During first quarter 2021, three luxury river lines introduced major new options to significantly enhance the European “river-scape.” Here’s a look at these impactful moves for luxury travelers planning a future European vacation.
The Ultimate Grand Voyage
For ocean travelers, iconic 90- to 180-day World Cruises are beloved as they deliver both “bucket-list” experiences and bragging rights for having accomplished those. River cruise lines also are seeing soaring consumer desires for robust river itineraries that are much longer than the typical week-long, 10-night or two-week river cruise.
In response to this emerging trend, AmaWaterways has introduced the river cruise industry’s longest itinerary — a new, 46-night “Seven River Journey Through Europe,” departing June 1, 2023; it begins in Paris, France and ends in Giurgiu, Romania. Curated by Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder, AmaWaterways, this new, grand European experience will take 144 guests through 14 countries. Those traveling on this grand itinerary will sail on four different AmaWaterways’ river vessels during the six-week-plus journey.