- (Jun. 22, 2022) -

Leading River Cruise Company Debuts an Abundance of New Itineraries, including its First-Ever Seven River Journeys and Unique Land Packages

CALABASAS, CA – (June 22, 2022) – Award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways today released the print version of its 2023 Europe Brochure, offering a look at what is expected to be its most exciting year yet with a variety of new vacation experiences. Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, the company continues its commitment to transforming the river cruise industry with the introduction of more innovative and customizable packages and itineraries, including its revolutionary Seven River Journeys, Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube cruises and new 5-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube cruises.

“While sustainability remains a priority, many guests still enjoy leafing through a beautiful printed brochure, and we are excited to release a limited print edition of the 2023 brochure to make this choice available to them. 2023 is already looking very promising with a variety of new itineraries and land packages providing our guests with even more options to embark upon unforgettable journeys, creating memories that will last a lifetime,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “Pairing unique new product offerings with our heartfelt commitment to providing high-quality, personalized experiences, our guests will sail with comfort and confidence, enjoying the most authentic and luxurious river cruise vacation imaginable.”

First-Ever Seven River Journeys Through Europe, Launching in 2023

In 2023, AmaWaterways will make history as it debuts the longest river cruise experience with its first-ever Seven River Journey itineraries. These new experiences take guests through 14 fascinating countries over 45 or 46 nights during the Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons, and allow travelers to catch up on their bucket list of travel experiences.

Space is still available on the Autumn Seven River Journey departure and with its own specially curated experiences, this extended journey is guaranteed to surprise and delight guests as they explore the grand capitals, charming villages and World Heritage Sites along some of the world’s most legendary waterways. Included in each itinerary are new excursions, exclusive experiences, complimentary laundry and luggage services, exquisite cuisine, AmaWaterways’ signature Sip & Sail cocktail hours and of course, the services of one experienced Cruise Manager that will accompany each select group of 144 travelers throughout their whole journey.

Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube Cruises with Added Land Packages in Kraków, Poland

With an increased demand for immersive cultural experiences, AmaWaterways added new Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube cruises to its roster of breathtaking itineraries. This 7-night cruise sails between Budapest and Vienna and gives guests once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to embrace the rich history of classical music and legendary composers in the region. Classical music enthusiasts will be delighted by live performances in beautiful places, such as Austria’s Melk Abbey.

In addition, AmaWaterways is introducing a new 3-night land package in Kraków, Poland that is available as a pre-cruise land package on the Celebration of Classical Music itinerary or a post-cruise land package on the Majestic Capitals of the Danube itinerary. The add-on invites guests to extend their river cruise experiences by three days while discovering the UNESCO-designated Wawel Royal Castel, the factory of Oskar Schindler and the hourly call of St. Mary’s bugler. In addition, guests can visit Auschwitz for a deeply moving and memorable experience.

Majestic Capitals of the Danube Cruises with Added Land Packages in Salzburg, Austria and Kraków, Poland

AmaWaterways is giving travelers even more choices to explore the Danube with its new, 5-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube itinerary. Whether guests have sailed the Danube previously or are new to the experience, they will have the opportunity to explore three of Europe’s most spectacular capital cities along the river including Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria. Along this journey, each day offers an extensive choice of included daily excursions, such as hilltop hikes, bike tours and tastings of local delights.

Guests can explore Kraków, Poland with the new pre-cruise land package. In addition, AmaWaterways is introducing a new post-cruise land package in Salzburg, Austria. With this experience, guests can enjoy historic walking tours including in the breathtaking Austrian Lake District. They will also have the option to choose either a specialized “Sound of Music” tour or a visit to Red Bull Hangar 7, where they can marvel at historic aircraft and Formula 1 race cars.

“Whether travelers are interested in a short taste of river cruising, an extended tour of Europe or a classic 7-night river cruise with exceptional pre- and post-cruise land packages, we have 32 itineraries that will surpass the expectations of our guests,” added Karst. “Our new 2023 brochure helps pave the way for an exciting, groundbreaking year ahead and we can’t wait to warmly welcome our guests!”

To order a print copy or view and download AmaWaterways’ 2023 Europe Brochure, visit

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About AmaWaterways

Family-owned and operated for almost 20 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.

With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.

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