From the beginning, AmaWaterways' goal was to create a river cruise company which the owners themselves would enjoy. That meant the highest-quality, locally sourced food and wine; elegantly appointed ships with staterooms offering maximum views to enjoy the ever-changing countryside; and a crew who goes above and beyond, treating every guest like they are part of the Ama Family family.
With nearly 20 years of experience on the world’s rivers, our family-owned and operated company has remained focused on what we do best: providing our guests with innovative and unforgettable travel experiences. Our visionary leaders were the pioneers of modern luxury river cruising and have received numerous prestigious awards and accolades. However, we are most fulfilled by the positive feedback we receive from our guests, whom we have always considered a part of our family. Join us, stay awhile and discover Europe, Asia, and Africa with us – one river at a time.
Step aboard and unpack once, traveling between grand capitals and charming villages alike, without the need for multiple hotels or forms of transportation. On one of our unforgettable river cruises, every day is a “see” day rather than a “sea” day because we sail through the very heart of each destination where castles were built and kings and queens were crowned. Your ship docks in close proximity to city centers, and with our quick and easy embarkation and disembarkation, you can step right off the ship and explore.
Your ship is a means of luxury transportation from destination to destination. The slower pace of river cruising means you have more free time in port and can step right off into the heart of the city and explore. When you’re ready to rejoin the ship, take a dip in the sun-deck pool or whirlpool, participate in one of our wellness activities, relax with a soothing massage or simply watch the scenery go by with a glass of wine in hand – the choice is yours
AmaWaterways has curated a diverse menu of shore excursions, with a variety of choices each day. Walking tours for gentle, regular and active guests as well as guided hikes and bike rides are operated in small groups of just 15-20 guests. We also offer immersive culinary-themed Special Interest Tours such as cooking demonstrations and tastings. As AmaWaterways often docks just steps from the heart of the city, you may also explore many destinations on your own on foot or by bike.
AmaWaterways prepares exquisite, regionally-inspired cuisine at every meal and paired with complimentary hand-selected wines with every lunch and dinner. All meals are included in your river cruise fare – at both the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant where a delicious multi-course menu awaits. AmaMagna also offers our new Al Fresco Restaurant and Jimmy’s Wine Bar & Restaurant for a total of four unique dining experiences. No matter where you dine, our crew takes great care to personalize your dining experience.
From Nuremburg’s iconic Christmas Markets with its iconic red and white striped booths to Strasbourg’s charming white storks, a visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a magical experience. Massive Christmas trees strung with thousands of lights are set against the backdrop of most stunning architecture, where travelers and locals alike gather to make merry. Learn about age-old traditions as you wander through the Christmas Markets enjoying whimsical artisanal gifts and the intoxicating aroma of roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa and sugar plums.
We are thrilled to now take you to a fascinating destination: Egypt. Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned. Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza. This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.
AmaWaterways wine cruises add a unique epicurean dimension to a variety of itineraries at no additional cost. Join one of these wine cruises with a special wine host and be treated to a menu of exclusive wine and culinary experiences designed to delve deeper into the wonderful flavors and tastes of Europe.
Debuting in 2023 for the first time ever, our unforgettable Seven River Journeys will forever mark their place in history as the longest and most epic river cruises. Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that includes seven rivers, fourteen countries and the exclusive experiences only AmaWaterways provides.
Choose SPRING EDITION - SUMMER EDITION - FALL EDITION
Visits: France, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania in 45 nights.
Is river cruising in Europe on your "Bucket List"? What are you waiting for?
Allow the MYBESTFRIENDWENT team to assist you in choosing the right river journey for you. We relish attending to each detail to make your way as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
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We are now booking Ama river journeys for 2022 and 2023.
BONUS AMENITY DEPARTURE DATES:
We are pleased to offer a bonus $300 per cabin onboard credit on the following 2022 departures:
JUL 28 or NOV 3 2022
Taste of Bordeaux Wine Cruise
7-nt cruise roundtrip from Bordeaux
AUG 16 2022
Rhine & Moselle Fairytales
11-nt Amsterdam - Basel cruise
OCT 4 or NOV 8 2022
Europe's Rivers & Castles
7-nt Luxembourg - Nuremberg cruise or reverse
AUG 21, OCT 31, NOV 25 2022
7-nt Vilshofen - Budapest cruise
AUG 22 or NOV 28 2022
Charms of the Mekong
7-nt Ho Chi Minh City - Kampong Cham cruise
DEC 6 or 20 2022
Christmas Markets on the Rhine
7-nt Amsterdam - Basel cruise
DEC 16 or 23 2022
Christmas Markets on the Danube
7-nt Budapest - Vilshofen cruise
ONBOARD CREDIT CAN BE APPLIED TO ALL ONBOARD PURCHASES; GRATUITIES, GIFT SHOP, OPTIONAL TOURS, HAIR & MASSAGE SERVICES
MYBESTFRIENDWENT customizes vacation experiences for our clients. After we help you choose the best river itinerary for you, we can help with flights, pre- and post-cruise stays in Europe, and vacation protection. Please click the button below to submit a request for a quote.