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AmaWaterways Cruises

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About AmaWaterways Cruises

Premium river cruise line offers solid inclusions, more active shore excursions than most, as well as wine theme cruises.

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AmaVerde
AmaVerde

7 Night
Melodies Of The DanubeDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 14, 2022
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AmaViola
AmaViola

5 Night
Majestic Capitals Of The DanubeDetails

40 Reviews
Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 28, 2023
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AmaMagna
AmaMagna (Photo: AmaWaterways)

7 Night
Magna On The DanubeDetails

Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Mar 26, 2023
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AmaLea
AmaLea (Photo: AmaWaterways)

7 Night
Iconic Christmas MarketsDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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5 Night
Majestic Capitals Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 24, 2023
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10 Night
Rhine & Moselle Delights Details

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 27, 2021
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7 Night
Danube SerenadeDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 11, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 16, 2022
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7 Night
Enchanting Rhine Details

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 4, 2021
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5 Night
Majestic Capitals Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 22, 2023
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7 Night
Best Of Holland & BelgiumDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Jun 20, 2023
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7 Night
Taste Of Bordeaux Details

Leaving:Bordeaux
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 4, 2021
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14 Night
Grand Danube CruiseDetails

Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Jun 19, 2023
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7 Night
Gems Of Southeast EuropeDetails

Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Aug 14, 2023
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7 Night
Magna On The Danube Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Europe’s Rivers & CastlesDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Sep 5, 2023
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7 Night
Iconic Christmas MarketsDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 6, 2021
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26 Night
Switzerland Rail With Magnificent Europe 2022Details

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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14 Night
Magnificent Europe Amsterdam To Budapest 2022Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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14 Night
Magnificent Europe Budapest To Amsterdam 2022Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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8 Night
Danube Discovery 2022Details

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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20 Night
Magnificent Europe Prague To Paris 2022Details

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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17 Night
Magnificent Europe Budapest To Paris 2022Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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26 Night
Switzerland Rail With Magnificent Europe 2022Details

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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14 Night
Magnificent Europe Amsterdam To Budapest 2022Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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Who goes on AmaWaterways cruise ships?

Most passengers are North Americans, though a good share come from Australia and the U.K. Most are in the 50-plus range, and are well-educated and active. AmaWaterways attracts solo travelers and couples, and recent ships draw families and multigenerational groups with stateroom designs accommodating multiple passengers.

Do I have to dress up on a AmaWaterways cruise?

A little bit, particularly in Europe where, in general, the dress code is country club casual, with cruisers turning up the notch a bit for the captain's night and farewell dinner, showing up dressed as they would be for a fine restaurant.

In Southeast Asia, the line urges cruisers to travel lighter with smart casual clothing for the welcome and farewell dinners, and in Africa the rule is casual throughout.

Is everything free on AmaWaterways cruises?

In all destinations, AmaWaterways offers free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea and bottled water, and in Europe, Vietnam and Cambodia, a complimentary shore excursion is provided in each port. In Africa all excursions are included in the fare.

On all European river cruises (except Portugal), there is complimentary sparkling wine and juices at breakfast, and beer, soft drinks and unlimited wines at lunch and dinner, plus a cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits. These same cruises provide free bikes and helmets for independent use in port.

In Vietnam and Cambodia, cruisers have complimentary soft drinks, juices, house brand spirits, local beers, filtered coffee and tea during the cruise, with free flowing wine with lunch and dinner onboard and bottled water, replenished daily.

In Africa complimentary wine and beer is served with all lunch and dinners onboard.

Gratuities, laundry, spa and beauty services and some shore excursions carry an additional fee, as do premium alcoholic beverages and drinks outside of meal times.

What are AmaWaterways’s most popular activities?

The destinations visited are the main draw for cruises on an Ama sailing, and passengers take advantage of shore excursions that range from Gentle to Active Walker groups; there's even a concentrated Late Starter option for people who want to sleep in but still see key tour highlights. In Europe there are also guided bicycle and hiking tours in some cities along the way.

While sailing, wine tastings and lectures draw a crowd, and when nothing is on the schedule, cruisers are just as happy to relax on deck or in the lounge and watch the scenery go by or read. Some afternoons local cultural groups come onboard to perform and share their heritage.

AmaWaterways has found that many of its passengers want active pursuits onboard, so the line established a wellness program onboard. Passengers do relax in the lounges, but they also show up for stretch sessions, yoga, cardio/core strengthening, resistance band workouts and circuit training.

There are quite a few reasons to be in your stateroom, too; the line's Entertainment-On-Demand system not only provides high-speed internet access but also movies, music and English language TV stations.

Why go with AmaWaterways?

  • River cruises in Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Semi-inclusive cruise fares
  • Some ships have family-friendly cabins

Best for: Wine-lovers, foodies, wellness enthusiasts and families

Not for: Travelers who depend on wheelchairs

AmaWaterways Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Amazing

The ship was fantastic all the luxury of a large cruise line but way less people. The staff are able and more then willing to cater to your every need. The wait staff is on point. I have also had some of the best... Read More
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Tinebird

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Unless you like bus rides to vineyards, skip this one

This was my third cruise with AMA and it was as disappointing as the other two were marvelous. First, the pros: large comfortable cabin with a balcony; SUPERB crew, service, food, onboard entertainment. Now the... Read More
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imatravelinwoman

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

A beautiful way to see Paris and Normandy!

My husband and I celebrated our 40+1 wedding anniversary aboard the AmaLyra. What a wonderful experience!! From the moment we boarded, it was a first class event. The crew was amazing, friendly, charming and... Read More
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Ama Waterways Fan

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Thank you Ama Waterways

My husband and I had talked about a European river cruise for years, and we finally did it! We had heard goid reviews of Ama and loved the destinations on this cruise. We were not disappointed. The crew of... Read More
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bburger62

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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