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Luxury River Cruises

With AmaWaterways, it’s all included in the price

Critically acclaimed, award-winning and internationally praised, AmaWaterways are true pioneers in the art of the river cruise. With a fleet of ships recognised by cruise experts Berlitz as the best in Europe, an AmaWaterways cruise is a journey and a destination all rolled into one magnificent adventure, through some of the finest countries in Europe.

With luxury, the watchword for AmaWaterway's fleet, the specially designed ships are perfectly equipped to offer the best in comfort and style as you sail from port to port. Get to know your fellow passengers in the charming lounge areas, or admire the superb sights and panoramas from the spacious sun deck. The restaurants are also well worth a mention, with the excellent food earning AmaWaterways an invitation to join La Chaîne des Rôtissuers, one of the world's most respected culinary associations.

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In many ports of call, you'll be able to choose from a veritable smorgasbord of excursions. These may include a gentle walking tour around the most famous landmarks and hidden gems, a hike for those interested in covering more ground, or a bicycle tour along the river's banks.

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Douro Cruise onboard The Spirit of Chartwell

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a boat used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the excellent Spirit of Chartwell as you visit quintas, explore villas and sample Portuguese delicacies.

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Luxury Danube Cruise

What a civilised way to visit the magnificent cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Join your luxurious ship for a gentle cruise along the River Danube for a journey that passes the dynamic capitals of Vienna and Budapest, and transports you through the scenic Wachau Valley.

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Luxury Douro Cruise

Flowing from northern Spain to the ocean in Porto, the Douro River carves a route through a rolling landscape of vineyards, gorges and villages. From vibrant Porto, you embark on a magnificent 8-day cruise enjoying Port wine tastings at renowned plantations, visits to historic Portuguese cities and excursions into Spain as well as an on board Flamenco performance.

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Luxury Rhine Cruise

Follow the winding Rhine on this fantastic tour through central Europe. Explore the Swiss city of Basel before charting a course through the charming vineyards of northern Germany, pass briefly through France and end your exploration along the waterways of Amsterdam.

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Luxury Rhône Cruise

Let the gentle currents of the Rhône transport you through Burgundy and Provence aboard your fantastic river cruise ship. Discover the region's verdant vineyards and absorb the atmosphere of its historic towns, soaring cathedrals and half-timbered houses as you sail from Lyon, taking in the UNESCO-protected centre of Avignon.

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Sailing The Seine - All Inclusive

On a quintessentially French cruise, discover the enchanting beauty of the iconic Seine River, beginning in Paris and taking in elegant châteaus, alabaster cliffs, ruined abbeys and sophisticated Norman cities.

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The Decks

Designed with elegance, luxury and modernity in mind, the decks of the AmaWaterways fleet are consistent in their high quality, boasting an array of exceptional amenities and tasteful interiors.

AmaWaterway's ships generally have around three decks, with a variety of cabins of differing sizes, each serviced by a professional and welcoming crew, who pride themselves on their warmth and efficiency. Each deck also provides areas for relaxing, with wide, tall windows, perfect for watching the delightful scenery drift by.

Proudly bearing orchestral titles, the Piano Deck is the lowest, generally with a pair of twin windows for views across the water. The second is the Cello Deck. Most cabins here have French Balconies and tend to be more spacious. The final and highest deck is the Violin Deck - these decks are made up of cabins with Outdoor and French Balconies, boasting perhaps the best views of all the on board cabins.



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Many ships have two separate restaurants on two different decks, which travellers can enjoy. For an extra fee, passengers can dine at The Chef's Table. This restaurant offers a more intimate setting and a more select menu, situated in a dining room higher up in the ship, thus allowing for more spectacular vistas as you enjoy your carefully-crafted cuisine and hand-selected local drinks.

Bringing river cruising into the 21st century, AmaWaterways are also proud to provide complimentary high speed Wi-Fi on board, available throughout each deck.


AmaWaterway's vessels are far more than simply a form of transport; they are floating hotels, replete with well-equipped facilities to make your voyage as all-encompassing as possible.

The cuisine is an all-important part of your river cruise and each AmaWaterway's ship has its own dedicated restaurant, featuring menus created under the guidance of award winning chef Primus Perchtold. With an excellent range of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is little wonder that AmaWaterways was granted a place on the prestigious culinary board, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

As well as the succulent gastronomic offerings, the restaurant offers a perfect chance to meet your fellow passengers, as you enjoy meals together against the backdrop of Europe.



Further opportunities for socialising can be found on the excellent outdoor sun deck at the top of the ship. Featuring comfortable lounge chairs, and many providing a whirlpool or swimming pool, kick back in comfort as well as style as you drift past the continent's mountains, vineyards and castles. This is truly the best spot from which to absorb the commanding scenery of Europe's marvellous waterways.

For bike lovers, many AmaWaterway's cruise ships boast a collection of well-maintained bicycles, allowing for more extensive exploration of the rural areas around each destination. Use of these bikes is free of charge, and some cruises offer guided biking tours of destinations, taking you away from the bustle of urban life into the pastoral tranquillity of Europe.

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