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AmaWaterways Announces Return of Popular Sailings With a Latin Touch

AmaWaterways Announces Return of Popular Sailings With a Latin Touch

March 24, 2022 AmaSiena Sailing will Feature Bilingual Cruise Managers, Daily Tours with Spanish-speaking Guides and Other Distinctive Elements


CALABASAS, CA – February 10, 2021 – Based on the success of its previous sailings with a Latin touch and growing interest from the Hispanic market, AmaWaterways today announced its March 24, 2022 sailing aboard the new AmaSienawill cater exclusively to the Spanish-speaking market. The special seven-night Enchanting Rhine river cruise with a Latin touch will be hosted by a bilingual Cruise Manager, who will deliver briefings in English and Spanish. Additionally, the sailing will feature a daily tour with a Spanish-speaking guide, daily cruise programs in Spanish, Spanish menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and two evenings of Latin-inspired music to accompany the cruise’s other onboard entertainment.


“With a focus on excellent cuisine, immersive tours and personalized service for less than 150 guests on board, river cruising with AmaWaterways continues to capture the hearts of affluent travelers from around the world,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.  “We want to ensure all our guests feel right at home and provide the most exceptional and memorable river cruise experience possible, always with tailored and personalized touches.  Our Latin touch sailing is the perfect example of this, and we are excited to offer this opportunity to our Spanish-speaking guests!”


Debuting in 2021, the elegant AmaSiena will boast spacious staterooms with AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies, a Sun Deck walking track, a swim-up bar, a sunny Main Lounge and a complimentary fleet of bikes. Sister ship to the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the 156-passenger AmaSiena will delight Latin American travelers as they embark for their journey from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


During this special sailing, guests will experience the high level of luxury for which AmaWaterways is known – including spacious staterooms, a wide variety of included tours, regionally inspired cuisine, award-winning service and amenities like the Wellness Program, which includes four expertly guided fitness classes per day. Guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ships and Entertainment on Demand systems in each stateroom with the latest movies, a music library and more. Included in their cruise fare, guests on board can experience The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant – an intimate dining experience with an exquisite, multi-course tasting menu.  Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner, sparkling wine with breakfast, complimentary bottled water is provided daily in all staterooms and guests will also enjoy a daily Sip & Sail complimentary cocktail hour.


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For more information on AmaWaterways’ sailings with a Latin touch or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, visit the Travel Advisor Portal at or call 1.800.626.0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at


About AmaWaterways

A family-owned company celebrating 18 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 25 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône (2021), Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong, Africa’s Chobe River and Egypt’s Nile River (2021).  Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies;” its wellness activities including a 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 swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers 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 2019 Editor’s Pick Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best for Active Cruisers,” 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.”