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River Ambassador Dining

River Ambassador
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  • Shore excursions and wine with dinner included
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River Ambassador Dining

Editor Rating
Dining
5.0
All meals take place in the Restaurant, forward on Moselle deck. It's an elegant room, all done in white and flooded with light. All meals are open seating, although people tended to head for the same places every evening. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style.

Breakfast, served from 7 to 9 a.m., is an impressive spread, with eggs cooked to order, as well as egg and bacon on the buffet, fresh fruit, cheeses, cereals, pancakes, waffles and juices. Coffee comes from espresso machines; there's one in the lounge, too, with a regular supply of mini-muffins and doughnuts.

Lunch was always a reflection on the region in which we were sailing, in my case, the Rhine, with assorted sausages, German-influenced salads featuring potato and cabbage, schnitzels, black breads and hearty soups. This was presented alongside lighter dishes of salads, pasta, cheeses and cold cuts, as well as a hot dish of the day with vegetables. There's a choice of desserts, as well as fruit and a cheeseboard.

Tea (and pastries) is served midafternoon (usually around 3:30 p.m., depending on the day's tour schedule) in the lounge.

Dinner is usually at 7 p.m. and goes on till 9, although in reality, most people go to eat as soon as the cruise manager has finished their presentation of the following day's events. In Europe, the food has Mediterranean influences; chicken wrapped in prosciutto, or fish with a cheese risotto. There was a vegetarian dish every night, as well as some always-available items, chicken or steak, for those who prefer their food plainer. Because my cruise was a special family departure, the chef had drawn up a healthy children's menu, with some genuinely creative dishes on it; child-friendly crab cakes, and vegetable tempura, for example.

Waiters pour wine from the region with lunch and dinner and on one night, there was a superb wine-pairing dinner which really showcased the diversity of German wines, from delicate, spicy whites to punchy reds and a magnificent dessert wine. Uniworld's wine buyer was on board and delivered a short presentation about each wine before we tasted it.

Beer and sodas are also offered complimentary for those who don't drink the wine.

Room service is offered only as continental breakfast in the suites; the cabins don't have suitable space for dining.

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River Ambassador Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
5.0
4.8
Public Rooms
5.0
4.8
Cabins
4.0
4.3
Entertainment
4.0
3.7
Spa & Fitness
3.0
3.6
Family & Children
4.0
Shore Excursions
5.0
4.7
Enrichment
4.0
4.6
Service
5.0
4.9
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.7

Sailing From

Amsterdam Basel Prague Vienna

Cruises To

Europe - All

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Ship Stats
Crew:
41
Launched:
1993
Decks:
3
Tonnage:
Passengers:
116
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