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Turn Your Clients onto the Off – Peak Months with AmaWaterways

Turn Your Clients onto the Off-Peak Months with AmaWaterways

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Often overlooked but rich with offerings, the November and February “off-seasons” on Europe’s rivers are characterized by reduced international airfare and fewer crowds in popular cities such as Amsterdam and Budapest. This makes these months an ideal time for your clients to embark on a European river cruise with AmaWaterways. Whether they are looking to savor the tranquility of winter landscapes on the Rhine or immerse themselves in holiday joy as the Advent season begins along the Danube, they will find that there is nothing “off” about cruising in November and February with AmaWaterways.


Seasonal Celebrations in November

Offer your clients some of the lowest rates of the year on river cruises in November. This makes this increasingly popular form of travel an even greater value with exquisitely prepared meals, a variety of daily excursions, and unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner all included in the cruise fare. Airfare to Europe is also typically reduced in the autumn months, meaning airfare is often much more attractive–a great tip to share with your clients who appreciate exceptional value. When you reserve their flights through AmaWaterways, the AmaAir team handles every aspect of their travel experience and provides unmatched customer support.


Turn Your Clients onto the Off-Peak Months with AmaWaterways


November is also a notable month for wine lovers around the world. The year’s new wine, called Beaujolais Nouveau, is released during November in France for all to enjoy. What better way for your clients to celebrate this enchanting harvest time than with a Celebration of Wine River Cruise through one of France’s renowned wine regions? Each of these specialty cruises features a Wine Host – many of whom are experienced vintners – onboard tastings and lectures, a special wine and food pairing dinner, and premier vineyard and wine cellar tours. Invite your clients to experience a taste of the 120+ wine festivals held across the country during this time and revel in the flavors and traditions of French wine.


In Budapest and Vienna, the holiday celebrations begin early in the form of their world-famous Christmas Markets. Opening as early as November 18th, these grand Christmas Markets are festively decorated traditional marketplaces filled with artisanal gifts and delicious treats. AmaWaterways’ Taste of Christmas Markets cruises in mid-November offer all the joy of the holiday season without the bustling crowds or inflated airfare. Offer your clients the opportunity to beat the rush and visit select  Christmas Markets ahead of the crowds. The holiday festivities continue on board, where guests join in on the merriment with elegant holiday décor, festive onboard activities and special surprises. These cruises may be a great option for extended family groups who are looking to celebrate the holidays together but are unable to do so over the traditional holiday period in December.


The Wonders of Winter in 2025

AmaWaterways’ river cruise seasons on the Danube and Rhine rivers are getting an early start in 2025 with three itineraries offering February cruise dates—including a brand new 7-night itinerary on the Danube River. Encourage your clients to reserve their stateroom on one of these unique river cruises and experience the quiet authenticity of Europe in winter.


Turn Your Clients onto the Off-Peak Months with AmaWaterways


For clients who are looking for a romantic getaway in February, the new 7-night Celebration of Music: Imperial Danube, which cruises roundtrip from Budapest, may be the perfect escape. You can help your clients plan a couple’s skating night under the stars at the ice rinks during the ship’s overnight stay in Vienna. Or they can cozy up in their spacious twin-balcony stateroom and enjoy the scenery along the Danube during their full day of scenic cruising. With AmaWaterways’ current Complimentary Land Package offer, which has been extended through June 30, 2024, guests who reserve these cruise dates can enjoy two extra nights in Budapest pre-cruise where they will enjoy a stay in a luxury hotel, a guided city tour, and the services of a friendly Cruise Manager. Later in their day, your clients can take their free evening and unwind from their international flights at one of the city’s popular thermal spas.


Turn Your Clients onto the Off-Peak Months with AmaWaterways


For travelers seeking a Rhine River cruise experience during this season, the Captivating Rhine and Enchanting Rhine itineraries offer 7-night journeys between Amsterdam and Basel. The charm of Europe’s tranquil winter vistas is on full display on these cruises as they travel between cities like Strasbourg and Düsseldorf, which may be adorned with a delicate dusting of snow reminiscent of scenes from childhood storybooks. With overnight stays in Amsterdam included on both itineraries, your clients will have ample time to explore the city on their own in addition to the included excursions. Here, they can savor in the warmth of sweet treats such as freshly made stroopwafels or the renowned Dutch apple pie, locally known as appeltaart.


Space is still available on AmaWaterways’ November 2024 and February 2025 cruises. Log into your Travel Advisor Portal at for more information and marketing resources.