Lodge at Lake Manyara »» 2 nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro »» 3 nights at a luxury tented bush camp (Serengeti Migration Camp or Singita Sabora Tented Camp) »» No more than 6 guests per safari vehicle on all game drives »» All meals, drinks and laundry service included

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SAFARI LODGES PROVIDE DAILY GAME DRIVES


GOLDEN TRAILS OF EAST AFRICA DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

lodge accommodations:

DAY DESTINATION ACTIVITIES

Your Golden Trails of East Africa itinerary includes stays in two exclusive venues, Escarpment Luxury Lodge and The Manor at Ngorongoro. With no more than 20 rooms at either property, these lodges combine spectacular scenery, supreme privacy, spacious rooms and impeccable service.

1 Overnight flight to South Africa 2 Johannesburg Hotel check-in 3 Johannesburg Flight to Kasane Transfer to Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen EMBARKATION Welcome Cocktail & Dinner 4 Zambezi Queen Full-day Chobe National Park game drive Private picnic in Chobe National Park High Tea, dinner and Chobe lecture 5 Zambezi Queen Kasenu village Sundowner river safari with drinks Traditional African Boma dinner 6 Zambezi Queen Morning water-based safari OR bird watching OR Tigerfishing Private safari boat lunch excursion Farewell Dinner 7 Zambezi Queen DISEMBARKATION Transfer to Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Hotel check-in and free evening 8 Victoria Falls Private guided tour of Victoria Falls Zambezi Sundowner Dinner Cruise 9 Victoria Falls Flight to Johannesburg Johannesburg Evening at leisure 10 Johannesburg Flight to Nairobi, Kenya Hotel check-in; evening at leisure 11 Nairobi Flight to Lake Manyara, Tanzania Lake Manyara Escarpment Luxury Lodge check-in 12 Lake Manyara Morning Lake Manyara game drive Ngorongoro Game drive en route to Ngorongoro The Manor at Ngorongoro check-in 13 Ngorongoro Full-day Ngorongoro Crater safari Private picnic in the crater 14 Serengeti Lodge check-in 15 Serengeti Morning & afternoon game drives 16 Serengeti Morning & afternoon game drives 17 Serengeti Flight to Nairobi via Arusha Nairobi Onward flight home 18 USA/Canada Arrive home Embark 4-night cruise

SERENGETI lodgeS Most guests on this itinerary will enjoy their final three nights in East Africa in luxurious tented accommodations at Serengeti Migration Camp. For two peak season departures only, guests will stay at the spectacular Singita Sabora Tented Camp. (Refer to Dates & Prices table.)

Serengeti Migration Camp

DATES & PRICES

CODE ZE

HOTEL SHIP SERENGETI CRUISE CHECK-IN NAME lodge & land

16 8 29 20 3 17 31 14 28 12 26 9 23

Mar 14 Jun 14 Jun 14 Jul 14 Aug 14 Aug 14 Aug 14 Sep 14 Sep 14 Oct 14 Oct 14 Nov 14 Nov 14

Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

Serengeti Migration Camp $12,995 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,995 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,995 Singita Sabora Tented Camp $16,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,995 Singita Sabora Tented Camp $16,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,995 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,495 Serengeti Migration Camp $13,495

Airfare: Please call for AmaWaterways’ special roundtrip airfares. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy in stateroom Cat. SB. To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Zambezi Queen CAT.

SA MS

DECK LEVEL

Lower/Middle Lower/Middle

STATEROOM ADD’L

Balcony Balcony

$198 $798

Single Supplement: 40% of twin price Intra-Africa Air: $2,630 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Note: Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult your Consulate for more information.

This luxurious camp has been named one of the world’s “Top 10 Hotels” by Travel + Leisure. With a front-row view of the annual Migration, it offers a pool, 20 elevated canvas tents with private decks, and daily game drives into Serengeti National Park.

Singita Sabora Tented Camp

3-night cape town PRE-extension

Consistently named one of the best hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure, Singita Sabora has nine lavish 1920s style tents on a private concession offering incredible game-viewing. Guests enjoy daily game drives and a wide menu of leisure activities. Available on two peak season departures only.

Start your trip two nights earlier and join the rest of the group in Cape Town before the cruise. This pre-extension includes a full-day Cape Point tour, full-day Cape Winelands tour and an extra flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. $1,999 per person

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panoramic lounge

reception area

AmaSonata, AmaReina, AmaPrima & AmaCerto

twin balcony stateroom

MAIN LOUNGE

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OUR SHIPS

AmaSonata, AmaReina, AmaPrima & AmaCerto These 164-passenger vessels incorporate the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive Twin Balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/Wi-Fi access and more. Sun Deck 5

2

4

6

service with a smile

1

3 Violin Deck 11

13

15

12

14

7

10

9

8

Cello Deck 17 16 18 Piano Deck

fitness room

19

Suite

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

Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 320 sq. ft. Cat. AA+ Violin (modified stateroom layout)

Technical Data

Deck Plan

l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 l11 l12 l13 l14 l15 l16 l17 l18 l19

Cat. AA

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

Cat. AB

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

Built: AMASONATA - 2014 AMAREINA - 2014 AMAPRIMA - 2013 AMACERTO - 2012

Cat. BA

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

Length: 443 ft.

Cat. BB

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

Cat. C

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

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 160 sq. ft.

Passengers: 164

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 160 sq. ft.

Registry: Switzerland

Category Suite

Category AA & AB

Width: 38 ft. Crew: 49 Staterooms: 82

Category BA & BB Shower

Category C

Bathroom

French Balcony Outside Balcony

Large Window

French Balcony

Outside Balcony

Large Window

French Balcony

Outside Balcony

Category D&E

Large Window

French Balcony

Twin Windows

Lower Sun Deck Navigation Bridge Bicycles Pool + Whirlpool Sun Deck Walking Track Al Fresco Dining Terrace Observation Lounge Main Lounge & Bar Gift Shop Café Mozart Reception Massage & Hair Salon Fitness Room Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant Main Restaurant Elevator

amacerto

Wine Bar Crew Cabins

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twin balcony STATEROOM, amaBeLLA

reception area, amaverde

AmaVerde & AmaBella french balcony STATEROOM, amaverde

OBSERVATION LOUNGE, amaBeLLA

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OUR SHIPS

AmaVerde & AmaBella 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. Sun Deck 5

7

2

4

6

SUN DECK

3 Violin Deck

14 16

1

11

15

13

8 10

12

9

Cello Deck 17

19 20

18

Piano Deck

wine bar

21

Technical Data

Deck Plan

Built: AMAVERDE - 2011 AMABELLA - 2010

l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 l11 l12 l13 l14 l15 l16 l17 l18 l19 l20 l21

Suite

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

Cat. AA

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

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.

Cat. C

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

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Passengers: 161

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Registry: Switzerland

Single

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 140 sq. ft.

Category Suite

Category AA & AB

Length: 443 ft. Width: 38 ft. Crew: 49 Staterooms: 81

Category BA & BB Shower

Category C

Bathroom

French Balcony Outside Balcony

Large Window

French Balcony

Outside Balcony

Large Window

French Balcony

Outside Balcony

Category D&E

Large Window

French Balcony

Twin Windows

Lower Sun Deck Navigation Bridge Bicycles Pool + Whirlpool Sun Deck Walking Track Putting Green Bow Seating Area

friendly service

Observation Lounge Main Lounge & Bar Gift Shop Café Mozart Reception Massage & Hair Salon Fitness Room Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant Bella Cucina Restaurant Verde Fine Dining Restaurant Elevator

fitness room

Wine Bar Crew Cabins

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SUITE, amaDANTE

reception area, amaLYRA

AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante french balcony STATEROOM, amaLYRA

MAIN LOUNGE, amaDOLCE

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RESTAURANT, amaDANTE


OUR SHIPS

AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante These ships offer spacious 170-255 sq. ft. staterooms, most with French Balconies, complimentary high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi, a walking track along our Sun Deck, and guided bicycle tours at stops along the river. Sun Deck 4

5 6

RECEPTION, amaDANTE

1

2 3

Violin Deck 11

9

12

8 7

10

13 Cello Deck 15

14 STAIRWAY AND LIBRARY, amaDOLCE

Piano Deck

16

Technical Data

Deck Plan

Built: AMALYRA - 2009 AMADOLCE - 2009 AMADANTE - 2008

l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 l11 l12 l13 l14 l15 l16

Suite

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 255 sq. ft.

Cat. A+

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 225 sq. ft.

Cat. A

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

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.

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Crew: 44

Cat. D Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Single

Cello Deck / French Balcony - 140 sq. ft.

Category Suite

Floor-to-ceiling Window

French Balcony

Category A, B & C

French Balcony

Staterooms: 74 Passengers: 146 Registry: Switzerland

Category D&E

Twin Windows

Observation Deck Navigation Bridge Bicycles Whirlpool

Sun Deck

MAIN LOUNGE & BAR, amaDOLCE

Walking Track Bow Seating Area Main Lounge & Bar Gift Shop Reception Massage & Hair Salon Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant Fitness Room Main Restaurant

SPA, amaLYRA

Elevator Crew Cabins

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suite, amaDagio

reception area, amaLegro

AmaCello, AmaLegro & AmaDagio french balcony stateroom, amaCello

main lounge, amaDagio

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OUR SHIPS

AmaCello, AmaLegro & AmaDagio More than 80% of the rooms on these 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. Sun Deck sun deck, amaLegro

4

5

6

2

1

3 Violin Deck 11

12

9

8

10

7

13 Cello Deck 15 14 stairway and library, amaDagio

Piano Deck 16

Technical Data

Deck Plan

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

Built: AMACELLO - 2008 AMALEGRO - 2007 AMADAGIO - 2006

Cat. C

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

Length: 360 ft.

Cat. D

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

Width: 38 ft.

Cat. E

Piano Deck / Fixed Windows - 170 sq. ft.

l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 l11 l12 l13 l14 l15 l16

Suite

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 255 sq. ft.

Cat. A

Violin Deck / French Balcony - 170 sq. ft.

Cat. B

Single

Cello Deck / French Balcony - 140 sq. ft.

(single staterooms only available on AmaCello)

Category Suite

Floor-to-ceiling Window

French Balcony

Category A, B & C

French Balcony

Crew: 44 Staterooms: 74 Passengers: 146/148 Registry: Switzerland

Category D&E

Twin Windows

Observation Deck Navigation Bridge Bicycles Whirlpool

Sun Deck

gift shop, amaCello

Walking Track Bow Seating Area Main Lounge & Bar Gift Shop Reception Massage & Hair Salon Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant Fitness Room Main Restaurant

fitness room, amaLegro

Elevator Crew Cabins

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amaVida cruising the douro

balcony stateroom

AmaVida main lounge

dining room

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cityscape of porto


OUR SHIPS

AmaVida This 106-passenger ship brings AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River, featuring balconies in the majority of its staterooms; fine dining in the main dining room plus al fresco dining; swimming pool and fitness center.

320

318

316

314

312

310

308

306

304

302

319

317

315

313

311

309

307

305

303

301

Porto Deck 3 1

2

202

204

206

208

210

212

214

216

218

Lisbon Deck

201

203

205

207

209

211

213

215

217

5 4

114

112

110

108

106

104

102

113

111

109

107

105

103

101

115

Douro Deck 7 6

Elevator reaches all three stateroom decks.

Porto Deck / Balcony - 323 sq. ft.

Technical Data

Deck Plan

Porto Deck / Balcony - 215 sq. ft.

Built: 2013

Cat. B

Lisbon Deck / Balcony - 215 sq. ft.

Length: 260 ft.

Cat. C

Lisbon Deck / Balcony - 215 sq. ft.

Cat. D

Douro Deck / Panoramic Window - 161 sq. ft.

Cat. E

Douro Deck / Panoramic Window - 161 sq. ft.

l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7

Suite Cat. A

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

Main Lounge Reception Elevator Al fresco Dining

Main Restaurant Spa Fitness Room

vineyards in the douro valley

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elegant lobby

deluxe stateroom with balcony

AmaKatarina imperial suite

panoramic lounge

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opera restaurant


OUR SHIPS

AmaKatarina (aka mstislav rostropovich) Cruise through Russia in style with the completely redesigned AMAKATARINA, featuring outside balconies in over 70% of the staterooms. Deck One

a sample of local culture

Deck Two

Deck Three

Deck Four

Elevator reaches all decks. Cat. IS

Deck Three / Imperial Suite - 432 sq. ft.

Cat. B

Cat. MS

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

Cat. C

Cat. BS

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

Cat. D

Cat. HS

Deck One / Hermitage Suites - 270 sq. ft.

Cat. E

Cat. A

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

Cat. F

Category HS, MS & BS

Category A, B & C

Deck Two Deluxe with Balcony - 238 sq. ft. Deck Three Deluxe with Balcony - 238 sq. ft. Deck Three & Four Superior with Two Windows - 205 sq. ft. Deck Three & Four Standard with Window - 135 sq. ft. Deck Four Standard with Window - 110 sq. ft.

Category D

Category E, Deck Four

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 AMAKATARINA. Built in 1981 and completely rebuilt in 2010-2011, the AMAKATARINA features outside balconies in more than 70 percent of her staterooms, all of which include a bathroom with separate shower, a refrigerator, hairdryer, safe and telephone (for onboard communications). Guests aboard the 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.

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enjoy a cocktail on the sun deck, amaLotus

beautifully appointed suite, amaLotus

AmaLotus & La Marguerite balcony stateroom, La Marguerite

amaLotus on the mekong

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OUR SHIPS

AmaLotus & La Marguerite These two newly-built ships combine French colonial elegance with regional Mekong touches to provide an unforgettable setting for cruising through Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Sadec (Sun Deck)

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La MARGUERITE

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AmaLotus Sadec (Sun Deck)

Cat. C

Mekong Deck / Porthole - 226 sq. ft.

Category Suite

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Tonle Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 226 sq. ft.

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Saigon Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 226 sq. ft.

Cat. B

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Mekong (Lower Deck)

Sadec Deck / French & Outside Balcony - AMALOTUS - 624 sq. ft. Lux.Suite LA MARGUERITE - 452 sq. ft. Suite Sadec Deck / French & Outside Balcony - 290 sq. ft.

Category Luxury Suite

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Tonle (Main Deck)

Mekong (Lower Deck)

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

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Technical Data

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Saigon (Upper Deck)

Saigon (Upper Deck)

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Technical Data

Deck Plan

Built: LA MARGUERITE - 2009 Length: 235 ft. Width: 41 ft. Crew: 39 Staterooms: 46 Passengers: 92 Registry: Vietnam

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Category A&B

NOTE: Above stateroom layouts reflect the AMALOTUS; LA MARGUERITE staterooms feature a Balcony and large fixed window except for Cat. C Refer to www.amawaterways.com for LA MARGUERITE stateroom layouts.

Spa Swimming Pool Panoramic Lounge Saigon Lounge

Mekong Restaurant

Category C

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contemporary-style suite

Zambezi Queen on the Chobe

Zambezi Queen lounge with view

elegant dining room

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intimate bar


OUR SHIPS

Zambezi Queen On board the 28-passenger Zambezi Queen, you will experience modern accommodations, fine cuisine and an excellent vantage point for exploring the surrounding wildlife.

UPPER DECK 1

2

3 elegant suite

MIDDLE DECK 28

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LOWER DECK 4 6 5 MS

Lower & Middle Decks / Master Suite - Balcony - 300 sq. ft.

Cat. SA

Lower & Middle Decks / Suite - Balcony - 235 sq. ft.

Cat. SB

Middle Deck / Suite - Balcony - 215 sq. ft.

Technical Data Built: 2009 Length: 150 feet Width: 25.6 feet Crew: 22 Staterooms: 14 Passengers: 28 Registry: Namibia

Deck Plan 1

Dining Room

2 Lounge 3 Pool Deck 4 Gift Shop & Cruise Director's Office 5 Reading Room 6 Boarding Area

ECO-TOURISM

ZAMBIA NAMIBIA ZAMBEZI QUEEN

CHOBE RIVER

ZAMBEZI RIVER LIVINGSTONE

KASANE

BOTSWANA

VICTORIA FALLS

ZIMBABWE

Zambezi Queen sun deck

Responsibility towards the environment forms the foundation upon which this eco-boat was built: • A water jet propulsion system replaces the conventional propeller system, causing no damage to the river bed. • Only the latest fuel efficient and low emission generators are run during daylight hours, with the boat operating on battery power through the night. • Hot water is provided by a solar heating system. • Energy-saving lights throughout. • Water-saving taps and showers. • Onboard sewage processing plant. • Cleaning detergents and soaps are biodegradable. • Five-stage water purification plant, using river water in showers and tap.

The ZAMBEZI QUEEN was specifically designed for wildlife cruising on Botswana’s Chobe River, offering views of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, birds and many other animals. The ship features modern accommodations, delicious cuisine, an air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar, plus an open-air pool deck that provides 360-degree game viewing. As this stylish “floating lodge” leisurely traverses a short stretch of the river between two secluded sites, the animals in this wildlife haven perceive no threat and come to the river to drink and bathe. This affords an amazingly up-close view, almost near enough to touch – truly the epitome of an African river safari.

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Airline Information In conjunction with all of our cruise and cruise & land programs, AmaWaterways offers special airfare rates from many major gateways in the United States and Canada. These special airfare rates are using the world’s greatest airlines! An example list of gateway cities is shown below. Please call for complete details and availability. US CITIES Albany, NY Albuquerque, NM Anchorage, AK Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Billings, MT Birmingham, AL Bismark, ND Boise, ID Boston, MA Buffalo, NY Burlington, VT Charleston, WV Charlotte, NC Cheyenne, WY Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbia, SC Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Des Moines, IA Detroit, MI Dover, DE Ft. Lauderdale, FL Hartford, CT Honolulu, HI Houston, TX Indianapolis, IN Kansas City, MO Las Vegas, NV Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR

US CITIES Los Angeles, CA Louisville, KY Memphis, TN Miami, FL Milwaukee, WI Minneapolis, MN Nashville, TN New Orleans, LA Norfolk, VI Oklahoma City, OK Orlando, FL Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Pittsburgh, PA Portland, OR Providance, RI Sacramento, CA Salt Lake City, UT San Antonio, TX San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA St. Louis, MO Tampa, FL Tucson, AZ Washington, DC ( IAD ) CANADA Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Halifax, NS Montreal, QC Ottawa, ON Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC

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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 cruise or cruise & land reservation, we require a deposit of $400 per person for Europe, Russia and Vietnam/Cambodia itineraries and $2400 per person for Africa itineraries ($4800 for Singita dates) on or before the deposit due date indicated on the confirmation. A deposit of $300 per person is required for Intra-Africa air. Once airline arrangements have been accepted, an additional deposit of $300 per person is required to confirm said arrangements. Hotel Extra Nights require a deposit of $50 per person at the time of confirmation of the hotel availability. Final payment is due no later than 90 days before the land/itinerary start date. Pricing: In the event that a cruise fare listed, quoted or advertised through any website, printed collateral, reservations person, travel agent or any other source is booked, but is incorrect due to an electronic error, typographical error, human error or any other error causing the fare to be listed, quoted or advertised for an amount not intended by AmaWaterways, AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct the erroneous fare by requesting the passenger to pay the correct fare intended, or by canceling the booking. Airfares, air taxes and air surcharges quoted on your invoice or by a reservation agent are only guaranteed once airfare deposit or full payment is received by AmaWaterways. AmaWaterways reserves the right to increase prices without notice. Prices Do Not Include: Published prices do not include vessel fuel surcharges; passport and visa fees; baggage fees; port charges, 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. Cancellation Charges: In the unfortunate event a participant must cancel travel, notice to AmaWaterways must be via email, which must include a return receipt and read notation, or other writing stating clearly and

correctly each guest’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. The effective date of the cancellation is the date we receive the written cancellation notice. 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 outlined below. Protection plan premiums are non-refundable. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise, cruise/tour or airfare. 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 your home country. For travel to Vietnam/Cambodia, we require a copy of your valid passport prior to or at final payment. If not received at this time, embarkation may be denied and cancellation penalties will apply. Guests on the Vietnam/Cambodia Cruise & Land program must obtain a Multiple Entry Visa for Vietnam, as they will have two different points of entry into Vietnam, and a Single Entry Visa for Cambodia. Guests on the cruise only Vietnam/Cambodia itinerary will require a single entry visa for Vietnam and Cambodia. For travel to Africa, a valid passport with 8 open/non-stamped pages is required. At publication time, a visa is required for a US citizen to travel to Russia, Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe (as well as numerous other countries). 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. FLIGHTS Flight Schedules & Airfares: AmaWaterways offers special airfares based on the flight and seat availability of contracted carriers. We are able to accept a

CANCELLATION CHARGES Days PRIOR TO departure Cruise & Land Penalty

Airfare Penalty (Contract fares)

Other Charges (except insurance)

$200 loss of deposit (Europe, Russia & Vietnam/Cambodia) $300 penalty $1200 loss of deposit (Africa) ($2400 for Singita dates)

$400 loss of deposit (Europe, Russia & Vietnam/Cambodia) $2400 loss of deposit (Africa) ($4800 for Singita dates)

$300 penalty

89-60 days prior to departure

35% of cruise and land price

$300 penalty

35% of all charges

59-30 days prior to departure

50% of cruise and land price

$300 penalty

50% of all charges

29-7 days prior to departure

80% of cruise and land price

$300 penalty

80% of all charges

6 days prior to departure

100% of cruise and land price

$300 penalty

100% of all charges

More than 121 days prior to departure

120-90 days prior to departure

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traveler’s choice of preferred air carrier, flight schedule, and some deviations so long as the requests are made at the time of booking the airline reservation. To hold/ confirm an airline reservation the airlines require your full legal name as it appears on your passport. A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure the flight schedule and quoted price. Once the airfare deposit or full payment is received your airline tickets will be issued and any changes will be subject to penalty if not cancelled within 24 hours of ticketing Should the name on your airline reservation not match your passport, your airline reservation will have to be cancelled, full penalties will be assessed and your reservation will have to be recreated subject to market pricing at the time of the new reservation. 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). Airlines require your name to appear on your airline ticket exactly as it appears on your passport. We shall not be responsible or liable for consequences of name on an airline reservation and passport not matching exactly. We shall not be responsible or liable for costs resulting from airline schedule changes, lost air ticket, delay, disruption or cancelled flight; lost baggage or missed connections. Changes: Air tickets issued by AmaWaterways 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 & Frequent Flier Numbers: As a courtesy, we may try to relay a request for seat assignments, meal requests, frequent flyer numbers, or other special assistance to the particular airline. The sole authority to grant such requests rest with the airline and is not under the control of AmaWaterways. 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 requests. To insure you receive proper credit on your frequent flyer account, we recommend you provide your frequent flyer number to the airline at the time of check-in. 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, and weight and size restrictions apply. There are strict luggage restrictions for our programs in Africa; where guests are required to travel with soft-sided luggage (i.e. duffel bags) for intra-Africa small plane flights. Flights are limited to a maximum 15kg (33lbs) or 20 kg (44lbs), including hand luggage, depending on the itinerary. 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 our travel protection plan, which includes coverage for baggage.

TRANSFERS Guests purchasing transoceanic airfare through us may qualify for complimentary group transfers 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. Airport transfers included in your airfare package will be reflected on your travel confirmation and on your travel documents. If airport transfers are not reflected on your confirmation, AmaWaterways is not responsible for providing airport transfer service to you. Please note: our group airport transfer service may involve some waiting time between when your flight lands and when you arrive to the ship or hotel. All guests making their own airfare arrangements are solely responsible for making their way to/from the airport. Individual airport transfers can be purchased for those guests who are scheduled to arrive/depart on our itinerary dates, please ask for details. Guests who are taking our Cruise & Land program, on the brochure itinerary dates, receive transfers between the hotel(s) and the ship. 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. Travel Documents: Only after receipt of full payment, travel documents (including airline confirmation information, if applicable) will be sent by regular ground delivery (US & Canada), approximately 3-4 weeks prior to departure. (Delay in final 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. 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. Siem Reap Embarkation/Disembarkation: Please be advised that during low water season (typically January through August) there is a motor coach transfer between the hotel (in Siem Reap) and the ship’s docking location (Preak Kdam ) that takes approximately 5 hours. Accommodations: We will seek to use hotels listed (if any) on your confirmation. Changes may be necessary, therefore use of such hotels is not assured. An effort


will be made to substitute similar hotels, but the level of similarity may vary. Standard policy for hotels is to have rooms available for check-in no earlier than 3:00 p.m. 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. Personal Changes: Deviation from our published itinerary for any reason will not entitle participant to any reduction in charge. Participant will bear a full charge for any unused services. Child Policy: All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a cabin with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children under the age of 11 may share a cabin with 2 adults provided that the child must be able to share the bed with the adults – no additional bed will be provided. Please be aware that cabins with French Balconies/Full Balconies may be unsafe for small children if left unsupervised. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed, and children 4-7 years old are not recommended. For Africa, due to safety precautions, there is a minimum age limit of 12 years old, unless otherwise agreed upon by AmaWaterways. AmaWaterways does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities. Disabled Participants: Handicapped facilities are not available on board or in many places visited on our cruises and cruise tours. 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. 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 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 except in Russia. Availability of medical doctors on vessels in Russia is not assured. If 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. Inoculations and Medical Preparation: All passengers traveling on certain Africa itineraries will require Yellow Fever vaccination. AmaWaterways strongly recommends that all passengers take malaria pills for travel to Africa. Please contact your personal physician or local health department prior to travel for further detailed information and recommended precautionary measures. Smoking: Smoking is only permitted on the ship’s Sun Deck in the designated smoking area. Diet: Special dietary requests must be provided to us at time of reservation. An effort will be made to meet 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 confirmation and in our brochures. 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 CONFIRMATION AND IN OUR BROCHURES, 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. Time Limit for Notice of Claims and Filing Legal Action: The parties agree that any notice 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. 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:

tour at your own pace

www.AmaWaterways.com. The Passenger Ticket Contract is between passenger and AmaWaterways Gmbh, an entity organized under the laws of Switzerland, which owns, operates and/or charters 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. By confirming the reservation with payment, the guest/travel agent acknowledges that they are aware of and will comply with these terms and conditions. For the most current version of the General Information and Terms & Conditions please visit www.AmaWaterways.com. 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. 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.

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For over one thousand years, the great rivers of Europe - the Seine, the Rhine, the Danube and more - have been the travel and trade routes...

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For over one thousand years, the great rivers of Europe - the Seine, the Rhine, the Danube and more - have been the travel and trade routes...

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