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From Luxembourg, Luxembourg to Nuremberg, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Tue, Oct 04, 2022
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Departure
Oct 04, 2022
Arrival
Oct 11, 2022

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Exclusive Summer Sale, 2-for-1 River Cruises

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Exclusive Summer Sale, 2-for-1 River Cruises

Exclusive Summer Sale, 2-for-1 River Cruises

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Book with AffordableTours.com and receive 2-for-1 cruise fares on popular 2022 River Cruises.
Combinable with Past Guest Rewards, limited time 175 Travel Waiver Plus Plus, Combinable with B2B0.
Must Book By Sun, Jul 31, 2022
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Valid only on new bookings made through July 31, 2022. Applicable to all categories, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Not combinable with Groups, Solo Traveler Program or any other promotions. Not combinable with UCF. Not combinable Future Cruise Benefit Program. Not combinable with FCC115%. Not combinable with Consortia Block, Hosted or Amenity Programs. Additional restrictions apply.

Reduced Single Supplement

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Reduced Single Supplement

Reduced Single Supplement

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Are you traveling single and don't want to pay the full single supplement, take advantage of reduced single supplement of up to 25% on select Europe and Asia river cruises. As an alternative, solo travelers may choose other available special offers where applicable. (Not all sailings are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2022 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Pricing reflects the solo traveler reduced single supplement for entry level fixed window and entry level balcony cabin categories. Offers are applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made by March 31, 2022 and is combinable with Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit programs. 25% Single Supplement is also available on all sailings, applicable to Category E and D (Europe) and Category C (Asia). Single Supplement offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

20th Anniversary Sale, Free Air + $20 Reduced Deposits

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20th Anniversary Sale, Free Air + $20 Reduced Deposits

20th Anniversary Sale, Free Air + $20 Reduced Deposits

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There has never been a better time to explore the world with your loved ones by your side while sailing on board an award-winning river cruise ship. In celebration of AmaWaterways 20th anniversary, they are delighted to announce a very special limited-time offer. Reserve any 2022 Europe or Mekong River cruise by September 30, 2022, and you will receive FREE AIRFARE from all gateways in US and Canada or 20% savings, plus take advantage of a reduced deposit of just $20 per person. Best of all, this is combinable with Double Loyalty Savings of $200 per person exclusively for AmaWaterways' past guests.
Must Book By Fri, Sep 30, 2022
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Terms & Conditions: Free Economy Air or 20% cruise discount offer is applicable to new FIT bookings reserved between July 1 - September 30, 2022. Free air is based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic/trans-Pacific airfare departing from all gateways (based on availability). Ask for Promo code: ANIV-20AIR. Free Air or 20% cruise discount is applicable to all 2022 Europe & Mekong sailings. 20% cruise savings applies to total cruise fare, based on category purchased (applied to double occupancy). Offer applicable to all categories for double occupancy; Excludes A+, AA+, SA, SB, and suites for single occupancy bookings. Ask for Promo code: ANIV-20. Single supplement is at 120% of double occupancy price, excludes A+, AA+, SA, SB, and suites. Ask for Promo code: ANIV-20SOLO

Double Loyalty Savings is applicable to new FIT and Group bookings reserved between July 1 - September 30, 2022. Offer applied to AmaWaterways past guests only. Past guests will receive an additional $100 per person discount on all 2022 Europe and Mekong sailings. Ask for Promo code: DOUBLE-LOYALTY. Reduced deposit of $20.00 per person is valid through September 28, 2022 and applies to all remaining Europe and Mekong sailings for 2022, which is non-refundable. Final payment terms of 90 days prior to sailing still apply. Port charges, stateroom upgrades, optional land packages, visas, air fare, and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts (unless stated), limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Offers are capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction, or withdrawal without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the state of California. CST#2065452-20

Free Round-trip Airfare is applicable to all US and Canadian gateways. Free air is based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic/trans-Pacific airfare departing from all gateways (based on availability). Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades will be offered at prevailing rates; if purchased, are guaranteed for long-haul flights, but not U.S. Domestic or intra-Europe/Intra-Asia flights. Offer includes base economy ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. Certain long-distance transfers not included. Once your airline tickets have been issued, any changes will be subject to penalty and any additional fare collection if not cancelled within 24 hours of ticketing will apply. Should the name on your airline reservation not match your passport exactly, your airline reservation will have to be cancelled, full penalties will be assessed and your reservation will have to be recreated subject to market pricing at the time of the new reservation. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. AmaWaterways air promotions will be provided 75 - 90 days before the travel start date and once full payment is received for the river cruise. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules and air schedule is at the discretion of AmaWaterways under this special air promotion. Additional luggage, seat selection, and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

Mention Promo Code: PT2711
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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Paris, an enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg, plus 3 nights in Prague

  1. Day 1
    Tue, Oct 04, 2022
    EMBARKATION ''' LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. Board your ship in Luxembourg for your Europe'''s Rivers & Castles cruise. (B,D)
  2. Day 2
    Wed, Oct 05, 2022
    SCHWEICH, GERMANY ''' TRIER ''' BERNKASTEL, GERMANY. Trier is Germany'''s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the '''Rome of the North''' or '''Second Rome''' as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor'''s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. Later in the day, sail to Bernkastel. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Those seeking an active adventure can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Thu, Oct 06, 2022
    ALKEN, GERMANY ''' COCHEM ''' R''DESHEIM, GERMANY. Head to fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe'''s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem'''s famous mustard. Or, enjoy a guided walking tour of Koblenz, a historic town located at the northern end of the Rhine Gorge where you will the town'''s famous Clock Tower. Later in the day, set sail for R''desheim, where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town'''s iconic R''desheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Fri, Oct 07, 2022
    R''DESHEIM. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you'''ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. You'''ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sat, Oct 08, 2022
    WERTHEIM, GERMANY. Wertheim'''s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Sun, Oct 09, 2022
    W''RZBURG, GERMANY. Enjoy a city tour of W''rzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit W''rzburg'''s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to W''rzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany'''s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Mon, Oct 10, 2022
    ELTMANN, GERMANY. Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as '''Franconian Rome''' as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills'''but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg'''s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you'''ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town'''s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Tue, Oct 11, 2022
    NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to the ship in Nuremberg as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Luxembourg, Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool with walking track
  • Fitness room, Massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain'''s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • 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
  • Land Program
  • "3 nights hotel in Paris at the Renaissance Arc deTriomphe (or similar), including daily breakfast"
  • "Transfer from Paris to the ship in Luxembourg via high-speed TGV train"
  • Transfer from Nuremberg to the hotel in Prague
  • "3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental Prague (or similar), including daily breakfast"

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 25 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

AMA waterways provided a quality experience. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly.

We booked the cruise and extensions which was 24 days. Evidentially, this trip could have been booked in segments which we were not aware of as the coming and going of various groups was very strange throughout. We started in Prague, always a great adventure. We were to go to Nuremberg, but due to low water were bused to the ship departure, Vilshofen, with options to hit the first two ports we missed by bus as excursions. Other folks joined from Vienna, a large group came onboard, and we were nearly at max going down the river. All but 18 people left at Budapest, including the Cruise Director. At that point we found out the second portion was a Wine Cruise with a different name, new director, and new passengers came aboard bringing us to capacity once again. So this became two cruises, actually, with totally different passengers on each except the original 18. As we continued for the extension, there were 40 of us until the end in Bucharest. One can see how this was rather disfunctional and more like a train ride with customers joining and departing continuously. Never knew who would be at dinner the next night. This may work from a business point, but very confusing to those that just purchased a single cruise with extensions and enjoyed meeting folks as we sailed down the river. Had I known there would be such a revolving door would have researched better and re-evaluated my choice. AMA, as always did a superb job, but the logistics of this whole adventure must have been a nightmare and stressful for the staff. Vacations need continuity.

All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.

The trip was outstanding. Very professional staff and excellent accommodations.

River cruise with AmaWaterways was great. No problems. It was a great cruise.

Everything was included in the price of this tour including the off shore excursions. There were so many excursions that the week went by very quick.

It was freezing cold and yet still a fantastic vacation!

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