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Amawaterways Announces New 2024 Date for Popular Latin Touch Sailing


CALABASAS, Calif. – (September 18, 2023) – Catering to the growing river cruise demand from the Hispanic demographic, AmaWaterways today announced the new 2024 date for its Latin Touch sailing. Departing October 27, 2024, aboard the one-of-a-kind AmaMagna, this special cruise will be the third in the series dedicated to Spanish-speaking travelers. The seven-night Magna on the Danube itinerary, which cruises the legendary Danube between Budapest, Hungary and Vilshofen, Germany, will be hosted by a bilingual Cruise Manager and feature a daily tour with Spanish-speaking guides and daily cruise programs in Spanish. In line with AmaWaterways’ renowned dining and wellness offerings, the Latin Touch sailing will also boast Spanish menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Zumba classes and two evenings of festive Latin-inspired entertainment.


‘’It’s exciting to see the wonderful reception our Latin Touch cruises have each year, and we are proud to be hosting the 2024 sailing onboard the magnificent AmaMagna,’’ said Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. ‘’We want all our guests to feel right at home on our ships and our Latin Touch sailings allow our Spanish-speaking guests to discover fascinating countries alongside knowledgeable Spanish-speaking tour guides while creating unforgettable memories with their loved ones.’’


Specially curated for AmaMagna by AmaWaterways’ Co-Founder and President, Rudi Schreiner, the Latin Touch cruise invites travelers to embrace the wonders of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. During this cruise, there are also exclusive experiences only available such as a daytime scenic cruise through Hungary’s stunning Danube Bend, an included excursion to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and a visit to the enchanting winemaking village of Spitz, with choices to hike or bike through town as well as an exclusive evening wine tasting.


Twice the width of traditional European river ships, AmaMagna offers more personal space, more unique dining venues and more leisure opportunities for travelers to enjoy. Featuring beautiful, spacious suites with full balconies, AmaMagna is the perfect floating boutique hotel for the Latin Touch sailing. Unique to this itinerary, guests can enjoy Spanish-inspired wellness classes and entertainment from the comfort of the ship’s heated Sun Deck pool and whirlpool, Zen Wellness Studio and more. offers expansive space with a fitness center, two massage rooms and a refreshing juice bar.


“As we continue to welcome more Latin American guests onboard our ships each year, we are so pleased to offer Latin Touch sailings with special touches delivered in Spanish,” said Alex Pinelo, senior vice president, sales of AmaWaterways.  “We want to ensure our guests benefit from the most exceptional and memorable river cruise experience possible, with a deeply tailored and personalized service. Our Latin Touch sailing is the perfect example of this, and we look forward to welcoming our Spanish-speaking guests onboardAmaMagna.”


For full details or to book an AmaWaterways’ Latin Touch sailing for a client,email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 1.800.626.0126 x1489 or 818-436-9878. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram@AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at


About AmaWaterways

Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. 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.