More Commission and More Flexibility with New Air, Cruise and Land Packages Exclusively Available Through Travel Agency Partners
CALABASAS, CA – (March 3, 2022) – Ama means love, and AmaWaterways is celebrating the start of its 2022 sailing season through Europe with the launch of an all-new ‘More to Love’ sale, available on select 2022 European river cruises. The luxury river cruise line is now offering a truly worry-free comprehensive package with a 7-night river cruise in a French balcony stateroom, round-trip airfare, transfers, a pre- or post-cruise land package, port charges and Travel Waiver Plus all included with a starting price of $5,499 USD* per person. To ensure maximum flexibility, two alternative specially priced packages are also available for clients that may have their own air or land arrangements. The ‘More to Love’ sale is available for new FIT reservations on over 60 cruises departing between March and the end of December 2022 and is being promoted only through travel advisor partners.
“Over the past two years, we have held more than 4,000 virtual events with our travel partners and during a recent Webinar Wednesday, we asked what they needed most from us to encourage their clients to travel in 2022. The response was clear – many clients need the extra level of security that would come from an all-inclusive air, cruise and land package where AmaWaterways would take care of them from start to finish,” said Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “Our teams worked together to come up with this attractive ‘More to Love’ exclusive offer that included all those aspects and then we made it even more rewarding to our travel partners by paying the attractive river cruise commission rate on all these bundled services. As a final gesture of support, the offer is only available through our valued travel advisor partners and it is bookable 24/7 through our Online Booking Engine.”
This exclusive package features everything that travelers need to enjoy a little additional time in Europe with complete peace of mind. Pre- or post-cruise land packages available within this offer encourage guests to explore the historic city of Amsterdam, the beautiful architecture of Budapest or the charming streets of Prague. Paris, Lucerne/Zurich and Lake Como land packages can be substituted for an additional $500 per person. Stateroom category and business class airfare upgrades are possible.
Once on board, guests will enjoy a choice of up to 23 enriching small-group excursions, fine dining, complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner, a Sip & Sail cocktail hour every evening, daily wellness activities and many more outstanding experiences for which the river cruise line is known. AmaWaterways’ small ship river cruises are the premier way for travelers to enjoy the fascinating history, art and culture, and stunning landscapes along Europe’s most iconic rivers. A sample of the Itineraries available within this exclusive offer include:
- Best of Holland & Belgium
- Legendary Danube
- Captivating Rhine
- Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
- Paris & Normandy
- Colors of Provence
Recognized for its outstanding relationships with travel advisors, AmaWaterways is a leader in supporting its valued travel partners with innovative digital marketing tools and personal support provided by a team of experienced reservation and air specialists, National Account Executives and Business Development Managers. With the easing of entry regulations around the world, these packages will help travel advisors overcome any hesitancy that clients may feel about reserving a 2022 European vacation and further help support the much-anticipated rebound for the travel industry.
“The travel industry is poised for a remarkable rebound and with this offer, AmaWaterways has equipped our travel partners with an excellent reason to reach out to all their clients who will appreciate the excellent value in this inclusive worry-free package,” said Alex Pinelo senior vice president of sales. “Our travel partners have been so supportive throughout these challenging times, and we are thrilled to have them at our side as we launch our 2022 European season on March 6th.”
*Terms and Conditions apply. For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit the Travel Advisor Portal at AmaWaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.
Family-owned and operated for more than 19 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’