Mary Funkhouser

Journeys That Fit

AmaWaterways Essence of Burgundy and Provence River Cruise

Jun 16, 2022 to Jun 23, 2022
France - Burgundy and Provence Regions
Come experience through sight, sound, smell, and most importantly, taste

 THE ESSENCE OF BURGUNDY AND PROVENCE

This itinerary indulges our senses with TWO rivers;
the Saône River, displaying middle-age architecture with charming county-side farms, villages, castles and vineyards, 


and the 
Rhône River, with Roman influences with enticing lavender fields, olive oil and stunning vineyard landscapes.  


Plus, THREE wine regions (from North to South)
Burgundy Region - know as "the wines of kings" featuring Pinot Noir & Chardonnay (approx. Dijon to Mâcon) 
Beaujolais Region - featuring Gamay (appox. Villefranche-Sur-Saône to Lyon)
Rhône Valley Region - featuring Rhône Blend (GSH), Syrah, Marsanne-Roussanne & Voigner  (Lyon to Arles) 

JOIN US
 JUNE 16 - 23, 2022

Exciting Optional Pre & Post Land Extensions

Geneva, Switzerland & Annecy, France (the Venice of the Alps)  June 13 - 16
Barcelona, Spain  June 23 - 26  **** Only $250 p/p with extremely limited promotional cabins remaining***

CRUISE DETAILS
Journeys That Fit invites you to experience an amazing 7-night cruise from Chalon-Sur-Saône to Arles via five additional enticing ports through what is called the 'Valley of Gastronomy'.   You'll start in the Burgundy region with lots of butter, cheese (some famously odorous), and hearty dinners such as the classic beef bourguignon from their infamous 'white cows'.   In Provence, you'll think you've migrated to the Mediterranean while enjoying fragrances of lavender and tastes of olive oil, fish at one of Lyon's many Michelin Star restaurants. While you’ll get more than a taste of Burgundy and Provence during this itinerary, the essence of these destinations will linger on your palate – and in your heart – for a lifetime!

        


On this river cruise, you will enjoy an extensive line up of included tours.  Everyday you will have a choice of multiple excursions, such as city or area highlights tour, walking or biking tour, scenic cruising and, of course, wine tasting! Some days you'll have choices in the morning and in the afternoon. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.  Ready to start dreaming of all the wonderful days you will have in these wine regions of France, you can see the excursion options listed below and then click here to see a more information on the daily excursions.  

Land Excursions Overview (including the pre & post extensions)

 


  
So, now would be a great time to grab a glass of wine and settle in for 30 minutes and listen to Ama's cruise manager, Camille, take us into the heart of France and excite and educate us on the many things we'll see and experience on this cruise.   We promise, you'll be inspired and ready to transport yourself to France!


YOUR SHIP
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AmaCello
This 144-passenger ship features spacious staterooms, and in keeping with the French theme, most staterooms feature a French balcony (floor to ceiling sliding doors), as well as amenities that include entertainment-on-demand, air conditioning and an in-room safe.  The glorious sun deck offers a soothing whirlpool, giant chess set and recliners from which to drink up the extraordinary scenery.  A fitness room, sauna and massage room are also available for your enjoyment on board this incredible river ship.

       See the Deck Plan here.


GASTRONOMY
Enticing aromas waft from the beautiful Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant — the only venue of its kind on the rivers.  There, guests are treated to a multi-course tasting menu included in the price of their cruise.   Your evening at the Chef's Table will be a favorite memory while on-board the ship. Daily, each venue serves locally-sourced ingredients and beautifully plated by an expert chef.  And after just one bite, you’ll understand why the Ama was inducted into the internationally renowned culinary society known as La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs!

INCLUSIONS 
  • 7-nights luxury accommodation in the stateroom category of your choice (most with full balconies) with complimentary internet, wifi and a water bottle replenished daily
  • Immersive tours in every destination 
  • All on-board gourmet dining with regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner (new selections daily)
  • Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits
  • Gourmet coffee, tea, daily infused water options
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Professionally trained Wellness Host leading engaging wellness classes and discussions, both on board and on shore.
  • Unlimited complimentary wifi access
  • Daily entertainment including live local cultural performances
  • Ground transfers as part of your pre or post land extensions or with purchase of air from Ama; both with standard arrival/departure dates
  • $50 Shipboard credit p/stateroom
  • $250 p/p group discount (if Barcelona extension not selected)
  • $250 p/p Smooth Sailing Travel Planning fee



EXCLUSIONS 
  • Airfare and ground transportation
  • Beverages not listed above
  • Crew Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Land Extensions

PRE & POST LAND EXTENSIONS - OPTIONAL
  • Geneva, Switzerland & Annecy, France (the Venice of the Alps)  June 13 - 16
    Hotel - Rotary Geneva, $1590 p/p and includes hotel, city tours, daily breakfast & ground transfer between hotel & ship
    • Get acquainted with Geneva, the gateway to the Swiss Alps, on your guided walking tour. With traditions in both watchmaking and chocolate making, this beautiful city has a rich history, which you will glimpse during your excursion.  Also, venture south to the “Pearl of the French Alps,” Annecy, home to beautiful castles, and then to Chillon Castle, a picture-perfect medieval island fortress.  End your tour in stunning Dijon!


  • Barcelona, Spain  June 23 - 26
  • Hotel - NH Collection Barcelona,  ONLY $250 p/p available only through us and with extremely limited quantity!   After promotional rooms reserved price changes to $1170 p/p.   Price includes hotel, city tours, daily breakfast & ground transfer between ship & hotel.
    • Enjoy the highlights of Nimes, a delightful town with one of the finest collections of Roman buildings in France before boarding the high-speed train.   Alternative trip to Chateauneuf du Pape is possible too.   In Barcelona, tour the cobblestoned lanes of the Gothic Quarter in the medieval city center and Las Ramblas. Visit Montjuïc Hill and see some imaginative architectural creations, highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudi,” including La Sagrada Familia. Enjoy an excursion to the mountain Montserrat, which is home to the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat.  


AIRARE
330 days or less prior to departure you may reserve air through AmaWaterways for a deposit of $350 p/p for economy and $600 p/p for business/first.    Final ticketing will occur within 75-90 days of travel, once the cruise is paid in full.    Seat assignments are available for premium economy or above after deposit.   Economy would need to purchase the tickets to assign seats.   Ground transfers to/from the ship are included when booking with Ama's air department without deviations to standard arrival and departure dates.   

PAYMENTS
  • Deposit: $650 p/person
    • $400 AmaWaterways deposit, 50% non-refundable, but 100% may be transferred to future sailing.  
    • $250 Smooth Sailing planning fee, non-refundable, but 100% may be transferred to future sailing
  • Final Payment:   Due by March 11, 2022 
  • Solo Travelers - if a traveling companion is not registered in your cabin by final payment, then 200% of p/p price is due.  

HOW TO REGISTER
Are you ready to discover the world and meet some new people along the way?  You'll be amazed by how quickly and effortlessly you connect with your fellow travelers as you cruise through France.  Registration is easy.  Just follow these steps, and we'll reserve your place of the exciting cruise!

Step 1:   View the cabin package options listed in the Available Packages section below for cabin size and pricing.  Click on the 'Book Now' button to review additional information without commitment.   (Note: cabins based on availability at time of booking)

Step 2:  Indicate the number of travelers in your cabin (1 or 2), then select cabin category and enter each traveler's contact information.  

Step 3:  Review your selection and associated pricing, enter your credit card details and electronically sign the credit card authorization form.   

AFTER REGISTRATION
We'll email a detailed questionnaire to collect additional needed information for this exciting sailing.     

QUESTIONS/ASSISTANCE
Please reach out to Mary at mary@journeysthatfit.com or 833-FIT-TRIP (348-8747) with any questions.  

CANCELATION POLICY
Non-Refundable:  1) Journeys That Fit Smooth Sailing Planning Fee: $100 p/person, 2) AmaWaterways deposit $200 (50%) unless transferred to new sailing prior to final payment, 3) all Airfare deposits
Cancellation charges are per-person, based upon cancellation date, as follows:
(i)  90-120 days before sailing:  $400
(ii) 60-89 days prior to sailing:   35%  of reservations except air
(iii) 30-59 days prior to sailing:  50% of reservations except air
(iv)  7-29 days prior to sailing:  80% of reservations except air
(v)   6 days prior to sailing:  100% of reservations except air
(vi)  Inside 24 hrs prior to sailing:  100% airfare 


Available Packages

Suite - 255 Sq. Ft. - French Balcony
Available until March 11, 2022

$7,208.00
Deposit: $650.00

Available until sooner of final payment or when cabin category sells out.  

Located on the Violin deck with spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads.   Flat screen TV that works as a computer.  Complimentary internet, wifi and on-demand TV entertainment.   Complimentary water bottle replenished daily.   

$650 deposit is $400 AmaWaterways deposit which is 50% non-refundable but may be able to transfer to a new sailing and $250p/p non-refundable travel planning fee.  

Cabin A - 170 Sq. Ft. - French Balcony
Available until March 11, 2022

$5,908.00
Deposit: $650.00

Available until sooner of final payment or when cabin category sells out.  

Located on the Violin deck with spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads.   Flat screen TV that works as a computer.  Complimentary internet, wifi and on-demand TV entertainment.   Complimentary water bottle replenished daily.  

$650 deposit is $400 AmaWaterways deposit which is 50% non-refundable but may be able to transfer to a new sailing and $250p/p non-refundable travel planning fee.  

Cabin B - 170 Sq ft - French Balcony
Available until March 11, 2022

$5,808.00
Deposit: $650.00

Available until sooner of final payment or when cabin category sells out.  

Located on the Violin & Cello deck with spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads.   Flat screen TV that works as a computer.  Complimentary internet, wifi and on-demand TV entertainment.   Complimentary water bottle replenished daily.   

$650 deposit is $400 AmaWaterways deposit which is 50% non-refundable but may be able to transfer to a new sailing and $250p/p non-refundable travel planning fee.  

(NOTE:  Cabin C is sold out)

Cabin D - 170 Sq. Ft. - Fixed Windows
Available until March 11, 2022

$4,708.00
Deposit: $650.00

Available until final payment or when cabin category sells out.

Located on the Piano deck with spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads.   Flat screen TV that works as a computer.  Complimentary internet, wifi and on-demand TV entertainment.   Complimentary water bottle replenished daily.  

$650 deposit is $400 AmaWaterways deposit which is 50% non-refundable but may be able to transfer to a new sailing and $250p/p non-refundable travel planning fee.  

Extra Options

PRE Land Option - Geneva Switzerland & Anncey, France; June 13-16, 3 nights
Available until March 11, 2022

$1,590.00

Hotel - Rotary Geneva, $1590 p/p

Includes hotel, city tours, daily breakfast & ground transfer between hotel & ship.

Available until sooner of final payment or when it sells out.

POST Land Package Barcelona, June 23-26, 3 nights
Available until March 11, 2022

$250.00

LIMITED QUANTITY with the promotional $250 p/p Barcelona extension, and then it reverts to standard $1,170 p/p.   
Hotel - NH Collection Barcelona 

Includes hotel, city tours, daily breakfast & ground transfer between ship & hotel

Available until sooner of final payment or when it sell out. 

AmaWaterways Travel Waiver Plus
Available until March 11, 2022

$175.00
Deposit: $175.00

This covers your AmaWaterways purchased items and provides exceptional coverage to allow you to defer your cruise for 24 months without penalty.    We highly recommend it.   This has to be purchased at the time of booking.   Other travel insurance will eventually need considered for non-AmaWaterways travel related items, which will be addressed later.