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Inspired by the luxury of a private yacht, AmaWaterways offers a lovingly crafted river cruise experience, delving into a wealth of authentic experiences in Europe, Asia and Africa. Fuelled by the passion of a family-owned company, each boat becomes a ‘floating hotel’, boasting panoramic windows, immaculate staterooms and an array of comforts and amenities than guarantee every journey will meet the highest of standards. With an intimate number of passengers on board – no more than 164 at any one time – the atmosphere is a perfect balance of warm and personal, and never feels over-crowded. The courteous crew ensure all guests receive an exceptional experience. A cruise manager is always on board, guaranteeing every detail is taken care of, and an array of amenities, from a sun deck pool to spa and beauty treatments, provide all luxury comforts you may wish for.

Award-winning dining is a highlight of AmaWaterways, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included on all journeys, along with a selection of regional wines, beers and soft drinks with all meals. The shore excursions are outstanding, too, offering unique experiences that tap into the heart of all destinations. Expert guides lead daily trips, giving small groups the chance to experience local culture, from learning how to make goulash in Budapest to knotting a pretzel and tasting beer from Nuremberg’s oldest brewery. With one of the largest fleets of bicycles provided by a river cruise company, bike tours through Europe’s most beautiful landscapes are a true gem, while a unique river cruise on the sophisticated Zambezi Queen in Botswana offers a world-class safari experience. Whether you are looking to explore the majestic rivers of Europe, the exotics of the Mekong and Irrawaddy or see the beauty of Africa, AmaWaterways promises to do so in unrivalled luxury.

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AmaWaterways Ships

Ama Europe Fleet

Ama Europe Fleet

Venturing around seven majestic rivers of Europe, a fleet of eighteen ships offer guests thoughtfully conceived comforts in spacious staterooms and suites. Each designed to a first-class standard, all rooms boast plush bedding, a bathroom with a multi-jet shower head, and on-demand entertainment. Co

Ama Asia Fleet

Ama Asia Fleet

A fleet of three ships explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar in world-class elegance.

Fleet Facilities with AmaWaterways

Food & Beverage+

An exquisite dining experience awaits on board for guests of AmaWaterways, where delectable multi-course dinners are paired with hand-picked regional wines. Expert chefs have carefully crafted dishes to incorporate a selection of locally inspired cuisine and classic Western favourites, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included throughout the duration of your cruise. All Europe routes have kitchens led by Executive Chef, Primus Perchtold, who has won three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art, while the entire fleet of AmaWaterways carries the prestige of being the only river cruise line inducted into the Confrière de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the largest international gastronomic societies in the world.

Health & Fitness+

After a day of exploring, AmaWaterways offers pampering on-board amenities along your travels, ensuring you will feel rejuvenated and refreshed throughout your journey. All ships feature a fitness room, equipped with treadmills and weights, and a sun deck walking track, ideal for a stroll through the river breeze. For winding down and looking your best, massages are offered at the spa treatment rooms, and hair and beauty treatments are available throughout your cruise, while saunas may also available be on selected ships.

Relaxation & Education+

Settling in to life on board your river cruise will be a breeze, and there is an array of comforts that will ensure you will never want to leave. After unpacking, you may wish to enjoy the features of in-room ‘infotainment’, which includes a number of on-demand films, as well as English language news and satellite television programmes. The friendly atmosphere will more than likely draw you out of your stateroom, though, to one of the comfortable lounges and lively bar areas, boasting panoramic windows for beautiful views of your stunning surroundings. Cosy libraries are stocked with plenty of books and games for a quiet moment, though a dip in the sun deck pool is a fabulous spot from which to enjoy the scenery.

Music & Entertainment+

Nightly evening entertainment is provided on board each ship, showcasing traditional musicians and performers from destinations across your route, as well as classic pianists or contemporary favourites, ensuring every night is one to remember.

Shore Excursions+

AmaWaterways are committed to providing itineraries that will ensure all guests receive the most out of every destination. Daily small group excursions are led by experienced English-speaking local guides, who provide a personalised service and extensive assistance to introduce guests to the culture and heritage of every region. Headsets are provided for audio transmission with your guide, providing fascinating insights as you explore famous landmarks and lesser known treasures.

In addition, AmaWaterways also offers a ‘Gentle Walkers’ group, ideally suited for those who wish to explore at a leisurely pace, and a ‘Late Starter’ group for those who wish to sleep in. Guests cruising on Europe routes may also make use of the ships fleet of bicycles, fantastic for those looking for the freedom to explore the riverside banks, or joining a guided bike tour. Whether riding through picturesque Dutch countryside, medieval village in France or the scenic shores of Passau, this is a fantastic way to experience Europe’s enchanting scenery.

Meanwhile, in Vietnam and Cambodia, discover the flavours of local food markets, take an exhilarating trishaw ride, visit rice paper workshops and receive the honour of a blessing by Buddhist monks, while in Myanmar, you will be offered the opportunity to add your own leaf of shimmer to the gilded Mahamuni Buddha. Or experience the many beautiful vistas of the southern African continent with a river cruise along the River Chobe in Botswana.

Itineraries with AmaWaterways


Charms of the Mekong

date_range7 Days From 20-Dec-2021

8directions_boatHo Chi Minh City/My Tho, Vietnam; Sa Dec, Vietnam; Tan Chau, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Oudong, Cambodia, Oknha Tey Village, Cambodia; Angkor Ban, Cambodia; Kampong Cham/Siem Reap Cambodia. keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up

Discover the charm and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia on this enchanting journey along the Mekong River. Beginning in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, you will set sail north towards Siem Reap, passing rural villages, historic pagodas, local markets and striking monasteries, stopping in each destination to enjoy a range of immersive tours with knowledgeable guides - whether a trishaw ride to a craft workshop, a Buddhist blessing ceremony, or a visit to a local Cambodian silk village.

There are various departure dates. A reverse itinerary (from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City) is also available.


Melodies of the Danube Wine Cruise

date_range8 Days From 13-Nov-2021

8directions_boatBudapest, Hungary > Vienna, Austria > Weißenkirchen, Austria > Linz, Austria > Passau, Germany > Vilshofen, Germany keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up

A mighty waterway that has long inspired artists, musicians and poets, the Danube is dotted by bustling cities, charming villages, timeless architecture and striking hills. A team member from leading English winemaker Chapel Down team will travel on board to lead wine tastings and events through the week, while there will also be the opportunity to enjoy interactive wine tastings in Vienna, Dürnstein and Grein, along with excursions to historic wine cellars, local wineries and iconic vineyards.


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