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AMA Waterways Introduce New Ship To Rhone River

One of AMA Waterways most luxurious ships will be heading to Southern France in 2012. The river cruise line announced the 5-year-old ship, MS AmaDagio, will be sailing the Rhone River between Lyon and Arles from March, the ship will replace the 18-year-old MS Swiss Pearl currently sailing the river.

MS AmaDaigo
first set sail in 2006 and was the first state-of-the-art ship that AMA Waterways had custom-built. AMA Waterways president Rudi Schreiner stated:

“We are extremely happy that our guests in France will be able to travel the Rhone on a ship that we custom-designed and built ourselves.”

MS AmaDagio’s seven-night voyage on the Rhone River will include much of the “Provence and Spain” cruise with a 3-night port stop in Paris. The voyage will also include a post-cruise stay for 3-nights in Barcelona and a visit to the medieval town of Perpignan.

During the river voyage, passengers will be able to take excursions to France’s Beaujolais wine region; trips will include a visit to a winery, olive farm and local market. Passengers can also visit Roman ruins and enjoy an overnight stay in Avignon and Arles.

In just five years, AMA Waterways has introduced eight river vessels to Europe. With no signs of slowing down, the river cruise line has also announced a new 164-passenger ship, MS AmaCerto, will head to Europe in 2012 and new ship MS AmaLotus will take to the waters of the Mekong River as of September.

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