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AmaCerto Cruise Review by ALIFLUFF

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AmaCerto
AmaCerto
Member Name: ALIFLUFF
Cruise Date: August 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Europe River
Cabin Category: BB
Cabin Number: 206
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   1.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 1.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 1.0
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Ship Facts: AmaCerto Review (by Cruise Critic!)
MY CRUISE ON THE AMA WATERWAYS -Ama Certo
The bathroom is very well designed- lots of surface and great,easy to use shower. Only needs some ventilation.

The stateroom is VERY poorly planned- basically- NO storage that works- 5 VERY small drawers that are large enough for about two pancakes each- and- they do not pull out all the way- completely useless.

Lots of hanging closet space- and some shelves- but- not enough and very difficult to maneuver around doors that get in the way.

Large roll out flat box under the bed for ???- so- no room for second suitcase- we had to put the two terry robes and the extra blankets in it to give us closet space.The TV should be wall mounted to add to the desk surface space.

The decor of most of the ship is quite nice- light, bright and pleasant.The dining is very gloomy and heavy, especially there are many times when the curtains have to be closed when docked- so no natural light. The lighting in the dining room is very bright and glaring. The furniture configuration in the dining room is very cramped and the six person banquettes are impossible to get into and the waiters cannot reach the farthest diners.

FAKE orchids everywhere- I mean everywhere- in a dark gloomy color. Also- there are bud vases in the rooms but- no flowers.Well- fill em or take them away.Very tacky detail.

The dining staff is attentive but you are continually rushed to leave- no casual chatting over dinner with newly made friends. Dessert is served to one diner while others are still having their entree. Plates removed before you are finished.And- if you ask for additional food you are treated like you did something wrong.Then- the food- it is not very good at all. Poor quality ingredients, blandly prepared with very little variety.The breakfast buffet was the same every day- no variety- the HOT food was never HOT.The bread was good- the jams,jellies were very low quality- lots of sugar and corn starch.I had a very hard time choosing what to eat at most meals.


Our cruise which was a charter had great entertainment. Do not know what it is like when Ama arranges it.

The general feeling I got was that everything was done on the cheap. The food was not good, the service was not very good and when we were told of a supper upon our return at 10:00 pm from Vienna - well- when I arrived in the lounge it was a very few sandwiches, hot dogs in boiling water, some bread ,cheese and a few pastries- and when they were gone they were not replenished- I asked a waiter when they would bring more food and he was amazed that I should consider more food being put out. They did bring up a plate with 8 slices of ham and cheese.

Our cabin steward was very nice and did a superb job.

My overall feeling about the boat was - it was all done on the cheap-charge high and skimp on as much as you can. No quality, no fine detailing. Very ,Very, disappointing.

Would not recommend this cruise line.

Publication Date: 09/09/12
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