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AmaWaterways opens 2023 bookings early after record sales month

AmaStella is pictured at Vilshofen, Germany
AmaWaterways opened booking for 2023 Europe river cruises seven months ahead of its previous schedule.

The line said this was sparked by a record level of bookings in March.

2022 bookings 'strongest ever seen'

'Reservations for our 2022 season are the strongest we have ever seen. We have already received such incredible group and charter interest for our 2023 itineraries that we decided to move ahead quickly and open up these cruises for individual bookings,' said Kristin Karst, EVP and co-founder of AmaWaterways.

New itineraries range from five nights to 46 nights. 2023 bookings made by June 30, 2021, will qualify for 5% savings.

Five nights on the Danube or new classical music sailings

The new choices include a series of five-night 'Majestic Capitals of the Danube' cruises visiting Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna with optional new land packages in Kraków, Poland, or Salzburg, Austria. Also new: seven-night 'Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube' cruises between Budapest and Vienna add concert experiences to the program of included excursions.

AmaWaterways also announced two epic 'Seven River Journeys' through 14 countries for spring and summer. Following strong pre-launch demand, the summer edition has very limited availability, however the newly added spring addition, from April 20 to June 4, 2023, is now open for reservations.

Ten different itineraries explore cities and villages along the Rhine, Moselle and Main rivers in addition to what AmaWaterways called the 'immensely popular' 'Enticing Douro' and 'Flavors of Portugal & Spain' itineraries. With five vessels in France, each on a different itinerary, travelers can cruise through the Bordeaux, Normandy, Burgundy and Provence regions.

New land packages

Citing a trend for longer vacations and slower travel, AmaWaterways lets customize their trips by combining multiple itineraries (with savings of 10% on the second or third river cruise). Pre- and post-cruise land packages are available, too.

New for 2023 are a three-night St. Malo package with the 'Impressions of the Seine & Paris' itinerary and three-night Geneva and three-night French Riviera (Nice and Monaco) add-ons with the 'Essence of Burgundy & Provence' itinerary.

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