Popular small boat operator  reinstates European itineraries

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

AmaWaterwys protocols

 AmaWaterways  is rolling down the rivers again. It’s the first U.S.-based river cruise company to resume sailing. The  company is currently offering  a series of charter sailings on its AmaKristina in Germany.

The cruises are open only to Europeans. That’s because  European countries are not allowing US citizens entry. And there are some definite changes made such as new health and safety protocols.

The  stunning AmaKristina, which made her bow in 2017, boasts staterooms with a French and outside balcony. She also sports beautiful marble bathrooms, with multi-jet showerheads stocked with  bath and body products. There’s also robes and hair dryers.

Indulgences include a massage and hair salon. There’s also a  gift shop, specialty coffee station, heated pool with swim-up bar, fitness center, sun-deck walking track and a fleet of onboard bikes.

Fine dining on AmaWaterways

Her Main Restaurant reflects the outdoors, with vines and branches infused in the décor. The food is exquisite.

Dining on Amakatrina

Use of guidelines from CDC and WHO

Like all cruise lines, AmaWaterways is employing stringent safety procedures. It’s using recommendations of  all the major health organizations.  Basic safety precautions include  pre-boarding health questionnaires for passengers.

Every AmaWaterways ship has a Public Health Officer to ensure everyone follows the protocols.

 Additional  restrictions

  • Ships can carry only  100 passengers per cruise
  • Restaurants and room service  follow distancing protocols. Public rooms are fitted with plexiglass dividers and personal portable Quietvox commentary systems. This is to  enable guests hear shore excursion guides.

The ships employ  special units that eliminate  re-circulation of air in staterooms or public areas. Most staterooms have fresh air balconies.

For additional  information on health and safety protocols visit www.amawaterways.com/protocols.

 To book an AmaWaterways river cruise contact a friendly, helpful Pavlus travel advisor via the home page or t 800-528-9300.

 AmaWaterways back story

The 18-year-old family-owned company provides impressive river cruises on 25 ships. European options include the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône,  Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers.

Additonally, AmaWaterways  offers cruises in  Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe and Nile Rivers (2021).


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