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Trains and ships make the perfect combination

3 December 2014

A comfortable and relaxed rail journey is the perfect way to begin and end a cruise holiday on a beautiful and superbly-appointed ship.

A Great Rail Journeys 'no fly' cruising by rail holiday combines two of the most relaxing and rewarding ways to travel and explore new places, and AmaWaterways' magnificent ships ensure you have a perfect holiday and travel in style throughout. Included excursions, quality cuisine and drinks with lunch and dinner, will exceed expectations and ensure you have the best possible experience.

AmaWaterways' deluxe ships are equivalent to luxury hotels in the ambience they provide and the facilities they offer the discerning traveller. Unlike hotels, however, you have the pleasure of watching the world go by and mooring right in the heart of the ports of call. Throughout the cruise you can relax in the elegant public rooms, chat to fellow guests and never tire of the ever-changing scenery through the floor to ceiling windows in the lounge/bar or restaurant.

The MS AmaDolce and AmaCello cruise the beautiful Rhine with its sensational castles and hanging vineyards, the AmaDolce and AmaSonata take you along the glorious Danube and the AmaKatarina sails the magnificent waterways of Russia. Each ship offers the modern comfort and elegance of state-of-the art public rooms and delightful cabins with all the amenities you'd expect. You can enjoy exceptional service and fine food, including an extensive breakfast buffet and refined lunches and dinners with a choice of menu. The sophisticated cuisine makes dining on board a truly memorable experience. The team of chefs create a superb and varied menu every day, using fresh produce, high quality meats and fresh fish and seafood. Unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner. In the afternoon, tea is served and a late snack is available each night. There is a complimentary tea and coffee station in the lounge.

You can enjoy nightly entertainment and a dance floor, a well-equipped gym, and indulge in a relaxing massage for which a local charge is made. An excursion is included in every port of call, which allows you to experience each destination. In some ports there is even a choice of excursion. Cruise with Great Rail Journeys on an AmaWaterways ship and you will lack for nothing - and that includes magnificent scenery and stimulating excursions.