Picture yourself leisurely cruising aboard a river boat, exploring fascinating ports aboard a deluxe ship or private yacht, or experiencing the old world glamour of a luxury train. Quality is paramount for us and we strive to use the very best (or best available in remote areas) on Yale Educational Travel programs.
The meticulous crafting of the deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver II, newly launched in 2015 features the comforts of a floating deluxe hotel and sets new standards in ship design and technology. The ship offers 84 river-view, air?conditioned, stylishly appointed Suites (284 square feet) and Staterooms (from 172 square feet), among the most spacious of any European river ship. Most accommodations feature a large, floor-to-ceiling window that lowers, creating a French balcony. Junior Suites feature a walkout balcony with table and chair and an interior sitting area. Each has two twin beds (convertible to one queen-size bed), a private bathroom with shower, individual climate control, satellite telephone and television, safe and hair dryer. Freshly prepared continental meals featuring local ingredients are served in single, unassigned seatings in the delightfully scenic Panorama Restaurant and include early-risers? coffee, buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea, four-course dinner and late?evening snack. Complimentary wine and beer are served with dinner. Public facilities are spacious and include the Panorama Bar, Lido Bar, Amadeus-Club with Internet station, beauty salon, boutique, fitness studio with massage services and early morning exercise classes. The Sun Deck has a golf putting green and walking track. Guests will also appreciate the complimentary use of an audio headset, available to all passengers for listening enhancement during shore excursions. Laundry service is available. The English-speaking, international crew provides warm hospitality. The ships meet the highest safety standards and are part of the only European river fleet to have been awarded the ?Green Certificate? of environmental preservation.
Upcoming programs on Amadeus Silver II> Dutch Waterways Aboard Amadeus Silver II - 04/25/2019 - 05/03/2019
Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step onboard and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel. Boasting a vast collection of some of the finest historical artifacts and artwork of the Native Alaska, Russian, Gold Rush and sternwheeler eras, the corridors of the American Empress hold nearly as much beauty and intrigue as the dramatic scenery unfolding on the river outside. You needn't be an art enthusiast to appreciate the captivating display of Pacific Northwest heritage that this unique collection represents. A river cruise aboard the American Empress incites moments of sheer perfection with her seamless blend of stunning backdrops, exceptional dining venues, dynamic public spaces and stunning decor. We invite you to step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you. The American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways cleaner.