“Good things come in small packages.”

20 Apr 2022

At Acendas Vacations, we believe that travel can come in many shapes and sizes. And while we love the grandiose resorts, we understand that certain moments in life call for a more intimate setting – a time dedicated to cultivating a sense of closeness to both the destination and those traveling alongside you.

If you are searching for such an experience, we invite you to consider a river cruise for your next escape.

One of the most significant benefits of river cruising is the warmth you experience while onboard. A river cruise is more like a welcoming boutique hotel than the sprawling resort-like accommodations on an ocean cruise liner, hosting an average of 170 guests with each sailing. As a result, the experience is personal and inclusive, giving you a greater chance of connecting with others and making way for opportunities to create lasting memories.

AmaWaterways, one of Acendas Vacation’s elite river cruise partners, offers guests a range of ship sizes, including those that hold up to 160 guests and others, such as the stunning AmaDahlia, whose capacity is just 68 guests.

While on a river cruise, you’ll stop in small, inland towns – traveling at a relaxed pace that allows you to immerse yourself in the culture. You can bicycle your way through town without a schedule or book an excursion with the benefit of having fewer participants per guide. The flexibility of a river cruise is endless.

Back on board, you’ll find diverse entertainment, including cooking classes, wine tastings, musicians, and evening shows. The AmaMagna, AmaWaterways’ most luxurious ship, has five bars and four unique restaurants – including the airy new Al Fresco restaurant and Jimmy’s, a warm family-style venue.

In addition to world-class service and facilities, most river cruises adopt a farm-to-table, destination-focused dining experience. Guests will enjoy local flavors and regional specialties with ingredients purchased locally the same day. And with an all-inclusive food and beverage package, you can treat yourself without hesitation.

When you’re not indulging your culinary senses, enjoy all the amenities an AmaWaterways vessel offers, like a heated sundeck pool and whirlpool, library, spa, game room, and boutique shops, to name a few.

When you’ve had your fill of food and fun, relax in a spacious, elegantly appointed stateroom. River cruises offer staterooms ranging in size to accommodate couples, families, and groups traveling together, from double rooms to connecting suites. If you’re looking for single occupancy, you can often find promotions with reduced single supplements through AmaWaterways.

Whether you’re admiring Amsterdam’s colorful canals, sailing the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam, or viewing wildlife in the Chobe National Park in Africa, you will have a beautiful view of the ever-changing scenery from the comfort of your stateroom balcony.

One of the few drawbacks of cruising on a smaller vessel is that it books up quickly, especially the themed cruises, such as the Wine, Culinary & Christmas Market cruises. For this reason, we recommend you plan ahead and book your river cruise in advance.

Take a look at the special offer from AmaWaterways by clicking on this link.

If you would like to learn more about European river or ocean cruises, feel free to contact your Acendas Travel Advisor using the following form:

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