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AmaWaterways Debuts Ultimate Cruise Flexibility Program for 2021 River Cruises

AmaWaterways Debuts Ultimate Cruise Flexibility Program for 2021 River Cruises

CALABASAS, CA – (December 10, 2020) AmaWaterways today released details on its new Ultimate Cruise Flexibility program*, created to provide travel advisors and their clients further peace of mind and flexibility when planning exceptional vacations with the award-winning river cruise line. Valid on individual and group bookings for 2021 sailings in Europe and Asia, those who book by January 31 will have different options to protect their river cruise vacation starting  with the Ultimate Cruise Flexibility* providing complimentary re-scheduling of the river cruise portion of the trip.


“There is so much joy that comes with planning future vacations, and we know that our travel partners and their clients are prioritizing flexibility and peace of mind more than ever in today’s landscape,” said Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “Our new, temporary Ultimate Cruise Flexibility was designed to ensure travelers feel confident about reserving their next river cruise and get excited about the many breathtaking experiences waiting to be discovered on the world’s rivers. International travel will start rebounding in 2021, and we want to ensure our guests are comfortable in reserving early in order to get their favorite ship and stateroom to celebrate all those dearly missed 2020 occasions.”


All 2021 Europe and Asia cruises booked by January 31 will be protected through the Ultimate Cruise Flexibility program. This flexible complimentary policy allows guests to reschedule the river cruise portion of their journey through 2023 without any change fees. Rescheduling for any reason can be made up to 48 hours prior to the start of their AmaWaterways purchased services without fees. For those who book other parts of their journey through AmaWaterways, from an enriching  pre- or post-cruise land package to air travel and extra hotel nights, the Travel Waiver Plus* can be purchased for$175 per person to cover cancellations for any reason up to 24 hours prior to the start of all AmaWaterways purchased services.


Further extending peace of mind while traveling, AmaWaterways offers travel insurance that includes a wide range of benefits, from trip interruption to emergency medical expenses. Advisors who book travel insurance through AmaWaterways for their clients may rest assured that their clients are covered during unexpected emergencies.


One of the most trusted and admired luxury travel brands in the world, AmaWaterways transports travelers through the heart of countries sailing on the world’s breathtaking rivers exploring charming towns and cities along the way. With five new itineraries and new pre- and post-cruise land packages debuting in 2021, guests have the option of wandering off the beaten path in such hidden destination such as the colorful Nubian Village of Hessa in Egypt or experiencing the world’s most sought-after places, such as Lake Como, Italy – also known as the ‘James Bond’ of the Italian lakes. Promising to be a strong re-bound year, three new ships are set to debut in 2021, including the luxurious AmaDahlia (pictured right) on the legendary Nile River and the elegantly appointed sister ships AmaSiena and AmaLucia on the Rhine River.


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For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, visit the Travel Advisor Portal on or call 1.800.626.0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at



About AmaWaterways


A family-owned company celebrating 18 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 25 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône (2021), Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe and Nile Rivers (2021). 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 2019 Editor’s Pick Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best for Active Cruisers,” 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.” In addition, 18 river cruise ships in its European fleet have earned the Green Award certification, recognized for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance