National Geographic introduces 3 AmaWaterways-chartered 2024 European River Cruises

   January 9, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

NatGeo-National Geographic announced its 2024 lineup of NatGeo Expeditions river cruises.

Unlike Lindblad's partnership with NatGeo, these sailings are chartered on AmaWaterways' riverboats.

The trips feature experts with ties to National Geographic onboard who share their knowledge with passengers as they sail Europe’s waterways, including authors, geographers photographers, and more.

AmaStella cruise ship

The 8-day "Holland and Belgium in Springtime" itinerary (leaving roundtrip from Amsterdam on April 15th) is an art, floral, and architecture-themed voyage that heads through the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands. It includes stops at the windmills of Kinderdijk, a Floralia flower show at a Belgian castle, and the world’s biggest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh. Experts joining include geographer Jan Nijman and photographer Gianluca Colla.

The 8-day "Rhine River Cruise" (from Basel to Amsterdam, departure September 12th) includes walking excursions, bike rides and tasting tours as it explores the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Wine lovers can enjoy a taste of the Rheingau wine region in Germany, while photographers can learn from the NatGeo Photography Expert Susan Seubert during an on-deck photo workshop capturing images of the Rhine Gorge. Author Teresa Fisher is also joining the journey. 

The 8-day "Danube Christmas Markets Voyage" (from Budapest to Nuremberg, departure December 7th) discovers lesser-known holiday marketplaces in Vienna and Salzburg as well as visit Vienna’s Museum of Natural History and meet with National Geographic Explorer Ludovic Ferriere for a unique behind-the-scenes look at a meteorite exhibit he curated. Author Mark Baker will also be onboard for the sailing.