Fodor’s Expert Review
Hop aboard as early as April, when multicolored fields of tulip blossoms unveil the seasonal beauty and history of the Netherlands, one of the two countries explored on the comfortable 148-passenger AmaDante. Most staterooms and suites open up to balconies, which are perfect for admiring historic sites in both the Netherlands and Belgium with privacy.Read More
A leader in its niche, winning numerous industry awards for Best River Cruise Line, this specialty 29-vessel cruise line has exceptional staterooms and itineraries that showcase not only Europe, but also Southeast Asia, Africa, Egypt, and Colombia. Its Austrian founder worked with several of the other major river-cruise companies before launching his own company in 2002. Since then, AmaWaterways has introduced 23 new ships in Europe as well as one ship in Southeast Asia, one in Africa, and two ships in Egypt. In 2024, a new ship will debut in Colombia, followed by another in 2025.
AmaWaterways’ luxury ships are among the newest of the European river cruisers operating today. Staterooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs and internet, and many rooms have French balconies. Public rooms feature designer fabrics, chic furniture, and subtle lighting for an upscale boutique hotel atmosphere.
They operate a wide range of itineraries in Europe on the Rhine, Main, Danube, and Mosel rivers, as well as other rivers around the world. The company also offers Christmas-market cruises from late November through December.