AmaWaterways offers luxury river cruises in Europe, Africa, plus Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam and Cambodia in South Asia. Its award-winning ships were designed for the utmost of comfort and style to provide a convenient and effortless way to journey along these waterways. They offer 360-degree riverside views to best see quaint villages, bustling cities, medieval castles and vineyards that line the route as you sip on a glass of wine or relax in the sun on deck.
Superb pampering is one of the hallmarks of the award-winning line that provides impeccable personalized service by an English-speaking staff to just 164 (or less) guests. Acclaimed cuisine, spacious ultra-comfortable staterooms and exceptional shore excursions are just part of the line’s high-end experience – the equivalent of a five-star floating hotel.
Boasting one of the most modern of luxury river cruise fleets, it will expand to 20 ships when the 158-guest AmaViola and AmaStella debut in spring 2016. Recent additions include the innovative Twin Balconies in many staterooms, family-friendly accommodations, including adjoining cabins and multiple onboard dining options. Newest ships also feature the Observations Lounge with a bistro, a convenient Main Reception Area with a glass elevator, a heated pool with a swim-up bar, a jogging track, hot tub area, plus a Massage and Hair Salon, a Fitness Center and the aft-facing Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant.
Upscale touches throughout AmaWaterways ships include contemporary artwork gracing the walls of the Main Restaurants and other public areas. Comfortable lounges with panoramic windows provide an ideal venue to relax, enjoy the passing scenery, catch up on reading and meet friends for a drink.
Guests may enjoy a host of complimentary offerings that include unlimited select wines and beer at lunch and dinner, ship-wide Wi-Fi, in-room Internet, on-demand movies and bicycles for guests to enjoy.
Cruising with AmaWaterways lets guests explore the world in a setting of comfortable elegance. Uniquely designed itineraries include Europe’s Danube, Douro, Main, Mosel, Rhone and Saône rivers; the exotic Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, Africa’s Chobe River and Myanmar’s (Burma) Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River.
A Bordeaux Cruise on the Garrone River in southwest France will debut in 2016 that offers a 7-night voyage paired with land programs in Paris and the magnificent Loire Valley that will provide an ideal vacation for wine lovers.
Travelers looking an exotic vacation may explore the many wonders of the Mekong River through two of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating countries. Filled with a unique beauty Vietnam and Cambodia where you will visit such places as Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phnom Phen and Siem Reap. Marvel at such sights as iconic pagodas, rural villages, the famous floating markets and a Buddhist monastery.
AmaWaterways also offers several Theme Cruises, with special related activities and shore excursions where guests can enhance their travel experience further with in-depth experiences. They include Jewish Heritage, where there are visits to synagogues, museums and other sights relating to Jewish culture and history. Highlights include the Vienna Jewish Museum and a visit to the home of Holocaust hero Oscar Schindler, upon who the popular movie was based.
Traditional Christmas Markets take you to a magical European winter wonderland, with endless food, homemade items, mulled wine and gingerbread.
Tulip Time cruises along the waterways of Holland and Belgium in the springtime offer glorious sites when these flowers are in full-bloom. Scenic cruises include Amsterdam’s canals, the town of Edam with its iconic cheeses and such medieval cities as Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Highlights include seeing the iconic windmills and an excursion from Amsterdam to Keukenhof Gardens.
Wine Cruises showcase the world-famous wine regions along many of Europe’s rivers. Onboard lectures, wine-tastings and special excursions hosted by experts are featured on these sailings. They showcase Europe’s world-famous wine regions and include visits to wineries and vineyards. Onboard lectures, wine-tastings and gourmet dinners, paired with fabulous vintages are ideal for wine lovers and foodies. There is also a German “Oktoberfest” in the village Vilshofen held year-round exclusive to AmaWaterways guests.
Travel the rivers of the world with AmaWaterways in welcoming staterooms with elegant comfort. Standard accommodations begin at a roomy 160-square-feet and suites may be as large as 350-square-feet.
Luxurious features include fine Egyptian cotton linens and marble-adorned bathrooms, some with glass-enclosed and “rainforest” showers. Plush terry cloth robes and slippers are offered as well as complimentary bottled water that is replenished daily. Some ships have connecting staterooms that can accommodate more people and are perfect for multi-generational cruises or groups of friends traveling together. There is also generous storage space, daily housekeeping service and evening turndown.
All staterooms feature a state-of-the-art “Infotainment System” that provides Internet access in each stateroom with a music library with an extensive selection. Also featured is a flat-screen TV with complimentary on-demand movies, including the latest releases.
“Twin Balcony” staterooms offer a new concept design with a standard French balcony and also full step-out balcony where having coffee, reading or enjoying the views.
Fine dining at its best is synonymous with AmaWaterways, which is a member of the prestigious La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ — the world’s oldest and largest food and wine society. Guests may savor delicious cuisine that is inventive and beautifully presented under the direction of an award-winning chef.
Exceptional culinary masterpieces are served at a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant. Exquisite dinners are a multi-course affair at the elegant Main Restaurant, serving a vast choice of entrees including selections from the destination visited that day, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer. Another choice on some ships is the intimate Chef’s Table restaurant.
Guests have the choice of eating lunch in the more formal dining room or a more casual meal in the Main Lounge. This is also the setting in the afternoon for complimentary tea, coffee, espresso, sandwiches, cookies and pastries. Sparkling wine is served at breakfasts and lunches can be ordered from the menu or enjoyed from a sumptuous buffet.
Daytime activities including port briefings, onboard lectures by experts and immersive shore excursions. Evenings after dinner, there is live music and dancing in the Lounge. On some nights, there are performances by local musicians and dancers.
AmaWaterways offers a luxury river cruise experience at some of the most fascinating parts of the world. Discerning travelers and first-time river cruisers alike are sure to feel completely at home as they experience the elegant comfort of a AmaWaterways vacation.
For more information on AmaWaterways, visit us at LuxuryTravelTeam.com or call our luxury cruise experts at 1-800-872-6120.