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AmaWaterways River Cruises

AmaWaterways operates the newest, most state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in Europe, Africa, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Since its debut in 2002, AmaWaterways cruises has redefined river cruising with innovations that have set new standards in the industry.

The line's luxurious ships feature state-of-the-art public areas, new amenities and services, exquisitely decorated staterooms and gourmet dining; all of which provide an unparalleled river cruise holiday. Each of its vessels carries its guests in unequalled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service. AmaWaterways river cruises offer a holiday experience that is second to none.

  • Luxury river cruise experience
  • Life-enriching tours with personal headset included
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited red and white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on-board

Each of the ships in AmaWaterways’ expansive fleet offers everything you could possibly need from a river voyage and more, with each ship is custom-designed to suit your needs. As soon as you step on-board you will be welcomed by the cruise ship manager. You’ll soon get the sense that everyone is your friend on-board as each crew member ensures they remember your name and makes every effort to help you feel very much at home. This is a river cruise line that has been leading the way in innovations since its birth in 2002. It was the first river cruise line to offer French balconies, complimentary in-room internet access, award-winning cuisine and guided bicycle excursions for the ultimate experience when you sail into port.

What's Included

food All dining on-board All dining on-board
food The Chef's Table specialty restaurant The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
food Tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals Tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals
complimentry tea and coffee Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day
wine beer soft drinks Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
welcome reception champagne Sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast Sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
wine beer soft drinks Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
welcome reception champagne One hour complimentary drinks at Sip and Sail before every dinner One hour complimentary drinks at Sip and Sail before every dinner
bottled water Unlimited bottled water Unlimited bottled water
excursions Choice of shore excursions in every port of call wih audio guides Choice of shore excursions in every port of call wih audio guides
bicycles Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own
expert travel guides Guided bike tours Guided bike tours
itineraries Optional premium shore excursion in selected ports of call Optional premium shore excursion in selected ports of call
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
man Staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3 Staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3
deals All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

Accommodation

AmaWaterways offers an innovative range of cabins on all its vessels, all of which are on the outside of the ship providing river views and many have the exclusive Twin Balcony design.

This imaginative concept is available in most cabins and consists of a French Balcony plus a separate Outside Balcony for private enjoyment. Inside each of the AmaWaterways cabins, you’ll discover all the amenities of a fine hotel with plush bedding, a cosy sitting area, hairdryer, safe, terry bathrobes, individually controlled air-conditioning, ample closet space and a state-of-the-art Infotainment system with movie and music library and complimentary internet. 

AmaWaterways cruises not only offer incredible adventures but you’ll even get to travel in the utmost style too.

Dining

Dining is a delight on-board any of the ships in the fleet. You can look forward to delicious cuisine inspired by the regions on your itinerary and freshly prepared by expert AmaWaterways’ chefs. 

Start your day with a lavish gourmet champagne breakfast buffet and return from your shore excursion to a delicious lunch. Enjoy mouth-watering appetizers, homemade soups, a selection of great entrees, finished off with a delectable dessert and complimentary cappuccino. 

Why not visit the Chef's Restaurant, which offers an intimate evening setting for 30 people. Here, guests enjoy a seven-course taster menu by an open kitchen, so you can see your food being prepared. On all AmaWaterways sailing, guests can enjoy quality local wines from some of the most famous wine regions.

Entertainment

As much as there is ever-changing daily scenery on-board an AmaWaterways river cruise, there is an ever-changing schedule of local entertainment to enjoy in the evenings. 

Just some of the options that you will be able to enjoy in the intimate atmosphere on-board the ship include traditional Bavarian music, a classical quartet, an evening with a live pianist or regional performers who are welcomed on-board for your very own performance.

A luxury experience

You can expect a luxurious way of life on-board an AmaWaterways sailing, with an incredible array of complimentary amenities. All of your meals are included in the original fare and beverages including wine, beer and soft drinks flow freely during lunch and dinner - water plus speciality tea and coffee are also included.

As for your experience, learn more about the destinations you pass with insightful lectures and English-speaking guides leading excursions. If you'd prefer to explore at your leisure, take one of the ship's bicycles which are free to use ashore.

Themed cruising

If you wanted to enjoy a themed cruise, the AmaWaterways is the perfect opportunity for you to indulge. From wine cruises which visit some of the best vineyards across Europe, to a golf cruise offering you the chance to play at some of the leading championship courses in Europe - the choice is yours!

AMAWaterways Itineraries

Cochem

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

LIMITED TIME ONLY! FREE flights on 2019 sailings plus HUGE savings!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £1939pp
Melk

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

5 sailing dates August 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

LIMITED TIME ONLY! FREE flights on 2019 sailings plus HUGE savings!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £5099pp
Strasbourg

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

58 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Call our expert river concierge for a quote including flights and overseas transfers

AmaWaterways logo FROM £1799pp

AMAWaterways Ships

Travel on any one of the custom-designed AmaWaterways cruise ships and you’ll understand why the line enjoys such a reputation for both elegance and exceptional service. Operating a wide range of memorable river cruises in Europe, Cambodia, Vietnam and Africa, AmaWaterways ships are your luxury ticket to such classic rivers as the Rhine, Douro, Danube and Mekong.

Europe

With such a large number of iconic rivers, Europe is a natural destination when it comes to river cruising and a large number of 18 AmaWaterways' ships are dedicated to exploring the continent’s classic rivers. Perhaps you’ll travel on the 164-passenger AmaBella with its host of luxury amenities, as you experience the beauty of the Blue Danube, or the AmaKristina, which will take you through the culturally-rich ports of the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland?

AmaVida will transport you through the wine regions of Portugal and Spain, and is joined by the new AmaDouro in 2019, which explores even more unspoiled regions along the Douro River.

New ships for Europe which joined the fleet in 2019 include AmaMagna which will sail the Danube; AmaMora which will sail the Rhine and the Danube; and AmaDouro which will sail the Douro. There is also the upcoming AmaSiena in 2020 which will sail on the Main, Moselle and Rhine rivers.

Asia

AmaDara is designed specifically to sail through Cambodia and Vietnam along the Mekong River, calling at a host of fascinating cities, towns and settlements and immersing you in the rich culture of Southeast Asia. Enjoy award-winning cuisine, spacious suites and stunning public areas brought to life by Mekong artefacts made by native craftsmen.

Africa

Then there is Zambezi Queen, the AmaWaterways ship sailing unforgettable Chobe river cruises in Africa. Designed for optimum wildlife sightings, you can enjoy amazingly up-close views of elephants, eagles and more. Zambezi Queen also uses a water jet propulsion system, fuel-efficient and low-emission generators, and a solar heating system to ensure her voyages have as little impact on the environment as possible.

 

AMAWaterways Awards

  • TTGLuxury Travel Awards
    • Premium Cruise Line of the Year 2018
  • Travvy Awards
    • Best River Cruise Line (Overall) 2018
    • Best River Cruise Line (Africa and Egypt) 2018
    • Best River Cruise Line (Asia) 2018
    • Best River Cruise Line (Europe) 2018
    • Best River Cruise Ship (AmaKristina) 2018
  • Cruise Critic Editor's Picks
    • Best River Cruise Line (for Active Cruisers) 2017
  • Town & Country Cruise Awards
    • Best Overall 2017
    • Best On-board Activities
    • Best On-Shore Activities
    • Best Food
  • Travel Network Group
    • River Cruise Line of the Year 2017
  • Porthole Cruise Readers' Choice Awards
    • Best River Ship (AmaKristina) 2017
  • AFAR Travellers Choice Awards
    • Best River Cruise Line 2017
    • Best On-board Design 2017
  • CAA
    • Partner of the Year 2017
  • Nexion
    • Best River Cruise Line 2017
    • Partner of the Year 2017

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