Take advantage of a growing travel trend with these AmaWaterways river cruises

Some rising trends in travel are longer vacations, making the most of international airfare and spending more time in destinations. With this in mind, award-winning AmaWaterways is giving your clients more opportunities to take advantage of extended travel with their 10-, 11- and 14-night river cruise journeys.

On these river cruises – just as they would on all AmaWaterways itineraries – your clients will savor regionally inspired cuisine and explore enchanting destinations through a variety of included excursions from walking tours at three unique activity levels to guided hikes and bike rides. Throughout their river cruise, they will be cared for by AmaWaterways’ extraordinary crew and dedicated Cruise Manager – all at an incredible value.

All-New Grand River Cruises in France

On AmaWaterways’ new 14-night Grand River Cruises through France, launching in 2025, your clients will start their journey in Paris, the iconic “City of Lights,” before traversing the Seine River toward Normandy and its historic landscapes. Here, they can experience history on the D-Day landing beaches, and indulge in the region’s renowned culinary delights, including the delicious Calvados apple brandy.

On the Grand Seine & Rhône itinerary, guests will be transported to Dijon and continue their cruise on the Rhône and Saône rivers. Along the way, your clients can visit a traditional truffle farm or explore the cities along the river on two wheels on one of several biking tours – perfect for active travellers and families looking to spend quality time together.

After your clients’ time along the Seine River on their Grand Seine & Bordeaux river cruise, they will be welcomed to the beautiful city of Bordeaux, where they will embark on the stunning AmaDolce. They can also immerse themselves in a spectacular wine festival while in Bourg – a unique event exclusively available for AmaWaterways guests!

With an included train transfer, luggage service and dedicated Cruise Managers guiding the journey, you don’t have to worry about your clients’ transportation to and from their ship or juggling hotel reservations between their embarkation and departure dates – you can relax knowing that AmaWaterways is taking good care of your guests.

More Opportunities along the Rhine

Along with the new Grand River Cruises through France, your clients can unearth hidden gems in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, and Switzerland when they embark on AmaWaterways’ new 14-night Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals itinerary! During their extended time in Amsterdam, they can take in the works of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh on an included tour inside the breathtaking Rijksmuseum. They will glide through the Rhine Gorge, witnessing the splendor of more than 40 castles along the riverbanks, complementing the castles they can tour during their time in the Netherlands and Belgium.

For those interested in taking more time to experience the picturesque Moselle River on their cruise, your clients can also savor AmaWaterways’ 10-night Rhine & Moselle Delights and 11-night Rhine & Moselle Fairytales itineraries. On their journey, they will experience both the upper and lower stretches of the Rhine River, bookending their cruise through the scenic Moselle River Valley.

More Time to Enjoy Onboard Amenities

Extended river cruises give your clients more time to indulge in AmaWaterways’ signature amenities. Within the line’s innovative twin-balcony staterooms, they will have more time to sit out on their full balcony and watch the ever-changing views. They can experience more complimentary host-led wellness activities, from sunrise stretching classes to afternoon line dancing. After a 7-night river cruise, many guests are hesitant to return home to cook their own meals; on these longer journeys, there is more time to savor the exquisite locally sourced cuisine, where much of the produce, herbs and spices are sourced from small farms along the ship’s route. On longer cruises, guests may also enjoy more complimentary cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks during the daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour, more nightly entertainment such as local musicians and folkloric dancers. They may even find more time to treat themselves to a massage.

Extending Their Journey with Optional Land Packages

For those who wish to extend their river cruise and explore more on land, your clients can enhance their AmaWaterways’ river journey with the line’s optional pre- and post-cruise land packages, allowing them extra time to relax, get to know their Cruise Manager, and explore iconic destinations before embarking on their river cruise or after the cruise concludes. Every AmaWaterways land package includes overnight stays at a luxurious hotel in the heart of the city, daily breakfast, guided excursions and transfers between their hotel and river cruise ship. Best of all, you will enjoy a lucrative 12% commission rate on the cost of your client’s land package!

With a commitment to excellence and a passion for creating unforgettable memories, AmaWaterways invites your clients to embark on these longer river cruises and create meaningful connections as they take the time to immerse themselves in the culture and beauty along the rivers of Europe.

To learn more about these longer river cruises and how to market them to potential clients, visit AmaWaterways’ Travel Agent Portal at www.AmaWaterways.ca/agent-home!

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