Oceans take travelers to destinations, but AmaWaterways' Rhine River cruises take them through the most iconic landscapes of Germany, France and the Netherlands with privileged access to destinations only a river cruise can provide. Phenomenal local guides lead guests to storybook castles, noteworthy vineyards and medieval villages untouched by time, making an AmaWaterways Rhine River cruise nothing short of a spectacular experience.
Enriching AmaWaterways Excursions
AmaWaterways’ strong relationships with local vendors in the destinations it visits ensure the best variety of included excursions. A gondola ride above the vineyard-clad hills of Rüdesheim followed by a wine tasting or a visit to a magical mechanical music museum; an exploration of Riquewihr—inspiration for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast—or a discovery of Freiburg’s Gothic cathedral, said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth,” can all be experienced with AmaWaterways.
For the active adventurer, there are plenty of guided hiking and biking excursions. Heidelberg’s historic Philosophers’ Path provides hikers with the same magnificent views that inspired artists, writers and philosophers during the Romantic Period. Or they can climb beneath the shade of fir trees while ascending the steep Ravenna Gorge in Germany’s storybook Black Forest. And while pedaling one of AmaWaterways’ complimentary bikes, guests can ride past the swan pond in Strasbourg’s romantic Parc de l’Orangerie or glide along Rüdesheim’s riverfront, admiring the steeply terraced vineyard landscape and the famous castle winery, Schloss Johanissberg.
Best of all, on every Rhine River cruise AmaWaterways’ award-winning ships take guests through the Rhine Gorge, an awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Love is Always in the Air With AmaWaterways
“Ama” means love and love is at the heart of everything they do—including a deeply personalized experience from the moment guests are warmly welcomed on board to the moment they disembark. AmaWaterways’ extraordinary crew always goes above and beyond to personally connect with every guest, so every mile they travel becomes their most cherished memory.
Exquisite locally-sourced cuisine is lovingly prepared by expert chefs using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Lunch and dinner are always paired with complimentary free-flowing fine wines, including the finest varietals from Germany’s renowned Rheingau and France’s Alsace regions. Guests might taste a rich asparagus risotto paired with Riesling while sailing through Strasbourg or an authentic German Rheinischer sauerbraten—braised beef with raisin sauce—paired with Alsatian pinot noir. And AmaWaterways’ attentive crew remembers each guest’s individual preferences, pouring a previous night’s wine selection, making suggestions based on your client’s palate or offering “a little extra” of a favorite dessert.
Passionate about maximizing the guest experience, AmaWaterways’ ships have twin-balcony staterooms, so guests always have a front-row view of the breathtaking Rhine.
Wellness Along the Rhine
AmaWaterways recognizes that many guests elect to stay active during their travels. That’s why it has created a variety of fleetwide wellness activities that allow guests to enhance their best selves throughout their journey. They might rise with the sun and stretch their limbs toward the light during a yoga class on the sun deck, get their heart beating with a cardio class along the scenic riverfront or strengthen their cores while being trained by an enthusiastic Wellness Host—all at no extra charge.
For guests who prefer to exercise independently, a well-equipped fitness center awaits. And the sun-deck pool and walking track are excellent choices for keeping active while taking in the riverside scenery.
Bonus Savings on Select 2019 Rhine Cruises
For a limited time, you can save $200 per stateroom on select 2019 Rhine River departures. This offer is combinable with current promotions— including Free Air and Roundtrip Transfers and $100 per person savings for loyal guests—when they book by March 31, 2019. For full details, visit www.AmaWaterways.com/travel-more-2019.