Get personal insight into all things river cruising from our Co-owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst
An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than just the destination – it’s the journey. Our ships are inspired by luxury yachts so that you can enjoy an array of great features as you cruise along from one stunning place to the next. Because it’s not just about where you go. It’s how you get there that matters.
Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst talks about what makes AmaWaterways river cruises so special.
Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best. With the backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that's in the air.
Our Wine Cruises are a unique and immersive way to combine all the wonder of Europe's famed regions with the rich history of winemaking and epicurean treasures found along its wondrous rivers.
AmaWaterways is the proud sponsor of the ODA Free Village English School in Siem Reap, Cambodia, established in
2011 in association with Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA). Our financial support to the school brings
critical English-language skills to local children of grammar-school age to help improve their lives and assist
with subsequent employment opportunities.
Surrounded by the famous temples of Angkor, the Siem Reap area is uniquely tied to the Khmer culture and relies
primarily on tourism. AmaWaterways guests touring the Angkor Archaeological Park as part of their 16-day "Vietnam,
Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong" itinerary are given the opportunity to visit the school during their excursion
to the nearby Banteay Srei temple.
We are extremely honored to participate in such a constructive and lasting project as this life-changing school.
We encourage all AmaWaterways guests to visit this remarkable part of the world, known for its stunning temple
complexes and the friendly people who live there.
Our generous guests often ask if there is anything they can bring from home to donate to the ODA Free Village English School.
There are more than 600 children enrolled in the school, so there are never enough books or educational materials to go around.
If you are interested in making a contribution, we suggest:
Basic school supplies - pencils with erasers, erasers, pens, chalk, small notebooks, jumbo felt tip pens, post-it notes,
dry erase markers (and blue and red ink refills), exercise books, highlighters, building blocks, large threading beads,
paints, simple wooden jigsaw puzzles, laminated write-and-wipe books, UNO cards, and very simple storybooks with lots of
Personal hygiene supplies: soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and mini tubes of toothpaste.
If you prefer to make an online donation, please visit:
All donations made through this website are processed and collected by Project Kids Art, a 501(c)(3) registered in the
United States. Donations made by U.S. citizens are tax-deductible. Funds are distributed to four village schools in the
Siem Reap area, including the ODA Free Village English School. When making your donation, please make a note on PayPal's
Additional Comments field which reads "AmaWaterways Free English School."