AmaWaterways Cruises

910 Reviews
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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

10 Night
Rhine & Moselle Delights

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AmaSerena
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Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles

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Riches Of The Mekong

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AmaVida
AmaVida

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Flavors Of Portugal & Spain

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Captivating Rhine

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Vineyards Of The Rhine & Moselle

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Colors Of Provence

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Colors Of Provence

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Grand Danube Christmas Markets

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Tulip Time

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Majestic Capitals Of The Danube

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Grand Danube Cruise

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Enticing Douro

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Legendary Danube

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Essence Of Burgundy & Provence

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AmaWaterways Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

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

Great First River Cruise

We've already placed a deposit on our next Ama river cruise and would be hard pressed to go back to an ocean going cruise after this last experience.With two ocean cruises in our past, we were skeptical of the significant cost difference between a river and ocean cruise but soon realized you do get what you pay for.Read More
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First Time River Cruiser

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 65s

Superb Winter Cruise on the Danube

Highly recommend this cruise for adults and teenagers, even in February!The crew, even though only their 2nd cruise together, was totally in sync.Read More
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CGentry

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 72s

Every moment, land and ship, was an adventure. Elevated from the competition.

We started with the friendly and efficient airport greeting by Omar with our visas in hand,who checked us into the elegant new Ritz Carlton on the Nile, alongside the Egyptian Museum.For us and our travel companions, the casual and tasteful interiors were perfect for the climate and vibe of the tour.Read More
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PR the cruise guy from SF

many10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Stay away from AmaWaterways....

The cruise manager was a very nice but did not have the ability to fix problems and was given mis-information when we questioned why we were placed in economy on a flight that Ama booked for us as part of our post cruise to Istanbul.We were even asked by the cruise manager if we booked the flight Istanbul ourselves since he was told that by the home office for AmaWaterways.Read More
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egyptes

many10+ Cruises

Age 62s

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