Embracing Europe's Storied Rivers with AmaWaterways

Posted on 05/30/2023

When you embark on a river cruise with award-winning AmaWaterways, unpack once and step aboard a world of unparalleled experiences. Each day begins in a brand-new destination where you are always greeted with a smile and warmly welcomed into the dining room for a delicious made-to-order breakfast. Next, step right off the ship into the heart of an Old-World capital or storybook village. Alongside an intimate group of kindred travelers, your local guide will regale you with the tales of kings and queens, renowned composers, great explorers and so much more as you walk, pedal or hike to fascinating castles, cathedrals, vineyards and beyond. Later in the evening on board, be whisked away to a complimentary Sip & Sail cocktail hour and treated to an exceptional multi-course dinner before an evening of live entertainment awaits. With itineraries available in Europe, Egypt, Asia as well as five once-in-a-lifetime African Safaris and Wildlife Cruises, the only trouble you may have is choosing where to go next. 


Delights along the Danube River

AmaWaterways’ heritage on the Danube River shines through on their specially designed itineraries of this legendary river. From castles and capitals to vistas and villages, the Danube River connects some of Europe's most remarkable sites across ten countries and four national capitals. From the Melodies of the Danube and Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube itineraries, with their emphasis on sites of inspiration for poets, artists, and musicians, to the regal Legendary Danube and historical Blue Danube Discovery itineraries, AmaWaterways has curated a plethora of itineraries that explore this region from every perspective. Along these expertly crafted river cruise journeys, you can even enjoy exclusive excursions that you can only experience on an AmaWaterways sailing. Guests can take in a signature Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration complete with beer, pretzels and live music when Vilshofen, and tour Austria’s distinctive Greinburg Castle in the city it is named after.

Among all of AmaWaterways' itineraries, there is no equal to the remarkable Magna on the Danube aboard the one-of-a-kind AmaMagna river cruise ship. The AmaMagna stands proudly as the flagship of AmaWaterways' award-winning fleet, featuring unique amenities including four distinctive dining venues, a sun-deck pool and a whirlpool, a Zen Wellness Studio with a dedicated fitness professional and two massage rooms, and the recently-debuted pickleball court! As your home-away-from-home on the Danube, the AmaMagna epitomizes the immaculate accommodations that characterize every AmaWaterways river cruise experience. 


Follow Your Heart Through France

The idyllic rivers of France a variety of breathtaking experiences that you can immerse yourself in. With five unique river cruise itineraries gliding through the heart of France in 2023, AmaWaterways warmly welcomes you to delight in the charms of Paris and historic Normandy or follow in the footsteps of the great Impressionists while cruising the Seine River. Venture off the beaten path to the South of France, hunt for truffles and explore the Provencal haunting grounds of Van Gogh along the Rhône and Saône or discover the differences between Bordeaux’s Right Bank and Left Bank wines on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 

AmaWaterways’ French river cruises include visits to iconic vineyards and historic châteaux as guests sail aboard an award-winning ship featuring French balconies. One of the line’s most award-winning ships, AmaKristina, boasts twin-balcony staterooms while sailing the Rhône River on its 7-night Colors of Provence itinerary sailing between Lyon – the “Culinary Capital of France” – and Arles. This itinerary is operated from spring through winter with special Christmastime departures available that include excursions to Christmas Markets and opportunities to view the region’s famous crèches (nativity scenes). Whichever time of year you choose to sail, AmaWaterways' river cruise experiences throughout France have a little something for everyone.

Extend Your Journey at No Extra Cost

For a limited time, treat yourself to a complimentary land package on select AmaWaterways sailings in Europe and Egypt, adding a 2-, 3- or 4-night stay in breathtaking destinations before or after you embark on your river cruise journey. During these land packages, you will stay at a leading 4- or 5-star hotel and receive daily breakfast, guided excursions, transfers and luggage handling as well as the services of a wonderful Cruise Manager – all included with this incredible offer at no extra cost.

With this special offer, guests can witness Prague, “The City of a Hundred Spires,” as an added gem to your journey on the legendary Danube River. They can bask in the glow of the lights of Paris before or after a picturesque sailing on the Seine River. These river and lands journeys and more await you with AmaWaterways, the Heart of the River™. Contact your travel advisor and reserve your stateroom on board before June 30, 2023, to take advantage of this incredible offer!

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