Ama Waterways to add Two new Ships in 2013

Ama Waterways has released its 2013 program, unveiling plans that include two new river cruise ships and four new itineraries.

Ama is launching the 164-passenger Amaprima, sister ship to the Amacerto. The Amaprima will feature Ama’s new twin-balcony concept, an indoor/outdoor seating area in the cabins; a heated swimming pool; multiple dining venues; and complimentary Internet and Infotainment system with a 42-inch flat screen TV in the staterooms.

Additionally, the company is leasing a new ship, the 108-passenger Amavida, from Portuguese shipbuilder Douro Azul for Douro River Valley cruises in Portugal. Thirty-six of the staterooms will be 216 square feet in size and have full balconies.

The two new ships will enter service in April 2013 and will bring Ama’s worldwide fleet to 15.The company is also introducing four new itineraries in 2013, which will bring to 25 the number of river cruise itineraries Ama offers.

The new cruises are 10- and 13-day sailings in Portugal and 19- and nine-day sailings in France.