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Explore the world's waterways

Luxury river cruises


With over 21 years in the business and the highest-rated ships in Europe according to Insight Guides – one of a handful of accolades bestowed on the line in recent times – family-owned AmaWaterways offers the chance to explore the world's great river in style. In addition, 20 of their European ships have been recognised with Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.

New Year 2024 offer

Book your 2024 or 2025 AmaWaterways cruise by 31 March to benefit from the following offers:

  • Book selected European river cruise departing in 2024 or 2025 and enjoy free flights from London or Manchester (a small supplement applies for flights from other airports)
  • Book a suite and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to business class flights
  • Enjoy additional savings of up to £750 pp (£1,500 per stateroom) on selected sailings
  • Save up to £750 pp on selected Mekong river cruises
  • Book by 31 March 2024 

More about AmaWaterways New Year offer

The luxury of space

AmaWaterways' intimate and contemporary fleet feature high design and the luxury of personal space, all the while accommodating an average of just 156 guests – fewer than on many traditional river ships. Spacious and uncrowded, you can expect elegantly-appointed staterooms and suites with the likes of their signature view-enhancing twin balconies, alongside a host of standout amenities, from sun-deck pools to complimentary WiFi and a host of award-winning dining experiences, more of which below.

Innovative new ships

In 2019, their innovative new ship. AmaMagna, was recognised by TIME Magazine as one of the 'World’s Greatest Places', offering enhanced personal space with more than 50% luxury suite accommodations as well as four unique dining venues, a chic onboard cinema and an expansive Zen Wellness Studio. In 2024, they also welcome the stunning AmaLilia, designed especially for exploring Egypt’s Nile River, and the AmaMagdalena and AmaMelodia which will offer genuinely unique cruises on Colombia's Magdalena river. 


Exceptional, locally inspired dining

With membership of the prestigious French culinary society La Chaine des Rotisseurs, food and drink play a huge role in the AmaWaterways experience, and guests can expert expertly crafted menus from talented chefs which feature exquisite, locally inspired cuisine. Aside from the delicious breakfasts and gourmet lunches and dinners, there's the chance to experience the Chef's Table, included in the cost of all European cruises and enjoyed at least once during your voyage, as standard. Here, you'll have the unique chance to watch on as your multi-course meal is created in front of you, accompanied by fine wines selected just for the occasion. Indeed, unlimited fine wines, beer and soft drinks are included as a matter of course.

Fine dining aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise
Dining with AmaWaterways


AmaWaterways has curated a diverse menu of shore excursions, with a variety of choices each day, designed to bring each destination to life. Walking tours are tailored to a variety of fitness levels, while the likes of guided hikes and bike rides are operated in small groups of just 15-20 to ensure the best possible experience and that no-one gets left behind. You'll also have the chance to enjoy a programme of immersive culinary-themed Special Interest Tours including the likes of cooking demonstrations and tastings. And, with ships often docking just steps from the heart of the city, there's also the opportunity to explore by bike or on foot, at your own pace.

Included in your AmaWaterways cruise

    • Luxury accommodation 
    • All fine dining in multiple venues, including the Chef's table
    • Fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Enriching city tours and excursions led by knowledgeable local guides.
    • Onboard daily Wellness Activities with a professional Wellness Host
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
    • Personalised service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programmes
    • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi

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