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AmaWaterways

The Berlitz Guide to River Cruising recently rated the AmaWaterways fleet of ships the highest, with the top 10 ships all belonging to AmaWaterways. Their ships consistenly rank the best based on accommodation, dining, service and many onboard features. Each year new ships are built with the existing fleet also regularly renovated.

  • AmaCello in Passau
  • Twin Balcony cabin
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Typical Dining Room
  • AmaCerto at Vilshofen
  • Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Crew on board the ship
  • Aria Class French Balcony Cabin
  • See the sights from the Sun Deck
  • Breakfast on Deck

On board AmaWaterways ships

AmaWaterways were the first to introduce twin balcony cabins. Most cabins on the lastest ships feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony for guests to enjoy the riverside views. With up to just 164 guests on board, there is the luxury of space in the public areas including the lounges and restaurants.

Other facilities on board include sun deck, library, fitness centre, massage and beauty salon and even a heated swimming pool on board most of the newer Concerto class ships.

World Class Recognition

AmaWaterways in the only river cruise line invited to join the Chaine des Rotisseurs, a prestigious gastronomic society founded in 1248. Membership is by invitation to those with world class culinary skills. The chefs onboard AmaWaterways ships are dedicated to share their expertise in fine food and wine to provide outstanding onboard dining.

Enjoy award-winning dining, with open seating for dinner and complimentary fine wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Buffet breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are enticing informal meals.

The new Concerto Class ships offer a choice of dining options, including alfresco terrace dining and an intimate chef's table with tasting menu. Tapas can also be ordered between meals in the main lounge.

Superb range of included excursions

Included excursions in small groups and expert local guides provide an excellent introduction to the culture and heritage of the region.

Exclusive to AMA Waterways is a choice of excursion groups including 'Gentle Walkers', 'Active Walkers' and 'Late Starter' groups to suit all guests. Every tour is led by a local English-speaking guide. There are also some more active ways to discover the destinations visited with guided bike tours and guided hikes which take guests off the beaten track.

AmaWaterways also offer new, included 'Limited Edition Tours' such as indulging in Belgian waffles in Antwerp, beer tasting at an old brewery in Nuremberg or discovering hidden spots in Vienna.

Relaxing on board

Evening entertainment focuses on local performers, from Bavarian music and dance to classical quartets help you enjoy the riverside views after dinner.

Complimentary W-Fi, movies and music in your stateroom add to your relaxation and enjoyment on board.

Themed cruises

Selected sailings are designated Wine Cruises. Guests have the opportunity to join tours with wine-related experiences such as learning about how wine is made and taking part in wine tastings in the regions visited. Each cruise is hosted by a wine expert and the chefs will pair the fine local wines with the award-winning dishes. Wine cruises are available along the Danube, Rhine, Bordeaux, Seine, Rhone and Douro with a choice of dates.

New for 2017, AmaWaterways have created a partnership with LGT Solutions to offer exclusive European Golf cruises. This is available on every Danube sailing in 2017 and includes five of the leading Championship golf courses. The packages include transfers to the course, practice balls for warm-up, pull trolley, lunch in the clubhouse and club cleaning. Golf clubs can be hired if required. There are no minimum numbers required and special packages including a hotel stay in Prague are available - please contact us for details.

Designed to be flexible

AMA Waterways river cruises are provided without flights to give you maximum flexibility for your river cruise holiday. We are also happy to package your cruise with flights, transfers, pre and post-cruise hotel stays to suit you.

Rhine Cruises

  • Enchanting Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

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    Visit the highlights of Holland and Germany including the famous house of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, the magnificent Gothic Cathedral in Cologne and the 'La Petite France' district in Strasbourg on this 7-night Rhine River cruise. Includes shore excursions and drinks with meals 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights or exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Enchanting Rhine Blue Water Package
    From £1595pp Cruise Only From £1295pp
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  • Christmas on the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

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    This is the perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the festive season visiting traditional Christmas markets and see the towns decorated with spectacular displays of Christmas lights. Includes shore excursions 2017 - Nov, Dec
    Exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Christmas on the Rhine Blue Water Package
    From £1728pp Cruise Only From £1428pp
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  • Danube Cruises

  • Romantic Danube Cruise

    7 Nights - Vilshofen to Budapest

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    Journey along the Danube which has inspired many musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries, and visit the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Include excursions and drinks with meals 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    FREE flights or exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Romantic Danube Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1595pp Cruise Only From £1295pp
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  • Magical Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

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    Enjoy this 7-night cruise from Nuremberg, along the Danube and Main-Danube Canal to Budapest visiting the imperial city of Vienna and charming riverside towns, with guided excursions 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights or exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Magical Danube Blue Water Package
    From £1728pp Cruise Only From £1428pp
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  • Christmas on the Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

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    Soak up the atmosphere of the festive season and visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Hungary. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2017 - Nov, Dec
    Exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Christmas Time River Danube Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1795pp Cruise Only From £1495pp
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  • Blue Danube Explorer

    7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

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    Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg along the River Danube, visiting the capital cities of Bratislava and Budapest, and the charming towns of Melk, Passau and Regensburg 2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount on selected 2018 departures!

    Blue Danube Explorer Blue Water Package
    From £1920pp Cruise Only From £1620pp
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  • Rhine and Danube Cruises

  • European Rivers and Castles

    7 Nights - Luxembourg to Nuremberg

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    Journey along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers through Germany's beautiful wine-producing areas and past historic castles. Includes shore excursions 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount!

    European Rivers and Castles Blue Water Package
    From £2061pp Cruise Only From £1861pp
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  • Magnificent Rivers of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

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    Cruise through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest following the route of emperors and kings through five magnificent countries. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2017 - Dec
    2018 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount on 2018 departures!

    Magnificent Europe - Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest Blue Water Package
    From £3023pp Cruise Only From £2723pp
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  • Ultimate Europe

    14 Nights - Budapest to Luxembourg

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    Visit the historic capitals of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna, and explore picturesque wine-growing areas of Germany on this journey through central Europe. Includes excursions and drinks with meals

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  • River Danube towards the Black Sea Cruises

  • Gems of Southeast Europe

    7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

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    Journey through Eastern Europe towards the Black Sea through Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria with included shore excursions and drinks with meals 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount!

    Gems of Southeast Europe Blue Water Package
    From £1995pp Cruise Only From £1761pp
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  • Grand Danube Cruise

    14 Nights - Nuremberg to Giurgiu

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    Cruise along the Danube through the dramatic Iron Gates and experience the beauty of Vienna and Budapest on this 14-night cruise through seven countries towards the Black Sea 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount!

    Grand River Danube Cruise through Eastern Europe Blue Water Package
    From £4206pp Cruise Only From £3906pp
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  • Bordeaux Cruises

  • Taste of Bordeaux

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and back

    AMA Waterways Ship - AmaDolce AmaDolce

    Discover the history of the Bordeaux region and sample the sweet Sauternes wines, the popular Medoc wines and the exquisite blends from St Emilion. Includes guided excursions and wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount!

    Taste of Bordeaux Blue Water Package
    From £1995pp Cruise Only From £1961pp
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  • Douro Cruises

  • Enticing Douro

    7 Nights - Porto and back

    AMA Waterways Ship - AmaVida AmaVida

    Discover the terraced vineyards and sleepy fishing villages along the Douro on this round-trip from Porto with included shore excursions and drinks with meals 2018 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    Exclusive £50pp discount on 2018 departures!

    Enticing River Douro Cruise through Portugal to Spain Blue Water Package
    From £2428pp Cruise Only From £2128pp
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  • Port Wine and Flamenco

    7 Nights - Porto and back

    AMA Waterways Ship - AmaVida AmaVida

    Join AmaVida at the Spanish border in Vega de Terron and explore the Douro Valley along one of Europe's most unspoiled waterways, lined with hillside terraved vineyards. Includes shore excursions

    Port Wine and Flamenco Douro River Cruise View Full Details

  • Rhone Cruises

  • Wine Regions of Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

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    Discover the legendary wine regions along the Rhone, visit World Heritage listed Avignon and see why Arles inspired the artist Vincent Van Gogh on this 7-night cruise with guided excursions 2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount on 2018 departures!

    Wine Regions of Provence Blue Water Package
    From £1861pp Cruise Only From £1561pp
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  • Seine Cruises

  • Impressions of the Seine

    7 Nights - Paris and back

    AMA Waterways Ship - AMA Aria Class ship AMA Aria Class ship

    Highlights of this fantastic voyage from Paris including a visit to Monet's garden at Giverny, the picturesque port of Honfleur and the historic World War II sites of Normandy. Includes shore excursions 2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount on selected 2018 departures!

    Impressions of the Seine Blue Water Package
    From £1861pp Cruise Only From £1561pp
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  • Holland at Tulip Time Cruises

  • Tulip Fields of Holland

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

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    Journey from Amsterdam in the spring and discover the windmills, gardens and tulips of Holland and Belgium. Includes shore excursions and drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Mar, Apr
    FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount!

    Tulip Fields of Holland Blue Water Package
    From £1728pp Cruise Only From £1553pp
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  • Vietnam and Mekong Cruises

  • Riches of the Mekong

    12 Nights - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

    AMA Waterways Ship - AmaDara AmaDara

    A superb holiday combining a 7-night cruise along the Mekong through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia and a hotel stay in lively Siem Reap. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board 2017 - Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    Exclusive savings of £550pp!

    Riches of the Mekong Blue Water Package
    From £2698pp Cruise Only From £1955pp
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  • Vietnam and the Riches of the Mekong

    17 Nights - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

    AMA Waterways Ship - AmaDara AmaDara

    This superb holiday covers the main sights of Vietnam and Cambodia and includes 7-nights on the Mekong, hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap for the temple at Angkor Wat and an overnight stay on a junk in Ha Long Bay. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    Exclusive savings of £550pp!

    Vietnam and the Riches of the Mekong Blue Water Package
    From £3869pp Cruise Only From £3119pp
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  • Zambezi Queen and Land Safari Cruises

  • Discover Africa

    9 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

    AMA Waterways Ship - Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

    Enjoy a 3-night stay in picturesque Cape Town with an included cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, join Zambezi Queen on a 4-night cruise through Botswana with game drives in Chobe National Park and finally spend two nights at the spectacular Victoria Falls. Includes hotel stays and game drives
    Exclusive savings of £400pp!

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  • Stars of South Africa

    14 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

    AMA Waterways Ship - Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

    See some of South Africa's big game with a 3-night stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town and a 4-night stay on elegant Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River before a 2-night stay in Victoria Falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg and 3 nights in a luxurious safari game lodge in Kruger National Park. Includes guided excursions and game drives
    Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Stars of South Africa Land Safari and River Cruise View Full Details

  • Golden Trails of East Africa

    16 Nights - Johannesburg to Serengeti

    AMA Waterways Ship - Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

    See some of Southern Africa's most spectacular areas including the Chobe, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks, explore Botswana along the Chobe River on Zambezi Queen and stay at the spectacular Victoria Falls. Includes hotel stays and game drives
    Exclusive savings of £400pp!

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