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One of the top luxury river cruise lines in Europe, AmaWaterways have been providing award-winning river cruises since 2002. Renowned for their comfortable accommodation and enriching excursions, an AmaWaterways river cruise is the perfect way to unlock a fantastic array of destinations throughout Europe and the world such as the Rhine, Danube, Douro and Mekong.

A family-run business that has expanded massively in testament to their popularity, AmaWaterways are much-loved by cruisers looking for an intimate, enriching and comfortable river cruise experience. Catering to many interests and destinations, from golf and wine tasting to Christmas market cruises, AmaWaterways host a variety of voyages, all with the same unsurpassed level of luxury.



Health and Safety Protocols

As AmaWaterways welcome guests and crew back onboard their ships, enhanced hygiene measures ensure that health and safety is at the forefront throughout each cruise.


Before embarking, guests must have completed an online health questionnaire, and when boarding have their temperature taken. In addition, luggage handles will be sanitised before being taken to staterooms.

Onboard and ashore

To ensure social distancing onboard, ship capacity will be reduced and there will no longer be self-service buffets, with guests being required to wear face masks in public areas. These measures will continue ashore with smaller excursion groups and technology allowing guests to listen to tour guides from a distance.

Frequent hand washing will be made easy with more hand sanitiser stations, and hand sanitising required before and after shore excursions.


Increased onboard cleaning includes more frequent cleaning of public areas, particularly surfaces which are often touched, as well as sanitation of equipment such as bikes and fitness mats, twice daily stateroom cleaning and deep cleaning of the ship after each cruise, all using hospital-grade disinfectants. Coaches will also be cleaned before and after shore excursions. In addition, thanks to state-of-the-art air conditioning, air onboard each ship will be fresh and clean, with no recirculating.


Before boarding, crew must have a medical certificate and undergo COVID-19 testing. When on a cruise, they will have twice daily temperature checks, must wear face masks when working, and maintain social distancing in crew areas.

To ensure that high levels of hygiene are met, crew will take part in additional training, and there will be a Public Health Officer on each ship.


What's included:

Stand out AmaWaterways Cruises Inclusive Features:
•Flights and transfers from many UK departure points
•Deluxe river view stateroom, many with French Balcony or revolutionary Twin Balconies
•Enriching escorted tours with local guides, personal headset included.
•Entertainment system featuring movies, music and high speed internet in all staterooms
•Enriching escorted tours with local guides, personal headset included.
•Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
•Cocktail reception, Welcome dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner


Also included:
•Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
•Multiple fine dining venues
•Bicycles to explore on your own
•Services of a professional cruise manager
•Generous Past passenger benefits
•Free wi-fi


AmaWaterways River Cruise Ships

Hosting only around 150 guests on their fleet of river ships inspired by luxury yachts, the AmaWaterways river cruise experience is more like that of a boutique hotel than a large, ocean-going cruise ship. With a staff to guest ratio of 3:1, you’ll be sure your every need is taken care of. In recognition of this high level of quality river cruises you can expect with AmaWaterways, their European river ship AmaPrima was voted number one in the Berlitz Guide.

Onboard AmaWaterways’ river cruise ships you’ll find all the mod cons needed to make your river cruise not only comfortable, but luxurious. With Wi-Fi, individual air-conditioning, TVs and ‘Twin’ balconies, with both a French window and open balcony in most cabins and suites, every small detail has been taken care of for you.

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Wherever you are in the world with AmaWaterways, you’ll find a delightful variety of locally inspired cuisine and classic dishes alike to give you the best of both worlds. Lovingly prepared by AmaWaterways' dedicated chefs, each meal is a great occasion to sample fantastic food and drink and socialise with your fellow guests.

Overseen by their award-winning Executive Chef, Primus Perchtold, the dining aboard AmaWaterways' vessels is at a level of absolute luxury. Wake up to a full buffet breakfast in the Main Lounge, offering freshly-baked breads and pastries, and a number of made-to-order dishes. Another buffet offering fresh salads, pasta dishes and hot entrees is available at lunch.

Even after a warm lunch, you may find you're not quite full. If this is the case, the Main Lounge offers tea or espresso to go along with sandwiches and cookies. Once the day is over, the restaurant is waiting to provide you with a multi-course meal excellently prepared and served with complimentary wines and beers. For an even more luxurious and exclusive dining experience, guests on AmaCerto, AmaVerde and Amabella can enjoy speciality venues such as the chef’s table restaurant.

If you wish to enrich your dining experience outside of the restaurant, AmaWaterways offer fantastic guided culinary tours of Europe, including visits to cooking schools, culinary speciality shops, chocolatiers, charcuteries, a bistro, and biergarten.


During those hours you spend cruising along the scenic Rhine, Danube or Mekong rivers, you can take in the gorgeous views from the panoramic windows of the observation lounge with a drink in hand, or relax and watch the world go by from the comfort of your private French balcony. Alternatively, you could truly unwind by booking a massage session or haircut and manicure at the onboard Spa and Beauty Salon after a long day of walking tours and wine-tasting.

You'll also find a number of facilities for you to get some physical relief, including a fitness room, walking track on the sun deck, and a heated whirlpool or swimming pool with swim-up bar.

After the day’s enriching tour and excursions, your evening is nicely wrapped up with a show by a local performance group. This could be traditional Asian dancers, African musicians, or a local European expert giving a talk to further immerse and enlighten you on the fantastic destinations through which you cruise.

If you’d prefer to spend your evenings relaxing with a drink in your hand, each ship has a main lounge where guests like to gather and exchange stories of their excursions.

AmaWaterways River Cruise Destinations and Excursions

Although celebrated as European river cruise specialists, AmaWaterways host river cruises throughout the world. Sailing through Europe, Asia and Africa, AmaWaterways have cruises to quench any traveller’s wanderlust as they explore world-famous sites and off the beaten track hidden gems.

  • Europe- Rhine, Danube, Douro
  • Asia-Mekong
  • Africa- Chobe, Zambezi

AmaWaterways European River Cruises

In Europe, AmaWaterways are truly at home sailing on all the major waterways throughout the continent. Packed full of different cultures, cuisines, languages and history, a river cruise with AmaWaterways is the ideal way to see many varied European countries and destinations in a matter of days.


- Melk, Vienna,Bratislava, Budapest

Seeing some of the most iconic and beautiful cities in the whole of Europe, a Danube river cruise is ideal for those looking for a romantic couple’s getaway. Take in the majesty of royal Vienna and the architecture and gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace, explore Buda and Pest, and see the gorgeous views and famous landmarks from Bratislava’s iconic castle.


- Amsterdam, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Basel

A river cruise along the Rhine with AmaWaterways takes you from the waterways of Holland and Belgium to the most scenic regions of Germany before reaching Basel, Switzerland. On the way, you’ll get to take in Amsterdam, the famous Cologne perfumeries and cathedral, the quaint Drosselgasse of Rüdesheim, and mighty castle of Heidelberg. In the summer you’ll also get to tour and hike the beautiful Black Forest, and take in the world-famous European Christmas markets in the winter.


Whichever river in France takes your fancy, you’ll experience the best food and drink the famously food-loving nation has to offer, with relaxing views to match. A highlight of the Garonne and Dordogne has to be the bike ride tour of beautiful Bordeaux, while along the Seine you’ll match quaint towns with the bright lights and romance of Paris.

Zambezi and Chobe rivers

An African river cruise is a unique experience in itself. Full of character, this is a floating safari right by your cabin window. Cruising the Zambezi or Chobe rivers, you’ll get to go on safari tours to take in such wondrous animals as elephants, lions and zebras before retiring to take in a fantastic


With AmaWaterways, your excursions are designed the way you want it. If you want some time exploring with just your friends, or simply to have a smaller and quieter session, you can join the Small Group Excursions. Getting as up close and personal to each landmark, location and event is a favourite of many river cruisers

To provide their guests with the means to personalise their excursions, AmaWaterways lets you choose from a selection of groups: Gentle Walkers, Active Walkers and Late Starters. Each with their own pace and style, they accommodate everyone's needs and preferences so that the experience is as enjoyable as possible.

On each excursion, you are provided with state-of-the-art headsets so that you can wander as far away as you want while still listening to the excellent knowledge provided by the tour guides. This is a great addition for those with hearing difficulties, as well as allowing some freedom as to how you observe and experience your excursion.

When you simply want to explore, AmaWaterway's ships are equipped with two dozen bicycles which you can use to explore the countryside or participate in a guided bicycle tour.

Themed Cruises

Famous for their classic European river cruises along the Rhine and Danube rivers connected by the Main canal, AmaWaterways also provide a series of themed river cruises. From wine tasting along the Douro and golf-themed holidays on the Danube to romantic Christmas market cruises along the Rhine and foodies ‘Plates and Places’ cruises, there’s something for everyone with AmaWaterways.

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