Oceans bring you to countries....Rivers take you through them...

A World to Discover, A Heart to Fill with Memories

From our heritage to our innovations, included amenities and unparalleled service, discover why the best way to travel through Europe, Asia and Africa is with AmaWaterways, the Heart of the River™.

Why River Cruise with AmaWaterways

With eighteen 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 or Africa with us – one river at a time.


To ensure your safety and satisfaction every step of the way throughout your journey, consider making all your future travel plans in one convenient step. Our concierge services allow you to reserve your flights with exclusive private transfers between the ship and airport, add land packages or extra hotel nights before or after your sailing, and cruise with confidence by adding a Cruise Protection Plan to your reservation as well as our newly enhanced Travel Waiver Plus. No need to call and research multiple providers – just contact your preferred travel advisor and we’ve got you covered.


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.


Our intimate, contemporary ships offer the luxury of personal space yet accommodate an average of approximately 156 guests*, less than on many traditional river cruise ships. Spacious and uncrowded, our award-winning fleet offers elegantly-appointed staterooms and suites with such welcoming amenities as our signature view-enhancing twin balconies. In 2019, our innovative AmaMagna was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the World’s Greatest Places, offering enhanced personal space with more than 50% luxury suite accommodations as well as four unique dining venues, a chic onboard cinema and an expansive Zen Wellness Studio. In 2021, we look forward to welcoming two new ships in Europe, AmaSiena and AmaLucia, as well as the stunning newly designed AmaDahlia, which sets sail on Egypt’s Nile River.


A leader in the industry, we continuously innovate to enhance the guest experience. In addition to our twin-balcony staterooms, we were the first river cruise line to offer a fleet of complimentary bikes, a fleetwide wellness program and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant – all of which are included in the cruise fare. Innovating with the environment in mind is also extremely important to us. In fact, 18 of our ships in Europe have earned the prestigious Green Award certification for their industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance – including our most innovative ship to date, the AmaMagna.


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.


You’ll be warmly welcomed on board by AmaWaterways’ professionally trained crew, who always go above and beyond so you have a memorable experience. From greeting you by name to remembering your unique dietary preferences, our crew is more than just highly trained, they “sparkle.” They are taking every recommended preventive measure into account on board as well as intensifying our normal very high standards of hygiene – because your health and safety are our top priority.


AmaWaterways’ extraordinarily friendly and knowledgeable Cruise Managers are the best in the industry, destination experts with extensive experience in providing exceptional levels of personalized service. Warm-hearted, genuine and knowledgeable, they are there for you every step of the way, throughout your entire journey, including during our optional land extensions before and after your sailing – unique to AmaWaterways.


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 10-15 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.


“As a passionate advocate of living a healthy lifestyle, I am always looking for new opportunities to ensure our guests can extend their own healthy lifestyles while vacationing with AmaWaterways – whether it’s through active hiking and biking adventures, healthy locally-sourced cuisine or our popular wellness activities available fleetwide.” – Kristin Karst, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President AmaWaterways was the first river cruise line to offer a dedicated Wellness Host on board leading complimentary small-group fitness classes. For a gentler approach to wellness, we invite you to take a dip in the sun-deck pool or whirlpool or indulge in a spa treatment. Healthy cuisine prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients is always available as are vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sodium choices.


As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, 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.


Whether you wish to keep in close contact with loved ones back home, stay in touch with the office, keep abreast of the latest news or all three, we provide high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi on board throughout our fleet as well as convenient in-stateroom computers. In addition, our easy-to-use downloadable myAmaCruise app allows you view and share an interactive map that follows your river cruise itinerary, share photos with friends and family, learn about each port of call, find available excursions and more.


The world has changed, and we understand how important it is for you to have peace of mind for your future travel plans. We want to reassure you that we are working with global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world to follow all the most up-to-date health and safety protocols for both our guests and crew - before you embark, on board and during your excursions ashore. In addition, we encourage you to safeguard your vacation plans by adding our newly enhanced Travel Waiver Plus to your reservation, which allows you to cancel for any reason, up to 24 hours prior to the start of your AmaWaterways purchased services.

The Ships

AmaWaterways has more than 25 ships in the fleet. I will focus on one in particular the AmaMagma. More information on all others can be found with the link below:


As imagined by AmaWaterways’ Co-Founder, Co-Owner and President Rudi Schreiner, the “Godfather of River Cruising,” the AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional European river ships and offers more personal space, more unique dining venues and more leisure opportunities, redefining the river cruise experience! Most accommodations are spacious suites measuring 355 to 710 sq. ft. with full balconies. In addition to the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table, AmaMagna introduces two enticing new dining venues: Jimmy’s, a family-style restaurant named for AmaWaterways’ late Co-Owner Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco Restaurant, with retractable windows and outdoor seating. Both a sun-deck pool and whirlpool invite guests to refresh and enjoy the views. AmaMagna’s Zen Wellness Studio is an expansive space with a fitness center, two massage rooms and a refreshing juice bar.