On AmaWaterways river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. Every day, a large variety of activities are included so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

7 night cruise from port of dijon to arles

the ship: amacello

Decorated in a palette of gold and orange, AmaCello is a floating delight. The glorious Sun Deck offers a soothing whirlpool, giant chess set and recliners from which to drink up the extraordinary scenery. Inside, enticing aromas waft from the beautiful Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, each previewing a masterfully plated dish created by an expert chef using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. AmaCello, like all our European ships, was inducted into the internationally renowned culinary society known as La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Most staterooms feature a French balcony as well as amenities that include Entertainment-On-Demand, climate-controlled air conditioning and an in-room safe. A fitness room, sauna and massage room are also available on board this incredible river ship.

Marjorie Speer is a 15+ year veteran of the wine industry and currently serves as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Cape Classics, a premier importer of sustainably farmed French and South African wines.

She is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and Women of the Vine, and enjoys combining her passion for teaching all things wine and her love of travel.

our guest wine expert

our host

Merry Jennifer Markham is the owner and founder of MMarkham Travel. She's also a medical oncologist at an academic medical center who loves teaching and mentoring, caring for her patients, and contributing to research.

She started her travel business out of a passion for travel and for helping her clients make meaningful connections and memories through the priceless experience of exploring the world.

She is married and has two fantastic kids, two cats, and a goldendoodle named Milo. She loves traveling the world with her family, but she's always ready for a solo adventure, especially if it involves Paris.

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stateroom options

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French Balcony,
170 sq. ft.
$6048 per person,
double occupancy

French Balcony,
170 sq. ft.
$5948 per person,
double occupancy

French Balcony,
170 sq. ft.
$5648 per person,
double occupancy

Fixed Window, 
170 sq. ft.
$4648 per person,
double occupancy

Fixed Window, 
170 sq. ft.
$4348 per person, double occupancy

Group discount of $250 per person is reflected in above pricing.

Port fees are additional $224.00 per person.

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Enjoy 3 nights in Geneva, Switzerland, prior to your cruise. Includes hotel stay, daily breakfast, guided tours (including to Annecy and Chillon Castle), and a transfer to the ship on September 5.

$1410 USD per person, with double occupancy
$2010 USD for one person, single occupancy

Pre-cruise option:
Geneva - 3 nights

post-cruise option:
Nice - 3 nights

Enjoy 3 nights in Nice, France, after your cruise. Includes a transfer to Nice, hotel stay, daily breakfast, and guided tours, including a Nice city tour and a Cote d'Azur & Monaco Excursion.

$1320 USD per person with double occupancy
$1980 USD for one person, single occupancy

Learn more about Nice by clicking here.

September 2 to 5, 2024

September 12 to 15, 2024

  • You love great food and wine.
  • You would love to visit France, and especially the parts outside of Paris.
  • You enjoy solo travel but want to do it in the company of others.
  • You are excited about meeting new friends and spending time with some you already know.
  • You are an introvert, an extravert, or somewhere in the middle.
  • You are curious about river cruising and want to experience the best company out there (and not necessarily the one that advertises the most).
  • You want exclusive for-our-group-only wine tasting and educational experiences led by Marjorie Speer.

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This trip is for you if:

A per-person deposit of $400 USD is required to secure your ​cruise booking.

Prices listed are per-person, assuming double occupancy
(2 ​gue​sts per stateroom).

Solo travelers are welcome. AmaWaterways charges a single ​supplement of 50%.

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AmaWaterways' land packages include overnight stays at 4- and 5-star hotels conveniently located near the major sites; daily breakfast at the hotel; guided city tours and excursions; convenient transfers to and from the ship; and the services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your river cruise and land stay.

01. what is included in pre- or post-cruise land options?

All meals on the AmaWaterways ships in Europe are served “a la carte” with full table service. Select items will be available at culinary action stations. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant is also included in the river cruise fare. Dining is open seating.

02. how are meals served on the boat?

All meals. Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast. Immersive tours in every destination. Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore. Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs. Internet and Wi-Fi access. Sun deck whirlpool and walking track. Fitness room, massage services, and hair salon. Daily entertainment including cultural performances.

03. what amenities are included on the boat?

For the ship’s crew: The entire tip amount will be divided equally amongst all crew members. Our recommendation is 100 Euros per 7-night cruise, per guest.

For the Cruise Manager: The Cruise Manager is not part of the ship’s crew and is the AmaWaterways representative who also accompanies you on any pre- and/or post-cruise hotel/land extensions booked. Our recommendation is 25 Euros per 7-night, per guest; 4 Euros for each additional day, per guest for pre- and post-cruise hotel/land extensions.

04. what are the tipping guidelines?

AmaWaterways has terms and conditions that passengers agree to when making a booking. The most up-to-date terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

05. what are the terms and conditions of amawaterways?

For river cruises in 2023 and 2024, AmaWaterways is not requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to board their ships. All guests traveling with AmaWaterways remain responsible for ensuring they meet the travel entry requirements for each country they plan to visit before, during or after their river cruise. These requirements, as mandated by airlines and individual countries or regions, may change without notice and cancellation fees will apply should guests no longer meet the country entry requirements for their cruise or land program.

06. what are the travel entry requirements?


This particular sailing in September 2024 is co-hosted by Marjorie Speer, our wine expert, and Merry Jennifer Markham, owner and founder of MMarkham Travel. However, if the dates are not convenient for you, reach out to MMarkham Travel for additional options for other cruise sailing dates.  

Email MMarkham Travel here.

07. Can i book a sailing on a different date?

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