Holiday Jazz Cruise Featuring Jazz Trumpeter Rick Braun

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.

Overview Magical Christmas Markets
CRUISE YEAR
CRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to Vienna
Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas markets come alive. A winter wonderland awaits at Prague’s Christmas markets brightly decorated with wooden huts stocked with handicrafts and delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Get caught up in the magic of Salzburg’s Christmas markets at both Hellbrunn Palace and at Christkindlmarkt, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral, which is a feast for the senses, from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights, to the sights and sounds of holiday performances, to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. And while in Vienna, visit enchanting Christmas markets from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s charming Maria Theresa markets.
COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany
RIVERS: Danube

Magical Christmas Markets At A Glance

Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas Markets come alive. A winter wonderland awaits at Prague’s Christmas Markets brightly decorated with wooden huts stocked with handicrafts and delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas Market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas Market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Get caught up in the magic of Salzburg’s Christmas Markets at both Hellbrunn Palace and at Christkindlmarkt, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral, which is a feast for the senses, from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights, to the sights and sounds of holiday performances, to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. And while in Vienna, visit four of the city’s most enchanting Christmas Markets from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s largest, Rathaus Christmas Markets, with its carousel rides and light-bedecked trees and pavilions.
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Included Features Magical Christmas Markets

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
Dates & Prices Magical Christmas Markets
EMBARK December 13
7-NIGHT CRUISEViennaNuremberg
Save C$1200 Per Stateroom
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 2 NIGHTS VIENNA PRE-CRUISE, 3-NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
Category E
Fixed Windows
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category D
Fixed Windows
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$353 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category C
French Balcony
Violin & Cello Deck
170 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$1,061 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin & Cello Deck
Category BB
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$1,651 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category BA
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$1,887 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category AB
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$2,123 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category AA
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$2,359 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category AA+
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
290 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$3,067 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Suite
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
300 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$3,893 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Notes:
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ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise price)C$215 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price.

Single Supplement for LandC$600 per person.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Itinerary ChangePlease note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person for cruise only, include port fees and are based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

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