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186 AmaWaterways River Cruise Reviews

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Fergiesmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Heard that AmaWaterways was very good with excellent services and excursions. I was thrilled with the experience and the trip. We had a wonderful, personable and knowledgeable Cruise Manager who was always there and helpful. The ship ... Read more
casadblu
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with AMA and it met every expectation. This is an excellent cruise line that knows how to "do it right." Everything was perfect; accommodations, food, and tours. We really enjoyed our pre and post time ... Read more
tscottcpa
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
7 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
Bziesmer
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
Cannot say enough positives about this cruise. Ports were excellant, mostly small villages wth terrific excursions and guides. The food was outstanding, rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff was beyond great - friendly, helpful, ... Read more

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Andiamo88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
JoanneLocke
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
46,303 forum posts
27 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
mammie46
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I had read very good reviews about this boat but found I was a little disappointed. It could possibly be that we went at the wrong time of year as the Mekong was very low and getting on and off the boat was an ordeal at times. The crew ... Read more
NowRose
Member Since 2014
1 review
76 forum posts
7 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

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jwurtman
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 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
11 reviews
1 forum post
3 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
RJHNorthyorks
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
713 forum posts
11 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
568 forum posts
2 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

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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
3 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
newanne
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
221 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
Terri Brown
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The first 8 days were changed to the AmaVenita because of low water levels around Nurenburg...and changed to the Ama Reina for the last half of the trip....no problem there. Day one...we entered our cabin 204, Catagory T+ which gave us an ... Read more
Susancyb
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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

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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
305 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
CCondeS
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was my first time to France and my very first time to do a river cruise. I went with a group tour that filled the boat and probably would not have chosen a river cruise otherwise. I was so impressed by the ship, which was spotless, ... 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
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

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