AmaWaterways: Exploring the Douro and beyond in luxury and comfort

The AmaDouro and AmaVida take in Portugal’s rolling hills, sprawling vineyards and pretty villages –  and guests booking before May 31 can enjoy great savings.


Christened during a lavish ceremony in Porto on April 12, the luxurious AmaDouro is the latest AmaWaterways’ ship to sail the Douro, Portugal’s majestic waterway.   

Christened by Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said, AmaWaterways’ first UK godmother, the ship boasts 51 spacious and elegantly designed staterooms, most with outside balconies, meaning guests can take in the rolling hills, verdant vineyards and picturesque villages passing by along the Unesco-designated Douro River Valley.

What’s more, AmaWaterways is offering up to 25 per cent savings on selected Douro river cruises on bookings made before May 31 – and free flights and overseas transfers until May 17.

The offer is valid on a selection of Enticing Douro sailings departing in July and August 2019. Fares for the seven-night cruise on AmaDouro previously started from £2,803 per person but are now available from £2,135 per person for a category E stateroom – a saving of £668 per person.

The cruise takes in the delights of Porto, Entre-os-Rio, Régua, Pinhão, Barca d’Alva and Vega de Terrón, and the discount is available on July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3 and 10 sailings.

AmaWaterways is also offering savings on the 10-night Flavours of Portugal and Spain packages on sister ship AmaVida, which combines a seven-night cruise with three nights in Madrid. The 11-day trip was £3,346 per person but now costs from £2,695 per person for a category E stateroom and hotel accommodation – a saving of £651 per person.

During their cruise, guests can explore Porto, the beautiful City of Bridges; visit Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro; and enjoy Salamanca, the Golden City, over the border in Spain.

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Revolutionising the river cruise industry
With ships exploring Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia, AmaWaterways provides all-encompassing river cruises across the globe.

Its rapidly-growing fleet includes 23 custom-designed ships with impeccable itineraries, services and amenities. It has earned a reputation for innovation in the river cruise industry, creating authentic and inspiring travel experiences. AmaWaterways consistently outranks competition in the areas of accommodations, service and other on board features in the Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe travel guide.

AmaWaterways offers a wide range of included excursions – at gentle, regular and active paces and was the first river cruise to include bicycles on board its European fleet

Co-founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneers Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways sails Europe’s Danube, Douro, Main, Moselle, Rhine, Rhône, Garonne, Dordogne and Seine rivers, and the Dutch and Belgian Waterways.

Its ships feature sparkling glass elevators; contemporary décor; extensive amenities; lounges with panoramic views; a fitness room; heated swimming pool or whirlpool; complimentary in-room Entertainment-On-Demand systems; complimentary wi-fi on board; spacious staterooms and suites with configurations ranging from 160 to 710 sq ft and connecting staterooms on its newer ships.

Many of AmaWaterways’ staterooms feature a French Balcony or unique Twin Balcony, consisting of a French Balcony and a full-size step-out balcony. All on board meals are included, along with a wide selection of complimentary regional wine, beer and soft drinks at every lunch and dinner. Celebrated for its exceptional cuisine, AmaWaterways is the first river cruise line inducted into La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations.

For further information or to book, contact AmaWaterways on 0800 520 2250 or visit amawaterways.co.uk

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