Rhine Connections

We have gathered these unique stories, recipes, interviews, and testimonials to enrich and inspire you before your journey with AmaWaterways. In anticipation of your upcoming river cruise, we hope you see how an unforgettable travel experience can truly be yours when sailing with us along the rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Why it’s time to consider our 11-night Rhine & Moselle Fairytales itineraryRead more
Take responsible tourism to the next level by learning about the sustainable cities you can visit during our river cruise and land journeys!Read more
Experience these inaugural AmaWaterways journeys in 2025Read more
Learn how to enhance your holiday meal experience with Cruise Manager Abel’s wine expertise.Read more
Practice these French words and phrases as you prepare for your river cruise through FranceRead more
From multiple excursion choices to four unique seasons, discover endless possibilities on the river.Read more
Learn the tales behind this mysterious medieval fortress overlooking Lahnstein, GermanyRead more
What sets summer apart from other seasons in Europe?Read more
Have you heard the Alsace legend where the hero of the story was a witch?Read more
Why Arlene B. wanted her grandchildren all to herself on the Captivating Rhine - and why she'll do it again.Read more
From romantic landscapes to unbeatable air fares, discover why February is an ideal month for river cruisesRead more
Which river cruise journeys do families love the most?Read more
From our warm welcome to our festive traditions, read why one family loved their holiday sailing.Read more
Discover two beautiful Swiss cities as a part of your extended Rhine River journey and catch a glimpse of Alpine peaks in the distance.Read more
Whip up a batch at home or taste this delicious dish on the Rhine River.Read more
Plan a longer journey in Europe as The Paquins have during their incredible river cruise experiencesRead more
An onboard gluten-free favorite you can easily make at home.Read more
Customize your experience with these excursions curated for your interests!Read more
Discover fascinating destinations from a different perspective.Read more
Part one of a two-part story on the Godfather of River Cruising and AmaWaterways’ historyRead more
A loyal solo traveler opens up about her experiences.Read more
There’s more to the story behind the drink of celebration.Read more
A first-time river cruiser shares her Christmas Markets on the Rhine experience.Read more
Discover the AmaWaterways experience in on our included excursions in Cologne, GermanyRead more
Discover fairytale castles where history meets mysteryRead more
Cyndi Cashman raves about her girlfriend getaway on her Christmas Markets on the Rhine cruise.Read more
See Lake Como, Italy, as part of our full Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps river cruise and land journey.Read more
Find out why one guest loves our signature twin-balcony staterooms.Read more
As the clock rolls over, what are different countries doing to celebrate?Read more
Between our luxurious onboard gala and local celebrations, there’s nothing quite like a New Year’s cruise with AmaWaterways.Read more
Taste tradition through this hearty soup – part of many German couples’ love stories.Read more
Learn more about the history-making canal that made modern river cruising possible!Read more
Tulips are not the only product for which the Dutch are world-famous. When in the Netherlands, just say ‘Cheese’Read more
Amsterdam offers more than its legendary canals and tulips: the city is also home to world-renowned art museums.Read more
Turn your holiday meal into an extraordinary experience with some sensational wine choices.Read more
Common German Words and PhrasesRead more
Every August, thousands of intrepid swimmers go with the flow on Rhine Swim Day.Read more
Basic Words and Phrases to Know in DutchRead more
The French, picturesque town of Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace, and one of France’s most beautiful cities.Read more
Culture and history abound in the beautiful town of Bernkastel on the Moselle River.Read more
Germany is at its most beguiling as you float through the Rhine ValleyRead more
Delight in one of the many temptations found in AlsaceRead more
Try this traditional German SauerbratenRead more
Imagine toasting to the good life aboard an AmaWaterways river cruiseRead more
Go for the wines, but say it’s for the history.Read more
Why just settle for a regular cup of joe? Or even a specially whipped up espresso or caffé macchiato when you can indulge in a classic Rüdesheimer kaffee (aka Rüdesheimer coffee).Read more
“Drinking a Kölsch beer is more than just drinking a beer: it’s like drinking an entire culture.”Read more
Red sandstone ruins, majestic views over the Neckar Valley and green forests, the world’s largest wine barrel – the castle of Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most charming and romantic sights.Read more
When Walt Disney’s impressed by the fairytale charms of a town, you know something truly magical awaits.Read more
Walk the streets of lovely Luxembourg...Read more
What better city to visit on a river cruise than stunning Amsterdam?Read more
Not all German legends have been turned into hit animated movies… at least not yet.Read more
During the festive Christmas Market season in Cologne, it won’t just be the Hohenzollern Bridge that will keep your eyes all aglow on your visit.Read more
What could be more romantic for the holidays than kissing under the mistletoe in Strasbourg?Read more
Visit the Christmas Markets in Zurich and see how the city shines like its Swarovski decorations.Read more
Stunning Zurich is an indulgent feast for the eyes – as much as the taste buds and other senses.Read more