When you sail with AmaWaterways, you will experience the luxury of more – more ways to discover, more ways to indulge, and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet, critically acclaimed dining, a variety of included excursions, and the most passionate and genuine crew, you will experience the vacation of a lifetime on an AmaWaterways river cruise.
On a Holiday cruise, you'll voyage through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas markets. Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim with whimsical handicrafts and take in the aromas of cinnamon-dusted almonds and Lebkuchen gingerbread as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights. Most markets are open from the last week of November through December 22nd.
Experience a luxurious river cruise in one of AmaWaterway's spacious balcony staterooms during the most wonderful time of the year and receive triple savings on select 2022 & 2023 Holiday sailings.
- Save up to $1,200 per person
- $50 Onboard Credit per person
- Complimentary stateroom upgrade
- Ask about 25% Single Supplement Savings
Vision Travel Exclusive: Receive FREE pre-paid gratuities on select 2022 Holiday sailings + an additional $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom.
Holiday Cruises Onboard Experience
In addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both onboard and ashore, AmaWaterways holiday cruise traditions help make memories you will savor forever.
Shoes for St. Nick: On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!
Tree-Trimming Party: Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!
Christmas Cookies: A festive assortment of seasonal cookies awaits guests in their staterooms on Christmas Eve.
New Year's Eve Countdown: Following a jovial gala dinner, guests will have the opportunity to attend a party on board and participate in a countdown to the new year, complete with champagne for the official “cheers.”
Be sure to ask your advisor for other available holiday sailings
Family-owned and -operated for more than 19 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2023).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.
With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.
Terms & ConditionsMost Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. All rates are per person in CAD for cruise only, inclusive of port charges and based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Promotional rates are valid on select departure for new bookings only. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. Complimentary upgrades applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna), applies to one category upgrade, based on availability. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20 Canadian Resident Offer of complimentary pre-paid gratuities is applicable to new FIT and Group bookings only. Canadian Resident Offer applies to select 2022 sailings with cruise savings of C$600 per stateroom (C$300 per person) or more. Pre-paid gratuities apply to the cruise portion only and are combinable with current promotions. Complimentary pre-paid gratuities offer is not applicable to Africa Safaris & Wildlife Cruises or Egypt sailings. Offers are capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. Virtuoso Amenity is applicable to new 2022 FIT and group bookings. Offer is based on double occupancy. Onboard credit is $100 USD per stateroom for cruises less than 14 nights (solo travelers receive half). Onboard credit is $200 USD per stateroom for cruises 14 nights or more (solo travelers receive half). Onboard credit can be applied to all onboard purchases, including gratuities (excluding Africa/Egypt), gift shop, optional tours, hair & massage services. Onboard credit has no cash value. Offer is combinable with other promotions in the marketplace. Not combinable with Virtuoso Block. Cruise must be booked through Virtuoso to receive Virtuoso Amenity. CST 2065452-20