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Top 6 River Cruise highlights for 2016

December 24, 2015 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

1.       The launch of the Amadeus Silver III

Debuting in European Spring 2016, the luxurious, ms Amadeus Silver III incorporates the world-class attributes of its award-winning sister ship Amadeus Silver into an innovative design built for optimal comfort, relaxation and sustainable travel.

This deluxe floating hotel will feature panoramic windows in all public areas, spacious walk-out balconies in all 12 suites, and windows that transform into an open-air French balcony in majority of its 72 cabins. Spacious public areas include the Panorama Restaurant and Bar, Lido Bar, Amadeus-Club with internet station, beauty salon, massage room, fitness studio offering early morning exercise classes, and roof-top Sun Deck with lounge area, golf putting green and walking track. 44 crew members will attend to a maximum of 170 guests, ensuring guests’ every need are catered for – promising the most magnificent river cruise experience imaginable.

The Amadeus Silver III will depart on her maiden Amras Cruises voyage on 30 April 2016, sailing the 8-day ‘Tulip Serenade’ from Amsterdam to Amsterdam, taking in the Dutch and Belgium waterways (berths from $3595 pp).

2.       Even more incredible inclusive value

Offering some of the most competitive luxury river cruise prices, with berths starting from $2995 pp for 8 days, Amras Cruises specialises in providing a world-leading inclusive experience.

The one price encompasses: all shore excursions – led by expert English speaking local guides; all meals – paired with free flowing beer, wine and soft drinks; 24 hour Viennese coffee station; bottled water in every stateroom, and provided with shore excursions; on-board entertainment – including musical performances, cooking demonstrations and informative lectures; complimentary Wi-Fi and in-stateroom infotainment centre; use of on-board bicycles, all gratuities and more.

3.       Seven enchanting itineraries, with 76 sailings

In 2016, Amras Cruises will offer seven enchanting itineraries for Australians to choose from, with 76 sailings scheduled from 26 March to 3 November 2016. Itineraries include:


Tulip Serenade: Dutch & Belgium Waterways – 8 days, Amsterdam to Amsterdam, from $3,145pp

Europe’s Legendary Waterways – 15 days, Amsterdam to Budapest, from $6,395pp

Classical Rhine & The Swiss Alps – 10 days, Amsterdam to Lucerne, from $4,445pp

Three Enchanting European Rivers & Prague – 10 days, Amsterdam to Prague, from $3,995pp

Fascinating Danube & Prague – 10 days, Prague to Budapest, from $3,995pp

Treasures of Burgundy and Provence – 8 days, Lyon to Lyon, from $2,995pp

Paris, Normandy and the River Seine – 8 days, Paris to Paris, from $2,995pp

4.       Fine cuisine and selected vintages

Gourmet on-board dining, featuring fine local ingredients and regional specialties – based on the cruise itinerary – is a speciality focus forAmras Cruises. At every meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner, choose between classical haute cuisine, regional dishes and vegetarian alternatives. At lunch and dinner, complimentary free-flowing regional beers and wines are carefully selected to enhance each meal.

Delight in breakfast on your balcony, long lunches with panoramic views, and 4-course candle-lit dinners, with fresh-baked pastries and freshly brewed, full-bodied Viennese coffee in between. Attached is an example Amadeus menu, served on board Amras Cruises.

5.       Immersive on-shore cultural experiences

Every stop along the way, passengers are invited ashore with an expert English-speaking guide to explore historic villages, bustling European cities, and the beauty of the countryside. From wine tasting in Burgundy to cultural excursions, city tours and shopping trips, all shore excursions are included in the cruise cost, with state-of-the-art headsets ensuring passengers never miss any fascinating facts along the way.

In 2016, Amras Cruises is also offering Prelude and Finale tours to provide an even more immersive experience – accommodation, and transfers to/from the airport, hotel and ship are included in the Prelude and Finale tour cost.  

6.       2016 family and group travel incentive – for every 9 full paying passengers, the 10th travels free!

As a family-owned company, Amras Cruises is dedicated to delivering a family touch. In 2016, Amras Cruises is incentivising family and group travel through offering a special deal, allowing the 10th person in a group booking to travel free.

For 9 full paying passengers the 10th travels free; with 18 full-paying passengers, 2 travel free. There is a maximum of four free in any one group.

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