AmaWaterways, a wonderful river cruise line, and one of my personal favorites, has announced three new themed cruises. Passengers can now book two new Beer Cruise sailings,an Art Illumination Cruise and a Jazz Cruise ( these cruises begin to sail in March 2015). The line has created these special cruises in response to requests from their guests, who are enthusiasts of the selected themes.
Here’s more information on the sailings, straight from the line:
“Beer buffs will have the chance to sample an array of authentic ales and lagers as they explore the European waterways like never before, during AmaWaterways’ 2015 Beer Cruise. With two opportunities to sail next year, including March 31, 2015 aboard AmaLyra and December 14, 2015 aboard AmaPrima, passengers will enjoy excursions to historic breweries with guided tours, as well as tastings, of course, and educational onboard discussions.
Art aficionados and aspiring artists alike can channel their inner Monet during AmaWaterways’ Summer 2015 Art Illumination Cruise. Departing August 13, 2015 onboard AmaLegro, this 7-night voyage will journey through France’s legendary Normandy region, with visits to Rouen’s Gothic cathedral, Monet’s house and garden in Giverny, the picturesque seaside village of Honfleur and Van Gogh’s former home in Auvers-sur-Oise. After admiring the real-life backdrops of the world’s most celebrated works of art, guests may participate in complimentary painting classes led by expert instructors. The journey concludes with a 2-night stay in the magical “City of Light”, with a sightseeing tour and visit to the Musee d’Orsay.
There’s even more in store for 2015 AmaWaterways passengers with the line’s anticipated Jazz Cruise, slated for departure September 22, 2015 onboard AmaLyra. Conducted in partnership with Jazzdagen Tours, this 7-night cruise along the Danube will feature exclusive jazz performances by a global assortment of musicians and immersive tours of a variety of ports, including the grand capital Vienna and charming towns like Durnstein. Guests can explore magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, take in the stunning sights of Wachau Valley and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal, a masterpiece of modern engineering.”