Updated: May 31
While it’s been possible to extend your cruise with land packages and or even more than one cruise, two river cruise lines recently launched 46-night journeys moving from one river cruise to another, with departures in 2023.
AmaWaterways launched their cruise as a summer sailing initially and saw such high demand that they added a spring, and more recently, a fall sailing. These journeys include fourteen countries, seven rivers, and specially curated itineraries for each season.
The Spring departure on April 20, 2023, begins in the south of France along the Rhône River, and then moves to Holland and Belgium, where you’ll see the vibrant tulip fields of Amsterdam's Keukenhof Gardens. From there, marvel at fairytale castles and storybook villages along the Rhine, Main, and Moselle rivers and venture off the beaten path to the wonders of Southeast Europe. Plus, you will spend the last fourteen nights of your journey on board the AmaMagna, unique to river cruising with its double-width, including (among other features) four unique restaurants and a Wellness Studio.
The Summer edition, sailing June 1, 2023 sails through fourteen fascinating European countries from Paris, France to Giurgiu, Romania aboard four award-winning ships. This journey is a full French immersion with the most days in France of any of the Seven River Journeys. Revel in the French joie de vivre as you sail through the relaxing Normandy countryside. You’ll be whisked over to Lyon, where you will sail the Saône and Rhône rivers into the heart of Burgundy and Provence. Delight in the fairytales and legends of the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers and wander through cobblestone streets and grand capitals on the Danube.
The Autumn sailing begins on August 24, 2023. You’ll delight in the transition from summer days to fall foliage and discover Europe’s brilliant fall foliage while sipping world-renowned wines during the harvest season. This mesmerizing 46-night sailing celebrates the rich culture of fourteen fascinating countries enveloped in all the season’s color-changing glory as you stroll, bike and hike to cherished castles, cathedrals, and monuments.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has also launched a 46-night cruise departing in May 2023. You’ll travel from Cairo to Lisbon, and discover two continents and nine countries as you visit Egypt, the Mediterranean, the Alps, Central Europe, and Northern France all on one trip.
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Photos courtesy of AmaWaterways