The Romance of European River Cruising with Ama Waterways
Travel into the heart of Europe’s most celebrated regions on an unforgettable river cruise with Ama Waterways.
It’s an extraordinary feeling to step off your river cruise ship just moments from fairytale-like surroundings, framed by a castle standing proudly over sparkling waters. As your small ship travels along the world’s most scenic rivers, the gentle ride is made even smoother with AmaWaterways’ high level of service and amenities that are always included in your experience.
River cruising is becoming more popular because you can have your travel consultant arrange your journey from beginning to end, from personalized land excursions with a local guide to dedicated service aboard your intimate ship. The best part? You only have to unpack once!
One of the most essential privileges of sailing with AmaWaterways is that each vessel carries no more than 164 discerning passengers. The intimate atmosphere fosters a sense that you’ve been welcomed to something truly special; your spacious, Twin Balcony Stateroom offers panoramic views of European villages floating past.
There are always ample opportunities to engage with your fellow travellers as you relax, dine and enjoy enriching activities at your leisure. Through it all, a dedicated crew is at your service, intuitively aware of your every need.
Within your spacious stateroom, floor-to-ceiling doors slide open to reveal your French Balcony, perfect for basking in the cool air of evening. Your private outside balcony creates a quiet sanctuary to enjoy at your leisure. And to stay connected with your loved ones, state-of-the-art Entertainment on Demand provides you with complimentary high-speed Internet access, satellite television, movies and more.
Under the care of an Executive Chef, exceptional dining is more than a privilege, it’s a way of life. Aboard all European ships, your complimentary evening at the Chef’s Table restaurant is the ultimate highlight: a multi-course experience at an exclusive, 28-seat venue.
Begin your morning with a leisurely breakfast paired with sparkling wine, followed by a casual lunch sourced from the freshest local ingredients. Your day culminates in Chaîne des Rôtisseurs-recognized evening cuisine, accompanied by unlimited pours and unparalleled service, which is enjoyed with every meal.
The Choice is Yours
Should your idea of pampering be curling up with a book in the library, relaxing on the Sun Deck or indulging in a massage, you’ll find a multitude of ways to make the most of your time on board. The pool’s swim-up bar serves your favourite cocktails and lively entertainment serenades you by evening.
Within each port, the charms of Europe’s classic cities, enchanting villages and celebrated wine regions are just beyond your ship, thanks to AmaWaterways’ inclusive philosophy on land and dedication to active excursions. Only with AmaWaterways can you choose up to four included tours in every port, whether your interests lie in cooking, biking, art, history or all of the above! During your excursions you’ll create lasting memories with knowledgeable local guides, from learning the legends of Napoleon in his former home to cycling through the Old Town of Linz and sipping exclusive vintages in a St. Émilion wine cave.
Along the Danube
Spend seven nights traversing from historic Budapest along the legendary Danube to the German river town of Vilshofen on the southern edge of the Bavarian Forest. Included excursions in Linz may find you strolling among the red-roofed medieval buildings of the Czech Republic’s Český Krumlov or taking a gentle bike ride along the Danube River through the scenic Wachau Valley. If you are looking for a more active adventure, we recommend a complimentary guided hike up to the impressive Veste Oberhaus fortress that overlooks Passau.
Paris to Normandy
The 10-day cruise tour “Paris & Normandy” begins and ends in Paris and ventures farther down the Seine. In addition to perusing museums and masterpieces in the world’s most romantic city, excursions include the essential experiences of stepping foot on Normandy’s D-Day beaches and visiting the Giverny gardens which inspired Claude Monet. In the medieval city of Rouen, you may choose to explore on your own, courtesy of AmaWaterways’ complimentary bicycles.
A collection of wine-focused cruises provides a taste of Europe’s most coveted vineyards surrounding the fertile valleys of the Rhône, Bordeaux’s Dordogne and Garonne rivers, the enchanting Rhine and Portugal’s Douro River region, among others. Whether you prefer classic Bordeaux vintages, sourced from Pauillac’s gravelly terrain, or Austria’s famed white Grüner Veltliner grapes, your voyage includes: tastings on land as well as shipboard celebrations, with pairings and wine discussions led by an esteemed expert.
Your River Cruise Vacation Awaits!
Whether you’re sailing as a couple, a family or with lifelong friends, we can help you extend your vacation, allowing you to linger with a longer stay in Europe’s alluring ports before or after your cruise. From beginning to end, and even in-between, we’ll make sure your river cruise vacation is filled with moments that turn into lifelong memories.
March 21, 2017