Soulful Experience

Celebrating Black History and Culture

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response received from our first-ever “Soulful Experience” on the Rhône River in 2023, we are delighted to announce four new opportunities for guests to celebrate their heritage and discover Black history and culture in three unique destinations with us in 2024. Watch the video below to hear the profound impact our premier Soulful Experience made on guests.

Available Dates


June 13 – 23



June 17 – 27



Nov. 13 – 23


Colors of Provence

Join AmaWaterways aboard the award-winning AmaKristina in Arles as we cruise along the Rhône River to Lyon. Explore the cultural history of Marseille, delight in live performances on board and on shore and conclude your journey in Paris, where many Black artists, writers and entertainers made their mark. Enjoy a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, such as guided tours showcasing jazz, food and wine, all while shining a light on Black heritage. Plus, commemorate Juneteenth on board!


Black History of Paris Tour

Embark on a journey through Paris's rich Black history. Highlights include the Arc de Triomphe, the Monument to the Abolition of Slavery, and insights into the Code noir. Traverse Montmartre's jazz roots, explore the lively African district, and visit Little Africa in La Goutte d’or. End with the Latin Quarter and Pantheon Square's tribute to Josephine Baker from 2021.

1 Arles River Cruise Embarkation
2 Arles Marseille Full-Day Black Heritage Tour
Avignon Evening cruise to illuminated Pont d’Avignon
3 Avignon Blachère Foundation and Alpilles
Walking tour and Papal Palace
Evening jazz performance
4 Viviers Grignan excursion and truffle farm
Tournon Evening wine and chocolate experience
5 Tournon Steam train ride
Vienne Evening jazz performance
6 Vienne Roman ruins walking tour
⠀⠀OR Mount Pipet hike
⠀⠀OR ViaRhôna bike tour
Lyon Free time
7 Lyon Lyon tasting tour at Les Halles Market
Beaujolais wine tasting
8 Lyon River Cruise Dismbarkation
Paris Check into your hotel
9 Paris Exclusive Josephine Baker excursion
10 Paris "Black History of Paris" tour
11 Paris Return flight home
What's Included

Staterooms starting at $4,999 per person

Combinable with our special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare!

  • 7-night river cruise on board AmaKristina in an elegantly appointed riverview stateroom
  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Daily Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as guided hikes, bike rides and tasting tours
  • Nightly entertainment, including jazz performances
  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi
  • Wellness program with daily fitness activities led by a dedicated Wellness Host
  • Transfer from the ship to your hotel in Paris
  • A 3-night stay at the Le Meridien Etoile hotel in Paris* with daily breakfast
  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

*Hotel subject to change


This 156-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, complimentary Wi-Fi on board and more.


*Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD, based on double occupancy, in a Category E stateroom and are inclusive of select complimentary land package as indicated by each Soulful Experience itinerary. Intra-Egypt airfare incurs an additional $450 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Hotels are subject to change based on availability. Solo travelers in a double occupancy must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any eligible discounts. Upgrades, port charges, airfares, optional land programs, visas and gratuities are additional. Offer is combinable with Loyalty Benefits and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply; visit for full terms and conditions. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.


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