Appreciate the Journey as Much as the Destination
A river cruise with AmaWaterways allows you to see the world in luxury and comfort! Spend your days discovering local culture and sights on included tours, and then board your luxurious ship to dine, relax, and take in the views as you sail to the next stunning city or charming town.
Where Can I Go with AmaWaterways?
AmaWaterways offers a variety of river cruises in Europe, Asia, and Africa, offering a unique and comfortable way to explore these beautiful destinations.
In Europe, guests can explore sailings along romantic and enchanting rivers of the Rhine, Danube, Rhone, or Seine to discover beautiful cities and quaint towns in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, and more. Guests can also explore the exciting Douro River in Portugal.
If your dream is to sample the incredible wines of these regions, ask about AmaWaterways popular wine cruises! Or, if you're sailing during the holiday season, you'll get to explore some of Europe's iconic Christmas markets!
AmaWaterways also sails the Mekong River where guests can explore the culture and charm of Cambodia and Vietnam. In Africa, AmaWaterways guests can discover the incredible wildlife of South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe sailing on the Chobe River.
Relax and enjoy knowing that everything you need to explore and appreciate your destination is already included in your cruise! (Amenities may vary by ship and region)
Deluxe cruise accommodations in elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites—most with signature twin balconies or French balconies
Stateroom and suite appointments include white-on-white plush bedding, cotton bathrobes and slippers, high-quality bath and body products and bottled water replenished daily
Entertainment-On-Demand center in all staterooms and suites with complimentary high-speed internet access, movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining experience—featuring all meals on board, including exquisite multi-course dinners and bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets
Multiple dining venues, including the one-of-a-kind Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring a unique tasting menu with perfectly paired wines
Hand-selected complimentary red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer and soft drinks served with every lunch and dinner on board
Sip & Sail daily cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits
Expertly guided shore excursions with choices to tailor your experience as you like
Exclusive Special Interest Tours
Adventurous guided bicycle and hiking tours (Nordic walking sticks available)
Complimentary bicycles and helmets to explore on your own
Extra special programs, including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
A variety of exercise classes, led by a professionally trained Wellness Host
Professionally trained, all English-speaking staff
Experienced and dedicated Cruise Manager who accompanies you throughout your entire journey, both on land and on your cruise
European River Cruises transport you to the best of worlds - fascinating history, art and culture, stunning landscapes, and fine wine and food. Sail the blue Danube, romantic Rhine River, or another storied European river and come away with a new perspective on this incomparable land.
Vietnam and Cambodia
The Mekong River winds its way from the Tibetan plateaus of China’s Yunnan province, through the rainforests, plains and rice fields of five Southeast Asian countries before meeting the South China Sea. In terms of length, it’s the 12th largest river in the world, but in terms of historic, cultural and ecological richness-the Mekong has no equal. The sagas of ancient empires, colonial powers and modern conflicts have unfolded along her banks. And, through it all, the Mekong remains first and foremost a lifeline. Temples, trade routes and fishing villages in the river’s path are today untouched by time, just as the way of life they represent. And nowhere are the river’s riches more apparent than in the neighboring-but distinct countries-of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Discover the beauty and adventure of Africa! Experience the natural wonders of iconic Cape Town; get up close to animals in their natural habitat; and explore one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” Encounter elephants, giraffes, leopards, zebras and buffaloes on excursions by boat and open-air vehicles, and marvel at the beauty of Victoria Falls. You also have the option to extend your trip in Johannesburg, following in the foot-steps of Nelson Mandela.
Beginning in September 2021, journey to a fascinating destination: Egypt. Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned. Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza. This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.
AmaWaterways wine cruises add a unique epicurean dimension to a variety of itineraries at no additional cost. Join one of these wine cruises with a special wine host and be treated to a menu of exclusive wine and culinary experiences designed to delve deeper into the wonderful flavors and tastes of Europe.
From Nuremburg’s iconic Christmas Markets with its iconic red and white striped booths to Strasbourg’s charming white storks, a visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a magical experience. Massive Christmas trees strung with thousands of lights are set against the backdrop of most stunning architecture, where travelers and locals alike gather to make merry. Learn about age-old traditions as you wander through the Christmas Markets enjoying whimsical artisanal gifts and the intoxicating aroma of roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa and sugar plums.