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AmaVerde Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Carolyn Spencer Brown

As of 2016, AmaVerde is exclusively chartered by AmaWaterways partner, APT.

AmaWaterways has carved out a niche for itself in the river cruise arena with its emphasis on wine and food amid comfortably stylish surrounds.

The majority of AmaVerde's staterooms (along with those found on AmaBella and near-sisters AmaCerto and AmaPrima) feature double-balcony configurations. One side is a French verandah, with floor-to-ceiling doors that open wide, and the other is an actual balcony, with comfortable chairs. Notable, too: These spacious staterooms aren't limited to a lucky few. On the top two cabin decks, they're plentiful.

Other delightful features on AmaVerde make it such a welcoming ship. On the sun deck, a splash pool (with swim-up bar) and deep, comfy wicker-like sofas are popular gathering spots. The small gym is well stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, and the sprawling lounge features a library nook with a faux fireplace.

It's important to note, though, that the ship's gorgeous decor and creature comforts are a backdrop to the experience you'll have on land. AmaWaterways features a nice range of possibilities in each port (most of which come in the complimentary category) that target a variety of travel styles. Highlights include standard tours; themed experiences geared toward interests in areas like art, food and wine; and recreationally oriented expeditions on bicycles. (Two dozen of them are stored onboard, and they're free for passengers to use in port.)

AmaWaterways offers terrific value-for-money extras on its cruises; these include free and unlimited Wi-Fi (with an unusually fast connection for a cruise ship) and complimentary beer, wine and soda at lunch and dinner.

Rounding out a superb cruise experience, the crew on AmaVerde are outstanding. Warm, efficient and personable, the tone was set for us on the first night onboard, when a couple, having traveled all day, arrived well after mealtime. They plaintively asked the bartender if there were snacks available. Instead, she went down to the kitchen and assembled them a full meal.


Passengers: 162
Crew: 49
Passenger to Crew: 3.31:1
Launched: 2011
Shore Excursions: 23

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AmaWaterways generally appeals to well-traveled, 50-plus passengers with a strong interest in culinary arts and active exploration. Geographically, passengers are strongly drawn from North America, but the cruise line attracts a solid representation from the U.K. and Australia, where its partner, APT Touring, also markets the line.

AmaWaterways AmaVerde Dress Code

Day and night, the prevailing dress code is country club casual, except for the once-a-cruise Captain's Dinner, when male passengers don jackets and ties and women wear cocktail garb.

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AmaWaterways AmaVerde departs from Budapest and Vienna

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AmaWaterways AmaVerde Cruiser Reviews

Loved life on the ship

Our previous experience with any cruise were huge ships which both of us disliked.We plan to cruise again in couple of years based on our experience.Read More

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Wonderful experience

Full breakfast in dining room and small buffet upstairs Cheese board at both lunch and dinner and wine was flowing at both !The gym was very small and there wasn’t anything to do if you wanted to remain onboard!Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Amazing Cruise

This was an amazing cruise.Well recommended cruise line and itinerary.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Christmas Markets delight!

My sister and I had talked about taking a river cruise like this to see the Christmas Markets in western Europe for a number of years and we finally turned "someday" into December, 2022!The ship was beautifully decorated for Christmas, we had a very comfortable cabin, the food was excellent, the flexibility for dining was wonderful, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the local guides we had on all of our daily outings and excursions were the best!Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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