Join AmaWaterways on December 13, 2019 for a swingin’ Magical Christmas Markets cruise!
Discover the magic of the season with AmaWaterways aboard AmaSonata during a special holiday jazz cruise featuring smooth jazz trumpeter and producer Rick Braun! Enjoy four exclusive Rick Braun Unplugged performances as you sail for 7 nights along the Danube River from Vienna, Austria to Nuremberg, Germany, exploring Europe’s spectacular Christmas markets at the most festive time of year.
Admire colorful handicrafts, like Nuremberg’s iconic “plum people,” and taste local delicacies from spicy sausages with mustard to sweet lebkuchen (gingerbread) and hot mulled wine. Plus, gaze up at illuminated town squares beneath glorious architecture, like Regensburg’s Thurn and Taxis Castle. And on board, the smooth sounds of jazz combined with cheerful holiday décor and the warmth of our extraordinary crew will make this a most unforgettable river cruise experience!
Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year and nearly 20 years into his solo career, Rick Braun has done just about everything, from backing the likes of Rod Stewart and Sade, to stepping out into the spotlight as a vocalist and a master of the trumpet and flugelhorn. Rick’s jazz trumpet playing heroes include Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard as well as Chet Baker and Clifford Brown. And his first inspiration was trumpeter Herb Alpert, leader of the Tijuana Brass. Rick has released several albums and is currently working on a new solo recording that you might get a sneak listen to on this cruise!
Please note: due to high demand for this special sailing, there is limited stateroom availability.