AmaWaterways & Ancestry Announce Genealogy Cruises

AmaWaterways and Ancestry® have formed an exciting new partnership that will provide genealogy enthusiasts and family researchers with a way to learn about their family through Personalized Ancestry Experience travel packages.

Heritage immersion trips are extremely popular today because they bring greater meaning to your genealogical journey. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are something that most of us will need to save for… but are worth every penny.

The maiden voyage in the series – “Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience” – is scheduled to depart July 30, 2022, aboard AmaStella on a seven-night cruise along the Rhine River, calling at ports in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, and Switzerland.

Spacious stateroom with twin balconies. Internet and Wi-Fi access. Entertainment-on-Demand. Mini-Fridge, desk and sitting area. Bottled water.

The elegantly appointed AmaStella is a star of the AmaWaterways fleet. Features on the ship include spacious staterooms, a fireside library, fitness room with fitness classes, heated pool and swim-up bar, Main Lounge, sun-deck walking track, massage and hair salon, gift shop, and coffee stations. Unlimited wine and beer at the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table. In your stateroom you’ll find twin balconies (a French and outside balcony) so you can fully enjoy the scenery.

These are not your ordinary international excursions, the Ancestry packages are geared specifically toward family researchers and genealogists. The package includes pre-cruise private consultations, onboard presentations, genealogist-led excursions, and more.

Guests are matched up with an expert from AncestryProGenealogists, Ancestry’s professional research division, who will conduct a one-hour welcome call with their guests to discuss aspects of their family that are of particular interest. From there, the genealogist will conduct a five-hour consultation and research phase delving into family background and identify places of interest that the guest may visit or pass by during their river cruise.

During the cruise, a genealogist will provide presentations that offer perspective on guests’ ancestors and focus on available records to gather information that enables them to delve more deeply into their family histories.

Guests will also be given access to a private onboard consultation with a genealogist to review their family tree and ancestry-themed excursions.

Reservations for the river cruise are now open. Per-person prices do not include air and port charges. Limited to 156 guests. Visit for full details. is not affiliated with and this is not a marketing promotion. Photos via AmaWaterways.


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