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AmaWaterways Ships to Move to France to Meet Increased Demand

AmaWaterways today released new photos of the award-winning AmaKristina and AmaDante on their ocean journey from The Netherlands to France. Once repositioned on the Rhône and the Seine rivers respectively, the ships will be ready to welcome guests when river cruising resumes in Spring 2021. The elegantly appointed river cruise ships have been repositioned in response to the heightened demand for itineraries that reflect the rich culture, renowned culinary experiences and remarkable history of the Normandy, Brittany and Burgundy regions of France.

This year, AmaKristina completed a four-month series of charter cruises on the Rhine successfully putting in place enhanced health and safety protocols to safeguard guests and crew. With this limited 2020 program, AmaWaterways became the first U.S-based river cruise line to resume sailing in Europe, cementing its place as an industry pioneer. Rhine cruises on board AmaKristina permitted the luxury river cruise line to gain invaluable experience sailing with protocols in 2020 and once travel restrictions are lifted, all ships and crews will be ready to offer guests peace of mind during their unforgettable river cruise experience.

AmaDante joins her three sisterships in France while AmaKristina will be the first 443 ft ship with signature twin-balcony staterooms to sail on French rivers. Taking over the popular Colors of Province itinerary, AmaKristina will sailing the Rhône between Lyon and Avignon permitting AmaCello to travel a new itinerary on the Saône into the renowned wine growing area of Burgundy. The following are the new-for-2021 French itineraries and land programs:

  • Impressions of the Seine & Paris a perfect itinerary for those looking to sail at a more leisurely pace between Paris and Le Havre. The journey meanders through the best of Northern France with many overnight visits to idyllic towns, fairytale castles, beautiful gardens and sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters.
    -Pre- and post-cruise land options: Two nights in Paris; three nights in St. Malo with a visit to the magical island monastery of Mont St. Michel; one night in Paris.
  • Essence of Burgundy & Provence sailing between Chalon-sur-Saône and Arles embraces the romance, cuisine and fine arts of France with visits to romantic cities and artistic epicenters, along with experiences such as learning to cook French food in Valence at a culinary school.
    -Pre- and post-cruise land options: Three nights in Geneva, Switzerland; three in nights in Barcelona, Spain

With proven experience in safeguarding the health of guests and crew, and new itineraries in France and Egypt, AmaWaterways is uniquely positioned to welcome travelers craving immersive and exclusive experiences for 2021 and beyond.

Iuliia Tore