AmaWaterways launches early start to 2024 Europe Season

   February 28, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

AmaWaterways announced a record level of bookings in January 2023. The company reminded travel agents of the new sales opportunities offered as a result of the early start of season 2024 (in February instead of March) with additional departures of Rhine and Danube voyages.

River cruising in February offers an opportunity to experience the beauty of Europe during this less crowded time and provides travel advisors with new options for clients looking to take advantage of lower airfares.

On February 11th, 2024, Europe's largest riverboat by length - AmaMagna, starts Danube cruises leaving from homeports Budapest (Hungary) and Vilshofen (Germany). AmaMagna's 7-night Danube itinerary takes guests through river capital cities Budapest, Bratislava (Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria).

Guests can look forward to tasty events both onboard and onshore, such as an apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Durnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz (Austria). Vacationers have the opportunity to extend their experience with pre-/post-cruise land packages in Budapest/Prague (Czechia) fully escorted by AMA's Cruise Managers.

Travelers dreaming of a romantic rendezvous on the Rhine can enjoy a 7-night escape onboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLucia in February.

The Captivating Rhine & Enchanting Rhine itineraries sail between Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Basel (Switzerland) starting February 11th, 2024.

Throughout the voyage from Amsterdam’s canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, passengers are enamored by views of vineyard hills, charming fabled towns, and local flavours such as Rudesheimer coffee and Kolsch beer. Both itineraries allow vacationers to extend their journeys through pre-/post-cruise land packages in Zurich, Lake Lucerne, and Amsterdam.

AmaMagna cruise ship

With the extended 2024 cruise season, travel advisors benefit from additional opportunities to boost earnings and when reserved by March 31st, 2023, customers can take advantage of Early Booking Rewards with 5% savings on balcony staterooms/suites on select 2024 Europe, Asia, and Egypt voyages.