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CALABASAS — AmaWaterways welcomed its newest ship to its fleet this week, the 156-guest AmaMora.
As the third of a trio of new ships introduced this year, the AmaMora embarked on its maiden voyage on the Rhine River on June 3, sailing from Amsterdam to Basel. Its launch comes on the heels of the new AmaDouro on the Douro River and AmaMagna on the Danube, both of which debuted earlier this spring.
“We are always excited to introduce new ships to our innovative fleet, but this season has been especially rewarding and significant for us,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “We’re thrilled to introduce AmaMora to the Rhine River and look forward to continue exceeding our guests’ expectations with a luxurious onboard experience, enriching shore excursions, exquisite dining venues and of course, the AmaWaterways touch that turns an interesting voyage into an unforgettable personalized experience.”
Like its sister ships AmaLea and AmaKristina, AmaMora offers 78 staterooms, almost all of which feature the cruise line’s signature twin balconies. Onboard, guests enjoy regionally-inspired dishes paired with hand-selected wines at the main Restaurant and the Chef’s Table Restaurant, as well as an all-day tapas menu, afternoon tea, complimentary daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour, and a 24-hour coffee station.
Wellness takes top priority onboard with a Wellness Program that includes group fitness classes led by a dedicated Wellness Host, a well-equipped fitness centre and the Sun Deck walking track. There’s also a fleet of complimentary bicycles available to guests, not to mention guided hiking and biking tours.
A heated Sun Deck pool complete with a swimup bar, massage and hair salon services, high-speed Wi-Fi, in-room Entertainment-On-Demand, and an extensive lineup of up to 20 complimentary tours (available with a seven-night cruise) round out the list of offerings.
After being blessed by its Godmother, Co-President of Ensemble Travel Group Libbie Rice, in Lahnstein, Germany the week of July 15, AmaMora will offer the seven-night ‘Enchanting Rhine’ and ‘Captivating Rhine’ itineraries, as well as the festive ‘Christmas Markets on the Rhine’ between Nov. 25 and Dec. 23. In addition, returning guests will be recognized with a special ‘Christmas Markets on the Rhine’ sailing onboard AmaMora, departing Nov. 24, as part of the company’s first-ever Loyalty Appreciation Month.