When people think about cruising they automatically visualise a large, ocean going vessel that has space aboard for upwards of 500-people, but not all cruises are on the ocean – there are some rather splendid river options available too!
AmaWaterways is one the world’s best luxury river cruise lines and their itinerary’s and vessels are sure to leave you craving more. The award-winning line currently operates a fleet of 20 river boats in Europe, Russia, Africa, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia. These routes take in some of the most popular rivers in the world and some of the most stunning destinations.
River cruising is peaceful and scenic and just like ocean cruising, you only have to unpack your suitcase once. Supreme comfort and convenience make it the premier way to experience magnificent cities, historic villages and little-seen enclaves. From your stateroom balcony, endless natural beauty combines with evolving views of the colourful local scenery. Castles and fortresses tower on both sides, as if you could reach out and touch them. When your ship docks in the heart of town, stroll ashore for included excursions or set off to explore on a complimentary bicycle. With no need to navigate from place to place, you’ll find a sense of adventure and a sense of home all in one holiday.
Aside from having some of the most beautiful and luxurious river boats in the industry, AmaWaterways is also proud to be the only river cruise line that was invited to join one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations, La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen, so rest assured that your culinary experiences aboard any of the AmaWaterways fleet shall certainly be something to remember.
AmaWaterways 2015 Voyages
With so many wonderful cruise options available with AmaWaterways I decided to handpick five voyages that I think you will fall in love with.
Departing Porto on March 25 2015 for 7-nights aboard AmaVida
Itinerary: Porto | Regua | Barca d’Alva (overnight in port) | Vega De Terron (overnight in port) | Pinhao | Regua | Bitetos | Porto (overnight in port before disembarkation)
Departing Vilshofen on April 6 2015 for 14-nights aboard AmaLyra
Itinerary: Vilshofen | Passau | Linz | Melk | Durnstein | Vienna | Bratislava City Tour | Budapest City Tour | Budapest – Puszta Excursion | Mohacs | Novi Sad | Vukovar | Belgrade | Iron Gates | Vidin | Giurgiu | Rousse
Departing Basel on April 29 2015 for 7-nights aboard AmaLyra
Itinerary: Basel | Breisach | Colmar – France or Freiburg | Strasbourg | Mannheim & Heidelberg | Rudesheim – Rhine Castles – Koblenz (overnight in port) | Cologne | Amsterdam (overnight in port)
Departing Moscow on May 10 2015 for 11-nights aboard AmaKatarina
Itinerary: Moscow (three evenings in port!) | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Goritsy | Kizhi Island | Svirstroy | St Petersburg (two evenings in port before disembarkation).
Departing Siem Reap on February 8 2016 for 7-nights aboard La Marguerite
Itinerary: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Siem Reap |Kampong Chhnang | Chong Koh | Phnom Penh | Border Crossing | Tan Chau, Vietnam | Sa Dec – Cai Be | Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon
You can view all of our AmaWaterways 2015 river cruises on our website by clicking here. Alternatively you can also contact one of our friendly Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677 to enquire about the latest fares for any of the above sailings.