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Rivercruising in Europe, Asia, Africa and Egypt

We have enjoyed sailing with Amawaterways on various Bucketeer hosted trips on the Danube, Rhine and Dordogne Rivers [Bordeaux region] and our Bucketeers have also experienced Egypt and the Nile onboard the AmaDahlia and the Chobe River in Africa while onboard the Zambezi Queen.

Whether celebrating a milestone anniversary, a special birthday or a reunion with friends and family, river cruising with AmaWaterways offers the perfect variety of multiple daily tours and culinary experiences to please all ages and types of travelers searching for a more personalized way to reconnect with the world around them.

Amawaterways is now open for 2024 bookings .

Please call us at 804-557-3006

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Family-owned and operated for 20 years, award winning AmaWaterways operates 26 ships in Europe, Asia and Africa and has the highest rated ships in Europe according to Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe 3rd ed.

Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature industry leading onboard amenities. Amawaterways is best known for award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine and a variety of themed cruises and new family cruises.

New for 2024

Douro River

AmaWaterways has extended its Portugal river cruising season for 2024 with additional sailings round trip from Porto on board AmaDouro. Travelers will have the opportunity to experience the golden fall foliage along the banks of the Douro River and for the first time ever, discover the joys of this popular destination throughout the festive December period with the final Christmas departure on December 21, 2024.


New for 2024, a seven-night Flavors of Burgundy itinerary traveling on the Saône River between Dijon and Lyon offers guests the added pleasure to explore in depth the famous wine-producing and culinary region of France. Continuing the trend of longer journeys, guests have the option of conveniently disembarking their first seven-night cruise aboard AmaCello in Lyon and boarding sister ship AmaKristina for an additional seven nights on the Colors of Provence cruise between Lyon and Arles. AmaWaterways offers a 10% combination cruise savings on all second and subsequent river cruises. This brings the number to six unique itineraries in France with optional pre- and post-cruise stays escorted by Cruise Managers in cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Bilboa, Geneva and Nice.

Danube River

With nine itineraries offered by six award-winning ships, AmaWaterways continues to attract many repeat guests as well as first-time river cruisers to this fascinating region of Europe. For 2024, AmaMagna, the most luxurious ship on the Danube, offers an early start to the river cruise season on February 11 with her unique itinerary cruising between Vilshofen and Budapest. In addition, AmaViola lives up to her musical name with a series of six Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube departures between Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria. Also available in 2024 are six festive December departures on the unique five-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube itinerary visiting Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest with pre- or post-cruise land packages in Krakow, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic.

Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers

Lucia promises to warm hearts with extra doses of AmaLove as she kicks off her new Rhine season on February 11, 2024. For those looking to discover Western and Central Europe, AmaWaterways offers a variety of 7, 10 and 11-night cruises along the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers. Boasting 10 fascinating itineraries such as Enchanting Rhine, Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle and Christmas Markets on the Rhine, travelers can sit back and cruise or be as active as they wish as they hike, bike and explore their way through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Besides soaking up the region’s excellent wines, timeless traditions and deep-rooted history, guests are also able to extend their stay by adding optional pre- and post-cruise land packages in iconic destinations like Amsterdam, Lucerne, Zurich and Prague. Unique in the river cruise industry, guests opting to add land packages are escorted throughout their journeys by AmaWaterways’ knowledgeable Cruise Managers.

Belgium and the Netherlands at Tulip Time

Bucketeers can look forward to some of the world’s most stunning sunsets along the remarkable Dutch and Belgian Waterways, while exploring a variety of legendary towns and famous WWII landmarks such as Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Gent. Perfect for flower lovers, history buffs and connoisseurs of cheese and chocolate alike, guests will enjoy wonderful excursions on these popular itineraries, from gorgeous tulip farms in Hoorn within AmaWaterways’ spring-only Tulip Time sailings to the Roosevelt family home in Veere and full-day tours of Bruges on the Best of Holland & Belgium cruises.

Nile River

Following an extremely successful season of sailing with AmaDahlia, AmaWaterways will set sail with its second ship on the Nile, AmaLilia, starting March 4, 2024. The two sister ships will sail the same immersive Secrets of Egypt & Nile itinerary departing on different days, offering an unparalleled 11-night cruise and land experience that includes a seven-night roundtrip river cruise from Luxor, paired with three nights pre- and one-night post-cruise stays in historic Cairo. Popular optional land packages paired with this destination include Dubai, Jordan and Israel.

Chobe River

Our Bucketeers who have taken a walk on the wild side and sailed along Africa’s Chobe River aboard the luxurious Zambezi Queen have raved about the experience. With five distinct itineraries to choose from, such as Discover Africa and Stars of South Africa, guests can look forward to discovering Africa’s vibrant culture, spotting some of the most prolific wildlife and exploring iconic destinations like Cape Town’s Table Mountain and Victoria Falls. AmaWaterways’ Africa itineraries combine the four-night luxurious river cruise experience with the choice of thrilling wildlife land safaris, city stays or the timeless grace of cross-country rail travel so guests can emerge themselves into the enriching cultural experience that is unlike any other.

Mekong River

On board the 124-passenger AmaDara, AmaWaterways offers guests one-of-a-kind sailing experiences along the 12th largest river in the world, the Mekong, with unique itineraries such as the Charms of the Mekong and Riches of the Mekong. Both magical itineraries can be combined with pre- and post-cruise land packages to discover the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia, or the bustling centers of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam, or Bangkok, Thailand.

Colombia [NEW]

We expect to hear details in January regarding AmaWaterways’ 2024 launch of two new ships cruising the Magdalena River in Colombia.