AmaWaterways, Redefining the River Cruise Experience
“Ama” Means Love. And love is at the heart of everything we do, including our name. When AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by three families, our goal was to create a river cruise company we ourselves would love. To us that meant excellent food and wine; ample space in which to relax and staterooms with maximum views to enjoy the ever-changing countryside; and a crew who goes above and beyond, treating every guest like they are part of OUR family. While on shore, we developed culturally immersive, small group excursions; Special Interest Tours, focusing on the local flavors; and biking and hiking adventures for those guests who wish to experience a destination from a different vantage point.
The rivers are the arteries that feed the heart and soul of each destination we visit. And our carefully crafted itineraries are the lifeblood that takes you there. Whether you wish to see the grand European capitals along the Danube River, the fairytale castles and fabled towns of the Rhine, the peaceful rural villages lining the banks of the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia; or the animal-rich shores of Africa’s Chobe River, you’ll get insider access to destinations only the river provides.
We personally hand-select the excursions on every itinerary based on our experience ensuring you get the most each destination offers. Watch how an Austrian winegrower prunes his grape leaves with care before sampling the grapes and then the wine; or how a Belgian chocolatier stirs her secret truffle recipe before wrapping it up in a pretty package for you to take home. Marvel at the way the sun kisses the slopes of the Moselle River Valley as you hike through its timeless vineyards; or how the gentle touch of a breeze caresses your cheeks while biking through Bordeaux to an exclusive festival in Bourg.
AAA’s Favorite AmaWaterways River Cruise Experiences:
Free Roundtrip Airfare
On select 2020 sailings throughout Europe
Don’t miss your chance to experience some of AmaWaterways’ most popular and scenic river cruise itineraries in 2020! Book your cruise on any of the 2020 departures listed below by September 30, 2019 and you’ll receive Free Economy Airfare! Must mention promo code FLYFREE at the time of booking to receive Free Airfare from more than 60 US and Canada gateways. Prefer an upgrade? Now you can receive 2-for-1 savings on business class seats on select 2020 departures!
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
From Nuremburg’s iconic Christmas Markets with its iconic red and white striped booths to Strasbourg’s charming white storks, a visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a magical experience. Massive Christmas trees strung with thousands of lights are set against the backdrop of most stunning architecture, where travelers and locals alike gather to make merry. Learn about age-old traditions as you wander through the Christmas Markets enjoying whimsical artisanal gifts and the intoxicating aroma of roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa and sugar plums.
2019 Holiday Triple Savings or Reduced Single Supplement of 10%
For a limited time, experience our luxurious Rhine and Danube river cruises during the most wonderful time of the year and receive triple savings on select 2019 Holiday sailings: $2,000 Per Stateroom Savings + Complimentary Category Upgrade + $100 Onboard Credit Per Stateroom.
Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Those longing for the romance of Old-World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Munich, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Austria’s Lake District and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor.
Portugal & Spain
Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country— the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; visit Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.
Bonus: AmaWaterways’ Exclusive Concierge Golf Program is available on select Romantic Danube and Melodies of the Danube cruises sailing aboard the AmaMagna. Discover Europe, complete with award winning cuisine, incredible service and a choice of excursions in every port, as well as up to 5 rounds of golf at some of the leading championship courses on the continent.
Terms and Conditions:
*Bonus savings is valid in USD for new bookings made from June 1–30, 2019 and based on double occupancy for select 2019 sailings. Offer is combinable with current retail offers; other restrictions apply. AAA Vacations® Amenities apply to select 2019 sailings, is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice; restrictions apply. Cruise must be booked through AAA Travel in order to receive AAA Vacations® Amenities. Contact your travel advisor for full terms and conditions. AmaWaterways CST#2065452-40
**All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid through July 31, 2019 on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.
*Applicable Gateways: ALB, ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BIL, BHM, BIS, BOI, BOS, BUF, BTV, CHS, CLT, CYS, ORD, CVG, CLE, CAE, CMH, DFW, DEN, DSM, DTW, FLL, BDL, IAD, IAH, IND, MCI, LAS, LNK, LIT, LAX, SDF, MEM, MIA, MKE, MSP, EWR, BNA, MSY, JFK, ORF, OKC, MCO, PHL, PHX, PIT, PDX, PVD, SMF, SLC, SAT, SAN, SFO, SEA, STL, TPA, TUS, YYC, YEG, YHZ, YUL, YOW, YYZ, YVR
All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE and 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE are valid on select sailings for new double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by September 30, 2019. FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE and 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE promotions are based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). Offers includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. Promotions not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE promotion is $750 per person, $550 of which is non-refundable. The deposit requirement for 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE promotion is $1,000 per person, $800 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE and 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE are not combinable with Solo Traveler Program bookings or any other promotions/discounts. Must mention promo code FLYFREE in order to receive FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE and FLYBUS in order to receive 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE. Offers are not combinable with solo offers or solo travelers booked in a D or E stateroom. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.