“Ama” means love – and at AmaWaterways they put love in everything they do. Family-owned and -operated, AmaWaterways prides itself on the passion for river cruising, unparalleled service, exquisite La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining, and innovations, which range from staterooms with unique “twin balconies” to included shore excursions featuring active biking and hiking adventures to the AmaMagna, twice the width of traditional river cruise ships.

Since 2002, AmaWaterways has offered unforgettable river cruises aboard award-winning ships sailing legendary rivers through the heart of Europe, Asia and Africa. With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honours and accolades. An unparalleled river cruise experience is what its all about.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable AmaWaterways river cruise as extraordinary crew turns every mile you travel into your most cherished memory. The greatest luxury offered is the peace of mind that your every need will be taken care of throughout your journey. Traveling aboard a river cruise isn’t just about the wonderful places you’ll go; it’s very much about the people you will meet. From fellow guests who are sure to become lifelong friends, to a genuinely warm and welcoming staff who go above and beyond to ensure your journey is as memorable as possible, it is the people who truly make your experience worthwhile.

With a high staff to guest ratio, you’ll be well taken care of by professionally trained, all English-speaking staff. AmaWaterways hires the very best team of professionals in the industry and continuously trains them to ensure they always exceed expectations. That means getting to know you, so they can anticipate your individual preferences and offer you those extra special touches to make you feel at home.

When traveling with AmaWaterways, you don’t just pass through a destination—you experience it with all of your senses. Follow the routes of emperors and other legendary figures on creative and adventurous itineraries along timeless rivers, through inspiring countryside, historic capitals, fairytale towns and even out-of-the-way hotspots that locals favor. Carefully curated excursions showcase the rich diversity of each place you visit and

all are hosted by the most experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking local guides and Cruise Managers who have a genuine passion for world history and a real knack for bringing the past to life.

When you sail with AmaWaterways, you will experience the luxury of more – more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime.




Spacious Ships

Our ships are your floating sanctuary. That’s why we chose to carry fewer guests (at most 164), so that we could make your staterooms larger and provide more amenities. With fewer people on board, public spaces like restaurants and lounges are never crowded, and accommodations range from 155 square feet all the way up to 350 square feet.

Most of the staterooms on our fleet feature not just one, but two private balconies — a French balcony and a full outside balcony. Together, they provide a unique panoramic view of the beautiful sights along the river and maximize the natural light coming in. With twin balconies, you can enjoy the river however you like.


Whether it’s traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or contemporary piano favorites, you will enjoy an eclectic schedule of onboard entertainment every night.

Critically Acclaimed Dining

Expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. At breakfast, sip sparkling wine as you partake of the buffet and fresh pastries, or opt for something made-to-order from the menu. Stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch, or head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine or beer.

Dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes. Try local favorites — like goulash while cruising through Hungary, bratwurst and sauerkraut after returning to the ship from Vienna, or Camembert cheese while on the Seine — or something more familiar, like a sandwich.

No matter what your preference, your taste buds are sure to be impressed. Aboard our ships, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to dining. Head to the Main Restaurant or The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant to savor award-winning cuisine.

Stop by the Main Lounge for tapas between meals. You’ll also find a light lunch option and snacks throughout the day here. More places to dine means fewer guests in each venue, allowing for more personalized service and more space.

Don’t be surprised when your waiter remembers how you like your eggs in the morning and what your wine of choice of is.

Wine Cruises

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of our unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries.

Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns.

You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.


AmaWaterways offers a transformative journey that nourishes your mind, body and spirit through our immersive wellness activities.

With the guidance of one of our exceptional Wellness Hosts*, you will have the opportunity to participate in group fitness classes such as resistance band stretching, cardio and dance, based on each individual host’s expertise.

You can also join your Wellness Host on active excursions or attend an informative lecture about how you can better incorporate wellness into your everyday life.

Professionally trained and passionate about health, sports and fitness, these inspiring individuals will help you mindfully achieve your goals in engaging new ways so you can make the most out of your journey on board – and beyond.

Concierge Golf Program

Imagine golfing at world-class courses in different countries all on one trip. Imagine not having to organize tee times, transportation, club cleaning and so on. Imagine having your favorite luxury hotel follow you wherever you go with everything you need for the perfect vacation.

AmaWaterways has created a match made in heaven to enable you to do just that—luxury river cruising and golf. AmaWaterways’ Exclusive Concierge Golf Program includes 7 nights on board our newest and most innovative ship to date, AmaMagna, sailing along the iconic Danube and taking you to some of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses.

With this seamless golfing experience, guests are transferred from ship to course and back by private luxury Mercedes. Once on the course, you need only golf and enjoy—your tee time, practice balls and golf cart are prepared in advance, and after your round enjoy lunch in the course clubhouse. When it’s time to transfer back to the AmaMagna, your clubs will be cleaned and ready for the next course on your golf adventure.

An array of amenities – more ways to relax

With fewer guests on board, we are able to offer an array of amenities on our award-wining ships. When you’re not off exploring another stunning destination, take some time to unwind, relax and rejuvenate with our pools, massage services and more.


  • Europe Rivers
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Themed River Cruises (Wine Cruises, Christmas Markets, Specialty Cruises – incl Jewish Heritage Cruises)