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Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Discover Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Your ship, the AmaLucia, sister ship to the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant 156-passenger AmaLucia will be a warm, inviting ship offering plenty of space for guests to unwind when she debuts in 2021.

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Award Winning AmaWaterways

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 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards for “Best River Cruise Line,” “Best River Cruise Line for Active Cruisers,” and “Best New River Cruise Ship – AmaMagna,” TIME magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” designation for AmaMagna in 2019 and USA Today’s 10Best Award for “Best River Cruise Ship – AmaMagna” in 2020. In addition, 18 European ships were recognized with Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance in 2020.

“AmaWaterways spends considerable more on high-quality food ingredients and wine and hotel crew service training than any other river cruise company.” – Douglas Ward, Berlitz River Cruising Europe

Now is the perfect time to start planning your 2022 vacation!

  • Call for Cabin Availability & Pricing 2022 PRICING (based on double occupancy)*
    Cruise Only From (category E) depending on date selected from$4,199 **
     Additional 2 nights Amsterdam from $750
     Additional 2 nights Lucerne & 2-nights Zurich from $1,600
    Port charges$210
    Travel ProtectionCall for quote
    Deposit$400
    Final balance dueJune 24, 2022
    SAVE $250Booking discount for this date – cabins limited.
    $100 Privilege Rewards Past AMA guest discount (if applicable).
    * Call for single supplement; some cruises may waive single supplement.
    ** Cruise price and airfare depends on cabin selection & departure date selected; air pricing available approximately 11 months prior to departure.

     

    Cancellation policy: if insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges will be assessed as follows: cancellation charges are per-person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:
    (i) more than 121 days before departure: $200 loss of deposit;
    (ii) 120-90 days before departure: $400 loss of deposit;
    (iii) 89-60 days before departure: 35% of cruise or cruise tour price;
    (iv) 59-30 days before departure: 50% of cruise or cruise tour price;
    (v) 29-07 days before departure: 80% of cruise or cruise tour price;
    (vi) 6 days or less before departure: 100% of cruise or cruise tour price.
    Cancellation charges also apply to air deposit and additional charges for upgrades, transfers and other pre-purchased services. Protection plan premiums are non-refundable. Additional cancellation fees apply for air tickets. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise or cruise/tour.  See detailed Terms & Conditions with your booking confirmation.
    A valid passport is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date
    • Operated by AmaWaterways
    • Home pick-up/return Indy metro area; call for air quote
    • Airport transfers if you book air with AmaWaterways
    • Prices are per person, double occupancy, and are subject to availability.
    • Call for pre/post-trip hotel
    • 7-night deluxe cruise, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel with spacious outside staterooms.
    • Daily sightseeing program as outlined in the Itinerary
    • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise.
    • Optional: 2 nights pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Amsterdam including daily buffet breakfast; 2-nights post-cruise nights Lucerne including daily buffet breakfast and 2 nights hotel accommodation in Zurich including daily buffet breakfast
    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
    • Special Cruise Highlights include lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music.
    • Use of bicycles to explore on you own and guided bicycle tours
    • Complimentary WI-Fi access on board
    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • All English Language onboard in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
    • Transfer from Basel to Lucerne
    • Services of Professional Cruise Director
    • Interlude escort with 10 or more guests
    • All local taxes for inclusions
  • ITINERARY

    7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH OPTIONAL 2-NIGHTS AMSTERDAM PRE-CRUISE AND
    2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE

    Day 0 –  DEPART USA (overnight flight)
    Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam (IFM)

    OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE: 2-Nights Amsterdam available

    7-NIGHT CRUISE

    Day 1 – AMSTERDAM. Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Captivating Rhine cruise. (D)

    Day 2 – AMSTERDAM. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

    Special for 2022: Journey into the Netherlands for an included experience, Floriade 2022 – a rare horticultural exhibition that only happens every 10 years. While in Almere, right outside of Amsterdam, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the flourishing gardens, explore the innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, and learn what a green future could look like.

    Day 3 – COLOGNE. Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO­designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, plus see other local sights. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – RHINE GORGE ­ RÜDESHEIM. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO­designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards. Or drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self­-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 – LUDWIGSHAFEN. Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th­century, 49,000­gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or join a guided bike tour along the shores of the river Neckar and enjoy a cycling break to explore the picturesqu medieval town of Ladenburg. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 – STRASBOURG. Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 – BREISACH. Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, head to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside, or hike in the Black Forest*, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)

    *Please Note: Black Forest Hike is weather dependent and may only operate at certain times of year. Please refer to your final documents for details.

    Day 8 – BASEL. After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

    OPTIONAL POST NIGHTS: 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Zurich available

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