This river cruise is different from most of the others in Europe in that it focuses on the Port wine trade and the vineyards that supply it. The cruise goes through locks at 5 hydroelectric dams completed only in 1985.
We had gone back and forth on this itinerary for years before finally deciding to try it and chose a wine theme cruise on AMA for our first trip to Portugal. We knew many of the differences going in: Smaller ship, fewer passengers, lots ...
We've done many river cruises and enjoyed them all. But this cruise on the Douro River between Spain and Portugal with AMA was by far the best! Having traveled on Viking and Uniworld before, we'd choose AMA again. The food was ...
We had previously taken AMA's 14-day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam and had a wonderful time. Great food, brand new boat, service friendly and efficient. Then we took the Duoro cruise. Whole different deal. For starters, it's NOT ...
Beware the River Douro! Two issues on our cruise, which was our 4th AmaWaterways. Let me say that we like AMA. But---First, the river: flooded and we were stuck in one ghost town of a port for 3 nights, bussing to various sights. ...
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, ...
This was our first river cruise and we were a little apprehensive. Have been on 3 Cunard cruises (all great quality with perfect food and service but completely impersonal with sanitised land based tours). We were recommended to cruise ...
Ama Waterways AmaVida – Port Wine & Flamenco – July 5-18, 2014
This would be our third riverboat cruise in Europe, contrasting with 31 ocean cruises. We had enjoyed the itinerary on the Elbe from Prague to ...
This week essentially started in Vega Terron, and ended in Porto. While I've river cruised with Viking a few times, this April 15, 2014 week was my first AMA trip. The captain, crew and cruise manager were tops in making things happen, and ...
We boarded the ship but did not sail til 36 hours passed...they told us that "authorities in Lisbon " would not let us go....meanwhile.....we were stuck in Porto....we where in the process of abandoning ship ...making plans to go ...
We boarded the AmaVida in Vega de Terron, which isn't really a port, in Spain, across the river Douro from Portugal. It is really a drop off point for buses. We had started the day in Madrid, and arrived here, via Salamanca.
The ship, ...
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