APT’s extensive team of Cruise and Tour Directors have just completed their pre-season training ready to commence the award winning luxury travel operator’s European river cruise and touring program for 2016.
The 59-strong team comprising 32 Cruise Directors and 27 Tour Directors were aboard APT’s MS AmaVenita in Arnhem, Netherlands, preparing to deliver their biggest season yet.
APT’s first European river cruise departure for 2016 sets sail today from Amsterdam taking guests to Budapest on an all inclusive 15-Day Magnificent Europe cruise.
The inaugural cruise of the season sails aboard APT’s latest ship, the state of the art MS AmaStella.
Making her debut this year, along with sister ship the MS AmaViola, the AmaStella will operate APT’s Royal Collection itineraries. Meanwhile the AmaViola will host guests on APT’s ‘Voyages’ itineraries.
Both 158-passenger vessels will sail the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers in 2016 and feature innovative design features including twin balconies (an APT exclusive) and spacious suites that measure up to 350 sq. feet.
Guests travelling on APT’s Royal Collection cruises aboard the MS AmaStella in 2016 will also enjoy a choice of up to seven dining experiences, including the Chef’s Table Restaurant; unlimited fine wine, spirits and beer served at their discretion; a heated pool with swim-up bar; massage and beauty salon and fitness studio; and complimentary in-room Internet, Infotainment and Wi-Fi. The MS AmaStella also carries a fleet of bicycles on board.
As well as popular sailings through Central Europe and Portugal, APT has also extended its cruising in France to include Bordeaux for the first time in 2016, complimenting existing departures on the Rhône and Saône rivers.
APT is also experiencing growth on its European Land tours, with new itineraries departing this year including the 28-day Grand European land tour with Magnificent Europe covering the very best of the continent’s highlights.