AmaWaterways, a Calabasas river-cruise operator, announced the debut of three new ships that will set sail next year in Europe, Russia, Asia and Africa.

Sister ships AmaSerena and AmaVista will travel down the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers. The 164-passenger vessels will feature twin balcony staterooms, heated swimming pools with swim-up bars, salon services and fitness rooms.

The third ship, the AmaDara, is a 124-passenger ship that will make its way down the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Calabasas company did not disclose the price of the ships, but industry experts say the ships, substantially smaller than ocean liners, cost roughly $30 million each.

Next year, the river cruise line will offer a total of 25 itineraries on 20 ships that will travel to 30 countries.


Fireman’s Brew is entering the Michigan market after entering an agreement with Great Lakes Wines & Spirits.

The Studio City brewery’s products are now available in 15 states following a national expansion that began in 2012. Great Lakes will distribute 12-ounce bottle six-packs, 12-pack samplers and kegs.

“We are excited to launch Fireman’s Brew in the great state of Michigan, and increase our distribution footprint throughout the Midwest,” said founder Rob Nowaczyk, in a statement.