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AmaWaterways to operate two ships on Magdalena river

Author: Gary Peters

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AmaWaterways will operate two new ships when it becomes the first major river cruise line to explore the Magdalena river in Colombia

The luxury river line, AmaWaterways, which will start itineraries in 2024, will welcome guests on board the custom-built AmaMagdalena and AmaMelodia.

AmaMagdalena will launch on 30 March 2024, while AmaMelodia starts sailing from 19 June 2024. Prices for seven-night cruises start at £2,864pp, based on double occupancy.

The line said that the ships will be “specially designed to maximise the picturesque views along the Magdalena”.

Starting in spring 2024, guests will have the choice of two seven-night itineraries – Magic of Colombia and Wonders of Colombia – sailing between Cartagena and Barranquilla.

The line also sails European waterways like the Rhine, Seine and Danube. Credit: AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways continues ‘pioneering spirit’

AmaWaterways co-founder and president Rudi Schreiner said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have two beautiful ships joining our growing fleet of 26 award-winning river cruise ships and share details on the new itineraries cruising between Cartagena and Barranquilla along the Magdalena river.

“After visiting and falling in love with this region, we are so excited to now offer our guests the opportunity to discover Colombia’s vibrant culture, unique traditions and natural beauty”.

The line’s co-founder and executive vice-president Kristin Karst added: “Everything, from the design of our two stunning ships to the immersive curated itineraries, reflects our pioneering spirit and mission to provide our guests with top-of-the-line accommodations, warm and welcoming services, locally inspired cuisine and enriching experiences engaging with local communities along this fascinating river.

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About Gary Peters

Gary is an experienced cruise journalist and editor who has been at the helm of Cruise Trade News since 2019. In that time, the brand has focused on investigative journalism and long-form feature content. Gary has also overseen the launch of new digital publications. Prior to joining Cruise Trade News – initially as deputy editor in 2018 – Gary worked in music and sport journalism, and as a senior editor for B2B magazines in the transport and environment sectors.