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AmaWaterways AmaSonata Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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A trip of a Lifetime on the Danube
"We chose this cruise because of Backroads. We were doing the biking/river cruise trip and felt that unpacking once on a ship and not having to think of where to get meals, etc would be a good decision. Backroads and..."Read More
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Hammish

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Excellent staff but a bit boring had we not done extra biking. Food bland.

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - River Cruise

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camk

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We did a cruise that combined daily biking via the Backroads company and we all thought we would have been too inactive had we not included that activity. The fitness room was only able to allow 2 persons on a treadmill and 2 on stationary bikes at a time. The free weight set was lacking. Many of the fitness classes were not able to be held on the top deck due to weather and it was very small ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


A trip of a Lifetime on the Danube

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Hammish

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of Backroads. We were doing the biking/river cruise trip and felt that unpacking once on a ship and not having to think of where to get meals, etc would be a good decision. Backroads and their guides were amazing and wonderful. The AMASonata and its crew were beyond our wildest dreams. I have never been more pampered, offered so much amazing food and drink, and been ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


Outstanding Experience!

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - All

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Nachosdelux

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first river cruise after 15+ ocean cruises, primarily on Celebrity, Seabourn, and Oceania. Overall a great cruise, so much in fact we are planning to do another river cruise on AMA next year. Positives: All inclusive (except gratuities) no crowds/lines on board - about 150 passengers. Easy on and off every time. very good food (we are food lovers!) Beef not as ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


Excellent cruise - with a few things I wished I'd known ahead

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - River Cruise

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pobrain

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We took the AmaSonata Danube cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen over Easter 2019. We did not do the pre-cruise add on, but did arrive in Budapest a few days early, staying at the Hilton Budapest by the castle. This was our first river cruise, and it was generally a great experience (helped by beautiful weather). The embarkation was incredibly smooth. Our taxi dropped us off about 30 minutes ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


Great crew, superb food, great itinerary

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - River Cruise

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JimStarley

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This is a very comfortable and well appointed ship. The crew is friendly and accommodating. We especially enjoyed Alex in the restaurant. The tour director, Veronica, is superbly well organized, very knowledgeable of all of the various venues, and a pleasure to be around. The food on the ship is superb; they even accommodated my wife’s gluten dietary restrictions. We enjoyed the entertainment ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


Loved every minute of my Danube cruise

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - All

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pmatlock6

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I can't say enough about our trip on AmaWaterways where else can you see 4 countries and lots of villages and cities in a week. Not sure where to start. My friend and traveled to Europe for the first time together. Both of us give everything 5 stars. neither one of us had one complaint. the staff was amazing, the ship is beautiful, the food and wine was over the top fantastic. They weren't stingy ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony


This was a great cruise highlighting the Christmas Markets at various places alo

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ValS

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This ship line had received great reviews. The trip was absolutely wonderful. Everyone who takes these cruises knows about the low water problem with Europe's rivers. The Captain and the crew of our trip managed to take us everywhere we were scheduled to go with no service disruption or problems presented to us. We had a Cruise manager, Camille, who seemed to be everywhere! She handled so many ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony


AMA Danube

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Rbbb

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We have gone on 4 River Cruises in 4 years, first two on Viking and now AMA for two. The first three river cruises the Activity Directors were outstanding. They were Always visible, socializing with the passengers, you see them on your tours and in the dining room and lounge. This cruise was a little different. I know the director had to deal with a lot of changes with the itinerary (and he did a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


Exceeded Expectations

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - River Cruise

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doones

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose Ama Waterways for a number of reasons, one being a recommendation by cruisecritic, that if we were looking to be active on our cruise, this was the cruise line for us. And active we were - went on four bike rides, one being a 22 mile ride through vineyards, villages, farms - gorgeous! We also hiked straight up to a fortress and I mean straight up. Another recommendation by cruisecritic ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


Absolutely fantastic!

Review for AmaSonata to Europe - River Cruise

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Kritrey

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This cruise was amazing! We chose a Danube cruise for the destinations. My husband is a musician and wanted to go to places where the famous composers actually wrote and performed the music so this itinerary was perfect. Everything about this cruise was easy. Checkin was easy, they took our luggage to our room while we were checking in and they explained all the room features to us. We had been ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony


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