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Amsterdam First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Amsterdam

Traveler rating

Excellent

145

Very Good

18

Average

9

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

687

Romantic Cruises

577

River Cruises

559

Luxury Cruises

412

First-Time Cruisers

176

176 Amsterdam First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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Moorlynne

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Once in a Lifetime Trip

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It was a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for my husband' parents, they had always wanted to do a European River cruise. We could not have been happier with the service provided by APT and the crew aboard the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ValR

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Itinerary Great, Staff Very Attentive; Customer Services Less than Useless

My first cruise and a big ship to start this process! Ship very grand, food excellent but never had a properly hot meal except in the lido restaurant. Main dining room the meals arrived barely warm. Variety of ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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S_S_2016cruise

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Avalon Treats You Right

We chose this Cruise after a presentation and booked immediately without shopping or comparisons and Wow did we pick a great one. WAB 503 Amsterdam to Budapest. the only complaint I can think of is the parts ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Glorybe

5 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Liked the all-inclusive features and daily program on our 5 star modern ship

CABIN: Cabin 236, the last room at the end of the hallway on Jasper’s second floor, was not to our liking on our Amsterdam to Budapest cruise due to the continual sound of the engine at the end of the ship. The ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Lousyian

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Trip

This was our first river cruise and we had heard so much we were looking forward to the trip very much. The first greetings by the crew made us very welcome and were settled into our cabin very quickly by our ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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candjrs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Three weeks of Luxury

Having wanted to cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest for several years, we investigated several companies and chose Scenic because it appeared to offer an excellent service, wide range of excursions and, importantly, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mea63111@bigpond.net.au

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

The most relaxing way to see Europe with extraordinary service.

Avalon was recommended by our travel agent. The overall cruise was wonderful. The places we saw were fascinating and the time spent on board very relaxing. But it's the service of the staff that I will remember ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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kendrick

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

One of Our Best Holidays Ever

First thing you need to do prior to taking a Scenic cruise, if my first experience is typical and I think it is, try to lose some weight. Failing that and regardless how successful, bring clothes that will adapt to ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Rivermemories

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lifetime Memories

I waited a few weeks to write my review because I simply didn't know where to begin. I took a 2 week European trip with 8 days being on the River Empress. From start to finish every moment I spent on the ship was ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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misamajoco

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Cruise

This was our first cruise and we chose to take a Viking River Cruise down the Rhine River. We chose a pre-cruise extension and made all of the arrangements on our own, spending two nights in Amsterdam before ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Darryl Hughes

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Scenic River Cruise

From go to whoa the Scenic Cruise on the Scenic Jade was absolutely amazing. The ship is a floating hotel of immense quality and the staff were faultless in all aspects, from presentation to customer service and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Willfish

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Fabulous: Ideal Way to See Europe in Luxury

This was our first cruise, and our first trip to Europe. We were very cautious about this trip. Would the cruise be worth the money, would the cabin be good enough, what about the staff, language, other costs etc. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Oxley 1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Europe in Luxury

The whole experience was excellent. The staff were wonderful & our tour Director ( Kurt) was excellent. We would do another one in a heartbeat! We couldn't fault anything . The only complaint we would would have is ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jeaunyvette

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Marvellous Holiday by Sonia

After spending three days in Singapore and two days in Amsterdam which we thoroughly enjoyed my friend and I hailed a taxi and headed for the wharf to embark on our river cruise. We sailed on the Amabella from ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Pennyja

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

More Than I Expected

My Daughter and I decided to go on a river cruise, as I don't like sea cruises! As it was our first river cruise we wasn't sure what to expect, but from the information pack we each received prior to the trip, to ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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NewCruiser1970

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise Ever to Nothern Lights

Our embarkation was at Amsterdam Cruise Terminal, very nice terminal at walking distance of centre of Amsterdam in comparison to the Tilbury terminal which was located in an industrial area 40 km from London. Well ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Ian Schofield

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Grand European Tour

2015 saw our first river cruise of what promises to be many. My wife and I had probably the best vacation that we have ever had. We had previously experienced Ocean cruises but we found this to be the most relaxing ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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WFM_mars

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

Our first cruise. Was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to go from US to Europe. The transfers went smoothly. The cruise itself was fun, fun, fun. Cruise was above expectations. A small ship rather than a ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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mstines@pacbell.net

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

15 Days in Heaven!

Although we've traveled extensively this was our first river cruise. And this is the only to go! We added a pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam. What a fun city! The canal boat trip, Rijksmuseum and tour of the red light ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Ercole

1 Review Written

Taken Care of Silently, Our First River Cruise

The Bestla was cheerful, organized, and tasteful. Our cabin was comfortable and had everything we needed and we never saw the house staff, we had one TV problem and had a repair engineer in within 10minites and fix ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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gormot

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rhine, Wine, and Luxury!

Our 30thieth anniversary needed to be something special and the advertisements for Viking Cruises looked as if a river cruise would fit the bill. Booking was easy and talking with Walter and making the arrangements ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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REAEmilyJones

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Three Ship Swaps; Low River Levels

Shall I start with the positive or the negative of my experience? Three Boats, never saw the one I was supposed to be on. Three weeks before departure I started tracking the Viking Mimir the boat I was supposed ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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cruisingcaker

4 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Grand European River Cruise

My Mother and I have just completed a river cruise on the Viking Skirnir and Lofn from Amsterdam to Budapest. At 85 years of age, this was the pinnacle of her 'bucket list' and an epic journey from Australia to ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Goose/Cappy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Grand European Tour Reivew

This was our first cruise of any kind and, overall, we were very happy. Because of low water conditions we were forced on two occasions to transit by bus, once to change vessels from Lofn to Vidar and once to hotel ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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REP4776

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel

This was our first Viking River cruise and it was fantastic. My husband and I were the very first guests to register on the Eir's maiden voyage - what a surprise to learn this when we boarded so very early that ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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