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AmaWaterways has partnered with Ancestry for two new Rhine and Danube itineraries for your clients under the Heritage on the River; Your Personalized Ancestry Experience program. These sailings will include opportunities for them to explore their ancestry by immersing themselves in destinations where their families got their beginnings.

The Legendary Danube cruise departs Nuremberg, Germany, on June 17, 2023, and sails to Budapest, Hungary. It includes options for a 3-night pre-cruise package in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as a new 2023 post-cruise option of 3 nights in Krakow, Poland.

The Captivating Rhine itinerary has a Nov. 2, 2023, departure from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Basel, Switzerland, with an option for a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam and/or a 2-night post-cruise stay in Lucerne, Switzerland, and an additional 2 nights in Zurich, Switzerland.

“Following the success of our first Heritage on the River cruise in 2022, we are thrilled to expand our partnership with Ancestry and AncestryProGenealogists as the desire for immersive and enriching travel experiences continues to grow,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, in a press statement. “These very special sailings combine our companies’ shared passions for family, heritage and travel, and we look forward to helping our guests forge a deeply personal connection to their European roots while creating new memories that will truly last a lifetime!”

The experience begins with your clients when they receive a pre-journey welcome call from an expert genealogist along with an Ancestry-DNA kit and a five-hour Ancestry research and consultation package. The genealogist will accompany them on the cruise, offering two historical and genealogical presentations, a private consultation, a curated excursion and more. Tours can include visits to ancestral homes, workplaces, schools and places of worship.