New State-of-the-Art Ship, Four New Itineraries & New Land Programmes
Luxury river cruise line, AmaWaterways, has today announced that its 2021 programme is now on sale and includes a new state-of-the-art ship, four new itineraries and new pre- and post-cruise land programmes in some of Europe’s most sought-after destinations.
“We are thrilled to unveil our 2021 offerings which will showcase both fantastic new destinations and our award-winning fleet” said Managing Director, Stuart Perl. “France is a huge focus with AmaKristina moving over to the Rhône to join AmaCello who will embark on a new itinerary exploring both the Burgundy and Provence regions. High demand on the lower Danube has seen us add more departures and we have introduced new land programmes to Geneva and Lake Como, which will delight our loyal repeat guests and attract discerning travellers looking for unique experiences!”
AmaLucia Launching March 2021 and Five Ships Repositioning
Joining AmaWaterways’ flourishing European fleet, the new 156-passenger AmaLucia, sister ship to AmaSiena (2020), will feature signature twin balconies, connecting staterooms and multiple dining venues including The Chef’s Table, among other luxurious amenities. Celebrating spring in the Netherlands and Belgium, AmaLucia begins her journey March 16, 2021 sailing a series of Tulip Time cruises before setting sail on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers.
In response to the growing demand for more French itineraries, AmaWaterways has also announced the repositioning of three ships – besides the award-winning AmaKristina moving to the Rhône, AmaDante will join AmaLyra on the Seine and AmaCello will sail a new itinerary on both the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lastly, AmaBella and AmaVerde will rejoin AmaWaterways’ European fleet sailing the Dutch & Belgian Waterways and the Danube.
Four New European Itineraries Plus New Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Programmes
In 2021, AmaWaterways will debut four new seven-night cruise itineraries – all complemented by pre- or post-cruise land programmes:
- Impressions of the Seine & Paris sailing on board AmaDante from Paris to Le Havre (or reverse) will take guests through the best of Northern France including idyllic towns, beautiful gardens and Normandy’s historical hubs.
- Land options: Pre-cruise: Two nights in Paris / Post-cruise: Three nights in St. Malo with a visit to the magical island monastery of Mont St. Michel and one night in Paris, France
- Essence of Burgundy & Provence sailing on board AmaCello from Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles (or reverse) is sure to awaken all of guests’ senses with visits to romantic cities and artistic epicentres, along with experiences such as learning to cook French food at a culinary school in Valence.
- Land options: Pre-cruise: Three nights in Geneva, Switzerland / Post-cruise: Three in nights in Barcelona, Spain
- Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps sailing on board AmaMora and AmaSerena from Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) will enchant guests with vineyard-clad hills, charming villages and castles strung like pearls along the banks of the Rhine river.
- Land options: Pre-cruise: Two nights in Amsterdam, Netherlands / Post-cruise: Three nights in Lake Como, Italy
- Best of Holland & Belgium sailing on board the AmaSerena round-trip from Amsterdam will provide history buffs with a close-up look at the region’s rich historical past with visits to Utrecht and Dordrecht, Holland’s oldest city.
- Land options: Pre and Post-cruise: Two nights in Amsterdam, Netherlands
In addition, AmaWaterways will further enhance its pre- and post-cruise experiences with a new land extension in the Champagne region of France where guests can visit acclaimed vineyards and savour tastings of Veuve Clicquot and Moet et Chandon. This land programme will be available as an add-on to Europe’s Rivers & Castles, Rhine & Moselle Splendours and Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle itineraries.
Prices for the 2021 programme start from £1,458 per person for a seven night Colours of Provence cruise from Lyon to Avignon onboard AmaKristina (category E stateroom), departing on 16 December 2021. The price includes flights and transfers.
Seven night cruises on AmaLucia currently start from £1,535 per person for the Rhine and Moselle Splendours cruise from Luxembourg to Basel, departing on 16 November 2021(category E stateroom) including flights and transfers.
All AmaWaterways cruises include full board, wine, beer and soft drinks with meals, a choice of excursions & unlimited wifi.
Prices are subject to availability and correct at time of issue.
For more information on AmaWaterways visit amawaterways.co.uk, call tel: 0800 320 2336 or visit your local travel agent.
A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 24 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveller; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising.
With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honours and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers”, and the inclusion of AmaMagna in the 2019 TIME Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places.”