AMA Waterways


AmaWaterways River Cruise Line brings you into the heart of the world's most enchanting cities, by way of the world's most stunning rivers. Enjoy AmaWaterways' intimate, personal river ships—featuring unbeatable river views, exquisite dining, complimentary beer and wine, cultural enrichment and luxury service on your way to guided sightseeing and immersive destination discoveries. AmaWaterways' growing fleet of luxury ships offers more of everything you want in a cruise vacation including more space, more relaxation, more time in port and more included amenities. After all, the journey matters just as much as the destination!


USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice: Best River Cruise Line

Travvy Awards: Gold Winner for Best River Cruise Line – Overall

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (Gold): Overall River Cruising

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (Gold): Luxury Ship Restaurant Design – The Chef’s Table

AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award: Best River Cruise Line

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks: Best River Cruise Line Overall

TravelAge West WAVE Award: Best Onboard Dining

RCA Readers Choice Awards: Best Overall River Cruise Line

Onboard Activities

Available for passenger use, AmaWaterways ship are equipped with a fleet of bicycles to explore the destinations (complimentary).
Go for a jog on the treadmill, lift weights or get your heart racing on the stationary bike in the onboard fitness center! If the weather’s too nice to be inside, stroll around the walking track while taking in the view.
Cool off while enjoying the ever-changing scenery, or a refreshing cocktail from the swim-up bar (select river ships).
After a long day of exploring treat yourself to a luxurious massage onboard your AmaWaterways ship (additional fee).

Take a trip to the Main Lounge where you’ll find a hydration station featuring your “Detox Water of the Day,” infused with citrus and gemstones to rid your body of toxins.

Take some “you” time and curl up with a good book at the fireside library. Can’t find that bestseller you’ve been dying to read? With unlimited WiFi, the possibilities are endless!

Thinking about traveling with a family or small group? Select AmaWaterways river ships offer connecting cabins and triple occupancy staterooms (with fold out sofas), featuring the same luxurious amenities and astounding twin-balconies found in other accommodations.

Whether you’re being lulled into relaxation by the sounds of a baby grand piano in the Main Lounge, or clapping along to an interactive performance involving local folk music, the entertainment onboard AmaWaterways is second to none. With a varying entertainment schedule, you could catch a string quartet or a series of skits based on local legends.
AmaWaterways’ dining options are some of the finest on Europe’s rivers. Fresh gourmet cuisine, prepared with local ingredients and inspired by the villages you cruise by, will delight the foodie inside all of us. Complimentary wine and beer is expertly paired with the meals on board to ensure a tantalizing combination.







Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arles, France

Basel, Switzerland

Bordeaux, France

Budapest, Hungary

Giurgiu, Romania

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Lyon, France

Nuremberg, Germany

Paris, France

Porto, Portugal

Vienna, Austria

Vilshofen, Germany


Is internet available onboard?
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: Free Wi Fi is available but may be limited and sporadic during certain times of the day due to the ships isolated location.
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 travelers. Reservations for our specialty tasting menu at The Chef's Table Restaurant can be made once you are on board the ship.
What time is embarkation?
Europe: Official embarkation time is 3 p.m. for all ships. This allows the staff to prepare your stateroom and have the ship ready for the next departure. If you arrive earlier, you may check your luggage on board, and then explore the embarkation port city. Please refer to your travel documents for specific instructions on where to embark and your official embarkation time. Vietnam & Cambodia: On Cruise Embarkation Day, passengers will proceed to the AmaDara via a transfer from one of the hotels listed below: For embarkations scheduled for Tonle Sap Lake: Register at the AmaDara Check-In Desk located in the lobby of the Sofitel Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, at 11:00 a.m. Passengers will then be transferred to the ship. Low Water Season: Your registration at Lobby of Sofitel Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, will take place at 7:30 a.m. A motorcoach transfer to your ship will depart Sofitel Angkor Hotel at 8:15 a.m. this transfer will take approximately 5 hours with a stop en route at Kampong Thom and you will embark the ship at Prek Kdam, rather than the Tonle Sap Lake. For embarkations scheduled for Ho Chi Minh City: Register at the AmaDara Check-In Desk located in the lobby of the Sofitel Plaza Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, at 11:00 a.m. Passengers will then be transferred to the ship at My Tho Port to arrive by 2:00 p.m.
Is smoking allowed on board?
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside any of the 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.
What is the minimum age to travel with AmaWaterways?
On our 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. On our 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 us if you have any further questions regarding our child policy.
Are the ships wheelchair accessible?
Europe: Wheelchair accessibility is very limited on our European ships. We do have an elevator between the two main decks, however it does not reach the Sun deck or Piano deck. They 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 be a challenge, as the planks are narrow and cannot accommodate a wheelchair or scooter's width. They 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. When this happens we would sometimes need to travel through another ship to disembark, with many ships requiring we do so from the Sun deck, where there is only stair access. During the excursions, a good majority of the cities visited have the cobble stone walkways, this may be a challenge to maneuver with a wheelchair. The motor coaches we use as a main means of transport do not have any sort of lift and there are 4 or 5 steep steps to get on and off. Vietnam, Cambodia & Africa: These itineraries require a person to be able bodied. There are many unpaved roads and the ships do not have elevators.



Atul Sehgal

My family had a wonderful experience at the Norwegian cruise.
They were all praises for the arrangements done by your agency from beginning to the end of tour.

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