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.
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.