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AmaWaterways adds Istanbul, Nice and much more in 2020 river cruises

AmaWaterways has some super exciting things coming in 2019.  A new itinerary on the Danube.  A new Golf Concierge Program for the golfers that dream of teeing it off in some of Europe’s championship golf courses.   And of course, there are 3 new EXCITING ships joining the fleet: 

  • AmaMagna – sailing on the Danube River 
  • AmaMora – Sailing on the Rhine River 
  • AmaDouro – Sailing on Portugal’s Douro River 

If your 2019 vacation plans are set and 2020 is your year for a river cruise, AmaWaterways has just released their preview brochure for 2020 and you can now book! 

2 new river cruise itineraries for 2020: 

  • Treasures of the Main and Rhine – 3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise from Nuremburg to Amsterdam. 
  • Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle – 2 nights in Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, 3 nights in Paris. 

New land extensions: 

  • Gems of Southeast Europe adds an option for 3 nights in Istanbul, Turkey.  Tour the fascinating old city of Istanbul as well as a visit to the 16th century museum, Topkapi Palace 
  • Colors of Provence & Spain adds an option with an extension in Nice where guests can explore the French Riviera, including visits to Aix-en-Provence, Monaco and Monte Carlo. 

There is one new ship joining the fleet in 2020, the AmaSiena.  The AmaSiena will sail on the Main, Moselle, and Rhine rivers.  The new ship will sail on both new itineraries for 2020 – Treasures of the Main & Rhine and Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle. 

The AmaMagna, which will start sailing in May 2019, will add 2 new itineraries in 2020 for a total of 5 different itineraries: 

  • Romantic Danube – 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest.  Options of 2 nights in Munich or 3 nights in Prague pre-cruise. 
  • Melodies of the Danube – 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen.  Option to add 2 nights pre-cruise in Budapest and/or 3-nights in Prague post-cruise. 
  • Gems of Southeast Europe – 7-night from Budapest to Giurgiu.  Land extensions available in Budapest, Brasov, Bucharest, Vienna, and Istanbul. 
  • Grand Danube Cruise – 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Giurgiu.  Land extensions available in Prague, Brasov, and Istanbul. 
  • Christmas Markets on the Danube – 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen.  Land extension in Budapest and Prague.  

For more on AmaWaterways and to search for cruises, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to start planning your 2020 river cruise (or 2019 as there’s still good availability), feel free to call us at 305-814-8184 or send us a note!

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Visiting Amsterdam? Get your Anne Frank Museum tickets in advance

Are you heading to Amsterdam and looking for some great places that are must visits? 

Then make sure to include the Anne Frank Museum in your itinerary. It’s a very emotional experience, but also very educational and humbling.

If you’re taking a tour or a river cruise, or just visiting Amsterdam independently, take a look at your itinerary to see if the Anne Frank house is on your schedule.  There’s a good chance that it’s not included as part of your tour.

 

If you do plan on visiting the Anne Frank Museum, make sure you get your tickets in advance.  You cannot buy tickets at the museum, they’re only sold online.

LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tickets become available exactly 2 months ahead of time.  

80% of tickets are released at the 2 month mark on their website and the remaining 20% are released on that actual day on their website.  

Do not wait. Reserve your tickets ahead of time and get the visiting time slot that you want.

 

Link to get tickets are below in the description.

If you’ve visited the Anne Frank Museum, drop a comment below and let us know your experience.

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U by Uniworld back for 2019 PLUS Camping on the Top Deck!

U by Uniworld river cruise line is back for 2019, and expanding!

U by Uniworld’s inaugural 2018 season was a success.  And they have awards to prove it!

They’re back in 2019 on the Seine, Main, Rhine and Danube rivers.  

There’s a new itinerary for 2019 and it’s the “Northern France at a Glance” on the Seine River.

This cruise starts on a Sunday in Paris but returns back to Paris on Friday so that you get Friday and Saturday day and night in the city of lights.  

This itinerary will be in demand as 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Lot’s of river cruise lines have sold out many of their Seine cruises. If not sold out, there’s limited availability.

U by Uniworld visits some amazing iconic cities and small villages.  But they’re also about having fun on board.

So they’re bringing back the Painting & Wine, Silent Disco, Mixology Classes and Yoga on the Top Deck.  They’ll be adding a rooftop BBQ, Karaoke, Giant Board Games, Themed Parties, Romance Packages, and much more!

  

And in my opinion, one of the coolest new things they’re going to be doing is Rooftop Camping.  You’ll spend the night under the stars with a nightcap and a breakfast picnic in the morning for 2!  How awesome is that?

In 2020 they’ll be adding a 3rd ship sailing on the Mekong river.  Stay tuned for information on that.

If any of that sounds fun to you, well then, U by Uniworld is perfect option for you!

If you have any questions about the le laperouse or the cruise line Ponant, please feel free to call us or send us a message here.

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Uniworld River Cruises new Super Ship – Bon Voyage

Uniworld River Cruises converting the River Royale to a super ship!

The River Royale currently sails the Bordeaux region in France.  The ship will be renamed the S.S. Bon Voyage and will be launching next April 2019.

The Bordeaux region is a fantastic region to cruise if you’re a food and wine lover.  Food and beverage will be a main focal point in the transformation of the river ship.

In addition to the main dining area, there’s a new bistro inspired by the restaurant Bouillon Pigalle in Paris added at the bow of the ship.  

The top deck will be redesigned to include a swimming pool and lounge area.

Four new gorgeous suites will be introduced for those looking for larger river ship staterooms. All bathrooms on board will be redone in marble.

There will be less guests on this ship while Uniworld is increasing the number of crew members for a higher crew-to-guest ratio.  Uniworld already offers some of the best service on the rivers and it looks like it could even get better. Oh, and don’t forget that Uniworld is one of the limited number of river cruise lines that includes room service in all their staterooms.  

Uniworld is a boutique river cruise line that’s Ultra-Luxury and All-Inclusive!

Call us or submit a question here if you have any questions about the ship or the itineraries that this new river ship will be sailing on.

U by Uniworld river cruise PLUS the ultimate German experience of OKTOBERFEST

U by Unworld is a new cruise line started in 2018 that’s aimed at the river cruiser who wants a little more ENERGY in their vacation.  The stereotype that river cruising is just for the mature traveler is no more.

U by Uniworld is a spin off from the ULTRA LUXURY Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.  Uniworld is a 5 star all-inclusive river cruise line that’s ranked as one of the best river cruise lines.  This tells you that U by Uniworld is not just another new kid on the block. They have the experience and know how to put an adventure together!

Oktoberfest is the celebration of the Bavarian culture and each year over six million people travel to Munich to celebrate with beer, music, and DELICOUS German food!

U by Uniworld has 2 itineraries in October that coincide with Oktoberfest:

  • Germany’s Finest is an 8 day river cruise from Frankfurt to Regensburg starting on September 22.
  • The Danube Flow is an 8 day river cruise from Regensburg to Budapest starting on September 29.

Each of these 2 departures will include the option to join in on the Oktoberfest festivities.  The VIP Package includes a host/hostess that will take you to your private table in one of the Oktoberfest Tents.  

What’s included:

  • Reserved seating at a table from 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Traditional Bavarian meal including starters, main course, and desert.
  • Unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks and water.
  • Transfer from and to the ship.

You’ll also have access to select beer tents (Schützenzelt, Weinzelt, Marstall Zelt or Ochsenbraterei) with high-quality service and live music from Bavarian bands.

This optional tour is priced at just $359 per guest.  This is a FANTASTIC value considering the all-inclusiveness of the tour.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 305-814-8184 or send us a question here.


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