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.
A proactive approach to exceeding expectations is a hallmark of the AmaWaterways experience. Since we have a higher staff-to-guest ratio on our ships,
our team can fully dedicate themselves to providing each of our guests with the highest level of service. From the time you book your cruise to the
time you board your flight home, you will be treated to an exceptional hospitality experience.
At AmaWaterways, we only hire the best of the best. Each member of our crew — whether it’s a stateroom steward or a
Cruise Manager — is an expertly-trained professional with a passion for what they do and a commitment to excellence.
We consider our guests part of the AmaWaterways family, and we work hard to make sure you feel that way the entire
time you’re with us.
Each and every AmaWaterways Cruise Manager has extensive experience in providing exceptional levels of professional and personalized service.
They are extremely knowledgeable about every part of your trip, whether it be on board during the cruise, or at the hotel during a land
extension. You will have many opportunities to get to know your Cruise Manager during your voyage. They are your hosts while you are
traveling with us and are more than happy to answer any questions and even suggest local spots should you prefer to venture out on your
own. We are always delighted when we receive comments from our guests praising our service — many of them remember the names of their
Cruise Manager and staff for years to come.
Cruise after cruise, our guests tell us what a wonderful experience they had with us. It could be the way they were greeted on board,
with a glass of champagne and a scarlet rose from the captain. Maybe it was the waiter that remembered their names and drink of
choice at dinner, or the chef at breakfast who knew how they liked their omelet. It could be the Cruise Manager that planned
something special for a wedding anniversary, or the refreshing drink and chilled towel that awaited them after a day of sightseeing.
Our staff is committed to the happiness of our guests, and special touches like these are what really stand out and make you feel
like you’re surrounded by family.