Great American Waterways Cruise: AIDAaura Cruise Review by Alamedacruiser
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Great American Waterways Cruise
The meals are at set times, we had breakfast at 8am, lunch at 12:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm. Food was very good and the service was excellent. It is BYOB and the ship provides mixes and ice, etc. There are soda dispensers with several choices in the lounge and dining room. The recommended More tipping is $12 to $14 per day per passenger and must be in cash or checks. Visa or MasterCard can be used for the tours. The prices of the tours seem to be reasonable and in some cases are cheaper than if you do it on your own. Our cruise only had 34 passengers and the ship can hold 98. The entertainment after dinner was local and for the most part very good. We had a lecturer on board with lectures on the war of 1812. The ship does not have stabilizers, and it can move around in the great lakes. In 2013 the cruise line says the will include wine at dinner and they did this on our trip. So you only need to bring drinks for the cocktail hour. The crew was all from the US and they are as hardworking and pleasant as any other cruise we have been on. It was a laid back and enjoyable cruise. The cab fare was about $50. from the Providence, RI airport to the dock in Warren. Less
Cabin review: IV52A
Cabin 52A was the small, but one of the larger ones on board.