Ever considered a river cruise? Well, you should– with Amawaterways and Wanderable.
As lovers of the water, we are very proud to announce our partnership with AmaWaterways, a true revolutionary in the field of river cruising. This sweet, family-owned business specializes in custom ships built to make your voyage truly comfortable and majestic. We went to the trouble of going to Paris & Normandy just for you, Wanderers, so you can peep some pics from our glamorous, cozy, magical trip with Amawaterways, below. It was really hard…but, you know, someone’s gotta do it.
The Wanderable Team (and their boyfriends) in the small town Honeflur, one of the stops along the Seine
River cruises are a great option for all ages of travelers…more seasoned couples who might be enjoying a second honeymoon or renewing of their vows, or young spritely things just venturing out onto the ocean for the first time. With so many different activities and experiences available on the ship, the experience is whatever you desire it to be– the daily tours are top notch (and their are multiple ones each day, depending on your interests) but if you’re into going it alone, grab a bike from the boat and venture out. You won’t be disappointed.
Normandy by Bike: A must
Did we mention that Amawaterways was an all-inclusive trip? This is a big plus: you don’t have to get nervous that you’re racking up crazy bill. You can sit back, relax and enjoy every moment. This gives you the freedom to try new things, hang out with new people (your fellow cruise mates will become permanent pen-pals by the last day) while getting a holistic travel experience.
You can sit with us: the cool kids table on the Amalegro
Plus, Amawaterways likes to keep it small: so you’re not getting onto some monster cruise liner. With only about 200 people on board (including the crew) the personal touch can be seen in everything they do. The cruise director actually came up to our group on the second night and told us about an off-the-beaten-path, 2 star Michelin restaurant in Caudebec, inside the chef’s house. He offered to make us reservations because he knew we were foodies. Seriously, you just don’t get service like that every day.
Marcus, picking up fresh baguettes for dinner from a small town in Normandy.
Rudi, the president of Ama, discusses his philosophy: “We love what we do — providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, ‘Ama’ is derived from the Latin word for “love.” It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests.”
The sunrise from our Stateroom on the Amalegro sailing along the Seine
AmaWaterways is truly a stellar brand, and we are thrilled to announce to you that we’re launching 5 itineraries with them today. They are: Douro, Portugal; East Africa, Provence & Spain, Vietnam, Cambodia, & the Mekong and Paris & Normandy. Plus, the first three couples that registry get some special treats: chocolate and champagne in their room, and a a private champagne reception with the captain before the welcome dinner.
John (the cruise director), Marcus, and the Captain of the Amalegro
So, Wanderers, even though a river cruise might not necessarily be the fist thing you think about when you think about going to Europe or Africa, we dare you to think differently. With Amawaterways and Wanderable, it’s all about five-star service, amazing experiences, meeting new people, and exploring a different world.
Check out some more amazing pics from our trip with Amawaterways, and #WanderOn.
Marcus, the cheese expert (it’s all about the cheese in France. But you knew that)
Private cheese tasting for the guests on the Amalegro at the Chateau de Bizy
See what I mean?