AmaWaterways Announces Early Start to 2024 Europe Season

AmaWaterways has reported record bookings in January, besides announcing additional departure dates of its popular Rhine and Danube season in February 2024. River cruising in February offers travelers the chance to experience the beauty of Europe during this less crowded time. It also provides travel advisors with new river cruise options for clients looking to benefit from lower airfares to Europe.

Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways said: “The end of winter is one of the most exquisite times to visit Europe. Airfares are lower and with fewer tourists, there is more space to truly embrace the magic of these regions that feature great museums and art galleries plus winter carnivals celebrated in many parts of Germany.”

On February 11, 2024, AmaWaterways’ flagship AmaMagna will set sail along the Danube River, cruising from Budapest to Vilshofen. The seven-night itinerary visits Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Shoreside events include an apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz. In addition, travelers celebrating the month of love will enjoy exploring less crowded cities and the opportunities to sneak away to Budapest’s thermal spas or Vienna’s beautiful ice-skating rinks. Travelers can also extend their river cruise experience with fully escorted pre- or post-cruise land packages in Budapest or Prague.

Travelers can enjoy a seven-night escape aboard AmaLucia in February. The “Captivating Rhine” and “Enchanting Rhine” itineraries will sail between Amsterdam and Basel starting February 11, 2024. Throughout the picturesque voyage from Amsterdam’s canals to the Swiss Alps, guests can enjoy views of vineyard-clad hills, fabled towns and local flavors such as Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer. Both itineraries allow guests to extend their journeys through pre- and post-cruise land packages in Lake Lucerne, Zurich and Amsterdam.

“We introduced our first-ever ‘Christmas Market River Cruises’ over 15 years ago and many had their doubts about Europe being an attractive winter river cruising destination for North Americans. However, our holiday itineraries have become some of our most sought out experiences,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.

With the extended 2024 season, travel advisors have additional opportunities to boost their earnings and when reserved by March 31, 2023, clients can take advantage of early booking rewards with 5 percent cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites on select 2024 Europe, Asia and Egypt sailings.

For more information, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit

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