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Updated: May 31, 2022

Have you ever wondered what your ancestors’ lives were like in Europe at the turn of the century? Or imagined how it would feel to follow in their footsteps, walking the same paths they did in your ancestral village? Now you can experience a deeply meaningful connection with your personal heritage while enjoying the enriching and exclusive experiences on a river cruise with AmaWaterways. As part of a history-making partnership, Ancestry® and AmaWaterways are combining their shared passions for family, heritage, and travel to offer guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to uncover their family history while cruising along Europe’s legendary rivers.

Join Ancestry® and AmaWaterways as you travel on one of three enriching  Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience journeys together. Sail along Europe’s fairytale Rhine River through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, and Switzerland on July 30, 2022, or November 2, 2023. Or discover grand capitals and history-rich villages from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary on the Danube, departing June 17, 2023.

Your journey begins with expert family history research that meets you wherever you are in your individual ancestry exploration, whether you are just starting out or you’ve already traced your family tree back multiple generations. Your discoveries continue with a professional genealogist who accompanies you throughout your river cruise. Uncover the most authentic and enriching experiences ashore with specially curated included excursions led by knowledgeable local guides. Together, your genealogist and guides will help you more fully understand your personal links to the beautiful regions you’re traveling through as you follow in your ancestors’ footsteps.

Amawaterways also offers a customized experience through this partnership on other cruises and countries they sail to, so if the scheduled dates or countries don’t fit, you can still experience this unique way to learn about your ancestry. Contact me to learn more!

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