AmaWaterways announced that its March 24, 2022 sailing aboard the new AmaSiena will cater exclusively to the Spanish-speaking market, plus high bookings for 2022 sailing season means The Netherlands’ Floriade Expo has limited openings.

The 7-night Enchanting Rhine river cruise will be hosted by a bilingual cruise manager who will deliver briefings in English and Spanish. Additionally, the sailing will feature a daily tour with a Spanish-speaking guide, daily cruise programs in Spanish, Spanish menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and two evenings of Latin-inspired music to accompany the cruise’s other onboard entertainment.

“With a focus on excellent cuisine, immersive tours and personalized service for less than 150 guests on board, river cruising with AmaWaterways continues to capture the hearts of affluent travelers from around the world,” said Kristin Karst, executive v.p. and co-founder of AmaWaterways, in a press statement. “We want to ensure all our guests feel right at home and provide the most exceptional and memorable river cruise experience possible, always with tailored and personalized touches. Our Latin touch sailing is the perfect example of this, and we are excited to offer this opportunity to our Spanish-speaking guests.”

Debuting this year, the elegant AmaSiena will feature staterooms with AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies, a Sun Deck walking track, a swim-up bar, a Main Lounge and a complimentary fleet of bikes. Sister ship to AmaLea and AmaKristina, the 156-passenger AmaSiena will take Latin American travelers on their journey from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

During this sailing, guests will experience a variety of included tours, regionally inspired cuisine, and amenities like the Wellness Program, which includes four guided fitness classes per day. The ship offers complimentary WiFi throughout and entertainment on demand systems in each stateroom with movies, a music library and more. Included in their cruise fare, guests on board can experience The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant—an intimate dining experience with a multi-course tasting menu. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner, sparkling wine with breakfast, complimentary bottled water is provided daily in all staterooms and guests will also enjoy a daily Sip & Sail complimentary cocktail hour.

The 2022 River Season Reaches High Bookings
In addition, according to the cruise line, bookings for AmaWaterways’ 2022 river cruise season has reached record levels, therefore the company has announced that a limited number of staterooms remain to welcome guests during The Netherlands’ Floriade Expo. Between April 14 and Oct. 9, 2022, AmaWaterways guests have the opportunity to visit the expo while enjoying a variety of river cruise itineraries sailing along the Rhine and Dutch and Belgian Waterways, including the new-for-2021 Best of Holland & Belgium and Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps itineraries.

Located just outside Amsterdam, the city district of Almere will host the public event as part of the International Horticultural Expo, with the theme “Growing Green Cities.” This experience encourages visitors to “explore, touch and change” as part of their journey into Floriade, which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, talk shows, souvenirs, and food stalls.

AmaWaterways guests will enjoy a complimentary excursion to Floriade on the following itineraries, between April 14 and Oct. 9, 2022:

  • Best of Holland & Belgium – sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam
  • Tulip Time – sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam
  • Captivating Rhine and Enchanting Rhine – sailing between Amsterdam and Basel
  • Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps – sailing from Amsterdam to Basel
  • Rhine & Moselle Fairytales and Rhine & Moselle Delights – sailing between Amsterdam and Basel
  • Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle – sailing from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
  • Treasures of the Main & Rhine – sailing from Nuremberg to Amsterdam

Guests can also experience the gardens of France with ample time to explore and photograph the garden scenes on the Seine and Saone rivers. Impressions of the Seine & Paris includes excursions to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny and the Harcourt Arboretum in Lyons-la-Foret, one of the largest tree gardens in France, while Essence of Burgundy & Provence, sails through one of the most renowned wine regions taking guests into the topiary garden at Chateau de Couches and the baroque garden style of Chateau de Cormatin. Travelers looking to extend their time in Europe have until Feb. 28, 2021, to take advantage of complimentary pre-or post-cruise land packages in St. Malo, France and Barcelona, Spain available on select 2022 departure dates.

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