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AmaWaterways Boasts Highest-Rated River Cruise Ships

AmaWaterways offers an impressive 16 ships for the river cruiser — as well as a way to take in the sights from a different view. Why not travel on the highest-rated river cruise line in Europe? Additionally, AmaWaterways offers river cruises in Asia and Africa.

AmaWaterways makes river cruising easy, fun, and luxurious. Staterooms are spacious and each offers not one, but two private balconies. That means you can look forward to beautiful panoramic views!

Normally, food and drink is included in your fare. However, AmaWaterways provides lots of exciting extras. Want to dine in a specialty restaurant? That’s included. Enjoy fine wine and beer with your meal, no charge. How about a shore excursion in every port? You got it. If you feel like exploring your destination, you can even take a free bicycle.

ShipRatingLaunchedPaxCrewPoolsBarsCasinoKids ProgramsCDC ScoreMinimum Price

AmaBella

2010

160

51

1

1

-

$2,349

AmaCello

2008

146

45

0

1

-

$2,899

AmaCerto

2012

164

51

1

2

-

$2,349

AmaDahlia

2021

68

62

1

1

-

$4,849

AmaDante

2008

144

45

0

1

-

$2,899

AmaDara

2015

124

52

1

2

-

$1,399

AmaDolce

2009

144

45

0

1

-

$2,899

AmaDouro

2019

102

38

1

1

-

$3,049

AmaKristina

2017

158

51

1

2

-

$2,799

AmaLea

2018

158

51

1

2

-

$2,149

AmaLilia

2024

82

65

1

1

-

$4,949

AmaLucia

2021

156

51

1

2

-

$1,499

AmaLyra

2009

144

45

0

1

-

$2,249

AmaMagdalena

2024

60

30

1

1

-

$3,349

AmaMagna

2019

196

70

1

2

-

$1,499

AmaMelodia

2024

64

30

1

1

-

$3,349

AmaMora

2019

158

51

1

1

-

$2,449

AmaPrima

2013

164

51

1

2

-

$2,349

AmaReina

2014

162

51

1

2

-

$2,349

AmaSerena

2015

164

51

1

2

-

$2,149

AmaSiena

2020

158

51

1

4

-

$2,149

AmaSonata

2014

164

49

1

2

-

$2,249

AmaStella

2016

156

51

1

2

-

$2,249

AmaVenita

2015

164

51

1

2

-

$2,349

AmaVerde

2011

161

51

1

2

-

$2,249

AmaVida

2013

106

30

1

2

-

$3,049

AmaViola

2016

158

51

1

2

-

$2,249

Zambezi Queen

2009

28

22

1

1

-

$10,995

Launched: 2010

Pax: 160

Crew: 51

Launched: 2008

Pax: 146

Crew: 45

Launched: 2012

Pax: 164

Crew: 51

Launched: 2021

Pax: 68

Crew: 62

Launched: 2008

Pax: 144

Crew: 45

Launched: 2015

Pax: 124

Crew: 52

Launched: 2009

Pax: 144

Crew: 45

Launched: 2019

Pax: 102

Crew: 38

Launched: 2017

Pax: 158

Crew: 51

Launched: 2018

Pax: 158

Crew: 51

Launched: 2024

Pax: 82

Crew: 65

Launched: 2021

Pax: 156

Crew: 51

Launched: 2009

Pax: 144

Crew: 45

Launched: 2024

Pax: 60

Crew: 30

Launched: 2019

Pax: 196

Crew: 70

Launched: 2024

Pax: 64

Crew: 30

Launched: 2019

Pax: 158

Crew: 51

Launched: 2013

Pax: 164

Crew: 51

Launched: 2014

Pax: 162

Crew: 51

Launched: 2015

Pax: 164

Crew: 51

Launched: 2020

Pax: 158

Crew: 51

Launched: 2014

Pax: 164

Crew: 49

Launched: 2016

Pax: 156

Crew: 51

Launched: 2015

Pax: 164

Crew: 51

Launched: 2011

Pax: 161

Crew: 51

Launched: 2013

Pax: 106

Crew: 30

Launched: 2016

Pax: 158

Crew: 51

Launched: 2009

Pax: 28

Crew: 22

AmaWaterways River Cruises

Ama River Crusies
With AmaWaterways, you have the option of exploring Europe's amazing sights like the locals do. AmaWaterways was the first river cruise line to carry an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of their exclusive guided bike tours, or want to go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise.

The beauty of Europe doesn't just lie in its architecture and landmarks & there are also breathtaking things to be seen when you venture out into nature. That's why AmaWaterways designed special guided hikes that will take you a bit off the beaten path in some very beautiful destinations like the Wachau Valley. These unique, active tour options are included in the cruise fare so that you have more choices when it comes to how you prefer to explore.

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The AmaWaterways Difference

The Ama Differcence
A proactive, personalized approach to exceeding expectations is a hallmark of the AmaWaterways experience. Since they have a higher staff-to-guest ratio (1 staff member for every 3 guests) on their ships, their team can fully dedicate themselves to providing each of their guests with the highest level of service.

From the time you book your cruise to the time you board your flight home, you will be treated to an exceptional hospitality experience. Each member of their crew whether it's a stateroom steward or a Cruise Manager is an expertly-trained professional with a passion for what they do and a commitment to excellence. AmaWaterways considers their guests part of the family, and they work hard to make sure you feel that way the entire time you're onboard. What's more, you'll have the same highly-trained Cruise Manager during both your cruise and land program.

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More Active Ways to Discover

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With AmaWaterways, you have the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do. AmaWaterways was the first river cruise line to carry an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of their exclusive guided bike tours, or want to go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise.

The beauty of Europe doesn’t just lie in its architecture and landmarks – there are also breathtaking things to be seen when you venture out into nature. That’s why AmaWaterways designed special guided hikes that will take you a bit off the beaten path in some very beautiful destinations like the Wachau Valley. These unique, active tour options are included in the cruise fare so that you have more choices when it comes to how you prefer to explore.

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Multiple Fine Dining Venues

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AmaWaterways was invited to be a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious international culinary society – and with good reason. Their expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional Western offerings. AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line that has The Chef’s Table, an intimate specialty restaurant where you can watch the chef prepare a lavish dinner right in front of you. Each meal is specially paired with premium local reds and whites from Europe’s renowned wine regions, with new selections each night. There’s also sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, menu service during lunch, as well as delicious tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals. All onboard dining, as well as unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner, is included so you can indulge whenever and however you’d like.
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Luxurious Onboard Amenities

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With fewer guests on board, AmaWaterways have space for luxurious amenities. Relax with a massage after a day of exploring, stay in shape with the fitness room and watch castles go by while enjoying a cocktail and taking a dip in the sun deck pool with a swim-up bar.

While on your cruise, you’ll want to share all the pictures you take of everything you see and do. And, you also want to stay in touch with your friends and family back home. That’s why we provide free internet access and Wi-Fi when you’re aboard. Your stateroom also has a computer that you can use in case you didn’t bring your mobile device, or just want to sit down at a desk to surf the web.

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