Dining onboard an AmaWaterways’ cruise is a critically acclaimed experience thanks to the awards they have won. With every restaurant venue included within the price of your cruise, you’ll enjoy tastes from around the world. Food is inspired by the destinations you visit with local specialities to choose from. Dinner is a delectable multi-course affair with regional wine recommendations that accompany them beautifully. More venues mean fewer guests in each one, allowing for a more personalised service throughout your meal. The restaurants include:
AmaWaterways is a very proud member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international culinary society thanks to the exceptional level of food found onboard its ships.
A range of complimentary drinks are offered with meals; freshly squeezed juice and sparkling wine at breakfast, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Tea and coffee are also available during the day and bottled water is replenished daily. Other drinks are payable onboard in one of the lounges that can be found on all ships.
There are several suite and stateroom options to choose on your AmaWaterways cruise. All staterooms feature:
Individual stateroom options on AmaMagna are as follows:
On Mekong and Nile cruises, you can expect panoramic views and plenty of fresh air from extravagant twin-balcony staterooms that include both an outside balcony and a French balcony:
A luxury holiday should allow you to experience whatever it is in order to make you feel centred. Be it fine dining, cultural enrichment, adventure, indulgent treatments, relaxation or fitness. With an AmaWaterways cruise, you have the ability to enjoy all of these in order to transform your mind, body and soul.
Fitness and spa areas feature on all of the ships in the AmaWaterways fleet and access is included. You’ll be able to indulge in a massage or other treatments in one of the dedicated rooms and can even upgrade your appearance if you so desire with a trip to the onboard hair salon. Treatments in the spa and salon carry an additional cost.
On AmaMagna, there is a Zen Wellness studio, which is an extension of the fitness centres found on the other ships. On all AmaWaterways cruises, you are able to participate in group classes led by the professionally trained Wellness Host onboard. Classes range from resistance bands to dance and other cardio-based activities. In addition, you’ll be able to rehydrate with fresh juice at the juice bar and can take part in informative lectures about how you can better incorporate wellness into your everyday life.
On Mekong cruises specifically, there are a range of wellness activities, led by the professionally trained Wellness Hosts, included. They are a variety of invigorating activities designed to enhance your wellness while sailing aboard your ship, AmaDara. There is morning stretching, resistance band classes, core strength classes and walks for active wellness but (depending on your Wellness Host’s expertise) you’ll also be able to take part in the following:
Excursions, a pool, a walking track to get your steps up, a fleet of bicycles and the option of guided hiking tours all allow you to increase your activity levels – read more about them in the next section.
The inclusive nature of a river cruise with AmaWaterways means that you can enjoy a huge range of excursions, all included within the price you pay. The cruise line is aware that not only do guests have different tastes, they also have different activity preferences and even start times so there are options to suit all in every port. Whether it be a hiking tour, a guided bike ride, a culinary adventure or taking in some of the spectacular architecture, there will be something for everyone. The fleet of bicycles available for use onboard allows you to explore on two wheels, whether it be alone or guided and can therefore be as energetic as you desire!
With regards entertainment, every evening you can expect an eclectic schedule of onboard entertainment from local musicians to contemporary piano favourites.
Onboard, you’ll be able to enjoy some quiet time reading in one of the two libraries on AmaMagna, complete with welcoming fire. There is also a chic cinema to watch your favourite films or see one you may not have had the time to previously.
Highly experienced guides will take you on each of the excursions in the programme and will educate you throughout the tour. You’ll be immersed in the history and culture of the destinations on your voyage to ensure an educational yet enjoyable experience.
Whilst onboard, there will be lectures and other educational elements to take part in to take you to a deeper level. The Cruise Managers on your cruise in particular will be a great source of all the information as they are selected based on their knowledge and expertise.
AmaWaterways have won the prestigious Green Award certification for many ships including AmaMagna. They said of the award:
“Responsibility toward the environment is the foundation on which AmaWaterways’ ships are built, and our river cruise and tour programmes are operated. Respecting the principles of sustainable travel while ensuring the safety and security of guests and crew has always been our top priority.”
The Green Award certificate recognises the high standards of safety and environmental considerations onboard. In order to earn it, the ships must be assessed on the environmental impact of:
AmaWaterways was awarded it thanks to its eco-friendly elements such as LED lights, window insulation to reduce energy needs, the ability to use port power instead of generators, solar heating and water treatment.
AmaMagna also has an innovative 10-engine configuration that is designed in order to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent.