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 AMA WATERWAYS

        

An Ama Waterways River Cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort. River cruising Europe  is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.

In Europe, you can take one of our Danube river cruises, or one of our Rhine river cruises. We also offer river cruises in France and Portugal. We hope that you enjoy exploring our many itineraries in Europe, Asia, Vietnam and Africa, and look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

They offer Solo Traveler rates and promotions.  Many sailings single passengers do not pay extra charges

Most of the staterooms on our fleet feature not just one, but two private balconies — a French balcony and a full outside balcony. Together, they provide a unique panoramic view of the beautiful sights along the river and maximize the natural light coming in. With twin balconies, you can enjoy the river however you like.

The ships  carry at most 164 guests , so the staterooms are larger and provide more amenities. With fewer people on board, public spaces like restaurants and lounges are never crowded, and accommodations range from 160 square feet all the way up to 350 square feet.

Guests have different tastes, so they developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, passengers are  free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Is it your first time in Vienna? Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide that is well-versed in history and culture. Have you already been to Nuremberg? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of the Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. They also offer different tour paces: Gentle, regular and active. The choice is yours.

You have the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do. There is  an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of our exclusive guided bike tours, or want to go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise. The beauty of Europe doesn’t just lie in its architecture and landmarks – there are also breathtaking things to be seen when you venture out into nature. That’s why they designed special guided hikes that will take you a bit off the beaten path in some very beautiful destinations like the Wachau Valley. These unique, active tour options are included in the cruise fare so that you have more choices when it comes to how you prefer to explore.

There is The Chef’s Table, an intimate specialty restaurant where you can watch the chef prepare a lavish dinner right in front of you. Each meal is specially paired with premium local reds and whites from Europe’s renowned wine regions, with new selections each night. There’s also sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast, menu service during lunch, as well as delicious tapas and snacks in the Main Lounge between meals. All onboard dining, as well as unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner, is included so you can indulge whenever and however you’d like.

A high staff-to-guest ratio (1 staff member for every 3 guests) on their ships, the team can fully dedicate themselves to providing each of our guests with the highest level of service. Relax with a massage after a day of exploring, stay in shape with our fitness room and watch castles go by while enjoying a cocktail and taking a dip in our sun deck pool with a swim-up bar.  Whether it’s traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or contemporary piano favorites, you will enjoy an eclectic schedule of onboard entertainment every night.

While on your cruise, you’ll want to share all the pictures you take of everything you see and do. And, you also want to stay in touch with your friends and family back home. Free internet access and Wi-Fi when you’re aboard. Your stateroom also has a computer that you can use in case you didn’t bring your mobile device, or just want to sit down at a desk to surf the web. The ships are uniquely designed to minimize the impact of water levels on the river, featuring low drafts for when there isn’t enough water, and specially engineered wheelhouses for when there is too much water.

 

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AVALON WATERWAYS

Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind, offering expansive views and wider perspectives. The Open-Air Balcony, with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open wide and form a spacious seating area for six

70% of the Avalon Europe fleet features beds facing the window. With 11' wall-to-wall panoramic window with 7' wide opening

Continental breakfast and beverage room service in all staterooms

Each destination has  guided sightseeing in every port (complete with headsets), daily port lectures, VIP access into key destinations, no waiting in lines and great cultural immersion and storytelling thanks to highly skilled Cruise and Tour Directors.

 Avalon ships have bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free. Plus,  there are  bicycle tour specialists in Amsterdam, Bernkastel and Breisach for optional, guided excursions.

When it comes to showing you the world, they select the very best guides - professionals who are certified locally in each destination.  A great selection of optional shore excursions  help you further personalize your cruise. Whether it's a classical music concert in Vienna, a visit to a French winery, time at the colossal Romanian Parliament building in Bucharest, or a guided bicycle tour through town

 Passengers can choose from:

  • Leisurely Sightseeing  - A Certified Local Guide shows you the destination's highlights in a relaxed and unhurried way.
  • Traditional Sightseeing - Led by a Certified Local Guide, you'll explore a wide range of sights at a moderate pace.
  • Independent Sightseeing - Explore on your own...see just what you want and at your own pace.
  • Alternative Excursions - Experience something slightly off the beaten path, in many European ports we offer unique alternative, off-the-beaten-path excursions, like a Sayn Manor House visit in Koblenz, Jewish Heritage Walk in Cologne and more!

 

Some of the highlights of your river cruise ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Local Favorite onboard experiences to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life, including local entertainers artisans experts
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
  • Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms
  • Sky Deck with shade awnings and premium lounges
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Hair salon
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles available onboard for complimentary check out
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check out
  • Well-stocked library
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees.
  • Complimentary wine (including from the region), beer, and soft drinks at every onboard lunch and dinner
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Fresh, local ingredients at every meal
  • Delectable regional & Western cuisine with all onboard meals
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
  • Complimentary coffees or teas
  • Panorama Bistro dining option, including regional specialties
  • Sky Bistro lunch option on the Sky Deck (schedule and weather permitting)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Five-course Farewell dinner Captain's reception with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Panorama Lounge offering premium spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
  • Happy hour every evening including featured drink specials
  • Cocktails with a view available on the Sky Deck
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station
  • Featured a la carte breakfast options daily
  • Extensive lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
  • Self-serve beverage stations with complimentary premium coffee drinks, tea and hot chocolate
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Special Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacie

 

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European Rivers

  • Danube River Cruises
  • Rhine River Cruises
  • Rhone River Cruises
  • Saone River Cruises
  • Moselle River Cruises
  • Main River Cruises
  • Seine River Cruises


Asian Rivers

  • Irrawaddy River Cruises
  • Mekong River Cruises
  • Yangtze River Cruises

South America Waterways

Galapagos Islands Cruises

 Amazon River Cruises

 

Special Interest River Cruises.

  • Active Discovery Cruises
  • Art & Impressionist River Cruises
  • Beer Tasting River Cruises
  • Culinary River Cruises
  • Christmas River Cruises
  • European History & Politics River Cruises
  • Garden River Cruises
  • Golf River Cruises
  • Jewish Heritage River Cruises
  • Music River Cruisess
  • Jazz River Cruises
  • Wine River Cruises
  • WWII History River Cruises

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EMERALD WATERWAYS

Everything is included in the price of your vacation. 

Explore Europe from a unique perspective The river cruises range from 8 to 17 days and visit many fascinating villages, towns, and cities. From the Danube to the Rhine to the Saône,

The Cruise includes

  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with our spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge
  • Spacious, comfortable accommodations panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on our Vista and Horizon decks
  • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
  • In depth cultural experiences with our excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • Concierge Service* - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, pre dinner canapés and after dinner treats
  • A selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available at all times
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
  • Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
  • English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities
  • Port charges included in your tour price
  • Plus we even take care of all gratuities for onboard and shoreside staff

 

THE STAR-SHIPS

Our custom built Star-Ships offer more space per guest than most other vessels on Europe’s waterways. At over 440 feet long,  a heated pool that turns into a cinema at night. Enjoy various cultural highlights from the intimacy of the river, and after a day of exploring the land,

THE DINING

As part of our inclusive experience, all of your dining and highlight meals are included in the price of your cruise. From a delicious meal in our Reflections Restaurant to an alfresco breakfast or light lunch on the Terrace, you can delight in culinary diversity. Chefs prepare the dishes with great care and to the highest quality, inspired by the local cuisine and its ingredients. Quench your thirst with our complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks that we serve with lunch and dinner or sip on a delightful cup of tea or coffee.

THE CABINS

All of our ships offer a range of beautiful and spacious cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite –. With a separate, decked area an open-air system, you can interact with the outdoors with the touch of a button. The upper half of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let in fresh air and allows you to connect with the landscape.

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UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES

  THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS

Uniworld puts a unique spin on river cruising, with floating boutique hotels that are meticulously designed with the signature touches for which our company is known. Each and every ship in the European fleet is rich in character and truly one-of-a-kind, with its own distinctive theme and color palette, original art and sumptuous furnishings and antiques.

The  iconic ships exemplify true artistry, the very essence of our boutique philosophy. In partnership with the design visionaries at the Red Carnation Hotel Collection—our ships have a stylish flair inspired by the rivers upon which they cruise, a blend of old-world elegance, the latest technological innovations, and ultra-luxurious amenities. Care is taken to ensure that every element onboard—down to the smallest detail—has been thoughtfully considered and flawlessly rendered. Uniworld’s mission: to provide the  guests with a truly unsurpassed and unforgettable river cruise experience.

 

There’s a moment on every Uniworld boutique river cruise when it becomes clear. Maybe it’s while luxuriating in the comfort in your exceptionally appointed stateroom or suite. Or savoring yet another culinary masterpiece prepared by our master chefs. Or while experiencing the jewels of Europe from a perspective only the river can provide. A moment when you realize that this journey is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and beyond anything you could have expected.

“No request too large, no detail too small.” These are words we take to heart onboard every Uniworld ship. From creating one-of-a-kind ships that provide the perfect setting for your voyage, to ensuring that every detail of your time is flawlessly executed, Uniworld strive to go above and beyond to deliver a truly exceptional travel experience.

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY - All-inclusive river cruising in Europe to an entirely new level.

The guests deserve the absolute best of everything and the difference is truly in the details.

 

  • IMPECCABLE SERVICE  - with one of the highest staff-to-guest  ratios of any cruise line
  • SHIPS carrying an average of just 130 guests
  • ALL GRATUITIES onboard and onshore
  • All-scheduled AIRPORT TRANSFERS
  • Elegant and well-appointed RIVERVIEW STATEROOMS and SUITES, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • IN-SUITE BUTLER SERVICE
  • DELICIOUS ONBOARD DINING and UNLIMITED BEVERAGES (including many premium spirits and wines)
  • A wide choice of PERSONALIZED EXCURSIONS led by English-speaking local experts
  • A number of EXCURSIONS curated EXCLUSIVELY for Uniworld guests
  • WELL-EQUIPPED onboard FITNESS CENTEr
  • Onboard EXERCISE & WELLNESS classes (with certified onboard wellness instructors in Europe)
  • BICYCLES and NORDIC WALKING POLES for onshore use
  • Shipwide INTERNET and WI-FI access
  • ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT and SIGNATURE LECTURES

 

(Inclusive amenities may differ by itinerary.)

 

$          CRUISE & TOUR - The Wonders of Europe by Land & River

A unique vacation collection combining boutique river cruises with escorted land journeys

 

River Cruises 

Europe

  • Tulips & Windmills
  • Amsterdam to Antwerp
  • Holland and Belgium at Tulip Time
  • Brussels to Amsterdam
  • Castles along the Rhine
  • Basel to Amsterdam
  • Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich
  • Munich to Cologne
  • Legendary Rhine & Moselle
  • Amsterdam to Basel
  • Remarkable Rhine
  • Basel to Amsterdam
  • Enchanting Danube
  • Budapest to Passau
  • Enchanting Danube & Munich
  • Munich to Budapest
  • Enchanting Danube & Prague
  • Budapest to Prague
  • Danube Discovery & Prague
  • Vienna to Prague
  • Delightful Danube & Prague
  • Budapest to Prague
  • Highlights of Eastern Europe
  • Budapest to Bucharest
  • Grand European Discovery
  • Cologne to Vienna
  • Portraits of Eastern Europe
  • Prague to Bucharest
  • Ultimate European Journey
  • Amsterdam to Bucharest
  • European Jewels
  • Budapest to Amsterdam

 

ITALY

  • Gems of Northern Italy
  • Milan to Venice
  • Splendors of Italy
  • Milan to Rome

 

PORTUGAL & SPAIN

  • Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley
  • Lisbon to Porto
  • Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River
  • Lisbon to Madrid

 

FRANCE

  • Paris & Normandy
  • Paris to Paris
  • Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
  • Bordeaux to Bordeaux
  • Burgundy & Provence
  • Avignon to Lyon
  • A Portrait of Majestic France
  • Paris to Bordeaux
  • Grand France
  • Paris to Avignon
  • Ultimate France
  • Avignon to Bordeaux

 

CHINA

  • China, Tibet & the Yangtze
  • Beijing to Shanghai
  • Grand China & the Yangtze
  • Beijing to Hong Kong
  • Highlights of China & the Yangtze
  • Beijing to Shanghai
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VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

  • Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong
  • Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

 

RUSSIA

  • Imperial Waterways of Russia
  • Moscow to St. Petersburg

 

EGYPT

  • Splendors of Egypt & the Nile
  • Cairo to Cairo

 

INDIA

  • India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges
  • New Dehli to Kolkata

 

FAMILY CRUISES

  • 2017 Generations Family Cruises
  • Life-enriching travel for all generations
  • 2018 Generations Family Cruises
  • Kids ages 4 to 17 cruise for half-price on select voyages!

 

HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES

  • Classic Christmas Markets
  • Nuremberg to Frankfurt
  • Danube Holiday Markets
  • Budapest to Passau
  • Enchanting Christmas & New Year's
  • Passau to Budapest

 

European Holiday Markets

  • Nuremberg to Vienna
  • Grand Christmas & New Year's
  • Nuremberg to Budapest
  • Rhine Holiday Markets
  • Basel to Cologne
  • Parisian Royal Holiday
  • Paris to Paris

 

THEMED CRUISES

  • The Monarch Collection
  • Highlighting Europe’s royal heritage
  • The Connoisseur Collection
  • Journeys for lovers of French food & wine
  • Jewish Heritage Cruises
  • Jewish history & culture along the Rhine
  • Holiday Season Cruises
  • Showcasing Europe’s Christmas Markets
  • Generations Family Cruises
  • Life-enriching travel for all generations

 

 

 

 

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VIKING RIVER

     

Viking Cruises was founded by Chairman Torstein Hagen in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia. In 2000, the company purchased Europe’s KD River Cruises in order to grow its fleet, & to acquire rights to docking locations in key European cities.  The company expanded into the American market in 2000, establishing US headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced and curious travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. Each journey includes daily shore excursions, and an exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music and art, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers.

Viking River Cruises award-winning Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and sun deck. The ships feature an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.

River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.

      **Not available on all boats or sailings as well as amenities will vary based upon cabin category

 

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