Why You'll Love River Cruising
River Cruise Partners
We trust these river cruise companies to show our clients the world in style and comfort. Click below to learn more about each cruise line.
Reconnect, Rejoice And Return To Europe
Allow AmaWaterways to indulge your every whim aboard the newest, most innovative and award-winning ships on Europe’s legendary rivers. Their warm and welcoming crew prioritize your safety while treating you to exquisite locally-sourced cuisine, hikes to hilltop castles and bike rides through the scenic countryside. Join them for exclusive experiences that bring you closer to the world – and the people you’ve missed.
The Luxury of Space
While sailing through the heart of Europe aboard AmaWaterways’ innovative river cruise ships, you will experience the luxury of space and breathtaking views for an average of just 150 guests. Spacious staterooms with innovative twin balconies invite fresh air in as you glide past stunning World Heritage Sites such as Austria’s vineyard-rich Wachau Valley or Germany’s castle-laden Rhine Gorge. With spacious open-air Sun Decks offering walking tracks and pools, you will never miss a view, whether sailing aboard the newly reimagined AmaBella or AmaVerde on AmaWaterways’ 7-night Romantic Danube cruise, or the beautiful AmaKristina on her 7-night Colors of Provence itinerary through France.
Included Open-Air Experiences
Revel in the beauty of nature on a variety of included outdoor excursions for just 15-20 guests. Venture off the beaten path while hiking to Austria’s historic Dürnstein Fortress on the Danube River. Take an Enchanting Rhine cruise through four countries and pedal through Strasbourg aboard a complimentary bicycle or ride a gondola over Rüdesheim’s renowned vineyards. You can even hunt for truffles alongside your canine companion while in Provence. Plus, with AmaWaterways’ onboard Wellness Hosts, a number of complimentary small-group fitness classes are available daily, from stretching to core strengthening to dance – offered out on the Sun Deck when weather permits.
Prefer exploring the world through your tastebuds? Delight at every meal in your choice of exquisite regionally inspired dishes, as well as Western favorites, prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in a multi-course tasting menu at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant – an unforgettable experience included in your cruise fare. Plus, choose among our many culinary-themed Special Interest Tours, with AmaWaterways’ compliments.
Peace of Mind
Having sailed the Rhine River in 2020, AmaWaterways played an industry-leading role in the early adaptation of health and safety protocols within the river cruise sector, and AmaWaterways is uniquely prepared to welcome you safely to Europe with open arms – this year and beyond. Reserve any of the sailings mentioned above or contact your preferred travel advisor to learn about other available itineraries.
Contact our agency to receive up to $300 in Onboard Credit or enjoy an Exclusive Shore Event and Private Welcome Reception on select sailings!
The World Misses You. Rekindle Your Love For Travel.
Of all the affairs to remember, our romance with travel often leaves the most lasting impression. While cruising the world’s romantic rivers, you are invited to sail through storybook settings; wander the cobblestones of culture-rich villages; stroll over centuries-old bridges and walk in the footsteps of legends, enjoying the scintillating stories of history along the way. So, it’s understandable that this recent detour – spending time away from the world we love – has been difficult.
The moment has finally come to stop replaying special memories and start planning a reunion! To leave normal behind and get back to amazing! And lucky for you, no one offers you more views, more choices or more AWE-some than Avalon Waterways.
And speaking of choices, Avalon Active & Discovery river cruises offer activities for your varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests and pace. Every port gives you a world of possibilities as you interact with the locals and choose the dynamic, interactive activities that appeal to you most.
As for the sights you’ll see while on the river, no other river cruise fleet offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships®. Featuring the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising, your Avalon Panorama SuiteSM is actually river cruising’s only Open–Air Balcony® — with living space that’s 30% larger than the industry standard. And you’ll never have to choose between lying in bed or seeing the view because, unlike other river cruise cabin designs which put their beds against the wall, Avalon’s Comfort Collection BedsSM actually face the view — so you can stretch out and watch the world go by.
It’s comeback time – yours and the world’s. Come back to travel and the river cruise vacations that take you there. The world hasn’t been the same without you.
Save up to $1,500 per couple on select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Plus! Our Agency Exclusive: Receive prepaid gratuities on select 2022 Avalon Active & Discovery river cruises**
Our agency can recommend a great tour to add on to the beginning or end of your river cruise and maximize your time abroad. Contact us for options!
The Rivers Are Calling
The mighty rivers of the United States once served as the great highways of early exploration and inspired dreams of discovery. Today, American Queen Steamboat Company® re-creates the same sense of wonder, excitement and inspiration with all the convenience and comfort of modern luxury aboard the most elegant, authentic paddlewheel riverboats in the world. The fleet is comprised of the grand flagship American Queen®, brand new American Countess™, the luxurious new boutique paddlewheeler the American Duchess™ and the great elegant American Empress® sailing the Pacific Northwest.
Sailing under U.S. flags, American Queen Steamboat Company’s domestic routes — including those along the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland rivers — support American towns, businesses and the historic landmarks that preserve the cherished stories of the nation. Columbia and Snake river sailings highlight the diverse topography, ecosystems and communities that comprise this majestic landscape.
For the first time in the company’s history, three paddlewheelers will operate a full season in the Midwest, with 30 dedicated Ohio River sailings currently scheduled for 2022. With the addition of the American Countess™ in 2021, more itineraries are available than ever before in 2022, including routes that showcase the Ohio River in particular, as guests continue to seek out more accessible, close-to-home cruising options. From major urban centers like Louisville, Ky. and Pittsburgh, Pa. to charming port towns like Madison, In. and Brandenburg, Ky., American Queen Steamboat Company will introduce guests to these compelling destinations along the Ohio River.
American Queen Steamboat Company became the first 100% vaccinated U.S. river cruise fleet in July 2021. SafeCruise health and safety procedures will continue throughout the entire cruise experience and feature pre-boarding, boarding and onboard processes to enhance health and safety.
To embark on your American river adventure, contact our agency today.
AmaWaterways: Savings may be combined with Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program for past guests. Onboard credit amounts are $300 per stateroom ($150 per person), based on double occupancy (solo travelers receive half). Up to $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom is available on select Travel Leaders Network 2021 or 2022 Amenity/Block program sailings only. Block program is combinable with current promotional offers available at the time of booking; not combinable with Travel Leaders Network Amenity or Travel Leaders Network Distinctive Voyages. Port charges, other optional land programs, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.
American Queen Steamboat Company: Itineraries are capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Some voyage dates operate in reverse and may vary slightly from original itinerary. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all guests and crew. Masks are not required while on board but are required during embarkation and on shore excursion motorcoaches. Guests sailing on the American Empress® must participate in a PCR test the night prior to their voyage at the pre-cruise hotel. Guidance may change at any time without notice based on local regulations. Not responsible for errors or omissions.
Avalon Waterways: *Book a select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise (excluding Oberammergau) to receive up to $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 22, 2020 and September 30, 2021 for travel at select times in 2022. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit and Peace of Mind Credit. Applies to new 2022 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only.
**Book a select 2022 Avalon Active & Discovery Europe river cruise and get the standard prepaid cruise gratuities included for the full length of the cruise portion of the vacation. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 15 and October 31, 2022 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2022. Combinable with other applicable promotions. Applies to new 2022 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Not applicable to groups or custom tours. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Maybe withdrawn at any time.