Award-winning AmaWaterways provides luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe, Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia, and Myanmar. With an innovative product and rapidly-growing fleet of newly-built custom-designed ships, the line enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the leader in river cruising.
Founded in 2002 by cruise industry pioneer Rudi Schreiner, cruise line executive Kristin Karst, and Jimmy Murphy, founder of Brendan Vacations, AmaWaterways operates the finest fleet on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Douro, Main, Mosel, Garonne and Dordogne rivers in Europe; the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar; the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia; and the Chobe River in Africa.
In Europe, AmaWaterways has one of the youngest fleets in river cruising, including the AmaKristina (2017); AmaStella and AmaViola (2016); AmaVenita and AmaSerena (2015); AmaSonata and AmaReina (2014); AmaVida and AmaPrima (2013); and the AmaCerto (2012). Other Europe river ships include the AmaBella and AmaVerde (2010); AmaDolce and AmaLyra (2009); AmaDante and AmaCello (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and AmaDagio (2006).
Each vessel features an incomparable array of amenities and complimentary extras that include: spacious staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary “Twin Balconies”; hotel-style bedding, marble-appointed baths; complimentary high-speed Internet and ship-wide Wi-Fi; first-run Hollywood movies; multiple dining venues including The Chef's Table specialty restaurant, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner; nightly entertainment; live piano music every afternoon and evening; choice of complimentary small group shore excursions tailored to passengers’ desired walking pace; active hiking excursions; Limited Edition Tours designed to place you in the midst of local life; guided bicycle tours and a fleet of bicycles for guests to borrow; and much more
In Myanmar, the 56-passenger AmaPura is a custom-designed all-suite ship with private balconies in every stateroom, fine dining, elegant Main Lounge and bar. There are a choice of two itineraries cruising along the Ayeyarwady River ranging from 10-15 nights.
In Vietnam and Cambodia, the 124-passenger all balcony AmaDara offers unforgettable 7-night cruises on the Mekong river from Siem Reap, to Ho Chi Minh City or reverse. As part of the line’s “Vietnam, Cambodia and Riches of the Mekong” program. The AmaLotus features exquisitely decorated 251square-foot staterooms with all the amenities of a fine floating hotel. All suites and staterooms offer outside accommodations with Twin Balconies. Suites provide an extra spacious 366 square feet of space. The AmaDara also has a 502 square foot suite that provides ultimate in onboard pampering.
With over two dozen cruises to choose from, the river cruise of a lifetime awaits with AmaWaterways.
SeaDream Yacht Club announces nine Wine Voyages for the 2018 season. Showcasing yachting ports of the Mediterranean, and Caribbean for 2018, on five-to-ten day sailings, each itinerary pairs a wine experience with the regions' most scenic backdrops. Whether a seasoned wine connoisseur or new to learning about and liking wine, these voyages are a perfect occasion for developing a passion and knowledge of wine and cuisine.
Guests onboard these vino-centric sailings will explore the flavors and history from some of the world's most renowned wineries, as well as several less familiar, but equally notable vineyards. Exclusive wine tastings are followed by the Winemaker's hosted Dinner, where SeaDream's Executive Chef's degustation menu is complemented with top cuvees from the visiting Winemaker. A different selection of wines will be offered for the Winemaker's Dinner, an evening unique to the Wine Voyages.
"We are eager to announce the 2018 Wine Voyages, offering our guests enhanced culinary experiences they have come to expect from SeaDream," shares SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto. "With newly unveiled additions, we hope to welcome new travelers as well as familiar faces onboard."
Two new wine sailings in the Caribbean, which will bookend the 2018 wine voyage season, have been added as well as a land adventure in the Mediterranean of truffle hunting in the Italian forests of Castello Delle Regine followed by a meal with the "catch of the day" paired with wines from the vineyard. Guests onboard the Mediterranean wine voyages will also meet Clovis Taittinger, whose family is recognized worldwide for producing some of the finest champagnes. Andrea Mullineux, South African who was recently named "Winemaker of the Year,” will also be onboard for wine tastings and the Winemaker's Dinner. In 2018, SeaDream will be host Angelo Gaja of Gaja Winery, an Italian wine producer from the Piemonte region.
Below is a full listing of SeaDream's 2018 Wine Voyage itineraries: