AmaWaterways has earned a proud reputation as the premier river cruise line operating on the world’s most scenic waterways. Known for its innovation and attention to detail, Ama has created authentic and inspiring travel experiences with custom-designed ships, high-end amenities, impeccable service and expertly guided shore excursions, offering guests unparalleled comfort, convenience and style.
“Ama” is derived from the Latin word for “love.” It is a concept that permeates every aspect of AmaWaterways’ river cruises, from the design of its ships to the development of its itineraries to the high levels of service delivered to guests. When you sail with AmaWaterways, you will experience the luxury of more – more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities.
Sailing since: 2002 Number of ships: 21 Itineraries: From eight to 20 days
Destinations: Africa (Chobe River)
Countries visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe Europe (Rivers: Danube, Douro, Main, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone, Seine)
Countries visited: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland Myanmar (Burma) – (Ayeyarwady River) Vietnam and Cambodia (Mekong River)
Theme Cruises: Art; Beer; Wine; Christmas Markets; Jewish Heritage Amenities: Included in the fares are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining onboard (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours
Most staterooms feature two private balconies — a French balcony and a full outside balcony
Maximum 164 guests to maximize stateroom, restaurant and lounge space (accommodations from 160 to 350 square feet)
Menu of shore excursions in every port of call with different tour paces (gentle, regular and active) to satisfy different tastes; all are included in cruise fare
First river cruise line to carry entire fleet of complimentary bicycles onboard to experience city centers and riverside pathways, as well as first to include a specialty restaurant onboard
Member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious, international culinary society
Menus feature exquisite, locally inspired cuisine as well as traditional Western offerings
All onboard dining, as well as unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner, is included with cruise fare
Coffee, tea and specialty coffees are available free of charge throughout the day; soft drinks are complimentary during lunch and dinner; complimentary bottled water is replenished daily (Europe; varies slightly for Asia and Africa)
One staff member for every three guests
Ships are uniquely designed to minimize the impact of water levels on the river, featuring low drafts for when there isn’t enough water and specially engineered wheelhouses for when there is too much water
Bonus: Ama is the only river cruise line that has The Chef’s Table, an intimate specialty restaurant where you can watch the chef prepare a lavish dinner right in front of you. Each meal is specially paired with premium local reds and whites from Europe’s renowned wine regions, with new selections each night. In addition, for families, AmaWaterways partners with Adventures by Disney on exclusive sailings on the Danube and Rhine rivers, with activities to please every member of the family.