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.
Update (December 4th, 2018): We are happy to report that after the recent rainfall in Europe, the water levels on the Rhine and Danube rivers have risen dramatically over the past few days. We anticipate returning to originally scheduled itineraries for all cruises embarking December 7th onward*.
We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our valued guests and travel partners for their patience and understanding throughout this period of low water. And to our onboard crews whose remarkable service and care continue to deliver an exceptional vacation experience for our guests.
*to be confirmed: AmaLea Iconic Christmas Markets - embarkation in Nuremberg on December 9th, 2018
Certain parts of Europe are experiencing unseasonably warm and dry weather, which has resulted in unprecedentedly low water levels along the Danube and Rhine rivers. The nature of river conditions is unpredictable and water levels may rise as quickly as they have fallen. Please be assured that we continue to monitor this situation daily and are taking every precaution necessary to reduce the impact on our guests.
As you know, we cannot anticipate the rainfall from season to season or speculate on how quickly water levels may drop or rise. However, we will continue to monitor the weather, rainfall and river depth so that we can inform you the moment we know of any changes. Please rest assured that you will be contacted if there is an imminent change to your itinerary.
You will not receive a new set of documents. However, you will receive a letter via email advising of any important information pertaining to the changes.
Guests that have made their own arrival arrangements should proceed to the designated meeting point indicated in your notification email when and if applicable. Guests that have purchased transfers through AmaWaterways will be met by a representative upon arrival that will assist you in transferring to your applicable hotel or ship.
You will of course still be able to enjoy our exquisite onboard cuisine paired with unlimited complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, as well as onboard entertainment. No matter where you sail, you will be pampered with the same unparalleled service you can always expect with AmaWaterways. Excursions will still be included and will be available in every port, regardless of where we sail.
Our professionally trained Cruise Managers will continue to accompany guests every step of the way, including during any deviations to the original itinerary, to provide exceptional personalized service throughout your journey.
We at AmaWaterways understand and appreciate that you have spent not just hours, but in some cases years, of preparation planning an unforgettable river cruise vacation. Because you have already made these arrangements, we want to offer you the best river cruise possible by providing alternate itineraries that will still bring you to the heart of historic capitals and fairytale towns.
Itinerary decisions are based on many factors. Should the water level improve and The River Authority allow passage, we will do our best to operate your original itinerary to the best of our abilities based on the individual circumstances of your cruise.
Please make a note of these telephone numbers:
The Los Angeles AmaWaterways Office will be the primary contact number for communications between yourself, your Travel Advisor and AmaWaterways. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 6am – 6pm PST, and Saturday: 7am – 1pm PST.
The UK AmaWaterways Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 9am – 5.30pm and Saturday: 10am – 4pm (GMT)