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111 AmaWaterways River Cruise Reviews
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The 2 Ds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
This was our first River cruise. We had always wanted to see the tulips in Holland so we chose the Tulip Time itinerary. We embarked in Amsterdam and our ports of call were Hoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Ghent, Wilemstad, Kinderdijk ... Read more
racinbandit95
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We are just finishing up our river cruise on the AmaSonata. A beautiful ship, lovely cruise and wonderful itinerary. The only one problem, weather. Mother Nature was not on our side this week as we had just plain awful rain and ... Read more
tsarena
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous cruise on the Ama Sonata to the Christmas markets on the Danube. This was one of my "bucket list" cruises and it certainly met all my expectations. The ship is lovely and the service is ... Read more
purduemom1
Member Since 2010
1 review
983 forum posts
Sailed November 2014
In November we cruised the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest on this beautiful new ship. Every moment was amazing as was the staff. The cruise director, Peter, worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone's needs were met and that we all ... Read more
Candy929
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
After ocean cruising, I was ready for a smaller,easier, friendlier experience of a river cruise.While AMA Waterways is not inexpensive, it was well worth the excellent food,wine included,personable staff,music on board entertainment, ... Read more
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David
Member Since 2000
22 reviews
663 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from a week-long cruise down the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam on AmaWaterways’ AmaDolce. We also took the cruise line’s 4-night pre-cruise extension, consisting of 2 nights in Zurich and 2 ... Read more
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Docmitz
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Cruising on the Amaprima was a complete delight. The staff were like a big family, inviting us as guests to thoroughly enjoy ourselves. The food was delicious, our cabin was quite comfy, and our visits on shore were well planned, nicely ... Read more
hollandjml
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I just returned from a 10-night cruise tour on the AmaSonata, with AMA Waterways, in Eastern Europe. We chose a cruise tour that began with 3 days/nights in Prague. Both the land pre-cruise portion, and the cruise itself, ... Read more
schub229
Member Since 2010
1 review
88 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
14 years ago we were on a river cruise and decided to go back and do another one with friends we met 14 years ago!! We've done many ocean cruises during that time. We took the pre-cruise extension from Zurich and had wonderful warm weather ... Read more
nandy5
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
This was our first river cruise and we chose the Danube beginning with a land pre-excursion in Prague. We chose AmaWaterways based upon recommendations by friends as well as our travel agent. They don't advertise like other river cruise ... Read more
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LilyK8888
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I along with another couple took an AMA Waterways extended Danube cruise this fall, which started far from the Danube in Istanbul and ended somewhat past the Danube in Prague. There were 14 actual days on the ship with an ... Read more
tennisjazz
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
We loved our second AMA cruise at least as much as our first one, which was from Nuremberg to Luxembourg. But the countryside and culture are entirely different and less visited, so this is a special trip. We learned a great deal about the ... Read more
RT320
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
We had made many ocean cruises before this river cruise. We were amazed with all of this cruise. Hospitality, comfort, food, tours; everything was beyond expectations! Every cruise member were always going out of their way to help, to ... Read more
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Gilbertson
Member Since 2014
1 review
We decided to book the AmaWaterways's "Europe's Rivers & Castles" trip as it combined 2 nights in Prague, 7 nights on the Main and Rhine rivers and ending with 3 nights in Paris. I had visited Europe on business before I retired but my ... 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
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suewou
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
This was my first river cruise and I honestly don't feel it could have been better. We were treated like royalty from the moment we boarded. John, the cruise manager, was so well organized that we never had a doubt about where to go or ... Read more
JB24
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with AmaWaterways' Romantic Danube cruise. This was our first cruise of any kind. Therefore, although we have nothing to compare it to, we can't imagine a river cruise line that could be ... Read more
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p2000hey
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 helpful votes
I just returned last night from the Douro River Cruise on AmaVida. And I have a lot to say! First, the area is beautiful. We went to dinners at local wineries and they were, for the most part wonderful. The tours are the usual church, ... Read more
pgcjwee
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed August 2014
We are expats based in Shanghai and took our first river cruise with AMA Waterways on the Ama Dolce in August 2014 on the Rivers Moselle/Rhine. We had a room on the Cello Deck with a French balcony and a nice room configuration. All staff ... Read more
Bmckenzie1
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first river cruise. It was 7 nights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The staff was very friendly, helpful and hard working. One day, I even saw the maid on her hands and knees scrubbing the ... Read more
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proudmama53
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
35 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
An awesome way to celebrate our 40th anniversary. This was our first river cruise and having cruised several times on the ocean going ships, we didn't know what to expect. We loved it-perfect in every way....the service was impeccable. We ... Read more
DV1
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
Loved, loved, loved our cruise along the Danube River. The Ama prima was beautiful, new, clean. The crew was delightful, helpful and always cheerful. Our cruise director, Czaba, was patient, helpful, friendly and enjoyable. Cruising a ... Read more
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terrylucking
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and we were a little apprehensive. Have been on 3 Cunard cruises (all great quality with perfect food and service but completely impersonal with sanitised land based tours). We were recommended to cruise ... Read more
Liat
Member Since 2003
13 reviews
1,375 forum post
20 helpful votes
Ama Waterways AmaVida – Port Wine & Flamenco – July 5-18, 2014 The Cruise This would be our third riverboat cruise in Europe, contrasting with 31 ocean cruises. We had enjoyed the itinerary on the Elbe from Prague to ... Read more
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casadblu
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This was our first river cruise after four ocean cruises. A river cruise is almost an anti-ocean cruise. It is so different and may not be everyone. It was, however, for us. We absolutely loved it and are so glad we picked AMA as our ... Read more
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