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An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination - it's the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort.

River cruising through Europe with AmaWaterways is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares of our river cruises are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef's Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.

In Europe, you can take one of our Danube river cruises, or one of our Rhine river cruises. We also offer river cruises in France and Portugal. We hope that you enjoy exploring our many itineraries in Europe, Asia and Africa, and look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by three families, but our river cruise story began well before that. President Rudi Schreiner was born in Vienna, at the heart of the Danube. His love of design drew him to architecture, but his even greater love of travel drew him to places far and wide. In 1975, he traveled to South America for a journalism assignment on the Amazon. It was here that he designed his first ship, using what he could find to build a raft that would take him up and down the river during the next 7 months. Soon thereafter he started working in travel, creating unique tour experiences in Europe.

Since 2002, AmaWaterways has offered unforgettable river cruises aboard award-winning ships sailing legendary rivers to the heart of Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Family-owned and operated, we pride ourselves on our passion for river cruising, strong partnerships with our dedicated travel agent partners, the unparalleled service of our staff and crew, our exquisite La Chaine des Rotisseurs dining, and our innovations, which range from staterooms with unique "twin balconies" to included shore excursions featuring active biking and hiking options. Our most recent innovation, the extraordinary AmaMagna, debuts on the Danube River in May 2019 with over 50% suite accommodations, four unique dining venues, an Exclusive Concierge Golf Program and groundbreaking Water Sports Platform, among several other innovations.

With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Town & Country River Cruise Awards as "Best Overall," "Best for Food," "Best for Onboard Activities" and "Best for On-Shore Activities," as well as 2017 AFAR and Recommend magazine Reader's Choice Awards for "Best River Cruise Line."
Cruises
Charms of the Mekong : 2020 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Post-Cruise : Ho from $2,948.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: ms AmaDara
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Ho Chi Minh City to Siem ReapCruise along the Mekong, visiting rural villages, historic pagodas, local marke...
Blue Danube Discovery : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 2-Nights Pre-Cruise, 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Budap from $3,609.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaViola
OverviewBlue Danube DiscoveryCRUISE FROM : Budapest to NurembergDiscover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise t...
Stars of South Africa : 2020 - Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen from $13,895.00 (USD)
Destination: Africa
Ship: ms Zambezi Queen
Overview Stars of South Africa3 NIGHTS CAPE TOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS, 2 NIGHTS JOHANNESBURG, 3 NIGHTS ...
Romantic Danube : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Vilshofen to Budapest : ms AmaStella from $3,349.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaStella
OverviewRomantic DanubeCRUISE FROM : Vilshofen to BudapestThose longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the...
Christmas Markets on the Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Amsterdam to Basel : ms AmaPrima from $2,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaPrima
OverviewChristmas Markets on the RhineCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselExperience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its mos...
Charms of the Mekong : 2020 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise and 6 Nights Post-Cruise : Ho from $4,448.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: ms AmaDara
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Ho Chi Minh City to Siem ReapTwo lively cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, provide the perfect start and en...
Romantic Danube : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Vilshofen to Budapest : ms AmaCerto from $2,049.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaCerto
OverviewRomantic DanubeCRUISE FROM : Vilshofen to BudapestThose longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the ...
Christmas Markets on the Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Basel to Amsterdam : ms AmaKristina from $2,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaKristina
OverviewChristmas Markets on the RhineCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselExperience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its ...
Magnificent Europe : 2019 - 14-Night Cruise : Budapest to Amsterdam : ms AmaViola from $5,899.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaViola
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BudapestFollow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European journey along three ...
Melodies of the Danube : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Budapest to Vilshofenms : ms AmaViola from $2,149.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaViola
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Budapest to VilshofenJourney along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of...
Christmas Markets on the Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Amsterdam to Basel : ms AmaPrima from $2,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaPrima
OverviewChristmas Markets on the RhineCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselExperience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its mos...
Magical Christmas Markets : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 3-Nights Pre-Cruise, 2 Nights Post-Cruise : P from $3,959.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaCerto
OverviewMagical Christmas MarketsCRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to ViennaThroughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and ...
Christmas Markets on the Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Amsterdam to Basel : ms AmaMora from $2,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaMora
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselExperience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year.
Magnificent Europe : 2019 - 14-Night Cruise : Amsterdam to Budapest : ms AmaStella from $6,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaStella
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BudapestFollow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European journey along three...
Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 3 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruis from $5,009.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaVida
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Porto to Vega TerronSet sail in Porto, the beautiful "City of Bridges" and gateway to the Douro River Valley, a UNE...
Rhine & Moselle Delights : 2019 - 10-Night Cruise : Basel to Amsterdam : ms AmaPrima from $4,099.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaPrima
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Basel to AmsterdamDramatic rivers yielding to fairytale towns and iconic cities all come alive as you discover fou...
Magnificent Europe : 2019 - 14-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise : Budapest to Amsterdam : ms Am from $6,419.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaViola
OverviewMagnificent EuropeCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BudapestFollow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European jo...
Gems of Southeast Europe : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 4 Nights Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Post-Cruise : from $4,379.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaCerto
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Budapest to GiurgiuFrom Budapest to Bucharest, and countless treasures in between, touch history in Austria, Hunga...
Captivating Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel : ms AmaSerena from $2,349.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaSerena
OverviewCaptivating Rhine7-Night CruiseCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselContoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, th...
Christmas Markets on the Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Basel to Amsterdam : ms AmaPrima from $2,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaPrima
OverviewChristmas Markets on the RhineCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselExperience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its mos...
Enchanting Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 4 Nights Pre-Cruise : Zurich to Amsterdam : ms AmaDant from $4,559.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaDante
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Basel to AmsterdamGrand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and their progressive future.
Gems of Southeast Europe : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 4 Nights Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Post-Cruise : from $4,319.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaCerto
OverviewGems of Southeast EuropeCRUISE FROM : Budapest to GiurgiuTouch history in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you...
Iconic Christmas Markets : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Budapest to Nuremberg : ms AmaLea from $2,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaLea
OverviewIconic Christmas MarketsCRUISE FROM : Budapest to NurembergTravel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets thr...
Magical Christmas Markets : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Nuremberg to Vienna : ms AmaSonata from $3,099.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaSonata
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to ViennaThroughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas Market...
Romantic Danube : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Vilshofen to Budapest : ms AmaSonata from $2,249.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaSonata
OverviewRomantic DanubeCRUISE FROM : Vilshofen to BudapestThose longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the...
Tulip Time : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise : Amsterdam to Amsterdam : ms AmaKristin from $2,589.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaKristina
OVERVIEWCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to AmsterdamDiscover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in the spring.
Magical Christmas Markets : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise, 3-Nights Post-Cruise : V from $3,959.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaSonata
OverviewMagical Christmas MarketsCRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to ViennaThroughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and...
Melodies of the Danube : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Budapest to Vilshofenms : ms AmaLea from $2,049.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaLea
7-Night CruiseCRUISE FROM : Budapest to VilshofenJourney along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generation...
Christmas Markets on the Rhine : 2019 - 7-Night Cruise : Basel to Amsterdam : ms AmaSerena from $2,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Europe
Ship: ms AmaSerena
OverviewChristmas Markets on the RhineCRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to BaselExperience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its mo...
Stars of South Africa : 2019 - Cape Town to Johannesburg : ms Zambezi Queen from $13,695.00 (USD)
Destination: Africa
Ship: ms Zambezi Queen
Overview Stars of South Africa3 NIGHTS CAPE TOWN, 4-NIGHT SAFARI CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS VICTORIA FALLS, 2 NIGHTS JOHANNESBURG, 3 NIGHTS ...