CALABASAS, CA – (February 12, 2019) – Ama (or “Amor”) means love, and AmaWaterways is celebrating its favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, with special offers for guests and rewards for its valued travel partners. The specials include sailings on the highly anticipated AmaMagna (pictured right), twice the width of traditional river cruise ships debuting this May with seven-night cruises on the Danube.

With AmaWaterways’ popular Sell Five, Sail Free incentive program, travel advisors who make five new FIT bookings on any 2019 sailing can receive a free sevennight cruise*, valid on 2019 or 2020 departures. New for 2019, travel advisors who double the five FIT bookings will earn a free cruise on the extraordinary AmaMagna.

“We’re thrilled to extend a special reward to travel advisors, who play such an important role in our company’s success,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “This is a historic and record-breaking year for AmaWaterways with the launch of three new ships, the most ever since our company’s inception. With so many exciting opportunities and new offerings, there is no shortage of memories to be made by guests and travel advisors on our ships!”

Just in time for Valentine’s day, couples who book July 21 or July 28, 2019 departures on board

AmaMagna can save up to $1,200 per stateroom, or book one of the ship’s oceanstyle, triple occupancy suites and the third guest sharing the suite sails for free*. Ideal for multigenerational families or a group of friends who are looking for an unforgettable vacation, the long awaited AmaMagna features a total of 98 staterooms, most of which are spacious suites measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft., which can be comfortably shared with that special someone.

In addition to AmaMagna’s special offer, AmaWaterways is delivering WAVE savings of $200  per stateroom on select 2019 Europe, Southeast Asia and Christmas Market sailings***. Available through March 31, 2019, WAVE savings can be combined with existing retail offers and savings for past guests.

Apart from the spacious suites on board the extraordinary AmaMagna, guests can look forward to two enticing new dining venues complementing the Main Restaurant and the intimate Chef’s Table: Jimmy’s, family-style dining named for AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco restaurant, with retractable ceiling and windows for guests to indulge in the views of the picturesque Danube river and the towns that dot its shores.

A robust complementary daily excursion program including escorted hiking and biking tours and group fitness classes lead by a trained Wellness Host offer guests the ability to personalize their river cruise experience. Additional features include a Sun Deck with a heated swimming pool, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio with massage, hair and nail salon services and an innovative Water Sports Platform.

*Offer is valid on new bookings made January 1 through December 31, 2019. Bookings must be paid in full and traveled in 2019 to apply, with groups counting as one booking. Complimentary seven-night cruises are valid on advertised FAM cruises or cruises departing within 60 days (based on availability; excludes Portugal and Africa). Visit AmaWaterways’ Travel Advisor Portal for full terms and conditions.


** Use code FREE3 to receive third guest free. Applicable on SA and SB suites only. See website for full terms and conditions. 

***Offer is valid on new bookings made January 1 through March 31, 2019 on select sailings and excludes Wine Cruises. Use code WAVE19 to receive $200 per stateroom savings. See website for full terms and conditions.

For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, visit or call (800) 626-0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.

About AmaWaterways:

A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swimup bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation including the upcoming launch of AmaMagna, who at twice the width of traditional river ships, will offer a new dimension in luxury river cruising.  The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.

With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including

Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line.”

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Samantha Jacobs or Carter Long, Hemsworth Communications (678) 631-9974 or [email protected]