Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has opened its 2023 European season with new itineraries and innovative onboard amenities on its 19 European ships. The Cruise Managers’ Kickoff Meeting, onboard AmaMagna, hosted by Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President Kristin Karst, celebrated the season’s opening. Guests are now welcome aboard AmaWaterways’ 19 award-winning ships sailing Europe’s majestic waterways. With warm and friendly service, luxurious accommodations, delicious food and wine local to the regions, and an abundance of included shore excursions, river cruising with AmaWaterways in Europe is a personalized way to experience the world’s most fascinating destinations.
AmaWaterways is known for its innovation in active river cruising. This sailing season, the company is introducing a brand-new full-sized pickleball court on the Sun Deck of AmaMagna. Tapping into the fastest-growing sport in the United States, AmaMagna is the first river cruise ship to feature a full-sized pickleball court, allowing guests to socialize and stay active while creating lifelong holiday memories.
The company offers a variety of unique and enriching activities that connect travellers to France’s rich history, culture, food, wine, and people. Travellers can look forward to specially curated excursions this season, such as exclusive wine festivals, truffle treasure hunts, and captivating city tours throughout France’s most sought-after regions. Since many of AmaWaterways’ France sailings depart on Thursdays, travellers can easily reserve combination cruises, visiting up to three different rivers during one journey, extending their adventures while exploring different regions and historical landmarks and saving 10% on consecutive cruises.
In 2023, AmaWaterways is officially debuting its history-making Seven River Journeys, taking guests through 14 countries over 45 days, the most extended and epic river cruise to date. With three dates, each itinerary will include unique experiences, exceptional amenities, seamless transfers between ships, complimentary laundry and portage, all onboard gratuities, and more than 130 complimentary shore excursions.
AmaWaterways has extended its 2023 Portugal river cruising season with 14 additional round-trip Porto sailings onboard AmaDouro. With cruises available now through the end of December, guests can experience the joys of this popular destination in the early winter season with temperate weather, fewer crowds and charming Christmas Markets, complemented by stunning landscapes and delectable food and wine-tasting experiences.
Due to an increased demand for immersive cultural experiences, AmaWaterways has added a new Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube Cruises to its roster of itineraries for 2023. This seven-night cruise sails through Austria, Hungary and Slovakia to the music of Mozart, Strauss, and other iconic musicians giving guests once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to embrace the rich history of classical music and legendary composers in the region.
In 2023, AmaWaterways is offering travellers short on time a new opportunity to explore the Danube with its five-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube itinerary. Guests will explore three of Europe’s most spectacular capital cities – Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria – with a choice of included daily excursions such as hilltop hikes, bike tours, and tastings of local delights.
With these new itineraries and innovative onboard amenities, AmaWaterways is committed to providing unforgettable travel experiences on its luxury river cruise line. To reserve an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact your professional travel advisor.
WRITTEN BY: DON POWER