AmaWaterways' excellence starts at the top with AMA’s founders and co-owners the late Jimmy Murphy, the engineer and architect Rudi Schriner and the delightful head of sales Kristin Karst. They got their start at Viking River Cruises two decades ago but soon realized that there was a strong market for a higher quality, upscale product. In an industry where the little things make the difference, they are willing and able to make the changes necessary on each sailing to do what right for the guest experience. This was one of the fundamental reasons why we chose AmaWaterways for this year’s University of Redlands Salzburg Experience.
River cruising through 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 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, quality bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join their included guided bike tours.
An Array of Amenities
A World of Exploration
Through it all, AmaWaterways makes their employees and passengers feel like family. We would like to welcome our University of Redlands Alumni and Friends family to join us on this amazing adventure.
AmaWaterways realizes that their guests have different tastes, so they’ve developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of the several options — all of which are included in the price of the package. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights on one of Ama’s Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. They change from cruise to cruise and season to season to give you authentic experiences. The choice is yours.
On an AmaWaterways' river cruise, you don’t just pass through a destination — you experience it. Every itinerary is crafted with a paramount goal in mind: connecting you to the essence of life in each place you visit. AmaWaterways always make it a point to place our guests in small groups. This helps facilitate access to sights and landmarks, a more intimate setting, and more encounters with the locals. It’s a great way to take your time as you explore, get to know your fellow travelers better and find opportunities for up-close experiences. Every tour is led by a local, English-speaking guide who is very knowledgeable in the culture and history of the place you are visiting.
Choose your Pace
In many cases, you’ll have a choice of gentle, regular and active tour paces. There are even options for those late risers who prefer to sleep in and have a relaxing start to their day.
With AmaWaterways, you have the option of exploring Europe’s amazing sights like the locals do. AmaWaterways is the first river cruise line to carry an entire fleet of complimentary bicycles on board, so you can experience biking alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers. Whether you feel like joining one of our exclusive guided bike tours, or want to go discover on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your cruise.