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Have you ever wondered what your ancestors’ lives were like in Europe at the turn of the century? Or imagined how it would feel to follow in their footsteps, walking the same paths they did in your ancestral village? Now you can experience a deeply meaningful connection with your personal heritage while enjoying the enriching and exclusive experiences only a river cruise with AmaWaterways provides. As part of a history-making partnership, Ancestry® and AmaWaterways are combining our shared passions for family, heritage and travel to offer guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to uncover their family history while cruising along Europe’s legendary rivers.

Learn more about your family history and explore the sights, cuisine and culture of your ancestral homeland on a one-of-a-kind heritage river cruise. Join Ancestry® and AmaWaterways as we travel on our inaugural journey together, Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience, departing July 30, 2022. Sail along Europe’s fairytale Rhine River through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland and connect with your heritage.

Your journey begins with expert family history research that meets you wherever you are in your individual ancestry exploration, whether you are just starting out or you’ve already traced your family tree back multiple generations. Your discoveries continue with a professional genealogist who accompanies you throughout your river cruise. Uncover the most authentic and enriching experiences ashore with specially curated included excursions led by knowledgeable local guides. Together, your genealogist and guides will help you more fully understand your personal links to the beautiful regions you’re traveling through as you follow in your ancestors’ footsteps.


Riverview Stateroom packages are available from $5,399 per person
Balcony Stateroom packages are available from $6,198 per person


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