How lengthy is simply too lengthy for a European river cruise? AmaWaterways is about to search out out.
The upscale river cruise line simply introduced its longest itinerary ever for a single vessel — a 49-night routing between Amsterdam and Giurgiu, Romania, that may embrace journey on seven European waterways.
Dubbed the Seven River Journey, the itinerary contains journey on the Scheldt, Maas and Waal waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium and the Rhine River, which cuts down the middle of Europe.
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The itinerary additionally contains a number of weeks of crusing on the Moselle, Principal and Danube rivers, in addition to the Principal-Danube Canal.
All seven waterways are interconnected.
AmaWaterways is planning two departures of the itinerary, every of which is able to deliver visits to fifteen international locations in all. Each will happen in 2024.
The primary of the departures can be a southbound crusing beginning in Amsterdam on April 22, 2024. It ends June 10, 2024. The second of the departures can be a northbound journey beginning in Giurgiu on June 10, 2024, and ending in Amsterdam on July 29, 2024.
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The journey contains stops in every single place from Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mainz and Nuremberg in Germany to Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia.
The 15 international locations on the itinerary vary from the Netherlands and Belgium on one finish to Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova on the opposite.
AmaWaterways final yr introduced plans for equally lengthy Seven River Journey itineraries to happen in 2023, however the journeys had been created by stringing collectively voyages on a couple of ship into one lengthy trip. The brand new sailings introduced for 2024 are the primary the road has supplied on a single vessel that stretch past only a few weeks.
Typical AmaWaterways river cruises in Europe are every week or two lengthy.
“Because the debut of our Seven River Journeys [announced] in 2021, we now have acquired great demand from vacationers who want to spend additional time immersing themselves in stunning locations all through Europe,” AmaWaterways govt vp and co-founder Kristin Karst mentioned in an announcement accompanying the announcement.
The brand new single-ship itinerary makes it “simple for friends to sit down again, chill out and benefit from the unparalleled expertise of cruising seamlessly between the North Sea and the Black Sea,” Karst mentioned.
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The newly introduced itineraries will embrace a seven-day exploration of the Danube Delta, which is not visited as typically as different river areas in Europe.
Fares for the voyages begin at $25,649 per particular person, based mostly on double occupancy.
As is typical for AmaWaterways sailings, fares embrace a room, meals, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and shore excursions in each port. As well as, only for these longer sailings, AmaWaterways is together with complimentary gratuities and laundry companies in its fares.
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