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LUXURY CRUISING

Luxury cruising offers you smaller ships, personalized service, gourmet dining, and all-inclusive experiences. Because the ships are smaller they can reach ports where the large ships can't dock. Small luxury cruises also stay in ports longer, sometimes even overnight. Enjoy being pampered while cruising around the world or while sailing European rivers on your floating boutique hotel. Below are some sailing ideas...

DANUBE RIVER CRUISE

Sailing on the Danube River you will pass ruins of ancient castles, lush vineyards and stunning river towns. You will dock in medieval cities full of charm and history to bike, hike, and sample delicate wines and hearty beers.

 
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT​

Spring through Fall has the best weather for visiting this region. July and August are the warmest months.

 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
  • Enjoy a walking tour exploring a medieval city

  • Sample Bavarian specialties such as beer, sausage, and pretzels

  • Take a guided bike tour along the Danube River

  • Hike up to a fortress for panoramic views overlooking three rivers

  • Join a bike tour to the UNESCO designated Wachau Valley

  • Enjoy a walking tour to explore Vienna, including the majestic Opera House and palace

  • Visit the Great Market Hall in Budapest

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Your journey on the Danube starts in the medieval city of Nuremberg. Then continue to Germany’s best preserved medieval city, Regensburg, where you will enjoy a walking tour o guided bike tour. In Passau admire its beautiful cobblestone streets and Gothic / Italian architecture. Sail along the vineyard lined Wachau Valley on the way to Austria. Arrive in the spectacular city of Vienna. Enjoy the historic center, Opera House, palace and Cathedral. Your last stop is Budapest where you can take a tour of this vibrant city or hike up to a castle for breathtaking views of the city.

 

INCLUDES:
  • Immersive tours in every destination

  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options

  • Bike tours and hikes

  • Special Interest Tours

  • Knowledgeable guides

  • Personal headset for easy exploration

  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

Explore ancient ruins and legendary cities on this 8-night Mediterranean cruise. From Spa & Fitness to exquisite dining and entertainment, your ship offers many onboard activities with impeccable service and entertainment. The Mediterranean offers warm breezes, sparkling deep blue waters, fresh seafood, and spectacular seaside towns.

 
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT​

Spring through Fall is the best time to visit the Mediterranean. July and August are the warmest and busiest months.

 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
  • Full day exploring Rome

  • A day in the spectacular charming towns along the Amalfi Coast

  • Discover beautiful Sicily, its picturesque villages, ancient churches, and castles

  • Explore the island of Malta

  • Visit the spectacular island of Santorini and fall in love with the views, beaches, and the most photographed scenery in the world

  • Take in the history in Athens and spend the day exploring this ancient city

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Start your journey in Rome as you spend the day discovering this eternal city. Visit iconic sites like the Vatican and the Colosseum. Then sail to the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most spectacular areas with charming towns hanging from its cliffs. Discover southern Italy by exploring Sicily. Then continue to the island of Malta before sailing to Greece. Fall in love with Santorini and its stunning scenery. Your journey concludes in Athens.

 

PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE

Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying culinary experiences, incomparable wine and discovering the many treasures of the medieval towns in Southern France.

 
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT​

Spring through Fall has the best weather for visiting this region. July and August are the warmest months. Lavender fields in Provence are in bloom from June to August, not to be missed!

 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
  • Stroll streets made famous by Van Gogh

  • Visit palaces and castles in medieval towns

  • Kayak on the Gardon River under a 2,000 year-old Roman aqueduct

  • Hike through vineyards on the Rhone River

  • Join a bicycle tour while in Lyon, the culinary capital of France

  • Explore the world renowned wine regions of Burgundy – vineyard visits and tastings

  • Go hunting for truffles at a local farm with the hunter and his dog

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Your all-inclusive experience starts in Lyon, France’s culinary capital and sails down the river to Burgundy, one of the world’s renowned wine regions. Enjoy walking tours, bicycle tours, hikes, and vineyard visits. Your cruise continues to the Provence region of France where you will go back in time as you visit the medieval towns and castles of this region. Kayak down the river in Avignon under a 2,000 year-old Roman aqueduct.

 

AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE

Set sail from New York on this 6-month cruise around the world. Head south to the Caribbean before crossing the impressive Panama Canal. Then continue to the Hawaiian islands and South Pacific. Explore Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy unforgettable experiences across Asia. Sail the Mediterranean Sea and the British Isles. Canada’s towering cliffs and charming towns round out the journey before your return to New York.

 
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT​

World cruises depart in January and sail for 6 months.

 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
  • 38 countries

  • Overnights in Bali (Benoa), Tokyo, Hong Kong, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Bangkok, Luxor (Safaga), Jerusalem (Haifa), Lisbon and Bordeaux

  • 2 overnights in Shanghai and Rangoon

  • Visits to Honolulu, Brisbane, Seoul, Cochin, Rhodes, Bilbao, Dublin and more

  • Pass through the Panama Canal, Suez Canal, Strait of Gibraltar and English Channel

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Sail for 180 days from Miami to New York. Sail south to the Caribbean, Central & South America, then to California and the Pacific Ocean. Continue to Hawaii, French Polynesia, and Fiji, Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, India, Dubai, Egypt, and Israel before entering the Mediterranean Sea and exploring Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Ireland. Lastly, a few stops in Canada before returning to New York.

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