Heralding a new class of authentic and luxurious European river cruising, Amras Cruises has officially welcomed its newest ship, the 135-metre, 84-berth Amadeus Silver III into its fleet with the ship departing on her inaugural Amras sailing on 30 April 2016.
Comprising beautifully appointed and expansive public areas, 12 generous 26.4 square metre Amadeus Suites and 72 enlarged 17.5 square metre cabins, the Amadeus Silver III will be one of the most spacious river cruise vessels to sail the European waterways. Each Amadeus Suite includes its own external balcony, reading corner, lounge area and separate bath and shower, while every cabin includes a walk in wardrobe, luxurious bathrooms and panoramic floor to ceiling drop down windows. Providing enhanced connectivity for groups, the Amadeus Silver III offers cabins with connecting doors on its Haydn Deck.
The vessel’s al fresco public areas include an impressive sun deck with shaded areas, deck chairs, golf putting green, walking track and giant chess game, and the open air ‘River Terrace’ lounge – which offers protection from the elements alongside incredible views. Inside, guests will find the ‘Amadeus Club’ with its comfortable library and internet hub, an extensive fitness studio – spread over two decks, a beauty salon and massage room, alongside elegantly designed restaurants, cafes and bars. Amadeus’ signature ‘Panorama Restaurant and Bar’ perfectly pairs panoramic views with authentic European cuisine reflective of the regions visited, ‘Lido Bar’ invites passengers to sample local and international beers and wine, while ‘Café Vienne’ provides an authentic Austrian experience serving traditional coffee and ‘Sachertorte’ specialities.
44 crew members will attend to a maximum of 170 guests, ensuring passengers’ every need are catered for – promising the most magnificent river cruise experience imaginable.
Peter Smith, Managing Director of McLachlan Tours – exclusive Australian wholesaler for Amras Cruises – said: “The Amadeus Silver III builds on the award-winning standard of her sister ships, Amadeus Silver and Amadeus Silver II. And with Amras Cruises specialising in providing luxury river-cruising, complete with premium European hospitality, at an incredibly affordable, inclusive price – with all meals, paired with fine wine and local draughts, all shore excursions and more included in the berth price, the line pairs exceptional, authentic experiences with excellent value for money.”
Amras Cruises’ inclusive pricing encompasses:
ü Spacious all river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or panoramic floor to ceiling drop-down windows;
ü Gourmet dining on-board with all meals included, and free-flowing beer and wine with lunch and dinner;
ü All on-board entertainment including nightly live music, cooking demonstrations, and lectures;
ü Culturally-enriched shore excursions with expert local guide in every destination visited;
ü Complimentary in-stateroom infotainment centre, Wi-Fi, bicycles, audio headsets;
ü All gratuities, port charges, taxes and entrance fees;
ü Services of an experienced English-speaking Cruise Director and on-board Concierge;
ü Arrival and departure transfers.
Amras Cruises’ European Summer 2016 sailings with berths still available on the Amadeus Silver III include:
- 8-day Tulip Serenade – Amsterdam to Amsterdam, Dutch and Belgium waterways
Two departures: Amadeus Silver III’s inaugural voyage – 30 April 2016, plus 7 May (berths from $3595 per person)
Highlights include a canal cruise in Amsterdam, visit to a cheese-making facility in Edam, explore cities of Ghent and Antwerp, a tour of Kinderdijk windmills dating from the 18th century, a visit to Kuekenhof – the World’s Greatest Flower Show, and more.
- 10-day Classical Rhine & The Swiss Alps – Amsterdam to Lucerne, taking in the Netherlands, Germany and France
Multiple departures: 14 May, 2 June, 16 June, 25 July, 8 August, 5 September and 19 September (berths from $4,895pp)
Highlights include visiting the historic fishing villages of Holland’s Waterland, walking tour of Cologne, cruise past world-famous vineyards andlocal wine-tasting, tour of Rudeshiem including Siegfried’s Musical Cabinet, excursion to Heidelberg Castle, and experience the world’s steepest cogwheel train up Lucerne’s Mount Pilatus, returning by cable car to admire the incredible vista.
For further information on Amras Cruises’ and its itineraries for European Summer 2016, visit www.amrascruises.com.au
McLachlan Tours is accredited with the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), a member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), and can customise itineraries for travel agents’ clients anywhere in the world.