AmaWaterways 7-night Christmas Markets on the Rhine Cruise

Dec 2nd, 2019 - Starting from only $2,849.00 (USD)

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from $6,398.00

Balcony Cabin
from $4,498.00

French Balcony Cabin
from $3,698.00

River View Cabin
from $3,099.00

Dates & Destinations

Cruise Itinerary

Day #1: Basel
Day #2: Breisach
Day #3: Strasbourg
Day #4: Ludwigshafen
Day #5: Rudesheim
Day #6: Rudesheim
Day #7: Rhine Gorge
Day #8: Cologne
Day #9: Amsterdam
Day #10: Amsterdam

AmaWaterways Amenities and Promotions

Package Inclusions

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • 2 Nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel Schweizeriof Lucerne (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Nights hotel in Zurich at the Hotel Schweizeriof Zurich (or similar) including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Lucerne to Zurich
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes

AmaWaterways Programs

Privilege Rewards Program

The Privilege Rewards Program Offers Three Tiers

Blue Members: Qualify on your 2nd Cruise!
Benefits include: An exclusive $100 per person savings on the cruise price and a private AmaWaterways guest reception on board

Silver Members: Qualify on your 3rd Cruise!
Benefits include: An exclusive $100 per person savings on the cruise price, a private AmaWaterways guest reception on board, complimentary welcome amenity, a complimentary coach transfer to and from the airport, and a $100 discount on a one-category stateroom upgrade (excluding suites)

Gold Members: Qualify on your 4th Cruise & Onward!
Benefits include: An exclusive $100 per person savings on the cruise price, a private AmaWaterways guest reception on board, complimentary welcome amenity, complimentary coach transfer to and from the airport, and a complimentary one-category stateroom upgrade (excluding suites)

Ask your Travel Consultant for details.

Wine Cruises

AmaWaterways offers exclusive wine cruises that showcase the acclaimed wine regions along Europe’s Danube, Douro, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone and Seine Rivers. These unique sailings are hosted by top wine experts and feature complimentary lectures, wine tastings, exquisite cuisine with paired wines, and excursions to historic vineyards and wine cellars. Guests learn about centuries-old wine traditions, sample one-of-a-kind vintages and enjoy private wine-themed excursions.

Other highlights include: music and newly pressed wine at a rustic Austrian tavern; Alsatian wines in Colmar, the French “Capital of Alsatian Wine”; and a German "Oktoberfest" in the village of Vilshofen, held year-round exclusively for our guests. Love wine These are the perfect cruises for you!

Art Cruises

The Paris & Normandy itinerary takes you on a journey through renowned regions that inspired the likes of Monet, Renoir and Gauguin. On the special Art Cruises on the Seine, you not only get to see – you get to experience.

Imagine taking a tour of Monet’s gardens, and then returning to the ship where you will be shown how to paint the beautiful scene you just saw! Each Art Cruise will be hosted by an expert art instructor that will lead easy, step-by-step painting classes. After being immersed in local art culture on included excursions, you will have the unique opportunity to bring it all to life with complimentary painting sessions on board. There is no better way to experience Paris & Normandy.

Complimentary Bonus Features:
• Create your own masterpieces during onboard painting sessions
• Expert onboard art teacher makes painting easy
• All painting materials provided
• Take home your paintings as one-of-a-kind souvenirs

AmaKristina Activity Services

Gratuities: Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion. Dining and Cuisine: AmaKristina offers an array of dining options for your culinary enjoyment. Enjoy Cha�ne des R�tisseurs culinary creations in the main dining room or in the Chef's Table restaurant with its own private chef. Small Group Excursions: Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you�re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. AmaWaterways hires the top local guides in every location. You won't find more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you�re visiting. AmaWaterways offers a �Gentle Walkers� group, for those who�d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an �Active Walkers� group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a �Late Starter� group for those who prefer to sleep in. Public Areas: Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof Main Lounge with bar, piano, and dance floor Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Heated pool with swim-up bar Gift Shop and Fireside Library Fitness Room Massage and Hair Salon Bicycles onboard Complimentary Bicycles and Bike Tours: AmaKristina carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for guests to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks. Impeccable Service: With AmaWaterways you�ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority. Complimentary Internet and Entertainment On-Demand: AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry�s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as �Infotainment.� Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. The exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood�s current releases, a selection of classic films, or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You�ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports, and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It�s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it�s completely complimentary. Massage and Beauty Salon: As you sail through Europe�s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are expert hair stylists, massage and beauty therapists at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you�re on board with AmaWaterways.