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AmaDagio Cruise Review by Neil Graham: First River Boat Cruise Paris-Barca May 14-26

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First River Boat Cruise Paris-Barca May 14-26

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Other

We had saved and prepared for over a year, and arrived in Paris May 14 for 3 days.

Our taxi was there to pick us up on time, despite being an hour late, and check in at the Pullman Montparnasse went well.

I have seen some criticisms of the hotel on the site, but our only complaint was we were totally unaware of the evening meet and greet and were only advised of the info package by way of a message on the tv after a day of touring the area.

The AMA rep was REALLY annoyed. Much like the problem with the Grand Marina in Barcelona-hotels are always going to be an issue when they are somewhat outwith the control of AMA. Both hotels were well located(Any city with a good metro is easy to travel-(bite the bullet guys and go for it)

The tours in Paris were very good-thank you Isabel!!

The transfer to Lyob via TGV went well, and the cooking lesson to allow the crew to transfer luggage to the boat was well planned.

Can't say enough about More the cruise-weather did its best to disrupt things, but thw tours and culinary surprises were excellent.

Food was totally fantastic, as were the wines.

Crew were MORE than helpful.

Yes there was a balls-up on the Perpignan to Barca bus, but hey $h!t happens

Would be interesting to try another company to compare them with AMA.....but can't take the risk. Might be a few years, but we'll be back Less

Published 06/07/12

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332 A bit noisy when the thruster started up, but the boat rarely cruised at night. Last cabin aft port side on top deck, so only one other adjacent cabin. Fwd of the beauty shop, so it was empty in the evenings. Washroom small but adequate.

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