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  • Specifically built to navigate rivers
  • River cruises in Europe, Russia, Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mostly well-traveled, affluent, and mature North Americans
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35 AmaWaterways Luxury Cruise Reviews

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Peggy R
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We choose AmaWaterways for our first river cruise to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We sailed from Amsterdam to Basel with a tour extension of 2 days in Lucern and 2 days in Zurich. We have cruised many of the large ships but ... Read more
gosaka
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
Swanr8536
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise with AMA Waterways and our third river cruise overall in addition to six ocean cruises. Like the other two river cruises, AMA Waterways did an outstanding job of providing a great itinerary, extensive ... Read more
inn stitches
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we were going with another cruise and they had cruised with AMA before...We decided to spent an extra two nights in our departure city of Amsterdam before the cruise and then added the 4 night land package to ... Read more
rjrobbin
Member Since 2007
1 review
370 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
First river cruise after many ocean cruises. We chose the longer itinerary because we felt like seven nights would not be long enough. The ship was immaculate. The service excellent. With 150 passengers, the crew knew your likes by the ... Read more

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grandmaR
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
773 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband (Bob - age 80) and I (age 78 and mobility impaired) have been on 14 previous cruises together and I've also been on six cruises with my grandchildren. We've been on most of the mass market lines (in alphabetical order Carnival, ... Read more
ChucknSue
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
12 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. It was a fantastic experience once we arrived at the ship (see AMA airline problems below). The ship is beautiful and well maintained. The crew was very friendly and provided great service. The dining ... Read more
w10cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had never done a river cruise before, so my dad and I did some research on the best river cruise companies. Everyone has heard of Viking, but as we dug into the reviews we saw that AmaWaterways had excellent ratings. We knew we wanted ... Read more
zoldie goldie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
From being transported from the airport to ship, having snacks and a light lunch provided while we waited for our cabin to be readied, receiving a map and some ideas where we might visit in our departure city, the excellent room--every one ... Read more
LEMPEREUR
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
From Arles to Lyon, South East of France. Ship = Very nice and cristal clean. Embarkation = Smooth. Staff = Friendly and professional. Special thanks to Cruise director Maddy and Hotel manager Igor for everything. Cabin = ... Read more

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califTraveler
Member Since 2009
1 review
337 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Jan 2016 Having just returned from our AMAPURA cruise and our third trip to Myanmar. I have some suggestions for future passengers: Bring warm clothing..early morning or evenings are cool (55 degrees F).For the few of us on deck for ... Read more
chatouille
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Amawaterways AmaDara 7-14 Dec 2015 Siem Reap to Saigon We enjoyed a 7 day river cruise on AmaDara from Siem Reap Cambodia to Saigon Vietnam in early December 2015. This was our first cruise with AMAWaterways, on the AmaDara and on the ... Read more
Rocker83
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Where to start? My family and I booked a cruise with amawaterways entitled "romantic Danube" a offering of ports from Prague to Budapest in about 10 days(though 7 day cruise). Sailing in November through middle and eastern ... Read more
jeaunyvette
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
After spending three days in Singapore and two days in Amsterdam which we thoroughly enjoyed my friend and I hailed a taxi and headed for the wharf to embark on our river cruise. We sailed on the Amabella from Amsterdam to Budapest and ... Read more
graham2213
Member Since 2015
1 review
This trip was wonderful from start (Lyon) to finish (Arles). Our cruise manager, Dejan, looked after everything and everyone from our pre-cruise start in Paris to our post-cruise finish in Barcelona. The tours were well planned, ... Read more

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ginertiner
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Have done many river cruises in the past, but this one is something special. (8) ladies traveled on this itinerary. We did the land portion prior to the cruise which included Halong Bay, as many of the competitors did not include Halong, ... Read more
gocanes83
Member Since 2015
1 review
My wife and I (both in our early 50s) were looking to do something special for our 30th wedding anniversary when I came upon the idea of going on a river cruise. Being from Florida we have had our fair share of experiences with the large ... Read more
Barceparis
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
seabreeze 3
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I was referred to this site by Trip Advisor to write a review. On Trip Advisor I am known as "Beaune." I generally agree with the editor's extensive review of the AmaPrima which sailed up the Danube to Vilshofen. But I have two ... Read more
Sea Holly
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
I was apprehensive about taking this solo cruise, especially as I'd read an adverse review from someone who found dinner seating a real problem. However, from start to finish the cruise was wonderful - brilliantly organised on a very ... Read more

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jmareyna
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was our first and I do hope the first of many, river cruise experience. We loved it. Because it's a small boat (150 passengers), everybody gets to know everybody and that makes a very special trip. Even the crew get to know you by ... 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
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
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

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