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A river cruising experience like no other. Let AmaWaterways introduce you to a world where dramatic sights are met with innovative and luxurious ships — your beautiful home away from home. Savor our award-winning, chef-prepared cuisine with the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy included shore excursions along with guided hiking and bike tours — bold adventures as active as you choose to be. Join us aboard the highest-rated ships in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Sustainability is an ever-expanding priority. 20 ships boast the prestigious Green Award for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance. Reducing paper waste has been a major initiative in 2021 and 2022, with the line switching from printed to electronic documents for guests, expanding the functionality of its innovative myAmaCruise app to include travel documents and questionnaires, and prioritizing e-brochures, with printed brochures mailed only upon request.  

New Endeavours

Celebrating 20 years cruising the world’s rivers, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled experiences on 25 ships sailing through Europe, Asia and Africa. Known for their European heritage and pioneering spirit, AmaWaterways leads the industry in innovation, highlighted by their history-making Seven River Journeys debuting in 2023, their new Heritage on the River experiences with Ancestry®, and their launching of two new eco-friendly ship on Colombia’s Magdalena River in 2024.  


AmaWaterways’ award-winning ships offer the luxury of space yet accommodate an average of 150 guests. The fleet boasts membership in renowned culinary institutions La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Tables et Auberges de France, serving the freshest locally-sourced cuisine paired with complimentary wine during lunch and dinner. Responding to global culinary trends, AmaWaterways has evolved their menus to include healthier choices, from their new breakfast bowls to the Al Fresco Restaurant’s vegetable-forward delights on AmaMagna.  AmaWaterways is leading the way in the way in creating a diverse brand that represents all cultures within the luxury river cruising market.


In the last few years, AmaWaterways has intentionally increased its commitment to enhancing content to represent the diverse group of guests that we aspire to welcome on board. As a result of this, we can see more diverse marketing content being utilized by our travel partners and an increased engagement within these cultures. In 2019, AmaWaterways collaborated with a black-owned trade marketing company who assisted our global team in ensuring that our B2B and B2C content became more representative of the African American community. They also helped us host our first-ever Marketing Masterclass familiarization (FAM) cruise, inviting travel advisors from a diverse community, providing business support and special programming, as well as customization of product to appeal to a community beyond our traditional offering. Furthering our efforts of taking action, AmaWaterways has developed successful ‘Latin Touch’ cruises designed for Spanish-speaking guests, and also recently announced the debut of ‘Soulful Epicurean Experience,’ a special journey celebrating Black history and culture. This specially curated river cruise, set to attract travelers with interest in connecting with the Black and African heritage in the South of France and Paris, will set sail next year on August 24, 2023.


Sustainability is also an ever-expanding priority. 20 ships boast the prestigious Green Award for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance. Reducing paper waste has been a major initiative in 2021 and 2022, with the line switching from printed to electronic documents for guests, expanding the functionality of its innovative myAmaCruise app to include travel documents and questionnaires, and prioritizing e-brochures, with printed brochures mailed only upon request.  

Explore The World

An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort. River cruising through the heart of Europe with AmaWaterways is an immersive and memorable way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on a variety of included tours, and then return to your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next iconic city or charming village. Included in the fares of our river cruises are shore excursions accommodating every kind of traveler in each port of call; exquisite, locally inspired cuisine for every meal on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours. In Europe, you can take one of our Danube River cruises or one of our Rhine River cruises. We also offer river cruises in France and Portugal. We hope that you enjoy exploring our many itineraries in Europe, Asia and Africa, and look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

Destinations
We have tours available to the destinations shown on this map

Categories
We specialize in these types of tours:

Accessible Travel - PWD
Age Group - 13 to 18
Age Group - 19 to 24
Age Group - 25 to 35
Age Group - 36 to 50
Age Group - 51 to 64
Age Group - 65+
Alumni
Cruises / River - Small Ships
Custom Designed
Educational
Escorted
Escorted Tours
Fall Foliage
Family / Multi-Generational
FIT (Independent)
Guided Vacations
Holiday Tours and Cruises
Honeymooners
Independent
Length of Trip - 05 to 10 days
Length of Trip - 10 to 15 days
LGBT
Meetings / Incentives / Conferences
Motorcoach Tours
Performing Groups
Professional / Conference
Religious / pilgrimage
Safari / Game Lodges
Seniors
Spanish Speaking Tours
Student / Youth

Pricing
We offer Deluxe & Luxury tours.

AmaWaterways Last Updated October 28, 2022

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