Themed River Cruises with AmaWaterways

An exciting way to explore different parts of the world while immersing yourself in a specific interest or passion.

Unlike traditional river cruises that focus solely on sightseeing and relaxation, themed river cruises are designed around a particular theme or interest, such as wine, music, or history & culture.


Whether you're a foodie looking to sample local cuisine, a music lover eager to attend live, or a a history buff interested in exploring ancient ruins performances, there's a themed river cruise out there that caters to your unique interests.


Wine River Cruises

AmaWaterways invites you to indulge in one of our more than 60 exclusive “Celebration of Wine River Cruises” through Europe’s most celebrated wine regions. 


These thrilling wine-themed European sailings provide a unique and delicious dimension to already enticing itineraries—with enhanced epicurean experiences included in the price of the cruise.


Each of AmaWaterways Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through:

- Tastings and interactive discussions.

- Accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars.

- Helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board.


Guided by their passion and expertise, you’ll delight in discovering one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine and elegant cuisine.


Celebration of Classical Music River Cruise

This a must-do for music enthusiasts who want to experience the magic of classical music while enjoying a luxurious river cruise. This carefully curated cruise offers a unique and unforgettable experience that combines the pleasures of travel with the love of music.


Guests on this themed river cruise can look forward to a range of onboard and off board activities that revolve around classical music. These include:

- Live performances by world-renowned musicians.

- Talks and lectures by experts in the field.

- Visits to historic venues and museums.


Soulful Epicurean Experience River Cruises

This one-of-a-kind themed river cruise celebrates black history and culture by combining the pleasures of travel with a focus on celebrating black culture, cuisine, and history.


From soulful music performances and visits to historic sites, to cooking classes and wine tastings featuring Black-owned wineries and culinary creations, the Soulful Epicurean Experience celebrating Black History and Culture promises an unforgettable journey of discovery and celebration.

Family-owned and operated for 20 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2023).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. 

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