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60 AmaWaterways Cruise Reviews


MD101112 avatar

MD101112

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

River cruise with teenagers - a great experience!

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We chose this cruise to spend a hassle-free week as a family, unpacking our bags once and experiencing 4 countries plus a taste of the Christmas markets. We also visited Prague and Munich on our own. We embarked in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jenA4tx

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Iconic Christmas Markets - Danube

We chose this cruise to experience the European Christmas markets. I love the charm and magic of Christmas decorations and the stores and restaurant displays did not disappoint. Pre-Cruise: We arrived in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Marygalsea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice new ship. Cruise manager and cleanliness need work

The Christmas markets were lovely and the food was good. Cleanliness is a concern-found someone else’s sock under my bed at check in. Despite asking to have it he room vacuumed and the stained coverlet and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mikemonster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall an enjoyable week

I should start this review out with a word regarding my rating. It would have to be OUTSTANDING for me to give a 5, so in most cases my "4" should be considered very good. Now to our trip: " Melodies of the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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JWTfromBATH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small and intimate

I close this as a contrast to the huge ocean-going ships I had been used to. This was a new riverboat with a maximum of about 100 passengers. My cabin - hardly a stateroom - was on the lowest deck, and not large, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


camk avatar

camk

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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migue40

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First cruise river experience

My first river cruise experience was pretty good, They include wines and beers at dinner. The wines are not all of good quality but they are not bad. They include a happy hour an one hour before dinner, but the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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BonnieandRich

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Castle Views

My husband and I were celebrating our 65th birthdays. This is our first river cruise. Our travel agent highly recommended AMA over any other river boat cruise. The ship, cabin, food, entertainment and service ...
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Sail Date July 2019


MikeBR avatar

MikeBR

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Danube, Vilshofen to Budapest Spring 2019

We have cruised the the Danube many times and this was our second time with AMA on this particular section, but with some different stops than our previous cruise which was a 'Wine Cruise'. We had chosen cabin ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ColinJanice

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise

This was our second cruise with AMA and we cannoy imagine a river cruise with any other line. The service and amenities are top-notch. The quality of food surpassed even our previous cruise. Unfortunately we had ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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barefootbeach

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Lovely new ship and quality experience

So, why did I choose AmaWaterways? First, I’m not an avid cruiser and usually prefer to drive ourselves and stay at cute inns to explore a country. However, I wanted to try a river cruise and visit Prague and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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barabti1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Food, Service; Low Water past Vienna

We chose this cruise as friends wanted to visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest, as well as the Wachau Valley in Austria, and we had lived in the area, so felt comfortable traveling with them. The service onboard was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


CookGirl avatar

CookGirl

11 Reviews Written

79 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise but avoid the Pre and Post cruise options in Vietnam

I completed this cruise a week or so ago. The cruise itself in very nice and relaxing. The stops along the river are interesting but this is so very different from one of the European sailings. You really can't ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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edmark

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our First River Cruise

We chose this cruise based on the recommendation of our cruise agent and the itinerary (we really wanted to visit Prague). We have been on almost a dozen ocean cruises prior to this adventure. The ship was clean ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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FredRo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AMA is 5-Star Plus on Board, 3-Star on Land!

Our Amex travel agent suggested AMA Waterways as the very best onboard service she had experienced among several major river cruise lines, and we went with her recommendation. She was not off base at all. The ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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hillcrest

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Drought!

Good experience with inconvenience of record hot summer, and drought across Central Europe. Captain did the best one could, "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it"-Mark Twain. Some ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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committedcruiser

18 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Wine theme cruise

I chose Amawaterways because of their solo cabins w/ a french balcony. I removed a star because this was a wine themed cruise and i spoke w/ ama 3x and the reps did not mention this. i do not drink, therefore, i ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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tulip420

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing service, old ship

We chose this cruise and AMA Waterways because it worked well with our schedule. Friends recommended AMA Waterways and we were not disappointed, other than the fact that the Amadante is the oldest ship in their ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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NantwichSwan

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

It would have been Five Stars but....

This is our third cruise with AmaWaterways which must tell you that we like the Ama experience. Our first cruise was on the Danube on AmaSonata - and I rave about that elsewhere. Our second cruise was on the Rhine, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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1americanrev

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience, but disorganized cruise director

My husband and I choose this cruise because of its availabilty early in the river cruising season. In April we would rather deal with the weather (which was surprisingly spectacular for this cruise) then crowds ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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guynz8

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice passengers but terrible coffee

This was our first river cruise but we had done ocean cruises in large ships previously. We choose a river cruise to have some good conversations with other passengers and I wanted lots of walking, whereas my wife ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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gringagirlatl

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Multi Generation Southeast Asia Cruise and Land Tour with AMA Waterways

My family and I do a big adventure trip every year and we had been wanting to do SE Asia for a couple of year and just couldn't find anything escorted that lined up with school holiday breaks. We booked about 9 ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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DaltWisney

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A nice wine cruise but few wine enthusiasts onboard

This was our first ever cruise (river or sea). So for those who live in the cruise lifestyle, we may not be the best review for you. While we have never been very attracted to the cruise lifestyle, we have ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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frostygoth

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Unforeseen itinerary change turned out to be awesome

This was our first time on AmaWaterways, but our second river cruise. We did the Gems of Southeastern Europe which started in Budapest, Hungary, went through Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria, and ended in Bucharest, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Lacey14

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Things I wish I knew about Riverboats

The main disappointment on this first time riverboat was the service by waiters and wine sommeliers. This does not mean that on the AmaStella staff was not excellent and hard working, but I felt there were not ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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