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New MS Amadeus Provence introduces European river cruising’s first dedicated pool deck

February 3, 2017 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

The countdown is on ahead of the maiden voyage of MS Amadeus Provence, the latest premium vessel in the elegant Amadeus river cruising fleet – and the first on the European waterways to boast a dedicated pool deck – which will soon set sail on the iconic Rhône and Saône rivers in Europe.

Home to eight spacious suites with walk-out exterior balconies and 62 staterooms, most with adjustable panoramic windows, with all rooms featuring luxurious bathrooms, premium amenities and offering a choice in bed configuration. Amadeus Provence’s superb pool deck will feature a tranquil infinity plunge-style pool and Lido Bar, the ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching the stunning scenery effortlessly pass by.

MS Amadeus Provence’s maiden voyage in April 2017 will be the 8-day Treasures of Burgundy & Provence journey from Lyon to Lyon, taking in iconic sights from medieval market squares to the lavender fields of Provence and the wine region of Beaujolais, with a 10 per cent earlybird discount available for all 2017 bookings made by 28 February 2017.With a total of 19 departures in 2017, guests of the AMADEUS Provence can experience an 8-day journey of discovery, visiting Avignon and Arles, and getting to experience world-famous sights, such as the Pont du Gard, Gorges de l´Ardèche, the Camargue and the Beaujolais region.

“While on board Amadeus Provence, guests will enjoy our expert chefs’ lively cooking demonstrations, featuring locally-inspired cuisine as well as daily musical performances in the Panorama Bar and fascinating folklore shows, as well as schooling up on upcoming destinations through a series of intriguing on-board lectures designed to bring every port to life,” said Gil McLachlan, CEO, McLachlan Travel Group.

A proudly family-owned company with more than 30 years’ river cruising experience and a multi-award winning fleet, Amadeus’ fascinating itineraries visit destinations from Amsterdam to the Black Sea, taking in breathtaking countryside, lush vineyards, historic castles and charming towns which guests can enjoy as part of a guided tour, by bicycle or by strolling the streets at a leisurely pace.

Every Amadeus cruise experience includes delectable local cuisine, free-flowing local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, complimentary wi-fi, in-cabin bottled water, all port charges and taxes and the services of knowledgeable English-speaking guides. Passengers can personalise their cruise by choosing from a carefully curated collection of shore excursions – or set off exploring independently.

Forty passionate staff will ensure a carefree cruising experience for Provence’s 140 guests, who will enjoy dining in Panorama restaurant, relaxing on lounge chairs, playing the giant chessboard on the sun deck, whiling away an afternoon in the outdoor glass-shielded River Terrace, utilising the state-of-the-art fitness club facilities, or unwinding with a massage or makeover in the on-board hair salon.

To receive a copy of the new 2017 brochure from Amadeus, please email

McLachlan Tours also offers the opportunity to pair an Amadeus River Cruise with a land tour taking in the key battlefields of the Western Fronts in France and Belgium, operated by Australia’s leading war history tour operator, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours. 2017 marks the Centenary Anniversaries of the Battles of Bullecourt and Passchendaele in April and October respectively, providing a key time to visit this region. Other tours that can be booked with an Amadeus River Cruise include the Fall of the Third Reich, Beersheba and Anzac Day on the Western Front as well as other popular Western Front Explorer Tours.

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