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AmaWaterways: Cruise Rivers Beyond Europe

When many people hear “river cruising,” their imagination may first conjure thoughts of fairytale towns and majestic capitals throughout Europe. There are also rivers on the intriguing continents of Asia, Africa and South America, where guests may cruise and see more than what lies within the boundaries of the Western world.

With itineraries along the rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, award-winning AmaWaterways invites you to embark on these life-changing journeys, perhaps even venturing outside of your comfort zone knowing that you will return to the restfulness of your luxury river cruise ship. With a variety of included excursions, exquisite cuisine at every meal and extraordinary care from the ship’s dedicated crew, you know that you will feel inspired and cared for wherever you cruise with AmaWaterways, the Heart of the River™.

Egypt & The Nile

Perhaps one of the most famous rivers showcased both in ancient myths and modern media is the mystical Nile River. The water of this storied river brought life to Egypt—and this river can bring you to many alluring destinations on AmaWaterways’ 11-night Secrets of Egypt & the Nile itinerary. The 7-night river cruise roundtrip from Luxor is bookended by three nights pre-cruise and 1-night post-cruise in Cairo, accompanied by an experienced Egyptologist to immerse you in the history of the sights you visit throughout your journey.

During your journey in Cairo, witness the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, the last survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will also dine in the Abdeen Presidential Palace, a special lunch experience exclusively offered to AmaWaterways guests! Each night, you will return to your world-class hotel where you can glimpse the storied Nile.

On board the stunning 72-passenger AmaDahlia or the enchanting 82-passenger AmaLilia, glide along the Nile River to awe-inspiring destinations. Visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, where Egyptian rulers and royalty lie in their final resting places preserved through time. Walk through temples to ancient deities such as Hathor, the Goddess of Love, and Horus, the falcon-headed god. Master the traditional art of making papyrus during a special interactive excursion, creating a treasured souvenir to bring home with you at the end of your journey. Along the way, you will enjoy well-loved cuisine on board your luxury ship and take in the beauty of the Nile River from the comfort of your spacious stateroom.

Africa Safaris & Wildlife River Cruises

From the sweeping plains where majestic animals roam to the thriving cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, AmaWaterways’ Africa Safaris & Wildlife River Cruises invite you to immerse yourself in the heart and heritage of southern Africa.

When embarking on any of AmaWaterways’ five river cruise and land journeys through southern Africa, you will savor the serenity of a 4-night Chobe River cruise on the regal Zambezi Queen. With just 14 balcony suites on board, each morning will begin with picturesque views of the riverbanks, where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of elephants, zebras or other iconic animals in the region.

You will also delight in a 2-night stay at breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Following this, you can choose to experience the legendary African safari on game drives through destinations such as Greater Kruger National Park.

From the luxurious comfort of the graceful Zambezi Queen to the majesty of Victoria Falls, these once-in-a-lifetime itineraries offer a plethora of awe-inspiring opportunities to explore southern Africa—all with the personal touches and exclusives only AmaWaterways provides.

The Mighty Mekong River

In Southeast Asia, the Mekong River flows through Vietnam and Cambodia, connecting these two countries and the wealth of culture, history and beautiful landscapes found within them.

Reconnect with nature as you take in the unblemished beauty of Evergreen Island in Tan Chau, Vietnam. Find your inner peace as you receive an authentic Buddhist blessing from monks in Oudong during a special ceremony. Visit the rice paper and candy workshops of Cai Be, learning from the locals and savoring the sweets they have created.

On board the distinctive AmaDara, you can enjoy a wide variety of added amenities such as AmaWaterways’ complimentary Wellness Program. Led by an experienced Wellness Host, you can participate in special classes and activities such as tea ceremonies and Tai Chi exercises. There are always ongoing activities throughout your river cruise—whether you are exploring on shore or relaxing on board.

Colombia’s Magdalena River

In 2025, AmaWaterways will become the first major river cruise line to embark on the magical Magdalena River, immersing guests in the hidden wonders and highlights throughout Colombia.

The 7-night Wonders of Colombia and Magic of Colombia river cruises glide between Barranquilla and Cartagena on the vibrant 60-passenger AmaMagdalena and 64-passenger AmaMelodia. Explore rich cultures and musical genres such as jazz and cumbia during special performances exclusively available for AmaWaterways’ guests. Plus, revel in the famous Carnaval spirit all year round with AmaWaterways’ exclusive and authentic celebration in Barranquilla. You will also find finely crafted ornaments like the intricate filigree jewelry that the UNESCO-designated town of Mompox is famous for—and perhaps bring a piece or two home as a cherished souvenir.

With so many fascinating river cruise destinations available, only one question remainswhere will you let AmaWaterways take you?

Enjoy This Limited-Time Offer

On board your luxury river cruise ship, you can relax with peace of mind, knowing you received the best possible value on your AmaWaterways vacation.

For a limited time, enjoy up to 20% Cruise Savings on select 2024 and 2025 river cruises*. Reserve your stateroom by September 30, 2024 to take advantage of this incredible offer.

To learn more about this and all of AmaWaterways’ other offers and promotions, call your preferred travel advisor or visit to start planning your river cruise vacation today!

*Excluding Africa Safaris & Wildlife River Cruises

AmaWaterways invites you to embark on these life-changing journeys.

Reconnect with nature as you take in the unblemished beauty of Evergreen Island.