Thinking of a River Cruise??

by | Jan 8, 2013 | Cruise, Europe | 0 comments

Bella Travel Planning Ama WaterwaysToday, in our office training, our Ama Waterways Rep gave us the skinny on what’s new with Ama’s wonderful river cruise product.  Ama is one of our preferred River Cruise companies because of the level of service they offer, the competitive pricing and the food….food is so important!!

Ama is the only river cruise line to be inducted into the Chaine des Rotisseurs.  The Chaine is a food society dedicated to quality food and wine experiences and Ama’s membership in this society speaks volumes of the importance they place on the fine dining experience.

While sailing on Ama Waterways, you will enjoy complimentary gourmet excursions, wine and beer with dinner and lunch (except in Russia and Portugal and in Vietnam, you also have spirits included), complimentary bicycles in many European ports and local, authentic entertainment.  You’ll sip complimentary champagne with breakfast (my favorite way to start the day!).  The ships on Ama Waterways are non-smoking.

River Cruising is a great way to see multiple inland destinations as many ancient towns were built along the rivers.  Since you disembark right in the heart of the town, you may explore the destination at your leisure on foot or by bicycle.

Ama Waterways’ new ships offer chefs table dining opportunities, wifi onboard, and even swim up pool bars.  How’s that for progress!!!  Many of the new wine and food-centered excursions visit market, cooking schools and offer wine tastings and other gourmet activities.

Our Virtuoso membership allows our clients to enjoy special excursions exclusive to Virtuoso guests as well as ship board credit on most sailings.  The ships are small, so they fill up fast!  Call us today to secure your spot in 2013 and 2014!


The American cemetery in Luxembourg

The American cemetery in Luxembourg

Last year I my mother and I went on an adventure down the Mosel, Rhine, and Main rivers on a ten-day Uniworld river cruise. What fun we had gazing at castles, tasting the lovely Mosel wines, and discovering the beauty of yellow grape leaves in the vineyards planted...

Versailles, The Sun King, and All Things Golden

Versailles, The Sun King, and All Things Golden

Last fall, my mom and I spent a glorious day exploring all things Louis. It was Mama's first time in France (really the first time anywhere in Europe) and I was looking forward to delighting in the grandeur of Versailles. The Chateau Versailles is a delightful...

Armchair Traveler: Floating in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Armchair Traveler: Floating in Glacier Bay, Alaska

I was seriously unprepared for the beauty of Alaska.  Oh yeah, I heard about the glaciers calving—dramatically splashing in the water.  I saw the photos of the wilderness, and the mountains…. It just seemed so….tame.  Cruising in...

The Arm Chair Traveler:  Boating on the Amalfi Coast

The Arm Chair Traveler: Boating on the Amalfi Coast

In one of my favorite movies, Out of Africa, Karen von Blixen entertains Barkley and Denys with dinner on her beautiful Limoges (woman after my own heart), wine, and stories of faraway places.  After her beautiful, moving story is done, Denys asks her if she...