Soulful Experience

Celebrating Black History and Culture

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response received from our first-ever “Soulful Experience” on the Rhône River in 2023, we are delighted to announce four new opportunities for guests to celebrate their heritage and discover Black history and culture in three unique destinations with us in 2024. Watch the video below to hear the profound impact our premier Soulful Experience made on guests.

Available Dates


Nov. 13 – 23


New! Enticing Douro

Explore the history of the Black and African diaspora in Lisbon and along the breathtaking Douro River. Be treated to authentic Portuguese cuisine and Port during two shoreside dinners at local wine estates known as quintas. Be moved by the mournful sounds of fado music. And above all else, revel in the special feeling that comes from cruising alongside like-minded travelers with a shared heritage and experience. Stay tuned for more details coming soon as we continue to curate experiences to this very special sailing!

1 Lisbon Hotel check-in
2 Lisbon “City of Seven Hills” tour
3 Lisbon Royal Sintra excursion with Pena Palace visit
4 Lisbon Transfer via motorcoach to Porto
Porto Tomar Castle visit
River Cruise Embarkation
5 Régua Mateus Palace & gardens visit
6 Pocinho Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare
⠀⠀OR Holy Staircase hike and Bôlas tasting
7 Vega de Terrón Salamanca excursion
8 Pinhão Quinta de Avessada lunch
Local quinta wine tasting
9 Régua Lamego tour and Bôlas tasting
⠀⠀OR Holy Staircase hike and Bôlas tasting
Lunch at a local quinta
10 Porto “City of Bridges” tour
⠀⠀OR Porto hike
Port Wine Cellar Tasting
11 Porto River Cruise Dismbarkation
What's Included

Staterooms starting at $4,023 per person

Combinable with our special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare!

  • A 3-night stay at the Intercontinental Lisbon* (or similar), including city tour, Royal Sintra excursion with Pena National Palace visit and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from your hotel in Lisbon to your ship in Porto
  • All fine dining on board, as well as two authentic Portuguese meals on shore
  • Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Dinner, Captains Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Guided excursions including historic walking tours, guided hikes and tastings of Port and local delicacies
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Well-equipped fitness room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

*Hotel subject to change


This grand 102-passenger vessel features spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, most of which include balconies. A fitness room, sun-deck swimming pool and gift shop are just a handful of the amenities on board.


*Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD, based on double occupancy, in a Category E stateroom and are inclusive of select complimentary land package as indicated by each Soulful Experience itinerary. Intra-Egypt airfare incurs an additional $450 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges. Hotels are subject to change based on availability. Solo travelers in a double occupancy must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any eligible discounts. Upgrades, port charges, airfares, optional land programs, visas and gratuities are additional. Offer is combinable with Loyalty Benefits and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply; visit for full terms and conditions. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.


The destinations we visit along French waterways each offer their own unique history, traditions, local delicacies and enriching experiences. Get inspired for your future river cruise by reading the stories below.

Mouthwatering bites (or full-on meals)...
What led sports scientist Crystal A. to join us at the Heart of the River?
The history, allure and flavor of the culinary world's "Black Diamonds"