AMA Waterways was founded in 2002 (as Amadeus Waterways) and has been pioneering European River cruising ever since. The company was founded by river cruise industry pioneer Rudi Schreiner, cruise industry executive Kristin Karst and former owner of Brendan Worldwide Vacations, Jimmy Murphy and boasts the fastest growing and newest fleet on the historic Danube, Rhine, Main and Mosel rivers. AMA Waterways now has 19 cruise ships on the European river circuit with the latest ship, the AmaStella launched in January 2016.
The fleet of 19 cruise ships is by far the biggest on the European waterways and the AMA vessels feature the most spacious staterooms of any European river cruise with 82% boasting French Balconies. Each ship is decked out with luxurious, hotel quality furnishing from the bedding to the bathrobes and slippers. The marble-appointed bathrooms feature luxurious spa-quality toiletries and a multi-jet shower system and with a flatscreen TV in every cabin boasting a wide range of satellite TV channels and internet access, there is never a dull moment either on deck or back in your cabin.
The AMA Waterways Difference’ extends to a range of complimentary amenities for passengers to enjoy on a daily basis and all make for a superb onboard experience. From the fitness centre, beauty salon, whirlpools and walking track on the sun deck to the bicycles that are available for passengers to explore the quaint towns and villages, AMA Waterways goes the extra mile to create an awesome onboard experience. Couple this with free Wi-Fi in public lounges, complimentary, free flowing local wines at dinner and a speciality tea and coffee station and you can see why AMA Waterways is Europe’s most popular river cruising line.
In addition to its core fleet of AMA ships on Europe’s legendary rivers, AMA Waterways offers destination cruises to the breath-taking Porto River Valley in Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a Provencal sojourn on the romantic Rhone river in France, and an exhilarating journey through the legendary waterways of Russia. From September 2009, AMA Waterways also expanded its provision into South East Asia, with its new “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” program.
• Ho Chi Minh, Saigon
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Here at iCruise we have a team of cruising specialists who know the rivers and seas of Europe and beyond. Our team also have a good knowledge of all the cruise lines in the AMA Waterways fleet and we can advise you on the best cruise line to suit your needs from the routes and destinations to the onboard facilities.
Find out more about the current cruises on offer with AMA Waterways and book your Europe or Southeast Asia river cruise today.
A NEW EXPERIENCE EVERY NIGHT
As the stars begin to shine and the moon reflects in the water, a world of romance and excitement lies over the river. Toast to your friends and savor the perfectly paired free-flowing regional wines served complimentary with every dinner on board.
Share your discoveries and highlights of the day with your travel companions and your new friends. After dessert, join in on the Panorama Lounge to watch local folklore dancers perform an authentic Bavarian Schuhplattler or to listen to a classical music performance.
Dance the night away with the locals who welcome you to their many open-air festivals and events during the warm summer months. In the evening, your ship is mostly docked close to the heart and to the spirit of each town and city. So come along and venture ashore to feel and taste the exciting local evening culture, traditions and activities the region has to offer to its visitors
ALL-INCLUSIVE ADVENTURES ASHORE
The enhanced shore excursion program gives you an in-depth, authentic view. You will discover the area’s highlights as well as places only the locals know about. Europe's most charming towns and their friendly people are ready to welcome you!
With the personal, detailed knowledge of Europe and its treasures and hidden secrets, Amadeus have designed the itineraries as a cultural adventure filled with discovery. Experience the fascinating history and traditions as you cruise past tranquil landscapes, charming hamlets and magnificent hilltop castles.
Shake hands with the Mayor or have a toast with the Wine Queen during our cruise through the picturesque Mosel Valley. Be the guest for special regional wine-tastings or a unique glassblowing demonstration. Amadeus Waterways has made arrangements throughout your cruise to secure some of the most interesting sightseeing tours for you!
Experienced travelers agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe's castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. And with Amadeus Waterways, your opportunities to discover the very best these destinations have to offer are endless.
Enjoy a spectacular voyage through the heart of Russia along its colorful and historic waterways. Explore bustling and excitement-packed Moscow, then cruise north and visit the enchanting Golden Ring cities of Uglich, Kostroma and Yaroslavl. Continue along the Volga-Baltic Waterways and through Europe’s two largest lakes, Onega and Ladoga to St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, spread over 101 islands and 66 canals.
Discover the numerous historical sights in and around ancient Cairo, including the Pyramids,the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and much more. Fly to Luxor to visit the spectacular Valley of the Kings, ancient Thebes, magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temple.
DINING & CUISINE
Culinary staff on board the MS AMALEGRO and the MS AMADAGIO offer sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, the freshest produce and high quality choice cut meats and seafood. Enter the Restaurant and your Maitre d' welcomes you with a bright smile.
Start your day with a lavish gourmet breakfast. Choose from a rich assortment of breads, croissant and pastries, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals or smoked salmon. Taste the delicious cheeses, cold cuts and local sausages, completed with our daily regional specials.
Return from your shore excursion and the team of chefs will always try to surprise you with a delicious lunch. Start with mouth-watering hot or cold appetizers, taste the homemade soups and choose from a selection of great entrees. Finish off with a delectable dessert while enjoying spectacular river views.
In the evening, have an elegant dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialties. Enjoy delicious cuisine and complimentary free-flowing wines from the local vintners. The kitchen crew knows how to orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience.