AmaWaterways Confirms It Will Add 156-Guest AmaSiena For 2020
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
AmaWaterways has confirmed it will add a new ship to its European fleet on 1JUL, 2020, the 156-guestAmaSiena.
The new river ship will sail a variety of seven-, 10- and 11-night itineraries, visiting iconic cities, historic villages and spectacular vineyard regions along the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube rivers.
Like her sister ships,AmaMora (2019), AmaLea (2018)andAmaKristina (2017), AmaSienawill feature connecting staterooms, luxury amenities and a variety of dining choices such as regionally-inspired cuisine in the Main Restaurant and the wine-paired tasting menu in The Chef’s Table Restaurant.
“The popularity of river cruising continues to rise, and with the introduction ofAmaSiena,we’re happy to be bringing more of our brand of personalized, luxury river cruising to our guests,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.
“When she debuts in 2020,AmaSienawill feature the exceptional cuisine, variety of active shore excursions, world-class service and of course, some innovative touches that travellers have come to expect each time we introduce a new ship to our fleet.”
AmaSienawill feature 78 staterooms, the majority with AmaWaterways’ exclusive twin balconies – offering panoramic views from both a French and outside balcony. She will also have four suites (350 sq. ft.), six pairs of connecting staterooms and 12 triple occupancy staterooms designed for multi-generational families.
Additional amenities include a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar, classes led by a trained Wellness Host, a fitness room, a fleet of bicycles and massage and beauty salon services. Guests also can enjoy complimentary Entertainment-On-Demand, high-speed Wi-Fi, and “Sip & Sail” happy hour.
“We are excited to have a beautiful new ship likeAmaSienawith many cruises through one of my personal favourite areas along the Moselle river,” said Kristin Karst, the company’s executive vice president and co-founder.
“AmaSienawill offer the perfect combination that our guests’ treasure – incredible food and wine served up alongside thoughtful tours and active adventures delivered in a relaxed family-like setting.We like to think of it as healthy indulgence delivered with a genuine smile allowing travellers of all ages to create long-lasting vacation memories.”
When she debuts in July 2020,AmaSienawill sail a wide variety of itineraries, but highlights include the 10-nightRhine & Moselle Delightsand 11-nightRhine & Moselle Fairytalesbetween Amsterdam and Basel which allow guests extended time to explore the Middle Age castles and spectacular vineyards that line the banks of the Moselle river.
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