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AmaWaterways River Cruises Introduces Sailings with a Latin Touch with Bilingual Cruise Managers, Spanish-speaking Tour Guides



AMAWATERWAYS INTRODUCES EXPANDED RANGE OF

SPANISH-FRIENDLY SAILINGS FOR 2018 SEASON 

Spanish-speaking Guests Will Enjoy Briefings Hosted by Bilingual Cruise Managers and Daily Tours with Spanish-speaking Guides

Citing an uptick in Latin American travelers onboard its European cruises AmaWaterways released the new line-up of special Spanish-friendly departures for 2018.  Each of the ten Sailings with a Latin Touch will be hosted by a bilingual Cruise Manager, who will deliver briefings in both English and Spanish. Other services include a daily tour with an exclusive coach transfer and Spanish- speaking guide, along with the daily cruise programs in Spanish and Spanish menus during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

"As we continue to welcome more Latin American guests onboard our ships each year, we are so pleased to offer these selected departures with special touches delivered in the language that they are most comfortable with.," said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways.  "We want to make sure our Spanish-speaking guests feel right at home and that we can provide them with the most exceptional and memorable river cruise experience possible."

Sailings with a Latin Touch will be available on ten departures in 2018 onboard a variety of popular itineraries:

  • Melodies of the Danube, April 20, August 17
  • Enchanting Rhine, May 12
  • Legendary Danube, July 14
  • Taste of Bordeaux, August 23
  • Captivating Rhine, August 27, September 10
  • Paris & Normandy, October 11
  • Iconic Christmas Markets, November 25
  • Christmas Markets on the Rhine, December 1 

During these special sailings, guests will experience the high level of luxury for which AmaWaterways is known - including spacious staterooms, wide variety of included tours, world-class dining, award winning service and amenities like a heated pool with a swim-up bar or whirlpool, fitness and massage rooms and hair salon. Guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ships and Entertainment on Demand systems in each stateroom with the latest movies, a music library and more. A special treat onboard AmaWaterways' ships is The Chef's Table specialty restaurant - an intimate dining experience with an exquisite, multi-course tasting menu paired with hand-selected regional wines all at no additional cost. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner, complimentary bottled water is provided daily in all staterooms and new for 2018 is the daily Sip & Sail complimentary cocktail hour.

For more information on AmaWaterways' Sailings with a Latin Touch, visit www.AmaWaterways.com or call (800) 626-0126.

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About AmaWaterways

A family-owned company celebrating 15 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 20 ships that sail Europe's Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro rivers, Southeast Asia's Mekong and Africa's Chobe River. The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique "twin balconies"; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining - including The Chef's Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship carries less than 164 guests and features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars.  AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry with a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, offering group or chartered sailings geared towards active travelers and families. 

With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the 2016 edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including 2016 Cruise Critics Editors' Pick Award as "Best River Cruise Line" and Town & Country River Cruise Awards as "Best Overall," "Best For Food," "Best For Onboard Activities" and "Best For On-Shore Activities."