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AmaWaterways River Cruises

AmaWaterways operates the newest, most state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in Europe, Africa, Myanmar (Burma), 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 fortunate 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. 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.

The best fleet on Europe’s rivers

More than 280 ships were rated on accommodation, cuisine, service and more in the first ever Berlitz River Cruising in Europe travel guide, released mid-2014. All 11 AmaWaterways ships received higher scores than any other river cruise line with AmaPrima being rated number one.


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 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. Return from your shore excursion to a delicious lunch. Start with mouth-watering hot or cold appetizers, homemade soups, then choose from a selection of great entrees, finish off with a delectable dessert and complimentary cappuccino. In the evening, enjoy an elegant a la carte dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialities. One particular highlight is the Chef's Restaurant, which is available to all guests for pre-booking and which seats just 30 people. Guests enjoy a seven-course taster menu and there's an open kitchen, so they can see their menu being prepared. Quality local wines from the most famous wine regions are included with every lunch and dinner on-board all AmaWaterways sailings.


As much as there is ever-changing daily scenery, 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 depending on which destination you are visiting.

A luxury experience

You can expect a luxurious way of life on-board as this cruise line boasts an incredible array of complimentary amenities. Expect all of your meals included in the original fare and for the beverages to flow freely at lunch and dinner including wine, beer and soft drinks. Also throughout your cruise, you will be able to enjoy complimentary bottles of water, speciality teas and coffees. Plus, you can even expect to find knowledgeable English-speaking guides providing insightful lectures and leading excursions, all complimentary so you don’t have to worry about a thing. If you'd prefer to explore at your leisure, most AmaWaterways ships offer bicycles which you are free to use ashore.

Themed cruising

If you wanted to enjoy a themed cruise then you can do exactly that with this cruise line. One of the most popular options is a wine cruise in which the ship will sail to all of the best vineyards along the rivers of Europe and beyond. Whether it’s the Douro, the Seine or the Danube, there are plenty of vineyards to explore with AmaWaterways. And if you have ever wanted to learn all about Jewish history, then you can enjoy a Jewish Heritage cruise with AmaWaterways too, on which you can explore the best of Budapest, Nuremberg and Prague. 


TTGLuxury Travel Awards

  • Premium Cruise Line of the Year 2018

Travvy Awards

Gold Winner for:

  • 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


  • Partner of the Year 2017


  • Best River Cruise Line 2017
  • Partner of the Year 2017
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