AmaWaterways wine cruises add a unique epicurean dimension to a variety of itineraries at
no additional cost. Join one of these wine cruises with a special wine host and be treated
to a menu of exclusive wine and culinary experiences designed to delve deeper into the
wonderful flavors and tastes of Europe.
From Nuremburg’s iconic Christmas Markets with its iconic red and white striped booths to
Strasbourg’s charming white storks, a visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a magical
experience. Massive Christmas trees strung with thousands of lights are set against the
backdrop of most stunning architecture, where travelers and locals alike gather to make
merry. Learn about age-old traditions as you wander through the Christmas Markets
enjoying whimsical artisanal gifts and the intoxicating aroma of roasted chestnuts,
hot cocoa and sugar plums.
AmaWaterways is the proud Leading Sponsor of several PBS’ series including “Plates & Places with Joanne Weir” and “Places to Love with Samantha Brown.”
Join them on a special AmaWaterways river cruise in 2019 on the AmaMagna.
Imagine if there was a way to combine luxury river cruising on the iconic Danube with the opportunity
to indulge your passion and play golf. We have created the perfect package to enable you to do just
that with our Exclusive Concierge Golf Program. Discover Europe, complete with award winning cuisine,
incredible service and a choice of excursions in every port, as well as up to 5 rounds of golf at
some of the leading championship courses on the continent.
AmaWaterways’ Exclusive Concierge Golf Program is available on select Romantic Danube and Melodies of the Danube cruises sailing aboard the AmaMagna.
Get personal insight into all things river cruising from our Co-owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst
An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than just the destination – it’s the journey. Our ships are inspired by luxury
yachts so that you can enjoy an array of great features as you cruise along from one stunning place to the next. Because
it’s not just about where you go. It’s how you get there that matters.
Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst talks about what makes AmaWaterways river cruises so special.
Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best. With the backdrop of winter
white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and
wonder that's in the air.
Our Wine Cruises are a unique and immersive way to combine all the wonder of Europe's famed regions with the rich history of
winemaking and epicurean treasures found along its wondrous rivers.
Cruise through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and you’ll experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas markets. Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim with whimsical handicrafts and take in the aromas of cinnamon dusted almonds and Lebkuchen gingerbread as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights. Most markets are open from the last week of November through December 22nd.
The Budapest Christmas Market is Hungary’s largest, overtaking the cobblestone of Vorosmarty Square. Its strict “handcrafted-only” policy makes it an ideal shopping spot for one-of-a-kind gifts.
Christmas Market itineraries that include Budapest:
Situated in front of Vienna’s impressive 19th-century town hall, Christkindlmarkt boasts awe-inspiring decorations that illuminate the city, as well as festive choir music and more than 150 vendor stalls.
Christmas Market itineraries that include Vienna:
Strasbourg—the self-proclaimed “Capital of Christmas”—has the oldest, largest and most famous Christmas market in France, the Marchés de Noël, chock-full of stuffed storks, a cherished icon of the city.
Christmas Market itineraries that include Strasbourg:
One of the largest and most popular in all of Europe, Nuremberg’s 400-year-old Christmas market offers live music, distinctive hand-crafted souvenirs, a nostalgic carousel and a children’s steam train.
Christmas Market itineraries that include Nuremberg:
With its fairytale-like turret, the 18th-century Thurn und Taxis palace is the backdrop of Bavaria’s most romantic Christmas market. Fresh dumplings in vanilla sauce are a not-to-be-missed seasonal specialty.
Christmas Market itineraries that include Regensburg:
Mouthwatering pan-fried Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with applesauce—is a specialty at Cologne’s Christmas market, twinkling in the shadow of the city’s elaborate landmark cathedral.
Christmas Market itineraries that include Cologne: