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AmaWaterways

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Headquarters in Calabasas, CA, USA
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AGE RANGE
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AmaWaterways operates the finest fleet and provides all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. With an innovative product and rapidly-growing fleet of custom-designed ships, the line enjoys a reputation as th...

AmaWaterways operates the finest fleet and provides all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. With an innovative product and rapidly-growing fleet of custom-designed ships, the line enjoys a reputation as the leader in river cruising. AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. All Three brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. Rudi was one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market. Kristin brought with her vast sales and customer service experience. And Jimmy Murphy is the founder and former owner of Brendan Vacations. Their combined expertise and passion for the river cruise business results in a river cruise vacation experience that will exceed expectations. With more than 20 different itineraries to choose from, the river cruise vacation of a lifetime awaits with AmaWaterways!

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6 AmaWaterways Reviews

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Good
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Accommodation
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Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
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Guide
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  • Taste of Bordeaux 2019
    3.5 - Good
    Written on August 30, 2019
    We paid $2200.00 for a category B upgrade and were told we would be getting a larger room. That was not the case at all. Also, because we had an odd numbered ro…
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  • Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise) 2019
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 12, 2019
    It was a trip that I would highly recommend to friends. My only disappointment was that we should have upgraded our room had we known that the noise level a…
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  • RR
    Captivating Rhine 2019
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 15, 2018
    We loved the overall itinerary, initial start times & pace of tours. The staff was awesome and special thanks to Monika. We loved all of the destinations and …
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  • DS
    Captivating Rhine 2019
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 3, 2018
    The cruise was relaxing. We had the opportunity to see new places, learn about different cultures, meet many interesting people, taste delicious food without th…
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  • PT
    Enchanting Rhine 2019
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 7, 2018
    Fantastic trip all staff amazing
  • RK
    Melodies of the Danube 2019
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 30, 2018
    A trip of a lifetime!

About AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways operates the finest fleet and provides all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. With an innovative product and rapidly-growing fleet of custom-designed ships, the line enjoys a reputation as the leader in river cruising. AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. All Three brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. Rudi was one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market. Kristin brought with her vast sales and customer service experience. And Jimmy Murphy is the founder and former owner of Brendan Vacations. Their combined expertise and passion for the river cruise business results in a river cruise vacation experience that will exceed expectations. With more than 20 different itineraries to choose from, the river cruise vacation of a lifetime awaits with AmaWaterways!

AmaWaterways videos

  • Main Page Video
  • Life on Board
  • AmaWaterways Wine Cruise
  • Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong River
  • AmaWaterways Excursion in German
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  • Europe's Magical Christmas Markets
  • AmaWaterways Luxury River Cruises
  • AmaWaterways Wine Cruises
  • Health & Wellness on the River
  • AmaWaterways Magnificent Europe
  • Explore on Two Wheels
  • The Enchanting Rhine
  • Taste of Bordeaux
  • Experience Africa with us Aboard the Zambezi Queen
  • Fine Dining aboard AmaWaterways
  • AmaMagna
  • Journey Along the Rhine & Moselle Rivers
  • AmaMora Christening
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AmaWaterways Ships

  • AmaDolce
    AmaDolce
    Enjoy the sweet life aboard AmaDolce. Your experience starts in your elegantly appointed stateroom, where Entertainment-On-Demand and soo… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Guests
    144
    Crew
    45
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Staterooms
    73
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3350 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaLea
    AmaLea
    Designed with vibrant pops of color that call to mind the autumn harvest in European vineyards, and appointed with our signature twin bal… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    156
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    78
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaKristina
    AmaKristina
    With AmaWaterways’ co-owner Kristin Karst serving as AmaKristina’s godmother, you know you’ll have a distinctive experie… Read more
    Built
    2017
    Guests
    156
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    78
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaStella
    AmaStella
    A star of the AmaWaterways fleet, the AmaStella truly shines, her glow lasting far longer than the duration of your cruise. A centerpiece… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    156
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    78
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaViola
    AmaViola
    Brightly colored floral and geometric patterns from stateroom to Main Lounge immediately show you that the AmaViola is no ordinary river… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    156
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaSerena
    AmaSerena
    AmaSerena is a regal river ship accommodating both guests who wish to socialize with kindred cruisers and those seeking private rejuvenat… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    162
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    81
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaSonata
    AmaSonata
    Introduced in 2014, the AmaSonata sings her melodious tune down Europe’s great rivers. Most accommodations have twin balconies, so… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    162
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    81
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaPrima
    AmaPrima
    Enjoy an authentic European river cruise experience on board AmaPrima. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and fresh scents of Europe&… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    162
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    81
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaCerto
    AmaCerto
    Like a fallen leaf floating atop the water, AmaCerto floats effortlessly down Europe’s most fascinating waterways. A foliage theme i… Read more
    Built
    2012
    Built
    2012
    Guests
    162
    Guests
    162
    Crew
    51
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    81
    Staterooms
    81
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaLyra
    AmaLyra
    After her launch, the AmaLyra quickly earned a "Best New River Cruise Ship" distinction in comfort and style. Perhaps it can be… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Guests
    144
    Crew
    45
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Staterooms
    73
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3350 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
  • AmaCello
    AmaCello
    Decorated in a palette of gold and orange that reflects Europe’s brilliant autumn foliage, the AmaCello is a floating delight. The… Read more
    Built
    2008
    Guests
    144
    Crew
    45
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Staterooms
    73
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3350 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaDante
    AmaDante
    Gliding along the phenomenally beautiful Rhine and Moselle rivers, the AmaDante is a study in understated elegance, decorated with subdued… Read more
    Built
    2008
    Guests
    144
    Crew
    45
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Staterooms
    75
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3350 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaDara
    AmaDara
    This distinctive ship is in a class of her own! AmaWaterways’ sole cruise ship on the Mekong River, the AmaDara features French Colo… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    124
    Crew
    52
    Length
    92 m / 302 ft
    Width
    14 m / 46 ft
    Staterooms
    62
    Registry
    Vietnam
    Gross Tonnage
    2420 gt
    Cruising Speed
    9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
  • AmaVida
    AmaVida
    Timeless elegance spills from the decks of the AmaVida, a ship that debuted on Portugal and Spain’s Douro River in 2013. Rust and g… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    102
    Crew
    38
    Length
    80 m / 262 ft
    Staterooms
    51
    Registry
    Portugal
    Gross Tonnage
    1200 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • AmaCerto
    AmaCerto
    Like a fallen leaf floating atop the water, AmaCerto floats effortlessly down Europe’s most fascinating waterways. A harvest theme is carr… Read more
    Capacity
    Built
    2012
    Guests
    162
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Width
    11,6 m / 38 ft
    Suites
    Staterooms
    81
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Electricity
    Beam
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
    Generators
    Engines
    Draft
  • AmaMagna
    AmaMagna
    As imagined by AmaWaterways co-owner and president, Rudi Schreiner, the “godfather of river cruising,” the AmaMagna is twice… Read more
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    196
    Crew
    70
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    53
    Staterooms
    98
    Registry
    Swtizerland
    Beam
    22 m / 72 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaMora
    AmaMora
    Sister ship to the AmaLea, the AmaMora is an incredible twin-balcony ship launching in 2019 with generous personal space, multiple dining… Read more
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    156
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    78
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    3600 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
  • AmaDouro
    AmaDouro
    The popularity of Portugal and Spain’s Douro Valley cannot be ignored—that’s why we are pleased to debut our newest Dou… Read more
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    102
    Crew
    38
    Length
    79 m / 259 ft
    Staterooms
    51
    Registry
    Portugal
    Gross Tonnage
    1200 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Zambezi Queen
    Zambezi Queen
    Designed specifically for wildlife viewing, the intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen made her debut in one of the world’s most capti… Read more
    Built
    2009 (renovated 2015)
    Guests
    28
    Crew
    22
    Length
    46 m / 151 ft
    Staterooms
    14
    Registry
    Namibia
    Gross Tonnage
    500 gt
    Beam
    8 m / 26 ft
  • AmaSiena
    AmaSiena
    Sister ship to the award-winning AmaKristina, the elegant 156-passenger AmaSiena is a warm, inviting ship offering plenty of space for gu… Read more
    Built
    2020
    Guests
    156
    Crew
    51
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Staterooms
    78
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Gross Tonnage
    5000 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 38 ft

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Is it possible to smoke onboard?

    Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside any of the AmaWaterways ships. Smoking is only permitted on the Aft of the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all passengers on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

  • I have a dietary restriction can you accommodate that?

    At the time of booking please advise your cruise specialist if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies so AmaWaterways can do their best to accommodate your request. Please note, though they can provide options to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities, they cannot guarantee there will not be any cross-contamination.

  • Do you accept traveller's cheques onboard?

    AmaWaterways does not accept traveller's cheques onboard however you can settle your account onboard with a credit card or cash.

  • Can we reserve a table at the restaurant?

    All ships have an open seating policy in the main restaurant to ensure you have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers. Reservations for the speciality tasting menu at The Chef's Table Restaurant can be made once you are on board the ship.

    The Chef's Table Restaurant is available on all AmaWaterways ships in Europe and the Mekong River. It is not available in Portugal or Africa.

  • What's the dress code?

    Comfortable “Country Club Casual” is the recommended attire for daytime, and to pack something a little dressier for the Captain’s night/Farewell Dinner – similar to how one would dress to dine at a 5-star restaurant. Comfortable shoes are recommended for excursions and workout clothing if you plan to take part in any wellness activities, active tours or use the onboard gym. Depending on the time of year, clothing that can be layered is highly recommended.

    Vietnam & Cambodia: It is always advisable to travel light in Southeast Asia. For the hot and humid weather, lightweight easy-care clothing that includes some long-sleeved items for protection from mosquitoes and sun, raingear, and comfortable walking shoes that you won’t mind getting wet or muddy. We also recommend you pack a few smart casual items to wear at the Welcome and Farewell dinners.

    Africa: When travelling through Africa, it is always advisable to travel light as some itineraries baggage size and weight are strictly limited. On Safari: casual, easy-care clothing that includes some long-sleeved items for protection from mosquitoes and sun. Attire during Winter (April - September): it is wise to bring some warm clothes for chilly early morning and late night temperatures. Dressing in layers is also recommended, as temperatures rise quickly during the day.

    Dining in Town: If you plan on dining at a fine restaurant in a city such as Cape Town or Johannesburg, “smart casual” is the norm – no ties for men or evening dresses for women are necessary.

  • Is there internet available on board?

    Europe: High-speed Internet service is available free of charge as part of the in-stateroom "Entertainment-On-Demand." Additionally, AmaWaterways offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.

    Vietnam and Cambodia: Free Internet and Wi-Fi in the lounge with computer stations.

    Africa: Due to environmental preservation there is no internet connection aboard the Zambezi Queen.

  • Are AmaWaterway ships wheelchair accessible?

    Europe: Wheelchair accessibility is very limited on the European ships. There is an elevator between the two main decks, however, it does not reach the Sun deck or Piano deck. The passenger would be able to move around the dining room and lounge in their chair, however, the rooms are not able to accommodate a wheelchair, so while in their stateroom they would need to be able to move around on their own. Their chair would also need to be stored in their stateroom, due to limited storage on board. Getting on and off the ship, could pose a challenge as the planks are narrow and cannot accommodate a wheelchair or scooter's width. The passenger would have to be able to get on and off the ship without their wheelchair and the wheelchair would have to be light enough to be lifted off and on the ramps. It is common to tie up to other river ships in port and when this happens we would sometimes need to travel through another ship to disembark, with many ships requiring it to be done via Sun deck, which is stair access only.

    During the excursions, a good majority of the cities visited have the cobblestone walkways and this may be a challenge to manoeuvre with a wheelchair. The motor coaches Amawaterways use as a main means of transport will require the passengers to be able to do stairs as there are usually 4 or 5 steep steps to get on and off the coach.

    Vietnam, Cambodia & Africa: These itineraries require a person to be able-bodied. There are many unpaved roads and the ships do not have elevators to accommodate the passenger.

  • What's the minimum age to travel with AmaWaterways?

    The AmaWaterways programs in Europe & Southeast Asia, children under the age of 4 years old are not permitted onboard and children 4-7 years old are not recommended due to the limited facilities for them. On their Africa program, due to safety precautions, there is a minimum age limit of 12 years old, unless otherwise agreed upon by AmaWaterways. All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a stateroom with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, as their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children between the ages of 4 – 10 at the time of embarkation may share a stateroom with 2 adults provided the child is able to share the bed with the adults – no additional bed will be provided. Select ships offer a limited number of staterooms with a fold out sofa for a triple occupant, we would be happy to guide you through these options when available. A triple occupancy rate will apply for the child sharing the stateroom, pricing can be provided upon request. Please be aware that balcony staterooms of any kind may be unsafe for small children if left unsupervised. AmaWaterways does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities. Please reach out to your cruise specialist if you have any further questions regarding AmaWaterways child policy.

  • Is there a pool on board?

    Europe: All ships are equipped with a whirlpool or heated swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip. Saunas are available on select ships.

    Africa: The Sun Deck has a small environmentally-friendly pool for your enjoyment.This pool is filled with filtered water from the Chobe River and is drained and refilled each day. No harmful chemicals are ever added to the water in order to protect the wildlife living in and along the river.

    Vietnam & Cambodia: There is a refreshing pool located on the Sun Deck.

    Please note there is no attendant on duty and use of these facilities is solely at your own risk.

  • Are audio sets provided for the shore excursions?

    During shore excursions in Europe, Vietnam & Cambodia, you will be provided with a sophisticated audio headset system that allows you to comfortably listen to your tour guide while taking photos or admiring some of Europe's hidden gems.

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