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AmaWaterways Brings Christmas in July with Holiday Triple Savings Offer and Bonus Commission

AmaWaterways Celebrates Christmas in July

Offer Includes $1,000 Per Person Savings, Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade and $50 Per Person OBC on New Bookings Made Through August 31st


CALABASAS, CA – (July 11, 2019) AmaWaterways today announced a triple holiday offer for guests booking select November and December river cruises between June 25 and August 31, providing savings of $1,000 per person, a complimentary stateroom upgrade and a $50 onboard credit per person*. The offer is valid on 38 magical holiday sailings along the Rhine and Danube rivers, departing between November 22 and December 30, 2019. In addition, the company is rewarding travel advisors with up to 5 percent bonus commission on eligible FIT bookings*.



“Travel advisors play a vital role in our success, so we’re thrilled to have a special offer for them and their clients for the end of year celebrations,” said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “The holiday season in Europe is one of my favorite times to travel, and I’m excited to have these offers that encourage others to experience this special time of year.”


Cruising over the Thanksgiving holiday period, guests can relax with friends and family and enjoy a traditional feast with all the delicious trimmings while the attentive crew on board take care of all the arrangements. With most Christmas Markets opening the last week in November, guests will be amazed by the dazzling décor and festivities on shore while participating in seasonal events on board. Events include tree-trimming, caroling and “Shoes for St. Nick”, which encourages guests to leave their slippers outside of their stateroom door to be filled with tasty treats like the children of Europe do on St. Nicholas Day – a delightful experience for travelers of all ages.



Guests will enjoy browsing the iconic Christmas markets of Budapest, Vienna, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Cologne and Strasbourg purchasing unique gifts for loved ones at home and indulging in local seasonal treats like hot spiced wine, known as Glühwein, Lebkuchen gingerbread, and crispy German pork rinds. Guests on board during New Year’s Eve can celebrate the arrival of 2020 with champagne toasts, a festive gala dinner and dancing into the wee small hours!



Holiday Triple Savings apply to a selection of dates and ships – including newly launched AmaMagnaand AmaMora – on a variety of itineraries including the Iconic Christmas Markets, Christmas Markets on the Rhine, Christmas Markets on the Danube, Magical Christmas Markets, and New Year departures of Melodies of the Danube, Romantic Danube and Enchanting Rhine.* Add to the Yuletide festivities with a pre- or post-cruise land program in Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, Lucerne or Zurich.


For full details, visit the Travel Advisor Portal at or call 1.888.626.1399. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways, and Twitter @AmaWaterways.


*See website for full terms and conditions. Offer is based on double occupancy and valid on new bookings made June 25 – August 31, 2019. Complimentary upgrade applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna), applies to one category upgrade, based on availability. Use code HOLIDAYGIFT when booking. Restrictions apply to Bonus Commission; call for details.



About AmaWaterways


A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 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.  Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, 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.


With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line.”