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CALABASAS — Cruisers can store photos, share them with friends and track their itinerary with AmaWaterways brand new mobile app.
Called ‘myAmaCruise’, the app is now available for guests to download on the App Store or Google Play prior to embarking on all AmaWaterways’ European (excluding Portugal) and Vietnam and Cambodia itineraries.
“As we continue embracing innovation in all areas of our business, it is very important that we use technology to meet the evolving needs of our guests,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We were the first river cruise line to offer complimentary Wi-Fi throughout our ships and with this new app, we’re happy to now provide even more ways for our guests to stay connected and share their experiences with friends and family.”
With ‘myAmaCruise’, passengers can track their itinerary live, through an interactive map that follows the ship’s journey and showcases details of each stop. They can also stay read up on onboard activities, shore excursions and ports of call with the Mobile Daily Cruiser feature.
Moreover, with the app’s Personal Cruise Album, guests can store their photos and easily share them with family and friends during and after the cruise. And through Email Postcards, the app also allows users to automatically send e-cards with images in each new port visited during their cruise.
In addition to the app’s launch, AmaWaterways has enhanced cellular data plans throughout its European ships. Combined with fiber optic land lines in every European port where a ship docks for a minimum of six hours, the company now offers the fastest Wi-Fi on Europe’s rivers, making it easy for guests and groups to ‘roam’ on the river. Those staying in spacious suites on the AmaMagna will also enjoy mobile Wi-Fi devices that allow complimentary Internet connection.
Moreover, AmaWaterways has added more viewing options on its stateroom Entertainment-On-Demand system. The expanded system now offers hundreds of movies and TV shows with new releases being added each month.