AmaWaterways Overview

River cruising with AmaWaterways is a unique and unforgettable way to see some of the most incredible places in the world. ‘Ama’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘love’, and is at the heart of the AmaWaterways philosophy. The entire AmaWaterways staff truly loves what they do, which is providing guests the best travel experience possible from the moment they step onboard. Experience the charm of Europe sailing along the Danube or exotic marvels in Vietnam, all within the comfort and luxury of intimate, river cruise ships.

On any AmaWaterways sailing, you get more. More ways to indulge, more ways to discover, and more ways to connect with people and places. With at most 164 guests per ship, you are getting more intimate dining opportunities such as watching the chef prepare your meal, more personalized service with 1 staff member per 3 guests, and more opportunities for included tours and unique destination activities that will immerse you in new cultures. Fewer guests means extra space for luxuriating on the ship’s elegant public spaces, such as the top deck pool with a swim up bar. Each day, discover a new delightful town by foot or by the complimentary bikes provided onboard, and each night return to your floating river cruise haven and enjoy a leisurely dinner with new friends.

Where does AmaWaterways Sail?

AmaWaterways Deals

Avoya Exclusive Call-In Special! Up to $400 Free Onboard Credit PLUS Savings up to $4,000!

Call Avoya Travel today to receive Savings and FREE Perks on select 2017 AmaWaterways sailings that may include:

  • Avoya Exclusive! Up to $400 Free Onboard Credit on select sailings
  • Savings up to $4,000 on select sailings
Call Avoya Travel now to see how much Savings and FREE Perks your desired sail date qualifies for!

Early Booking Discount – Save up to $1,500 on 2018 Sailings!

Book select 2018 AmaWaterways sailings with Avoya Travel and receive Early Booking Savings of up to $1,500 per couple!

Save up to $2,000 on 2017 Exotics!

Book with Avoya Travel for Savings of up to $2,000 per couple on select 2017 AmaWaterways Exotics sailings!

Avoya Advantage Exclusive – $200 Free Onboard Credit!

Book select AmaWaterways sailings with Avoya Travel to receive $200 Free Onboard Credit!

Solo Traveler Savings – Waived Single Supplement!

Receive a Waived Single Supplement for Solo Travelers when you book select 2017 AmaWaterways sailings with Avoya Travel!

Cruise Privileges Program – $300 Free Onboard Credit, $100 Spa Credit PLUS Extra Bonuses!

Book with Avoya Travel to receive $300 Free Onboard Credit, $100 Spa Credit PLUS Extra Bonuses on select AmaWaterways sailings when you pay with your American Express Platinum or Centurion Card!

Past Guests – Up to $200 in Savings Plus Extra Bonuses!

Book with Avoya Travel as a Past Guest of AmaWaterways to receive up to $200 in Savings PLUS enjoy exclusive bonuses such as a private reception to welcome you back onboard!

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No Avoya fees to book, change, or cancel your cruise!

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AmaWaterways Reviews


AMA's AmaCerto was fabulous. It was the best looking boat on the river. The cabin was lovely; the food excellent; the staff attentive without being intrusive. But the best was the attention to detail in the excursions which balanced well organized tours with unstructured time that was well matched to the diverse activity levels, interests, and travel experience of the passengers.


Sailed on AmaCerto to Europe


AmaWaterways was just perfect without any single bug. The cruise Director, a Vietnamese, was outstanding.

Bernard M. of Village of Palmetto Bay, FL

Sailed on AmaLotus to Far East


AMAWaterways is an excellent cruise provider. The ship was beautiful, and the staff was beyond my expectations. I would have rated them a 10, except for a problem that was not appreciated on our last day of the trip. But, aside from that (and they said they would correct that so others need not suffer from the same problem), all was great. From beginning to end, the ship was phenomenal, the food was a delight, and the people on the ship serving us, helping us, and entertaining us were, without exception, among some of the most superior service providers I have ever had the privilege to encounter! - and I have literally traveled the world.

Lori D. of Upper Black Eddy, PA

Sailed on AmaCerto to Europe