Last updated on March 15th, 2019

AmaCello, AmaWaterways, Regensburg

AmaCello, Regensburg

AmaWaterways River Cruises – Intro

AmaWaterways River Cruises (pronounced with a soft “a” as in “mama”) began in 2002 as a family owned business.  In 2017 it had 20 ships accommodating 164 passengers on their largest vessels.  Most of their ships operate in Europe, but Ama also has ships in Botswana and Cambodia / Vietnam.  The AmaCello, AmaDagio, AmaDante, AmaDolce and AmaLyra are basically identical craft accommodating 148 -150 guests.  These ships all have water view accommodation.  Some newer ships have step out balconies.

AmaPrima Chefs Table Restaurant, AmaWaterways

AmaPrima Chefs Table Restaurant

AmaWaterways River Cruises – Europe

In Europe Ama operates on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Dordogne, Douro, Garonne, Moselle, Seine and Rhone Rivers.  They also maneuver through the canals of the Netherlands and Belgium.  The ships operating in Europe are:


AmaWaterways River Cruises – Asia & Africa

Zambezi Queen, AmaWaterways

Zambezi Queen

AmaWaterways – Guest Profile

  • Well traveled, educated and typically 55 plus
  • People looking for a historical and cultural experience
  • People who love to take coach tours
  • Active people who like walking tours and biking
  • People who enjoy themed cruises
Zambezi Queen Suite, AmaWaterways

Zambezi Queen Suite

AmaWaterways River Cruises – Staterooms

Most of the staterooms on our fleet feature not just one, but two private balconies — a French balcony and a full outside balcony.  Suite sizes in Europe range from 160 square feet to 350 square feet.

AmaCello Restaurant, AmaWaterways

AmaCello Restaurant

AmaWaterways – Included Amenities

  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Wifi in the staterooms
  • Bottled water.
  • Champagne each morning.
  • Local wine and beer with dinner.
  • One shore excursion at each city visited.
  • Complimentary bicycles.
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours a day.
  • Specialty coffees, such as espresso and café latte are also available free of charge in the lounges.
  • Fitness room
  • Hair dryer, safe
AmaReina Twin Balcony Suite, AmaWaterways

AmaReina Twin Balcony Suite

AmaWaterways – Policies

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ships. Smoking is only permitted on the sun deck.

Tipping – Gratuities are not included. Ama provides recommended amounts to tip.

Read the Ama Cancellation Policy here.

Singles – Single supplement is often offered at 50% of twin price.  AmaWaterways has built accommodation for singles into some of its newest ships.

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