The world’s great rivers evoke a sense of romance and timelessness, linking grand cities, idyllic villages, and endless countryside. On a National Geographic River Cruise operated by Ama Waterways, a leader in luxury river cruising, a world-class ship is your base to explore historic waterways. Step aboard and unpack just once without the need for multiple hotels.

Choose from a wide range of guided excursions every day, from hikes and bike rides to in-depth experiences that focus on the natural world, culture, and history. You’ll travel with a National Geographic Expert, who will give talks on board and accompany daily outings; a National Geographic Photography Expert joins all European sailings to share tips on technique and artistry.

Along the way, enjoy the utmost in personalized service and amenities: delectable regionally inspired meals served in a variety of dining venues, complimentary hand-selected wines with every lunch and dinner, wellness facilities, Wi-Fi, spacious suites and lounges, and so much more.

What can you expect when you travel on a National Geographic River Cruise?

  • A National Geographic Expert, such as an archaeologist or conservationist, and a National Geographic Photography Expert, who enriches your experience with their knowledge and insights, will join every National Geographic River Cruise departure
  • Special access to museums, sites, events, and experts in the field—including our own grantees, whose programs we visit whenever we can
  • A seasoned Cruise Director who curates a personalized, seamless journey, as well as knowledgeable local guides who join us along the way
  • Delectable meals served in a variety of venues
  • Taxes, gratuities, and airport transfers are all included