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4 weeks ago

A Taste of Europe with AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways understands that no two travelers are alike.

By Elite Traveler

Imagine planning an international holiday by making just one phone call, with flights, transfers, excursions and experienced local guides, as well as an exceptional restaurant and luxurious floating hotel that will cruise along with you wherever you go. On a river cruise with award-winning AmaWaterways, it’s just that easy – you will unpack once, settle into your spacious stateroom or suite, and journey through the heart of Europe, Asia, Africa or South America while being treated like royalty.

AmaWaterways understands that no two travelers are alike and makes personalizing your river cruise experience a top priority. With up to eight daily excursions on European itineraries, you can often choose from a walking tour, a castle hike, an exhilarating scenic bike ride or even a tasting of wine or specialties in the same port – with all tours led by a knowledgeable local guide.

The array of excursions ensures that tour groups are relatively small. This is also in line with the intimacy of AmaWaterways’ ships, which welcome an average of just 156 guests throughout Europe. 

[See also: The Best Cruises in the World by Region]

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From the Main Restaurant to The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, all food on board is included / ©AmaWaterways

The cultural immersion continues at breakfast, lunch and dinner, during which expert chefs prepare exquisite, regionally inspired cuisine. Fueled by AmaWaterways’ memberships in the prestigious La ChaÎne des Rôtisseurs and Tables et Auberges de France, the culinary teams source fresh produce, herbs and more from local ports – in some cases from family farms that have been operating for generations.

From the Main Restaurant to The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, all food on board is included and can be customized as our chefs graciously accommodate guests with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 

Each evening before dinner, there is also a complimentary Sip & Sail cocktail hour during which guests may order wine, beer, soft drinks and spirits – and free-flowing wine is also included with every lunch and dinner. For guests who prefer to take their passion for wine a bit further, AmaWaterways offers more than 70 annual Celebration of Wine River Cruises through Europe, with special hosts, wine-themed excursions and tastings. And for guests who don’t drink alcohol, there are mocktails as well as non-alcoholic beer and wine in Europe.

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Your river cruise can be as active or as relaxing as you wish / ©AmaWaterways

With AmaWaterways, your river cruise can be as active or as relaxing as you wish. In Europe and on the Mekong River, professionally trained Wellness Hosts are a permanent fixture on board, offering a handful of complimentary fitness classes each day, from sunrise yoga to core strengthening and line dancing. 

Guests of all ages and activity levels are welcome to join – or to perhaps sit by the sun-deck pool taking in the scenic views instead.

For a limited time, AmaWaterways is offering a complimentary two-, three- or four-night pre- and post-cruise land package on select European river cruises departing in 2024 and 2025. Guests will stay in leading hotels in the heart of each destination, enjoying daily breakfast, excursions, transfers and luggage service between the hotel and ship – all while being accompanied by one of AmaWaterways’ dedicated cruise managers. 

Contact your travel advisor or visit to learn more.

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