ABOUT US

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,

At AmaWaterways, we love what we do — providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, “Ama” is derived from the Latin word for “love.” It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. It is a philosophy that drives our attention to detail, constant innovation and culture of always making our guests our top priority. It is the reason our guests all have a story about why it was the best cruise they’ve ever taken.

Our worldwide fleet is expanding and in 2015 will consist of twenty magnificent, custom-designed ships, with new vessels in Europe, Myanmar (Burma), and Vietnam and Cambodia. The company has grown significantly since we opened our doors in 2002, and we are proud to have earned many prestigious awards and media accolades along the way. Despite the increase in size, AmaWaterways remains family-owned and operated, and continues to maintain a special focus on the complete guest experience.

In this 2015 brochure, you will find information on all of our river cruises in Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and Africa. We are proud to introduce our newest ships – the AmaSerena and AmaVista in Europe and the AmaDara on the Mekong – as well as our newest destination, Myanmar, where the brand-new AmaPura cruises the Ayeyarwady River. Wherever you decide to go, you are sure to have the trip of a lifetime with AmaWaterways.

Sincerely,
Rudi Schreiner
President