Calabasas, CA - (Oct. 10, 2023) -
Luxury River Cruise Company Opens Reservations for New 14-Night Itineraries Along Iconic French Rivers and Dutch and Belgian Waterways
CALABASAS, Calif. – (October 10, 2023) – Award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways today announced details on a series of new combination cruises in Europe debuting in 2025, appealing to travelers’ desire for longer trips. The new “Grand” series of 14-night itineraries, including Grand Seine & Bordeaux, Grand Seine & Rhône and Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals, are attractively priced and include convenient transfers between rivers where applicable. By combining two popular 7-night sailings into one convenient itinerary, these three curated extended journeys invite travelers to immerse themselves in a European experience that offers extra time to explore diverse landscapes, historic cities and charming villages along these fascinating waterways. For those reserving their staterooms on these 2025 sailings by December 31, 2023, AmaWaterways is also offering Early Booking Reward savings of up to 20 percent on select sailings.
“As the demand for more extensive travel experiences continues to rise, we are thrilled to unveil three new 14-night itineraries set to debut in 2025,” said Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “The new Grand series offer combination cruising complete with complimentary transfers between ships and the choice of up to 40 included excursions, making it even more convenient for our guests to fully immerse themselves in the history, culture and culinary delights of France, Germany and the Netherlands.”
Highlights of the new Grand itineraries include:
Grand Seine & Bordeaux
The 14-night Grand Seine & Bordeaux river cruise takes travelers through four legendary waterways in France including the Seine, Garonne and Dordogne rivers, as well as the Gironde Estuary. Serving as a combination cruise of two of AmaWaterways’ well-loved itineraries - Paris & Normandy aboard AmaLyra and Taste of Bordeaux aboard AmaDolce - this 14-night cruise with train transfer between Paris and Bordeaux is ideal for history enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike, offering the chance to savor the region's finest vintages, visit historic castles and immerse in the colorful countryside's rich culture.
- 15 Departures Sailing from March through October 2025
Grand Seine & Rhône
The 14-night Grand Seine & Rhône river cruise explores the treasures of the Seine and Rhône rivers in France, combining the best of AmaWaterways’ Paris & Normandy aboard AmaLyra and Essence of Burgundy & Provence aboard AmaCello. On this palate-pleasing adventure, guests will enjoy visiting world-famous monasteries, admiring Normandy's stunning coastline, exploring French châteaux’s and immersing themselves into France’s enchanting blend of history, nature and gastronomy. Convenient train connections are included to ensure seamless transfer from Paris to Dijon.
- 11 Departures Sailing from March through November 2025
Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals
Sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard AmaStella, the 14-night Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals river cruise is a delightful combination of AmaWaterways’ popular Best of Holland & Belgium, Enchanting Rhine and Captivating Rhine itineraries. This enchanting voyage is perfect for those seeking to immerse themselves in the fairytale castles and storybook villages along the Rhine, as well as explore the wonders of Holland and Belgium.
- 9 Departures Sailing from July through December 2025
Other curated 14-night voyages include the Grand Danube sailing between Vilshofen, Germany and Giurgiu, Romania and Magnificent Europe sailing between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Budapest, Hungary.
Each of these extraordinary journeys can be combined with pre- or post-cruise land packages and promise an immersion into the rich history, culture and culinary delights of Europe, all while indulging in the exceptional comfort, service and culinary excellence for which AmaWaterways is renowned. Guests enjoy a choice of guided excursions, hiking and biking tours and exclusive events allowing them to fully engage in each city’s traditions, complemented by generous leisure time for relaxation. With the option for cruise combinations, guests can extend their adventure, embracing the unique magic of river cruising through many regions during one trip.
Prices start at $5,999 per person, double occupancy, cruise-only including transfers between ships when necessary. See website for full details and terms and conditions.
To book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, call 1-800-626-0126 or visit AmaWaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at YouTube.com/AmaWaterways.
# # #
MEDIA NOTE: A hi-res image can be found HERE.
Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families, as well as group and charter options.