According to a statement from AmaWaterways, two new ships will be introduced along the Magdalena River in Colombia in 2024.
It is now possible to book sailings aboard the AmaMagdalena and AmaMelodia, which are custom-built for the cruise line.
AmaWaterways co-founder and president Rudi Schreiner expressed his delight at having two beautiful ships join its fleet of 26 award-winning river cruise ships and shared details of new itineraries between Cartagena and Barranquilla along the Magdalena River. “We are thrilled to now offer our guests the opportunity to experience Colombia’s vibrant culture, unique traditions, and natural beauty after visiting and falling in love with this region.”
Our pioneering spirit and mission can be seen throughout everything we do, from the design of our two stunning ships to the immersive curated itineraries that we offer. The co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst, said, “At AmaWaterways, we give our guests a welcoming atmosphere, excellent accommodations, local cuisine, and rich experiences interacting with locals along this fascinating river.”
On March 30, 2024, the AmaMagdalena will launch, and on June 19, 2024, the AmaMelodia will sail. Guests (double occupancy) are charged $3,599 for seven-night cruises.
A seven-night itinerary, Magic of Colombia, and a seven-night itineraries, Wonders of Colombia, will be available from spring 2024.
There are several highlights on both itineraries, including:
Aside from pre-cruise land packages in Medelln and Cartagena, Amawaterways also offers post-cruise land packages in Panama City, Panama. During the Coffee Region Tour and Tasting in Medellin, guests can sample local coffee and cuisine.
Cartagena is included in the pre-cruise land package that explores the city’s history with visits to the Gold Museum, the Caribbean Naval Museum, and the San Felipe Castle.
AmaWaterways has launched the first-ever river cruise on Colombia’s Magdalena River, making it the first of its kind in the country’s tourism history. Travelers will be able to explore the immense beauty and diversity of Colombia’s little towns across the watercourse as soon as the trips begin in 2024,” said Arturo Bravo, Colombia’s deputy tourism minister.
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