River cruise line AmaWaterways has announced its itinerary programme ahead of 2021, which includes four new European itineraries and another ship.

The AmaLucia, one of AmaWaterways' ships

156-passenger AmaLucia will launch in 2021.

Joining AmaWaterways’ European fleet will be the new 156-passenger AmaLucia, sister ship to AmaSiena (2020), featuring signature twin balconies, connecting staterooms and multiple dining venues including The Chef’s Table.

Celebrating spring in the Netherlands and Belgium, AmaLucia begins her journey on 16th March 2021, embarking on a series of Tulip Time cruises before setting sail on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers.

The cruise operator will also take passengers on new itineraries along some of Europe’s most well-known rivers, as well as repositioning three ships to meet the demand for French itineraries.

Besides the AmaKristina moving to the Rhône, AmaDante will join AmaLyra on the Seine and AmaCello will sail a new itinerary on both the Rhône and Saône rivers.

Lastly, AmaBella and AmaVerde will rejoin AmaWaterways’ European fleet sailing the Dutch & Belgian Waterways and the Danube.

Stuart Perl, managing director of AmaWaterways, said: “We are thrilled to unveil our 2021 offerings which will showcase both fantastic new destinations and our award-winning fleet.

Four new itineraries on offer

  • Impressions of the Seine & Paris: Sailing aboard AmaDante from Paris to Le Havre (or reverse) this holiday will take guests through the best of northern France, including small towns and different gardens.
  • Essence of Burgundy & Provence: Sailing aboard AmaCello from Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles (or reverse) passengers will travel to some of the region’s ‘romantic cities and artistic epicentres’, along with experiences such as learning to cook French food.
  • Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps: The AmaMora & AmaSerena from Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) will visit vineyard-clad hills, different villages and castles.
  • Best of Holland & Belgium: Sailing aboard the AmaSerena on a round-trip from Amsterdam, this itinerary provides a close-up look at the region’s history with visits to Utrecht and Dordrecht, Holland’s oldest city.

“France is a huge focus with AmaKristina moving over to the Rhône to join AmaCello who will embark on a new itinerary exploring both the Burgundy and Provence regions.

“High demand on the lower Danube has seen us add more departures and we have introduced new land programmes to Geneva and Lake Como, which will delight our loyal repeat guests and attract discerning travellers looking for unique experiences.”

For more information about AmaWaterways and its full range of cruises, visit www.amawaterways.co.uk