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.
We are pleased to offer guests the opportunity to experience Floriade in 2022 while sailing along the Rhine River and Dutch and Belgian Waterways between April 14 and October 9. Right outside Amsterdam, this rare experience calls for its visitors to “explore, touch and change” as part of their journey into Floriade – which is set to feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, talk shows, souvenirs and food stalls.
AmaWaterways is the proud leading sponsor of the PBS series “Places to Love” with Emmy®️ award-winning TV host and travel expert Samantha Brown. Join her on a special river cruise through France’s Bordeaux region in 2020.
We invite you to join our incredible cruise on the Rhine with a Latin Touch, featuring bilingual cruise managers, daily tours with Spanish-speaking guides, Latin-inspired music nights and other distinctive elements.
Debuting in 2023 for the first time ever, our unforgettable Seven River Journeys will forever mark their place in history as the longest and most epic river cruises. Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that includes seven rivers, fourteen countries and the exclusive experiences only AmaWaterways provides.
We invite our loyal past guests to join us once again on these special Loyalty Cruises, offering unique experiences
in multiple ports, commemorative gifts, and many more surprises and delights.
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.
Hello!"I'm Kristin Karst, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of AmaWaterways and I'm passionate about river cruising. Each month, I love to share with you my thoughts, personal stories, travel tips and latest news on the people and places that help turn every mile of our guests' river cruise experience into one of their most cherished memories!"
APPLICABLE FOR SAILINGS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021
We are continuously monitoring the updates from global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world with regards to the ongoing situation. At this time, we have extended suspensions for river cruise sailings embarking through June 30, 2021 (except Portugal, which is suspended through June 15).
As we prepare our ships and crew for our return to the rivers this year, we continue to closely monitor local and international protocols regarding safe travel. Vaccinations against COVID-19 have begun in many countries, however restrictions and regulations, including re-entry to certain home countries, continue to evolve and may still change on short notice.
We will review the status of each river cruise approximately 45 days before departure and reach out to travel advisors with clients booked to re-confirm arrangements and ensure that the online pre-cruise health questionnaire reflects the most up-to-date information on travel regulations.
Future Cruise Credit
We want to assure our guests that we have protected their long-awaited travel experience by automatically issuing a Future Cruise Credit equal to 115% of the value of the funds received for all purchased services through AmaWaterways (i.e. cruise, hotel/land, air, etc.), redeemable on any AmaWaterways river cruise in Europe, Asia, or Africa (including Egypt) embarking through December 31, 2023. For added flexibility, we have also made these Future Cruise Credits transferrable at any time prior to December 31, 2023 with the original owner’s written authorization.
We want to reassure you that we are in a secure position to welcome guests back on board once we can safely sail again. Until then, the rivers continue to flow and our staff and crew are patiently waiting to treat you to a memorable river cruise experience.
Trust and Confidence
Family owned and operated, AmaWaterways was built on the foundation of a conservative growth plan, which our co-founders - Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy - knew would ensure the company’s strength in the face of any future challenges. Backed by sophisticated private equity investors including Certares, the leading specialist investment firm in the travel industry, AmaWaterways is virtually debt-free and in a secure financial position with ships and teams ready to resume sailing as soon as it is safe to do so.
We are proud to be the only US-based river cruise company to have successfully completed a four-month European sailing season during 2020 with enhanced health and safety protocols. Guest feedback confirms we delivered an exceptional experience while protecting our guests and crew.
We understand the importance of peace of mind and flexibility as you begin planning your future river journey. Should you have any questions regarding 2021 travel arrangements, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Reservations Team.
This offer is only applicable to FIT and Group reservations affected by suspended operations and applies to guests currently reserved on the impacted sailing at the time of suspension. Future Cruise Credit (“FCC 115%”) is equal to 115% of the value of the funds that AmaWaterways has received for all purchased services through AmaWaterways and may be applied to any sailings embarking through December 31, 2023. FCC 115% does not apply to any Future Cruise Credit (“FCC”) already applied to the reservation. If purchased, Travel Waiver Plus premium amount will be refunded to the original form of payment. FCC 115% can be applied to all AmaWaterways purchased services, as well as cruise deposits. FCC 115% has no cash value. FCC 115% is transferrable with written confirmation provided by original FCC owner, and requires the full name of recipient. Upon the expiration of the FCC 115% on December 31, 2023, guests unable to use their FCC 115% may ask for an extension or a refund equal to the original amount paid to AmaWaterways, unless FCC 115% has been applied in whole or in part to a new reservation. Guests who wish to opt out of the FCC 115% option must do so before the commencement date of their suspended cruise. Any issued FCC not related to cruise suspensions due to COVID-19 are not eligible for extensions. Standard AmaWaterways Cancellation Policy and other restrictions will apply to the FCC. These temporary conditions are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. For international reservations on suspended operations, please inquire with your AmaWaterways representative for specific future cruise credit values and terms. CST#2065452-20.
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An emergency order mandating that all Los Angeles County residents must stay inside their homes has been issued. We are transitioning our headquarters team to work from home. Should you have any questions regarding your river cruise suspension or Future Cruise Credit, please contact your travel advisor as we are in direct communication with them. We apologize for the wait times as we are experiencing a much higher than normal call volume.
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