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AmaWaterwa​ys Reposition​s The AmaDagio

AmaWaterways Repositions The AmaDagio to the South of France

AmaWaterways is currently transporting the AmaDagio from Rotterdam in the

The AmaDagio moves to France.

AmaDagio moving to France

Netherlands to Marseille, France to operate 7-night cruises on the Rhone River starting on March 29, 2012. The voyage from its current location in the Netherlands will take the ship through the English Channel, around Spain and Portugal and through the Strait of Gibraltar before it docks in Marseille, France.

Previously, the AmaDagio served the Rhine, Mosel and Danube itineraries.

The AmaDagio has 71 170-square-foot staterooms and four 255-square-foot Junior Suites. Inside the exquisitely decorated staterooms are all the amenities of a fine hotel with white-on-white plush bedding, a cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning and ample closet space. Eighty percent of all staterooms and Junior Suites feature large French balconies.

As part of AmaWaterway’s 15-day Provence and Spain cruise-tour itinerary, the ship will begin sailing 7-night cruises in France between Lyon and Arles in March through the end of the year. Excursions include the Beaujolais wine region; tours of Roman ruins; and stops at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon and Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. After the cruise, guests will visit the medieval town of Perpignan, France before ending their voyage in Barcelona.

“The AmaDagio provides the best ship for our guests on this beautiful excursion,” said AmaWaterways President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner. “Our guests are like family to us and we want the AmaWaterways luxury travel experience to come to life. ”

The AmaDagio features the latest in onboard entertainment with HD-TVs featuring the Infotainment system offering keyboard with internet access, English language TV stations, a large selection of movies and numerous music programs. Additional amenities include a full-service restaurant, wellness area with glassed-in fitness room, complimentary Wi-Fi and bicycles to explore the small towns and cities along the route.

AmaWaterways’ President Rudi Schreiner will host a President’s Wine Cruise on the March 29 departure with special guests from the Chappellet Winery and the Central Coast Wine Classic of California.

For more information about AmaWaterways, visit the website .

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhone rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa, the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.

Europe destinations include the AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways will introduce the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements. There are new announcements coming up for 2013 as well.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways accommodates travel to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and La Marguerite (2009) fleets; Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011) fleet and newly featured African tours available on the Zambezi Queen.


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