AmaWaterways unveils new back-to-back cruises in Europe debuting 2025

   October 21, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

AmaWaterways has unveiled its plans for a new series of combination/back-to-back cruises (B2Bs) in Europe set to debut in 2025. These extended 14-night itineraries, under the "Grand" series, including Grand Seine & Bordeaux, Grand Seine & Rhone, and Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals, cater to the growing demand for longer travel experiences. These packages are attractively priced and offer convenient transfers between rivers when applicable.

These thoughtfully designed B2B itineraries combine two popular 7-night voyages into a single journey. Travelers can delve into a European adventure, providing ample time to explore diverse landscapes, historical cities, and charming villages along Europe's captivating waterways.

For travelers booking their staterooms on these 2025 sailings by December 31, 2023, AmaWaterways is also offering Early Booking Reward savings of up to 20% on select sailings.

The new Grand itineraries present unique highlights:

14-night Grand Seine & Bordeaux river cruise: This journey traverses 4 renowned waterways in France – the Seine, Garonne, Dordogne rivers, and the Gironde Estuary. Combining the essence of two beloved AmaWaterways itineraries, Paris & Normandy aboard AmaLyra and Taste of Bordeaux aboard AmaDolce, this 14-night cruise includes a train transfer between Paris and Bordeaux. Ideal for history enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs, it offers the opportunity to savor fine vintages, visit historic castles, and immerse in the rich culture of the colorful countryside. Departures from March through October 2025.

14-night Grand Seine & Rhone river cruise: This itinerary explores the treasures of the Seine and Rhone rivers in France, combining the best of AmaWaterways’ Paris & Normandy aboard AmaLyra and Essence of Burgundy & Provence aboard AmaCello. Guests can enjoy visiting world-famous monasteries, admiring Normandy’s coastline, exploring French chateaux, and immersing themselves in France’s enchanting history, nature, and gastronomy. Convenient train connections ensure a seamless transfer from Paris to Dijon. Departures from March through November 2025.

14-night Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals: Sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard AmaStella, this voyage is a delightful blend of AmaWaterways’ popular Best of Holland & Belgium, Enchanting Rhine, and Captivating Rhine itineraries. It's perfect for those seeking to explore the fairytale castles and storybook villages along the Rhine, as well as the wonders of Holland and Belgium. Departures from July through December 2025.

Additionally, other 14-night voyages include the Grand Danube, sailing between Vilshofen, Germany, and Giurgiu, Romania, and the Magnificent Europe, sailing between Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Budapest, Hungary.

These remarkable journeys can be complemented with pre- or post-cruise land packages, offering an immersive experience in Europe's rich history, culture, and cuisine. AmaWaterways' signature comfort, service, and culinary excellence are a cornerstone of these voyages. Guests can choose from guided excursions, hiking and biking tours, and exclusive events, allowing them to fully engage in each city's traditions, with ample leisure time for relaxation. The B2B option enables guests to extend their adventure, embracing the unique charm of river cruising across multiple regions within a single trip.

Prices start at US$5,999 per person, double occupancy, for the cruise-only package, including transfers between ships when necessary. For complete details and terms and conditions, please refer to the website.