AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by three families, but our river cruise story began well before that. President Rudi Schreiner was born in Vienna, at the heart of the Danube. His love of design drew him to architecture, but his even greater love of travel drew him to places far and wide. In 1975, he traveled to South America for a journalism assignment on the Amazon. It was here that he designed his first ship, using what he could find to build a raft that would take him up and down the river during the next 7 months. Soon thereafter he started working in travel, creating unique tour experiences in Europe.
A NEW EXPERIENCE EVERY NIGHT
As the stars begin to shine and the moon reflects in the water, a world of romance and excitement lies over the river. Toast to your friends and savor the perfectly paired free-flowing regional wines served complimentary with every dinner on board. Share your discoveries and highlights of the day with your travel companions and your new friends. After dessert, join in on the Panorama Lounge to watch local folklore dancers perform an authentic Bavarian Schuhplattler or to listen to a classical music performance. Dance the night away with the locals who welcome you to their many open-air festivals and events during the warm summer months. In the evening, your ship is mostly docked close to the heart and to the spirit of each town and city. So come along and venture ashore to feel and taste the exciting local evening culture, traditions and activities the region has to offer to its visitors
ALL-INCLUSIVE ADVENTURES ASHORE
The enhanced shore excursion program gives you an in-depth, authentic view. You will discover the area’s highlights as well as places only the locals know about. Europe’s most charming towns and their friendly people are ready to welcome you! With the personal, detailed knowledge of Europe and its treasures and hidden secrets, Amadeus have designed the itineraries as a cultural adventure filled with discovery. Experience the fascinating history and traditions as you cruise past tranquil landscapes, charming hamlets and magnificent hilltop castles. Shake hands with the Mayor or have a toast with the Wine Queen during our cruise through the picturesque Mosel Valley. Be the guest for special regional wine-tastings or a unique glassblowing demonstration. Amadeus Waterways has made arrangements throughout your cruise to secure some of the most interesting sightseeing tours for you!
EUROPE Experienced travelers agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe’s castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. And with Amadeus Waterways, your opportunities to discover the very best these destinations have to offer are endless. RUSSIA Enjoy a spectacular voyage through the heart of Russia along its colorful and historic waterways. Explore bustling and excitement-packed Moscow, then cruise north and visit the enchanting Golden Ring cities of Uglich, Kostroma and Yaroslavl. Continue along the Volga-Baltic Waterways and through Europe’s two largest lakes, Onega and Ladoga to St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, spread over 101 islands and 66 canals. EGYPT Discover the numerous historical sights in and around ancient Cairo, including the Pyramids,the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and much more. Fly to Luxor to visit the spectacular Valley of the Kings, ancient Thebes, magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temple.
DINING & CUISINE
Culinary staff on board the MS AMALEGRO and the MS AMADAGIO offer sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, the freshest produce and high quality choice cut meats and seafood. Enter the Restaurant and your Maitre d’ welcomes you with a bright smile. Start your day with a lavish gourmet breakfast. Choose from a rich assortment of breads, croissant and pastries, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals or smoked salmon. Taste the delicious cheeses, cold cuts and local sausages, completed with our daily regional specials. Return from your shore excursion and the team of chefs will always try to surprise you with a delicious lunch. Start with mouth-watering hot or cold appetizers, taste the homemade soups and choose from a selection of great entrees. Finish off with a delectable dessert while enjoying spectacular river views. In the evening, have an elegant dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialties. Enjoy delicious cuisine and complimentary free-flowing wines from the local vintners. The kitchen crew knows how to orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience.