Arrivals & Departures New river ship to have "European river cruising's first dedicated pool deck"

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MS Amadeus Provence departs on its maiden voyage in France in April. 

A river cruising ship claiming to be "the first on the European waterways to boast a dedicated pool deck" is soon to set sail along France's Rhone and Saone rivers.

MS Amadeus Provence will depart on its maiden voyage in April, embarking on an eight-day Treasures of Bugundy and Provence journey round-trip from Lyon, visiting the regions of Provence and Beaujolais. 

The ship will make a total of 19 departures during the upcoming cruising season, with a 10 per cent earlybird discount available on all 2017 bookings made by February 28. 

The latest addition to the Amadeus river cruising fleet, MS Amadeus Provence has eight suites with balconies, along with 62 staterooms, most with adjustable panormamic balconies. 

All rooms feature luxurious bathrooms and a choice of bed configuration, while the pool deck (pictured above) is equipped with an infinity plunge pool and Lido Bar. 

The ship has 40 staff to 140 guests, and has other amenities including the Panorama restaurant, a giant chessboard on the sun deck, the outdoor River Terrace, fitness club, hair salon and massage room.

The river cruises can also be paired with a land tour of key battlefields in France and Belgium with Australian specialist tour operator Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

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