Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result — an outstanding dining experience. Our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces that highlight regional cultures and traditions. Guests aboard the AmaCerto, AmaReina, AmaSonata, AmaPrima, AmaVerde and AmaBella may choose from multiple dining venues.
Primus Perchtold, AmaWaterways' Executive Chef and winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg, designs exquisite menus for our passengers’ enjoyment in Europe. You will find one of his recipes on your pillow each night, just in case you want to recreate his culinary magic at home.
AmaWaterways is proud to be the only river cruise line invited to join one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations founded in 1950 in Paris. Every AmaWaterways vessel cruising in Europe is an official member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.
Early risers enjoy breakfast in the Main lounge while a full buffet breakfast with made-to-order specialties, accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries is served from 7am daily. At lunch, you’ll find an enticing buffet laden with fresh salads, pasta dishes, hot entrees, and desserts, as well as meals to order from the menu; a light lunch option is also available in the Main Lounge. In the afternoon, stop by the Main Lounge for tea or complimentary espresso, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies. Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer.
AmaWaterways’ expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. At breakfast, sip sparkling wine as you partake of the buffet and fresh pastries, or opt for something made-to-order from the menu.
Stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch, or head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine or beer. Dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes. Try local favorites — like goulash while cruising through Hungary, bratwurst and sauerkraut after returning to the ship from Vienna, or Camembert cheese while on the Seine — or something more familiar, like a sandwich. No matter what your preference, your taste buds are sure to be impressed.
Head to the Main Restaurant or The Chef’s Table to savour award-winning cuisine. Stop
by the Main Lounge for tapas between meals. More places to dine means fewer guests in each venue, allowing for more personalized service and more space.
You will enjoy complimentary, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner (as well as sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast). We hand pick only the highest quality wines and pair them with our cuisine.
Berlitz River Cruising in Europe rated AmaWaterways ships the highest in its definitive guide to river cruising in Europe. Known for its international travel and language expertise, Berlitz has published cruise guides for 30 years. Author Douglas Ward, a leading authority on cruising, has over 40 years of experience and has spent more than 6,000 days on board covering more than 1,000 voyages. Out of the more than 280 river cruise vessels that were reviewed based on accommodations, dining, service, and other onboard features, Ama took the top 11 spots in the rankings.
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AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line ever inducted into La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international gastronomic society dedicated to fine cuisine. Founded in Paris in 1950 to honor the royal Guild of Goose Roasters (whose origins date back to the 13th century), it is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. This guild was once so renowned that King Louis XII of France granted it its own coat of arms, complete with two roasting spits, four larding needles and hearth flames.
Membership to La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is by invitation only and is extended to those possessing world-class culinary acumen. All of our ships in Europe are members and our onboard culinary team is united by a desire to share their expert knowledge of wine and fine dining with you. Simply stated, our onboard dining is truly outstanding.