Holidays & Events Connections

We have gathered these unique stories, recipes, interviews, and testimonials to enrich and inspire you before your journey with AmaWaterways. In anticipation of your upcoming river cruise, we hope you see how an unforgettable travel experience can truly be yours when sailing with us along the rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Why Our River Cruises Offer You an Exceptional New Year’s Eve ExperienceRead more
Learn how to enhance your holiday meal experience with Cruise Manager Abel’s wine expertise.Read more
Why River Cruising in November is Our Best-Kept SecretRead more
Discover colorful festivities and all-around Felicidad during Colombian celebrations, all brimming with life.Read more
We are extending our Portugal sailing seasons – and here are a few reasons why you should join us on the Douro River in autumn or winter.Read more
Discover the unique history of this special dried fruit bread — and try it for yourself!Read more
From our warm welcome to our festive traditions, read why one family loved their holiday sailing.Read more
Feel the holiday magic of Provençal Christmas celebrationsRead more
Discover unique Easter holiday traditions and delights during select springtime river cruise and land itineraries.Read more
Our very own Jasmina shares unique Orthodox traditions and highlights of Serbia’s Winter Markets.Read more
Bavaria's rich heritage lives on through timeless customs.Read more
A beloved Romanian tradition you can taste while sailing the Danube RiverRead more
Glühwein: an essential part of winter in EuropeRead more
Discover why you should river cruise with AmaWaterways in Europe during the springtime.Read more
A pot-roasted turkey brings spring flavors to EasterRead more
Tales and tips from A Solo TravelerRead more
Cyndi Cashman raves about her girlfriend getaway on her Christmas Markets on the Rhine cruise.Read more
First-time guest Sylvia Rimm reflects on traveling with her large family.Read more
Unique in its radiance, an ancient oil lamp sparked a celebration that’s lasted for centuries: a true miracle.Read more
A classic glazed ham recipe to enjoy during the festive holidays!Read more
Savor the delicious, golden perfection among loved ones.Read more
As the clock rolls over, what are different countries doing to celebrate?Read more
Christmastime in Budapest is like no place else in the world.Read more
Between our luxurious onboard gala and local celebrations, there’s nothing quite like a New Year’s cruise with AmaWaterways.Read more
Past guest Carl Stumpe traveled with his wife and adult children on our Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. We interviewed Carl and his daughter Anne about their family travel experience below.Read more
Collin Pritchard’s first trip to Europe was on an AmaWaterways Christmas Market cruise on the Danube River in December 2017. Read on to hear what he thought of the experience.Read more
Loyal guest Olis Cook has completed eight sailings with AmaWaterways throughout Europe.Read more
Forget the Easter Bunny—French Easter traditions delight people from the sky to the sea!Read more
Turn your holiday meal into an extraordinary experience with some sensational wine choices.Read more
The hills are alive with the sound of music in the stunningly historic town of Salzburg, Austria.Read more
Imagine getting into the yuletide spirit in romantic Vienna, singing your favorite Christmas melodies in one of the musical capitals of the world.Read more
Santa can’t have all the traveling fun during the holiday season. And part of the joy of traveling to the European Christmas Markets is learning about unique traditions along the way.Read more
Deck the halls for a festive winter wonderland this year as you sip hot chocolate, double down on gingerbread of all yummy shapes and sizes, sing delightful new and classic yuletide holiday staplesRead more
During the festive Christmas Market season in Cologne, it won’t just be the Hohenzollern Bridge that will keep your eyes all aglow on your visit.Read more
What could be more romantic for the holidays than kissing under the mistletoe in Strasbourg?Read more
Visit the Christmas Markets in Zurich and see how the city shines like its Swarovski decorations.Read more

Experience More Connections

Looking for a slice of Greece in Germany? Look no further than the stunning Walhalla.
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The hills are alive with the sound of music in the stunningly historic town of Salzburg, Austria.
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Enjoy this well-loved recipe from the storied Bavarian region
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