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AmaWaterways cruising into 2020 with new itineraries, pre-/post- options

AmaWaterways cruising into 2020 with new itineraries, pre-/post- options

New itineraries and activities, plus an expanded presence for the AmaMagna, are among the highlights of AmaWaterways’ 2020 preview brochure, which was recently launched by the river cruise line.

In 2020, AmaWaterways will offer two new and enriching itineraries onboard AmaDante, including the seven-night Treasures of the Main & Rhine itinerary sailing from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. In addition, the line has added the new Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle itinerary on board AmaDante from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, to which guests can add a two-night stay in Amsterdam before embarking on a seven-night cruise through the UNESCO-designated Rhine and vineyard-clad Moselle valleys.

To meet the growing demand for the line’s popular Wine Cruises, AmaWaterways announced more than 70 hosted wine-themed cruises in 2020, two of which will be on the new Treasures of the Main & Rhine itinerary. On these special cruises, guests enjoy onboard lectures and wine tastings led by celebrated wine experts and shore excursions with engaging and curated epicurean experiences.

New AmaMagna itineraries

Only a year after her launch, AmaMagna will expand her presence to the lower Danube on four select departures. The innovative ship will cruise the seven-night Gems of Southeast Europe itinerary between Budapest, Hungary and Giurgiu, Romania through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania with stops at fascinating sites such as the ethereal Belogradchik Rocks and the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo.

AmaMagna will also sail the popular 14-night Grand Danube Cruise, between Vilshofen, Germany and Giurgui, Romania traveling to seven countries and offering scenic views through the Iron Gates between Serbia and Romania.

New pre- and post- options

Those on board the Gems of Southeast Europe and Grand Danube itineraries will now have the choice of a new three-night land extension in Istanbul, Turkey as an alternative to a four-night land extension in Bucharest and Brasov. The new extension in Istanbul takes guests through the cultural landscape highlighting the most iconic spots and the history behind the city, as well as a tour of the legendary Topkapi Palace.

On the Colors of Provence and Spain itinerary, a new three-night land extension in Nice, France will also be offered as an alternative to a three-night land extension in Barcelona. With the Nice extension, guests can explore the French Riviera, including visits to the stunning Aix-en-Provence, Monaco and Monte Carlo.

Early booking incentives

Travelers wishing to get the itinerary, ship, stateroom category, and departure date of their choice are encouraged to book their 2020 vacations now and receive savings on select cruises of up to $1,000 per stateroom, depending on the duration of the cruise. Guests can also receive savings up to $1,500 per stateroom on select European Wine Cruises. Returning guests enjoy additional savings.