Our highly trained, professional Cruise Managers are selected for their knowledge and expertise, and are with you from the moment you begin your river cruise and land vacation until you board your airport transfer for home.
Abel R.

I hail from Madrid, Spain and hold a degree in Tourism Management. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and am also conversational in French. As a passionate adventure traveler, my interests include food and wine, diving and playing Brazilian Capoeira with friends.

Agnes R.
Born in Hungary with a passion for travel, I started working for AmaWaterways as a local host in diverse locations in Europe and later became a Cruise Manager. I especially love Central Europe and the Far East. I'm married and have two beautiful sons and a yellow Labrador dog.
Coming from a village on the North Central Coast of Vietnam, I proudly joined AmaWaterways in 2017 and became a Cruise Manager. Today, I live in Ho Chi Minh City with my family, where I enjoy playing with my little girl, reading books and traveling.
Balázs K.
I started my career in tourism working in places like Greece and Tunisia, then as a tour guide in Budapest for nine years. In 2011, I joined AmaWaterways as a Cruise Manager. I am fluent in Hungarian, English and German, and I love hiking and gardening.
Bernard K.
As a youngster, I grew up in a very remote part of the Caprivi in Namibia. With drive and determination, I became a guide and joined the AmaWaterways crew in 2011 aboard the Zambezi Queen. I enjoy reading history and the bible as well as fishing and discovering wildlife.
Betti K.

Born in Germany, I grew up loving books, especially those focused on history. I have traveled all over the world with my family and inherited the travel bug from my parents. Having lived in both the UK and in the United States, I nowadays call Bremen, Germany, my home.


Born in Vietnam, I grew up in Hanoi reading magazines and books about the world. This formed my dreams of traveling and experiencing as much of the world as I could. In my free time, I still enjoy reading and exploring the world with my family. I am fluent in English and hope to improve my French. I enjoy interacting with people all over the globe and introducing my country to them. I have been working in the tourism industry for 22 years and celebrated my 11th joyful year with my AmaWaterways family in 2022.

Bojan R.

Hailing from Nis, Ex-Yugoslavia, I worked as a local guide, destination manager and an AmaWaterways local guide in Serbia. Becoming a Cruise Manager was the natural next step for me. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with family and love tennis, biking and hiking.

Camille D.

Born in Belgium but French in nationality, my greatest desire—to travel the world—is what brought me to AmaWaterways in 2016. Fluent in English and French and truly a world citizen, I recently moved to a beautiful island in the Mediterranean to add Spanish to my language portfolio.

Cesário S.
Born in Porto, Portugal, I've dedicated the past ten years to working in the cruising industry with multilingual skills. As one of my biggest passions, I enjoy learning about wine and drinking it, of course! I enjoy an active lifestyle and love traveling around the world with my wife.
Christian A.
I am from Düsseldorf, Germany, but consider Brazil as my second home. I started working for AmaWaterways in 2009. I enjoy reading history, philosophy and literature. I also compete in open water marathons in Brazil. From traveling the world, I speak fluently in German, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.
Crystal A.
My life is one of diversity. I am originally from South Africa and have lived in Europe for the past nine years. I consider myself blessed to travel the world. I transitioned from professional sports to having a career in tourism, but my passion to serve others remains steadfast. I joined AmaWaterways in 2020; I speak, English, Afrikaans and Dutch; and I can tell you where to find all the best desserts in town.
Dajana J.
I was born and raised in Croatia, which I still call home to this day. I am, by profession, a teacher and a translator, but by heart, I followed my wanderlust and happily joined AmaWaterways in 2019. I am fluent in English, Croatian and similar Balkan languages. In my free time, I can be found hiking, climbing, traveling and spending time with my friends and family.
David M.
I was born with a passion for travel, history and nature. Though I have previously lived and worked in both Edinburgh and London, I now call Salzburg home. When not interacting with guests in English, German and Spanish, I can be found trekking, climbing or skiing in the Austrian Alps.
David R.
As a Barcelona native, I have visited more than 85 countries, living or passing through Portugal, England, Germany and the Dominican Republic. I am fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese, conversational in French, and hope to improve my German. My hobbies are playing different sports, international gastronomy and traveling.
Debbie A.

I am an Argentina native, working in the travel industry since 2001. Fluent in English and Spanish, and conversant in Portuguese and German, I love to dance and sing, and have been known to serenade our passengers! I've been with AmaWaterways since 2005 and currently live in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Dejan S.
I realized very early, after receiving my master's degree, that my real passions were travelling and working with people. My hobbies include diving, paragliding and playing sports, and I am fluent in English, Spanish, Serbian and Croatian and conversant in Russian. I currently live in sunny Barcelona, Spain.
Doreen T.
Born and raised in Okahandja, Namibia, speaking my home language of Afrikaans, I began my career in hospitality and joined the AmaWaterways family in 2017 on the Chobe River. When I'm not making dreams come true on board, I enjoy reading, camping and spending time with my daughter and friends.
Dragan R.

I joined AmaWaterways in 2010 and have been a Cruise Manager since 2011. With a passion to travel, I have visited 95 countries. I have a Serbian-Hungarian background and am fluent in German, English and Serbian. I love water skiing, diving and skiing in the Alps.


I was born in the central highlands of Vietnam in a beautifully landscaped town. Becoming a Cruise Manager for AmaWaterways was a big step for my career. In my free time, I am passionate about traveling, reading and both listening to and playing music. In 2005, I began working as a tour leader for many international companies, leading tours throughout Vietnam as well as Indochina. Becoming a Cruise Manager for AmaWaterways has been a big step for my career. In my free time, I am passionate about traveling, reading and both listening to and playing music.

Fintan K.
Born and raised in Manchester, I moved to Barcelona at the age of 22 where I discovered a passion for wine, food and travel. When I´m not exploring the world of wine, you´ll find me with my wife and son in Barcelona, climbing the hills behind the city or snorkeling in the Mediterranean.
Florentin B.
Born and raised in Romania, I've been sailing the European waterways since 2009 with a passion for travel. I speak English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently and currently am improving my German. This is my dream job and I'm not sure if I found the job or the job found me.
Frederico M.
After studying Hospitality and Tourism, I set sail to travel the world on cruise ships. I enjoy speaking with fellow travelers, sharing my enthusiasm for travel and am passionate about making sure guests return home with unforgettable memories. I also enjoy biking, hiking and watching movies.
Helene T.

As a native of Marseille, France with years of travelling and cruising the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic, I'm fluent in English and French, also conversant in Italian and now focusing on mastering Spanish. I'm passionate about Provence where I enjoy hiking, Nordic walking, dancing and Brazilian music.

Heloise T.

Born in the French part of Switzerland, I decided to see the world. After a few years of traveling and living abroad, I decided to become a Cruise Manager for AmaWaterways. I enjoy reading books, hiking, surfing, yoga, biking, running and meditation. I'm fluent in French, German, English and Spanish.

Henri B.
Born and raised in Porto, I worked my way up from humble beginnings to become a dedicated Cruise Manager. I share my down time with family, practicing sports, and dedicating time to music, one of my greatest passions. I'm fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, as well as some French.
Ioana D.
I grew up in Transylvania, where my room faced a 17th-century castle – home to the local public library and a second home during my childhood. I speak Romanian, English, Italian and French and soon I'll need a new room in my apartment for all the books I shelter.
Iúri V.

Becoming a Cruise Manager has been my dream come true. It is my pleasure and privilege to be able to show my country while surrounded by this beautiful family that is our company and our guests! I enjoy technology and always try to keep myself updated with new communications and social networking.

Jasmina S.
Born and raised by the mighty Danube River, I dreamed of one day sharing its treasures with others. I have worked passionately as a guide and sommelier in Serbia, a destination manager in Spain and a Cruise Manager on European rivers, allowing me to do what I enjoy most while speaking English, Spanish, Russian, German and ex-Yugoslav languages.
Jelena M.

Hailing from Novi Sad, Serbia, I've worked in tourism for 8 the past years, after starting my career as a tourist guide. I'm fluent in English and many Balkan languages. I live to travel, love to read, enjoy working with people and spend my free time with family and friends.

Jessi C.

From Germany, I traveled with family and always was fascinated by the destinations presented in travel magazines. I love to share my excitement for travel, culture, food and cruising Europe’s rivers. I'm fluent in German, English and Spanish, conversational in French and just cannot decide on my very favorite spot on this planet.

John R.
Within the past three decades, I worked with motor coach tour operators, ski chalets and beach resorts before joining AmaWaterways in 2006. Fluent in English, Italian and French, I'm a Britain native, a skiing and diving enthusiast, and now live in Hungary.
Kata P.
Hungarian-born, I began my career as a tour guide in Budapest. I've worked for AmaWaterways since 2008, and fluently speak English, Hungarian and German. Crediting travel as my "profession, hobby and recreation," I also enjoy tennis, ice skating and my Westie dog named Happy.
Kriss S.

I studied translation at the University of Ottawa in Canada before going into tourism and joined AmaWaterways in 2011. I've traveled to more than 44 countries and am fluent in English, French and Spanish. As an avid cyclist, I currently live in The Netherlands.

Krisztian K.
I hail from the adventurous land of Hungary, where I studied history at university and always loved traveling. I'm a dedicated cyclist, my favorite method of transportation when it comes to discovering the beauties of the world. When not on board, I love hiking, swimming and traveling with my family.
Louis E.
I grew up in rural Australia and became a Cruise Manager so I can do what I love: show people a good time in some of the most beautiful and fascinating places in Europe. I'm fluent in English and Spanish, conversational in Italian and working on Portuguese, Galician and French. I enjoy playing rugby, cooking and the arts.
Luis R.

As a Portuguese native, I fell in love in what I consider to be the job of my lifetime. Nowadays, I love to share my knowledge and passion with everyone I sail with. During my free time, I love to study, travel, experience new cultures and try different kinds of food! I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Maddy C.

Born and raised in Romania, I hold a degree in Marketing and a master's degree in International Affairs. I started working in the river cruise industry in 2000 and joined AmaWaterways in 2007.

Marc C.

Born in the micro-state of Andorra, I hold a university degree in Economics. As an adventurer and explorer, I consider my beloved Africa a second home. Apart from my main love for travel, I love scuba diving and loud music. I speak fluent Spanish, French, Catalan and English.

Marcia M.

Born and raised in Brazil, I've been a part of the Cruise Managers team at AmaWaterways since 2018. I'm fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and German, and conversational in Italian. Besides learning new languages and reading new books, a true passion of mine, I also love to participate in golf, ballet and yoga.

Mariana R.

I am from Argentina but now live in Portugal. I have a degree in Hotel Management and previously worked on ocean liners. I truly love traveling and getting to know new people and different cultures.

Markus G.
Now living in Rotterdam, Netherlands, I hail from Cologne, Germany, where I lived most of my life. Combining my personal hobby for traveling with my professional history, I was more than happy to work as a local guide and on European rivers since 2006.
Martina V.

I grew up in Czechoslovakia, then lived in Slovakia, Austria and Germany, and moved to Africa for 5 years. I started to sail on European rivers in 2006. As a Cruise Manager, I love to take shiploads of eager travelers across the heart of Europe. Read my Guide to Europe's Easter Markets below for a taste of what you might experience while sailing with us during this holiday!

Matija M.
I was born and raised in the capital of Croatia: Zagreb. During my student years, while joining an educational excursion to Africa, I was introduced to tourism and later started working as a local guide. Traveling and geography are my passions and I also have Master’s degrees in both areas. Besides traveling, my hobbies are hiking, board games, pub quizzes with friends, cycling, reading and playing various sports.
Melissa H.

Positive, enthusiastic, smiling all the time and believing that life is really beautiful – all the many ways to describe me. I have a passion for traveling and discovering different countries, cultures and gastronomies – pastries are my weakness! I love being a good host, pampering my guests and making sure they have the time of their lives.

Miriam O.

Born and raised in former Czechoslovakia, I now call the Slovak Republic my home. As a Cruise Manager, where else could you connect a passion for traveling, languages and meeting new people? I'm fluent in English, German and Dutch, conversational in Slavic languages, Spanish and French. I also like to bring coffee cups home as souvenirs.

Monika F.
I have cruised the rivers of Europe for several years now and found it to fulfill my passion for exploring new places, learning about different cultures and sharing my love of travel with others. I spend my free time traveling and also enjoy photography, diving, sailing and seeking out new places for a good meal.
Natalija F.

Born and raised in Slovenia, my love for travel led me to different areas in the tourism industry and ultimately led me to be an AmaWaterways Cruise Manager. I'm fluent in Slovenian, English, French and Italian. When not working, I love exploring the world with a camera in hand.

Nick H.
I was born in Sydney, Australia and first recognized the beauty of Europe while traveling there as an athlete. I went on to join AmaWaterways in 2011. I'm fluent in German, English and Dutch, love the outdoors, and live in the Austrian Alps with my family.
Nicki D.

I was born in Manchester where I studied Hospitality and Business Management and found my passion for wine and gastronomy. Working with AmaWaterways has given me the platform to share my passion of fine wines, local delicacies and history in some of Europe’s most iconic regions.

Nicoleta S.
I was born and raised in Transylvania – the land behind the forest – in central Romania. After graduating with a travel and tourism degree, I sailed the seven seas for seven years as a Destination Manager. In 2017, I discovered the rivers and have been a part of the AmaWaterways family since 2019. I speak French and Italian, enjoy salsa dancing and have a favorite restaurant in each of the cities we travel to.
Nikola G.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, I hold a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management and joined AmaWaterways three years later. I have a passionate love of travel and a strong desire to exceed guest expectations. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Maria and my Jack Russell Terrier, Ogi.
Nikola R.
I come from the beautiful county of Croatia and joined the AmaFamily in 2019. My native language is Croatian, so I can speak with Croatians, Serbs and Bosnians, but I also speak the Czech language and have basics in German. When I am not on the river, I enjoy sailing or skiing. I encourage you to take at least one bike tour and hike and join a couple of wellness classes when you are on board.
Pau S.

I am from beautiful Barcelona, Spain and as a passionate adventure traveler, I joined AmaWaterways. I'm fluent in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian and conversational in French. My interests include playing flamenco guitar, reading history, philosophy and literature, and playing sports, particularly soccer, the national sport in Spain.

Peter W.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I now live in the Austrian Alps with my wife and two children. I enjoy skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer. In 2006, I joined a then small “one ship” company called AmaWaterways, and have remained a top rated Cruise Manager with AmaWaterways ever since.

Rachel C.

As a native of Brazil, I have been traveling around the world since childhood and fluently speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. I am also conversant in German and Italian. When not working, I can be found running at the beach, sailing the Mediterranean or volunteering for local NGOs.

Radi M.

Born in Bulgaria, the “Country of Roses,” I grew up on the coast, loving the tourist season. During my free time, I enjoy cooking, kick boxing, roller skating and watching stand-up comedy. My dream is to travel the world in a camper with my husband and dog, learning and developing new skills like singing.

Raul D.
Although being German, I grew up in Spain and became a Cruise Manager, having since sailed on any and all rivers between Rotterdam and the Black Sea. During my spare time, I work as a travel photographer, taking pictures for hotels and resorts around the world. I'm equally fluent in Spanish, German and English.
Reka P.

Born in Hungary, I was eager to discover new horizons and to help others experience the magic of foreign travel. After joining AmaWaterways, I found being a Cruise Manager was a perfect fit with my name – "Reka," meaning "river" in Hungarian. Knowledgeable about local history, cuisine and wildlife, I also speak Hungarian, English and German.

Rolf J.

I was born in The Netherlands and studied to become an Engineer before realizing travel was my passion. I'm fluent in English, German and Dutch and have visited many countries. I play guitar, love art, literature and visiting museums. Furthermore, I'm in possession of a helicopter piloting license.

Sebastien L.

I grew up along the Mediterranean near Marseille, France. I studied foreign languages and oenology and try to combine these dual passions working alternatively as a Cruise Manager and wine maker in Germany. Fluent in French, English and German, I'm currently focusing on mastering the Spanish language. I joined AmaWaterways in 2012.

Son T.
Born in the countryside of Northern Vietnam, I consider joining the AmaWaterways family in 2011 as a life-changing experience. With my open heart and adventurous spirit, I have twice been honored with our prestigious “Cruise Manager of the Year” award for my extraordinary service while introducing guests to the Mekong River. I fill my free time with bonsai, flowers, classical music and photography.
Stefan V.
A former farmer and employee of the Africat Foundation, I joined AmaWaterways in 2017. I'm a Pretoria native who speaks both Afrikaans and English. When not helping guests create lifelong memories during our Chobe River cruises, I enjoy exploring nature, fishing and camping.
Talida C.

After years of tour guiding, becoming a Cruise Manager was a natural next step for me. My two greatest passions in life are traveling and food, making this my dream job. I'm proficient in English, Spanish, French, and Italian, conversational in Portuguese and on a mission to learn either German or Dutch.

Born in Can Tho City, located in the Mekong Delta in South Vietnam, my passion for travel – and karma – led me to enter the tourism industry. AmaWaterways later recruited me and I became a Cruise Manager in 2013. I'm fluent in English, love reading about national history and culture and enjoy playing tennis.
Born and raised in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, I spent five years studying management of the tour guide business and joined AmaWaterways in 2011. When I’m not meeting guests from all over the world on board, I enjoy reading, biking and hiking as well as engaging in martial arts and tai chi.
Uwe N.

My name is (pronounced “oo-vuh”) and I was born near Dresden. I have made a career out of my favorite hobbies, traveling and hiking. I'm also fluent in English and German and conversant in French and Russian. The “warmhearted team spirit” of AmaWaterways enticed me to become a Cruise Manager in 2008.

Vanessa D.

I was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, where I also completed my master’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, leading to the beginning of my career on the rivers of Europe. I speak my native Serbian, English and Spanish and love to spend free time outdoors with friends, hiking and cycling and traveling the world.

Veronika K.
I'm a native of Prague, Czech Republic and I am fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Czech and also conversant in German. In my free time, I listen to Brazilian music and like to jog and roller skate, but traveling is by far my biggest passion.
Weiler G.

I consider myself a positive and accommodating person with a curious mind who is always looking to learn something new. I am lucky as the combination of my personality and skills has allowed me to excel in my profession, which also allows me to meet new and interesting people every day.

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