AmaWaterways has a fleet of 25 river ships, with another (AmaMagdelena) currently being built. This post includes a list of AmaWaterways ships by age from oldest to youngest, size and by river. This is a handy guide to help you decide which AmaWaterways ship is best for you.
List of AmaWaterways Ships by age, oldest to youngest
The oldest AmaWaterways ships by age are AmaCello and AmaDante, which both carry up to 144 passengers.
|Name||Year Built||Current River(s)||Number of Passengers|
|Zambezi Queen||2009||Chobe (Africa)||28|
|AmaPrima||2013||Moselle, Rhine, Dutch & Belgian Waterways, Main||162|
|AmaSerena||2015||Rhine, Dutch & Belgian Waterways||162|
|AmaStella||2016||Rhine, Dutch & Belgian Waterways||156|
|AmaMora||2019||Rhine, Dutch & Belgian Waterways, Moselle||156|
|AmaLucia||2021||Rhine, Dutch & Belgian Waterways||156|
|AmaSiena||2021||Rhine, Dutch & Belgian Waterways||unconfirmed|
AmaWaterways ships by age: Which is the newest AmaWaterways ship?
AmaMagdalena will debut in 2023 as AmaWaterways’ newest ship on a new river and continent for the river cruise line. AmaMagdalena will offer 7-night itineraries on the Magdalena River in Columbia.
This will be an all-suite river ship, making AmaWaterways the first luxury river cruise line on this river.
Which is the largest AmaWaterways ship?
AmaMagna is AmaWaterways biggest river cruise ship and is approximately double the width of a regular European river ship. The advantage to its size is that there is plenty of space for passengers but the disadvantage is that it is limited to one stretch of the Danube between Vilshofen and Budapest.
The ship boasts four restaurants onboard that guests try throughout the cruise. To learn more, read my AmaMagna Dining Guide.
Which is the smallest AmaWaterways ship?
The smallest ship in the AmaWaterways fleet is the Zambezi Queen at 150 feet long and 25.6 feet wide.
List of AmaWaterways Ships by River
Each AmaWaterways ship bases its itineraries around particular rivers. The vast majority of AmaWaterways ships are based in Europe but there are three ships outside of Europe.
From 2022, AmaWaterways will offers river cruises in four continents:
- South America
In this section, I share which ships you can choose from according to the river you wish to explore.
AmaWaterways ships in Europe
These AmaWaterways river ships offer Danube river cruises:
The ships that offer cruises on the Rhine include:
Dutch and Belgian Waterways
AmaWaterways ships offering Dutch and Belgian Waterways itineraries:
If you want to take a cruise on the Moselle River, you should look at these AmaWaterways ships:
AmaWaterways has two ships that are based on the Douro River in Portugal:
The two AmaWaterways ships that offer cruises on the Seine River are:
AmaPrima is the only AmaWaterways ship with itineraries that include the Main River, a tributary of the Rhine.
Rhone and Saône
For a river cruise through France, AmaCello takes in the Rhone and Saône rivers.
Dordogne and Garonne
AmaDolce cruises the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.
AmaWaterways Ships in Africa
AmaWaterways now has two river ships in Africa:
- The Zambezi Queen cruises the Chobe River in Botswana
- AmaDahlia offers Nile cruises from Cairo, Egypt.
AmaWaterways Mekong River Cruises
AmaWaterways has one ship, AmaDara, that offers 7-night Mekong River cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia between Kampong Cham to My Tho.
AmaWaterways in South America
In 2023, AmaWaterways will begin river cruises in Columbia on the Magdalena River. It’s newest ship, AmaMagdalena will offer all-suite accomodation and promises to immerse guests in the culture of South America.
With 25 (soon to be 26) ships in the fleet, there are plenty of river cruises to choose from. Whether you want to cruise a particular river or visit a specific destination, AmaWaterways has a lot to offer.
To learn more about AmaWaterways cruises, I’d recommend taking a look at more information I have: