Waterways carries two of its European river vessels –Kristina and AmaDante–on an ocean trip from the Netherlands at France.
Once repositioned on the Rhône and the the Seine, respectively, the ships will be ready to welcome guests when the river cruise resumes in spring 2021. Kristina will be the first of the line’s 443-foot ships (with signature double-balcony cabins) to navigate French rivers.
Increased demand in France
In a press release, the river line cited “an increased demand for routes reflecting the rich culture, renowned dining experiences and remarkable history of the Normandy, Brittany and Bourgogne regions of France “for repositioning.
Kristina recently completed a four-month series of charter cruises on the Rhin. With this 2020 limited charter program, AmaWaterways has become the first WE– a river cruise line to resume navigation L’Europe , and notes that he has gained valuable experience sailing successfully with new health / safety protocols in place to protect guests and crew.
Take the line ” Colors of the province“Route, Kristina will sail on the Rhône between Lyon and Avignon, allowing Cells to navigate a new route on the Saône in the famous wine region of Burgundy.
Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, said AmaDante will join AmaLyra on the Seine and offers a relaxing itinerary with more scenic day cruises and opportunities for biking and hiking. Additionally, guests can explore further with an optional stay before or after the cruise St. Little, Brittany with a visit to Mont St Michel.
Here are the new French land routes and programs for 2021:
Impressions of the Seine and Paris: This is a northern French itinerary with a leisurely cruising pace between Paris and The Havre. The trip includes overnight visits to idyllic towns, fairytale castles, gardens, and sites commemorated by Impressionist painters.
Land options before and after the cruise include two nights in Paris; three nights in Saint-Malo with a visit to the monastery on the island of Mont Saint-Michel; and one night in Paris.
Essence of Burgundy and Provence: This trip sails between France Chalon-sur-Saone and Arles. Guests will visit romantic towns and artistic destinations / attractions and also participate in experiences such as learning French cuisine Valence in a culinary school.
Land options before and after the cruise for this itinerary go beyond France and include three nights in Geneva, Switzerland or three nights in Barcelona, Spain.
For more information, visit www.amawaterways.com.
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