AmaWaterways has released its 2024 Heart of the River brochure detailing the experiences that await guests across Europe, Egypt, Asia, Colombia and Africa.
The new brochure is available to order from the AmaWaterways website in print version or download immediately in digital format.
In the year ahead, the company will continue on its innovative path forward with new ships, itineraries and land packages, including the launch of the world’s longest river cruises in Europe, Seven River Journeys, the first-ever major river cruise along the Magdalena River in Colombia, and the all-new culinary-themed Flavours of Burgundy itinerary.
“We have a lot in store for 2024 and are delighted to provide travel advisors and their clients with all the details they need to plan the trip of a lifetime,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “Whether novice or veteran river cruisers, our 2024 sailing season truly has something for everyone, from the history and culture of Europe to the unexplored splendour of Colombia.”
Cruising in Colombia with two new Ships
As the first-ever major river cruise line to sail along the Magdalena River in 2024, AmaWaterways is offering guests the choice between two seven-night itineraries, Magic of Colombia and Wonders of Colombia.
Sailing between Cartagena and Barranquilla, both new itineraries take travellers down the only river in the Caribbean region to experience sites and cultural traditions that have been recognized by UNESCO for their outstanding universal value.
Offering year-round departures, travellers have unlimited opportunities to uncover the soul and spirit of the “Land of a Thousand Rhythms” through unique and immersive shore excursions, live carnaval performances, local gastronomy, city tours and more – all included within the price of the cruise.
Awaiting guests in Colombia are two custom-built ships perfectly designed to enhance the experience.
Launching Spring 2024, AmaMagdalena boasts only 30 staterooms while sistership AmaMelodia, offers 32 staterooms.
Travellers can look forward to being warmly welcomed onboard the two ships, where they will find spacious 237 sq. ft. twin balcony staterooms, a heated pool, a fitness room, a nail salon and a new al fresco dining experience, on top of the luxurious amenities AmaWaterways is known for.
To make the most of guests' time in Colombia, AmaWaterways invites travellers to extend their journey with optional pre-cruise land packages in Medellín and Cartagena, and a post-cruise land package in Panama City, Panama.
First-Ever 49-Night Seven River journeys
After debuting the longest river cruise experience in Europe spanning 45 to 46 nights in 2023, AmaWaterways will debut an even longer Seven River Journeys itinerary that gives travellers the opportunity to explore an additional country in 2024.
These two exceptional 49-night journeys will take travellers on an incredible voyage between the North Sea and the Black Sea.
Sailing through 15 countries across the entire European continent, guests will travel along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, through the history-making Main-Danube Canal and cruise the full length of the legendary Danube River including, for the first time, the Danube Delta region.
Also a first for the cruise line, travellers can experience this extraordinary voyage without transferring between ships, as the entire river cruise takes place on board the luxurious AmaMora.
Boasting the inclusion of unique excursions, gratuities, convenient airport transfers, complimentary laundry and luggage service as well as the accompaniment of an extraordinary AmaWaterways’ Cruise Manager throughout the 49-night journey, this experience will go beyond guests' expectations, providing the river cruise journey of a lifetime.
New Flavours of Burgundy Itinerary
AmaWaterways will also debut its all-new Flavours of Burgundy seven-night itinerary in 2024.
Sailing between the Port of Dijon and Lyon, guests will savour the palate-pleasing journey that highlights the essence of France’s Burgundy region.
Throughout this seven-night river cruise, travellers will explore Lyon’s famous Les Halles Market, pedal along the scenic Saône River, all while indulging in the region's best Mâconnais and Chalonnaise wines.
A video showcasing highlights of the Flavours of Burgundy itinerary can be found here.
The Flavours of Burgundy itinerary can be combined with pre- and post-cruise three-night land packages in Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland. In each destination, travellers can enjoy ample leisure time and exclusive excursions to immerse themselves in the local cultures.
While in Geneva, guests will enjoy a city tour through the “Peace Capital” and visit the mesmerizing Montreux and Chillon Castle. In Paris, travelers will have the opportunity to go on an evening illumination tour to discover why Paris is renowned as the “City of Light.”
To view and download AmaWaterways’ 2024 Heart of the River brochure, or order up to five complimentary copies, visit AmaWaterways’ Travel Advisor Portal.