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  • River cruises in Europe, Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma)
  • Shore excursions; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary bicycles for tours and on own included in fare
  • Some ships have family friendly cabins
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32 AmaWaterways First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews
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gosaka
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have never been on a cruise of any kind and chose AMA based on the recommendation of a friend/travel agent. We were looking for a ship with a small number of passengers and a solid reputation. AMA is apparently known for the food ... Read more
deircook
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise of any kind and what an amazing introduction to the cruise world AMAwaterways provided us. We planned this trip somewhat last minute as a "girls" Christmas shopping cruise with Mom, 3 sisters and ... Read more
bookjjworm
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I, along with my brother in law and his wife, boarded the Sonata for a cruise to Budapest. We loved the entire adventure. The staff on the ship was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. The food was excellent, with ... Read more
darlar
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I were a little apprehensive to book any cruise, as my husband gets a little green with the rocking of a boat. There was no rocking whatsoever and we spent some of our time on the top deck enjoying the scenery. We booked on ... Read more
jwurtman
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The trip down the Rhine River with stops at 2000 year old German cities along the way and too many castles to count was stimulating and beautiful. The ship was new, extremely comfortable, food healthy and light ( although one could eat ... Read more
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sabbam
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
This was our very first river cruise and we chose AMAwaterways based upon reviews and sailing dates and embarkation point. Aside from the weather - clouds or showers the entire trip - the cruise met our expectations and more. The cruise ... Read more
sanantoniogirl58
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise - the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel. We spent 4 days in Amsterdam and I definitely recommend a few days before embarkation. Jet lag is tricky and we pay so much for the cruise we wanted to truly ... Read more
vvnh16a
Member Since 2001
1 review
570 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just back from an AMA Waterways river cruise from Paris to Prague. In summary, it was a great cruise and AMA certainly took care of its passengers. The cruise itself is seven nights from Luxembourg to Nuremburg and then we added on ... Read more
Host Jazzbeau
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6,878 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We truly enjoyed our time in Provence and on AmaDagio! AMA delivers a great cruise, starting with the design of their ships [which proved itself in the 2013 flooding and again in this year’s low-water on the Danube] and carrying ... Read more
Barceparis
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We chose AMA for our cruise on the Mekong Delta (Siem Reap to Saigon) because they offered the most interesting itinerary. And, I must say we were not disappointed! We also took the land portion--2 days in Hanoi, a night in Ha Long Bay ... Read more
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CathieJoe
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first cruise of any kind. Decided to try a river cruise since the boats are smaller and there are fewer people. Really enjoyed our time on the boat. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Meals were wonderful; it was fun to ... Read more
kcragwall
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
We began the trip in Barcelona and ended in Paris. Embarkation was in Arles. The ship was lovely, the staff outstanding, the food better than we even hoped for and the excursions interesting---we learned a ton. The air conditioning broke ... Read more
pjbouffard
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Ama Waterways for our 25th Anniversary cruise and we were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped onto the pier in Amsterdam until we said goodbye in Basel, everything was done for our comfort and enjoyment. The ship is ... Read more
Diane G.
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I took this cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. It was our first river cruise and we really enjoyed it! The service was great throughout the boat, the staff was friendly and very interested in your comfort and enjoyment. ... Read more
jess hefford
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
My husband and I were somewhat apprehensive of a river cruise with a view to the confinement onboard a small ship and my first thoughts were "what are we going to do whilst sailing - will it be boring. However we spent a lovely ... Read more
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gilles59
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailing on the new ship AmaSerena was a delight. *Activities are well planned and various for all choices, also optional tours were available. *Service was excellent, Christian's team was always ready to assist. *Travel to ... Read more
Verotogo
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This was our first river cruise and we had a great experience with AmaWaterways. We particularly enjoyed our land excursions with knowledgeable and enthusiastic French guides, including Giverny and Monet's Garden; Pays d' Auge (pastoral ... Read more
Sajacruiser15
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
Took the AmaSerena on its second sailing after its maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel. Took the optional pre sailing part of cruise and spent 2 days in Zurich and 2 days in Lucerne. Very helpful to get to know some of the other ... Read more
pronck
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
For our first river cruise, AmaWaterways set the standard so high, it's hard to believe it can be matched! Actually, there was nothing "standard" about it. It was greater than we imagined it would be: from our spacious, ... Read more
bruceu
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first river cruise, but it seems to us that it would be hard to top. The staff was outstanding, the food and wine excellent, the ship's facilities were everything we expected. Our cruise manager, Kata, was tireless in her ... Read more
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MakeItSo!
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Awawaterways and the crew of the AmaLegro exemplify excellence in customer service. From moment we stepped onto the quai in Paris and were greeted by the crew, who took charge of our luggage and invited us to relax and partake of ... Read more
JB24
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with AmaWaterways' Romantic Danube cruise. This was our first cruise of any kind. Therefore, although we have nothing to compare it to, we can't imagine a river cruise line that could be ... Read more
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Tarokkos
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We disembarked one week ago at Budapest from MS AMASONATA finishing the River Cruise "Magnificent Europe" First of all, we had to recognize, it is a curiosity, that a married hungarian couple over 65 just fly to Amsterdam to attend a ... Read more
slopelovers
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
This was my first river cruise ever, so forgive my starry-eyed perspective! Loved almost everything about this cruise: Topping the list: the itinerary: Giverny, Honfleurs, Normandy Beaches, Rouen, Les Andelys, and Auvers les Oise. Close ... Read more
walkingguide
Member Since 2013
1 review
This was our first river cruise, and my first cruise. The pre-cruise information packet and the information provided by the travel agent AmaWaterways referred us to was excellent. We had some specific concerns and she addressed them ... Read more
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