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.
We realize that our guests have different tastes, so we’ve developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations,
you’ll be free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to
show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Is it your first time in Vienna? Opt for
an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide that is well versed in history and culture. Have you
already been to Nuremberg? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of our Special Interest Tours,
which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. Are you looking for something more active? See the beautiful scenery
of Austria’s Wachau Valley with a guided bike tour along the Danube. The choice is yours.
On an AmaWaterways river cruise, you don’t just pass through a destination — you experience it. Each one of our itineraries is crafted with a paramount
goal in mind: connecting you to the essence of life in each place you visit. We always make it a point to place our guests in small groups. This helps
facilitate access to sights and landmarks, a more intimate setting, and more encounters with the locals. It’s a great way to take your time as you
explore, get to know your fellow travelers better and find opportunities for up-close experiences. Every tour is led by a local, English-speaking guide
who is very knowledgeable in the culture and history of the place you are visiting.
Choose your pace: In many cases, you’ll have a choice of gentle, regular and active tour paces. There are even some options for late risers.
Every year, we seek out new opportunities for our guests to experience local culture in a unique way. These tours are
specially designed to give small groups the chance to be even more immersed in a destination. Here are just a few examples:
With AmaWaterways, you have the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do. We were the first river
cruise line to carry an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting
riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of our exclusive guided bike tours, or want to
go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise. Here are a few examples:
The beauty of Europe doesn’t just lie in its architecture and landmarks – there are also breathtaking
things to be seen when you venture out into nature. That’s why we’ve designed special hikes that will
take you a bit off the beaten path in some very beautiful destinations. Here are some examples of