AmaWaterways has opened reservations for its 2021 sailings, with incentives for those who book early. Highlights for the year will include a new ship, four new itineraries and new pre- and post-cruise land programs in some of Europe’s most sought-after destinations.
“We couldn’t be more excited to unveil all of the new offerings we have for 2021,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “France is in the spotlight and as godmother ofAmaKristina, I am thrilled to see her moving over to the Rhône to joinAmaCellowhich will take on a new itinerary exploring both the Burgundy and Provence regions. We have also added more lower Danube cruises and new land programs to Geneva and Lake Como – all designed to please our loyal repeat guests and attract discerning travellers looking for unique experiences!”
AmaLucia Launching March 2021 & Five Ships Repositioning
Joining AmaWaterways’ European fleet, the new 156-passengerAmaLucia, sister ship toAmaSiena(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,AmaLuciabegins her journey 16MAR, 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 announced the repositioning of three ships – besides the award-winningAmaKristina moving to the Rhône,AmaDantewill joinAmaLyraon the Seine andAmaCellowill sail a new itinerary on both the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lastly,AmaBellaandAmaVerdewill rejoin AmaWaterways’ European fleet sailing the Dutch & Belgian Waterways and the Danube.
Four New European Itineraries Plus Pre- & Post- Land Programs
In 2021, AmaWaterways will debut four new seven-night cruise itineraries – all complemented by pre- or post-cruise land programs:
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 & Provencesailing on boardAmaCellofrom Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles (or reverse) will visit romantic cities and artistic epicentres, along with offering experiences such as learning to cook French food in Valence at a culinary school.
Land options: Pre-cruise: Three nights in Geneva, Switzerland / Post-cruise: Three in nights in Barcelona, Spain.
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alpssailing on boardAmaMoraandAmaSerenafrom 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 & Belgiumsailing 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 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 savor tastings of Veuve Clicquot and Moet et Chandon. This will be available as an add-on to Europe’s Rivers & Castles, Rhine & Moselle Splendors and Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle itineraries.
Added Rewards for Early Bookings
Guests booking by 30APR, 2020 will receive 5% cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites (excluding Holiday Cruises), plus free pre-paid gratuities for all 2021 Mekong and Europe cruises and up to CA$1,800 savings per stateroom on select departures.
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