Cruise with AmaWaterways

Ship travelling along European river

AmaWaterways: Your guide to river cruising

  • Ship in European river
  • Ship in European river
  • Ship in European river

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Frequently asked questions

AmaWaterways sails the Danube, the Douro, the Rhine and other European rivers — transporting cruisers to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and more historic cities across the continent. It also offers Mekong River cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia, Nile River cruises in Egypt, Magdalena River cruises in Colombia, and safari and wildlife river cruises in Africa.


Meals, drinks, Wi-Fi gratuities and shore excursions are included in all cruise fares.  

Offered daily is Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits. Premium alcoholic beverages (as well as drinks outside of mealtimes) are also available to purchase at an additional cost.


In addition to onboard fitness rooms, sun-deck walking tracks and heated swimming pools, AmaWaterways offers a diverse selection of shore excursions that cater to more active travellers — including hiking and biking guided tours – gentle, regular and active choices. There is also a Wellness Program and classes led by a professionally trained Wellness Host. 

Sailing through France, Germany or the Netherlands? All of AmaWaterways’ European ships (excluding those in Portugal) carry a fleet of complimentary bicycles and helmets that you can use to explore each port destination.


You can book AmaWaterways river cruises by enquiring right here on our website, in store or by speaking to one of our cruise experts on the phone.


The evening entertainment on board AmaWaterways’ ships features musicians, dancers and storytellers who live and work in the cities that the cruise line sails to, giving passengers the opportunity to witness amazing cultural traditions and talents.


Carrying an average of just 156 passengers, you’ll get to enjoy award-winning service in an intimate setting. The cruise line also gives passengers increased opportunities to immerse themselves in new destinations and cultures with all shore excursions included, onboard nightly entertainment and high quality regional cuisine and wines.

Further, AmaWaterways sets itself apart with its diverse itineraries. There’s something for everyone, including wine cruises that take you to iconic vineyards, Christmas cruises that sail to Europe’s famous holiday markets and specialty cruises that celebrate Black heritage and history.


There are spacious suites and various categories of staterooms available on all of AmaWaterways’ boutique ships. Most accommodations have a balcony, so that you never miss the views outside. Some staterooms may even have twin balconies, depending on which vessel you’re sailing on.


AmaWaterways can accommodate most dietary requests and food allergies, except kosher. Please advise the cruise line or your Flight Centre travel expert of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to embarkation.


There are a lot of onboard amenities that make AmaWaterways unique, but it’s most known for its view-enhancing twin-balcony staterooms. AmaWaterways was also the first river cruise line to offer complimentary bikes on board.


AmaWaterways’ cancellation penalties vary based your cancellation date, your cruise destination and other factors. Please refer to the cruise line’s FAQ page or contact your Flight Centre cruise expert for more information.


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