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New Year on the Rhine & Main

Itinerary, Prices and Dates

Nuremberg to Amsterdam 8 Days

Celebrate in Style with AmaWaterways this winter
Celebrate in Style with AmaWaterways this winter

Choose to begin your holiday with Christmas in historic Prague, "the city of a hundred spires" or arrive in Nuremberg to embark upon your luxurious ship and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. In Cologne, you will visit the city's magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe's liveliest capitals.

What's Included

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies available
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch & dinner onboard, sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Multiple dining options
  • Wide choice of included tours and excursions
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager

Flights & Transfers

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in flight choices AMA Waterways' prices are quoted on a cruise only basis. As a result there are no restrictions placed on which airport you can fly from and in which class. The choice is entirely up to you.

Please call us for a flight inclusive price, based on your specific requirements.

Day 1: Arrive in Nuremberg, embark Cruise

Map of the Rhine River
Map of the Rhine River

Transfer from your pre-cruise stay in Prague or arrive in Nuremberg to board your cruise ship. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Nuremberg - Bamberg

Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have free time to sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before you return to the ship. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Kitzingen - Würzburg

After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city's famous medieval Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Wine Queen and Town Council will escort you to Germany's oldest wine cellar to taste several wines and learn about wine production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions: a guided tour of Würzburg that will show you all of the city's major sights; Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture; or an optional tour of medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entry to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum, which is solely devoted to this beloved holiday. Rejoin the ship in Würzburg and cruise overnight.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Wertheim

We arrive in Wertheim this morning, a town that has retained much of its distinct character and charm. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before a motor coach transfers you to Freudenberg to rejoin the ship. We depart early this afternoon and cruise overnight.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim - Koblenz

Early this morning, you will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, where you'll see the ruins of mist-shrouded fortresses and fairy tale castles. Look for the Lorelei Rock at the narrowest part of the river, where legend says sweet songs of local beauties once lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, you will board a miniature train that will take you to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see its incredible collection. During your free time, explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town lead by your Cruise Manager.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Koblenz - Cologne

We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne today, arriving this afternoon. After lunch on board, enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit Cologne's spectacular Gothic cathedral. We depart late tonight for Amsterdam.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Amsterdam

Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You'll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill and free time to explore this vibrant and colourful city Castelo da Penaon your own.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam

After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship for your journey home.
Included Meals B

  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

AmaCerto, AmaPrima, AmaReina, AmaViola, AmaSerena & AmaSonata


With design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMA Waterways' revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience. Accommodating 164 passenger in spacious staterooms, many incorpoating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept.

Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.

The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 84 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Deck Plan

AMA Waterways MS AmaPrima and AmaCerto - deck plan
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Innovative Luxury Staterooms

AMA Waterways' new Concerto class vessels bring some fantastic innovative design features to the private guest spaces. Whilst almost all staterooms feature french balconies many also have an outside balcony as well with the exclusive Twin Balcony configuration pioneered on these ships.

All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways' exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Twin Balcony Suite

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Suite AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • mini-bar

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. AA+)

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 290 sq. ft.
    Modified Stateroom Layout
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. AA & AB)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat AA & AB Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat AA & AB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 235 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. BA & BB)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat BA & BB Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat BA & BB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 210 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. C)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat C French Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat C Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. D & E)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat D & E Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat D & E Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 160 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views

Fine dining

Gourmet Dining onboard an AmaWaterways Ship

Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result - an outstanding dining experience.

Our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces that highlight regional cultures and traditions. Guests aboard these Concerto class vessels may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef's table with a tasting menu and a delightful al fresco dining terrace on the AmaCerto.

Gold Medal Menus

Primus Perchtold, AmaWaterways' Executive Chef and winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg, designs exquisite menus for guests' enjoyment in Europe.

La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Every AmaWaterways vessel cruising in Europe is an official member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.

AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line invited to join one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations founded in 1950 in Paris.

Multiple Dining Venues

Main Restaurant, Erlebnis Chef's Table & Wine Room

Guests aboard the AmaCerto, AmaVerde and AmaBella may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef's table restaurant with a tasting menu and a delightful Al Fresco dining terrace - AmaWaterways' latest dining innovation.

A Variety of Dining Options

Early risers enjoy breakfast in the main lounge while a full buffet breakfast with made-to-order specialties, accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries is served from 7am daily.

At lunch, you'll find an enticing buffet laden with fresh salads, pasta dishes, hot entrees, and desserts, as well as meals to order from the menu; a light lunch option is also available in the main lounge.

In the afternoon, stop by the main lounge for tea or complimentary espresso, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies.

Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer.

Complimentary Drinks

Every dinner on board includes free-flowing regional wines as well as complimentary beer and soft drinks.

Complimentary sparkling wine is also served with breakfast.

Bottled water, specialty teas and coffees are always available free of charge.

Culinary Delights, Bites & Sights Tours

New for 2012, these specially-crafted guided walking tours provide a delectable taste of Europe in select destinations. Tours include visits to cooking schools, stops at culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries and perhaps a bistro or biergarten and more.

Onboard Entertainment

After dinner, you are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Small Group Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions and the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you're treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. The complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class tour in every destination using the very best local guides. You'll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you're visiting.

Onboard bicycles, Massage & Beauty Treatments and Fitness room

To cater for different preferences AmaWarterways offer a Gentle Walkers group, for those who'd like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, an Active Walkers group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a Late Starter group for those who prefer to sleep in is also on offer.

Complimentary Bicycles & Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedaling. There are more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets on board that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways, or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

Health & Beauty

As you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board with AmaWaterways.

AmaWaterways Staff

The AmaWaterways Standard

Excellent Service from AmaWaterways Staff

With AmaWaterways, you'll find an exceptional vacation experience. In addition you'll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. After ten years in business, we believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is superior service and attention.

Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us. Passengers aboard every AmaWaterways ship complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise, and we diligently read every single one of them. It provides continuous feedback on our passengers' experience, and enables us to guide our onboard staff. We can praise the staff for a job well done, and make quick adjustments before the start of the next cruise.

At AmaWaterways, customer service is our top priority.

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat E to AA: 50%, Suite: 100%


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