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Cruises with AmaWaterways

Sailing to some of the world’s best known rivers across Europe, Africa and Asia, AmaWaterways is a luxury river cruise line with a ‘floating hotel’ ethos, meaning exceptional attention to detail on every voyage. Gourmet dining, high-end amenities, impeccable service and expertly guided shore excursions come as standard on AmaWaterways river cruises.

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AmaWaterways: Life on-board

  • Total cruises 942
  • Fleet: 19 Ships
  • Destinations: 3
When you choose a river cruise with AmaWaterways you’ll feel like you’re staying in a floating boutique hotel complete with exceptional dining, elegant entertainment and plenty of places to relax and watch the world go by.

Shore Excursions

A highlight of any river cruise is the time you can spend onshore exploring fascinating destinations, and with AmaWaterways you'll be able to make the most of each stop. From City Tours where you'll be able to enjoy the highlights of a port of call, to Special Interest Tours where you'll immerse yourself deeper into the destination, there's something for everyone, and with gentle, regular and active options, excursions can be enjoyed at your own pace.

If you're looking for a slightly more strenuous way to explore your time on land, AmaWaterways carries bikes onboard which guests can use, or a guided hike will take you to incredible beauty spots.


When it comes to dining during an AmaWaterways cruise, as a member of the exclusive La Chaine Des Rotisseurs, expect world-class cuisine from morning until evening. Head to the Main Restaurant where you'll find a combination of classic and contemporary dishes, or enjoy the Chef's Table experience for a more unique and intimate multi-course meal prepared right before you.

Meanwhile, for those looking for a light lunch or tapas between meals, the Main Lounge is the place to go. What's more, with complimentary drinks throughout the day, you can enjoy freshly squeezed juice and hot drinks at breakfast, and wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner.


Each AmaWaterways cruise starts with a welcome party and ends with a farewell party, with nightly evening entertainment in between. The entertainment is low-key to suit the intimate vibe onboard, and typically incorporates the local customs and cultures of your destinations – for example, performances by European dancers or local orchestral groups. Piano classics and Musical sing-a-longs are also popular.


A holiday is all about relaxation, which is why AmaWaterways provides guests with plenty of opportunities to unwind during their river cruise. From taking a dip in the sun-deck pool and enjoying a drink from the swim-up bar to taking a fitness class led by professional Wellness Hosts, there's something for everyone onboard. Alternatively, why not simply sit back and relax on the Sun Deck with a cocktail in hand as the stunning landscapes glide by?

AmaWaterways Ships

Designed to effortlessly explore iconic rivers around the world, no matter where you choose to sail, AmaWaterways' ships boast the same spacious yet intimate feel, sophisticated décor and luxurious accommodation.

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AmaWaterways Destinations

Whether you want to stay in Europe or adventure further afield with river cruises in Southeast Asia or Africa, AmaWaterways offer unforgettable cruises that will immerse you in the history and culture of each destination.

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AmaWaterways Covid-19 safety measures

  • Before Cruising

    In addition to an online health questionnaire to be completed prior to the cruise, at embarkation guests must have their temperature checked, while luggage handles will be disinfected before being taken to staterooms.

  • Onboard

    Once onboard, guests must wear masks in public spaces and increased hand sanitiser stations will make frequent handwashing simple. Reduced ship capacity will enable social distancing to be maintained, while there will also no longer be self-service buffets in the restaurants.

  • Ashore

    Enhanced measures also apply to shore excursions, including smaller groups for trips, thorough cleaning of coaches, frequent hand sanitising and technology to allow you to hear your tour guide while staying a safe distance.

  • Cleaning

    When it comes to cleaning, there will be more frequent cleaning in public areas, especially on staircases, armrests and rails, using hospital grade disinfectants. There will also be twice daily cleaning of staterooms, and a deep clean of the ship after each cruise. To ensure that the air onboard is fresh and clean, state-of-the-art air conditioning is used to avoid recirculating air throughout the ship.

  • Crew

    Crew health and safety is also a priority for AmaWaterways, which is why all staff must have a medical certificate, negative COVID-19 test and be monitored throughout cruises, including twice daily temperature checks. They will also be required to adhere to social distancing, wear face masks when working and take part in additional training. To ensure that all protocols are followed, there will be a Public Health Officer on each ship.

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