BACK FOR 2025!



7-night river cruise PLUS 3-night post cruise stay in Paris

ONLY $650 Deposit per person


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Trip Dates

August 21 to August 31, 2025

Sailing from Arles to Lyon PLUS 3 Nights In Paris!

Featuring Black History Tours in Paris and Marseille

Who Is This Trip For?

  • Did you miss out on this epicurean adventure in 2023 AND 2024?

  • Have you been missing out on your vacations?

  • Do you need a little luxury in your life?

  • Do you like to live a little and learn a little while traveling?

  • Would you like to learn what the Black Experience was like in France during and after World Wars I and II?

  • Would you like to explore the Black sub-culture in Paris and Marseille?

  • Have you managed to stash a little cash, waiting for the travel "All Clear" signal so you can hop on the next plane to adventure?

  • Are you ready to ditch those sweatpants and leggings?

  • Would you like to experience live Jazz in France?

If This Is You Then Keep Scrolling!

Embark on an unforgettable journey with AmaWaterways, starting in Marseilles and experience the rich cultural history of the city. Indulge in live performances on board and on shore, and take part in a range of exclusive activities tailored to this unique itinerary.

After immersing yourself in the city's vibrant culture, board the award-winning AmaKristina in Arles and cruise along the Rhône River towards Lyon the gastronomy capital of France., in the heart of the South of France.

Then take the high speed rail to Paris - a city that has been home to many renowned Black artists, writers and entertainers.

Guided tours highlighting jazz, food and wine will give you an insight into the region's Black heritage, creating an unforgettable and enlightening travel experience.

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What's Included in Your Cruise and Land Package:

  • 7-night river cruise in an elegantly appointed Riverview stateroom

  • 3-night post-cruise stay at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe hotel or similar in Paris with daily breakfast

  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant

  • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Daily Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour

  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as guided hikes, bike rides, and tasting tours

  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary airport transfers with the purchase of Air by AmaWaterways*

  • Transfer from your hotel in Paris to TGV high-speed train to Lyon

  • Transfer from Lyon TGV-high-speed rail station to the Ama Kristina river cruise ship

  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour

  • The services of one of Ama Waterways wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

What's Not Included

  • Airport transfers. Bullet list

  • Gratuities

  • International air

  • Things of a personal nature

  • Travel Protection

  • Meals not started

  • Premium alcohol

Flights to France

International airfare is not included in the cost of this trip. However, we can book your air for you for an additional fee.

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers are Complimentary with the purchase of air booked through AmaWaterways. To book air contact

Travel Guard Cruise Protection Plan

Reserve your next River Cruise with Peace of Mind That's right. Cover your trip investment from those unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip. The Cruise Protection Plan provides valuable coverage at an affordable price. This plan provides protection for trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical expenses, COVID-related conditions, emergency evacuation, trip delay, and baggage delay.

Ask your Travel Advisor, Cilla Travel LLC email about our new Travel Waiver Plus.


There are three ways to pay for your trip. You may pay in full, with our payment plan or financing from our partner Uplift. Our partner Uplift, offers access to great interest rates. There are no late fees and no pre-payment penalties. Pay over up to 24 months. You can even include your airfare. Trip costs can be up to $15,000 and as low as $500 (not including travel insurance). If interested you can receive a decision in less than one minute on your device. For more information on Uplift, click here, or send an email to

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ONLY $650 Deposit per person

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Exclusive Excursion Highlight: Black History of Paris Tour

Discover centuries' worth of Black history as you venture to several sites in and around Paris during this exclusive full-day tour. You will see the iconic Arc de Triomphe and the Monument to the Abolition of Slavery as your guide shares the history of the Code noir, a decree passed by King Louis XIV in 1685 defining the conditions of slavery. From there, you will drive past Montmartre, learning about the cabarets and famous jazz musicians who made their mark here before walking through the African district, renowned for its African food and street vendors, and visiting Little Africa, a gallery space and cultural initiative in La Goutte d’or district. Your full-day tour also includes a panoramic tour of the left bank of Paris, the Latin Quarter, and Pantheon Square, where renowned US-born Black entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was inducted in November 2021.

Highlignts From the 2024 Junteenth Soulful Experience

Live Music

Music Director, David Onka


Restaurant Lyon Dakar

Gastronomy Tour

Lyon, France

Life on the Mediterranean

Port of Marseille

Marseille, France

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Meet Priscilla

The CEO and founder of Cilla Travel LLC, Priscilla is on a mission to help empty nesters in their second act of life turn their travel dreams into cherished memories.

Travel maestro Priscilla Holmes weaves affordable luxury and heartfelt expertise into every tailor-made journey at Cilla Travel. Her story began as a timeshare owner. At the time it was a perfect fit for her bustling home life and parallel careers—her ascent and her husband’s flourishing electrical business. When the kids grew up Priscilla outgrew the limitations of timeshare ownership. However, those foundations laid the groundwork for today’s mission: creating exquisite travel experiences for those embarking on life’s next exciting phase.

This 156-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, complimentary Wi-Fi on board and more.


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