Award Winning River Cruise Operator

AmaWaterways operates the finest fleet and provides all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. With an innovative product and rapidly-growing fleet of custom-designed ships, the line enjoys a reputation as the leader in river cruising.

AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. All Three brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. Rudi was one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market. Kristin brought with her vast sales and customer service experience. And Jimmy Murphy is the founder and former owner of Brendan Vacations. Their combined expertise and passion for the river cruise business results in a river cruise vacation experience that will exceed expectations. With more than 20 different itineraries to choose from, the river cruise vacation of a lifetime awaits with AmaWaterways!

Dear Traveler,

It is a very exciting time for all of us at AmaWaterways. Just 13 years ago, this company was started with a single vision: to create the best river cruise experiences possible. We have come a long way since that first year, when it just a few people working out of a small office to get this idea off the ground — or rather, afloat. Since then, we have grown tremendously, with the number of ships, awards, itineraries and — most importantly — happy guests increasing every year. Through it all, we have remained family owned and operated, and whenever someone steps on board — whether a new staff member or a guest — we're delighted that we can still greet them by saying, "Welcome to the Ama family."

We invite you to discover more about our river cruises in this brochure, which includes details about all of our itineraries and ships. In 2016, we will welcome the brand-new AmaViola and AmaStella to our European fleet. Along with the AmaSerena, which arrives this year, these innovative vessels will feature staterooms with connecting doors that will make group and family travel more convenient. We are also excited to introduce our newest cruise in the famous Bordeaux region of France, where our guests can enjoy a 7-night voyage paired with land programs in Paris and the beautiful Loire Valley. If you’re seeking destinations that are a little further from the beaten path, we also offer itineraries and custom-designed ships in more exotic locales. It is a fantastic, comfortable and elegant way to discover the wondrous lands of Southeast Asia and Africa.

We are whole-heartedly dedicated to the happiness of our guests, continuously focusing on innovation and providing the very best service, onboard experience and itineraries. Whichever destination you decide to explore with us, you're sure to fall in love with our river cruises. Along with the rest of the Ama family, we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Rudi Schreiner