"Ama" is derived from the Latin word for "love". Family owned and operated, AmaWaterways permeates the concept of loving what they do throughout every aspect of their river cruises. Their unifying goal is to their river cruises stand out from the rest. Specializing in deluxe river cruises throughout Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, the river cruise line has received numerous awards, including the 2016 Town and Country Cruise Award for the "Best Overall River Cruise Line" and 2016 Travel & Leisure's World's Best Award. Their 22 ships are some of the newest and most modern river cruise vessels offering spacious staterooms, elegant dining and exceptional shore side programs.
AmaWaterways' deluxe cruise accommodations in finely appointed river view staterooms and suites boast of the most cabins with signature twin balconies or French balconies. Staterooms feature crisp, plush bedding, terry bathrobes and slippers, high-quality bath and body products and bottled water that is restocked daily. Suites include a cozy sitting area, mini-bar, individually-controlled air conditioning, in room safe, and bathroom with shower.
AmaWaterways feature river cruises and cruisetours in Europe, Russia, Cambodia and Vietnam. In Europe AmaWaterways ships cruise on the Rhine, the Danube, the rivers of France and Portugal. In Russia cruises are offered on the Volga and the Neva Rivers between Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Asia AmaWaterways offer cruises on the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. AmaWaterways offer over 200 cruises and cruisetours itineraries ranging from 7 to 29 days.
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AmaWaterways specially designed itineraries showcase the treasures and hidden secrets of the destinations that they visit. Many of the cruises can be combined with pre and post land extensions to allow for further discovery and adventure. Guests can embrace the history and culture of each port as the expert guides provide additional insights and observations. AmaWaterways also feature specialty wine cruises on select departures where wine experts will host wine tasting and lectures as well as offering exclusive wine-themed shore excursions.
Critically Acclaimed Dining
The dining experience on an AmaWaterways cruise ship features exquisite menus, fresh quality ingredients, local and regional specialties. Each day begins with a gourmet champagne breakfast buffet including fresh baked goods, a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits, yogurts, cereals and smoked salmon. Traditional breakfast items and regional specialties are also available from the menu. A delightful lunch is served featuring appetizers, homemade soups, salads, a selection of entrees, delicious desserts and complimentary cappuccino coffee. Dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes.
Specialty Wine Cruises
You'll have the opportunity to be immersed in the many flavors of Europe on one of their specialty Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of their European river itineraries. Like their traditional river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. The special wine cruise itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You'll sample local cuisine, learn how the regional wine is made and, of course, participate in tastings – all at no additional cost. Whether you have an expert appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a memorable way to learn the traditions of the local culture and discover the region you're visiting.
The river cruise ships feature onboard spas and salons, bicycles for exploring ashore, free Wi-Fi, panoramic views from restaurants and lounges and a choice of dining venues, including The Chef's Table. Enjoy 360-degree views from the sundecks, and a few of the ships even feature heated pools with swim-up bars. Many staterooms and suites are outfitted with twin balcony beds, allowing the room will have both a full-size, walk-out balcony and a French balcony with glass doors that open to a railing (but do not provide step-out access). Contemporary designs feature plush linens and marble bathrooms, and in-room Entertainment-on-Demand systems provide first-run Hollywood films, TV shows and music. Connecting staterooms are available on the fleet's newest ships.