Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Rombauer President & Chief Executive Officer, Bob Knebel and Director of Customer Engagement, Cheryl Riedel.
  • Onboard wine education program with welcome reception, seminars & wine tastings and winemaker’s dinner with impeccable wines from Rombauer Vineyards
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night pre-cruise land program: Basel & the Wine Road of Alsace
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursion in select ports
  • Accommodations aboard AmaWaterways NEW 156-passenger AmaSiena
  • Multiple fine dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Unlimited complimentary wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Captain’s cocktail and gala dinner
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates (with purchase of AmaWaterways air program)
  • Guided complimentary AmaWaterways shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Complimentary use of bicycles

Rombauer Vineyards returns to where it all began in “Roots of Rombauer” 2022 Rhine River Cruise!

Founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer established Rombauer Vineyards in 1980.  Their appreciation between food and wine stemmed from Koerner’s great aunt Irma Rombauer, author of renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors originating from the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal.  So it seemed only fitting that this second- and third-generation family-owned winery return to the “Roots of Rombauer” for a glide along the famed Rhine  & Moselle Rivers in 2022.

You’re invited to join President  & Chief  Executive Officer Bob Knebel  and Director of Customer Engagement, Cheryl Riedel aboard AmaWaterway’s newest vessel – AmaSiena, sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Experience captivating sights in Germany & France that include grand cities, picturesque towns, iconic castles, stunning vineyards and verdant valleys.  Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey that takes you along the Rhine and through its designated-UNESCO World Heritage Site with its 40 castles strung like pearls on its river banks, to magnificent cities and charming villages alike.

You’ll be in good hands with Bob & Cheryl as your congenial onboard hosts.  Look forward to hand-selected Rombauer Vineyards wines during exclusive onboard events, including a wine seminar & tasting and a very special winemaker’s dinner.


Download Rombauer Vineyards Registration Form
  • Cruise Line


  • Ports of Call

    Basel to Amsterdam


Bob Knebel

President & Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Riedel

Direct of Customer Engagement


Roots of Rombauer 2022 Rhine River Cruise

Destination: Rhine River
To & From: Basel to Amsterdam
Dates: October 6 – 13, 2022
Length: 7 Nights
Ship: AmaSiena

Oct. 04-06

F&WT Optional 2-night Pre-Cruise Program:  Basel & the Wine Road of Alsace

Oct. 06
Embark Ship
Depart TBD

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception

Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception & Gala Dinner

Oct. 07
Arrive 4:30 AM
Depart 2:00 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Riquewihr walking tour OR Freiburg excursions OR Breisach wine country bike tour

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting

Oct. 07
Arrive 9:30 PM
Oct. 08
Depart 11:00 PM

Amawaterways Included Shore Tours, Choice of: “The Gem of the Alsace” tour OR Strasbourg bike tour

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Baiden’s Pinot Paradise

AmaWaterways Sip & Sail cocktail hour 6:00 PM

Oct. 09
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 2:00 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tours, Choice of: “Romatnic Heidelberg” excursion OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path Hike OR “Secrets of Speryer” tour

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting in afternoon while sailing to Rüdesheim

AmaWaterways Sip & Sail cocktail hour 6:00PM


Oct. 09
Arrive 7:30 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

Oct. 10
Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge
Depart 1:30 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Gondola ride and wine tasting OR Schloss Johannisberg bike tour OR Vineyard hike

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Noble Riesling of the Rheingau

As you sail this afternoon – see and hear about the Rhine Gorge, adorned with castles

Oct. 10
Arrive 5:00 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tour: Unique Lahneck Castle visit

AmaWaterways Sip & Sail cocktail hour 6:00PM

Oct. 11
Depart 6:30 AM
Oct. 11
Arrive 1:00 PM
Depart 7:00 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tours, Choice of: “Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit OR Kölsch Beer tasting OR Cologne bike tour

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Winemaker’s Dinner

Oct. 12
Arrive 1:00 PM

AmaWaterways Included Shore Tour: Canal cruise tour

Captain’s Farewell Champagne Reception & Gala Dinner


Oct. 13
Disembark Ship

Per Person Pricing -

Cat. E - Fixed Window (Piano Deck)$4,395Call For Rates
Cat. D - Fixed Window (Pinao Deck)$4,694Call For Rates
Cat. CB - French Balcony (Violin Deck)$5,094Call For Rates
Cat. CA - French Balcony (Violin & Cello Deck)$5,394Call For Rates
Cat. BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony (Cello Deck)SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Cat. BA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony (Violin Deck)SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Cat. AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony (Cello Deck)SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Cat AA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony (Violin Deck)SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

  • Prices:
    Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom and include shipboard accommodations, onboard meals, estimated $196 port taxes (subject to change), unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner, AmaWaterways shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, transfers (unless air is purchased through Amawaterways), gratuities, additional food & beverages, Food & Wine Trails’ optional pre-cruise program and shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies. Single occupancy rates available upon request.

About The Ship

AmaSiena – Coming in 2021!

Sister ship to the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant 156-passenger AmaSiena will be a warm, inviting ship offering plenty of space for guests to unwind when she debuts in 2021. From comfortable staterooms with twin balconies that keep guests well-connected via Entertainment-On-Demand, free high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi, to the sunny Main Lounge, where delicious tapas will be served throughout the day, guests will have everything they need to enjoy their time spent on board. If an active mood strikes, the sun-deck walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room and complimentary fleet of bikes will be available. Or you can take an invigorating class led by the professionally trained onboard Wellness Host. And, of course, the exquisite cuisine served in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant will satisfy your every craving aboard AmaSiena.

NOTE: Images below depict AmaSiena’s sister ship – AmaLea.  Final layout, decor, furnishings, etc. for AmaSiena may be different.

Sample Category AB Stateroom

Sample Category BA Stateroom

Chef's Table

Wine Room

Sun Deck

Main Restaurant

Terms & Conditions

  • Click Here for Food & Wine Trails’ complete Terms & Conditions

    The itinerary port and shore tour schedule as provided by Uniworld Cruises is based on their 2019 itinerary – please note it is likely this will change and be updated a few months prior to departure.  Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other conditions.

    To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com.

    For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Adelman Travel/Food & Wine Trails, 6980 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217.

    If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.

    All Guests will be required to check‐in online at amawaterways.com to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed.

    F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.

    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form.

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