AmaWaterways reports its newest ship, the 156-passenger AmaLea, set sail this week on its inaugural Tulip Time voyage.
The ship embarked on its first journey from Amsterdam and is currently sailing along the canals of the Dutch and Belgian Waterways, returning to Amsterdam on April 1.
AmaLea will begin Danube itineraries starting May 6 with an official christening ceremony – led by AmaLea’s godmother and respected travel industry executive, Filomena Andre, taking place on May 26 in Vilshofen, Germany.
Sister ship to the award-winning AmaKristina, AmaStella and AmaViola, AmaLea also features connecting and triple occupancy staterooms ideal for the growing multi-generational travel group markets. The ship will also feature AmaWaterways’ unique signature twin-balcony in most staterooms.
Additional amenities include a daily “Sip & Sail” complimentary cocktail hour, a heated sun deck pool with swim-up bar, hair and massage salons, fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship and a fleet of bicycles carried on board for guests to use complimentary. The ship offers multiple dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant with its wine-paired tasting menu.
AmaLea will sail six Tulip Time cruises before embarking on seven-night cruises on the Danube River between Vilshofen and Budapest, two of which are themed Wine Cruises hosted by Amelia Ceja, president of Ceja Vineyards Napa, CA and Frederick Frank, president of Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars, Finger Lakes Region, NY and take place in November. AmaLea will close its inaugural 2018 season with four Christmas Markets Cruises on the Danube.