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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 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.

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.

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  • Magical Christmas Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    Experience the festive atmosphere and timeless traditions of the German and Austrian Christmas markets on this magical River Danube cruise. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2019 - Nov, Dec Save up to £400pp!

    Nuremberg Cruise Only
    From £1443pp
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  • Blue Danube Explorer

    7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £750pp!

    Budapest - Hungarian Parliament Cruise Only
    From £1490pp
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  • Enchanting Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    AmaCello Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save 25% on 18 and 19 May departures!

    Amsterdam Cruise Only
    From £1490pp
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  • Romantic Danube Cruise

    7 Nights - Vilshofen to Budapest

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save 25%!

    Melk Abbey Cruise Only
    From £1490pp
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  • Tulip Fields of Holland

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and Back

    AmaKristina Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May Save 25% on 23 and 25 Mar departures!

    Tulips and Windmills Cruise Only
    From £1503pp
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  • European Rivers and Castles

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Luxembourg

    AmaDante AmaDante

    Journey along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers through Germany's beautiful wine-producing areas and past historic castles. Includes shore excursions 2019 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £550pp!

    Cochem Cruise Only
    From £1690pp
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  • Riches of the Mekong

    10 Nights - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

    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 2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save 25%!

    Angkor Wat Cruise Only
    From £1750pp
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  • Medieval Treasures

    7 Nights - Basel to Nuremberg

    AmaDante AmaDante

    Discover the historic cities of Strasbourg and Frankfurt, UNESCO-listed town of Bamberg and architectural jewels on this 7-night cruise along the romantic Rhine and Main rivers, with included excursions and drinks with meal 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £550pp!

    Basel Cruise Only
    From £1760pp
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  • Christmas on the Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    AmaLea Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - Nov, Dec Save up to £350pp!

    Nuremburg Christmas Market Cruise Only
    From £1840pp
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  • Christmas on the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    AmaKristina Choice of Ships

    This Christmas markets cruise along the Rhine is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit, with visits to traditional Christmas markets and beautifully illuminated towns. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Nov, Dec Save up to £400pp!

    Cologne Cruise Only
    From £1840pp
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  • Gems of Southeast Europe

    7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    Journey through Eastern Europe along the Lower Danube towards the Black Sea through five magnificent countries of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Includes return flights from regional airports, guided excursions and drinks with meals 2019 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £400pp!

    Budapest Cruise Only
    From £1910pp
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  • Christmas Markets on the Danube

    7 Nights - Budapest to Vilshofen

    AmaLea Choice of Ships

    Enjoy the magic of the festive season on this River Danube cruise through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, calling at iconic capital cities and enchanting Christmas markets. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Nov, Dec Save up to £400pp!

    Budapest Cruise Only
    From £1910pp
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  • Rhine and Moselle Splendours

    7 Nights - Luxembourg to Basel

    AmaDante AmaDante

    Discover fairytale villages, ancient castles and local vineyards on this cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers and through the stunning Rhine Gorge, including guided excursions and drinks with meals 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 25% on 9 May departure!

    Trier Cathedral Cruise Only
    From £1926pp
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  • Danube Serenade

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    Sail along the River Danube to discover the art, music and architecture of Europe's magnificent cities and medieval villages, with guided excursions and drinks with meals

    Nuremberg Cruise Only
    From £1928pp
    Cruise Only
    From £2228pp
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  • Impressions of the Seine

    7 Nights - Paris and Back

    AmaLyra AmaLyra

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save 25% on 21 Mar departure!

    Eiffel Tower, Paris Cruise Only
    From £2051pp
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  • Taste of Bordeaux

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save 25% on 25 Apr and 23 May departures!

    Saint Emilion Fly-Cruise Package
    From £2081pp
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  • Wine Regions of Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

    AmaCello AmaCello

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £225pp!

    Lyon Cruise Only
    From £2156pp
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  • Enticing Douro

    7 Nights - Porto and Back

    AmaDouro AmaDouro

    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 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Porto Cruise Only
    From £2260pp
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  • Magical Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    AmaCerto AmaCerto

    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 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £175pp on all other departures!

    Nuremberg Cruise Only
    From £2438pp
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  • Rhine and Moselle Fairytales

    11 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    AmaPrima Choice of Ships

    Explore the history and culture of the traditional towns and villages along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, with visits to Cologne, Rudesheim and Strasbourg on this luxury cruise. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2019 - Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct Save 25% on 21 Apr departure!

    Rhine Valley Cruise Only
    From £2686pp
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  • Flavours of Portugal and Spain

    7 Nights - Porto to Vega Terron

    AmaVida AmaVida

    Taste famous port wine from vineyards lining the Douro River and visit the highlights of the region including the spectacular city of Porto and Lamego. Includes guided excursions 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Pinhao Cruise Only
    From £2803pp
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  • Vietnam and the Riches of the Mekong

    15 Nights - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

    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 2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save 25%!

    Ha Long Bay Cruise Only
    From £2967pp
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  • Rhine and Moselle Delights

    10 Nights - Basel to Amsterdam

    AmaPrima Choice of Ships

    Cruise along the stunning Rhine and Moselle rivers, visiting the beautiful towns of Cochem, Trier and Rudesheim and sampling regional wines along the way. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2019 - May, Jul, Sep, Oct Save up to £400pp!

    Breisach Cruise Only
    From £3022pp
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  • Magnificent Rivers of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    AmaStella Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Save 25% on 5 May departure!

    Vienna Cruise Only
    From £3712pp
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  • Grand Danube Cruise

    14 Nights - Nuremberg to Giurgiu

    AmaCerto AmaCerto

    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 2019 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Novi Sad Cruise Only
    From £4500pp
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  • Discover Africa

    9 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

    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 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2020 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Zebras Cruise Only
    From £7481pp
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  • Golden Trails of East Africa

    16 Nights - Johannesburg to Arusha

    Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

    See some of Southern Africa's most spectacular areas including the Chobe, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks and explore Botswana along the Chobe River on Zambezi Queen on this unique 16-night cruise and land tour with hotel stays and game drives 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2020 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Sunset over Botswana Cruise Only
    From £9598pp
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  • Rivers and Rails of Africa

    12 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg

    Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

    Explore South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe on this incredible tour which combines exciting river cruising and a luxury rail journey to highlight the very best of Africa. Includes hotel stays in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, a 3-night Rovos Rail trip, game drives and guided excursions. 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2020 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Victoria Falls Cruise Only
    From £10493pp
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  • Stars of South Africa

    14 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg

    Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen

    See some of South Africa's big game on this 14-night cruise and land tour with a hotel stay in Cape Town before cruising through Botswana on Zambezi Queen, ending with a 2-night stay in Victoria Falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg and 3 nights at a safari lodge in the Kruger National Park. Includes guided excursions and game drives 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2020 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Elephant at sunset Cruise Only
    From £11090pp
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