Departure: 24 Aug 2023 From: Paris, France Cruise line: AMA Waterways Cruise Ship: AmaLyra.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard AmaLyra.
Family-owned and operated AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by three families; however, their river cruise story began well before that. Co-Founder and 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 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.
From the beginning, the AMA Waterways goal was to create a river cruise company that the founders themselves would enjoy. To them, that meant the highest-quality, locally sourced food and wine; elegantly appointed ships with staterooms offering maximum views to enjoy the ever-changing countryside; and a crew who goes above and beyond, treating every guest like they are part of the family.
With that in mind AMA Waterways have been building one-of-a-kind ships with added comforts and conveniences ranging from their signature view-enhancing twin balconies to the one-and-only Chef’s Table specialty restaurant to the award-winning AmaMagna – redefining the river cruise experience.
An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises or Asia river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort. River cruising Europe with AmaWaterways is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares of our river cruises are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.