A family-owned company celebrating nearly 21 years on the river, AmaWaterways has grown from one to 25 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong, Africa’s Chobe River, Egypt’s Nile River and, soon, Colombia’s Magdalena River.
Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars.
AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation with ships such as the AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.
With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including TRAVVY’s 2022 Gold Award for “Best River Cruise Line Overall,” 2022 Porthole Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line,” Aspire Awards 2022 “Luxury River Cruise Line of the Year” and 2022 Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best River Cruise Line” as well as “Best River Cruise Itineraries.”