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What better way to discover some of the world’s most iconic vineyards and cellars than on a European Wine Cruise?
AmaWaterways’ specialty Wine Cruises offer you a unique and authentic way to explore Europe’s timeless cities and towns.
AmaWaterways’ new itineraries in 2020 and 2021 share enriching, wine-related experiences with guests onboard ships and during shore excursions.
During all specialty Wine Cruises, shore excursions are paired with engaging onboard experiences led by expert North American Wine Cruise hosts—a mix of top certified sommeliers, winery owners, and professional winemakers. Events include seminars, tasting, and wine-paired dinners.
Featuring seminars, wine-paired dinners, tasting events, private cellar tours, and visits to iconic vineyards, each specialty Wine Cruise is hosted by hand-selected North American wine aficionados who share their expertise and insights with guests—offering unique experiences that blend Europe’s old-world palate with North America’s new-world taste.
AmaWaterways’ Specialty Wine Cruises immerse guests in the vibrant terroir of some of the world’s most prestigious wine capitals.
AmaWaterways’ 2020 Wine Cruise Highlights
60+ Wine Cruises, including two new itineraries
New in 2020: Treasures of the Main & Rhine, a 7-night sailing between Nuremberg, Germany, and Amsterdam—showcasing the best of the Main and Rhine rivers. Itinerary highlights include a visit to Würzburg, set in the middle of Germany’s largest wine-producing region; sampling Hornla pastry, a regional favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427; touring a local bakery to learn the art of pretzel making; and wine-tasting with a local Rüdesheim vintner.
New in 2020: Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle, a 7-night journey between Luxembourg and Amsterdam, melding culinary and vinicultural adventure. Guests will enjoy soaring gondola rides over Rüdesheim’s vineyards, delectable samples of Reibekuchen—German potato pancakes—and Kölsch beer found exclusively in Cologne, and a Bernkastel winery visit and tasting.
2020 AmaWaterways wine hosts from across the US include:
· Frank Ostini, Hitching Post Winery (March 26 Rhine & Moselle Splendors) and Kathy Joseph, Fiddlehead Cellars (March 30 Romantic Danube); two wineries showcased in the iconic movie Sideways
· Paul Wagner, renowned wine expert, author, and recipient of the 2018 Award of Merit from the American Wine Society (April 9 Taste of Bordeaux)
· Jody Bogle, co-owner of Bogle Vineyards & Winery (August 20 Taste of Bordeaux)
· Roman Roth, Wolffer Estate Vineyard (July 30 Colors of Provence)
· Wilson Family, returning favorite hosts from Wilson Creek Winery (November 1 Manga on the Danube on board the double-width AmaMagna)
AmaWaterways’ 2021 Wine Cruise Highlights
60+ Wine Cruises including 3 new wine-centric itineraries.
New in 2021: Land extension to explore the famed Champagne region. Visit acclaimed vineyards, take in the picturesque hillsides of northeast France, and enjoy tastings of Veuve Clicquot and Moët et Chandon. Available as an add-on to 3 different 7-night river cruises itineraries:
Europe’s Rivers & Castles,
Rhine & Moselle Splendors, and
Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle.
New in 2021: Essence of Burgundy & Provence, that will offer seven departures designated as specialty Wine Cruises. Tracing the steps of famous artists and immersing guests in the legendary vineyards and romantic atmosphere of France, the 7-night sailing between Chalon-sur-Saône and Arles invites guests to discover the true essence of the stunning Rhone and Saône rivers including:
- “Artist Experience” tour of the Vincent Van Gogh Asylum and Château des Carrières de Lumières
- Visit to a local truffle farm to search for the highly prized “Black Diamond” truffle
- Tastings of local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône
- Tournon red wine and chocolate pairing
- Olive farm experience to discover the magic behind the Mediterranean’s nectar, olive oil
New in 2021: Impressions of the Seine & Paris —a 7-night sailing along the Seine River between Paris and Le Havre
New in 2021: Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps —a 7-night sailing on the Rhine River between Basel and Amsterdam. Both new itineraries will feature Wine Cruise Hosts on selected departure dates.
A family-owned company, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with a growing fleet of two dozen ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.
The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. 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.