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AMA Waterways

4.5 | Excellent
  • 89% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 2002
Headquarters
  • Calabasas, California, United States
Trips
  • 26

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AMA Waterways Reviews & Ratings 89% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
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Tour Reviews

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Very professional river cruise June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
AMAWaterways is a very professional river cruise company. We have sailed twice on two of their ships, the AMASerena and the AMADante. From the moment you book, you can see the professionalism of this company. From the quality of the documents you receive to the website which holds a wealth of information when you check in online, everything is five star. When you board the staff are waiting for you, and they cannot do enough to make your stay on their ships amazing. Our room was always so clean and made up thanks to our housekeeper, Vladimir. The meals on the AMA ships are fantastic. Always great choices and the Chef's recommendations were always top notch. We loved our sailing days on the Rhine and Main rivers. We were on the AMADante doing the first trip called Medieval Treasures. We loved the choices of excursions in the ports of call. The addition of the new Sip and Sail feature had everyone mingling with each other before dinner each night. Highly recommend AMA and we will be sailing with you again before we know it.
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It was a magical trip September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I did the Christmas markets with two pre nights in Prague. This was 2016. It was a magical trip. I am a solo traveller. I met so many great people and shared many great experiences. Sitting alone on deck silently drifting down emerald waters with mysterious shadows from the hills...old ruins standing tall...hot coffee in hand...frosted hills...Just so much wonder. And knowing it just got more exciting each day. History is deep and the food is great. There are so many wonderful reviews from other AMA trips..but the magic of Christmas on the Danube is deep...and I'll do much more. Top of the line company.
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Beautiful August 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We've just returned from a river Cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam. We can't put into words how much we enjoyed this trip of a lifetime. The ship was beautiful, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The crew were so friendly and attentive and they couldn't have done any more to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. The cruise manager was fantastic organising such interesting and fun excursions as well as onboard entertainment. The food was incredible, plenty of choice and beautifully presented. The flights and transfers were seamless. We just can't fault our holiday in anyway at all. Thank you AmaWaterways for making it so special for us.
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Magical experience July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got home from our first river cruise. And our first AmaWaterways cruise. And we are HOOKED. The ship was awesome. The service was fabulous. Love a smaller group of 150 rather than 5,000+ on an ocean cruise. We got to know the staff and the other guests and made great friends. Having the cruise manager as part of our 3 day precruise before we even got on the ship was a huge bonus. Loved the itinerary. I could go on and on. Thank you AmaWaterways for a magical experience. You'll be seeing us again!!
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An experience we will NEVER forget! July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Julie and I cruised the Danube with AmaWaterways in October of 2016... an experience we will NEVER forget! The Ship, crew, food, and hospitality were second to none. There is no better way to experience Europe either as a teaser to go back and explore more or as a once in a lifetime memory all in it's own!
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I had ever experienced July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have traveled the world and been to my favorite place, Hawaii about 30 times. However, just returning From the Melodies of the Danube River Cruise I can unequivocally say that this was the best vacation I had ever experienced. AMA Waterways took care of every need and far exceeded my expectations. The food was fabulous, the staff was highly interactive and attentive, the tour director Rolf was superb in every way, the tours were so informative with many choices, the entertainment was absolutely wonderful and it was so well organized down to every detail. I never expected that we would be escorted after the cruise to Prague with a couple of stops and tours on the way and a city tour of Prague as soon as we arrived. Then to have a bus waiting to take us to the airport the next morning with an English speaking local guide who stayed with us until we are through security was far more than I ever expected. Everything went so seamlessly so that we could truly sit back and totally relax and enjoy our vacation which made it the most spectacular vacation we’ve ever had. We will be sailing again on the Rhine and I’m sure it will be equally as fabulous.
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Known especially for its top-notch onboard regional cuisine, Ama is the only river cruise line to join La Chaine des Rotisseurs, a prestigious gastronomic society. Passengers tend to be affluent, over age 50, and interested in a mostly casual, all-inclusive experience with minimal hassle; cruise directors make sure everything runs smoothly. Good service is prized.

Ama has won awards for its spacious, stylish cabin designs, and passengers can expect lots of complimentary perks: shore excursions, wine and beer at lunch and dinner, Internet access in every cabin (in Europe), and bicycles for use in port are all included in the price. Many cabins in its newer ships have both French and outdoor balconies.

Originally called Amadeus Waterways when it was founded in 2002, California-based AmaWaterways later changed its name but hasn’t changed its prime customers: mostly North Americans, British, Australians, and English-speaking Europeans (English is the official language onboard).

Ama has undergone rapid expansion and now cruises on three continents. Europe tops the roster, with fifteen ships sailing the Danube, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Douro, Seine, and Rhone rivers. Three ships ply the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in Southeast Asia, while Russia (on the Volga-Baltic Waterway between Moscow and St. Petersburg) and Africa (on the Chobe River in Botswana) each sport one ship.   


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From AMA Waterways

AmaWaterways operates the finest fleet and provides all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. With an innovative product and rapidly-growing fleet of custom-designed ships, the line enjoys a reputation as the leader in river cruising.

AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. All Three brought tremendous experience, knowledge and dedication to the venture. Rudi was one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market. Kristin brought with her vast sales and customer service experience. And Jimmy Murphy is the founder and former owner of Brendan Vacations. Their combined expertise and passion for the river cruise business results in a river cruise vacation experience that will exceed expectations. With more than 20 different itineraries to choose from, the river cruise vacation of a lifetime awaits with AmaWaterways!

At AmaWaterways, we love what we do — providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, “Ama” is derived from the Latin word for “love.” It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. It is a philosophy that drives our attention to detail, constant innovation and culture of always making our guests our top priority. It is the reason our guests all have a story about why it was the best cruise they’ve ever taken.

Associations:

Cruise Lines International Association

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Trips & Specials

Save up to 15% on 2017 Europe river cruises

8 days
River Cruise
Basic - 2 star
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From: $ 3,319

Highlights

  • Enjoy Christmas on Danube Crusing
  • Explore Linz, the second largest city in Austria.
  • Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Prague, then visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Budapest
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13 days
Small Ship Cruise
Luxury - 5 star
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From: $ 12,695

Highlights

  • Discover Cape Town
  • Enjoy the safari of Chobe National Park
  • Explore the Chobe River’s spectacular game viewing
  • See the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Amazing travel by rail to Hwange Game Reserve
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20 days
River Cruise
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 7,218

Highlights

  • See the fascinating Nuremberg
  • Discover Trier city tour
  • Explore Paris
  • Explore Mainz and visit Gutenberg Museum
  • Explore Kitzingen and enjoy Wine cellar visit & tasting
  • Visit Budapest City tour
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12 days
River Cruise
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,799

Highlights

  • Explore Amsterdam and enjoy the canal cruise through the city
  • Experience 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
  • Discover Strasbourg and Zurich
  • Visit Cologne and get an opportunity to see Cathedral Square
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