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CRUISE WITH DAVE

Welcome to the Home of River Cruise King!

This is where your dreams take form and where I begin to match you to the perfect river cruise itinerary and ship. Get ready to embrace new places, enjoy new experiences, and possibly even some new friends!

 

One of the trips below could be your 'perfect something new' and I'm excited about the lifelong memories you're about to make.  I know that sometimes planning trips like this can be overwhelming, but I'm here to not only make it fun, but turn it into a truly perfect experience from the beginning.

 

Sailing in one of these carefully curated, escorted groups with all your accommodations and tours already included, plus my tips to help fill your free time means you can travel without having to worry about being bored, what to do before and after your river cruise, or having to arrange tours and activities on your own.  I am here to help you.

 

Does that sound good to you?

 

Look thru my upcoming departures thru 2023 to see if one captures your imagination. If you already know exactly what you want you can easily sign yourself up.  Not sure? Then take a look, jot down your three favorites, and let's schedule a face-to-face call to discuss any questions you might have.

I am always standing by to help so let's get you started choosing your adventure and get you on a river cruise!

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7 Nt Taste of Bordeaux  |  August 26, 2021

France is re-opening this Summer so NOW is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a great travel opportunity and a great selection of cabins. ​

 

Discover the delicacies of the Basqueland and Bordeaux as you travel with Dave on his first trip back to the rivers since the 2020 interruptions. This glorious combination of multiple cultures and identities will regale you with superb wine and more Michelin star restaurants in a square mile than you can shake a baguette at, all in breathtaking settings which will fill your Instagram for years to come.

CRUISE ROUNDTRIP FROM BORDEAUX with DAVE

COUNTRIES: FRANCE

RIVERS: GARONNE, DORDOGNE

 

Enjoy a four-night pre-cruise land package to Bilbao & San Sebastian before sailing seven nights thru Bordeaux on the classic AmaDolce. ​

 

Afterward, explore the beautiful Loire Valley and fly home from Paris.

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$500 per person thru June 30th

Michele's Danube Melody  |  September 4, 2021

This 7 night cruise from Budapest is being hosted by Dave's RCK Ambassador Michele Nihen and offers plenty of opportunities to discover the beauty of the Danube during glorious September: one of the best times of the year to cruise. 

Journey from Hungary to Germany and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets, and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

CRUISE FROM: BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN with MICHELE

COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA

RIVERS: DANUBE

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$500 per person thru June 30th

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15 Nt Stars of Africa  |  September 17, 2021

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town. Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights that includes a visit to the township of Soweto. Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

 

COUNTRIES: BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE

RIVERS: CHOBE

 

This miraculous adventure and Bucket List trip visiting Cape Town, the Chobe River, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg and Kruger Park is SOLD OUT

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7 Nt Danube XMAS Markets  |  December 1, 2021

Explore the magical Christmas Markets of the Danube with the XMAS expert, Dave, from the comfort of the groundbreaking AmaMagna. This itinerary hits many of our absolute favorite Christmas markets and is a perfect way to get back to the old-world traditions of the Advent season.

Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes, and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. Apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz are only a few of the epicurean experiences you'll indulge in. Vienna, home to a treasure trove of Baroque splendors, including its grand Schönbrunn Palace, gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur; while Budapest and Bratislava offer a vibrant mix of east and west.

 

With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you'll be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagna to its fullest—from alfresco dining to spinning with a view.

CRUISE FROM: BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN with DAVE

COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA

RIVERS: DANUBE

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$250 OFF per person thru June 30th

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11 Nt Secrets of Egypt & Nile  |  January 28, 2022

Join Dave for this brand new Ama adventure thru Egypt and down the Nile.  The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has recently re-opened and the treasures of ancient Egypt await you!

 

3-NIGHT CAIRO PRE-CRUISE, 7-NIGHT CRUISE ROUNDTRIP LUXOR, 1-NIGHT CAIRO POST-CRUISE WITH DAVE 

 

Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences, and extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned.

 

Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza.

 

This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.

 

COUNTRIES: EGYPT

RIVERS: NILE

Add the 4 night Jordanian land package including 2 nights in Amman and 2 nights in Petra and/or the

4-night post package to Israel to turn this into a MEGA trip! Early arrivals to Amman can join Dave for a special, private cooking class at the famed Beit Sitti.

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SAVE $250 per person

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11 Nt Secrets of Egypt & Nile  |  February 7, 2022

Join Dave for this brand new Ama adventure thru Egypt and down the Nile.  The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has recently re-opened and the treasures of ancient Egypt await you!

 

3-NIGHT CAIRO PRE-CRUISE, 7-NIGHT CRUISE ROUNDTRIP LUXOR, 1-NIGHT CAIRO POST-CRUISE WITH DAVE 

 

Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences, and extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned.

 

Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza.

 

This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.

 

COUNTRIES: EGYPT

RIVERS: NILE

Add the 4 night Jordanian* land package including 2 nights in Amman and 2 nights in Petra and/or the 4-night post package to Israel to turn this into a MEGA trip! Early arrivals to Amman can attend a special, private cooking class at the famed Beit Sitti arranged by Dave

*Dave begins this week's trip in Cairo since he will be finishing up the January 28th group. The Ama cruise manager meets any guests coming to Jordan.  Everyone joins together in Cairo.

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SAVE $250 per person

ONLY 1 CA CABIN LEFT!

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7 Nt Tulips of Holland and Belgium  |  April 21, 2022

Join Dave for the biggest River Cruise King sailing, yet! The entire AmaMora will be full of Dave's Royal Court for this extra special Tulip Time sailing which includes the Dutch King's Day holiday on board!

Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive. Experience Amsterdam’s colorful canals, the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills, and the art of Rubens and Michelangelo. Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of Bruges, Middelburg, and Ghent.

 

Throughout your journey indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles, and delicious cheeses—all while savoring the storybook atmosphere of the region.  Of course, you can't forget the famous Dutch apple cake from Dave's favorite spot: Winkel 43

 

Only a few cabins are left so join Dave and tiptoe thru Amsterdam, Ghent, Antwerp, Bruges, and the quaint towns of The Netherlands.

CRUISE ROUNDTRIP FROM: AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM

COUNTRIES: BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS

RIVERS: DUTCH AND BELGIAN WATERWAYS 

You can start off this whole adventure with Dave's very special early arrival Amsterdam program featuring 2- or 3-night stay and very special tours, VIP airport pickup, his famous Indrapura Reijstafel dinner, and more!

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FREE DRINKS PACKAGE ONLY 4 CABINS LEFT!

$500 OFF per person thru June 30th

7 Nt Enticing Douro w/ Lisbon  |  June 4, 2022

Dave is back in the Douro again! This time during the beautiful late Spring when Portugal and the Douro are at their absolute most brilliant.

Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country— the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; visit Regua, the ‘capital’ of the Douro Valley; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated “Golden City.”

 

Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most alluring wine landscapes.

 

CRUISE FROM: PORTO TO PORTO  with DAVE

COUNTRIES: PORTUGAL, SPAIN

RIVERS: DOURO

Add a 3-night pre-cruise land package in beautiful Lisbon to start this off with a navigational flair!

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FREE DRINKS PACKAGE / ONLY 8 CABINS LEFT!

$500 OFF per person thru Sept 30th

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7 Nt Gems of the Danube  |  July 3-10, 2022

 

Discover the wild majesty of Southern Europe on this 7-night cruise with Dave thru Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia & Hungary.

Touch history in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you sail along the exotic lower Danube. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe.

 

Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to see Bulgaria’s natural wonder, Belogradchik, a fairytale stone world of fantastic shapes associated with interesting legends; or to bike through Belgrade’s sprawling Kalemegdan Park.

 

Wine connoisseurs will have a chance to taste history from the centuries-old wine-growing hills dating back to the Romans in Ilok, a royal and vinous town. Be treated to the flavors, sights, sounds and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent.

 

CRUISE FROM: GIURGIU TO BUDAPEST with DAVE

COUNTRIES: BULGARIA, CROATIA, HUNGARY, SERBIA, ROMANIA

RIVERS: DANUBE

 

Add on the 4 night Bucharest and Transylvania land tour for a true adventure as we spend 2 nights in Bucharest and 2 nights in Brasov tracing the footsteps of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Dracula.

Post cruise you can travel with AmaWaterways to Vienna for a 2 night program or let Dave help you plan your own post stay in Budapest.

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$500 OFF thru June 30th

14 Nt Grand Danube  |  July 3-17, 2022

Turn the Gems cruise into a 14 night grand tour by adding the Upper Danube to the Gems itinerary.

Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. Apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz are only a few of the epicurean experiences you'll indulge in.

 

Glory in the beauty of Vienna, home to a treasure trove of Baroque splendors, including its grand Schönbrunn Palace, gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur; while Budapest and Bratislava offer a vibrant mix of east and west.

 

With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you'll be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagna to its fullest—from alfresco dining to spinning with a view.

 

CRUISE FROM: BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN

COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA

RIVERS: DANUBE

 

You can finish off this extraordinary trip with a visit to Prague with AmaWaterways or let Dave help you plan a trip to Munich or thru the Alps.

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$1000 OFF thru June 30th

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15 Nt Stars of Africa  |  September 9, 2022

Your journey begins with a three-night stay in picturesque Cape Town.  You can arrive on the regularly schedule Ama start date or come early for Dave's famous Western Cape Wine Tour before starting the great Ama program in Cape Town.

 

Next, fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin your Zambezi Queen safari cruise on the Chobe River. Explore Chobe National Park, home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.

 

Spend two nights at the legendary Victoria Falls before flying to Johannesburg for two nights that includes a visit to the township of Soweto.

 

Then fly to Hoedspruit, located in the game-rich country of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three nights at a luxurious game lodge in this premier eco-tourist destination, known for some of the best “Big Five” viewing in Africa. Experience the thrill of daily game drives, while evenings bring you breathtakingly clear skies.

End your trip in Johannesburg or add on the special, custom Serengeti Migration Camp post trip to fully round out this life changing experience.

 

COUNTRIES: BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE

RIVERS: CHOBE

 

This miraculous adventure and Bucket List trip visiting Cape Town, the Chobe River, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg and Kruger Park only has two suites left.

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SPECIAL DAVE COUPON SAVINGS

5% OFF per person thru June 30th 

 

7 Nt Rhine Christmas Markets  |  December 1, 2022

Enjoy a 4 night Swiss land package to Lucerne and Zurich before my 7 Night Christmas markets of the Rhine cruise. Join me for my favorite time of year when I can share the ancient traditions and modern celebrations with you at every stop along the way.  Having lived in this region for a decade, there are so many things I can't wait to share with you beyond the normal program, and helping you master the Christmas markets is just the first step!

 

CRUISE FROM: BASEL TO AMSTERDAM with DAVE

 

Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year and get caught up in the magic of the holidays with visits to some of the world’s most timeless Christmas Markets.

 

Warm-up with a mug of steamy glühwein while at the Cologne Christmas Market located in front of its UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. Let the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, the oldest and largest Christmas Market in France, captivate you the way it has for so many others for centuries. Meander through Heidelberg’s majestic Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town.

 

While in Gengenbach, marvel at the world’s largest Advent calendar, where every evening at 6:00 PM, the brightly lit windows of the neo-classical town hall open and behind each one is a picture by a famous artist, such as Andy Warhol. Cherish all the glory of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine.

 

COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND

RIVERS: RHINE

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ALREADY LIMITED SPACE!

$250 OFF per person thru June 30th 

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15 Nt Charms of the Mekong  |  January 21, 2023

We start this thrilling adventure in Saigon for Tet Lunar New Year before transferring to the ship for 7 nights up the Mekong. Afterwards explore the wonders of Angkor in Siem Reap before flying to Hanoi for city tours and a very special party cruise on Halong Bay with an overnight & special Hanoi street food tour compliments of Dave and his friend Ha.

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE Ama trips!

 

CRUISE FROM : HO CHI MINH CITY TO SIEM REAP  with DAVE

 

Two lively cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, provide the perfect start and end to your incredible journey. Cruise along the Mekong, visiting rural villages, historic pagodas, local markets and a Buddhist monastery where you’ll be treated to a special blessing by monks. Indulge your inner adventurer in Siem Reap, exploring the grand temples of Angkor Archeological Park. And be treated to an AmaWaterways’ exclusive with an overnight sojourn on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay.

 

COUNTRIES: CAMBODIA, VIETNAM

RIVERS: MEKONG

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ALL GUESTS GET A FREE STREET FOOD TOUR IN HANOI FROM DAVE'S FRIEND HA

$750 OFF per person thru June 30th

 

2023 Colors of Provence  |  May 11, 2023

We are well on our way to filling the beautiful AmaKristina with the Royal Court for this magnificent sailing down the Rhone River thru Provence during the most beautiful time of the year. Dave waited to return to Provence until Ama moved one of their newer ships to the region and is now excited to share truffles and lavender, cooking classes and culinary delights, as well as the fresh delicious wines of Privence with you. 

 

CRUISE FROM: LYON TO AVIGNON with DAVE

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Embark in Lyon, France’s culinary capital, and enjoy an evening illumination cruise. 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; learn how to pair chocolate with wine; and discover how olives turn into the Mediterranean’s nectar, olive oil. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Carriéres de Lumiéres before your return flight home.

COUNTRIES: FRANCE

RIVERS: RHONE

IN CELEBRATION OF MY NEW WEBSITE I AM OFFERING 

EXTRA SPECIAL SAVINGS IF BOOKED BEFORE SEPT 1, 2021

10% OFF BALCONY CABINS & SUITES

5% OFF Cat. E, D, CB & CA

 

110% SOLO for D thru CB /

125% SOLO for CA thru AA

 

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FREE DRINKS PACKAGE & FREE GRATUITIES / CABINS GOING FAST!

$500 OFF per person thru Sept 30th

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21 Days of Dave, Wine, and Ama  |  September 12, 2023

 

JOIN DAVE FOR A REGAL ROYAL JOURNEY THRU EUROPE

In 2023 you can unpack once and journey on 3 cruises in 1! Travel the Mosel, Main & Rhine with Dave on an incredible adventure from Luxembourg to Basel to Nuremberg to Amsterdam and experience the BEST that Dave's favorite rivers have to offer. You can start with Dave in Frankfurt and visit his former fairy tale village home of Braunfels!

This extraordinary river cruise sails on three of Germany's most idyllic and famous waterways and allows Dave to share an immersed and in depth look at life in Germany during one of the most beautiful times of the year.  You will experience wine festivals during harvest time, multiple passes thru the Rhine Gorge to allow you more "castle time" and extra special tours.  We like to say the first time is for history and culture, the second time is for leisure and exploration.

You can take all 21 days which are 3 of Ama's best German cruises combined into one longer journey:  Rhine & Mosel Splendors + Medieval Treasures + Treasures of the Main Rhine.  As a bonus for guests booking all 3 itineraries together for the whole 21 days, Dave will include free laundry for the duration of the cruise.  The rates include a special back to back 10% off on the 2nd and 3rd weeks.

Best of all, for those starting with the September 12th sailing, whether you do all 21 days, just 14 or 7, you can add on Dave's very special Frankfurt and Braunfels Fairy Tale village package and get personal tours of these two very dynamic, but different German homes.

WEEK 1: CRUISE FROM: LUXEMBOURG TO BASEL

Expand your imagination in fairytale villages—enchanting Cochem where folklore and history come alive in every street, and in well-preserved Bernkastel with its medieval Market Square and half-timbered houses. Whimsical fantasies abound at Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and at the Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen, a cultural heritage site of European significance with more than 100 sculptures scattered throughout its surprising landscape. Blend German heritage with Italian in Trier, with its Roman Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra; and with French heritage in Strasbourg, and you have the most splendid journey.

COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, SWITZERLAND

RIVERS: RHINE, MOSELLE

WEEK 2: CRUISE FROM: BASEL TO NUREMBERG

Walk through thousands of years of history in the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Bamberg and Miltenberg. Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Indulge your inner child with visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and the Speyer Technical Museum. Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and savor local flavors like rich Rüdesheimer coffee and hearty Bamberg smoked beer. All this and more awaits you as you experience the many medieval treasures of Europe.

 

COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND

RIVERS: RHINE, MAIN

WEEK 3: CRUISE FROM NUREMBERG TO AMSTERDAM

From Prague, the “City of Spires,” to the heartland of Germany along the Rhine and Main rivers and to cosmopolitan Amsterdam, you’ll get an up-close look at the magnificent castles, medieval towns and forever-inspiring cities. Experience Prague’s eclectic mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Get lost in the medieval chivalric atmosphere of Nuremberg’s Kaiserburg Castle, representative of the thousands of fortresses that dotted Germany’s landscape in the Middle Ages. Marvel at an immaculate example of Baroque architecture at the designated UNESCO World Heritage Würzburg Residenz, a reminder of life lived on a grand scale. Savor the storybook atmosphere of some of Europe’s most charming towns, Wertheim and Rüdesheim; and along the way, get swept up in the many treasures just waiting to be discovered along the Rhine and Main rivers.

 

COUNTRIES: GERMANY, NETHERLANDS

RIVERS: RHINE, DANUBE, MAIN

Finish this EPIC adventure with Dave's Amsterdam Post Cruise Adventure with 2 or 3 nights post cruise city discovery.

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FREE LAUNDRY IF YOU BOOK ALL 3 WEEKS!

Booking Opens May 25th

14 Days of Dave and Ama Adventure  |  September 19

(or 12), 2023

Can't do all 21 days, but still want to experience this great adventure? You can take the first 14 days or

the last 14 days of this German Immersion Adventure.

 

Sail Luxembourg to Nuremberg or Basel to Amsterdam and luxuriate on a two-week cruise that lets Dave show you the best of Germany and a fabulous time!

Special Rates and Extras

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SPECIAL SAVINGS PACKAGE FOR THE 14 NIGHT JOURNEY

Booking Opens May 25th

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7 Days of Dave and Ama Adventure  |  September 12th,

19th or 26th, 2023

Dave's 21 Days on the AmaPrima is actually 3 cruises in 1: if you can't make the entire journey he has made it possible for you to join the week you can!

Some guests just can't get away for longer than a one week cruise, but Dave would never leave you out.

if you only have 1 week you can choose ANY of the segments in his longer cruise: Combine the Rhine

and Mosel to Basel, the Rhine and Main to Nuremberg, or the Main and Rhine to Amsterdam.

All three cruises are during wine harvest time!  These special sailings will be full of perks and surprises.

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SAVE $500 PER CABIN THRU SEPT 1, 2021

Booking Opens May 25th

11 Nt Secrets of Egypt & Nile  |  November 17, 2023

Join Dave in 2023 for this brand new Ama adventure thru Egypt and down the Nile.  The new Egyptian museum in Cairo has recently opened and the treasures of ancient Egypt await you!

 

3-NIGHT CAIRO PRE-CRUISE, 7-NIGHT CRUISE ROUNDTRIP LUXOR, 1-NIGHT CAIRO POST-CRUISE WITH DAVE 

 

Beginning in September 2021, Ama now takes you to a fascinating destination: Egypt.

 

Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences, and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned.

 

Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza.

 

This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.

 

COUNTRIES: EGYPT

RIVERS: NILE

Add the 4 night Jordanian land package including 2 nights in Amman and 2 nights in Petra and/or the 4-night post package to Israel to turn this into a MEGA trip! Early arrivals to Amman can attend a special, private cooking class with Dave at the famed Beit Sitti.

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A Story of Family

The best family time is quality time!

One of the best things about a river cruise is the balance of time spent having fun in port and the time spent on board the ship relaxing, sharing moments, and enjoying each other's company.

Find out how Denisse M and her multi-generational family became a life goal on how to get the most out of a family vacation and create lasting, meaningful memories!

RECLAIMING YOUR FAMILY TIME

A STORY OF FAMILY

A Story of Celebration

Dave treats his teachers to Tulip Time!

Ama means "Love" and there is no better way to say thank you to the important people in your life than by giving them the love an AmaWaterways cruise.

 

In 2019 Dave invited his 4th-grade teacher, Joyce Dascola and her sister Arlene to join him on a THANK YOU cruise for being such wonderful mentors.

 

READ THE STORY AT AMA'S WEBSITE

A STORY OF LOVE

A Story of Romance

Dave stumbled upon an engagement!

There are so many beautiful, scenic and romantic destinations visited by an AmaWaterways cruise it is hard to choose a favorite.

During his 2017 Bordeaux cruise, he met a man that was about to set the gold standard in romantic proposals. Jeff Patten proposed to girlfriend Kristen at a Bordeaux Château.

 

MAKE IT UNFORGETTABLE

A STORY OF ROMANCE

 

PLAN YOUR NEXT MAJOR CELEBRATION 

WITH DAVE ON AN AMAWATERWAYS RIVER CRUISE

Family and friend reunions, anniversary celebrations, special birthdays, and even weddings should all consider an AmaWaterways river cruise for their next major event and have Dave plan and organize it!

He is an absolute pro!

An AmaWaterways cruise is a fantastic place for taking revenge on missing out on so many milestone events this past year and a half.  Maximize your budget and use of time to their greatest effect by using all the included services, accommodations, dining, and included amenities to turn a vacation into a momentous occasion where you actually participate in and enjoy every minute, as opposed to the whirlwind of concerns that often surround and overtake these occasions.

 

An AmaWaterways ship gives you every opportunity to concentrate on creating memories with your loved ones thru themed activities or cocktail parties, special dinners, private group tours, and still leave time for individual experiences.  

My favorite part is that regardless of a day's activities, everyone comes together again for the exceptionally delicious meals and evening activities. The most satisfying part is that it's all included. 

 

It is the best of both worlds with minimal fuss and maximum benefit.

 

I held my own wedding on the AmaKristina and it was the perfect way to spend real quality time with our loved ones and friends. While the attentive ,5-star service level crew members took care of all the details, we enjoyed our guests and the different themed parties I’d planned for each day. It was exactly how we wanted to celebrate our marriage: by spending true quality time and sharing special experiences with those important to us.  Instead of a rushed, few-hours-long party with minimal time to enjoy each guest's company, we were able to plan small events each day that allowed us to share experiences that we now treasure, but also allowed the guests to have their own time.

 

The Ama crew saved us from more headaches than I can count and we turned the different stops along the way into fun-filled and creative soirees that even gave guests who weren't sailing with us an opportunity to help us celebrate during a wine garden event in Rüdesheim.  It was magical and I would love to show you how to do the same.

 

I have the perfect blueprint to help you plan your own exciting adventure-turned-event.

 

Download Dave's Guide to Holding a Wedding or Event

on an AmaWaterways cruise. (COMING JUNE 2021)

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The Anatomy of a River Cruise Wedding

 
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Large Groups, Themed Travel, Seminars and Trainings

The some principle that applies to turning a special occasion into a mega-event applies to any kind of large group.  Whether it be team-trainings or seminars, club getaways, special interest groups, or performance rewards, an AmaWaterways cruise is the ultimate All-in-One special event solution.  

 

There is ample time to conduct presentations or training activities, hold demonstrations, tastings, or 

any number of themed activities from dinners to cocktail parties, as well as chances for each attendee to work on any necessary projects, do their own thing in port, as well as have time for a bit of quiet reflection.

By utilizing all the included features of an AmaWaterways cruise, you maximize every aspect of your event the the effects are much longer lasting.

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