We decided to celebrate our retirement with a river cruise in April-2014. After analyzing different options of companies and itineraries, we decided to take a cruise by AMAwaterways from Prague to Budapest, through the Danube romantic itinerary. The whole experience was wonderful.
We were friendly welcomed from the very first moment we meet the ship at Vilsholfen, although it was still few hours before the formal horary for the embarkation.
The ship was extremely comfortable and our balcony cabin very cozy. We enjoyed sitting by the balcony to view the passing scenery. The bed was comfortable and there was enough space in the wardrobe for accommodating clothes. The bathroom, although small, had some natural light and a good shower. Surprisingly, a desk top computer was provided in the room and Wi-Fi available in the whole ship whenever the travelling area allowed signal. Other nice little treats, as umbrellas in the wardrobe, small chocolates on the beds, which were remade at bed time, have spoilt us.
The lounge had comfortable chairs and snacks were available all the day long, such as cookies, small sandwiches and ice tea. A 24 hour coffee machine provided tea, cappuccino and other hot drinks. The food was superb. A huge buffet for breakfast was served with also light options for early starters. Lunch and dinner were served in the restaurants and included salads, fish, chicken, beef and vegetarian dishes. As a fun of lamb dishes that had the chance of trying them in different regions of world, however, we were surprised by the exceptional quality of lamb meet served in one of the dinners.
The whole staff was very attentive, well humored without being intrusive and supportive. Chance to check this came with a crisis of toothache, when we had consistent support.
The daily excursions were very well organized, with plenty of information provided. Different groups were formed considering the level of walking capacity.
The disembarking was also well organized when we had the chance to stay in the lounge of the ship till the time of the check-in in our hotel in Budapest. All the things considered, we strongly recommend this wonderful experience of being in a cruise in the AmaCerto ship of Amawaterways.