Waltz down the river on this winning European cruise

  • Ditch the stress of trip planning

    It's no surprise that river cruising is consistently gaining in popularity among travelers of all ages. Unpack just once, be wined and dined to your heart's content, and experience so much more from the relaxing deck of your ship and on exciting shore excursions than you would ever be able to do on your own.

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  • A welcome toast

    With a glass of bubbly and a red rose in hand, the gracious AmaWaterways staff welcome guests on board. You’ll soon realize that on a small ship, you're not a faceless guest among thousands of passengers. Throughout your voyage, genuinely friendly crew do their best to cater to your every need.  In fact, AmaWaterways was just named Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers.

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  • Rollin' down the river

    The sleek AmaCerto, docked in the quaint town of Vilshofen, Germany, prepares to launch on its 8-night itinerary down the Danube through several countries to Budapest, Hungary. The ship carries 164 passengers in 82 staterooms and suites.

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  • Celebrate Oktoberfest on the Danube

    Cruise guests are treated to an authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration under the tent on the Vilshofen dock. Traditional Bavarian music, locally-crafted beer and popular Oktoberfest food items bring the excitement of this annual tradition to the cruise guests (without the crowds)!

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  • First port of call: the ancient city of Passau

    Originally founded on the site of a Roman camp, Napoleon called Passau the "most Italian-looking city north of the Alps," and there is no question he was correct. Cruise guests have the opportunity to tour the picturesque Old Town on foot, or partake on a vigorous hike up "Castle Hill" for a tour of the 13th-century Veste Oberhaus fortress (with panoramic views of the city and rivers below).

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  • Gourmet, all the way!

    Imagine not only being treated to an expansive breakfast buffet each morning, but to daily gourmet lunch and dinner specialties that include delicious local wines and beer with your meal. Prepare to be spoiled!

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  • The hills are alive

    For those of you who still remember the classic 1964 film, The Sound of Music, be prepared to relive some of the magnificent scenes of the movie as you tour the region. It was filmed around Mondsee Lake, nestled in the Austrian Alps, as well as in and around Salzburg. 

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  • Salzburg: Mozart's birthplace

    Salzburg is a city with an incredible history that goes back to the 7th century AD. The face of contemporary Salzburg is dominated by the 17th- and 18th-century Baroque majesty of Old Town, where more than 100 churches, castles and palaces bear witness to the power of Salzburg’s archbishops. In 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s greatest son, was born here.

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  • Salzburg's Kapitelplatz, from ancient to modern

    Salzburg is filled with many stunning historical squares, but the Kapitelplatz in Old Town is one of the most impressive Baroque squares in the city. Located next to the majestic Salzburg Cathedral and with views on the Salzburg Fortress, it also boasts a touch of the contemporary. The "Sphaera" golden dome statue by artist Stephan Balkenhol adds a modern element to this classic view. 

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  • Room with a view

    The next stop on the AmaWaterways cruise is the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and famous regions in Austria. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the stunning landscape, the cultural heritage and the superb wines cultivated in this area. All you need to do to experience the wonders of this valley is step out on your cabin's balcony and watch one picture-perfect scene after another roll by.

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  • Harness the power of the pedal

    If you love to bike through glorious countryside, then this is the cruise for you! AmaWaterways carries complimentary bicycles on board its European ships so active travelers can engage in hiking and biking as part of their daily activity. Can you imagine pedaling down the Danube, past vineyards and castles, for a biking adventure you'll never forget?

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  • Lifting the spirits

    Love to start the day with an espresso or café latte? You can indulge in a variety of complimentary drinks on board. Enjoy coffee, tea and specialty coffee drinks free of charge throughout the day, as well as bottled water. During lunch and dinner, local wines, soft drinks and beer are complimentary. Beginning in 2018, guests can enjoy a complimentary daily "Sip and Sail" cocktail hour. Premium alcoholic beverages, as well as drinks outside of meal times, are available at the bar for additional cost.

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  • Just the two of us

    River cruising is particularly attractive to couples celebrating a special event, or even a honeymoon voyage, since all the stress of travel melts away on a carefree, romantic river cruise. These newlyweds enjoy a stroll past picturesque streets, historic houses and gorgeous courtyards in the romantic town of Durnstein, one of the stops along the picturesque Wachau Valley. 

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  • Vienna, the city of dreams

    Vienna, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, is the capital and largest city of Austria. You’ll be in awe as you stroll along the streets of Old Town, past Baroque castles, peaceful gardens and parks, grand buildings and notable monuments. Flanked by impressive modern buildings, the 14th-century St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive tile roof, is one of Vienna’s most historical landmarks.

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  • Luxury shopping

    Like most European cities, Vienna offers several pedestrian zones that allow visitors to stroll through the streets, shop at leisure and enjoy cafes and restaurants along the way. One of the most famous shopping zones in downtown Vienna is the Kohlmarkt, home to notable jewelers and luxury brands. Whether you're into serious retail therapy – or just window shopping – you’ll definitely enjoy a stroll along this venerable street.

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  • 18th-century tour of Vienna

    For an extra special treat, take a ride in a romantic Fiaker, a two-horse carriage that meanders through the picturesque streets of Vienna at an easy pace. Since 1720, these carriages have offered Viennese visitors a romantic – and cozy – way to explore the city’s attractions.

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  • Beauty on the Danube

    Your next stop is Bratislava, often called "Beauty on the Danube."  This lovely city was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th-18th centuries, as part of the Habsburg Empire. It became the capital of the newly formed Slovak Republic in 1993. Old Town, just steps away from your ship, abounds with historic buildings and charming cobblestone streets and squares. Most of the city center is a pedestrian zone.

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  • Little red train

    Bratislava offers an entire network of colorful city trains that take you not only through the city center, but to nearby historical destinations. The little red train is a relaxing way to tour Bratislava’s picturesque Old Town.

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  • Savor traditional cuisine

    After visiting each port-of-call along your Danube trip, you might be curious about the local cuisine. It’s no problem if you didn’t have time to stop for lunch during your visit. The amazing chefs on AmaCerto feature a traditional dish as a dining option for passengers interested in sampling authentic cuisine from each place you visit.

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  • Welcome to Budapest

    You won’t have to arrange any special tours on your own to visit the magnificent sights in Budapest.  A complete tour of this majestic city, the capital city of Hungary with a history that dates back to ancient Rome, is included in your itinerary. The Danube traverses the city, with Buda on the right bank and Pest on the left. A visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion in Buda affords spectacular views on Pest from its artistic portals.

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  • What a doll

    Shopping opportunities abound in this cosmopolitan city. Lovers of unique, indigenous items such as hand-stitched blouses and tablecloths to beautifully crafted costumed dolls and exquisite porcelain, will find a wealth of shopping options of every variety in Budapest.

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  • A spectacular send-off

    Your final day on board ends with an illumination cruise through the heart of Budapest. You’ve probably seen many photos of the iconic Hungarian Parliament Building in its nighttime splendor. But until you experience this cruise yourself, you can’t begin to imagine the indelible images, especially this view that will be forever etched in your memory as a part of this amazing adventure.

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