68-passenger luxury boat makes her bow is 25th ship of the fleet
By Patti Pietschmann TravelDia
What a way to cruise the Nile. AmaWaterways is sending her spiffy new river boat, AmaDahlia to Egypt in 2021. Hopefully all will be better in the world by then.
She’s a spiffy-looking vessel with 38 luxurious 38 cabins (24 with spacious balconies). AmaDahlia will do an 11-night cruise and land adventure. The itinerary includes a seven-night jaunt from Luxor and optional stays at the swank Four Seasons Cairo.
A repeat performance
“We are excited to be coming back to the legendary Nile with a new river cruise in Egypt,” says Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.
“Egypt is rich with culture and history,” says Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of the river cruise line. “We continuously search for new ways to expand our offerings.”
The tiny ships crams a lot into it. There is a a nice-size sun deck with bar, swimming pool and fitness room. And for those who like to preen, a hair and nail salon and two massage rooms. Foodies have two restaurants at their disposal. The Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table serve seven-course tasting menus. And at night there’s a Belly Dance show, a Galabeya (a traditional Egyptian gown) party and a Darawish show.
Year around cruises
The round trip from Luxor, and Cairo program — with intra-Egypt flights between Cairo and Luxor — runs seasonally from September through to May yearly. If you want you can opt to include three nights in Dubai. Or, four nights in Jordan (Amman and Petra). And/or four nights in Israel (Jerusalem).
We encourage you to call a Pavlus agent to reserve a space by June 30, 2020. This will ensure early booking rewards.
AmaWaterways back story
This is an 18-year-old family-owned company specializing in river cruises on 25 ships. Itineraries cover many rivers. You can cruise the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main or Rhône. Or you can select the Seine, Garonne, Dordogne or Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers. And that’s not all. AmaWaterways riverboats sail Southeast Asia’s Mekong, Africa’s Chobe River and Egypt’s Nile River (2021).