The AmaSonata features our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; Wi-Fi and Entertainment-on-Demand; and a fleet of bicycles.


Beauty Salon
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool

Ship Info

What's Included


    • Land program as detailed in itinerary

    • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

    • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

    • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms

    • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise

    • Multiple dining venues

    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

    • Sun Deck swimming pool

    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

    • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music

    • Choice of life enriching tours and excursions in every port with personal headset included

    • Small-Group "Limited Edition Tours" including guided biking, hiking and culinary delights excursions

    • Fleet of bicycles available to explore on your own

    • Services of professional Cruise Manager

    • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

    • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare | Passport fees | Baggage fees | Port taxes and fees | Travel, health, accident or other insurance | Vaccinations | Laundry | Additional food and beverages | Optional excursions | Gratuities or other items of a personal nature

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
5000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

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By: JayShell

Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

This was our second cruise with AMA and it was truly wonderful.  Beautiful accommodations, excellent food & great staff.AMA is also lucky to have a cruise director like Peter Whitehead.  He's organized, knowledgable & hilarious. All of the passengers we spoke to agreed with us.  He definitely is an asset to your cruise line!
Travel Advisor:  Rosie Goldberger


By: John and Joy

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2015

Ship is new and immaculate. Upgraded to a room with a French balcony. The room/baths were small. The crew members were so helpful and the cruise manager was delightful and so knowledgeable. The food, itinerary and guided tours were great. Had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Malaka Hilton

Fabulous ship and crew

By: JohnW

Reviewed on: 04 May 2015

Our cruise aboard the Amasonata was better than we anticipated. The cabin was wonderful, particularly the bath and shower. The food and beverages were out of sight and the crew could not have been more accommodating. I would sail with this ship and crew with no reservations. Great cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Naomi Sucha

Very well organized company. Nice boat, good food.

By: Sam58

Reviewed on: 04 May 2015

Everything was so well organized and on time. They gave us lots to do on the trip and we were very busy. The crew and cruise director were great. The food and wine was very good. My only complaint is that at the airport, we did not have transfers. One of the employees at the Amawaterway help desk volunteered to walk us out to where the cabs are. Instead of taking us to the line of cabs she handed us off to a guy who walked us away from the cabs and to the Sheraton Hotel in Amsterdam. We waited so long I started getting uncomfortable about it, but finally a cab showed up. We were told by another employee at the help desk that a ride to the Movenpick from the airport would be about 50euros. This driver charged us 86 euros. I think the Amawaterway employee that led us to that guy knew exactly what was going to happen. Other than that, once on the ship, all was great!

Expert freindlt staff

By: RoseK

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2015

perfect cruise, great staff, delicious meals beautifully presented, perfect organized tours, excellent tour guides
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler


By: Gil1

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

The AMA Sonata is a great ship, with a great crew. Everything was outstanding. Great expereicne..
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

Trip of a Lifetime

By: DickColo

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

This is a first class company. The ship was first class, the crew friendly (can't emphasize that enough) and accommodating in every way. The tours from the ship, including the busses, the bus drivers, and the local guides were great. The size of the ship was perfect - only 140 guests on our cruise on the AmaSonata. Food was very good and plentiful, as was the free flowing beer and wine. Our cabin was beautiful and very nice size. Wonderful bunch of guests and we made many friends. Crew Director Lisi ran herself ragged making sure everything was just perfect and organized to a tee. After a week touring on our own, it was nice to have a week where we did not have to worry about anything and just sit back and enjoy! Captain Hank, waitress Roxie, cabin attendant Cornell, waiters Pavel and Nickolay to name a few of the special people on the ship's crew. Would recommend AmaWaterways to anyone!!
Travel Advisor:  Rose Passananti


By: Jo

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2015

Everything was First Class. As it was a Christmas Cruise the ship was beautifully decorated. Would cruise with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Melitta Hannon

Excellant Service and Attention to Detail

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2016

This was our second AmaWaterways cruise and we were not disappointed. We liked the high level of service and overall attention to every detail.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton

a dream vacation

By: Wally

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

Our river cruise aboard the AmaSonata was a dream trip. From beginning to end it was near perfect. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the wines were plentiful and represented the countries we visited. It was wonderful being on a small ship with a small number of people whom we were able to spend many enjoyable moments socializing with. Since dinner seating wasn't assigned, we had the opportunity to share dinner with many interesting people from different geographical locations. The river views and the historical cities were breath taking. The excursions were wonderful. Most of the local guides were knowledgeable and very informative. Their knowledge of the people, culture and architecture of the region enhanced our appreciation of the places we visited. Our tour director, Maddy, was the best. She was informative and helpful. She provided us with historical and geographical information on the regions we visited.
Travel Advisor:  Dawn Campbell

very good

By: Cole

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016

would recommend to others for sure
Travel Advisor:  Natasha Rhodes

Great Service

By: LJ

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

This river cruise was the best vacation we have ever taken and it was because of the service we received. We had the best time. The crew was was exceptional. The food, the entertainment everything was fantastic. It would be very hard to travel with another company after traveling with AMA. Thank you AMA.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner

Great service

By: J & J

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Wonderful staff, service, food and accomodations. They kept everyone well informed of all events.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Lovell

Wonderful experience!


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2017

My family (two adults and four teenagers) recently traveled on the AmaSonata from Budapest to Nuremberg (and on to Prague) over the week of Christmas. It was a wonderful experience. The AmaSonata is a beautiful ship and appointed as nicely as any five star hotel you'll find. The crew was fabulous. Everyone had a smile. They were friendly and service oriented and really seemed to love their jobs and each other. I've truly never seen people work so hard.....and they practically work 24 hours a day. They were delighted to talk to passengers about life on the ship as well as their lives off the ship. We were the next to last trip in a 10-month stretch (and before their two month break) and yet they didn't look or act tired at all! The tour guides that were provided were all excellent and the communication throughout the trip was excellent. The crew went out of their way to make Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special. They sang Christmas carols and Santa even visited us!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward


By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

The accommodations were standard, therefore ok. The food was ok and the variety to include dishes from the region we were visiting that day was very interesting and well received. The evening entertainment was a pleasure.
Travel Advisor:  Craig Mungary


By: Diane Peck

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Very nice ship, great service from everyone we encountered.
Travel Advisor:  David Porter

Rhine River Cruise - June 2017

By: Steve and Cheri

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

We had a very enjoyable seven day cruise on the AmaSonata from Basel Switzerland to Amsterdam. The on board service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the excursions were well planned, informative and enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

First class ship

By: Paula

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Enjoyed our time on the ship! Well designed, intuitive details and excellent food. Very accommodating staff as well. No lines or crowding - very spacious common areas.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

2017 Cruise

By: Houston Traveler

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Amazing. The staff was fantastic. The accommodations were wonderful. The food and wine were amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Rosie Goldberger


By: Kimpy

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

The entire crew went above and beyond what was expected.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knighton

Loved AMA

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Excellent. I thought the AMA Waterways was an excellent cruise choice. We were very impressed with the cruise in its entirety. Everything was first class and the service was amazing
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson


By: Kurt

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

This was our third river cruise with AmaWaterways. We had a wonderful time aboard AmaSonata.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

Rhine, from Amsterdam to Basel

By: Julie and Tom

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

The AmaSonata is a beautiful ship and I can't say enough good things about the crew, all of whom were pleasant and friendly, particularly the restaurant/bar folks. The cabin was lovely and every part of the ship was sparkling clean, comfortable and thoughtfully arranged. There are many nice touches to make sailing enjoyable (piano player, snacks and beverages available, blankets for the sun deck, for example). One thing about this cruise is that there are long periods of cruising (which can be very relaxing) and there wasn't much time to explore when we docked. Shore excursions felt rushed to me, due in part to the long bus rides to get to the cities. This was a big disappointment for me, as being able to take time to experience the river cities is a main reason why we went.
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein


By: Jack

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Very good. Crew and service were excellent and food was superb.
Travel Advisor:  Damien Martin

Beautiful Cruise

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Wonderful! The ship exceeded our expectations, as did the crew, especially our cruise director, Agnes. The meals were fantastic, the wine selection was very good, and the service level of the staff was superb. We throughly enjoyed the excursions, especially the bike ride and guides in Strasbourg.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Rhine River Cruise

By: Vikki B

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

We loved every minute of it. We will never go on a big cruise line again as we liked the personal attention we received and getting to know our fellow passengers on this small ship. The food was unbelievable!! And so was our cruise director Agnes. She made sure that everyone was having a good time. And the staff seemed all enjoy their job, too.
Travel Advisor:  Lucy Diaz

An excellent cruise

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

The food was excellent. The staff could not do enough for us. The crew was very organized. The excursions were high quality with knowledgeable guides. Everything was handled such that the experience was seamless. I would recommend Ama to others.
Travel Advisor:  Lilo Matinas

First River Cruise

By: Avid Sightseer

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

My time on the AmaSonata was amazing. I am so happy that I chose AmaWaterways for my first European river cruise. The Captain and his crew and everyone on the ship were helpful, friendly and professional. The tours and the food were superb. I think every surface would have passed "the white glove" test. It was very evident that everyone had the well being and happiness of the passengers first in their mind. I would highly recommend AmaWaterways and especially the "AmaSonata" to everyone that is even thinking about going on a river cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Mark McCowan

Is it all downhill from here?

By: Tracy H

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

This was my first cruise. I've never been able to convince myself that a cruise was the right sort of vacation -- too many people crammed into tight spaces doing activities pretty low on my list. And then Eurpoean River Cruise made its way onto my radar. We considered several different river cruise lines and settled on Ama for the quality. We were not dissapointed. THIS is what a cruise should be. The itinerary was awesome (Switzerland to Netherlands on the Rhine), and the crew aboard the AmaSonata exceeded all of my expectations. They are knowledgable, skilled, and attentitive to every detail. The thing I worry about now is whether any other cruise can measure up.
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Rudin

Loved it!

By: HipHop

Reviewed on: 27 May 2018

Excellent. Accommodations were really fine. Very clean and service was superb. Public areas also very clean and comfortable. Entire staff was attentive and eager to be of help. The sun deck was great. Plenty of places to sit and to be in or out of the sun. Food was very good. Plenty of choices and again, the service was outstanding. The cruise was very relaxing, which is exactly what one wants it to be.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor


By: Weary Traveler

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2018

The ship was clean and well equipped. We enjoyed it very much
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney


By: UNC Mimi

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

First class service all the way. Excellent local tour guides with plenty of options. Our first river cruise, but hopefully not our last with Amawaterways. The entire staff genuinely seemed ready to go above and beyond to meet everyone’s needs!
Travel Advisor:  Christie Soper

Good trip but...

By: tellieellie

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

The boat, crew and staff were outstanding There were many problems in The Danube but the tour director and captain truly worked around them. We had a lovey stateroom that included a balcony with chairs and table. Unfortunately, it was unusable a great deal of time. River boats double and triple park at times. One has to walk through another boat to get to yours and vice versa. The ships park smack up against each other. Exhaust fumes etc., are common from other vessels.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

Cruise the Danube

By: Maxie

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

We were extremely pleased with the ship and crew. Because of low water on the Danube, our cruise began further south, buy we were able to resume our itinerary with one day delay. The service was excellent, friendly crew especially the Captain and Hotel Manager. Our guide was excellent and tried to make our tours accessible as much was possible. Beautiful accommodations, beautiful common areas and dining room. Excellent waiters. Made for a very enjoyable cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor


By: k

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

Sadly we traveled during the drought on the Danube but the company and crew did a great job of adapting to it. The ship was wonderful. Very comfortable. Quiet at night. Food was consistently fabulous. Hope to cruise with Amawaterways again.
Travel Advisor:  Wanda Worsley


By: jimbo

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018

The ship was clean and the rooms were fine. The ship's crew and staff were very good and were always very accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer

Loved our cruise!

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Beautiful ship, lovely cabin, great staff.
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer

River cruise

By: rich

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Excellent, great crew, dining room waitress, and waiters were awesome, excellent food. Nice cabins. Enjoyed the smaller boat, allowed for all dining at one time.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

A classy cruise

By: Betsyboo

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Traveling with five other couples...long time friends...was a fabulous experience. Something for everyone and such a great way to sail the Danube, visit cities and ports with informed, wonderful guides. Sometimes we rambled on our own through the villages or countryside...sometimes we traveled with the group. Always, we returned o the ship for beautiful presentations of savory food...and fun evenings...with our dear friends, and new acquaintances. Just a first class operation in every way.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Expected the highest service from Amawaterways

By: first time river crusier

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

Due to the river level of my trip, the river ports have changed several time (including the first departure port). I was disappointed at the beginning by changing the schedule, however, at the end, the trip was full of surprises. We were able to meet a castle owner and visited their special home. A wine company presentation during a dinner to experienced a good wine pairing dinner. And their exceptional staff, Raul, the cruising manager helped the passengers felt like a family who offered all kinds of assistance services. The staffs even handover some flashlights upon return from excursion for early nightfall in winter. All I can say is you can expects the highest service standard from this cruise line.
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Ho

Evaluation of the Ama Sonata


Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2018

Again, the time aboard the AmaSonata far exceeded all expectations. The entire crew was dedicated to the needs of the passengers. If anyone was looking for something to complain about, you couldn't find it. They were very prepared for any unforeseen situation, i.e.; the water levels were to low to stay within the original plan but provided a Plan B which was just good as the original.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

Home on the Water

By: Wanderlust214

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2019

Our ship, the room and the staff were all wonderful. The ship was comfortable and the staff went out of their way to take care of us.
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn

River cruise

By: Dff

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2019

We did a wine cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen on the Danube River. What a beautiful part of the world. The staff was amazing and the boat was nice and clean. If I had to complain, one thing did stand out and irked me a little. The wine host was from California and not from the local country of hungry or Austria. This particular Vineyard has a wine club and promoted this cruise because he was hosting it. When we checked in and tried to make reservations for the chief's dinner the first 2 nights were blocked off for the wine club folks.🤔☹
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Perun

Perfect vacation

By: Tanja

Reviewed on: 02 May 2019

This was our first European river boat cruise, and we were very happy with the entire experience. I would be happy to book another river cruise with AmaWaterways. Every detail was perfectly executed, and exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Katie McCormack Krinkie

River cruise

By: Lakelady

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Far more than I expected. The conditions, crew, meals, guides, and cruise were excellent.

Cruise ship

By: Alex P

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

The AMA Sonata was our very first river cruise and ship experience. It was perfect in every way. The staff/crew are amazing and work very hard. It was the most wonderful experience travelling on the river cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Excellent trip

By: bj

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2019

My husband and I enjoyed the cruise and also the three days we spent in Prague before the cruise started. The ship was nice and the people on board were delightful. It was easy to get about since the ship was not large like an ocean vessel.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Anne Donlon

Danube River Cruise

By: Ellen

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

The Cruise director, John Riley and all of the staff on the boat were so helpful and accommodating always smiling and making us feel special. The room was nice and the housekeeping department kept our room spotless. The food was good and the activities each day were varied and allowed for different fitness levels which was nice. You could tell they spent a lot of time planning what to do at each port and the guides they used at the various ports were ones that had worked with for many years.
Travel Advisor:  Carol McKee


By: Tenor man

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2019

Wonderful cruse. Good food with wonderful staff. Room was larger than expected and nice. Most tours were well coordinated. Would have liked more time in Salzburg and Vienna.
Travel Advisor:  Alicia Pacini

Danube River Cruise with AmaWaterways: excellent!

By: cindy

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019

This was a very fun cruise with superb service, food, physical plant, itinerary etc. I look forward to another cruise in the future with them.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Martiniak

Everything was perfect!

By: Monica

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

Everything was picture perfect - would not change a single thing!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Marrapese

Ship review

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

The ship was very clean, rooms were comfortable, meals were great. The crew was also wonderful
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Marrapese

Danube Cruise

By: Dan Todd

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

Stateroom 307 was great. Excellent service, food and tours. We particularly enjoyed the lack of up selling of tours or services. Everything was included in price of trip. This was our first river cruise, but our impression was that Amawaterways are a class act that promotes a upscale experience for their clients. Clientele was generally older and well heeled. My wife and I are active mid sixties and felt like we were younger on board. Cycling tours and active walking tours presented a good option for more active passengers. I have shied away from tours like this in past and enjoyed active self guided travel to Europe for skiing and sight seeing. I must say that this itinerary left me very relaxed when we returned home. We spent two nights in Vienna before cruise and 4 nights in Prague and end of cruise. We would have liked to spend more time in Budapest however.
Travel Advisor:  Nick Moran


By: Cosmo

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

Having never cruised before, we were a bit nervous. But it ended up being a fabulous experience. The ship was lovely and comfortable. The crew was wonderful. Our tours were interesting and fun. We met many new friends...several that we plan to stay in touch with. Overall, it was a great trip!!
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols


By: Fantastic

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

Once again I am delighted by the attention to details of AMA Waterways. It could not have been better.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton

River cruise

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2019

Everything was great
Travel Advisor:  Kiersten Murnane

Christmas markets

By: Lulu

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2019

Staff were great. Food was good. Entertainment fun.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton

Christmas Markets


Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2019

We had an absolute amazing and magical time. The service from the staff was above and beyond. The ship was decorated and great fun to experience. AMA does an incredible job. From staff, food, wine and excursions, all was spectacular. So much so that we all took advantage of the future cruise credit offer and will be returning for another river cruise somewhere in the world with AMA.
Travel Advisor:  Candace Andreozzi

Best Ever Trip

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

The staff of the AmaSonata were very friendly, fun-loving and helpful. Their tours were well-planned and staffed with excellent guides.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Christmas Markets Cruise

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

This was my 4th AmaWaterways river cruise and I hope to travel with them again in the future. This was a Christmas themed cruise and the ship was beautifully decorated for the holiday. They keep the groups small on the excursions and engage good guides. Most of the excursions on this cruise featured a walking tour of the city followed by free time at the Christmas markets. The staff onboard the ships are very efficient and seem to enjoy their jobs.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Cruise ship

By: Grace

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2019

Ship experience was exceptional. All personnel were very professional and helpful. Meals were very good and provided enough variety to satisfy everyones taste.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Harris