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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
Szumo
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We were lucky enough to go on the first “beer” AND “tulip” themed cruise. In addition to the beautiful flowers/ports the tulip cruise had to offer, we also had to an opportunity to discover new and wonderful ... Read more
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jojocmcla
Member Since 2007
1 review
182 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband asked me to arrange this cruise to celebrate our 46th anniversary. We were sure we wanted to cruise the Danube River; so the biggest decision was itinerary and date. I knew I didn't want to go later than September or earlier ... Read more
dodi66
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
AMA Waterways Danube cruise was exceptional in every way. My husband and I and 10 other couples recently sailed the Romantic Danube itinerary from Vilshofen to Budapest. In every way the cruise exceeded our expectations. The staff was ... Read more
mlcinoh
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2013
This was our first river cruise and we chose AMARIVERWAYS at the suggestion of my travel agent. It was, by far, the best cruise in over 30 I've enjoyed. From start to finish, we were treated like royalty: the airport were a bit late, but ... Read more
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canaturelover
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
We did our own pre-cruise trips. Loved Zurich, Lucerne, Basel. The Swiss trains, trams and bus system is amazing! People were friendly, welcoming, and most spoke decent English. The countryside, the Alps, the architecture = spectacular! ... Read more
rivercat2
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
After a wonderful cruise on AmaLyra in 2012 to see the tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium we were enthused to go again on the same ship to travel on the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland.We traveled both times with a ... Read more
nirrhhabus
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Sailed August 2013
The August AMA Waterways Danube Discovery cruise aboard AmaLyra was underwhelming even though AMA Waterways is supposed to provide a higher end experience than its competition. The AmaLyra was built in 2009 & therefore does not have ... Read more
Lobes1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
286 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After reading all of the glowing reviews of the AMA Waterways European river cruises, we made reservations for the Legendary Danube cruise from Prague to Budapest on the AMA Lyra. We reserved a modestly priced cabin with a French balcony ... Read more
VACORKIT
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
Not rated Sailed August 2013
This was our first river cruise. What a great surprise. Cabins are well appointed but smaller than Ocean Cruises. You don't spend that much time in the cabin so the size is not that important. The Cleaning girls were fantastic and their ... Read more
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moesmrs
Member Since 2003
1 review
40 forum posts
This was our first river cruise and our first time to central Europe. We did Prague 'on our own' and opted out of the pre-cruise through AMA. I initially booked the pre-cruise portion through AMA but after reading lots of not only cruise ... Read more
sassyw
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
178 forum posts
My husband and I have cruised many times on all sizes of ocean liners but this was our first river cruise. We chose the itinerary as it specified that it was a Jewish Cultural Cruise and we wanted to see the WW11 sites of those who ... Read more
Tucson Traveler
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2013
I just returned from sailing on the Amalyra, Europe's Rivers and Castle Tour (Paris to Prague, 6-25-13) with my sister and mother. Easiest way to describe the journey - a fabulous experience - a five-star hotel set on top of a very quiet ... Read more
Trinityman
Member Since 2013
1 review
We took a Danube river cruise on AmaWaterways ship AmaLyra in early June. We arrived in Budapest on the day the Danube crested during the worst floods in 500 years. Nothing was moving on the river, and on the day of departure the AmaLyra ... Read more
kayjanae
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
AmaLyra was a small ship, we had 120 passengers and sailed from Nuremberg to Amsterdam hitting small towns in Germany. It was an intimate setting where the captains were always around. Great entertainment in a relaxed environment. If ... Read more
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Willowick
Member Since 2012
1 review
We loved everything about the cruise. Four highlights include; !. The cruise manager Nick Hartog. Nick was outstanding. Friendly with all the guests and efficient. He arranged terrific onboard entertainment. He made it a point to ... Read more
photofoot
Member Since 2003
1 review
108 forum posts
This was our first River Cruise and it will not be the last with AMA. From start to finish it exceeded our expectations. This review really has to be done in two parts, the ship and then the ports of call. The ship and crew is easy, it ... Read more
Surfside805
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed November 2011
My husband & I had a wonderful time on this cruise! We're burned out on ocean cruising - too crowded, too cheesy, that feeling that they're trying to make money off of you at every turn. The Amalyra was wonderful. Small beautiful ... Read more
kittya
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
This started out just wonderfully with being met at the airport in Budapest, taken to the Hotel Sofitel, where we were greeted by the lovely and charming Pili, our cruise director. She has a way of getting along with everyone, and I know ... Read more
bphman
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
1,544 forum post
Sailed August 2011
The Amazing Amalyra We just returned from a most memorable trip on the Danube with additional days in Budapest and Prague and all I can say is WOW! I don't want to discuss the ports which you can read about anywhere but focus on the ... Read more
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PopG
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
Sailed April 2011
This was our first river cruise. It is unlike ocean cruising. The maximum passenger capacity on AmaLyra is 148. It is easy to get to know a number of the other guests. AMA Waterways has every detail covered, even getting a dentist for my ... Read more
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jaybell
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
105 forum posts
Sailed August 2010
My husband's and my 12-day AMA Enchanting Rhine land/cruise began in Zurich, Switzerland, where we spent 2 nights at the Marriott. Peter Whitehead, our outstanding Amalyra Cruise Director, was in the lobby when we arrived (we booked our ... Read more
1senator
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2009
Just got back from the cruise. I've been on many ocean cruises, including a couple of times in the Mediterranean. But overall, this was the best. Even though river cruising and this particular cruise line caters to the retired "blue-hair" ... Read more
stired
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,246 forum post
We just returned from AMA Europe's Heartland Cruise. We sailed on the new Amalyra and did the reverse itinerary from Prague to Paris. I sailed with my DH and another couple. We had all been on ocean cruises, but this was our first river ... Read more
Navybt
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
63 forum posts
This was a very nice way to travel. The ship was comparable to any sea-going vessel only more intimate. There was excellent food and service. The staff was so knowledgeable that getting to any site was well organized and easy. The ... Read more
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