Family-owned-and-operated for 20 years, AmaWaterways offers innovative and welcoming river cruises, with 25 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; South-East Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and soon to be on Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024).

The company is renowned for its extraordinarily welcoming crew, innovative ship design, immersive and included excursions (up to four per port, including active, hiking and biking options) and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Industry-leading highlights include its signature Twin Balcony staterooms, the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna in 2019, and the introduction of history-making Seven River Journey itineraries debuting in 2023.


If you're looking for a river cruise that includes immersive excursions and award-winning food plus some great extra benefits, you'll find AmaWaterways excellent value for quality.

Enjoy the freedom to revise your plans with AmaWaterways’ flexible travel policies, as well as flexibility on your cruise with alternative dining choices and unique tour options.

The ships accommodate an average of 156 guests. They are intimate yet spacious and uncrowded, with options such as the twin-balcony stateroom bringing the outside in.

We love the travel experiences offered by AmaWaterways, from the diverse shore excursions to the on-board wellness programmes and fleet of complimentary bikes.

the AmaWaterways difference

The ‘Ama’ philosophy

‘Ama’ comes from the Latin word for ‘love’. It’s a concept that runs through every aspect of their river cruises, from the design of the ships and development of the itineraries to the quality of cuisine and high levels of service. It’s a philosophy that drives AmaWaterways’ attention to detail, constant innovation and culture of always making guests the top priority. With an award-winning fleet, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime on an AmaWaterways river cruise.

On-board wellness programme

AmaWaterways recognises the importance of maintaining your wellbeing during your cruise. Their wellness programme, available across the award-winning European fleet, enhances the beauty and leisure of river cruising with a special emphasis on wellness travel. An on-board wellness host will lead a variety of exercise classes and on-board lectures focusing on healthy eating and relaxation techniques. European ships are also equipped with a fleet of bicycles, a fitness room, whirlpool or swimming pool and a walking track. And, since cuisine is such a big part of the river cruising experience, AmaWaterways incorporates healthy eating, using locally sourced ingredients in its culinary offerings.

Regionally inspired cuisine

You can enjoy unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board and sparkling wine at breakfast. Multiple dining venues include the Main Restaurant & The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant. There’s the Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks, plus a variety of alternative dining options, including early-riser breakfasts, light lunches and a selection of complimentary refreshments and snacks.

State-of-the-art ship, AmaMagna

Set sail in ultimate luxury on board AmaWaterways’ state-of-the-art ship, AmaMagna, a magnificent river cruise ship offering more choice, more ways to explore and more luxury. As imagined by AmaWaterways’ Co-Founder, Co-Owner and President Rudi Schreiner, the AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional European river ships and is redefining the river cruise experience. The AmaMagna was designed for those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on river cruising, as well as ocean cruisers accustomed to the luxury of more.

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