Why Sail The Danube

“Ama” means love – and we put love in everything we do, including our incredible Danube River experiences. Learn about the AmaWaterways difference and why there’s truly no better way to cruise the Danube River.

Our Heritage on the River

Our Co-Founder and President, Rudi Schreiner, grew up in Vienna, at the heart of the Danube River. Each of our itineraries is thoughtfully curated under his guidance as the “Godfather of River Cruising.” Much of our crew also hail from the regions we sail through – unique in the cruise industry.

Our Story

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Our President, Rudi Schreiner, accepting the CLIA Hall of Fame Award

Highest Rated River Ships

Our award-winning Danube River fleet includes our flagship, the innovative AmaMagna. We also have many ships on the Danube with our signature view-enhancing twin balconies, so you can enjoy fresh air and breathtaking scenery from both a French balcony and an outside balcony, including the ships listed below.


The world’s most innovative river cruise ship offers the luxury of space with four included dining venues, ultra-spacious suites, an onboard cinema and an exclusive itinerary. Read more
Recently renovated and redecorated, this beautiful twin-balcony ship boasts a newly reimagined dining room and modern comforts. Read more
Like her sister ship, AmaBella, this elegantly appointed ship has been refreshed to include show kitchens with stations, introducing an innovative new concept. Read more

Exclusive Experiences

Our heritage on the rivers and relationships forged have granted us access to exclusive events just for our guests on the Danube River. Attend an intimate Oktoberfest celebration in Vilshofen, Germany. Enjoy a private tour and reception at Austria’s Greinburg Castle. And savor the flavors of Wachau Valley wine paired with live music at the historic Klosterhof Restaurant in the Austrian town of Spitz.

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A Variety of Excursions

With up to six included excursions each day, it’s easy to personalize your experience. In Dürnstein, Austria, for example, take a guided hike or a walking tour, choosing the activity level best suited for you (gentle, regular or active). We also offer culinary-themed Special Interest Tours, such as an apricots and sweets tasting in nearby Weissenkirchen. All of our excursions are our treat to you.