CALABASAS — AmaWaterways has announced a second Seven River Journey following the “overwhelming” response to its first.
The new 45-night ‘Seven River Journey – Spring’ itinerary will depart on April 20, 2023 from Avignon, France onboard the AmaKristina and will take guests through 14 countries, sailing on three ships in total.
According to Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, the launch of the second itinerary was in response to the “international attention” the company’s first-ever ‘Seven River Journey Through Europe’ garnered from travel agents and guests. That 46-night journey, which was first announced last month, will be limited to 144 guests and depart in June.
“Our first ‘Seven River Journey – Summer’ received such a positive response that I am overjoyed to provide our guests yet another incredible extended journey designed to fully immerse them in European culture and create memories that will last a lifetime. Having one Cruise Manager take care of guests throughout this entire journey ensures a seamless transition from one ship to the other and we have many unique experiences and onboard amenities planned to further enhance the immersive nature of this 45-night journey,” says Karst.
Travelweek spoke with AmaWaterways’ Chief Marketing Officer, Janet Bava, last month about the strong sales for the cruise line’s first extended river cruise.
After departing from Avignon, the new ‘Seven River Journey – Spring’ will cruise the Rhône River to Lyon, the gastronomy capital of France. Guests will then transfer over to Basel, Switzerland on the AmaCerto to explore the Dutch Waterways before enjoying the castle-studded Rhine and a scenic trip along the Moselle, Main and Main Danube Canal. After arriving in Vilshofen, Germany, they’ll embark on the last two legs of the trip onboard AmaMagna, sailing along the upper and lower Danube to Bulgari and Romania. The journey ends on June 4, 2023 in Giurgiu, Romania. Rates start at $34,761 per guest, double occupancy, Category E, including port charges.
Adding more value to the trip is the AmaMagna, featuring unique experiences and multiple suite categories. At twice the width of regular river cruise ships, it is considered one of the most innovative ships in the industry with four restaurants, an onboard cinema, expansive Zen Wellness studio, Sun Deck with a sky bar and more.
For more information go to AmaWaterways.ca/SevenRiverJourney.