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Ancestry® and AmaWaterways

Once-In-A-Lifetime Heritage River Journeys

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Have you ever wondered what your ancestors’ lives were like in Europe at the turn of the century? Or imagined how it would feel to follow in their footsteps, walking the same paths they did in your ancestral village? Now you can experience a deeply meaningful connection with your personal heritage while enjoying the enriching and exclusive experiences only a river cruise with AmaWaterways provides. As part of a history-making partnership, Ancestry® and AmaWaterways are combining our shared passions for family, heritage and travel to offer guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to uncover their family history while cruising along Europe’s legendary rivers.

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Discover Your Family Story on a European River Cruise

Learn more about your family history and explore the sights, cuisine and culture of your ancestral homeland on a one-of-a-kind heritage river cruise. Join Ancestry® and AmaWaterways as we travel on our inaugural journey together, Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience, departing July 30, 2022. Sail along Europe’s fairytale Rhine River through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland and connect with your heritage.

Enjoy a Personalised Experience

Your journey begins with expert family history research that meets you wherever you are in your individual ancestry exploration, whether you are just starting out or you’ve already traced your family tree back multiple generations. Your discoveries continue with a professional genealogist who accompanies you throughout your river cruise. Uncover the most authentic and enriching experiences ashore with specially curated included excursions led by knowledgeable local guides. Together, your genealogist and guides will help you more fully understand your personal links to the beautiful regions you’re traveling through as you follow in your ancestors’ footsteps.

AN UNPARALLELED RIVER JOURNEY

Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience

Riverview Stateroom packages are available from €4,878 per person

Balcony Stateroom packages are available from €5,573 per person

Packages Include

What’s Included with AncestryProGenealogists®
  • Pre-journey welcome call, plus a 5-hour consultation and introductory research with your expert genealogist as well as a summary of their findings
  • The services of an expert genealogist throughout your entire river cruise experience
  • Two historical and genealogical presentations on board
  • One private consultation to review your family tree on board
  • Exclusive Ancestry excursion with your genealogist to the historic Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp
  • One hosted lunch or dinner with the genealogist
  • The opportunity to accompany your genealogist on select AmaWaterways excursions

Optional add-ons including an Ancestral Home Visit and additional genealogical research are also available (fees apply).

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Enhance Any AmaWaterways Sailing with AncestryProGenealogists®

Are your ancestors from another country along the European rivers we visit? Reserve any AmaWaterways river cruise through Europe and customize your personalized heritage experience with Ancestry, from a pre-journey consultation with your expert genealogist to an Ancestral Home Visit for an additional fee.


Ancestral Home Visit

Travel back in time and envision your ancestors’ daily lives before telephones and automobiles. Examples of ancestral home visits may include the opportunity to see the school or house of worship your family attended, stand in front of a house where one of your ancestors lived or venture to the cemetery where they are buried.

*Your personalized experience is dependent upon itinerary and proximity to the ship

Captivating Rhine Ancestry Experience

On our river cruises, 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. We 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.
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Included Features Captivating Rhine (Ancestry Experience)

In addition to the Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience Package, the cruise includes:

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Ancestry specific excursion exclusive to this sailing (this is the Red Star Line Museum visit in Antwerp)
Dates & Prices Captivating Rhine
EMBARK July 30
7-NIGHT CRUISE Amsterdam Basel Ancestry® and Amawaterways Experience
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
Join Ancestry® and AmaWaterways as we travel on our inaugural journey together, Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience. Sail along Europe’s fairytale Rhine River through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands and connect with your heritage.

Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience Package (Pricing includes Cruise + Ancestry Experience)
ADD 2-NIGHTS AMSTERDAM PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Category E
Fixed Windows
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category D
Fixed Windows
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 260 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category CB
French Balcony
Violin Deck
155 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 695 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category CA
French Balcony
Violin &Cello Deck
170 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 956 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin &Cello Deck
Category BB
French Balcony &Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 1,477 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category BA
French Balcony &Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 1,651 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category AB
French Balcony &Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 1,825 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category AA
French Balcony &Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 1,999 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Suite
French Balcony &Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
350 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL 3,130 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Notes:
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise price)€183 per person.c
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

Terms & Conditions: All prices listed are per person, in EUR and based on double occupancy for the Captivating Rhine July 30, 2022 sailing on the AmaStella only. Prices are inclusive of €1,305 per person Ancestry Experience package. Riverview stateroom rates are based off category E and Balcony stateroom rates are based off category CB. Cruise rates are inclusive of port charges. Land package pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and are our standard land packages hosted by our Cruise Manager. This portion of the journey will not be accompanied by a genealogist unless custom services/experiences are purchased. Deposit required for this sailing and inclusive of the Ancestry €825 per person of which €655 per person is immediately non-refundable. Once reservation has been made with AmaWaterways, you will receive a Welcome Call from Ancestry Genealogist. Optional Ancestral Home Visits and Additional Genealogy Research must be booked through Ancestry and they will determine the final pricing. Must request code ANCESTRY in order to receive Ancestry Experience. Optional land programs, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Offer has limited availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply.

Ships Captivating Rhine
This 156-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, complimentary Wi-Fi on board and more.Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions Captivating Rhine

We are here to support you as you plan for your future river cruise. Below are answers to our guests’ most frequently asked questions regarding our Seven River Journey Through Europe. Should you have any additional questions, please contact your preferred travel advisor or call us at 800.626.0126 and we will be happy to assist you.


When you reserve a personalized Ancestry river cruise experience, you are given exclusive access to a team of expert genealogists who are leaders in their field. They have many years of experience and education in finding out the family history and stories of their clients. Their specialized knowledge in the records of countries around the world helps them locate and research historical documents that provide you with answers about your family history. Translation services are typically included so you can fully understand any copies of original documents you receive, with your genealogist providing historical context and answering questions for you.