How You’ll Spend Your Time Aboard an AmaWaterways River Cruise

When the time feels right, AmaWaterways will be there for you to plan your dream luxury river cruise.

At the heart of the travel industry is the human desire to connect with people and nature in the world around us. Despite current uncertainties, this desire remains as strong as ever and AmaWaterways knows that you, together with your trusted travel advisors, are at home dreaming and starting plans for those next precious vacations experiences – and what better way to see the world than by sailing its rivers?

AmaWaterways’ river cruise ships welcome between 102 and 196 guests – much like boutique hotels – and sail on national waterways docking daily in very close proximity to historical sites, quaint village markets, iconic wine cellars and also with easy access to medical services if needed. Once AmaWaterways resumes their river cruises, rest assured that they will take all preventive measures as recommended by the health authorities, as well as intensify their normal very high standards of hygiene on board. They are already working closely with their travel advisor partners here and suppliers in the destinations they sail to ensure that all their guest and crew screenings, onboard sanitation procedures and onshore excursions will be operated in strict accordance with the most up-to-date recommended protocols.

But until we can sail again, get a glimpse of what a typical day may look like on your river cruise. All AmaWaterways cruises offer the below amenities for you to take advantage of throughout the day.

Fitness Center & Classes

Each ship offers a fitness center to help you stay active between excursions. And if the treadmill isn’t your preference, there is also a professionally trained Wellness Host offering daily classes. Start your day with a yoga session on the Sun Deck, a spin class on the back of the ship, or a light stretch class, and set the tone for a relaxing day.

Yoga class on board.

Award-Winning Meals

Enjoy coffee and the breakfast buffet each morning, light lunches and refreshments throughout the day and exquisite meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients for dinner. We recommend booking The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant for at least one evening. Unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks are offered with each meal. AmaWaterways is especially known for its fantastic meals on board.

Chef’s table experience.

Salon & Spa

No vacation is complete without a bit of pampering. The spa on board offers massages throughout the day so you can relax on your own schedule. With fewer guests on board, you won’t have to fight for an appointment. Feel like going out for the evening while we’re in port? Let the stylists at the salon give you a new look or simply help you look and feel your best before heading out.

Deck Pool

You may not choose a tropical cruise, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relax and enjoy the sun on the top deck! All ships have a heated pool (some with a swim-up bar for optimal enjoyment) or a jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing any tired muscles while cruising past the graceful, castle-filled countryside of Europe. Feel free to come back out when the sun goes down. As you cruise past larger cities, the views of bridges full of lights or cathedrals lit up under the stars are extraordinary.


Regardless of which cruise itinerary you choose, you’ll have a variety of excursions to choose from. The activity level varies to suit your preference for the day, and bikes are available on the ship for you to take into town. During some stops, you may prefer a mild hike; on others, wine tasting or touring a Kölsch brew pub. Alternatively, you may wish to take on some free time and explore the city. Some of our clients’ favorite days are strolling through the cobblestone streets of obscure cities, feeling out the local culture.

Strolling through the cobblestone streets.

Best in Class Service

The only thing better than AmaWaterways dining is their service. The team truly prides itself on building relationships with each guest and creating a family-like feel for your journey.