Save $1,180 per person on a 7-night river cruise from Arles to Lyon plus 3-night post-cruise land package in Paris, France

Special introductory package price: $4,899 per person, based on double occupancy.

We are delighted to announce our first ever “Soulful Epicurean Experience.” Join AmaWaterways aboard the award-winning AmaKristina in Arles as we sail through the South of France along the Rhône River to Lyon. Explore the cultural history of Marseille, delight in live performances on board and on shore and conclude your journey in Paris, where many Black artists, writers and entertainers made their mark. Enjoy a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, such as guided tours showcasing jazz, food and wine, all while shining a light on Black heritage.

What's Included in Your River Cruise and Land Package:

  • 7-night river cruise in an elegantly appointed riverview stateroom
  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Daily Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as guided hikes, bike rides and tasting tours
  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi
  • Transfer from the ship to your hotel in Paris via TGV high-speed train
  • A 3-night stay at the Le Meridien Etoile hotel in Paris* with daily breakfast
  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

Exclusive Excursion Highlight:

Black History of Paris Tour

Discover centuries worth of Black history as you venture to several sites in and around Paris during this exclusive full-day tour. You will see the iconic Arc de Triomphe and the Monument to the Abolition of Slavery as your guide shares the history of the Code noir, a decree passed by King Louis XIV in 1685 defining the conditions of slavery. From there, you will drive past Montmartre, learning about the cabarets and famous jazz musicians who made their mark here before walking through the African district, renowned for its African food and street vendors, and visiting Little Africa, a gallery space and cultural initiative in La Goutte d’or district. Your full-day tour also includes a panoramic tour of the left bank of Paris, the Latin Quarter and Pantheon Square, where renowned US-born Black entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was inducted in November 2021.


Additional experiences exclusive to this sailing are being curated and will be announced soon.

Date Destination Activities
Day 2 Arles Marseille Full-Day Black Heritage Tour
Avignon Evening cruise to illuminated Pont d'Avignon
Day 3 Avignon Morning walking tour and Papal Palace
⠀⠀OR Blanchet Foundation tour
⠀⠀OR Avignon bike tour
Afternoon Walking tour and Papal Palace
⠀⠀OR Blanchet Foundation tour
Day 4 Viviers Grignan Truffle Farm
Tournon Evening Red Wine and Chocolate
Day 5 Tournon Steam train ride
⠀⠀OR Hermitage hike and wine tasting
Vienne Evening onboard jazz and wine experience
Day 6 Vienne Jazz & wine experience
⠀⠀OR Mount Pipet hike
⠀⠀OR ViaRhôna bike tour
Day 7 Lyon Exclusive Lyon tasting tour
Beaujolais excursion
TGV transfer to Paris
Paris Check into your hotel
Day 9 Paris Exclusive Josephine Baker excursion
Day 10 Paris "Black History of Paris" tour
Day 11 Paris Return flight home


This 156-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, complimentary Wi-Fi on board and more.



The destinations we visit along French waterways each offer their own unique history, traditions, local delicacies and enriching experiences. Get inspired for your future river cruise by reading the stories below.

Mouthwatering bites (or full-on meals)...
What led sports scientist Crystal A. to join us at the Heart of the River?
The history, allure and flavor of the culinary world's "Black Diamonds"

Reserve your next River Cruise with Peace of Mind:

Ask your Travel Advisor about our new Travel Waiver Plus or call us at 1.800.626.0126.

*Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD, based on double occupancy, in a Category E stateroom. Introductory rate of $4,499 per person is applicable to new reservations made by September 30, 2022. The rate will increase to $4,899 per person on October 1, 2022. Paris hotel may change based on availability. Solo travelers in a double occupancy must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any eligible discounts. Upgrades, port charges, airfares, optional land programs, visas and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information and terms & conditions, please contact your Travel Advisor. AmaWaterways reserves the right to revise any errors on the flyer. Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change at any time without notice. CST#2065452-20. V22JUN13SI