Gourmet River Cruising
Traveling is about exploring destinations – the culture, the people and of course – the food.
From buffets stuffed with delicious morsels to munch on to specialty restaurants touting Michelin-starred food, there is a lot to consider about eating on a ship. It used to be that the hallmark of cruise dining was sauce-heavy foods and calorie-busting desserts (think hollandaise-drenched veggies and baked Alaska).
These days, many cruise lines are partnering with respected chefs to develop diverse dining experiences at sea to rival those on land and to offer the cruise ship food ever. As cruise ships get larger, less expensive, and more popular, cruise lines are having to contend with a rising expectation for gourmet cuisine - not just buffet-style pig-outs.
AmaWaterways works to incorporate exceptional dining experiences in each of their cruise itineraries, and as a member of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – the prestigious International Association of Gastronomy – their hard work is certainly paying off.
There are many dining options onboard, and AmaWaterways serves fresh, locally sourced cuisine in all its dining venues. Lunch and dinner wine pairings are complimentary and, at dinner, guests can choose to dine at the Chef’s Table specialty restaurant.
Attention to detail and local inspirations is what can really set AmaWaterways meals apart from other river cruises.
When it comes to the dedication of their food and beverage policy, AmaWaterways knows freshness is the name of the game for travelers.
MAGNA ON THE DANUBE
CRUISE YEAR 2021 |2022
7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN
Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes, and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. Apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz are only a few of the epicurean experiences you'll indulge in. Vienna, home to a treasure trove of Baroque splendors, including its grand Schönbrunn Palace, gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur; while Budapest and Bratislava offer a vibrant mix of east and west. With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you'll be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagna to its fullest—from alfresco dining to spinning with a view.
COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE FROM BASEL TO AMSTERDAM
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and their progressive future. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, poetry, and music, like Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote A Tramp Abroad. Timeless traditions remain intact—from the making of Kölsch, Cologne’s legendary brew, to the making of Rüdesheimer coffee. Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey that takes you along the Rhine and through its designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with its 40 castles strung like pearls on its river banks and to magnificent cities and charming villages alike.
COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS
CRUISE YEAR 2021 | 2022
7-NIGHT CRUISE CRUISE FROM NUREMBERG TO VIENNA
Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas markets come alive. A winter wonderland awaits at Prague’s Christmas markets brightly decorated with wooden huts stocked with handicrafts and delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Get caught up in the magic of Salzburg’s Christmas markets at both Hellbrunn Palace and at Christkindlmarkt, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral, which is a feast for the senses, from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights to the sights and sounds of holiday performances to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. And while in Vienna, visit enchanting Christmas markets from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s charming Maria Theresa markets.
COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY