When it comes to river cruising, leisurely travelling down one of the many European rivers remains the most popular choice – these voyages provide a constant change of scenery as they pass through major cities, towns and rural villages.
A river cruise along the Danube can take you through nine countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine; giving the opportunity to explore the rich culture of Europe on the way to the Black Sea.
Across Germany the Rhine dominates the landscape all the way to the Netherlands, while the Rhone and Moselle rivers are two of the most scenic routes on the continent. Then the Douro sweeps dramatically through Northern Spain and into Portugal, past steep valleys and terraced vineyards before arriving at the Atlantic.
Cruise a river in Asia. It’s a very different world, with unfamiliar landscapes, languages, music, dress, architecture, food, religious beliefs, flora and fauna, so pack your sense of adventure. The Mekong flows serenely through Buddhist Cambodia and busy Vietnam. The Irrawaddy uncovers Burma’s tranquillity, temples and a rural way of life that is relatively untouched. The Yangtze gives a glimpse of China’s bustling cities and ancient monuments and offers an insight into one of the world’s most dramatic dam structures. The Ganges, India’s most sacred river, mirrors the daily cycle of life and death and it all goes on before your eyes.
AmaWaterways really is a river cruise experience like no other. In the latest Berlitz Guide to River Cruising, more than 310 ships were assessed and the AmaWaterways European fleet earned the highest rating given and achieved all top 10 spots in the guide. They are recognised for award winning cuisine, extensive complimentary amenities, carefully crafted itineraries, personalised service and custom designed ships.
AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising with: enriching theme cruises; an enhanced active discovery programme offering hiking and biking tours; a luxury golf programme; and their unique complimentary Chef’s Table and La Chaine de Rotisseurs dining experience. AmaWaterways were the first river cruise company to introduce an exclusive twin balcony design in the majority of staterooms and their latest feature is the introduction of inter-connecting cabins to accommodate multi-generational families. With cruises travelling throughout Europe, Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia, AmaWaterways gives you the opportunity to see the world in luxury and comfort.
From the very moment you step aboard our spectacular fleet of ships, the world you want to enjoy and explore becomes closer. Watch the stunning scenery float by from the comfort of your luxuriously large cabin or suite. Or simply step out onto your private balcony and soak it up with the breeze on your face.
Fascinating daily excursions led by expert guides and tour managers are included in the price, but even the very smallest of details will be carefully catered for, to make your river cruise unforgettable. And of course, our friendly, highly professional crew will welcome you and always be ready to tend to your every need. That’s why once you’ve experienced a river cruise the Riviera way, we promise you’ll never look back.
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