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Proudly celebrating 20 years on the rivers, award-winning AmaWaterways is known for their pioneering spirit, commitment to excellence, innovation and impeccable service. AmaWaterways offers unforgettable cruises with 25 ships sailing Europe’s Rhine, Moselle, Danube, Main, Seine, Saône, Rhône, Douro, Dordogne and Garonne rivers and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Vietnam and Cambodia’s Mekong River, Africa’s Chobe River and Egypt’s iconic Nile River. Two new ships will be added in 2024: AmaLilia will join her sister ship, AmaDahlia, on the Nile River, and AmaMagdalena will debut on Colombia’s Magdalena River. AmaWaterways continues to lead the way in river cruising with their introduction of history-making Seven River Journeys in 2023.

As a family-owned and operated company dedicated solely to river cruising, AmaWaterways focuses on delivering the quintessential river cruise experience for their guests. This has led to award-winning ships offering the luxury of space and breathtaking views for an average of just 150 guests. Their innovative stateroom design features unique twin balconies with both a French balcony and outside balcony, enabling guests to enjoy fresh air and breathtaking views however they wish. There are also staterooms with connecting rooms to accommodate more than two guests for families and groups who wish to travel together. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive and prestigious international culinary society, AmaWaterways provides guests with one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experiences, including The Chef’s Table, an intimate specialty restaurant where the kitchen—usually hidden—becomes part of the entertainment. Other amenities include a sun-deck walking track and heated pool with swim-up bar; well-equipped fitness room; spa and hair salon and much more.

As the trendsetter in river cruising, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including being named one of “The Most Innovative Cruise Lines of the 21st Century” for 2021 by Elite Traveler Magazine, Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.

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For their exotic cruises, AmaWaterways offers their distinctive all-balcony ship, AmaDara, on the Mekong River for guests traveling in Vietnam and Cambodia. The Zambezi Queen is a sustainable “floating lodge” for wildlife cruises on the Chobe River in Africa, offering space for just 28 guests. The stunning AmaDahlia accommodates just 72 guests while sailing Egypt’s Nile River and offers a wealth of amenities that include a heated sun-deck swimming pool and bar, the Chef’s Al Fresco Restaurant, hair and nail salon and two massage rooms.

Personalize Your Experience with Specialty Cruises
Eat, drink and be merry on a Celebration of Wine River Cruise through Europe, providing travelers with an even more in-depth epicurean dimension to standard itineraries — at no additional cost. Through any of these more than 60 annual exclusive Wine Cruises, guests will be guided by a dedicated Wine Host who leads tastings and discussions as well as a specially curated wine pairing dinner on board. Special excursions include visits to wineries and vineyards with opportunities such as learning the nuances of wine and chocolate pairings in Tournon, and tasting history with a sparkling wine reception at Austria’s majestic Greinburg Castle.


Get swept up in the magic of the holidays with an AmaWaterways Christmas Markets cruise, perennial holiday season favorites in Europe that take place every November and December on board the most elegantly decorated ships on the Danube, Rhine and Rhône rivers.


Interested in learning more about your family history? Join AmaWaterways and Ancestry® on their 2023 Heritage on the River: Your Personalized Ancestry Experience sailings on the Danube or Rhine rivers, which feature exclusive excursions and opportunities to meet and learn about your own family tree from an AncestryProGenealogist®. There are even opportunities for custom Jewish Heritage excursions for groups of 25 guests or more along select rivers.
You can also join the line’s first-ever Soulful Epicurean Experience, exploring Black history and culture in Provence and Paris, or go on a Latin Touch cruise catered specifically to Spanish speakers, both available in 2023.


Award-Winning Dining
All AmaWaterways’ ships in Europe are members of the prestigious La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international gastronomic society dedicated to fine cuisine. In addition, our Culinary Director, Chef Robert Kellerhals was invited to join the prestigious French association, Tables et Auberges de France, which recognizes culinary excellence. Under his guidance, AmaWaterways’ culinary team crafts menus with the finest and freshest local ingredients. Selections change daily, featuring locally-inspired gourmet cuisine and traditional favorites.


AmaWaterways offers a variety of dining venues—included in the river cruise fare—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant. Guests watch as the chef prepares a multi-course tasting menu with decadent desserts—served with carefully hand-selected wines reflective of the places visited. The flagship of AmaWaterways’ fleet, AmaMagna offers four unique restaurants, including Jimmy’s Restaurant, offering a family atmosphere, and the Al Fresco Restaurant, serving vegetable-forward fare.


On board, guests can enjoy unlimited complimentary wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board, as well as during a daily complimentary Sip & Sail cocktail hour.


A Variety of Included Shore Excursions
AmaWaterways recognizes every traveler is unique, so they have carefully curated a variety of included shore excursions in every port to tempt even the most seasoned travelers. Guests have the freedom and flexibility to choose from up to six tours each day, led by a knowledge local guide and offered in small groups. For guests who wish to get more active, guided hiking and biking adventures take travelers well beyond the typical tourist paths, deep into the rich culture and natural beauty. “Special Interest Tours”, also included at no additional cost, encourage further immersion into local culture, such as truffle hunting in Avignon, baking fresh pretzels in Wertheim and tasting Kölsch beer in Cologne. Guided city tours are also offered at three different activity levels: for gentle walkers, regular walkers and active walkers, to ensure everyone’s individual needs are met. There are even some excursions for late risers who prefer to sleep in.

Complimentary Wellness Program
AmaWaterways has always been passionate about promoting health and wellness. As the first river cruise line to provide complimentary bicycles and safety helmets, AmaWaterways is always looking to further activate guests’ vacations and offers up to nine included bike tours and up to five included hikes on most 7-night Europe itineraries. In addition, they offer dedicated Wellness Hosts on board European ships and on the Mekong River, leading small-group fitness classes such as yoga, cardio and core strengthening up on the Sun Deck when weather permits. Guests can also keep up their exercise routine on board while soaking in the panoramic views with a jog around the sun-deck walking track or by taking a dip in the pool or whirlpool (or both on board AmaMagna). Later, they can unwind with a massage and indulge in a variety of healthy cuisine choices with menus featuring gluten-free, low-sodium and vegetarian choices.

Additional Information For Travel Agents

https://www.amawaterways.com/contact
AmaWaterways
4500 Park Granada
Calabasas, CA 91302
Toll Free: 1-800-626-0126
Fax: 818-871-9737
E-mail: info@amawaterways.com

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