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Rick Braun’s River Cruise Getaway:
Europe’s Rivers and Castles

Smooth Jazz sailing on the Moselle River, between Luxembourg and Nuremberg, Germany

with Rick Braun, Jeffrey Osborne, Vincent Ingala, & special guest Dave Koz

 
 

A Uniquely Up Close & Personal Experience

Enjoy an intimate week full of beautiful views, world class food, and fine wine, in the company of your favorite musicians and a small gathering of friendly fellow jazz fans. Dave Koz will be with us for four days and three nights of each week, with the other headliners on board all week. What a week we will have on the river! See below for further details.

Week One

Week One will be embarking in Luxembourg, aboard the AmaWaterways cruise ship AmaPrima, Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Note:

If the demand is as high as we expect it to be, we will open up a Week Two, in reverse, embarking on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. You will immediately see Week Two cabins offered in the registration along with the remaining Week One cabins, until Week One is completely sold out. 

Click here  to learn more about the AmaWaterways cruise ship AmaPrima.

Click here to learn more about the AmaWaterways cruise ship AmaPrima.

What’s Included?

All of the music, excursions, gratuities, port charges, taxes, and the standard AMA experience are included in your ticket price, including the following features and amenities:

  • Accommodation during the cruise

  • All gourmet meals onboard: early riser coffee and croissants; a rich buffet breakfast; a festive lunch buffet; afternoon tea & coffee with cake, cookies, & sandwiches; and a multi-course dinner

  • Free-flowing red and white wine from the local regions; beer or soft drinks for lunch and dinner

  • Sip and Sail happy hour nightly, one hour before dinner

  • 24-hour coffee & tea station, including ice water and iced tea. Cappuccino, latte and espresso can be requested during all meals

  • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner, and Captain’s Farewell Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner, plus several Theme Dinners

  • Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes, and slippers provided in each cabin

  • Use of the hot tub or swimming pool (as equipped) on the sun deck, and the wellness center inside, including fitness equipment

  • Use of the bicycles and helmets onboard

  • Onboard Internet (via flat-screen TV & keyboard in each stateroom, and wireless in our two lounges)

  • In-cabin movies

  • Elevator on board, operating between 4 different levels: Restaurant (Level 1), Staterooms (Level 2), Lobby and Panorama Lounge (Level 3) and Staterooms (Level 4); (elevator does not go to the lowest deck or Sun deck)

  • Our daily shore excursion program during the cruise, with English speaking guides, including use of our QuietVox headsets

  • Services of our professional English-speaking Cruise Director

How much will it cost?

See below for pricing packages and payment plans.

  • Credit card prices will range from $4986 to $7199 PER PERSON for cabins and $8590 PER PERSON for suites (there are only three suite type rooms). As always, this is an all-inclusive rate, which includes cabin, excursions, meals, wine and beer with lunch and dinners, the ever-popular Sip and Sail happy hour before dinner, tax, port charges, administrative costs, and gratuities.

  • You will be required to pay a non-refundable $500 registration fee by credit card upon completion of your registration. When contacted by our travel partner, the cruise booking deposit of $1000 PER PERSON will be due immediately, with a credit of the $500 registration fee you already paid, if we have reached the minimum cabin registrations we need to confirm the cruise. 

  • NOTE: If the cruise has not reached the minimum cabin requirement to be confirmed, the $1000 PER PERSON deposit will not be due until confirmed, only the registration fee when you register. The registration fee will be refundable only in the event that the cruise is not confirmed by September 30, 2019 for Week One; or by January 30, 2020 for Week Two. 

  • The MONTHLY payment plan will start in January 2020 for 12 months, and the STANDARD plan will be in 3 separate payments throughout 2020 (April, August, and December).

  • Payments are due in 2020 as we are chartering the ship. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance, which will be offered by our travel partner.

Moselle River route from Luxembourg to Nuremberg (click to enlarge)

Pricing Packages

All cabins are priced for double occupancy.

You must begin the registration process in order to see which cabins remain available. Please review the cabin details on the cruise website (see above for the ship and cabin floorplans) and be sure to select your first, second, and third choices before registering.

Suites ** — $8590 per person (limited availability)

Cat AA+ ** — $7869 per person (one cabin only)

Cat AA ** — $7199 per person

Cat AB ** — $6993 per person

Cat BA ** — $6787 per person

Cat BB ** — $6581 per person

Category C * — $6015 per person 

Category D — $5294 per person 

Category E — $4986 per person (very limited availability)

** indicates an outside balcony.

* indicates French balcony feature. French balconies open up to a railing—flush with the exterior wall—instead of a platform, so that you may enjoy fresh air and river views, without the risk of stepping out off the side of the ship.

Please click here to use the Find Me A Roommate option during registration, if you wish to reserve a spot as a single individual in any of our double occupancy cabins. Your cabin will NOT be guaranteed until your request is matched to another individual roommate. The registration for Find Me A Roommate requires no deposit.

Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans will be due as follows (does not include any other purchases, such as travel insurance, pre and post bookings, etc.) and paid by credit card:

  • Completed cruise booking deposit ($1000 per person) by credit card, with a credit of the $500 registration fee collected when you register.

  • Remaining Cruise Balance will be divided by number of months in 2020 and payments auto charged each month on the 15th beginning the month after you register. Final Cruise Balance will be fully paid no later than 12/15/2020.

Standard cruise payments will be due as follows (does not include any other purchases, such as travel insurance, pre and post bookings, etc.) and paid by credit card:

  • Completed cruise booking deposit ($1000 per person) by credit card, with a credit of the $500 registration fee collected when you register.

  • Payment due on April 15, 2020 equal to 1/3 of remaining balance after initial deposit

  • Payment due on August 15, 2020 equal to 1/3 of remaining balance after initial deposit

  • Final payment due on December 15, 2020 equal to 1/3 of remaining balance after initial deposit

NOTE: If you are registered after April 15, the payment dates passed will need to be paid with your deposit. 

Refunds & Cancellations

All payments made are non-refundable at the time of payment. Guests are urged to purchase Travel Insurance when your deposit is made to offset this risk. Our travel agent partner will be offering this to all our guests as an option when you make your deposit.  

The only refund that will be made is the $500 registration fee paid if, and only if, the cruise is not confirmed.  

NOTE: In the event that you cannot attend, you can transfer your reservation for a fee of $200 PER PERSON. The monetary arrangements are between you and the person taking your place.  We can pick up payments, if mid payment year, for a transfer.   

What this means:

When you make any payment – the registration fee, completed $1000 deposit, monthly payments, or the three payments standard plan, that money is not refundable.

  • For example, if you pay your registration fee, the cruise is confirmed and you cancel prior to completing your deposit, you will lose the $500 registration fee.

  • For example, if you pay your registration fee, make your cruise booking deposit and you cancel prior to your first regular due payment, you will lose the registration fee and the entire cruise booking deposit.

  • For example, if you pay the registration fee, make your cruise booking deposit and one of the monthly payments, you will lose the registration fee, cruise booking deposit and first month's payment.

Terms & Conditions

By registering, you understand and accept the following terms:

I understand that all prices are PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and include administrative costs, taxes, gratuities, port charges and fees FOR THE CRUISE.

I understand that my registration here is for TWO people in a cabin. ONE registration is ONE cabin for TWO people. If I need more than one cabin OF THE SAME TYPE, I will need to complete one registration first, and then complete a second registration for the second cabin.

I will be responsible for the cruise booking deposit within 7 business days once the cruise is confirmed, based on my total cruise payment choice (see above). If my cruise booking deposit is not received in 7 business days, my registration will be cancelled and my registration fee is nonrefundable. 

My credit card will be charged by AMA WATERWAYS when I pay the deposit and all future invoices. These payments are for Rick Braun's River Cruise Getaway only (i.e. the seven day cruise on the AmaPrima).

I understand that I will be responsible for all other fees for travel to and from the ship, and any other activities I choose to do while on this trip.   

NOTE: We will offer transfers and additional pre and post cruise accommodations and activities, for an additional fee. These will be available about 12 months before the cruise is to sail.

All cruise fees are nonrefundable, but can be transferred for use by another person. See specific payment terms above.  

In case of emergency, lineup is subject to change.