Award Winning River Cruise Operator

AmaWaterways provides all-encompassing river cruise vacations on the most breathtaking waterways of Europe, Africa and Asia. World-renowned for the unparalleled quality of its rapidly-growing fleet – custom-designed ships boasting impeccable itineraries, services and amenities – AmaWaterways has earned a reputation for transforming the river cruise industry, creating authentic and inspiring travel experiences.

AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. Rudi was born in Vienna and is one of river cruising’s pioneers, having introduced the modern-day river cruise concept to the market. Kristin was born in Germany and brings extensive experience in travel, river cruising and customer service to the company. Jimmy Murphy was a brilliant travel entrepreneur, having built Brendan Vacations, one of the most successful tour operators in the U.S. Their combined expertise and passion for the river cruise business results in a river cruise vacation experience that will exceed expectations. With multiple itineraries to choose from, the river cruise vacation of a lifetime awaits with AmaWaterways!

Dear Traveler,

I’m delighted that every year, we are able to add more fantastic chapters to the story of AmaWaterways and our river cruises. Our family-owned company has come a long way, and we continue to deliver the very best in river cruising to our valued guests. And a big part of that is that we never stand still – rather, we are always looking to innovate, enhance and add value for everyone that sets sail with us. We are always seeking to implement new ship designs and features, new tours, new destinations and new ways to provide a luxurious onboard experience that won’t soon be forgotten. And we always smile when we hear from our guests how amazing their cruise with AmaWaterways was. We invite you to discover more about our river cruises throughout the site, which includes our latest news and details about all of our itineraries and ships.

We are always and whole-heartedly dedicated to the happiness of our guests. Whether exploring Europe, Asia or Africa with us, you’re sure to fall in love with our river cruises. Along with the rest of the Ama family, we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Rudi Schreiner