Family-owned and operated, AmaWaterways has been a passion project for its founders since its creation in 2002. President Rudi Schreiner designed his first ship back in 1975 while sailing the Amazon for seven months. Since the completion of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal in 1992, Rudi has been a driving force for river cruise travel—and for these efforts has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Cruise Executive” and has been presented the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Nothing turns an occasion into a celebration, sparks a conversation, or elevates a meal from ordinary to elegant quite like fine wine. That’s why AmaWaterways has expertly curated Wine Cruises that add a unique, epicurean dimension to our standard itineraries. Not only do you enjoy sightseeing in grand capitals and charming villages alike, you’ll be treated to special wine-related excursions in some of Europe’s most renowned wine regions. Wine tastings and exquisite food and wine pairings please the palate while exclusive tours provide insight into the different grape varieties harvested in each distinct region.