Heading to Europe’s Rhine and Moselle Rivers with AmaWaterways
Posted on 07/18/2022 | About Central Europe, Anywhere
Two Rivers, One Unforgettable Experience
Much like the sailors who were drawn to the beauty of the folklore siren Lorelei, travelers find the powerful allure of the Rhine River and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle, hard to resist. With so many grand cities, charming villages and breathtaking landscapes stretching along their banks, the best way to experience it all is by cruising with award-winning AmaWaterways.
From the moment guests are welcomed on board by AmaWaterways’ extraordinary crew, they are enveloped in warmth and treated like esteemed members of the family. The line’s innovative river cruise ships accommodate an average of just 156 guests, offering the luxury of space and picturesque views, particularly within their signature twin-balcony staterooms, where both a French balcony and an outside balcony await. Plus, with exquisite cuisine, fine wines and included amenities such as a daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour, an onboard Wellness Program, a Michelin star-worthy multi-course tasting menu at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant and high-quality Wi-Fi, no detail is overlooked when it comes to ensuring guests have a memorable experience.
Scenic Sailing at its Finest
Along the Rhine River, guests glide past more than 40 fairytale castles strung like pearls along the banks of Germany’s breathtaking Rhine Gorge. Within the sharp turns of the Moselle Valley, steep vineyards produce some of the world’s finest wines – and the most dramatic scenery. In spring or summer, guests can enjoy the views with a chilled glass of locally-sourced Riesling, or watch the vibrant palette of autumn colors while warming up with rich Rüdesheimer coffee.
Unique and Exclusive Included Experiences
But what would a river cruise with AmaWaterways be without a variety of included excursions and exclusive experiences to immerse guests in the history and culture on shore? On the Rhine and Moselle rivers, guests have the chance to explore up to four countries (Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands) on guided hikes and bike rides, Special Interest Tours such as a visit to Rüdesheim’s mechanical musical instrument museum or a mustard tasting at a historic mill in Cochem, and city tours for all activity levels, from gentle walkers to the most active of guests.
Dock in enchanting Lahnstein to discover Lahneck Castle as part of an exclusive experience on AmaWaterways’ Enchanting Rhine cruise, or hike to the 9th-century ruins of Bernkastel’s Landshut Castle on their Rhine & Moselle Splendors itinerary. Magnificent cathedrals dominate the city skylines in Strasbourg and Cologne and impress with their high ceilings, remarkable stained glass and impressive facades. But it is AmaWaterways’ carefully selected local guides that enhance each small-group excursion with captivating stories and legends, elevating them from the rest.
When guests reserve their Rhine & Moselle river cruise with AmaWaterways, they open a storybook and fill each page with an adventure that takes their breath away.