As we are experiencing higher than normal call volumes, we encourage guests with upcoming reservations to please refer to our Travel Entry Requirements page.

Welcome Aboard AmaMagna

We cannot wait to welcome you aboard the flagship of our fleet and the most innovative ship on the rivers, our award-winning AmaMagna. To help prepare you for your vacation of a lifetime, here are some important tips and answers to frequently asked questions. Please refer to your Travel Documents for the most updated information your upcoming river cruise.

Contact Information

Your final travel documents contain important phone numbers and other information you may need during your vacation.

Helpful Calling Information

Calling Europe from the US and Canada:

  • Dial the US/CAN long distance code 011
  • Dial the country code (such as 41 for Switzerland)
  • Dial the area code (drop the leading zero)
  • Dial the number

For example to dial a Swiss phone number, such as 061 639 6080, you dial the following: 011 41 61 639 6080

Common Calling Questions:

Do I Drop the Leading Zero in the Area Code? Yes. When dialing to any European country from another country, drop the leading zero in the area code. When dialing from within a European country to the same country, dial the leading zero.

Why is There a Plus Sign (+) at the Start of the European Phone Number? European phone numbers are frequently written in the format +44 07981 555555. The plus indicates you have to dial your long distance code first (in the US or Canada the code is 011, in Europe it is 00).

Calling the US and Canada from Europe:

  1. Dial the Europe long distance code 00
  2. Dial the country code (1 for the US and Canada, 44 for the UK)
  3. Dial the area code and number

Please refer to the phone numbers below and/or on your travel documents and advise the ship of any delays or changes to your schedule. If for any reason you require assistance, our representatives are at your service.

AmaWaterways Headquarters
1-800-626-0126 or 1-818-428-6198
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

AmaWaterways European Office
+41 (0) 61 639 6080
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central European Time

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
In the event of a travel emergency please use the following numbers:

If you are still within the US or Canada
From Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. P.S.T.; and Saturday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. P.S.T.
1-818-428-6198 or 1-800-626-0126

Outside of these times please call the US emergency phone number:
1-818-398-1921

If a travel emergency occurs once you have arrived in Europe, please call:
+41 79 955 7320

Emergency email address: emergency@amawaterways.com (Please put “EMERGENCY” in the subject line of your email.) Our Emergency email is monitored 24 hours a day.

Preparations For Your Trip

Passports & Visas
A passport is required for all AmaWaterways river cruises and it must be valid for at least six months after you return home. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and contains all required visas. Please check your itinerary carefully and consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Vacations can be disrupted or altered if the correct documents cannot be presented at airports or border crossings. We recommend photocopying the first page of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license and/or birth certificate to expedite the process of replacing any documents lost while traveling. Keep the originals separate from the copies and pack some extra passport photos as well. Another option is to scan your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers and email them to yourself as attachments. Please be sure to fill out the “Emergency Next of Kin” section in your passport (in pencil) as well.

Online Check-in
AmaWaterways’ online cruise check-in process is intended for the convenience of our valued guests. We kindly ask all guests to complete their online check-in at least 15 days prior to your trip by visiting our website at www.amawaterways.com/welcome-check-in. In addition to providing the mandatory information required for embarkation, the cruise check-in process helps to ensure smooth sailing. The entire process takes about ten minutes to complete and provides many benefits:

  • Ensures your personal information, as it appears on your passport, is correct
  • Includes your required pre-cruise health questionnaire and/or travel declaration
  • Provides us with an emergency contact in the unlikely event of an emergency
  • Allows you to pre-register for all your shore excursions
  • Provides the most up-to-date information on your sailing

TSA Secure Flight Program
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all passengers to provide Secure Flight passenger data when reserving airline travel. This includes your full name, date of birth and gender as it appears on non-expired government-issued travel documents (e.g., passport, re-entry permit, alien registration card, “green card,” photo ID, etc.). Any missing or incorrect information can cause unnecessary delays at the airport. If you reserved your airline tickets through AmaWaterways and have not yet provided us with this Secure Flight passenger data, please contact our office as soon as possible at 800-626-0126 or 818-428-6198 (if dialing from outside of the U.S.). Please refer to your local transportation authorities for more information.

Travel Protection Insurance
If you purchased travel protection insurance, please make sure to write down important information such as the insurance company’s telephone number and your policy number. We strongly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 fourteen (14) days prior to their departure date and to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance related to COVID.

Baggage
International air carriers are often very strict about the size and weight of baggage and carry-on luggage. Please contact your air carrier or visit its website for specific requirements prior to your departure, as size and weight limitations vary according to the airline and destination. It is also important to check European domestic flight regulations as these too may vary. Passengers on international flights are usually allowed one piece of checked luggage and one carry-on bag per person. Some airlines limit each checked bag to a maximum of 62 linear inches (158 linear cm, length + width + height) and 50 lbs. (23 kg). Your carry-on should not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (55 x 35 x 22 cm) or weigh more than 17 lbs. (8 kg). International air carriers may impose fees for baggage that is too large or heavy and/or require you to remove certain articles in order to meet weight restrictions.

Note: Please check airline websites for specific baggage weight, baggage size, carry-on regulations, and excess or overweight baggage charges all your flights (both international and intra-Europe).

Important: AmaWaterways is not responsible for any additional fees imposed by air-carriers. In addition, during your cruise and when traveling by motorcoach, storage space may be limited and porters may decline to carry extra heavy suitcases for health and safety reasons. We recommend bringing only one suitcase and one carry-on bag per guest. We also suggest putting your contact information, such as your name, cell phone number and email as well as the hotel and/or ship contact information inside your bags, just in case they are delayed. Please also be sure to travel with face masks for your flights as well as any additional vaccination or PCR test documentation required for entry into the countries you are visiting. Visit the Travel Updates section on our website for the most up-to-date information.

Health & Well-Being

Enhanced Health & Safety Protocols
Having successfully operated river cruises during summer 2020, our teams are experienced with enhanced health and safety protocols and are ready and eager to safely welcome you on board. Our experienced staff and crew have undergone special training and will be advised and guided by a Public Health Officer. As always, our crew will be on hand to take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your much-anticipated river cruise vacation.

As of August 20, 2021, here are some of the measures that are in place to protect you and our crew on board and ashore:

FOR OUR GUESTS

Pre-Cruise

    Online Health Questionnaire – Prior to boarding, an online Health & Contact Tracing Questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

    Temperature Checks – At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
    Sanitized Luggage – Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

    Face Coverings – At this time, all guests are required to wear medical grade face coverings when moving through interior spaces on the ship and while using public transportation on shore, including on our motorcoaches. We strongly recommend packing medical grade and/or N95/KN95 masks, as certain countries and sites we visit require their use. For your convenience, our onboard gift shops fleetwide will offer a limited supply of medical grade masks at a cost of two euros per pack of five; and N95/KN95 masks at a cost of two euros per individual mask. These masks are also available in some local shops throughout Europe.
    Cleaning & Disinfecting – We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew. Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
    You will likely notice our crew cleaning public areas more frequently. Special attention will be paid to areas like staircases, public washrooms, armrests in the lounge and guardrails. We use hospital-grade disinfectants for continual surface cleaning in public areas. Additional deep cleaning will take place throughout the entire ship between each sailing. Your designated stateroom steward will clean your stateroom twice daily.
    Clean Air - The air is always fresh and clean as all staterooms, fitness rooms, massage and hair salons are equipped with state-of-the-art individual air handling units (AHU) plus fan coil air conditioning units that are located in the ceiling inside the staterooms above the entry area. The main public areas – lounge and restaurants – have their own high-quality air-fog system to continuously ensure clean air.
    Social Distancing - You will have plenty of space to roam as we will limit the number of guests on board depending on the most up-to-date guidelines in effect at the time of sailing. For 2021 sailings, the current regulations for river cruise ships are set at approximately 70% capacity. We anticipate that many departures will have even fewer guests on board.
    Safe Dining - Our dining room setups and attentive service will be compliant with social distancing guidelines and current food and beverage safety recommendations. Our crew will serve you at your table and will be happy to offer you a similar choice of menu items formerly available at our buffets.
    Exercise & Wellness – You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
    No Visitors On Board - Historically, we have allowed a limited number of visitors on board, such as travel advisors learning more about our ships or guests on other river cruise ships wanting to sail with us in the future. For the safety of our guests and crew, non-essential visitors will no longer be allowed on board.

Please note: Other regulations and protocols with regards to social distancing in restaurants and lounge areas may at times be implemented to ensure the health and safety of our guests on board.

Exploring Ashore

    Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
    AmaWaterways’ ships are occasionally required to dock side by side with other river cruise ships while in certain ports, which requires guests from one ship to enter the other to go ashore. In these cases, guests from other ships will be required to pass over the open-air Sun Deck rather than through the interior of your ship. Our exterior handrails will also be sanitized on a high-frequency basis.

FOR OUR CREW

Pre-Cruise

    Medical Clearance - Crew must have certified medical clearance certificate plus undergo pre-boarding Covid-19 testing and are kept in an isolation period prior to embarking.

On Board

    Crew Training - All our crew have participated in in-depth training on enhanced operating protocols led by our experienced corporate Designated Hygiene Officer in consultation with international and national health authorities. Each ship has their own Public Health Officer overseeing all aspects of health and sanitation for guests and crew.
    Temperature Checks - Health will be monitored for potential symptoms as well as through twice daily temperature checks.
    Face Coverings - Crew will be required to wear face coverings during working hours and continue to respect social distancing in their living quarters.

These temporary conditions are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Please contact us with any questions or see our Travel Advisory FAQ at AmaWaterways.com/travel-updates.

*Enhanced protocols are subject to change by local authorities and may vary in certain destinations.

Physical Requirements
AmaWaterways itineraries are as varied and active as you want them to be. Cruising days provide ample opportunities to relax on board, while shore excursions require a moderate amount of walking, often along Europe’s uneven cobblestone streets, inclines, and up and down stairs. To better accommodate our guests and their individual fitness levels, we offer three levels of walking tours whenever possible: “Regular Walkers” go at an average pace, “Gentle Walkers” proceed in a more relaxed manner and “Active Walkers” walk at a faster pace, covering more sights and locations in the same amount of time. Whenever possible, we also offer a “Late Starters” group for guests who prefer to sleep in a bit.

Medical Conditions
Please advise us before your departure date if you have any medical conditions requiring special attention during your trip.

Special Diets
Please let us know prior to your departure date if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc.). We will make every effort to accommodate your request with the resources available to us.

Money Matters

ATM (Automated Teller Machine) / ABM (Automated Banking Machine)
Our ships do not have cash machines, but ATMs and ABMs are widely available throughout Europe and readily accessible during shore excursions. Please be sure to bring your personal pin number or security code for your card(s). Prior to your departure, we recommend notifying your bank of your travel plans, so they can inform you of any applicable foreign transaction fees and/or restrictions.

Credit Cards
Major credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) are accepted in most European shops, hotels and restaurants. Please make sure your credit cards are valid for at least 30 days after you return home and activate them before you travel. Some places may require a minimum charge for using credit cards and others may not accept certain cards, so it’s best to bring more than one. As with your ATM card, we recommend informing your credit card company that you will be traveling abroad, so they can expect overseas charges on your account.

    Note: We recommend you bring a chip style credit card and memorize your PIN number as most European countries use chip-and-pin credit cards. Cards with magnetic strips on the back (commonly used in North America) are used less frequently and may not work. You might want to carry some extra cash in your wallet to use in these situations just in case.

Travelers Checks
Travelers Checks can be exchanged for local currency on board in limited amounts (Mexican Travelers Checks, neither $USD or Pesos, are accepted). There may be a foreign transaction fee for this service and daily conversion rates apply.

Settling Your Bill On Board
The day before your river cruise ends, you will receive an invoice for any onboard charges you may have made. Please review it carefully before settling your bill. All onboard charges will be in Euros, payable with cash (Euros) or credit card. Pre-paid charge cards are not accepted. Your credit card company will convert your onboard charges into your home country’s currency at the current exchange rate and service fees may apply. Please note that your onboard charges will not be referenced as "AmaWaterways Los Angeles" on your credit card statement, rather it will list the ship name.

Travel Essentials

What to Wear
Our best advice is, “if in doubt, leave it out.” Adopt a simple color scheme for your travel wardrobe to reduce the amount of clothing required. Pack wrinkle-resistant, easy-care cotton/polyester clothing and bring enough underwear and socks so frequent laundry is not necessary. You may wish to bring a few casually elegant outfits and something a little dressier to wear to the Captain’s Dinner or an evening concert. Bring comfortable walking shoes for shore excursions and one pair of dressier shoes.

You may be traveling through different climates and altitudes, so layering is advisable. Europe can be quite warm in the summer, so short sleeve shirts; shorts, skirts, sundresses and a wide-brimmed hat are good items to pack. Bring a raincoat and warm sweater for chilly evenings, especially in the spring and fall, and warmer clothing and a heavy coat for winter cruises.

What to Pack
Current airport security regulations require that any liquids and semi-liquids (e.g., lotions, gels, etc.) stored in your carry-on bag MUST be in a container no larger than 3 oz. (88 ml) and all items must fit into a clear quart-sized plastic bag. Any items exceeding this limit may be confiscated by TSA personnel. Please refer to your local transportation authorities for more information. Some suggestions for what to pack:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb or hair brush, razor, feminine products and cosmetics
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hand sanitizer, tissues and antibacterial wipes
  • Face masks
  • Basic first aid kit: medications for upset stomach, prescriptions, aspirin, antiseptic cream, cold medicine, vitamins and bandages
  • Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • Mini flashlight
  • Small calculator (for currency conversions)
  • Converters, adapters, chargers and power cords
  • Personal ear buds or headphones to use with our Quietvox commentary systems during shore excursions
  • Travel umbrella
  • Camera and extra memory cards
  • Smart phone
  • Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test, if required

Important: Pack a sufficient supply of any medications you are taking, copies of the prescriptions and the telephone/fax numbers of your doctor. Some countries require prescription drugs be carried in their original container with the label clearly visible.

Note: Europe uses 220v and 2-pin adapters. Be sure to inspect your chargers and power cords (for cell phones, cameras, electric shavers, laptops, MP3 players, e-readers, etc.) to determine specific converter and/or adapter requirements to ensure their safe operation aboard the ship. Every stateroom has a USB charger should you need to use it.

Travel Logistics

Airport Security and Check-in
It is recommended you be at the airport at least three hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights. This allows enough time to check your baggage, present your passport and ticket, confirm seat assignments and boarding passes, and clear security procedures before proceeding to the boarding area. Most airlines offer online check-in 24 hours prior to departure, which can help you avoid long lines once at the airport. If permitted, this is also a chance to request seating assignments or buy an upgrade if available. Airport security regulations require that sharp objects of any kind be stored inside your checked luggage, not in your carry-on bag. You may be asked to put your shoes and/or coat through an X-ray scanner, so be prepared to remove them.

Tips for Long Flights

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and carbonated drinks and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Alleviate ear pressure by chewing gum, yawning, swallowing or gently blowing your nose.
  • Periodically walk up and down the aisle to stretch your legs and get blood circulating. You can also do a few isometric exercises while seated.
  • Try to sleep during your overnight flight, so you can acclimate to the local time more quickly.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses during your flight, as recirculated cabin air tends to dry them out.

Late or Missed Flights
If you miss a flight, immediately advise an airline representative that you are a cruise guest bound for a specific location/date/time to meet your ship. If your flight is cancelled, await instructions from the airline regarding alternate travel arrangements. Typically, airlines will do everything in their power to get you on the next available flight. Once you know your new flight information, please call the emergency contact number listed within this Travel Document.

Delayed Baggage
Baggage can sometimes be delayed during air transport. Pack a change of clothing in your carry-on bag or your traveling companion’s bag just in case. Place a copy of the hotel and ship contact info inside each piece of checked luggage, as this will help the airline locate you should your bags be delayed. Please note it is the responsibility of the airline to deliver any delayed bags to you. Claims for reimbursement for delayed luggage should be submitted directly to the airline. Fill out a claim form at the appropriate airline desk before leaving the airport. If you need assistance later regarding your delayed luggage, please ask your Cruise Manager or local host to contact the airline for information.

Embarkation & Disembarkation

Official embarkation time is 3 p.m. for all ships. This allows the staff and crew enough time to prepare your stateroom and have the ship ready for your cruise. If you arrive earlier, you may check your luggage on board and relax in the Main Lounge or explore the local area. Between 9:30am and 12:30pm our crew is cleaning and sanitizing the ship so we are unable to allow guests onboard during that time.

Official disembarkation time is 9 a.m. You may disembark earlier if the ship is moored in your final destination. You may disembark later provided you have vacated your stateroom and have checked out no later than 9 a.m. Between 9:30am and 12:30pm our crew is cleaning and sanitizing the ship for the next guests so we are unable to allow guests onboard during that time.

During the Cruise

Reception
The ship’s reception desk is open 24 hours a day. Should you need any assistance, simply stop by anytime or call from your stateroom by dialing 9.

Onboard Language
The official language on board is English. All staff, crew and local guides speak English and all announcements and lectures will be presented in English. Occasionally, a foreign language guide will be aboard for specific groups, but all important onboard communication (spoken or printed) will continue to be presented in English for the benefit of all guests.

Smoking
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere inside the ship, only at the rear of the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all guests on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

Ship Schedule
The ship departs promptly from each port in accordance with its cruising schedule. The ship is unable to delay departure for guests who may not be on board. Unless you are on a shore excursion accompanied by an AmaWaterways guide, it is your responsibility to make your own way to rejoin the ship at a subsequent stop. Without limitation, AmaWaterways is not liable for any costs incurred if you miss the ship’s departure for any reason.

Gratuities
Gratuities to your Cruise Manager and the ship’s crew for services rendered are not included in your cruise fare. While the amount of these gratuities depends upon your degree of satisfaction, many guests have asked us for some general tipping guidelines. For good service, we recommend 25 Euros per guest/per week for the Cruise Manager and 120 Euros per guest/per week for the crew (to be divided among all ship personnel). It is also customary to tip a particularly good local guide and motorcoach driver up to 2 Euros per guest/per tour. Gratuities to your Cruise Manager and the ship’s crew may be paid with credit card (charged in Euros) by adding them to your onboard bill or with cash. Tips for local guides and motorcoach driver may only be paid with cash direct to them at the end of the tour.

Stateroom Information

Entertainment-On-Demand
High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access make it easy to keep up with the latest news and stay connected with friends and family back home throughout your voyage. Our Entertainment-On-Demand system offers recent Hollywood releases, as well as classic films, travel videos relevant to your destination, English-language news, sports, satellite TV programs and a selection of music channels, all available via your flat-screen TV. If you have questions about navigating the system or accessing the Internet, please contact the reception desk for assistance. Please note the ship’s television reception and Internet operate via satellite and may be temporarily restricted or unclear depending on the ship’s location.

Telephone
Your stateroom has a telephone that may be used to call the reception desk and other staterooms. Please refer to the operating instructions provided. Calls may also be made from ship to shore. Charges will be billed to your onboard account. Please inquire at reception for rates.

Climate Control
Your stateroom is equipped with state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units and adjustable climate control. Please refer to the instructions provided or check with the reception desk should you have any questions regarding its use.

Electricity
Electricity on board is 220v with European 2-pin power outlets. You may need a European adapter and/or converter for any electrical appliances you bring with you. Stateroom bathrooms are equipped with electric shaver outlets. You may like to bring with you a multiport USB charger.

Ironing
For safety reasons, the use of travel irons is prohibited on board the ship. Clothes may be pressed for you for an additional fee.

Curling Irons
For safety reasons, the use of your personal curling iron is restricted on board the ship. A limited number of curling irons are available at reception.

Bathroom Amenities
Your stateroom is equipped with a hair dryer and spa-quality toiletries, including soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.

Safe
Your stateroom is equipped with a small safe (12 x 14 in / 30 x 35 cm) for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Oversized items may be stored in the ship’s safe at the reception desk.

Additional Stateroom Amenities
Your stateroom has two sets of robes and slippers for your use during the cruise. Fresh drinking water is replenished daily.

Onboard Facilities & Amenities

Salon & Spa Services
Hair styling services and massage treatments are available on board. Please inquire at the reception desk for a menu of services and to schedule an appointment. Please note, these services are available for a fee and can be paid for in cash or with a credit card at the time of purchase or at the time you settle any of your onboard charges prior to disembarkation from the ship.

Medical Facilities
There are no onboard medical facilities. Medical assistance can easily be called from shore if required. If medical services are required, such assistance is the financial responsibility of the guest.

Bicycles
Each ship carries a limited number of complimentary bicycles and helmets for guests to use whenever the ship is docked. You can explore the riverside bikeways on your own or join a guided bike tour (available in select ports). There is a sign-up sheet to reserve bikes and/or space on guided bike tours. Use of the bicycles is at your own risk and AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during use.

Nordic Walking Sticks & Folding Cane Seats
A limited number are available on board; please ask reception should you wish to use one.

Zen Wellness Studio
AmaMagna has an expansive wellness studio with a selection of exercise equipment, including outdoor spin bikes, a juice bar, towels and fresh drinking water. Please inquire at the reception desk about hours of operation. There is no attendant on duty and use of this equipment is at the sole risk of the user. AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during the use of studio.

Whirlpool and Heated Swimming Pool
AmaMagna is equipped with both a whirlpool and heated swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip. There is no attendant on duty and use of these facilities is at the sole risk of the user. AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during the use of the whirlpool or pool.

Wellness Activities
During your river cruise, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of small group wellness activities, such as yoga, pilates, core strengthening, cardio and dance classes, depending on the expertise of the trained Wellness Host aboard your ship. Should you wish to engage in these classes on board, we recommend you pack comfortable shoes, yoga pants/gym shorts and a sports top or other appropriate fitness wear. Yoga mats, towels and any other necessary equipment will be provided on board and will be thoroughly sanitized after each use.

Gift Shop
The gift shop sells accessories, souvenirs, gifts and a limited selection of toiletries. Opening hours vary according to the itinerary, but the hours are usually from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except on embarkation and disembarkation days.

Key Cards
At check-in your photo will be taken, this is registered within our onboard computer system, and synchronized to your magnetic key card. This key card is used for onboard purchases, entering and exiting the ship and for your stateroom.

Laundry & Ironing
Onboard laundry service and ironing is available for an additional fee. A price list is provided in your stateroom. Please note dry cleaning is not available during your river cruise. In addition to paid laundry service, AmaMagna has a guest laundry room with complimentary washer, dryer, and ironing board for you to use at your convenience.

Mail
Stamps and postcards are available at the reception desk and mail is sent out from port each day. We offer a selection of complimentary AmaWaterways branded postcards. These can be found at the reception desk or near the library. The reception desk staff is happy to stamp and mail these AmaWaterways branded postcards for you free of charge. Stamps are also available for purchase.

Main Lounge
All ships have a large, comfortably furnished Main Lounge with a full-service bar and dance floor. It’s a place to gather with friends and family, listen to lectures, be entertained and enjoy live music by the onboard pianist who plays every afternoon and evening.

Onboard Cinema
AmaMagna is equipped with an onboard cinema from which guests may relax and enjoy complimentary movies, sporting events and video games.

Printer
Each ship is equipped with a dedicated laser printer for printing airline boarding passes. You may send the print job from your stateroom computer. Please ask the reception desk for information about the printer.

Sun Deck
AmaMagna features an expansive Sun Deck offering 360-degree views of the passing scenery. There is a heated swimming pool and whirlpool and ample sun loungers, tables, chairs and a shaded section where you can read, relax or gaze out at the view. For safety reasons, there may be times when access to the Sun Deck is temporarily restricted, such as when passing through locks and under low bridges.

Wi-Fi
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship. To access the ship's secure Wi-Fi on your personal device (such as a laptop, tablet or cell phone), you simply choose the shipname@Guest network and agree on the terms and conditions. Please note, the ship's Internet service operates via GSM networks similar to your mobile phone with Satellite as a back-up and may be temporarily restricted or unclear depending on the ship's location.

Additional Onboard Commentary
On very select rivers and itineraries the Personal Audio Device used for shore excursions can also be used for additional commentary while cruising. This is pre-recorded commentary that plays through the device, based on your current GPS location. Your Cruise Manager will explain more when applicable.

Onboard Dining

All onboard meals are included in your cruise fare. Meals are served in single seating in the Main Restaurant. Breakfast and lunch will be served a la carte. Dinner is a multi-course meal with a choice of delicious entrées, including a vegetarian option.

For dinner at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, reservations are required as there is a limited seating capacity. Please contact the reception desk staff for reservation before 2:00 PM on your preferred day (first come, first serve basis).

AmaMagna also offers two additional restaurants.

Jimmy’s Wine Bar and Restaurant
Jimmy’s was named in honor of AmaWaterways’ late Co-Founder Jimmy Murphy. This inviting venue offers warm, family atmosphere. The menu mirrors what will be served in the Main Restaurant. Jimmy’s is open for dinner and is included in the price of the river cruise. Dinner reservations are required.

The Al Fresco Restaurant
The Al Fresco Restaurant allows you to experience the Danube River’s ever-changing legendary scenery up close while indulging in a menu with a focus on simple ingredients and fresh flavors. Here you may also enjoy breakfast as well as early-riser and late-starter breakfasts, a special tapas menu offered between meals, light lunch, and afternoon and late-night snacks. The dinner menu is the same each day of the cruise. Only dinner reservations are required.

All meals are skillfully prepared by European chefs and consist of continental cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.

If you have special dietary requirements (e.g. vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc.), please advise AmaWaterways prior to your departure date. We will make every effort to accommodate your request with the resources available to us.

We also offer a variety of alternative dining experiences, including early-riser breakfast; light lunch dining in the Main Lounge; and a selection of refreshments, tapas, snacks and sandwiches served throughout the day.

Beverages
Water on board is potable and we also restock the drinking water in your stateroom on a daily basis. Specialty coffees and teas are available free of charge any time of day and night in the Main Lounge. At lunch and dinner, fine wines, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees and teas are available on an unlimited and complimentary basis. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are also available outside of meal times for an additional charge.

Onboard Crew

Captain
The ship’s highly qualified and licensed Captain was carefully selected for his/her vast knowledge of the European waterways, attention to safety and ability to command the ship and crew.

Cruise Manager
Specifically selected for their knowledge, experience and friendly personalities, AmaWaterways Cruise Managers are resourceful, well-traveled and multilingual travel professionals. They are responsible for coordinating all daily activities both on and off the ship.

Hotel Manager
The ship’s Hotel Manager oversees all hotel operations on board, including the dining room, reception and housekeeping.

Ship Crew
All AmaWaterways crewmembers, from the nautical crew to stateroom stewards, are thoroughly trained to ensure you enjoy the best vacation possible.

Shore Excursions

Sightseeing Shore Excursions
As you have varied tastes, we have developed a selection of included small-group shore excursions in every port of call. These excursions may be on foot, via motorcoach or a combination of both. Each shore excursion is led by a qualified English-speaking local guide. In most locations you can also choose your activity level: gentle, regular or active pace tours. If you prefer to sleep in, there are even some options for late risers.

Special Interest Tours
In select cities, we offer one or more included Special Interest Tours, unique alternative shore excursions with a highly specific focus, such as culinary demonstrations and local specialties tastings. These excursions are ideal if you are returning to a previously-visited destination or simply want to try something different. Space may be limited on Special Interest Tours, so if you are interested, we encourage you to reserve a spot online by completing your Cruise Check-In.

Biking and Hiking Excursions
Guided hiking and biking tours bring breathtaking scenery to life as you pedal through the heart of Europe, or leave your footprints behind while venturing to new heights.

Personal Audio “Quietvox” Device
We will provide you with a sophisticated, lightweight audio headset device to take along on shore excursions, so you never have to miss a word of your guide’s insightful commentary.

Motorcoach Safety
For your safety, please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened at all times. We strongly advise against using the onboard washroom while in motion, please be advised that doing so will be at your own risk. AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained for failing to heed these safety precautions. Carry-on bags, purses and other bulky items should be safely stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat to keep the aisles clear. Please do not stow heavy items overhead. Take a moment to note all emergency exits and please be careful whenever entering and exiting the motorcoach.

Bicycle Safety
You may sign up for our guided bicycle tours on board. Safety helmets are provided and must be worn by every participant. Please follow the safety instructions provided by our bike tour guides. Your Cruise Manager will provide more information and further instruction on board. Please be advised the use of bicycles will be at your own risk; AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during their use.

Daily Cruiser Newsletter
We recommend carrying each day’s onboard newsletter with you whenever going ashore, as it contains the ship’s docking address, All Aboard times and your Cruise Manager’s and ship telephone numbers. The Daily Cruiser is also available within our convenient myAmaCruise app, which can be downloaded prior to your sailing.

Water Levels
In the event of fluctuating water levels on certain stretches of the river, it may be necessary to operate part of your planned itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the daily program as determined by the ship’s Captain.

Docking Locations

Some European ports have more than one docking location, so please refer to your cruise documents for the exact location. Local river authorities are responsible for allocating docking spaces and locations may vary depending upon the number of ships in port on any given day. Ships typically moor facing upstream, against the current. There may be times when multiple ships are tied together and views from your stateroom are temporarily restricted. These are typical situations that are beyond the control of AmaWaterways. Docking locations may also change without notice. For guests making their own way to the ship, please contact the ship on the day of embarkation to verify its exact location.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the most up-to-date Health and Safety Protocols in effect, certain amenities and procedures may be impacted on board. You may refer to our Travel Advisory page at amawaterways.com/travel-updates, contact your travel advisor or call us at 800.626.0126 for further questions.

Ship Contact Information

AmaMagna
+31 (0) 62 835 8828 (the Netherlands)

Recommended Gratuities

A Word About Gratuities


Although we leave gratuities to your discretion, many of our guests have asked for general tipping guidelines. Gratuities may be charged on a credit card or given in cash.


7-Night Cruises

Ship’s Crew: The entire amount will be divided equally amongst all crew members.
Recommendation: 100 Euros per week, per guest. (AmaMagna 120 Euros per week, per guest)

Cruise Manager: Your Cruise Manager is not part of the ship’s crew and is the AmaWaterways representative who also accompanies you on any pre- and/or post-cruise hotel/land extensions you may have booked.
Recommendation: 25 Euros per week, per guest; 4 Euros for each additional day, per guest for pre- and post-cruise hotel/land extensions.


14-Night Cruises

Ship’s Crew: The entire amount will be divided equally amongst all crew members.
Recommendation: 200 Euros per week, per guest.

Cruise Manager: Your Cruise Manager is not part of the ship’s crew and is the AmaWaterways representative who also accompanies you on any pre- and/or post-cruise hotel/land extensions you may have booked.
Recommendation: 50 Euros per week, per guest; 4 Euros for each additional day, per guest for pre- and post-cruise hotel/land extensions.

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