AmaWaterways River Cruises

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“Oceans take you to countries. Rivers take you through them.”

Rivers are the arteries that feed the heart and soul of each destination they visit. AmaWaterways cruises’ carefully crafted itineraries are the lifeblood that takes you there. So, whether you want to see the animal-rich shores of Africa’s Chobe River, the opulent capital cities of Europe along the Danube, the legendary castles and towns of the Rhine, or the tranquil rural communities lining the banks of the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll get insider access to places that only the river can offer.

Ama means love. At AmaWaterways, they put love into everything they do. That makes sense when the river cruise line is family-owned and operated. Co-Founders and Co-Owners Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst, and Jimmy Murphy – pioneers of modern luxury river cruising and recipients of numerous prestigious awards and accolades – instilled into their AmaWaterways river cruise line a hands-on approach, providing their guests, whom they consider as a part of their family, with innovative and unforgettable travel experiences.

In contrast to hospitality run by corporations, AmaWaterways cruises imbue its onboard culture with warmth, charm, and attention to detail, inspired by its family philosophy. With a crew who goes above and beyond, treating every guest like they are part of the AmaWaterways family, you’ll feel immediately at home onboard an AmaWaterways river cruise ship.

AmaWaterways’ intimate, contemporary ships offer the luxury of personal space. Accommodating an average of approximately 156 guests – less than on many traditional river cruise ships – AmaWaterways’ onboard experience feels spacious and uncrowded. Enjoy a dip in the sun-deck pool or whirlpool, participate in one of their wellness activities, relax with a soothing massage, or simply watch the scenery go by with a glass of wine in hand. When it’s time to revitalize and rejuvenate, their fitness center will get your blood flowing, and you’ll be luxuriously pampered in their beauty salon and spa.


AmaWaterways’ award-winning fleet offers elegantly-appointed staterooms and suites with welcoming amenities.

Reserve one of their signature Twin-Balcony staterooms for the best way to take in the always-changing countryside. AmaWaterways cruises’ expansive bathrooms come lavished with marble countertops, both a shower and bathtub in suites, high-quality bath and body products, a hair dryer, and more. Staterooms include plush bedding, cotton bathrobes and slippers, a safe, and water replenished daily. Suites include added enhancements, such as larger sitting areas. However, their Entertainment-On-Demand center is available in all staterooms and suites with complimentary high-speed internet access, movies, an extensive music library, and English-language TV stations.

Of course, it wouldn’t be “ama” without the love AmaWaterways infuses into their top-notch cuisine and beverages. As a member of the internationally recognized La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and with their Culinary Director a member of the prestigious French association Tables et Auberges de France, AmaWaterways river cruises prepare exquisite, regionally-inspired, locally-sourced cuisine at every meal. All meals are included in your river cruise fare – at the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, where a delicious multi-course menu awaits paired with local reds and whites from Europe’s renowned wine regions. On their largest ship, the AmaMagna, you’ll enjoy two additional dining venues – Al Fresco Restaurant and Jimmy’s Wine Bar & Restaurant.

But, what is fine food without fine wine? On AmaWaterways cruises, beer and hand-selected wine are always included with lunch and dinner, with new wine selections daily. There’s also sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, menu service during lunch, and delicious tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals. In addition, gourmet coffee, tea, and bottled water are available 24/7. And, their renowned “Sip and Sail Cocktail Hour,” which takes place one hour before dinner every evening, includes champagne, wine, beer, spirits, and their specialty cocktail of the day.

Part of the draw of traveling to new destinations is immersing yourself in authentic local culture. AmaWaterways river cruises bring that culture onboard with evening entertainment that includes musicians, folkloric dancers, and storytellers who live and work in the cities you sail to. You’ll enjoy eclectic entertainment every night that will vary depending on where you cruise.

While on land, Amawaterways cruises offer guests myriad, small-group excursions that immerse visitors in the local culture with a variety of choices in every port – all of which are included in your cruise fare. From walking tours suited for gentle, regular, and active guests to complimentary bicycling and hiking excursions for travelers who want to see a place from a fresh perspective, AmaWaterways river cruises have something for all guests at all levels of participation. Additionally, they offer culinary-themed “Special Interest Tours” highlighting regional specialties, cooking demonstrations, and tastings. Finally, as AmaWaterways often docks just steps from the heart of the city, you may also explore many destinations on your own by foot or with one of Amawaterways’ complimentary bikes.

You can never have too much love. On AmaWaterways cruises, you’ll experience the luxury of more – more ways to discover, more ways to indulge, more onboard amenities, more views, more room, more included excursions, more dining, more service, more ways to relax, more entertainment, more innovation, and more cruise options. But with so much more “ama” to choose from, you’ll need the experts at Extraordinary Adventures to help you plan the perfect AmaWaterways river cruise vacation, so call us today!

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What’s Included In Your Cruise Package

Your extraordinary cruise adventure comes with many included amenities from the cruise line. In addition, Extraordinary Adventures offers our clients extra complimentary benefits as well as popular upgrades to create a seamless door-to-door experience – all the more reason to select Extraordinary Adventures as your travel agency!

Included in Every AmaWaterways River Cruises Cruise

  • Ship accommodations
  • A variety of dining options including specialty restaurants
  • Onboard entertainment
  • The use of onboard facilities
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks are included with meals. Depending on the region you are sailing, cocktails during cocktail hour are also complimentary.
  • At least one complimentary shore excursion in every port
  • Bicycles for guest use
  • Wi-Fi

Your Extraordinary Adventures Cruise Also Includes

  • Expert guidance choosing your itinerary, ship, and stateroom
  • Recommendations on shore excursions
  • Advice on cruise and travel policies and procedures
  • Emergency assistance while on your trip
  • Recommendations on travel insurance

Add Extraordinary Adventures White Glove Service to Receive

  • We arrange car service and transfers
  • We book flights*
  • We reserve hotel stays
  • Pre-cruise and post-cruise travel planning assistance

$250 Planning Fee per stateroom
Complimentary for guests who book this cruise line
*Terms and conditions apply

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