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AmaWaterways has announced an early start to its 2024 Europe season after a “record level of reservations” last month in January.
“We are excited to see the demand for river cruising coming back so strong and are delighted to share that we will be launching our 2024 season in Europe with special cruises on the Rhine and Danube rivers starting February 11, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy Europe during the month of love,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, on Monday (Feb. 27).
“The end of winter is one of the most exquisite times to visit Europe. Airfares are lower and with fewer tourists, there is more space to truly embrace the magic of these regions that feature great museums and art galleries plus winter carnivals celebrated in many parts of Germany.”
Magna on the Danube
On Feb. 11, 2024, AmaMagna will set sail for seven nights along the Danube River through the heart of the continent, cruising from Budapest, Hungary to Vilshofen, Germany as part of the Magna on the Danube itinerary.
Guests can look forward to epicurean experiences with AmaMagna’s four restaurants as well as tasty events on shore like an apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz.
In addition, travellers celebrating the month of love will enjoy exploring less crowded cities and the opportunities to sneak away to Budapest’s thermal spas or Vienna’s ice-skating rinks.
Travellers also have the opportunity to extend their river cruise experience with pre or post-cruise land packages in Budapest or Prague fully escorted by AmaWaterways’ cruise managers.
Meanwhile, the Captivating Rhine and Enchanting Rhine itineraries will sail between Amsterdam and Basel starting Feb. 11, 2024 on board AmaLucia.
Throughout the voyage from Amsterdam’s canals to the Swiss Alps, guests will be enamored by views of vineyard-clad hills, charming fabled towns and local flavours such as Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer.
Both itineraries allow guests to extend their journeys through pre and post-cruise land packages in Lake Lucerne, Zurich and Amsterdam.
“We introduced our first-ever Christmas Market River Cruises over 15 years ago and many had their doubts about Europe being an attractive winter river cruising destination for North Americans. However, our holiday itineraries have become some of our most sought out experiences,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.
“As a leading innovator in the river cruise industry, we are proud to offer travellers unexpected opportunities to fully immerse themselves in a destination and next February, we are pleased to present the chance to experience Europe in yet another unique way.”
With the extended 2024 season, travel advisors have additional opportunities to boost their earnings and when reserved by March 31, 2023, clients can take advantage of Early Booking Rewards with five per cent cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites on select 2024 Europe, Asia and Egypt sailings.
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