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River Cruising:

A Unique Take on Luxury Travel

You’ve done private plane charters, luxury hotels in your favorite destinations, and ocean cruises that sail the world. You’ve even rented a few private villas and invited the whole family for an unforgettable getaway. Now, you’re looking for the next thing to excite your inner explorer all over again. It’s a good thing we have the inside scoop: river cruising. 

Take the calmness you find relaxing on a beach, pair it with the sense of exploration you can find on an ocean cruise, and you get river cruising. Gracefully making their way through the most celebrated destinations around the world, river cruises allow you to see the world from a unique perspective. Move away from the crowds, and the popular resorts to a sense of wonder only found in the back canals of Europe, Africa, Egypt, and more. Our partner, AmaWaterways, excels in authentically capturing multiple destinations amidst luxurious and entertaining sailing. Keep reading to learn about a few things you can expect while on board when you sail with them. 

Plan Your Trip

“A family-owned and operated company, AmaWaterways has been sailing the world’s rivers and pouring heart into their sailings for the past twenty years.”


AmaWaterways takes ships around the world, sailing many of the major rivers that cut through exciting destinations. Choose between sailings in Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Africa, or discover journeys centered around your interests, like wine, classical music, golf, and more. No matter where you decide to explore, AmaWaterways ensures an experience authentically curated for each destination.

Try fresh local cuisine made for you by your dedicated onboard chef or spend time on land with a tailored itinerary of activities that you will enjoy. Biking the canals, visiting local markets, or following guided hikes through local sites are a few favorites.

“Oceans take you to countries, rivers take you through them.”

Announcing the Magdalena River

Read more about Colombia

Just announced this month, discover the magic of the Magdalena River and sail Colombia like never before! Embarking in 2024, take the journey of a lifetime through two 7-night itineraries between Cartagena and Barranquilla.

Colombia has been named “Land of a Thousand Rhythms” for its distinct culture and heritage. Be among the first to sail a luxury river cruise through Colombia and discover its vibrant life and color.

Wellness Onboard

Wellness Onboard

We understand the importance of wellness while traveling through multiple countries, away from your normal routine, and so does AmaWaterways. While it is a refreshing and welcome change, having the option to stretch out or get a few reps in makes all the difference. Your AmaWaterways sailing will not only offer a fitness room, but your dedicated crew will also provide fitness classes led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts.

Various daily group classes are available to guests, like Pilates, dance, resistance band stretching, yoga, and more. Guided wellness activities like hiking and biking are also offered, allowing guests to see more of the destination. Enjoy an engaging sunrise yoga on the sundeck of your vessel before enjoying a dip in the heated pool onboard and sitting back with a mimosa in hand. Are you relaxed yet?

Brownell Advantage

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