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  • River cruises in Europe, Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma)
  • Shore excursions; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary bicycles for tours and on own included in fare
  • Some ships have family friendly cabins
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pjbouffard
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Ama Waterways for our 25th Anniversary cruise and we were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped onto the pier in Amsterdam until we said goodbye in Basel, everything was done for our comfort and enjoyment. The ship is ... Read more
Leo_On_Geo
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
318 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Amacello review- seven nights Romantic Rhine (June 4-11, 2015): Day 1- Amsterdam (embark) Day 2- Amsterdam canal tour, then bus to meet up with ship at first lock. Day 3- Cologne (morning walking tour of city), Koblenz (evening ... Read more
CCondeS
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was my first time to France and my very first time to do a river cruise. I went with a group tour that filled the boat and probably would not have chosen a river cruise otherwise. I was so impressed by the ship, which was spotless, ... Read more
jess hefford
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
My husband and I were somewhat apprehensive of a river cruise with a view to the confinement onboard a small ship and my first thoughts were "what are we going to do whilst sailing - will it be boring. However we spent a lovely ... Read more
Sajacruiser15
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
Took the AmaSerena on its second sailing after its maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel. Took the optional pre sailing part of cruise and spent 2 days in Zurich and 2 days in Lucerne. Very helpful to get to know some of the other ... Read more
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pronck
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
For our first river cruise, AmaWaterways set the standard so high, it's hard to believe it can be matched! Actually, there was nothing "standard" about it. It was greater than we imagined it would be: from our spacious, ... Read more
jstecklein
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a cruise from Paris to Normandy on the AMA Legro and we have to say it was absolutely phenomenal! The Best! The staff on board just couldn't do enough for us and we have never seen such outstanding attention to ... Read more
Never Enough
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have just returned from a 10 day cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy River in Myanmar on the Amapura and cannot wait to go back. Because of the extremely low river we could not board the ship at the usual spot so there was a one hour bus ride ... Read more
The 2 Ds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
This was our first River cruise. We had always wanted to see the tulips in Holland so we chose the Tulip Time itinerary. We embarked in Amsterdam and our ports of call were Hoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Ghent, Wilemstad, Kinderdijk ... Read more
racinbandit95
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We are just finishing up our river cruise on the AmaSonata. A beautiful ship, lovely cruise and wonderful itinerary. The only one problem, weather. Mother Nature was not on our side this week as we had just plain awful rain and ... Read more
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hhmauch
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 helpful votes
AMA Waterways Myanmar I've just taken the 10 day cruise up the Irawaddy river. Although I have taken cruises with companies like Regent, Seabourn, Silversea, etc, this is my first river cruise. I chose AMA because my travel agent said it ... Read more
ChicoDug
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Synopsis. This is a long review. Bottom line, I'm positive. Great experience. Go to Myanmar before it is overrun by tourists. Be prepared for dust and smoke and you will see a backward country. The people are wonderful and the sites ... Read more
teddy390bear
Member Since 2008
1 review
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our trip was 12 nights on AmaWaterways on AmaPura (2 nights pre cruise in Yangon and 10 nights cruise from Pyay to Mandalay) for December 16 2014. The pre cruise in Yangon stay included 2 nights in the Sule Shangri La. The hotel was one of ... Read more
tsarena
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous cruise on the Ama Sonata to the Christmas markets on the Danube. This was one of my "bucket list" cruises and it certainly met all my expectations. The ship is lovely and the service is ... Read more
caviargal
Member Since 2003
20 reviews
14,060 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th AMA cruise and 8th overall river cruise. We learned 48 hours prior to boarding that high water levels had dictated a change in our embarkation city as well an overall reshuffling of ports on our itinerary. AMA did an ... Read more
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purduemom1
Member Since 2010
1 review
914 forum posts
Sailed November 2014
In November we cruised the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest on this beautiful new ship. Every moment was amazing as was the staff. The cruise director, Peter, worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone's needs were met and that we all ... Read more
nicole breton
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2014
It was our firt trip on a river boat cruise. and it will not be our last. The staff and the captain on the Amalegro ship were the best. excellent service, excellent food. the excursion were also the best. the local guide were also the ... Read more
Candy929
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
After ocean cruising, I was ready for a smaller,easier, friendlier experience of a river cruise.While AMA Waterways is not inexpensive, it was well worth the excellent food,wine included,personable staff,music on board entertainment, ... Read more
David
Member Since 2000
22 reviews
663 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from a week-long cruise down the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam on AmaWaterways’ AmaDolce. We also took the cruise line’s 4-night pre-cruise extension, consisting of 2 nights in Zurich and 2 ... Read more
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Docmitz
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Cruising on the Amaprima was a complete delight. The staff were like a big family, inviting us as guests to thoroughly enjoy ourselves. The food was delicious, our cabin was quite comfy, and our visits on shore were well planned, nicely ... Read more
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hollandjml
Member Since 2014
1 review
My husband and I just returned from a 10-night cruise tour on the AmaSonata, with AMA Waterways, in Eastern Europe. We chose a cruise tour that began with 3 days/nights in Prague. Both the land pre-cruise portion, and the cruise itself, ... Read more
MakeItSo!
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Awawaterways and the crew of the AmaLegro exemplify excellence in customer service. From moment we stepped onto the quai in Paris and were greeted by the crew, who took charge of our luggage and invited us to relax and partake of ... Read more
schub229
Member Since 2010
1 review
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
14 years ago we were on a river cruise and decided to go back and do another one with friends we met 14 years ago!! We've done many ocean cruises during that time. We took the pre-cruise extension from Zurich and had wonderful warm weather ... Read more
nandy5
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
This was our first river cruise and we chose the Danube beginning with a land pre-excursion in Prague. We chose AmaWaterways based upon recommendations by friends as well as our travel agent. They don't advertise like other river cruise ... Read more
LilyK8888
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I along with another couple took an AMA Waterways extended Danube cruise this fall, which started far from the Danube in Istanbul and ended somewhat past the Danube in Prague. There were 14 actual days on the ship with an ... Read more
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