Calabasas-based AmaWaterways has partnered with Ancestry.com to provide river cruise trips through Europe that highlight sights of ancestral significance to passengers, using genealogical research to curate the experience for each traveler. 

The Ancestry Experience trip will put travelers with a genealogist from Ancestry’s professional research division to conduct a five-hour pre-cruise consultation and complete family tree tracing to determine which locations along the cruise itinerary may be of particular interest to passengers, according to a statement by AmaWaterways. 

As guests travel through different regions where their ancestors lived, the genealogist will travel with them and explain the history behind those areas, preparing onboard presentations and excursions based on research. The presentations are designed to provide insight into what life was like for guests’ ancestors and highlight the types of records that are available for them to learn more through Ancestry’s services.

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