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Premium river cruise line offers solid inclusions, more active shore excursions than most, as well as wine theme cruises.

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AmaLea
AmaLea (Photo: AmaWaterways)

7 Night
Legendary DanubeDetails

25 Reviews
Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Apr 10, 2023
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AmaLea
AmaLea (Photo: AmaWaterways)

5 Night
Majestic Capitals Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 22, 2023
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AmaLucia
AmaLucia (Photo: AmaWaterways)

7 Night
Tulip TimeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Apr 16, 2023
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AmaLucia
AmaLucia (Photo: AmaWaterways)

7 Night
Tulip TimeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Apr 10, 2022
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 30, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The RhineDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 21, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The RhineDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Treasures Of The Main & RhineDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Oct 31, 2023
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7 Night
Europe’s Rivers & Castles Details

Leaving:Luxembourg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 2, 2021
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7 Night
Legendary DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 25, 2022
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 16, 2021
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7 Night
Captivating RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Best Of Holland & BelgiumDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Melodies Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 11, 2023
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7 Night
Blue Danube DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

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Romantic DanubeDetails

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7 Night
Legendary DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
May 6, 2023
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7 Night
Paris & Normandy Details

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Nov 4, 2021
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7 Night
Gems Of Southeast EuropeDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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14 Night
Grand Danube CruiseDetails

Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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7 Night
Tulip TimeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Apr 26, 2022
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7 Night
Treasures Of The Main & RhineDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Jul 5, 2022
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11 Night
Rhine & Moselle FairytalesDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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14 Night
Grand Danube CruiseDetails

Leaving:Giurgiu
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Apr 10, 2022
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Who goes on AmaWaterways cruise ships?

Most passengers are North Americans, though a good share come from Australia and the U.K. Most are in the 50-plus range, and are well-educated and active. AmaWaterways attracts solo travelers and couples, and recent ships draw families and multigenerational groups with stateroom designs accommodating multiple passengers.

Do I have to dress up on a AmaWaterways cruise?

A little bit, particularly in Europe where, in general, the dress code is country club casual, with cruisers turning up the notch a bit for the captain's night and farewell dinner, showing up dressed as they would be for a fine restaurant.

In Southeast Asia, the line urges cruisers to travel lighter with smart casual clothing for the welcome and farewell dinners, and in Africa the rule is casual throughout.

Is everything free on AmaWaterways cruises?

In all destinations, AmaWaterways offers free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea and bottled water, and in Europe, Vietnam and Cambodia, a complimentary shore excursion is provided in each port. In Africa all excursions are included in the fare.

On all European river cruises (except Portugal), there is complimentary sparkling wine and juices at breakfast, and beer, soft drinks and unlimited wines at lunch and dinner, plus a cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits. These same cruises provide free bikes and helmets for independent use in port.

In Vietnam and Cambodia, cruisers have complimentary soft drinks, juices, house brand spirits, local beers, filtered coffee and tea during the cruise, with free flowing wine with lunch and dinner onboard and bottled water, replenished daily.

In Africa complimentary wine and beer is served with all lunch and dinners onboard.

Gratuities, laundry, spa and beauty services and some shore excursions carry an additional fee, as do premium alcoholic beverages and drinks outside of meal times.

What are AmaWaterways’s most popular activities?

The destinations visited are the main draw for cruises on an Ama sailing, and passengers take advantage of shore excursions that range from Gentle to Active Walker groups; there's even a concentrated Late Starter option for people who want to sleep in but still see key tour highlights. In Europe there are also guided bicycle and hiking tours in some cities along the way.

While sailing, wine tastings and lectures draw a crowd, and when nothing is on the schedule, cruisers are just as happy to relax on deck or in the lounge and watch the scenery go by or read. Some afternoons local cultural groups come onboard to perform and share their heritage.

AmaWaterways has found that many of its passengers want active pursuits onboard, so the line established a wellness program onboard. Passengers do relax in the lounges, but they also show up for stretch sessions, yoga, cardio/core strengthening, resistance band workouts and circuit training.

There are quite a few reasons to be in your stateroom, too; the line's Entertainment-On-Demand system not only provides high-speed internet access but also movies, music and English language TV stations.

Why go with AmaWaterways?

  • River cruises in Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Semi-inclusive cruise fares
  • Some ships have family-friendly cabins

Best for: Wine-lovers, foodies, wellness enthusiasts and families

Not for: Travelers who depend on wheelchairs

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Covid Cruising on the Danube

We just got off an amazing cruise on the Danube departing from Budapest on August 30 to Vilshofen, Germany, September 6. There were 32 passengers with 34 staff. The cruise disembarking September 6 only had 37... Read More
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JMichigan

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Fantastic Experience!

I chose this cruise as an opportunity to learn more about AmaWaterways and their products. The itinerary appealed to me for the classic & iconic landmarks we would visit and see. It exceeded my expectations... Read More
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aduplechin

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Cruising down the Douro River in Portugal for 8 days

Considering this cruise was during COVID, Ama Waterways and the staff did an excellent job cruising down the Douro River. Safety precautions were in place. Masks were required while you were moving about the ship.... Read More
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Lmsgrandma

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Best trip so far!

My wife initially booked this trip for 2020, however, due to Covid we were unable to complete. I am a commercial pilot for a major US airline, and frankly the last thing I thought I would ever want to do, is get... Read More
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Johnjake1

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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