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Responsibility is our hallmark.
For over 40 years we have been cruising the most beautiful regions along European rivers. From the very beginning, our special way of traveling resulted in great respect for nature, culture and the people we meet along the way. Therefore, it is natural for us to prioritize responsible travel practices.
From the launch of the first AMADEUS ship, we not only met environmental protection standards, but also set new ones. This has remained the case to this day and as a family business, sustainability is more than just a buzzword for us. It is fundamental to our core values.
The Green Award: A sustainable future is the greatest reward.
In the spring of 2022, the AMADEUS fleet received the prestigious Green Award — a recognition of our industryleading performance in safety and environmental standards.
This internationally renowned award is given to river cruise ships that consistently follow the principles of sustainable travel and do their part to ensure that the future on these incredible rivers is as special as the experiences they give us today.
Our commitment to the environment
Sustainability and traveling in harmony with nature is a matter close to our hearts. Here is how we do it:
Shore-powered electricity and energy-efficient technology
When we are in port, we connect our ships to the on-site energy grid via Powerlock whenever possible. This also applies to the winter period, when we prepare our fleet for the new season which allows us to reduce noise and dirt in the surrounding cities. On board, too, we utilize the latest generation of energy-efficient technology to lower power consumption across the board.
Low emissions complying with the latest standards
Standards are good, but exceeding them is better. Whenever we build a new ship, it sets new standards in technology. The latest generation of AMADEUS ships is equipped with innovative engines that effectively reduce overall fuel consumption. Our Fleet Controlling System keeps our engines running at maximum efficiency and automatically travels at the speed that consumes the least fuel. In addition, our excursions are also planned to be as fuel-efficient as possible.
Our water and the natural water cycle
Naturally, we have a special connection with water. That’s why it’s so important to us to keep it clean. The ships in our fleet are equipped with state-of-the-art water treatment plants. Using membrane technology, our plants use microfiltration systems and recycle all the water we use on board. In addition, we make sure to use as little water as possible. For example, we use vacuum toilets to minimize water consumption. We also reuse towels as often as possible.
Less plastic, more recycling
We don’t do disposable. That’s why you’ll find soap and shampoo dispensers in every bathroom, glass water bottles on every cabin table, and paper straws instead of plastic ones. In the near future, we will also introduce Tetra Pak water containers on every excursion. With our modern waste management system, we ensure that much of what we dispose of becomes valuable raw material once more, ready to be repurposed again and again.
For 20 wonderful years, our global AmaWaterways family has been guided by our Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst’s “Five P’s” – what have since become the foundation of our core values. You can rest assured that our passionate shoreside staff and crew will always take care of you throughout every step of your journey because we live and breathe each of the values listed below.
“Ama” means love – and we put love in everything we do. We believe wholeheartedly that if you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life. Each and every day for the past two decades, we have brought passion into our journeys with AmaWaterways and we always go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience.
We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world through our commitments to celebrating diversity, giving back to local communities and reducing our impact on the environment. Whether it’s learning about new cultures, supporting local economies or striving to reduce paper waste and eliminate single-use plastics on board and ashore, we believe that, together, we can make the world a more positive place – one river at a time.
Personal connection has been a fundamental value of our company since the very beginning and is the primary reason guests return to river cruise with us year after year. Our staff and crew are very passionate about getting to know both our guests and travel partners and strive to give you the very best personalized experience from the moment you book to the moment you disembark – and even after you’ve returned home.
One of our company mottos is: “Be extraordinary – together.” We are all a part of the same AmaWaterways family and our success depends on working closely with our travel partners, our shoreside colleagues and onboard crews all around the globe. Our willingness to collaborate and work together as a unified team – a family – is key to our continued success.
From the beginning, we have always been pioneers in the industry – and continuously create new innovations to enhance our guests’ river cruising experience. Whether it’s seeking out off-the-beaten-path destinations, offering exclusive excursions or providing new wellness activities and special packages on board, you can trust that AmaWaterways is always at the pulse of travel trends and innovates with your best interests at heart.
Our Luxury Fleet
We take pride in our award-winning fleet and strive to ensure that, whatever the journey, all guests travel in unprecedented luxury.
Our award winning fleet offer unforgettable journeys, on land and sea, in unprecedented luxury.
River Cruising Ships
Life-enriching, relaxing and unique - an APT river cruise is the ultimate holiday experience. Discover unforgettable destinations as you travel in total comfort and style. From Europe and Egypt to China and Vietnam, you will wake up each morning in a new location, ready to explore new sights on an APT river cruise.
Europe River Ships
Cruise along the Danube and Rhine River, discover Portugal's Douro River, or experience the picturesque Rhone and Seine River. There's no finer way to discover the charming landscapes of Europe than onboard one of our luxury river cruises.
Vietnam & Cambodia River Ship
Aboard the new and spacious Mekong Serenity river ship, discover the iconic sights and landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Egypt River Ships
A Nile River cruise aboard the MS Royal Lily offers every comfort from deluxe cabins to delicious dining, with exceptional service and onboard activities.
India River Ship
Explore the rarely travelled Lower Ganges in absolute comfort aboard our brand-new river ship, the RV Rajmahal. Delight in an authentic glimpse to the real India - a blend of history, mystery and enchanting beauty.
From our inception, Avalon Waterways has cast a light on the world’s most fascinating places and people – inviting wayfarers and wanderers like you to bask in their glory, intrigue and wonder. Along the way, we’ve helped travellers uncover ancient traditions while meeting the locals dedicated to preserving them; to meander historic hallways while giving back to the societies that safeguard them; and to put down the guidebooks and pick up a greater understanding of the world and its people.
Immersed in enlightening experiences, we naturally gain a deeper appreciation – one that leads to greater compassion, consideration and curiosity as we ask ourselves, what else can we do to protect our planet, preserve our sacred places and help humankind?
Enter the Avalon Waterways® Lighthouse Project – an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe’s greater good. Avalon, along with sister companies Globus, Cosmos and Monograms, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.
KEEPING THE WORLD IN ITS BEST LIGHT.
While nothing is more exciting than tracing the paths of historic legends, doing so with the most minimal footprint excites us even more. We make every effort to conserve and preserve in each destination we visit by helping to protect the waterways, wild places, and wildlife by supporting and shining a light on organizations that do the same.
Keeping the blue planet green.
We love caring for the world just as much as we love sharing it with you! By booking an Avalon river cruise, you’re helping us do just that! When you book a cruise with Avalon Waterways, we contribute to environmental organizations that work to improve the health of our planet. Cruise easy knowing we’ve made a donation to The Ocean CleanUp and Trees4Travel—two leading champions of cleaner water and air. And on behalf of every guest, Avalon purchases trees via Trees4Travel to offset your cruise’s carbon emissions, ensuring together that we’re keeping our promise to Mother Earth to be the most sustainable cruise option available. Enjoy the anticipation and excitement of your upcoming adventure as you review your travel documents, while making a difference in the world we discover together. You can also make an additional donation of your own to Trees4Travel or The Ocean Cleanup to help make the world even greener!
A Cleaner Planet is the Best Reward.
Avalon Waterways has been honoured by Europe’s Green Award—recognised for our Suite ShipSM; fleet's high safety and environmental standards. This prestigious award is given to river cruise ships based on the environmental impact of engines, fuel consumption, waste and maintenance, pollution prevention, and more.
The planet-focused initiatives we support include:
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Additionally, we shine a light on the following organizations through a combination of vacation visits and donations:
HELPING THE COMMUNITIES OF THE WORLD SHINE.
It’s not just the splendid landscapes and landmarks that make travel so rewarding – it’s the unique people we meet along the way and the cultures they hold dear. We are dedicated to protecting, respecting and supporting the extraordinary communities of the world as well as improving the individual lives within them. The measure of the Lighthouse Project’s success? – The megawatt smiles we see along the way.
The people-focused organizations we support include:
Additionally, we shine a light on the following organizations through a combination of vacation visits and donations:
REFLECTING ON THE PAST; BRIGHTENING THE FUTURE.
The parks, palaces, museums and monuments we enjoy today are the result of previous generations passionately committed to preservation. By way of the Lighthouse Project, we aim to pay it forward – staying light years ahead of preservation – so that future generations can enjoy the same glorious places to relax, renew and reflect.
While every one of our destinations is precious to us, here are some of the sights and attractions we have supported – many of which we also visit on trip:
*Visit on trip
Additionally, Avalon Waterways’ team members take pride in being active participants in the travel community, spearheading and participating in dozens of volunteer programs and events.
Azamara cruises amenities are anything but average. Little luxuries, specialized services, on board events, drinks and dining—everything you can imagine is within reach and included in your cruise fare.
We're in pursuit of perfected service, down to every last detail. Welcome to a world of warm-hearted hospitality tailored to you, that exudes the spirit of community and connection.
Outdoor Spaces to Relax
Your batteries need a recharge, but you want to be out and about. Choose from our uncanny resort deck, one of a kind lawn club, or chic rooftop terrace. Or, feel free to unwind poolside. Mozy into a hot tub or two before grabbing a bite and a drink at mast grill.
We'll Get the Check
Sure, we have convenient market-place style dining venues influenced by international cuisine to go along with our casual cafés and poolside grills. Not to mention our more upscale and destination-inspired restaurants. All of these places to eat are included with your cruise. So go ahead, try them all and leave the checks to us.
Great Little Spot(s)
What’s the point of an included beverage package without the right places to enjoy it? An essential part of a luxurious and relaxing vacation is finding the perfect cruise bar to match your mood and occasion. You will not want to miss Eden on Edge Series® or Sunset bar, where watching your worries fade away becomes an evening ritual.
Free Time Is Family Time
It’s not about just spending time together, it’s how you spend it. You won’t spend a dime on the various complimentary activities for kids, parents, and grandparents. Spend quality time together and create memories that will remain long after your vacation ends.
Skip the Ticket Office
You guessed it. Also included are our award-winning theatre shows, live music, enrichment talks, activities and events. If you think you know cruise entertainment –think again. This is Celebrity Cruises®. The entertainment and activities on board our fleet is just as revolutionary as the ships themselves. From street-style interactive installations to elaborate production shows in our state-of-the-art theatres, a range of activities and entertainment awaits you without any lines for you to wait in.
Be the life of your vacation and discover your best self. Let your passions lead the way for you to savour, discover, renew, and play.
Feel free to enjoy live music all over the ship, day and night. From intimate-set venues ripe for interaction or relaxing pool deck rhythms to lively sets that keep you moving.
Events and Parties
This isn’t just decade-themed parties. Move freely from popular game shows like Deal or No Deal to cult-classic Silent Disco. Check out the circus-style act in The Club, take your chill to the next level in Eden, and uncover your mystique at Masque. That’s just a start.
First-time and avid cruisers alike are bound to be surprised by our boundless innovation and immersive theatre technology paired with fresh productions. So grab a drink after dinner and get to your seats. You won’t want to miss this.
Camp at Sea Is Covered
Not the same old camp by the lake. And, by the way, it’s covered in your fare. We’ve created four fun-filled categories of interest—Art, Recreation, Culinary, and S.T.E.M., and have designed hundreds of activities overall. Our Youth Counsellors design daily programming that keeps everyone entertained, engaged, and wanting more.
Crystal offers a wide range of enrichment programmes in association with their Creative Learning Institute Partners, with leading names in language, music, wellness and wine working with them to create original, varied and unique programmes.
Complimentary, progressive courses in association with Berlitz, Yamaha, Cleveland Clinic, Tai chi Cultural Centre and the Society of Wine Educators are also on offer throughout many Crystal Cruises. Available through The Studio.
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An industry first. Launched in 1997, it offers contemporary enrichment programmes, more computer stations per guest than any other ship, 24-hour internet access and dedicated teams to instruct on topics ranging from basic computer skills to advanced digital photo finishing and website design.
Crystal Vision Enrichment Programme
Showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated names in topics including art, history, journalism, television, stage, screen, US and foreign diplomacy, as well as food and wine.
Wine & Food Festival at Sea
With celebrity chefs such as Suzanne Goin, Danny Meyer, Marcas Samuelsson, Sam Choy and Andre Soltner accompanied by leading wine experts, these popular themed cruises run throughout the year.
Experiences of Discovery Voyages
First launched in 2009, Crystal offers a series of themed cruises, each focused on a special interest with onboard and shoreside complimentary activities. Popular focuses include photography, ancient civilisations, chance & fortune, mind, body & spirit, jazz, gold, film & theatre, cabaret at sea, big band and ballroom dance.
Private Theatre Boxes
Designed in a classic opera house style, The Royal Theatre features 20 private Royal Boxes which are available for passengers to reserve. These glamorous private boxes, provide passengers with an intimate environment to spend an unforgettable night at the theatre.
Signature White Star Service
Cunard is famous for it's signature White Star Service; The Queen Elizabeth is no exception. White gloved officers and crew on hand to provide the highest standards of service.
The ship's fantastic Illuminations movie theatre also converts into the only planetarium at sea. Seating 150 guests, shows run approximately four times per sea day. Passengers can enjoy high-tech programmes, including astronomy shows and virtual reality movies underneath the impressive planetarium dome
The wonderful Cunard Insights programme provides a wide range of speakers, from explorers, academics and historians to scientists, novelists and biographers. Former ambassadors and politicians, award winning actors and film makers have also given talks on historical and contemporary issues.
Our commitment to a sustainable future
Emerald Cruises’ Cherish the Planet ethos is our commitment to creating positive changes through sustainable practices and rich community partnerships. Built in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our sustainability agenda reinforces a commitment to environmentally responsible tourism and protecting the locations we operate in.
We aim to leave as small a footprint as possible while proudly forming positive and enriching associations with the communities we visit.
1. Leave No Waste
As we constantly look at new ways to reduce our waste print, we are proud to announce that in 2023 we will have eliminated all guest single-use plastic on board all Emerald Cruises vessels around the world, both river & ocean. This will be achieved by removing plastic drink bottles and straws, offering complimentary refillable bottles to guests and filtered water stations across our ships and introducing refillable toiletries in our suites featuring premium spa brands.
2. Rebalancing CO2 Emissions
We are committed to designing and operating our ships efficiently and sustainably to reduce the impact of fuel consumption on the environment. We have partnered with an accredited independent third party organisation to calculate the average carbon footprint of our guests on each of the journeys we operate globally. This data will be used to set tangible targets for reducing our carbon footprint.
3. Sourcing Sustainably
As we cruise through Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, fresh produce is sourced from the local markets and the on board herb garden (available on selected ships). Our goal is to source sustainably every step of the way, to support the communities we visit, and to avoid the extensive carbon footprint of food storage and transportation. Everyone at Emerald Cruises is committed to the Cherish the Planet ethos guidelines to procure, contract, and source all levels of suppliers and partners sustainably.
4. Growing with Communities
We are committed to meaningful and respectful cultural interactions with the communities we visit. In consultation with local leaders and third-party organisations, we have developed and implemented sustainably aligned guidelines to include at least one Cherish the Planet experience in each itinerary we offer. Our goal is to ensure local businesses benefit from our guests visiting their region, as we work together towards a sustainable future.
5. Grow from Within - Value Diversity
The people at Emerald Cruises are at the very core of what makes our journeys truly memorable. We value diversity and currently employ over 50 nationalities from across the globe. We believe it is a strength to have different perspectives and that it helps us find the best solutions and services for our guests. We treat all crew and employees equally, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, race, or religion.
6. Advocate Health, Safety & Security
We have created an engaging workplace that supports the wellbeing of our staff, prioritising health and safety. To ensure every staff member is fully immersed in our Cherish the Planet ethos, we provide extensive and continuous training to support their wellbeing and to promote health and safety as a priority.
Southeast Asia Star-Ship
The world of cruising is changing.
Cruise ships that are ever bigger, ever busier and (some would say) ever brasher, are beginning to dominate and there are many guests looking for an alternative.
We stand up for the smaller ship experience because we know that is what our guests would rather choose: an experience that makes the most of the beauty of the journey and the nature and culture of the destinations along the way. An experience that’s elegant and relaxed, rather than busy and brash.
So, our purpose here at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is to stand up for a different way of cruising.
We call this way The Olsen Way. It is people-sized, not super-sized.
WE ARE PEOPLE-SIZED, NOT SUPER SIZED
We are incredibly proud of our fleet of 4 smaller ships; Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and our smallest ship, Braemar. Each has been elegantly designed and they all look and feel like ships (not hotels or holiday resorts); with wide open deck spaces as well as lounges and restaurants which have been meticulously planned to ensure you have a wonderful experience.
With fewer guests, our crew can really get to know you and what you like. And the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised.
The smaller size of our ships also allows us access to more interesting places, such as Norway’s lesser known Fjords as well as European cities with narrow waterways and size-restricted bridges. It also means we can dock in the heart of some of the world’s most fascinating cities.
Hebridean Princess - Twice Chartered by HM The Queen
Hebridean Princess has been chartered by Queen Elizabeth II on two separate occasions for family holidays around the Scottish Islands. The first time, to mark her 80th birthday in July 2006, and the second for two weeks in July 2010.
Holland America Line Core Values
Safeguard Ourselves and Our Environment
We care for the well-being of each other, our guests, and the planet. We strive to do the right thing, always.
Take Pride in Every Action
We go the extra mile to assist guests and team members, and recognize that every interaction is important, no matter how big or small.
Are Curious and Ever-Evolving
We welcome new ideas and innovation, keep an open mind to facilitate change and deeper connections, and seek opportunities to improve.
Celebrate Our Differences
We promote an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential, trust each team member acts with best intentions, and embrace diversity as key to our success.
Our strategy for sustainability
In our report, you can read about where we are today, our goals for the future, and how we will achieve better sustainability across four main areas:
With sustainability and exploration at its core, Hurtigruten Expeditions offers small-ship exploration of more than 250 destinations across 30+ countries, including Antarctica, Alaska, the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Norway, the British Isles, South America, the Caribbean and more. Hurtigruten Expedition’s fleet of 7 small-size custom built expedition cruise ships include the world’s first battery-hybrid powered cruise ships, all offering big adventures on small ships — guided by hand-picked experts from Hurtigruten Expedition Teams.
Marella Cruises are suitable for couples and families (a Kids’ Club is available throughout the fleet).
Tailor the number of days you wish your trip to be: 9, 10, 11, 12 nights or the traditional 7 and 14, it is all about you and what you want. With nearly 18,000 employees worldwide, the crew will cater to your every need.
MSC Yacht Club | An exclusive haven of refinement
Discover a ship within a ship through our exclusive MSC Yacht Club, a place where you can savour exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice. A place where you can indulge in the luxury of a private club while enjoying access to a myriad of recreation and entertainment possibilities that the ship has to offer.
Lavishly appointed suites, an exclusive 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge are just the beginning of these exclusive cruise experiences. Welcome to the MSC Yacht Club, a cruise experience like no other.
You can discover the ultimate in MSC exclusivity with the MSC Yacht Club, selectively available on board: MSC Bellissima, MSC Divina, MSC Fantasia, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Seascape, MSC Seashore, MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview, MSC Splendida, MSC Virtuosa and MSC World Europa.
Private venues for total tranquillity
Luxurious accommodation and exclusive services are only the beginning. The MSC Yacht Club also boasts a range of superb private areas, from the elegant Top Sail Lounge with its panoramic views to the stylish restaurant and the One Pool Deck complete with private swimming pool, whirlpool baths, sun deck and bar.
Comfort beyond comparison
Created by renowned architects De Jorio Design International, each MSC Yacht Club Suite offers uncompromising luxury with a wealth of exclusive features.
Egyptian cotton sheets, memory foam mattress and a choice of pillows ensure a great night’s sleep in your Yacht Club suite. Your 24-hour Butler is on hand for anything you might need and the complimentary mini bar provides round-the-clock refreshment for you to make the most of your luxury cruise.
Enjoy movies and entertainment on the widescreen TV, or admire the outstanding views from your panoramic window or private balcony.
Fine dining taken to a new height
MSC Cruises is renowned for the quality of its cuisine, and the MSC Yacht Club is no exception.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in a fully dedicated restaurant, with sophisticated à la carte menus, ranging from deliciously healthy to superb indulgent.
In addition, the Top Sail Lounge and The One Pool offer a wide range of buffet snacks throughout the day.
A sanctuary of wellbeing and relaxation
Step into a world of wellbeing and relaxation in the MSC Aurea Spa where you can pamper yourself with a choice of revitalising health and beauty treatments, including aromatherapy and Balinese massage.
As a guest of the MSC Yacht Club you can take advantage of complimentary access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea Spa.
Exclusive shopping and extraordinary excursions
In addition to the many privileges already included with MSC Yacht Club, there are also other ways to enhance your experience of luxury. If you didn’t get a chance to browse the onboard boutiques, members of the Yacht Club can book private, out-of-hours shopping with their Butler or enjoy exclusive jewellery viewing in the comfort of their own suite directly onboard.
As an MSC Yacht Club member, not only can you choose from the wide range of MSC excursions, luxury cruises and guided tours on offer, but you can also design your own. Our Butlers and Concierge staff are on hand to offer your personal advice to ensure your experience of every port of call is perfect.
We remain committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by fostering a culture of awareness and respect for our world's resources. Our core company values extend beyond our ships and encourages the preservation of the precious natural resources that are integral to our success. Our ability to offer fantastic guest experiences relies on the clean and healthy marine environment and well-being of the destinations we visit.
A New Era of Wellness
Welcome to an entirely new era of wellness. The new Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center has been thoughtfully designed to enhance your experience through an array of wellness encounters uniquely curated to encompass our hallmark offerings – Exquisitely Crafted Cuisine, Curated Travel Experiences and Small Ship Luxury.
Beyond the Spa
A holistic approach to well-being is at the very heart of our new Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, which offers a wide array of programs, services and experiences designed to help you live your best life. Of course, rejuvenating spa treatments and healing therapies are an essential part of this philosophy.
FAR MORE THAN A SPA
From complimentary fitness classes and plant-based menus on board to excursions in worldwide destinations that reveal timeless wellness practices, Aquamar encourages a lifestyle of health and longevity.
Find Your Balance
When indulgence converges with moderation and when relaxation mingles with vigour, optimal well-being is achieved. Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center helps you attain this balance through programs and services that support all dimensions of wellness. Enriching presentations on board and enlightening adventures ashore stimulate the intellect. Healthy menu choices and personal training consultations boost physical fitness. Revitalising massages or oxygen facials instil a radiant glow that soothes the soul. Taken as a whole, the Aquamar experience translates to the best possible quality of life during your voyage with Oceania Cruises and beyond.
Your World. Your Way.®
Our unique itineraries are specifically designed to showcase the most fascinating destinations across the globe. As Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Sirena, Marina, Riviera and Vista are all small and luxurious, each ship can call on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities to modern meccas to charming seaside villages nestled along sparkling coastlines.
The OLife™ Difference
Evelyn And Chris Loft
We have just returned from our cruise and we had a wonderful time. I am writing to thank you for our gift of wine and chocolates, which was a lovely surprise and totally unexpected. Be under no illusion that tokens such as these go a long way with customers. I have booked in excess of 25 cruises over the last 10 years with various agents and never before have we received a gift.I can confirm that we will be booking our next cruise with you, as the service and the efficiency from start to finish was excellent and far more personalised than with anyone else we have booked through before.Even the email a couple of days before we sailed, reminding us what we need to take was a nice touch.