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1americanrev
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our cruise on the AMAVIDA, was all that we had hoped for and more. Sometimes all your travel plans fall into line and with this 7 day river cruise on the Douro it happened. First of all, traveling in April on a river in Europe can be ... Read more
Jack_jjg
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the location. We wanted to go to Portugal and we used AmaWaterways in the past. It was also a Wine Cruise. This was a wonderful cruise. The weather was superb and the excursions were very enjoyable. The ... Read more
John056
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
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. Highlights: * ... Read more
caviargal
Member Since 2003
21 reviews
14,260 forum posts
14 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
VineyardGram
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
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Bluedevgb
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
PatSR
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
73 forum posts
13 helpful votes
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. ... Read more
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p2000hey
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 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
terrylucking
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Liat
Member Since 2003
13 reviews
1,370 forum post
20 helpful votes
Ama Waterways AmaVida – Port Wine & Flamenco – July 5-18, 2014 The Cruise 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 ... Read more
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travelonward
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Mykitty65
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Blueberry1
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
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, ... Read more
xtalguy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed August 2016
The hotels in Madrid and Lisbon were excellent, as were all the short trips and the Ama staff. HOWEVER, the experience on the ship was among the worst we have experienced in many years of travel. The air conditioning in the public spaces ... Read more

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