Proudly celebrating more than 21 years on the river, family-owned and operated AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 and offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 28 custom-designed ships sailing Europe, Southeast Asia, Egypt and Colombia’s rivers. Travelling with an average of just 150 guests on board, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew who go above and beyond to ensure your journey is as memorable as possible; innovative ship design; a plethora of wellness activities including a wide range of active shore excursions; award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wines and so much more.
In 2024, AmaWaterways' guests will have the opportunity to experience Europe earlier than ever before, with the Danube and Rhine river departures starting as early as February. From guided tours free from the summer crowds to special Valentine’s Day chocolates, exploring Europe in February presents a unique perspective on the cities and villages along these two popular rivers. AmaWaterways’ expertly curated cruise experiences allow guests to enjoy all the benefits of winter travel, from idyllic winter scenery, to intimate tours, culinary experiences, and sightseeing excursions allowing you to engage more deeply and creating memories that last a lifetime. February itineraries also complement more affordable seasonal airfares, making the treasures of the Danube and Rhine more accessible than ever before. Take a sip of your hot mulled wine and enjoy Europe’s winter wonderland.
Guests on the 7-night Magna on the Danube itinerary will enjoy a scenic wintertime cruise around the Danube Bend with picturesque views of some of Hungary’s oldest villages. Witness the regal splendour of Vienna’s Hofburg imperial palace, home to the prominent Habsburg dynasty, while a Dürnstein walking tour invites you to amble through the Baroque village’s enchanting town square, with its half-timbered roofs potentially glistening with fresh snowfall. In Budapest, take some time for independent exploration to visit the famous Szamos Chocolate Museum where you can indulge in Europe's world-class chocolate, sweeter and more memorable than any heart-shaped box can offer, or link-arms on the ice skating rinks, perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can also bask in Budapest’s Széchenyi thermal spas and baths, one of the hottest seasonal attractions in this storied city. Consider adding a 2-night Budapest pre-cruise package or a 3-night Prague post-cruise option for an even more immersive destination experience.
On the 7-night Captivating Rhine departures, enjoy visits to the cozy wine taverns of Strasbourg, taking in flavours of both France and Germany in this border city and in the charming German village of Rüdesheim you can warm up over a cup of delicious Rüdesheimer coffee, a signature local specialty blending rich coffee with flambéed brandy, chocolate flakes, and whipped cream. 2-nights in Amsterdam, 2-nights in Lake Lucerne and 2-nights in Zurich pre- and post-cruise options are available with this cruise.
No two travellers are alike – that’s why AmaWaterways includes a variety of enriching complimentary small group shore excursions in every port of call, so you can personalize your experience how you wish. From unhurried walks to guided hiking and biking excursions, you will have plenty of options to choose from in every port of call.
For a completely different scenery, AmaWaterways will introduce a brand new ship, AmaLilia, on Egypt’s Nile River in March 2024, joining their 72-guest AmaDahliain this fascinating destination. Treat yourself to an unparalleled 11-night Secrets of Egypt & the Nile cruise and land experience that includes a 3-night Cairo pre-cruise,a 7-night cruise from Luxor and a 1-night post cruise stay in Cairo. Explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. 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. Guided by a qualified English-speaking Egyptologist, 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. Be one of 82 curious guests to uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land. Along the way, enjoy exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned.
Beginning in May 2024, guests can embark on a brand new journey that caters to discerning tastes and highlights the decadent French flavours throughout the Burgundy region. The 7-night Flavors of Burgundy river cruise between Dijon, the “Birthplace of Mustard”, and Lyon, known as the “Culinary Capital of France”, glides along the serene Saône River, past elegant vineyards and historic landmarks. Indulge in wine tastings set against the backdrop of picturesque destinations likes Seurre, Tournus, Chalon-sur- Saône, and Lyon. Pedal along the riverbanks, absorbing the scenery and the scent of ripening grapes. Visit the walled town of Beaune where you can marvel at the impressive mosaic-tiled roof of the Hospices de Beaune, founded in the 15th century. Wander through the garden maze of the moated Château Cormatin, dating back to the 17th century. Plus, taste your way through the famous Les Halles Market in Lyon, a remarkable indoor food market offering the finest produce available. As you travel along the Saône River, you’ll be indulging the world’s most perfect trifectas – travel, cuisine and wine – shaping your journey and conjuring extraordinary memories shared with your loved ones and new-found friends. Optional land packages include three nights in Paris pre-cruise and three nights in Geneva, Switzerland post-cruise (or reverse).
If seven nights immersing yourself in incredible destinations and being pampered on board by AmaWaterways’ extraordinary crew isn’t enough, the cruise line makes it easy for you to reserve Grand River Cruises of 14 nights or more. Sit back, relax and indulge yourself in the vacation time you deserve while making the most of your international travels. Combining some of their most popular sailings, the brand has curated a variety of 14-night itineraries, featuring attractive pricing including ship-to-ship transfers and portage service on their Grand River Cruises in France, with all the logistics and planning already taken care of. In 2025, enjoy new itineraries such as 14-night Grand Seine & Bordeaux, 14-night Grand Seine & Rhône, 14-night Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals and 14-night Magnificent Europe to name a few.
- Luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom or suite (most with two balconies)
- All onboard dining in a variety of venues
- The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Wellness activities with a dedicated Wellness Host
- Wi-Fi access
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