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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
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116 AmaWaterways River Cruise Reviews
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pronck
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
AMAWaterways provided the perfect experience for us and our friends to enjoy a vacation in Europe together! We were 4 couples from all over the US. We wanted time to visit and party together but also have time to persue our own ... Read more
lid0n28
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
So wonderful to unpack once and ride the Rhine for 7 days. The staff were all very nice, helpful. The food for all three meals was excellent by their chef. Our table waiter was Deyan and he is the best, very jolly! Mimi cleaned our room ... Read more
Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our second AmaWaterways cruise and our third river cruise. We have done over 25 ocean cruises. River cruising has become our preference. The small number of people, the exceptional service and outstanding food are all very ... Read more
CharTN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
They met us at the airport, led us to the bus taking us to the port. We had not one minute to worry about anything. The ship was clean, the food was good, and the staff were wonderful. From the Captain, Hotel Director, Cruise Director ... Read more
ksink47
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise was exceptional. This cruise line thought of everything, our guides were well informed and kept a caring eye on their daily wards. We discovered pottery villages, lacquer basket making, hand woven silk textile mill... the ... Read more
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Kernalk
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This is our second AMAWaterWays cruise and we were again rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable river cruise. The Amadolce cabin was spotless and in excellent condition as were the public areas. The crew with Captain Danny and Cruise ... Read more
Jillian Morgan
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise because I was travelling with my elderly mother and we liked the idea of unpacking once. Our travel agent assured us that APT would organise a wheelchair for mum to use for the excursions and the staff/crew were ... Read more
tscottcpa
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
This was our first, and definitely not the last. Been on the big ship cruises many times, and did not know if we would like this type of cruising. We now prefer it. The ship is immaculate, comfortable and has everything you need. The ... Read more
pcbeck
Member Since 2003
1 review
237 forum posts
11 helpful votes
When trying to decide which cruise line and river to choose for our first river cruise we talked to several seasoned travelers/agents and they recommended AmaWaterways along with the Rhine River and boy were they right on both counts. The ... Read more
Andiamo88
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. It was luxurious in all the right ways. Ama gave us features that we needed and used, without others (like climbing walls) that we haven't used on ocean cruises. We would love to take another cruise with ... Read more
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JoanneLocke
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Enjoyed our pre-trip excursion in Prague. A great city to walk around Nice hotel (Old Town Hilton) Wish it was a bit closer to the old town square. Lovely ship, great crew, wonderful food. Enjoyed the open dining and met lots of ... Read more
Lois R
Member Since 2003
10 reviews
47,637 forum posts
49 helpful votes
After 13 years of Ocean cruises I decided to take my first River cruise. I had been thinking about it for quite a few years but never booked one. Last year I finally made the decision and realized I really wanted to do it. My ... Read more
NowRose
Member Since 2014
1 review
86 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After three flights from Calgary, Alberta to Yangon, Myanmar met at the Yangon Airport by Mojo (Cruise Director Assistant). Asked Mojo about exchanging US dollars to chat and asked Mojo about an approximate amount, he suggested exchanging ... 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
shrumster
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Everything about this cruise and ship was perfect. The ship is amazing. The accommodations are wonderful, the dining is out of this world and the service is second to none. The crew to a person seems to be truly interested in you having ... Read more
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RJHNorthyorks
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
758 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first river cruise after many ocean cruises so some of our views may be influenced by this. We travelled independently to Prague but purchased the AMA transfer from Prague to the boat in Vilshofen. The transfer left the ... Read more
Jethro S
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We boarded this vessel along with several other couples we know. We didn't pick the dates-- HUGE MISTAKE!!! We set sail in October and encountered rain, dreary gray skies and weather cold enough to make a few of the passengers ill. ... Read more
vvnh16a
Member Since 2001
1 review
615 forum posts
7 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
DMD55
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
While my husband has never been on a cruise, I have been on several ocean cruises. Cruising on AMAWaterways beat them all. Because there are only 140 passengers, you get to know each other and the staff and crew. All of the staff and ... Read more
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Susanhamel
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We cruised on AmaSerena on the Dnaube during September and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship was new and well laid out. Our Crusie Director, Dejan Stancic was outstanding....professional, pleasant, helpful and a delight to deal with. Our ... Read more
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newanne
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
224 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our 2nd river cruise with AMAWaterways, and just a wonderful as our first. We flew into Zurich, and took the train to Lucerne for two nights pre-cruise. We did it on our own, which was very easy. Then took the train to Basel, ... Read more
Susancyb
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran ocean cruisers, but this was our first time on a river. There were many differences, most of them wonderful--in fact, we enjoyed our Amadolce experience so much, we were reluctant to turn in our keys! The ... 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
Leo_On_Geo
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
357 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Amacello review- seven nights Romantic Rhine (June 4-11, 2015): Day 1- Amsterdam (embark) Day 2- Amsterdam canal tour, then bus to meet up with ship at first lock. Day 3- Cologne (morning walking tour of city), Koblenz (evening ... Read more
jess hefford
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 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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