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AmaWaterways Announces Loyalty Appreciation Cruises for 2021

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WHY IT RATES: Loyalty cruises began in 2019, and AmaWaterways will continue to honor repeat cruisers with these special sailings. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer


It’s the month of love, and AmaWaterways is sharing a special gesture of love with its most loyal past guests, as the award-winning luxury river cruise line today unveiled its third annual Loyalty Appreciation Cruise 2021 lineup.

Repeat guests, their traveling companions and those booking additional staterooms to travel with the past guest on the same departure will all be eligible to take advantage of AmaWaterways’ exclusive loyalty savings and special events on a selection of sailings from August through December.

This includes the choice of special bonus savings in the form of free economy airfare, $1,000 off per person or a reduced 10 percent single supplement*.

“Ama means love and love is at the heart of everything we do at AmaWaterways. It has been an honor to show our heartfelt gratitude to past guests through our Loyalty Appreciation Cruises, which we launched for the first time in 2019,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “During these cruises, we hope fellow guests see some familiar faces and make new lifelong friends as they enjoy specially curated experiences designed to ensure that each river cruise is even more memorable than the last.”

Sailing along the Danube, Mekong, Moselle, Rhine and Rhône rivers onboard AmaWaterways’ innovative ships, returning guests will be celebrated on the following 2021 Loyalty Appreciation Cruises:

—Magna on the Danube onboard AmaMagna – Departing August 4, 2021, and sailing between Vilshofen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary

—Riches of the Mekong onboard AmaDara – Departing September 6, 2021, and sailing between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and My Tho, Vietnam

—Rhine & Moselle Fairytales onboard AmaLucia – Departing October 5, 2021, and sailing between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland

—Gems of Southeast Europe onboard AmaBella – Departing November 14, 2021, and sailing between Budapest, Hungary and Giurgiu, Romania

—Colors of Provence onboard AmaKristina – Departing December 2, 2021, and sailing between Lyon, France and Avignon, France

The 2021 Loyalty Appreciation Cruises will provide returning guests with their choice of exclusive savings – all combinable with the benefits of AmaWaterways’ past guest Privilege Rewards Program.

Onboard celebrations are planned to ensure special recognition to returning guests, treating them to itinerary-exclusive events and unique excursions in various ports of call.

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New Crystal Program Offers Lower Deposits Good Through 2022

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Crystal’s just-launched Crystal Assured Savings program lets travelers make a $500 deposit by June 30, 2020, for an additional 2.5 percent savings on any seven-night or longer voyage through 2022. Travelers have until March 31, 2021, to select their preferred voyage.

The extra savings range from $50 for over $6,000, depending on sailing and category. The offer is good on any ocean, river, expedition or yacht cruise.

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Travel advisors will earn commission on the deposit as well as locking in new bookings for the future with full commission, less applicable savings.

“Our travel partners are part of the Crystal family, and we remain dedicated to supporting their business and working with them through these unprecedented times,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “The Crystal Assured Savings program equips them with an honest, simple tool – and meaningful savings for their clients – to continue to grow their luxury business and share the Crystal Experience with travelers who are looking to explore the world at a later date.”

The additional savings of 2.5 percent are on top of other Crystal special savings that may apply including two-for-one fares, Book Now Savings, Crystal Society Savings, Early Final Payment Savings, Back-to-Back Savings, Combination Voyage Savings and available future cruise credits.

“The Crystal Assured Savings is a win for our clients, given the array of opportunities to lock in savings on Crystal’s incredible luxury experiences now, as they look ahead to traveling again in the future,” said Eric Maryanov, president of All-Travel in Los Angeles. “Likewise, the program presents a wonderful chance for travel advisors to stimulate business during today’s uncertain environment, while also building a strong foundation for tomorrow that will keep their businesses growing. With Crystal Assured Savings, Crystal is making it possible for the travel community to stay connected and inspired beyond the challenges we are currently facing, and helping advisors weather the storm.”

Another advisor agrees. “There is no better time to start planning a Crystal vacation, with so many savings opportunities available to both new and returning guests. … Crystal’s new program helps ensure that we all sail through this time together,” said Leah Bergner, senior travel advisor for Coastline Travel Advisors in Orange County, Calif.

Terms and conditions for Crystal Assured Savings can be found here.

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