AmaWaterways Expands Combination River Cruise Offerings

Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has announced details on a series of new combination cruises in Europe debuting in 2025, appealing to travelers’ desire for longer trips. By combining two seven-night sailings into one itinerary, these three curated extended journeys invite travelers to immerse themselves in a European experience that offers extra time to explore diverse landscapes, historic cities and charming villages.

Highlights of the new Grand itineraries include:

Grand Seine & Bordeaux

The 14-night “Grand Seine & Bordeaux” river cruise takes travelers through four waterways in France including the Seine, Garonne and Dordogne rivers, as well as the Gironde Estuary. Serving as a combination cruise of two of AmaWaterways’ itineraries—"Paris & Normandy" aboard AmaLyra and "Taste of Bordeaux" aboard AmaDolce—this 14-night cruise with a train transfer between Paris and Bordeaux is ideal for history enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike, offering the chance to savor the region's vintages, visit historic castles and immerse in the countryside's rich culture.

There are 15 departures sailing from March through October 2025.

Grand Seine & Rhône

The 14-night “Grand Seine & Rhône” river cruise explores the Seine and Rhône rivers in France, combining the best of AmaWaterways’ "Paris & Normandy" aboard AmaLyra and "Essence of Burgundy & Provence" aboard AmaCello. On this itinerary, guests will visit world-famous monasteries and Normandy's coastline. Train connections are included to ensure seamless transfer from Paris to Dijon.

There are 11 departures sailing from March through November 2025.

Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals

Sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard AmaStella, the 14-night “Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals” river cruise is a combination of AmaWaterways’ "Best of Holland & Belgium," "Enchanting Rhine" and "Captivating Rhine" itineraries. This voyage is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in the fairytale castles and storybook villages along the Rhine, as well as explore the wonders of Holland and Belgium.

There are nine departures sailing from July through December 2025.

Other curated 14-night voyages include the "Grand Danube" sailing between Vilshofen, Germany and Giurgiu, Romania and "Magnificent Europe" sailing between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Budapest, Hungary. Each of these journeys can be combined with pre- or post-cruise land packages and will give guests an opportunity to immerse in the history, culture and culinary offerings of Europe. Guests enjoy a choice of guided excursions, hiking and biking tours and exclusive events allowing them to fully engage in each city’s traditions, complemented by leisure time for relaxation. 

Deal: For those who reserve their staterooms on these 2025 sailings by December 31, 2023, AmaWaterways is also offering Early Booking Reward savings of up to 20 percent on select sailings.

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