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Award-winning AmaWaterways continues to lead the river cruise industry with a fleet of custom-designed vessels in Europe, Russia, Asia and Africa. With innovative ship designs, spacious and stylish staterooms, premium amenities, exceptional cuisine and impeccable service, AmaWaterways sets new standards in river cruising year after year.

Four beautiful new ships have joined our flagship European fleet – AmaSonata and AmaReina in 2014, and AmaVista and AmaSerena in 2015. Sister ships to AmaPrima  and AmaCerto, these technologically advanced vessels will feature Twin Balcony staterooms and suites, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, a stunning glass elevator, an onboard fleet of bicycles and much more. Whether it’s on the legendary waterways of Europe and Russia, the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar, or the Chobe River in southern Africa, world travelers will have the trip of a lifetime aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise. Please come in or call Departures Travel to discuss the exciting features and itineraries that AmaWaterways have to offer. Did you know that many of the ships have heated pools? Some have a room for massages, a hair stylist and a small gym. Ama also offers internet access in the rooms with a key board. Maybe you will feel like borrowing one of their bicycles and heading off on your own tour. Maybe you would enjoy a cruise that helps fight against breast cancer? Maybe a knitting cruise or maybe an “art illumination cruise” on the Seine River in France? New hands-on painting cruise lets guests embrace their inner artist, no experience required.  
AmaWaterways offers exclusive wine cruises that showcase the acclaimed wine regions along Europe’s Danube, Douro, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone and Seine Rivers. These unique sailings are hosted by top wine experts and feature complimentary lectures, wine tastings, exquisite cuisine with paired wines, and excursions to historic vineyards and wine cellars. Guests learn about centuries-old wine traditions, sample one-of-a-kind vintages and enjoy private wine-themed excursions. Other highlights include: music and newly pressed wine at a rustic Austrian tavern; Alsatian wines in Colmar, the French “Capital of Alsatian Wine”; and a German “Oktoberfest” in the village of Vilshofen, held year-round exclusively for our guests. Love wine? These are the perfect cruises for you!
We STRONGLY suggest that if a river cruise is in your future for 2017 or 2018, you contact Departures today. Many of the river ships are booked  12 to 16 months in advance.

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Discover Vietnam & Cambodia cruise and land tour package?




All of our Africa programs offer the exhilarating thrill of a classic safari with the luxury of an AmaWaterways river cruise — a truly life changing experience. Pair your 4-night wildlife cruise with one of four different, yet equally incredible land programs that take you to explore Africa’s most amazing destinations.

Book the safari adventure of your dreams, Call Departures today!