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From Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sat, Jun 12, 2021
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Departure
Jun 12, 2021
Arrival
Jun 19, 2021

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Black Friday Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

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Black Friday Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

Black Friday Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

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During our Black Friday Sale you will receive an additional $100 off per person in combination with our up to $1500 off promotion we currently have going on. Don't miss this deal, it ends soon!
Combinable with most other promotions.
Must Book By Sun, Dec 06, 2020
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Valid only on new FIT bookings made November 23 – December 6, 2020. Receive $100 per person savings on all 2021 & 2022 sailings in Europe and Asia (Excluding: Portugal and Christmas Market/New Year’s cruises). Not applicable to Group bookings. Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Combinable with other promotions. Combinable with Consortia Block and Amenity Programs. Additional restrictions apply.

25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

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25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

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Enjoy 25% single supplements on Europe and Asia sailings or 25% single supplements on Balcony staterooms on select 2021 sailings. (Contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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25% Single Supplement: A supplement equal to 25% of the full per person cruise fare will be assessed in addition to the cost of a single per person fare. 25% Single Supplement is not available on AmaMagna and is not combinable with any other offer. Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to 2021 Europe and Asia sailings with a current offer and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Offer is applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made between October 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and is combinable with Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit programs. 25% Single Supplement is also available on all sailings, applicable to Category E and D (Europe) and Category C (Asia). 25% Single Supplement offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $1500 on select 2021 river cruises. Amount varies by sailing date and not all dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a E category stateroom for Europe, BB (AB category for AmaMagna) for Holiday Cruises, and category C for Egypt, unless stated otherwise. Discount is not combinable with FREE AIR or COMPANION AIR offer. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from October 1 – December 31, 2020. Up to $1,500 Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and varies by itinerary and sailing date. Complimentary upgrades for Holiday cruises are applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna). Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. 25% Single Supplement Savings applicable to select 2021 Europe and Asia sailings with a current retail offer and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any Solo Travelers booked with 25% Single Supplement, or any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately December 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. Free Air promotion: for applicable gateways, offer details and complete terms and conditions, visit our website. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

Mention Promo Code: PT2711
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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Jun 12, 2021
    EMBARKATION ''' BASEL, SWITZERLAND. Embark the ship. Tonight, gather on board and meet your fellow passengers. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    BREISACH, GERMANY. Breisach is your gateway toseveral different excursions, depending on your interests.Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatiantown of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it didin the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historicarchitecture as well as famous sights, such as the DolderGate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, foundedin 1120 and home to the Freiburg'''s M''nster, a Gothiccathedral said to have '''the most beautiful spire on earth.'''Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle throughthe scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest,a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Jun 14, 2021
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l'''Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la R''publique. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage '''La Petite France''' district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cath''drale de N''tre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l'''Orangerie. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Jun 15, 2021
    LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY ''' R''DESHEIM. Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany'''s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher's Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany'''s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe'''a UNESCO World Heritage Site'''and the medieval Altp''rtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to R''desheim where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Jun 16, 2021
    R''DESHEIM ''' RHINE GORGE. Your exploration of R''desheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you'''ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Jun 17, 2021
    COLOGNE. Home to one of Germany'''s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000 year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings'''the Magi''' are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste K''lsch beer and Reibekuchen'''potato pancakes served with apple sauce. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Jun 18, 2021
    AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. For a different view of the city, you can join the Jordaan tour. (B,L,D)*Depending on docking location, Jordaan Tour may not operate; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Jun 19, 2021
    AMSTERDAM ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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Inclusions

  • 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 Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs 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
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Barbizon Palace or Grand Hotel Kransnapolsky Hotels (or similar)
  • 3 nights hotel in Como at the Hilton Lake Como (or similar)
  • Daily breakfast
  • City tours and excursions
  • Portage service
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land program; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 15 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

we traveled with another river cruise line several years ago and much prefer ama waterways.

Our cruise was excellent. A perfect choice for us.

This trip with AMAWaterways was beyond outstanding from start to finish. The ship, crew, meals, and excursions were all excellent and exceeded my expectations. I loved it.

We were very well pleased with AmaWaterways, so much so that we made a deposit on a future trip with them. The ship was beautifully decorated for the Christmas market cruise. The tour manager and the ship's crew were highly professional and friendly. There were daily activities both off and on the ship to keep us entertained. The food and drink were wonderful. The itinerary was exactly as described.

AMA Waterways is indeed a first class operator. The shipboard staff were consistantly very helpful and courteous. The food was outstanding, plentiful and with many alternative dishes. Everything was very clean. The activities for the ports/cities visited were well planned with alternatives depending on whether one wanted a routine walking tour, agressive tour or biking tours. We enjoyed concerts, local entertainment, and scenic tours with local guides that were very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We cannot say enough about the experience on the AMA Waterways ship. Every situation was anticipated and accommodated. We look forward to the oppportunity to take another cruise on AMA Waterways.

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