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Family History River Cruise 2019


Introducing our first Family History River Cruise

We've teamed up with AMAWaterways, a luxury River Cruise line to bring you a brand new 7-night Family History Cruise. The cruise begins in Amsterdam on Monday 9th September 2019 and ends in Basel, on Monday 16th September. 

You’ll cruise aboard the 156-guest AmaMora, the new addition to AmaWaterways’ award-winning fleet. Known for their exquisite cuisine, active discovery tours and excursions, extensive complimentary amenities and personalised service, AmaWaterways’ ship AmaMora will provide the perfect setting for discovering your family history.

Sail with a family history expert, who will host several sessions and interactive activities throughout the cruise on topics including essential
records, information about DNA testing, how to use online resources,visiting archives and your next steps!

Where will you go?

9 Sep: Embark AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam Canal cruise and city tour. Scenic cruising out of Amsterdam

Walking tour and cathedral visit. Plus, enjoy a Cologne bike tour or Kölsch beer tasting

“Castles along the Rhine” scenic cruising
Wine tasting, Gondola ride or Schloss Johannisberg bike tour. Plus, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum or Rüdesheimer coffee

“Romantic Heidelberg” excursionm, with Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike or “Secrets of Speyer” excursion

“The Gem of Alsace” tour or Strasbourg bike tour

Riquewihr walking tour, with Freiburg excursion, a Breisach wine country bike tour or Black Forest excursion

16 Sep: Disembark BASEL



• Return flights and overseas transfers to and from AmaMora

• 7-nights onboard AmaMora in a riverview stateroom

• Fine dining in a variety of venues; 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners, including unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

• Choice of 19 immersive shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides, throughout the cruise

• Complimentary bicycles for active discovery

• Complimentary unlimited Internet and Wi-Fi access


Meet Gill Blanchard, your Family History River Cruise host. 

Gill is a professional genealogist, house historian, tutor and author based in Norwich www.pastsearch.co.uk  Gill has run a family history, house history and local history research business since 1997, and worked in a local record office for six years before that. Her academic background  is in history, sociology (BA Hons.) and international relations (MA). She has had several guides, local histories and biographies published and writes regularly for national genealogy magazines. Gill is a full member of AGRA - the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives. 

Gill has also undertaken many research projects for authors, academics, journalists and television production teams, including the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? She appeared on the Mary Berry episode of this show in 2014 and will appear again on an episode in 2018. Among other organisations she has worked for are local architects, property developers and solicitors, hotels and pubs; New England Historic Genealogical Society in America; Customised Heritage Tours in Australia; English Heritage; Zetica Ltd.; The Mail on Sunday newspaper; J.D. Weatherspoons and the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkley.

Visit Gill's website today for more information



Window Stateroom: £2,799 pp

French Balcony: £3,225 pp

Twin Balcony: £3,789 pp

*All prices include flights from London and overseas transfers. Regional flights are available.*


CALL 0800 520 2250 & QUOTE “FAMILY HISTORY” 


Terms & Conditions:

Offer fares include port charges and per person based on double occupancy of the Category E stateroom unless otherwise stated. Fares include return flights from London, overseas transfers and all port charges. Flight fares are indicated and subject to change at the time of booking based on availability. Regional departures are available, please ask for more details. Offer is valid on 9th September 2019 Captivating Rhine sailing on AmaMora from Amsterdam to Basel only and is combinable with all past guest programme and guest service certificates, but not combinable with any other offers or promotions. Solo guests must pay an additional solo supplement before receiving any savings. On certain sailings Solo Supplement Waivers are available on the cruise portion in Category E & D Staterooms (Subject to availability and non-combinable with savings) – please
ask for more details. Fares and offers are valid on new bookings only, subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Standard terms & conditions apply, for full details visit our website: www.amawaterways.co.uk


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