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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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AmaPrima
AmaPrima

7 Night
Europe’s Rivers & CastlesDetails

78 Reviews
Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
May 3, 2022
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AmaCerto
AmaCerto

7 Night
Europe’s Rivers & CastlesDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Oct 11, 2022
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AmaReina (APT)
AmaReina (APT)

17 Night
Magnificent Europe Budapest To Paris 2022Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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AmaReina (APT)
AmaReina (APT)

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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26 Night
Switzerland Rail With Magnificent Europe 2022Details

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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26 Night
Iconic Italy & Magnificent Europe 2022Details

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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25 Night
Eastern Bloc & Magnificent Europe 2022Details

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
May 7, 2022
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14 Night
Magnificent Europe Amsterdam To Budapest 2022Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
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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14 Night
Magnificent Europe Budapest To Amsterdam 2022Details

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

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Highlights Of The Rhine And Main 2022Details

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Iconic Christmas MarketsDetails

40 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 13, 2021
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7 Night
Magna On The Danube Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 15, 2021
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5 Night
Majestic Capitals Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Gems Of Southeast EuropeDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Jun 13, 2022
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7 Night
Europe’s Rivers & Castles Details

Leaving:Luxembourg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Best Of Holland & BelgiumDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Essence Of Burgundy & ProvenceDetails

Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 3, 2022
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7 Night
Essence Of Burgundy & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Burgundy
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Sep 22, 2022
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14 Night
Grand Danube CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Magna On The Danube Details

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 11, 2022
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7 Night
Iconic Christmas MarketsDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 18, 2022
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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

Danube delights

Meals were accompanied by wines of a reasonably good standard, but none of the champagne we’d anticipated.We realised that this is not really a good time to be travelling, but it was an excellent experience, river cruising in beautiful areas.Read More
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Spysmum

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

The beautiful Ama Magna

One could do a walk in town with a "gentle" group or a little faster pace.There were bicycles on board for bike rides (we never seemed to find the time to try them out and as we had not ridden since childhood, we were a little intimidated to take the bike tours!Read More
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AngieS

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

AMA MAGNA Danube

Masks were required around the ship and on the dance floor, but of course, not during eating or drinking.All in all, a great experience and lovely ship!Read More
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imisseurope

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Wonderful people and wonderful personnel

The only thing that I could suggest as improvement is the quality of bikes that sometimes are not really perfect for the conditions of the trails and the trip we did.Overall, everything was delightful, excursions well planned; a variety of menus according the country we were going through; the quality of the wine offered and the quality of food.Read More
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ClaudetLH

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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