Cindi Taylor

Travel Concierge
Taylored Tours

Celebrate the festive holiday season while sailing through the South of France. From romantic cities decked in garlands and lights, to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Browse a colorful array of local handicrafts at Christmas Markets throughout the region, and delight in nostalgic traditions that are fun for the whole family on board.

This itinerary enlivens all your senses. 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.

Ship Information With a design inspired by classic ocean yachts, the new 156-passenger AmaKristina (2017) offers a luxurious cruise experience on Europe’s most legendary rivers. This beautiful ship offers innovative features including connecting staterooms and triples that accommodate multi-generational families and groups. Guests will also enjoy the comfort of AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies, hair styling and massage services, multiple dining venues, intimate wine rooms, fitness rooms and heated sun deck swimming pools with swim-up bars.

Stateroom Features:

  • All outside accommodations, with revolutionary “twin balconies” on the Violin and Cello decks
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with high-thread count linens, plush pillows and duvet cover
  • Your choice of one large bed (larger than queen size) or two twin beds
  • Cozy sitting area perfect for admiring scenic river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads
  • Premium European toiletries, plus cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV featuring local and satellite channels
  • In-room Entertainment-On-Demand system providing free Internet access, TV shows, movies and music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Suite Features:

  • Extra spacious Suites (350 sq. ft.) with revolutionary “twin balconies” and mini-bar
  • Roomy sitting area with a sofa and two chairs
  • Marble-appointed bathroom with a bathtub, separate shower & double sinks

Ship Features:

  • Panoramic Lounge with bar; piano and dance floor; and Observation Lounge
  • Complimentary specialty tea and coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin, Cello and Piano Decks
  • Connecting and triple/quad occupancy available in select staterooms
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
  • Bicycles for exploring on one’s own or on guided bicycle tour

Restaurant Features:

  • Main Dining Restaurant offers regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table serves as an intimate dining alternative to the main restaurant. It features a view of the chef as he prepares a true tasting menu with three appetizers, a champagne sorbet intermezzo, three main courses and three decadent desserts, serving up a variety of regional specialties and traditional dishes with more choices and flavors than ever before.
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees with every lunch and dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Deck Plans
Sun Deck
Violin Deck
Cello Deck
Piano Deck



  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily


  • 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 whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances


  • 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
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge


  • 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