2024 Cruise Club of America President’s Cruise!
10-day Paris Stay & Colors of Provence River Cruise aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaKristina!
April 8 -18, 2024
Bill & Leslie Kraus, owners of Cruise Club of America, cordially invite you to join them as they host you aboard the luxurious AMAKristina on one of the most incredibly beautiful river cruises in Europe! From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Enjoy three nights pre-cruise in romantic Paris and enjoy a “City of Light” Tour and an evening “Illumination Tour” to start off your 7-night cruise. Then transfer by TGV high-speed train to Lyon, France’s culinary capital, and savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. You can even become an expert in all things culinary: go in search of the highly prized “Black Diamond” truffles and learn how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Carrières des Lumières. Lower the drawbridge of your fantasies in Avignon, a sprawling commune with an overwhelming array of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, intriguing art museums and historic charm. After your cruise, spend three nights in Barcelona (optional) taking in the top sites, as well as views of the mountains of Montserrat.
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Itinerary AT A GLANCE
On your Rhone River cruise, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. AMA always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
|DAY 1||Paris||Hotel check-in (transfers included with purchase of airfare from AMA Waterways)|
|DAY 2||Paris||“City of Light” tour|
|DAY 3||Paris||Evening “Montmartre and Illumination” tour|
|DAY 4||Paris||Transfer is included from Paris hotel to TGV high-speed train to Lyon|
|Lyon||Tastes of Lyon tour|
|EMBARKATION (Board AMAKristina)|
|DAY 5||Lyon||City tour|
|or Les Halles Market tour|
|or Lyon bike tour|
|Beaujolais excursion and tasting|
|DAY 6||Lyon||Free morning|
|DAY 7||Vienne||“Footsteps of Ancient Romans” walking tour|
|or Mount Pipet hike|
|or ViaRhôna bike tour|
|DAY 8||Tournon||Exclusive private steam train ride|
|or Red wine and chocolate tasting|
|or Tain-l’Hermitage hike and wine tasting|
|DAY 9||Avignon||Walking tour and Papal Palace|
|Tastes of Avignon|
|or Avignon bike tour|
|Pont du Gard|
|Evening cruise to illuminated Pont d’Avignon|
|DAY 10||Arles||Arles walking tour|
|or Bike tour|
|or Van Gogh walking tour|
|Les Baux and Carrières des Lumières|
Transfer from ship to Marseille, France airport included (if airfare purchased from AMA Waterways)
OPTIONAL 3-NIGHT POST-CRUISE, BARCELONA, SPAIN LAND ITINERARY
DAY 11 Barcelona Transfer from the AMAKristina to TGV High-Speed Train to Barcelona, Spain
Transfer to Barcelona hotel & check-in
DAY 12 Barcelona “The Best of Barcelona Tour”
DAY 13 Barcelona “The Mountains and Abbey of Montserrat” excursion
DAY 14 Barcelona Return flight home (transfer to Barcelona Airport included if AMA airfare is purchased)
AmaWaterways’ AmaKristina AT A GLANCE
Inspired by luxury yachts and designed specifically to maximize the enjoyment of every guest, the 156-passenger AmaKristina introduced in 2017, provides a distinctive river cruise experience with breathtaking scenery, ancient Roman sites, vineyards, and castles on the calm & serene Rhone River. Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 155-235 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the suites at 350 sq. ft. Select staterooms can become adjoining by request, and some offer triple occupancy to accommodate the needs of families.
Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand TV, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower.
The AmaKristina offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. On the Sun Deck, you can enjoy a dip in the heated pool, as well as a refreshing beverage at the swim-up bar. The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment.
As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine, unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. You’ll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes.
With a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.
NOTE: This is the perfect vacation for those of you who may have been concerned about motion discomfort as you will be sailing only on the calm Rhone River with no waves. Step aboard and unpack once, traveling between charming cities, towns and villages. In most ports you can simply step right off the ship, explore on foot or bike ride!
Pricing (per person based on cruise only, double occupancy – port charges @ $224.00 per person additional)*
Category “E” Piano Deck Fixed Windows (waterline cabin) 160 sq. ft. @ $4,199 per person
Category “D” Piano Deck Fixed Windows (waterline cabin) 160 sq. ft. @ $4,498 per person
Category “CB” Violin Deck, French Balcony, 155 sq. ft. @ $5,098 per person
Category “CA” Violin Deck, French Balcony, 170 sq. ft. @ $5,498 per person
Category “BB” Cello Deck, French & Outside Balconies, 210 sq. ft. @ $6,098 per person
Category “BA” Violin Deck, French & Outside Balconies, 210 sq. ft. @ $6,298 per person
Category “AB” Cello Deck, French & Outside Balconies, 235 sq. ft. @ $6,498 per person
Category “AA” Violin Deck, French & Outside Balconies, 235 sq. ft. @ $6,698 per person
Category “SS” Suite, Violin Deck, French & Outside Balconies, 350 Sq. Ft. @ $7,998 per person
* Our AMA Waterways Colors of Provence Presidents Cruise includes an exclusive, FREE 3-Day, pre-cruise hotel stay/with breakfasts and daily tour in Paris, France from 04/08/24 – 04/11/24, (a retail value of $2,760.00 based on double occupancy, when you book by March 31, 2023). Transfers are included from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris to the hotel if airfare is purchased from AMA Waterways. Transfers are included from the Paris hotel to the TGV high speed train. Please deduct $1,000.00 per person from the cruise fare should you decide NOT to do the (3) day pre-cruise hotel land & tour package in Paris. An optional 3-night, post-cruise, Barcelona, Spain land hotel package with breakfasts & tours, including TGV high-speed rail train to Barcelona, Spain is also available from 04/18/24 – 04/21/24 at an optional cost of $1,170 per person.
A $400.00 per person deposit is required to lock in pricing, booking & stateroom assignment
Please Join Us
As we only have a limited number of staterooms, we invite you to join your hosts Bill & Leslie Kraus, owners of Cruise Club of America, as we once again offer a cruise and itinerary that will leave you with a lifetime of memories. Please call Leslie at 800-982-2276, ext. 201 or Bill at ext. 208 for further information and booking assistance.