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Amawaterways Extends Complimentary Sailing Offer for Frontline Medical Heroes with Additional 2022 Europe Sailing Dates

Frontline Medical Heroes Cruise Free on Select Europe Sailings with a Paying Guest in Same Stateroom



CALABASAS, CA – (May 10, 2022) – In honor of National Nurses Week, award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has extended its special offer inviting frontline medical heroes to enjoy a complimentary river cruise and opened a selection of eligible Europe sailing dates in 2022. As a gesture of the company’s heartfelt appreciation for their remarkable sacrifices and dedication, frontline medical heroes can reserve a complimentary Europe sailing on select dates with one paying guest in the same stateroom. To view the list of 46 eligible cruises and take advantage of this offer, frontline medical heroes or their travel advisors must submit their credentials at and reserve their 2022 river cruise by June 30, 2022.


“Frontline medical heroes have been selflessly caring for others since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic over two years ago, and we want to show our continued appreciation for their heroic work,” said Kristin Karst,executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome these hardworking individuals on board for an unforgettable river cruise vacation where they can explore the grand capitals and charming Old-World villages of the Danube, the fairytale castles of the Rhine and much more!”


Frontline medical heroes can choose from a wide variety of seven-night itineraries on several of AmaWaterways’ award-winning ships. Welcoming on average 150 guests, ships sail national waterways, docking in the center of iconic towns, historical villages and spectacular vineyard regions along the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube rivers. Highlights of just some of the itineraries available include:


  • Enchanting Rhine, where grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and their progressive future. Guests will take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey along the Rhine and through its designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with its 40 castles strung like pearls on its river banks and to magnificent cities and charming villages alike. In addition, guests can experience timeless traditions – from the making of Kölsch, Cologne’s legendary brew, to the making of Rüdesheimer coffee.


  • Melodies Of The Danube, see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Guests are invited to indulge their passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. During this itinerary, guests will cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley as the melodies of the Danube carry them from one gem to another on a regal journey through time. In addition, the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District.


  • Impressions Of The Seine & Paris, discover the most renowned sites in Paris as well as sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters along France’s Seine River. Guests can indulge in Norman chocolate, cheese and cider and enhance their best self on guided bike tours through charming cities like Les Andelys. With fairytale castles, châteaux and idyllic scenery at every turn, this cruise is sure to conjure beautiful memories and dreams for years to come.


During their cruise, frontline medical heroes will experience the high level of luxury for which AmaWaterways is known – including spacious staterooms, a wide choice of expertly guided shore excursions included in every port, award-winning dining, enhanced health and safety protocols, personalized service and extensive amenities including open-air Sun Decks with heated pools or whirlpools. Known for its culinary experiences, AmaWaterways provides guests with exquisite, regionally inspired cuisine at every meal, paired with hand-selected wines and beer with every lunch and dinner. Guests also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ships and Entertainment-On-Demand systems in each stateroom.


To book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a frontline medical client, call 1.800.626.0126, or visit the Travel Advisor Portal at Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways and YouTube at


*Frontline Medical Heroes offer is only applicable to active medical professionals and active first responders with valid ID. This limited time offer is not combinable with any other promotions. See website for terms & conditions that may apply.



About AmaWaterways

Family-owned and operated for almost 20 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable  ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. 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 Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.