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About AmaWaterways

A family-owned company since 2002, award-winning AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 25 ships sailing through Europe, Asia and Africa. “Ama” means love – and we put love in everything we do, from our exquisite locally-sourced cuisine to our variety of included shore excursions in every port to our warm, ....more

Reasons to tour with AmaWaterways

Innovative Fleet

Highest Level of Service

Cruise Manager with You Every Step of the Way

Signature Twin Balcony Staterooms

A Variety of Included Excursions in Every Port

Wellness Programme and Wellness Hosts on every cruise

Unlimited beer, soft drinks and wines at lunch and dinner

Sustainability

As we sail along storied waterways and immerse ourselves in the local culture throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, we connect both to the land and the people who live in each destination we visit. It is therefore of utmost importance to us that we not only support the local communities, ....more

Accreditations and Associations

ABTA, ATOL and CLIA

How we're working to make you feel COVID-safe on your trip

We recommend that you contact us for current Covid policies.

Awards

With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards for “Best River Cruise Line,” “Best River Cruise Line for Active Cruisers,” and “Best New River ....more

What We Offer

For two wonderful decades, we have been building one-of-a-kind ships with added comforts and conveniences ranging from our signature view-enhancing twin balconies to the one-and-only Chef’s Table specialty restaurant to our award-winning AmaMagna – redefining the river cruise experience. We continue to lead the way in innovation, offering our first-ever ....more

Our Story

Proudly celebrating 20 years on the river, family-owned and operated AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by three families; however, our river cruise story began well before that. Co-Founder and President Rudi Schreiner was born in Vienna, at the heart of the Danube. His love of design drew him to architecture, ....more

AmaWaterways Reviews

beemingigi

Trip of a Lifetime on a highly curated discovery of Ancient Egypt with AmaWaterways

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01-Feb-2022

We boarded the stunning new AmaDahlia ship on the river Nile in Luxor after having spent three luxurious nights in Cairo. With the focus of ancient Egypt, our small group had the most experienced knowledgeable Egyptologist to guide us and open the pages of history for us. Every day of the 12 day journey was exceptional. One of the many benefits to sailing on the AmaDahlia is there are a full seven nights sailing on the river Nile. This allowed us to experience more of ancient Egypt with the comfort of time. The luxurious comfort of the AmaDahlia, personalized service we received, exceptional local guides, and historical insights filled our days with moments of awe and intrigue. Special access to temples and tombs were included and we experienced exclusive behind the gates entrance to places such as the tomb of Queen Nefertari where we learned her importance during her lifetime. But to witness the inside of her tomb was a highlight. The colorful paintings inside are a step back to 1200 BC and our Egyptologist brought this experience fully together with telling us about the life of her and the society during her life. Very special care was planned for our comfort, safety and enjoyment. The timing of our visits to the ancient sights was also strategically planned to allow for less people, stunning sunsets and magic moments. I highly recommend the AmaDahlia ship with AmaWaterways Cairo and river Nile 7 night cruise.

dboisvert

First European River Cruise and Ama sets the bar high

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22-Jul-2022

Although no stranger to cruising this was our first river cruise in Europe. We took up Ama's offer for a free cruise for Front Line Workers. We enjoyed every minute of this cruise and its ship, the Ama Certo. Upon arrival we were made to feel welcome. Our stateroom was excellent and we enjoyed sailing with the windows open at night. We were fortunate that the weather was comfortable and the water levels posed to concerns. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals. À la carte dining for breakfast and lunch is preferable to buffet style meals. Every evening the selection of dinner options was amazing. We almost always followed the Chef's recommendations and were never disappointed. The Chef's Table at the back of the ship was a pleasant surprise and we certainly made sure were ate there once. The local/regional special dinners were excellent as well. The excursions were various so regardless of your physical ability you could always find a tour that fit your style, or you could always walk into town if you were lucky enough to have your port in town. Our highlights included the Floriade exhibition, although we would probably have needed an entire day and more to do it justice. The full day in Bruges, of course, was magnificent. We debated doing the full day in Bruges or the half day Ghent and half day Bruges. We took our Cruise Director's advice and were not disappointed. Other highlights Castle de Haar and Veere. We ventured on our own in Antwerp rather than do the guided tour. We spent hours just walking around with our city map. Of course, one cannot forget the amazing crew of the Certo! Always happy to see us and quick to welcome you back and fill your glass. They even gave us recommendations for places to see in Romania and Transylvania once we told them we were heading there next! I highly, highly recommend AmaWaterways for anyone considering a river cruise in Europe!

wdmarsh

Wonderful, relaxing cruise

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30-Apr-2022

Our first river cruise, and it was a wonderful change from ocean cruising. Knowing that we would not be getting the ocean vessel experience we were accustomed to, we were looking forward to seeing what small vessel river cruising was like, and it turned out to be wonderful. Attention to detail, personal attention, and superb food made this a rich experience. You get most of this on an ocean vessel, but not to the same level of attention, from personal attention for whatever you can dream of wanting to the plating of delectable cuisine. Our cruise director and our table staff had our names pegged the first day. Our daily wants, we had no needs, were handled in a professional, courteous, helpful, and sometimes humorous interaction. Entertainment was not the Las Vegas how style of ocean vessels, but we had high quality music in the lounge appropriate for vessel with a maximum of 146 passengers, which we enjoyed very much.

Strongint

Terrific Crew, Wonderful Guides, Superb Food

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15-Apr-2022

Experienced ocean cruisers and European travelers, we chose this opportunity to get a closer look at Normandy. We were delighted again and again! Petrus, our waiter was warm, welcoming and very helpful as he guided us through a delicious and delightful menu with great variety. Our Maitre’D, Christian and Assistant waiter , Anda, made every meal a pleasure. We felt like family! The tours were led by exceptional, local guides with both formal education and in-depth local knowledge. We experienced Giverny in a whole, new way, the arboretum, garden and chateau tours took us through delightful country and were well paced for healthy, mature walkers. Bikes were always available for the more vigorous and gently-paced tours were available for most outings. We’d visited the invasion beaches on our own in the past, but this visit balanced details, history and reflection. We will certainly travel with AMA in the future and might even repeat this itinerary!

delguy52

An Outstanding River Cruise Experience

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31-Jul-2022

After a two year delay due to the pandemic, my partner and I finally were able to take our long anticipated River Cruise. Having taken past cruises on large ships, it was great to be on a smaller ship with about 120 folks. We arrived in Amsterdam two days before sailing and the Ama tour of the city was very good. The hotel where we stayed ( Barbizon Palace), was very nice and comfortable with very helpful staff. From the moment we boarded the ship, the service was exceptional. Radi, the cruise manager, was very friendly and well organized. She was always available to answer questions. Our room was always perfectly cleaned and kudos to the staff. How can I describe the meals? All were prepared perfection and DELICIOUS. I want to give a very, very special thanks to our waiter Ron. He was so friendly and filled any requests from us with a smile under his mask. I give him and 10++ rating. He learned our names quickly and warmly greeted us at each meal. In the early morning, I would go to the lounge and have a cup of coffee and read enjoying the views. The Captain's Table was a most memorable experience. Each dish was so carefully prepared and presented, we felt as if we were in one of top rated restaurants in Europe. To work off the calories, the sessions lead by Tiago were fun. The guides for our selected excursions were the best. They provided much information to participants and I learned a lot. Another highlight was the Dessert Buffet. One could not get enough of the delicious treats! I will long remember this wonderful trip and will continue to enjoy telling my friends that they should experience an AMA cruise.

AmaWaterways Ships

AmaDolce

AmaSerena

AmaLucia

AmaVida

AmaStella

AmaDante

AmaVenita

Zambezi Queen

AmaDara

AmaReina

AmaLilia

AmaMora

AmaSonata

AmaCello

AmaKristina

AmaLea

AmaBella

AmaVerde

AmaPrima

AmaDouro

AmaLyra

AmaCerto

AmaViola

AmaDahlia

AmaSiena

AmaMagna

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

Our standard cancellation penalties remain in effect for our operating river cruises. However, for a limited time, we are extending our Travel Waiver Plus protection for sailings in 2022 if purchased up until final payment. Travel Waiver Plus allows guests to cancel for any reason up to 31 days prior to the start of AmaWaterways purchased services. Guests will receive a Future Cruise Credit coveri

What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

20 of our ships in Europe have earned the prestigious Green Award certification for their industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance

What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

As we sail along storied waterways and immerse ourselves in the local culture throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, we connect both to the land and the people who live in each destination we visit. It is therefore of utmost importance to us that we not only support the local communities, but that we also minimize our impact on the environment and the precious natural ecosystems we sail through.

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and crew remains of the utmost importance to us. We are working with global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world to follow all the most up-to-date health and safety protocols. Our experienced staff and crew have undergone special tr

How long has the tour company been trading?

Since 2002.

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and crew remains of the utmost importance to us. We are working with global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world to follow all the most up-to-date health and safety protocols. Our experienced staff and crew have undergone special training and will be advised and guided by a Public Health Officer.

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  • Low Deposit

    AmaWaterways requires a minimum deposit of 270 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

AmaCerto
13 Nights $3534 $3366
AmaDahlia
15 Nights $5196 $4949
AmaCerto
13 Nights $2885 $2748
AmaMagna
10 Nights $3768
AmaLea
11 Nights $2243 $2137
AmaMora
10 Nights $4491 $4277
AmaVerde
9 Nights $3444 $3281
AmaMora
12 Nights $2695 $2567
AmaVerde
11 Nights $3380 $3219
AmaCello
13 Nights $3540 $3372
Zambezi Queen
21 Nights $15205 $14483
AmaCerto
9 Nights $3075 $2929
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