AmaWaterways: In A Nutshell

We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world through our commitments to celebrating diversity, giving back to local communities and reducing our impact on the environment. Whether it’s learning about new cultures, supporting local economies or striving to eliminate single-use plastics on board and ashore, we believe that, together, we can make the world a more positive place – one river at a time.

You heard it first, right from AmaWaterways! How cool is that statement and something we strongly believe in. For this blog, we want to sum up what AmaWaterways is all about. Full speed ahead!

Built From Love

“Ama” means love – and we put love in everything we do. We believe wholeheartedly that if you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life.

AmaWaterways was created by the love of water, family values, and of course sustainable travel. For 19 years, they have been creating memorable experiences for everyone to participate in, all across Europe.

You may be thinking, Europe is huge and is river travel possible to see everything? The answer is YES. There are five primary rivers in Europe: the Danube, the Volga, the Loire, the Rhine and the Elbe. Let me tell you these are lengthy and FULL of European charm, history, and food! Overall, European river cruising is an ideal way to experience several countries in one trip, especially when your'e traveling in style with AmaWaterways. (The best part is you only need to unpack once!)

From the beginning, our goal was to create a river cruise company that we ourselves would enjoy. To us, that meant the highest-quality, locally sourced food and wine; elegantly appointed ships with staterooms offering maximum views to enjoy the ever-changing countryside; and a crew who goes above and beyond, treating every guest like they are part of OUR family.

On & Off Board Experiences

Wether you're into some luxurious relaxation, adventure, or delicious cuisine AmaWaterways can easily tailor your trip to exactly what you need. Check it out:

No matter what activity you choose, or river you experience AmaWaterways makes sure you don't miss a thing! Forget traditional cruises and their lack of getting immersed in the places they visit. AmaWaterways are the pioneers of the river and land to give their guests the world.


Of course we love a good sustainability moment, and there are a lot of them here!

It is therefore of utmost importance to us that we not only support the local communities, but that we also minimize our impact on the environment and the precious natural ecosystems we sail through.

Listed below are some of the few ways AmaWaterways are taking initiatives for sustainable actions:

  • Energy-saving LED lights

  • Special insulated windows that reduce energy needs for heating and cooling

  • Power locks to plug into a port’s power supply instead of running generators

  • Solar heating systems

  • Water treatment plants that use a membrane technology to provide microfiltration and recycling of all water used on board

  • Sustainable herb garden

  • Biodegradable tetra-pak water containers are also distributed on board to guests to replace plastic water bottles during our included shore excursions

As well, 19 of their ships have been recognized with the Green Award Certification. To earn this award, the river cruise ships were evaluated on the environmental impact of their engines, fuel consumption, waste and maintenance, pollution prevention and more.

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