Luxury River Cruise Line Provides Another Opportunity for Guests to Explore 14 European Countries Over 46 Nights, Citing Overwhelming Demand for Its Innovative Seven River Journey Series
CALABASAS, CA – (August 16, 2021) – AmaWaterways, the innovative river cruise line that earlier this year introduced the longest-ever river cruise itinerary, Seven River Journey Through Europe, has launched a third Seven River Journey for Autumn 2023.Taking guests through 14 distinctive countries over 47 days, the Autumn sailing will take place during many regions’ wine harvest and colorful fall foliage. Based on the overwhelming popularity of the Spring and Summer Editions, AmaWaterways is providing yet another opportunity for guests to experience an unforgettable extended vacation during the spectacular fall foliage period in Europe. Embarking August 24, 2023 from Paris, France and returning October 9, 2023 to Giurgiu, Romania, guests can relax and experience the best that Europe has to offer leaving all the details to AmaWaterways. Cruise fares start at $26,999 per guest*.
“Our Seven River Journeys have generated such an amazing response from our guests, and we are delighted to offer yet another opportunity for travelers to immerse themselves in the beautiful regions of Europe during one of my favorite times of year, the delightful autumn season,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “From exploring fairytale castles and storybook villages enveloped in brilliant fall colors to enjoying seasonal wines and the autumn apple harvest, Seven River Journey – Autumn Edition takes place during the perfect time of year for guests to spend extended time in some of Europe’s most-sought after destinations.”
Sailing on board three award-winning ships celebrated for their high safety and environmental standards, guests who reserve their spot on Seven River Journey – Autumn Edition will revel in the top-notch amenities, exceptional cuisine and attentive service that AmaWaterways is known for, along with new experiences that will surprise and delight. Guests embark from Paris on AmaLyra to sail along the Seine River, before transferring to AmaCerto in Amsterdam to experience the beautiful sites along the Scheldt, Maas, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Their epic journey concludes with two weeks on board AmaVerde sailing the full length of the Danube. Experiences to be had along the journey include:
- Days 1-6 (AmaLyra): France – Guests can cruise along the relaxing Normandy countryside between Paris and Le Havre just before the autumn apple harvest, admiring scenic views and discovering historic sites. A full-day excursion to the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy will deliver culinary delights ranging from apple cider to the French aperitif Pommeau, and a biking tour through the charming town of Les Andelys will provide beautiful views as the season begins to change.
- Days 6-32 (AmaCerto): Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland – A variety of surprises await guests as they visit these breathtaking countries known for their stunning fall foliage and unique cultural experiences. In the Netherlands, guests can stroll past traditional canals and charming house boats while tasting Dutch specialties. A visit to the medieval town of Bruges is not to be missed, plus plenty of hiking or biking through beautiful vineyards are also on the itinerary. Exclusive to this journey, guests will be treated to a crémant-tasting in the charming French village of Obernai with its ancient market square and baroque 16th-century town hall.
- Days 33-47 (AmaVerde): Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania – During the final leg of the journey, guests will be treated to exclusive experiences and enjoyable tours including an Oktoberfest celebration with music and beer just for AmaWaterways guests, a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets and a visit to the Szekszárd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary.
Seven River Journey – Autumn Edition will include all the signature aspects of an unforgettable AmaWaterways river cruise, including fine dining and hand-selected wines at every meal in multiple onboard venues, a Wellness Host offering a variety of activities, and a choice of land excursions for every type of traveler. It will also feature seamless transfers between the three ships, complimentary laundry and portage service, all gratuities on board and during shore excursions, and a dedicated Cruise Manager that will personally guide guests throughout the entirety of their journey.
Travelers who wish to be a part of this unparalleled sailing are invited to contact their travel advisor or visit AmaWaterways.com/SevenRiverJourney for complete itinerary details.
To book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact your preferred Travel Advisor, visit AmaWaterways.com or call 1.800.626.0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at YouTube.com/AmaWaterways.
*USD per person in double occupancy Cat. E, plus port charges
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A family-owned company celebrating 19 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 25 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône (2021), Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong, Africa’s Chobe River and Egypt’s Nile River (2021). 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 traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty 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. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.
With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s 2019 Editor’s Pick Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best for Active Cruisers,” 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.”
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