APT is offering more cruising routes, ships and departures this year, starting with its latest river ship, the 81-suite MS Amabella, which embarks on her maiden voyage on May 9 from Amsterdam.

The ship’s reduced guest numbers allow for a high staff-to-guest ratio a choice of outdoor decks are offered; the Sun Deck, a second Lower Sun Deck and a third Teak Front Deck.


The Sun Deck offers 360° views; lounge chairs; a walking track; retractable roofing; giant chess board and a swimming pool.

Complimentary room service is offered, alongside wine and fruit in suites on arrival, plus €100 in ship credit per couple.

Each day guests disembark the ship to explore iconic attractions of Europe on a small group shore excursion or, in select locations, can opt for a Freedom of Choice touring activity.

Bicycle hire is also available on board to explore destinations at leisure.

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