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Holiday River Cruises with AmaWaterways

$2,400 Savings + Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade + $100 Onboard Credit on select holiday sailings.

Book by May 31, 2021

Holiday Cruises

Cruise through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and you’ll experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas markets.

 

Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim with whimsical handicrafts and take in the aromas of cinnamon dusted almonds and Lebkuchen gingerbread as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights.

 

In addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, AmaWaterways holiday cruise traditions help make memories you will savor forever.


ONBOARD EXPERIENCE
 

Shoes for St. Nick

On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!

 

Tree-Trimming Party

Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!

 

Christmas Cookies

A festive assortment of seasonal cookies awaits guests in their staterooms on Christmas Eve.

 

New Year's Eve Countdown

Following a jovial gala dinner, guests will have the opportunity to attend a party on board and participate in a countdown to the new year, complete with champagne for the official “cheers.”

 

Reserve now and receive triple savings on select 2022 & 2023 Holiday & Christmas Markets Sailings

- Save up to CA $2,400 per stateroom.

- Receive an onboard credit of up to $100 per stateroom.

- Complimentary stateroom upgrade.

 

PLUS Canadian Residents can take advantage of Pre-paid gratuities on select sailings.

 

Our Exclusive Bonus: When you reserve one of our specially selected AmaWaterways sailings, you can receive an additional onboard credit of up to $100 per stateroom. 

 

What's Included

• Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites.

• Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

• Complimentary fine wines, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board.

• Small guided group excursions.

 

Recommended Holiday River Cruises

Be sure to ask for fares on 2022 & 2023 Christmas Markets sailings

Christmas Markets on the Danube7 nights

Budapest to Vilshofen (or reverse)
Reserve Now for Triple Savings or 25% Single Supplement on balcony staterooms (Cat. BB or higher)!

Experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry in five countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Let iconic capital cities—Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna—decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees illuminated by thousands of lights, bells pealing from cathedral towers and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols, dazzle you. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, including Regensburg and Salzburg, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year.

Christmas Markets on the Rhine7 nights

Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse)
Reserve Now for Triple Savings or 25% Single Supplement on balcony staterooms (Cat. BB or higher)!

Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year and get caught up in the magic of the holidays with visits to some of the world’s most timeless Christmas Markets. Warm up with a mug of steamy glühwein while at the Cologne Christmas Market located in front of its UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. Let the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, the oldest and largest Christmas Market in France, captivate you the way it has for so many others for centuries. Meander through Heidelberg’s majestic Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town. And while in Gengenbach, marvel at the world’s largest Advent calendar, where every evening at 6:00 PM, the brightly lit windows of the neo-classical town hall open and behind each one is a picture by a famous artist, such as Andy Warhol. Cherish all the glory of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine.

Iconic Christmas Markets7 nights

Nuremberg to Budapest (or reverse)
Reserve Now for Triple Savings or 25% Single Supplement on balcony staterooms (Cat. BB or higher)!

Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure. Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; and Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where products sold in the market are traditionally handmade are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.

Step aboard a world of unparalleled experiences, where your journey is our passion. Allow us to share villages that time forgot. Walk along cobblestone streets filled with delights. Pedal through historic town squares. And revel in moments that last a lifetime. When you step aboard AmaWaterways, each day brings a genuine smile that warms the heart. Every river a new culture that inspires, and each course a moment to savor and share. Experience these wonders and delights with AmaWaterways, the Heart of the RiverTM.

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Terms & Conditions

Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Savings are included in all listed prices. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. - Only applicable to categories BB (AB on Magna) or higher. Cruise Savings Offer is applicable to new FIT and group bookings made until May 31, 2021. - Not applicable to CA/C, CB, D, and E categories (will default to current standard retail offer) - Bonus Commission not applicable to groups - Bonus Commission is capped at 23% - Complimentary upgrades not applicable when booking AA+, SS, GS, or OS - Complimentary upgrades not applicable for Solo Travelers - Applicable to new FIT or Group bookings - Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Programs - Not combinable with block programs - Combinable with amenity programs - Not combinable with any other retail offers (SAVE500, FLYFREE, SOLO, etc.) - Available on select departures. Virtuoso Amenity is applicable to new 2022 FIT and group bookings. Offer is based on double occupancy. Onboard credit is $100 USD per stateroom for cruises less than 14 nights (solo travelers receive half). Onboard credit is $200 USD per stateroom for cruises 14 nights or more (solo travelers receive half). Onboard credit can be applied to all onboard purchases; gratuities (excluding Africa/Egypt), gift shop, optional tours, hair & massage services. Onboard credit has no cash value. Offer is combinable with other promotions in the marketplace. Not combinable with Virtuoso Block Program. Cruise must be booked through Virtuoso in order to receive Virtuoso Amenity.

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