Aboard the AmaKristina
The University of Redlands is proud to partner with AmaWaterways on this journey down the Rhine River. AmaWaterways is simply the best at what they do and Redlands wanted nothing less for their alumni. What sets AmaWaterways apart are their passion and drive to continually put out the best quality product with the highest value for their customers. They are the recipient of many awards including most recently:
o 2016 Cruise Critic Editor’s Pick: Best River Cruise Line Overall
o 2016 Town & Country: Best River Cruise Line Overall
o 2016 Travel + Leisure’s World Best Awards Recognition
o 2016 Berlitz Guide: Highest Rated Ships in Europe
o 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold – Luxury Ship Restaurant Design: The Chef’s Table
AmaWaterway’s excellence starts at the top with AMA’s founders and co-owners the late Jimmy Murphy, the engineer and architect Rudi Schriner and the delightful head of sales Kristin Karst. They got their start at Viking River Cruises two decades ago but soon realized that there was a strong market for a higher quality, upscale product. In an industry where the little things make the difference, they are willing and able to make the changes necessary on each sailing to do what right for the guest experience. This was one of the fundamental reasons why we chose AmaWaterways for this year’s University of Redlands Salzburg Experience.
River cruising through Europe with AmaWaterways is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, internet access and Wi-Fi, quality bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join their included guided bike tours.
o Computer for internet access
o Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
o Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
o Bottled water replenished daily
An Array of Amenities
o Personalized service from a highly-trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
o Internet and Wi-Fi access
o Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
o Fitness room, massage and hair salon
o Main Lounge with panoramic views
o Daily entertainment including cultural performances
o All onboard dining in a variety of venues
o Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
o The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
o Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
o La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
o Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
o Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
o Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
o Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A World of Exploration
o Immersive included tours in every destination
o Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
o Bike tours and hikes
o Limited Edition Tours
o Knowledgeable guides
o Personal headset for easy exploration
o Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
Through it all, AmaWaterways makes their employees and passengers feel like family. We would like to welcome our University of Redlands Alumni and Friends family to join us on this amazing adventure.
AmaWaterways realizes that their guests have different tastes, so they’ve developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of the several options — all of which are included in the price of the package. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights on one of Ama’s Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. They change from cruise to cruise and season to season to give you authentic experiences. The choice is yours.
On an AmaWaterways river cruise, you don’t just pass through a destination — you experience it. Every itinerary is crafted with a paramount goal in mind: connecting you to the essence of life in each place you visit. AmaWaterways always make it a point to place our guests in small groups. This helps facilitate access to sights and landmarks, a more intimate setting, and more encounters with the locals. It’s a great way to take your time as you explore, get to know your fellow travelers better and find opportunities for up-close experiences. Every tour is led by a local, English-speaking guide who is very knowledgeable in the culture and history of the place you are visiting.
Choose your Pace
In many cases, you’ll have a choice of gentle, regular and active tour paces. There are even options for those late risers who prefer to sleep in and have a relaxing start to their day.
With AmaWaterways, you have the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do. AmaWaterways is the first river cruise line to carry an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of our exclusive guided bike tours, or want to go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise.