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178 AmaWaterways River Cruise Reviews

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pauljoedc
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We did only the river cruise part of a broader package that AmaWaterways provides. We heard generally good things about the land portions of the package. Overall, the cruise was enjoyable, but it got off to a rocky start with an unexpected ... Read more
LinVirginia
Member Since 2009
1 review
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I just returned from a Xmas Market cruise on the Rhine River on the AMAReina. It was our first river cruise after 20 ocean liner cruises (the last one - Celebrity from Venice to Barcelona). We loved everything about the ... Read more
teddy390bear
Member Since 2008
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip was 12 nights on AmaWaterways on AmaPura (2 nights pre cruise in Yangon and 10 nights cruise from Pyay to Mandalay) for December 16 2014. The pre cruise in Yangon stay included 2 nights in the Sule Shangri La. The hotel was one of ... Read more
tsarena
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous cruise on the Ama Sonata to the Christmas markets on the Danube. This was one of my "bucket list" cruises and it certainly met all my expectations. The ship is lovely and the service is ... Read more
canaturelover55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My 80+ mother and I were on the Romantic Danube cruise, our 2nd AmaWaterways cruise. Last year in October we did the Enchanting Rhine. We did our own pre-cruise in Prague so that mother could see things at her pace. Stayed at the Hotel ... Read more

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caviargal
Member Since 2003
18 reviews
13,637 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 4th AMA cruise and 8th overall river cruise. We learned 48 hours prior to boarding that high water levels had dictated a change in our embarkation city as well an overall reshuffling of ports on our itinerary. AMA did an ... Read more
purduemom1
Member Since 2010
1 review
823 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
In November we cruised the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest on this beautiful new ship. Every moment was amazing as was the staff. The cruise director, Peter, worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone's needs were met and that we all ... Read more
JSBail
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
I am a single lady, British, in my mid-60's and I have just returned from an excellent cruise aboard Amabella river cruise down the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest, taking in Passau, Linz, Durnstein, Melk-Krems, Vienna, Bratislava, ... Read more
nicole breton
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
It was our firt trip on a river boat cruise. and it will not be our last. The staff and the captain on the Amalegro ship were the best. excellent service, excellent food. the excursion were also the best. the local guide were also the ... Read more
Candy929
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After ocean cruising, I was ready for a smaller,easier, friendlier experience of a river cruise.While AMA Waterways is not inexpensive, it was well worth the excellent food,wine included,personable staff,music on board entertainment, ... Read more

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David
Member Since 2000
22 reviews
661 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from a week-long cruise down the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam on AmaWaterways’ AmaDolce. We also took the cruise line’s 4-night pre-cruise extension, consisting of 2 nights in Zurich and 2 ... Read more
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Docmitz
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Cruising on the Amaprima was a complete delight. The staff were like a big family, inviting us as guests to thoroughly enjoy ourselves. The food was delicious, our cabin was quite comfy, and our visits on shore were well planned, nicely ... Read more
hollandjml
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a 10-night cruise tour on the AmaSonata, with AMA Waterways, in Eastern Europe. We chose a cruise tour that began with 3 days/nights in Prague. Both the land pre-cruise portion, and the cruise itself, ... Read more
MakeItSo!
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
schub229
Member Since 2010
1 review
85 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
14 years ago we were on a river cruise and decided to go back and do another one with friends we met 14 years ago!! We've done many ocean cruises during that time. We took the pre-cruise extension from Zurich and had wonderful warm weather ... Read more

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nandy5
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was our first river cruise and we chose the Danube beginning with a land pre-excursion in Prague. We chose AmaWaterways based upon recommendations by friends as well as our travel agent. They don't advertise like other river cruise ... Read more
LilyK8888
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I along with another couple took an AMA Waterways extended Danube cruise this fall, which started far from the Danube in Istanbul and ended somewhat past the Danube in Prague. There were 14 actual days on the ship with an ... Read more
tennisjazz
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We loved our second AMA cruise at least as much as our first one, which was from Nuremberg to Luxembourg. But the countryside and culture are entirely different and less visited, so this is a special trip. We learned a great deal about the ... Read more
RT320
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We had made many ocean cruises before this river cruise. We were amazed with all of this cruise. Hospitality, comfort, food, tours; everything was beyond expectations! Every cruise member were always going out of their way to help, to ... Read more
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Gilbertson
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided to book the AmaWaterways's "Europe's Rivers & Castles" trip as it combined 2 nights in Prague, 7 nights on the Main and Rhine rivers and ending with 3 nights in Paris. I had visited Europe on business before I retired but my ... Read more

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srmurray
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was our first River Cruise and we are so glad that AMA Waterways was the line our Tour Company used. The service was Excellent, the staff were the most amazing professionals, you felt like family. Everyone knew when you needed ... Read more
suewou
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was my first river cruise and I honestly don't feel it could have been better. We were treated like royalty from the moment we boarded. John, the cruise manager, was so well organized that we never had a doubt about where to go or ... Read more
divalancashire
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Before booking this kind of holiday please make sure it is for you. If it is what you want it is great, if not you could very well be disappointed. My husband and I cruised on La Marguerite 9-16 September 2014. Our first disappointment was ... Read more
JB24
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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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p2000hey
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I just returned last night from the Douro River Cruise on AmaVida. And I have a lot to say! First, the area is beautiful. We went to dinners at local wineries and they were, for the most part wonderful. The tours are the usual church, ... Read more

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