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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
AmaWaterways River Cruises


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.

On board AmaWaterways ships

AmaWaterways were the first to introduce twin balcony cabins. Most cabins on the latest 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.

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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.

AmaWaterways have created a partnership with LGT Solutions to offer exclusive European Golf cruises. This is available on selected Rhine and Danube cruises and includes ten of the top golf courses in Europe. 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.

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.