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Thursday,  June 13, 2024 9:39 PM 

AmaWaterways reveals two new ships for Magdalena voyages in Colombia

  • Cruises
  •   03-06-2023  2:17 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

AmaWaterways reveals two new ships for Magdalena voyages in Colombia
Rendering of AmaMagdalena. (AmaWaterways)
Pax Global Media

AmaWaterways has shared details on two newly-designed ships and itineraries debuting in 2024 on the Magdalena River in Colombia.

Amid growing demand for immersive cultural experiences, the luxury river cruise company is now accepting reservations for its new program into the heart of Colombia, with experiences awaiting on board the custom-built AmaMagdalena and AmaMelodia

“We are absolutely thrilled to have two beautiful ships joining our growing fleet of 26 award-winning river cruise ships and share details on the new itineraries cruising between Cartagena and Barranquilla along the Magdalena River,” said Rudi Schreiner, co-founder and president of AmaWaterways. “After visiting and falling in love with this region, we are so excited to now offer our guests the opportunity to discover Colombia’s vibrant culture, unique traditions and natural beauty.” 

Magdalena River. (Shiutterstock)

Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways, said: “Everything, from the design of our two stunning ships to the immersive curated itineraries, reflects our pioneering spirit and mission to provide our guests with top-of-the-line accommodations, warm and welcoming services, locally inspired cuisine and enriching experiences engaging with local communities along this fascinating river.”

“We are extremely grateful for our travel advisor partners and loyal guests who continue to support us and are as excited as we are to discover this new continent for river cruising,” Karst said.   

AmaMagdalena & AmaMelodia

AmaMagdalena is launching March 30, 2024, while AmaMelodia begins sailing June 19, 2024.

Prices for seven-night cruises start at C$4,841 per person based on double occupancy. 

Designed to maximize the views along the Magdalena River, the AmaMagdalena welcomes 60 guests, while the AmaMelodia, welcomes 64 guests.

The spacious amenity-filled staterooms are between 237 and 516 sq. ft and all feature AmaWaterways signature twin balcony design, with both a French balcony and an outside balcony.

In addition, guests can relax and unwind in the ship’s rejuvenating sun deck pool, enjoy a massage, or work out in the fitness room.

Two new Itineraries – Magic of Colombia and Wanders of Colombia

Starting in Spring 2024, guests will have the choice between two seven-night itineraries, Magic of Colombia and Wonders of Colombia.

Sailing between Cartagena and Barranquilla, both itineraries provide curated experiences and unforgettable excursions.

Highlights on these two itineraries include:

Uncovering the soul and spirit of the “Land of a Thousand Rhythms” at a special Carnaval celebration in Barranquilla featuring vibrant live performances reserved exclusively for AmaWaterways guests. 

Exploring the country’s most fascinating cities through historical walking tours in destinations including Mompox, a UNESCO Site preserved in colonial charm, where guests will be welcomed by an exclusive jazz performance.

Birdwatching tours will captivate guests with more than 1,900 species of birds including the Cianeguo hummingbirds and the Chauna chavaria – only found in the Colombia region. 

Visiting Palenque, historically named the first “free city” in the Americas, where guests will enjoy dancing to world renowned musical styles such as cumbia and vallenato during a Drum Rhythms and Freedom Historical tour. 

Riding an authentic paola through the town of Calamar and witnessing the natural beauty of the great Magdalena basin, which harbors many species of flora and fauna not found anywhere else on the planet.

Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Packages – Medellín, Cartagena and Panama City

While in Colombia, travellers have the opportunity to make the most of their time and extend their journey with AmaWaterways’ optional pre-cruise land packages in Medellín and Cartagena, and post-cruise land package in Panama City, Panama. 

Whether travellers arrive in Cartagena for the Wonders of Colombia itinerary or Barranquilla for the Magic of Colombia, they will be warmly welcomed by AmaWaterways’ extraordinary crew and a dedicated Cruise Manager.

Exclusive to travel advisors, details about Colombia itineraries can be found on this link to a recent Webinar Wednesday.

Travel advisors who wish to share more information about this new destination with their clients can direct them to the Sip & Sail: Experience the Magic of Colombia with AmaWaterways on its YouTube channel.  

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