“AMA” Means Love

And love is at the heart of everything they do. Family-owned and operated, they pride themselves on their passion for river cruising, unparalleled service, exquisite dining, and innovations. Since 2002, AmaWaterways has offered unforgettable river cruises aboard award-winning ships sailing legendary rivers through the heart of Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. They do what they love every day, treating guests to journeys of a lifetime.

Points of Distinction

  • Signature Twin-Balcony Staterooms & Suites – Always innovating, AmaWaterways designed the first-ever signature twin-balcony staterooms and suites, featuring both a French balcony and a full outside balcony, to maximize the views of the ever-changing scenery.
  • Exquisite Dining – As a member of the prestigious international culinary society La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, AmaWaterways serves exquisite locally-sourced cuisine paired with complimentary wines with lunch and dinner. A highlight of the AmaWaterways experience, The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant offers a multi-course tasting menu paired with hand-selected wines – included in the price of the cruise.
  • Small-Group Excursions + A Variety of Choices – AmaWaterways’ deep knowledge and strong relationships nurtured over the years have given them special access to off-the-beaten-path destinations and immersive, enriching experiences exclusive to the company. A variety of included small-group excursions are available in every port, from tours of must-see landmarks to immersive Special Interest Tours like cooking demonstrations and tastings.
  • Fleetwide Wellness Activities + Biking & Hiking Adventures – AmaWaterways strives to provide guests with every opportunity to enhance their best selves while cruising. From guided biking and hiking adventures to soothing onboard massages to invigorating fitness classes led by a professionally trained Wellness Host, guests have everything they need to nurture their mind, body, and soul.
  • Enticing Wine Cruises – AmaWaterways offers more than 60 wine-themed cruises throughout Europe’s iconic wine regions, from France’s celebrated Bordeaux region to Austria’s UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley and beyond, adding a unique epicurean spin to already enticing itineraries—at no additional charge. Accompanied by a dedicated Wine Host, guests participate in tastings at historic vineyards and cellars, indulge in a special food and wine pairing dinner and more.

With AmaWaterways, It’s Personal
AmaWaterways takes a personal approach to ensuring guests are well taken care of by hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry, continuously training them to exceed expectations. From the Cruise Manager who drove a beloved teddy bear to the airport to meet his grateful young owner to the Hotel Receptionist who biked into town to retrieve a cherished purchase left behind, AmaWaterways’ crew is more than just highly trained – they “sparkle.”

“AmaWaterways employs the type of people that, as a  parent, you hope your kids will turn out to be.” – Steve L., Travel Advisor

Guest-Focused Innovation
AmaWaterways has been at the cutting-edge of river cruise innovation from the very beginning, always keeping their guests’ experience at the forefront. They read every guest survey and take their feedback to heart, which is why they are continuously evolving and enhancing their award-winning ships, rich amenities and authentic excursions to ensure that every mile traveled with AmaWaterways becomes another memory.

Motivated by Guest Satisfaction
Throughout the years, AmaWaterways has been honored with a number of awards. Among their most recent industry accolades are five 2019 Gold Travvy Awards, including “Best River Cruise Line,” and four 2019 TravelAge West WAVE Awards, including “River Cruise Line with the Highest Guest Satisfaction.” In 2018, AmaWaterways’ guests also voted them the “Best River Cruise Line” in the USA Today 10 Best  Readers’ Choice and AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards. They have been consistently recognized by Berlitz as having the highest-rated river cruise ships in Europe.

“AmaWaterways spends considerably more on high-quality food ingredients and wine and hotel crew service training than any other river cruise company.” – Douglas Ward, Berlitz River Cruising in Europe.

These and other distinguished honors motivate them to never rest on their laurels and continue to enhance their river cruise experience for their guests.

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