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  • River cruises in Europe, Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Included shore excursions; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary bicycles for tours and on own
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25 AmaWaterways Family Cruise Reviews
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MeggyLeBon
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
This was our first River Cruise. We chose AmaWaterways and the Enchanted Rhine because of the Itinerary that included the Pre-Land Extension in Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland. We chose the AmaKristina because it is a new ship. I will ... Read more
skip2318
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
This was our first River Cruise and found it most enjoyable. The ship's company were friendly and willing to offer assistance whenever needed. The Cruise Director had all the tours arranged and well organized. She is a great asset AMA ... Read more
Kerrybaby
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We went through a cruise club to book The Danube River vacation and had a fabulous experience. The ship was clean, comfortable and easy to navigate. Food was exquisite along with presentation. Entertainment, activities and excursions were ... Read more
mwayman
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Amawaterways Sonata Rhine River Cruise vs. Ocean Cruises Recently made the journey from Amsterdam to Breslo, Switzerland on Amawaterways Sonata. Having only been on ocean cruises (SilverSeas), I have added some comparisons between the ... Read more
pronck
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
AMAWaterways provided the perfect experience for us and our friends to enjoy a vacation in Europe together! We were 4 couples from all over the US. We wanted time to visit and party together but also have time to persue our own ... Read more
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miyasmom
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
67 forum posts
26 helpful votes
We decided we wanted to go away to celebrate Christmas. My teenage daughter and I had done a Viking River cruise over the summer as part of our European trip. Viking was geared much more to the over 60 crowd and never, even if you book a ... Read more
PTR
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We actually chose this cruise just on the basis of the itinerary and dates. Having sailed with AMAWaterways, however, we would definitely take another cruise with them based on the outstanding experience we had. We sailed from ... Read more
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andreawagner
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
When we told our Travel Agent Friend, Linda Androlia, of Sunstone Tours about our plans to visit Southeast Asia, she said the best cruise line for this area is Amawaterways. She booked it for us and she was right. It was an amazing ... Read more
sarge1340
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We just returned from our cruise on the AMADARA.We started the trip off with a 3 day stay in siem reap at a small but a great hotel in every aspect(golden temple residence)it is located less than 5 minute walk to pub street and night ... Read more
Pizzalover_
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a marvelous experience aboard our first ever river cruise. The AMAWaterways AMAPrima is a comfortable, well-appointed ship with a friendly, welcoming, and helpful staff. We could not tell when the ship was under way except by ... Read more
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Cruising Europe
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
The AMA Serena was totally 5 star. Our upgrade to the cabin with the French balcony was a very nice touch, the beds were excellent as were the duvets. There was a running track/putting green and large hot tub/small swimming pool and a ... Read more
TravelerSB
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
AMA does it best. Having sailed on two other river cruise lines I can say that this experience far surpassed all of my other River cruise experiences. The crew was cohesive, friendly and provided superior service. The cuisine was world ... Read more
TriciaW
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The cruise was fantastic for the first 5 days, then the low water hit. Although, AMA says they are not affected by this, that is not the truth. We had to dock and be bussed to Regensburg and Nuremburg. The bus rides were 3 to 5 hours long. ... Read more
whoodoggy
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our 10th cruise, first on Amawaterways and last river cruise for sure. We boarded the bus from Siem Reap to the ship on a 7 hour bus ride. We made 2 stops along the way for restroom breaks and to stretch your legs. The tour guide ... Read more
gmordin
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We have done 2 previous cruise on AMA and decided this time to do 2 weeks as we just loved the 1 week cruise but it was too short for us. AMA does and excellent job in catering to your needs as all you have to do is ask and they will try ... Read more
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bmcfarlin
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd river cruise and we were traveling with another couple from our hometown. Both cruises were with AmaWaterways, and we were not dissappointed with either cruise. In fact we were pleasantly surprised at the views while ... Read more
terrylucking
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Overall a nice experience but thanks to the many new friends we made during the cruise. We booked this cruise soon after a cruise on the River Douro with AMA only 5 months earlier. The AMA Douro cruise was perfect. Sadly this cruise was a ... Read more
srmurray
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
This was our first River Cruise and we are so glad that AMA Waterways was the line our Tour Company used. The service was Excellent, the staff were the most amazing professionals, you felt like family. Everyone knew when you needed ... Read more
Samlab25
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
We really enjoyed our Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube. We are planning to book for the Rhine Christmas Market Cruise next year as well. Our family of three (myself, husband and 12 year old son), found the cruise to be quite ... Read more
Deerfieldtexan
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
We had a wonderful time on this cruise. There was a problem with a lock between Budapest and Bratislava. We were notified of this prior to leaving home. We were bussed to Bratislava. We had a very knowledgeable guide on the bus and the ... Read more
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AnotherShawnee
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
My sister and I decided to take a river cruise together. I contacted several different cruise lines for information. AMA Waterways was our choice, and I cannot say enough about them. They are wonderful, only have one complaint about ... Read more
Tucson Traveler
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
I just returned from sailing on the Amalyra, Europe's Rivers and Castle Tour (Paris to Prague, 6-25-13) with my sister and mother. Easiest way to describe the journey - a fabulous experience - a five-star hotel set on top of a very quiet ... Read more
sauunders
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
6 forum posts
I just got back from the AmaDolce, 7 night Danube cruise from Budapest to Nurmberg. After 33 ocean cruises, it was time to experience the wonders of River Cruising in Europe. As a travel agent, people look to me for my expertise, and I ... Read more
1senator
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2009
Just got back from the cruise. I've been on many ocean cruises, including a couple of times in the Mediterranean. But overall, this was the best. Even though river cruising and this particular cruise line caters to the retired "blue-hair" ... Read more
li5jen
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
From the moment we got on the Amalyra, we knew we had made the right choice. The boat was amazing, the food was absolutely excellent and the staff was the best ever. The price of your ticket includes almost all land tours and they are ... Read more
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