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Zambezi Queen

The beautiful Zambezi Queen was specifically designed for safari river cruising on the Chobe River and offers a sophisticated design to maximize animal sightings. The air-conditioned top deck of the ship offers a dining room, lounge, bar and pool area for your comfort.

    • 150

    • Length
    • 2009

    • Built Year
    • 2015

    • Refurbished Year
    • 22

    • Crew
    • 28

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Aug 26, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Aug 26, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Aug 26, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Aug 28, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 02, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Sep 02, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Sep 02, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 04, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 09, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Sep 09, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Sep 09, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 11, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 23, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Sep 23, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Sep 23, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 25, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Sep 30, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Sep 30, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Sep 30, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Oct 02, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Oct 07, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Oct 07, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Oct 07, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Oct 09, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Oct 14, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,299
Oct 14, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,299
Oct 14, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,299
Oct 16, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,299
Oct 21, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,099
Oct 21, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,099
Oct 21, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,099
Oct 23, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,099
Oct 28, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,999
Oct 28, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,999
Oct 30, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,999
Nov 04, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,899
Nov 04, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,899
Nov 04, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$10,899
Nov 06, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,899
Nov 11, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,699
Nov 11, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,699
Nov 13, 2022AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,699
Mar 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,899
Mar 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$10,899
Mar 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,899
Mar 12, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,899
Mar 17, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,899
Mar 17, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$10,899
Mar 17, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,899
Mar 19, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,899
Mar 31, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,999
Mar 31, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$10,999
Mar 31, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,999
Apr 02, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,999
Apr 07, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,099
Apr 07, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,099
Apr 09, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,099
Apr 14, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,099
Apr 14, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,099
Apr 16, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,099
Apr 28, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,199
Apr 28, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,199
Apr 30, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,199
May 05, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,299
May 05, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,299
May 05, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,299
May 07, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,299
May 12, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
May 12, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
May 12, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,399
May 14, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
May 19, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
May 19, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
May 19, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,399
May 21, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Jun 02, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Jun 02, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Jun 04, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Jun 09, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Jun 09, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Jun 09, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,499
Jun 11, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Jun 23, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Jun 23, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Jun 25, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Jun 30, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Jun 30, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Jun 30, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,499
Jul 02, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Jul 14, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Jul 14, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Jul 14, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,499
Jul 16, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Jul 21, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Jul 21, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Jul 21, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,499
Jul 23, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Aug 04, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Aug 04, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Aug 06, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Aug 11, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Aug 11, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Aug 11, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,499
Aug 13, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Aug 18, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Aug 18, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Aug 18, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,499
Aug 20, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Sep 01, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Sep 01, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,499
Sep 01, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Sep 03, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Sep 08, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,599
Sep 08, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,599
Sep 08, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,599
Sep 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,599
Sep 15, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,599
Sep 15, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,599
Sep 15, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,599
Sep 17, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,599
Sep 22, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,599
Sep 22, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,599
Sep 22, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,599
Sep 24, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,599
Oct 06, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,599
Oct 06, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,599
Oct 06, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,599
Oct 08, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,599
Oct 13, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,499
Oct 13, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,499
Oct 13, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,499
Oct 15, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,499
Oct 20, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,399
Oct 20, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg14$11,399
Oct 20, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,399
Oct 22, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,399
Nov 03, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$11,199
Nov 03, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$11,199
Nov 03, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$11,199
Nov 05, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$11,199
Nov 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg11$10,999
Nov 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg16$10,999
Nov 10, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenCape TownJohannesburg15$10,999
Nov 12, 2023AmaWaterwaysZambezi QueenJohannesburgJohannesburg14$10,999

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2009
  • Refurbished Year: Jan 1, 1970
  • Length: 150
  • Passenger Capacity: 28
  • Normal Crew Size: 22
  • Staterooms: 14
  • Suites: 4

Dining

While on board the MS Zambezi Queen, guests will dine in absolute opulence whilst taking in the unique African surrounds. Situated on the Upper Deck, the dining room offers unobstructed views on three sides. 

All meals are prepared by local chefs and consist of Western cuisine as well as local cuisine. The mornings offer a full English breakfast and the afternoons offer a lavish gourmet lunch buffet. Dinner is a multi-course meal with a selection of entrées. Certain meals will be served on land, including: the Boma dinner, beach picnic and African BBQ. Complimentary wine and beer is served with all lunch and dinners on board. 

Complimentary wine and beer is served with all lunch and dinners on board. Coffee and tea are available free of charge throughout the day and during meals from the bar. Premium alcoholic beverages as well as drinks outside of meal times are available at the bar for additional cost. Complimentary bottled water is replenished daily.

All meals on board the ships are included in the cruise price. Meals are served in the dining room in a single seating. For dinner, passengers will be seated by a dining room host.

Special dietary requests must be provided to AMAWaterways at time of reservation. An effort will be made to meet the request, but AMAWaterways cannot assure the request can be accommodated. 

Age Restrictions

All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a cabin with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children under the age of 11 may share a cabin with 2 adults provided that the child must be able to share the bed with the adults - no additional bed will be provided. Please be aware that cabins with French Balconies/Full Balconies may be unsafe for small children if left unsupervised. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed, and children 4-7 years old are not recommended. For Africa, due to safety precautions, there is a minimum age limit of 12 years old, unless otherwise agreed upon by AmaWaterways. AmaWaterways does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities.

Tipping

Gratuities to your Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price. While the amount of these gratuities will depend upon your degree of satisfaction for services received, clients have asked for general tipping guidelines.

Africa: Gratuities are not included in the vacation price. The suggested tipping policy onboard is between $65-80 per cabin for the 4-night cruise. Of course, all tips are at the traveler's personal discretion.

Cabins

Category SB
Square Footage: 215

Category SB

All Suites have their own private balcony and decorated in contemporary style. They are also equipped with in-room temperature control, deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads. Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone. Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer. Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library. Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi. Complimentary bottled water replenished daily. Located on the Middle deck.




Category SA
Square Footage: 235

Category SA

All Suites have their own private balcony and decorated in contemporary style. They are also equipped with in-room temperature control, deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads. Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone. Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer. Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library. Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi. Complimentary bottled water replenished daily. Located on the Lower and Middle Deck.




Category MS
Square Footage: 300

Category MS

All Suites have their own private balcony with sitting area and decorated in contemporary style. They are also equipped with in-room temperature control, deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads. Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone. Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer. Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library. Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi. Complimentary bottled water replenished daily. Located on the Lower and Middle Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Dining Room

Located on the Upper Deck, the Dining Room offers a unique dining experience. The mornings offer a full English breakfast and the afternoons offer a lavish gourmet lunch buffet. In the evenings, formal dining experience, the perfect ending to your daily river cruise adventures.

Recreation

Lounge

The Bar and Lounge are great for relaxation. Grab a drink and relax before heading over to the pool. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Pool

The pool is a great place to relax while you soak up the scenery. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Sundeck

The expansive Sundeck provides the perfect opportunity for photos while taking in the view. Located on the Upper Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

Zambezi Queen Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 5 reviews about Zambezi Queen - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only
KS
Kathleen
Reviewed on Apr 03, 2022

All of the trip leaders were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the areas and animals. I'd like to give a shout out to Beverly, Dalia, Frank, Derrick, and the two best drivers Emmanuel, and God bless.

LS
Lyle

This was the most incredible life experiences! The AmaWaterways Cruise - African Wildlife and Falls exceeded all expectations. The Zambezi Queen cruising on the Chobe River in Namibia with side land safari in Botswana allowed you to see wildlife in their natural habitat and to experience a true African village and understand their lifestyle. The Water Safaris [5] lead by Francis viewed elephants, baboons, crocodiles, hippos, cape buffaloes and others up close. The staff led by Bernard was always there - friendly, helpful and proud of Namibia. The food was outstanding - gourmet quality comparable to first class restaurants anywhere. The Land Safari into Chobe National Park was also excellent viewing elephants really upclose - 5 feet or so. Our next visit was to Victoria Falls, standing at the grand hotel Victoria Falls Hotel. There room was vintage and modern 1920â??s; the food again was outstanding. Two experiences stood out: [1] the visit to the Falls - massive and magnificent and [2] the steam engine ride to Zambia. Then, we visited Jo-burg - an ok experience. Finally, we were off to the Makanyi Lodge and Game Reserve - a totally incredible and peak experience. The Lodge has seven cabins- 2.500 sq.ft. - with living room, bedroom and massive bath including outdoor shower. The food was 5 star, including Kudu tenderloin. During our five safaris, we experiences lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, cape buffaloes, rhinos - black and white, hyenas, and sunsets.



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