AmaWaterways, where every journey flows with elegance.


A world to discover. Moments in time along the river.

Unpack once and journey through multiple countries on an AmaWaterways River Cruise where you will become part of the family. Ocean cruises take you to countries, while rivers take you through them and allow you to easily experience the rich culture and history that is found along the banks of the world’s most iconic rivers.

One-of-a-kind ships with amazing views, highest-quality, locally sourced food and wine; and elegantly appointed staterooms will make this a journey to remember.

AMAWaterways - on the River

Destinations are Endless

AmaWaterways will take you around the world to visit amazing places and ensure that your trip down the river will be full of wonderful memories. Specially themed European river cruises will delight whether you are into music, romance, gardens, castles and medieval treasures, Christmas markets and food and wine tastings, they have it all. Sail down the Douro River in Portugal and sample all the many flavours along the way, cruise down the Mekong River and explore the beauty of Vietnam & Cambodia, explore Egypt’s history and sail on the Nile River, go on Safari in Africa with their safari and wildlife cruises, and be one of the first to sail down Colombia’s Magdalena River in 2024. The rivers of the world await your presence.

All Excursions Included – Choose from up to Six per Day

AmaWaterways has curated a diverse menu of shore excursions included as part of your cruise fare. Their roster of options caters to a wide range of interest and activity levels, including tours for gentle and active walkers as well as late risers. Enjoy city tours, guided hikes, exhilarating bike rides, and tastings of local specialties—all on one itinerary!
Danube at Durnstein

The Onboard Experience

Spacious and uncrowded, this award-winning fleet offers elegantly appointed staterooms and suites and welcomes fewer guests than many traditional river cruise ships. The innovative AmaMagna offers enhanced personal space with more than 50% luxury suite accommodations as well as four unique dining venues, a chic onboard cinema and an expansive Zen Wellness Studio.
AmaPrima - Suite
Enhance your best self – Join the dedicated Wellness Hosts for complimentary small-group fitness classes onboard or for a gentler approach to wellness, take a dip in the sun-deck pool or indulge in a spa treatment.
Onboard Activities
Stay in touch with high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, available onboard throughout the fleet. In addition, the easy-to-use myAmaCruise app allows you view and share an interactive map that follows your river cruise itinerary, share photos with friends and family, learn about each port of call, find available excursions and even access your electronic travel documents.
A Crew with Heart – You will be warmly welcomed on board by AmaWaterways’ professionally trained crew, who always go above and beyond so you have a memorable experience. From greeting you by name to remembering your unique dietary preferences, this crew is more than just highly trained—they “sparkle.”

Award-Winning Dining Experiences

With membership in the internationally recognized La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and Tables et Auberges de France, AmaWaterways takes pride in preparing exquisite, regionally inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. You can also enjoy complimentary hand-selected wines and local beers during every lunch and dinner on board. Healthy cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients is always available, as are vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sodium choices.

AmaWaterways - Main Restaurant Dining

Traveling solo? Read about one woman’s adventures on AmaWaterways.

Of the 14 AmaWaterways river cruises Kathy D. has completed, four of them have been as a solo traveler. Read her “tell-all” interview to determine if solo traveling is right for you – and which river cruise should be your next.

What inspired you to become a solo traveler with AmaWaterways?

My sister Mary is the reason I started river cruising. After about eight sailings together, I became very comfortable with Ama’s crew and Cruise Managers. The next time I wanted to sail, Mary and my other friends couldn’t go, but I knew I would feel like I was at home and that I’d have a whole new set of friends once I got on board.

Which itinerary did you choose for your first solo travel experience and why?

I had already sailed on the Danube and Rhine rivers a couple of times. I’d never been to Portugal, but I’d heard from fellow travelers how fabulous it was. They told me it was a completely different experience, but no one could put into words why. That was intriguing enough for me to book!

What was it like to step aboard the ship as a solo traveler for the first time?

When I boarded the AmaVida, I recognized Aurora at the Reception Desk and she hugged me, and I saw about six other members of the team whom I’d sailed with before and then I was fine. If you return to the rivers with AmaWaterways for multiple sailings, you see crew members whose company you have genuinely enjoyed so much and they make you feel welcome.

What made you want to come back and sail solo again?

I had so much fun meeting new people and it got me out of my comfort zone. The world opened up to me. Also, AmaWaterways has such high-quality tour guides. You really get to know them personally and what it’s like to live where they live. AmaWaterways’ crew and guides are why I keep coming back!

As a 14-time river cruiser, do you enjoy returning to destinations or repeating excursions you have participated in before?

Most definitely! I’ve sailed the Rhine River three times now and been to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Cabinet every time. It was a totally different experience the third time when I experienced the museum through my new friends’ eyes. Also, AmaWaterways has a variety of excursion choices every day, so on my first cruise on the Rhine River when we docked in Ludwigshafen, Germany, I took the walking tour through Heidelberg; the next time I did the Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike; and this last time I visited Speyer, which I have always wanted to do. The breadth and depth of what AmaWaterways offers and the number of activities you get to choose from is incredible. I’ve learned not to try to do everything – because I have the opportunity and luxury of hoping to return with AmaWaterways one day.

What do you love the most about AmaWaterways?

The quality of the Ama team. They are so authentic. I had the fortune of meeting the Co-Founders, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, aboard my last river cruise, and now I know why. Another reason I travel with Ama is their world-class Wellness Program. You can bike, you can hike, you can do yoga or circuit training from the luxury of your ship and out in the fresh air – and it’s all included in the price. Plus, it’s a great way to meet other passengers.

After 14 river cruises, which is your favorite itinerary?

Gems of Southeast Europe. I sailed it in 2019 and had the best experiences ever. The pre-river cruise land package in Romania is essential – you get to go to Transylvania! I also traveled during Easter, so we got to experience two Easters with different customs and experiences.

Why choose AmaWaterways?

With over two decades of experience on the world’s rivers, this family-owned and operated company has remained focused on what they do best: providing guests with innovative and unforgettable travel experiences. When you step aboard AmaWaterways, each day brings a genuine smile that warms the heart, every river a new culture that inspires, and each course a moment to savor and share.
Danube at Melk Library

Why book AmaWaterways with our team

Your Gravitate Travel personal travel managers can not only help you with your booking but can provide you with our own personal perspective from our experiences with AmaWaterways. All our team members on this page have completed the AmaWaterways Training and some have already experienced the joys of being a passenger.

Martha Henderson, OLY

Martha completed her AmaWaterway Training in 2023
  • Martha sailed with AmaWaterways in Spring 2023 for their Colors of Provence Cruise
Rafa Sanchez

Rafa Sanchez

Rafa completed her AmaWaterway Training in 2023
  • Rafa has not experienced AmaWaterways yet but is planning to take a cruise very soon.

Scott Waldron

Scott completed his AmaWaterways Training in 2022 (Course 1 and Course 2)
  • Scott has sailed numerous times with AmaWaterways, most recently this past December to visit the Christmas Markets in Europe.

A picture is worth a thousand words, here is why we think you should choose a AmaWaterways. Have a look at the amazing imagery and videos below

AMAWaterways - Cooking
AMAWaterways - Night on the River
Danube Vilshofen Parade
Danube Spitz
AmaVida Onboard Wine Tasting
AmaMagna Wellness Zumba
AMAWaterways - Night on the River
AmaVida Spa
Danube Bratislava Shopping
AMAWaterways - Night on the River
Danube Passau Art
AmaPrima Chefs Table
AmaLea Pastry Chef and Guest make Strudel
Ama Map - Danube
AMAWaterways - Chefs Table
Service on Sun Deck
Danube Bratislava
Danube Biking
AmaPrima Pool
AmaDara Meditation
AMAWaterways - Night on the River
AMAWaterways - Medaillons D'Agneau
AMAWaterways - Night on the River
Danube Budapest Fisherman
Danube Durnstein
Danube Linz Sightseeing
AmaPrima Captains Welome
AmaCerto SunDeck
AmaWaterways Danube River Cruise & Oktoberfest Tour

Explore the world one river at a time.

Pick a river and we will find you the right cruise on AmaWaterways. We’re here to help you plan your next adventure or tour group with AmaWaterways along the rivers of the world. Click on this link to access our easy booking tool online to schedule a time with one of our dedicated AmaWaterway travel professionals.