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PBS “Places To Love” Host Samantha Brown, AAA Travel Offer European River Cruise

AmaMagna artist rendering courtesy of AmaWaterways

Fans of the PBS show “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” can learn her travel secrets in person on a seven-night Danube River cruise this summer available exclusively through AAA Travel. The cruise will take place July 14-21 aboard the brand-new AmaMagna by AmaWaterways, a premier provider of European river cruises.

“Samantha Brown shares AAA Travel’s passion for exploring our world, so we are excited to offer this opportunity for cruise passengers to benefit from her expertise while enjoying the amenities of one of the most beautiful ships in Europe along one of its most scenic routes,” said Filomena Andre, vice president of travel products and services for the Automobile Club of Southern California.

The cruise begins in Vilshofen, Germany and travels through Austria (including Vienna), Slovakia and Hungary, ending in Budapest. Each day’s itinerary offers multiple excursion options, allowing travelers to experience Europe in their own way.

At almost twice the width of a traditional European river cruise ship, the AmaMagna offers a new level of luxury for travelers, with most suites ranging from 355 to 710 square feet and featuring full balconies. The ship also boasts four dining venues, a wellness studio, and a Sundowner vessel offering intimate excursions for cruisers at no extra charge.

Cruise prices start at $3,549 per person, double occupancy.* The cruise can only be booked through AAA Travel by visiting any Auto Club branch, calling (888) 467-4955, or through the website

Highlights of the trip include:

  • Two Travel Talks with Samantha Brown
  • Immersive tours in every port - Active, regular and late-riser options for exploring
  • Welcome & Captain's Gala Dinners
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

In addition, AAA members receive:

  • The services of an onboard AAA host
  • $150 onboard credit per stateroom
  • A personalized Samantha Brown gift
  • AAA Vacations® 24/7 Member Care

“We urge travelers to book soon to ensure their preferred cabin option,” Andre said.

*Includes taxes and fees, but not transfers, airfare or port charges of $182 per person.

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