AmaWaterways has added a second multi-ship, multi-river long-duration European itinerary for 2023.
The new addition follows an “overwhelming response” to the recently released, and first-ever, Seven River Journey Through Europe scheduled for June 2023 which was “quickly filled,” the cruise line reported.
AmaWaterways said that based on the response from travel advisors and guests for the first 46-night journey, the team built the second option to meet the rising demand for “longer, more immersive travel experiences”.
Departing in spring as opposed to the original summer sold-out journey, the new date is 45-nights long.
The itinerary will depart on 20 April from Avignon, France and visit 14 countries, sailing aboard three ships including the extra-wide AmaMagna on the upper and lower Danube. Being a spring sailing it will also provide additional time in the Netherlands and Belgium to showcase the floral splendour of the regions.
It will begin aboard AmaKristina on the Rhône River, operating between Avignon and Lyon. Guests will transfer to Basel, Switzerland then board AmaCerto to explore the Dutch waterways (Scheldt and Maas rivers) before sailing the castle-studded Rhine and a scenic trip along Moselle, Main and Main Danube Canal.
In Vilshofen, Germany, guests will embark on the last two legs of the journey on board AmaMagna, sailing through majestic capitals and small villages along the upper and lower Danube and exploring the enchanting lands of Bulgaria and Romania. The voyage concludes in Giurgiu, Romania on 4 June 2023.
Prices for the 45-night Spring sailing start at US$24,999 per guest twin-share (based on category E, plus port charges).
For more details on the new departure, see amawaterways.com/sevenriverjourney
Full 2023 program unveiled
Additionally, AmaWatereways has now opened bookings for its 2023 Europe river cruise itineraries, seven months in advance of previous years.
“A record level of bookings in March further confirms the extremely strong pent-up demand for intimate river cruise vacations leading AmaWaterways to offer guests earlier than usual access to enriching experiences including new itineraries ranging from 5 to 46 nights,” the US-based company said.
Kristin Karst, Executive VP and Co-Founder of AmaWaterways said reservations for the 2022 season “are the strongest we have ever seen”.
New itineraries for 2023 include a series of 5-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube voyage from Budapest to Vienna with optional land packages in Krakow, Poland or Salzburg, Austria; and a 7-night Celebration of Classical Music: the Danube, between the same ports.
Guests who book a 2023 cruise by 30 June 2021 are offered a 5% cruise saving on balcony staterooms and suites.
For full details on the program, see amawaterways.com/early-booking-reward-2023