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38 AmaWaterways AmaStella Cruise Reviews


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merrychristmas2019

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas gift

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We flew into Zurich, Switzerland for the first 2 nights on our own and had a driver transport us to Basel, Switzerland where the AmaStella was waiting. We were told you could check in early and leave luggage but ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ksuevine

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Europe

Our trip on AmaStella’s 14 day River cruise of Europe was our first river cruise. We arrived early morning on day one and waited 45 minutes at the airport for our transfer to the ship. We were told that room ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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ourcruise2019

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

We had first river cruise in Europe, and we fell in love with it! The food was outstanding, our ship is beautiful and comfortable. Cabin is very clean with the best service ever. The food is absolutely delicious, ...
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Sail Date August 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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GGHSRSAIRRS

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Lovely Experience

The AMA Stella is a great ship with an even greater staff. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this cruise. The shore excursions were well organized & there was a good variety of them. Food was generally quite good ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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CCopp

1 Review Written

Nothing Overlooked

This cruise was chosen because of an interest in the history of the Netherlands and Belgium and the tulips. In advance of the cruise, I spent three days in Amsterdam where I explored the city, visited the Anne Frank ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MainstreetRob

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

This was our first river cruise. We will definitely do it again, and based on this experience AMA will be our first choice. Everyone on this ship went out of their way to be friendly and helpful, from the captain ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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orchidj5

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awesome vacation!

As experienced ocean cruisers we had been curious about river cruising for sometime. Since this year was our 35th wedding anniversary that seemed to be a good excuse and we decided to take the plunge. We did pre ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Svitlana

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoying November with AmaWaterways

By the time my husband and I thought of a river cruise for a wedding anniversary we already had enough of ocean liners gigantomania and clearly knew each drawback of a sea voyage. Though, we find it very exciting to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ebtvic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas on the Rhine

We wanted to see the Christmas markets in Germany and were not disappointed. The staff aboard the AmaStella were outstanding, from cruise director Sonja Lodewijkx to our "personal" waiter, Dragos, and I say ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jcdimitri

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sailed with AMA before, loved it! Their attention to detail is superb. This time we experienced a drought that altered our course and experience. AMA took us to 2 extra countries not on our original itinerary, made ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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chawkjewel

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Better than we could have imagined

We chose this cruise as a group cruise to see the sites of the Rhine River (and Castles of course). We departed Central Florida Friday evening on a non-stop flight to Amsterdam arriving Saturday morning. After ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Aussie Kate

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The staff made it feel like home

The staff are what makes this cruise so incredible. Getting home for dinner each night to the same lovely waiters, who made an amazing effort to entertain the children we had in our group, made every mealtime an ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mimiandmike

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Definitely the Enchanting Rhine

I ‘d never been on a river cruise, but our travel agent steered us towards AMA Waterways because of their excellent reputation. She was absolutely right! We had a wonderful time during our precruise in Zurich and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Geoff Roberts

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Totally spoilt from embarkation till leaving the ship.

My wife and myself chose this cruise for our golden wedding anniversary celebrations. A bonus was that it was a wine theme cruise. The crew/staff are amazing. You feel totally pampered. The evening meals were just ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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madrone

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Danube Christmas Market Cruise on AmaStella !!!!!

AmaWaterways was our second choice when we discovered Viking had booked up this particular Danube Cruise. Our experience up to this point has been 2 ocean cruises on Viking and both experiences were 5 star. We ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Short priest

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AMA waterways is awesome

Since Viking has an excellent marketing effort, we were introduced to the idea of a River Cruise while watching Downton Abbey! However, our longtime travel agent advised that AMA Waterways was a cut above Viking. ...
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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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Lv11ship

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

PERFECTION - Everything was perfection: the ship, service, port & shore, etc.

I was looking for a trip that everything was taken care of and we found it with AmaStella. Top level of service, food and entertainment. Every crew member was so welcoming and fun. I had some health issues last ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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aaallison

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Everything a cruise should be

We chose the cruise based on the itinerary and our schedule, and spent three days in Budapest before it began. Our ONLY serious criticism is the utterly incompetent online customer service, which after three tries ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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RhondaG

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Danube River Cruise

The AMAStella was beautiful...a first rate operation. Embarkation and disembarkation went effortlessly. Excursions were terrific with well informed entertaining guides. There are different "pace" levels making ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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alxlo1

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise, More to Come

The cruise destinations fit our schedule, and the price was right. The Amastella is a new ship, really clean, even the engine room which I toured. Good activities at all ports of call, everything from hard core ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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kendacranfield

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding experience!

It was our 40th. wedding anniversary and we wanted to celebrate with a memorable trip and AMAWaterways did not disappoint! Our ship, the Amastella, was a floating boutique hotel, with every imaginable ammenity; an ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Kerrybaby

1 Review Written

Best River Cruise

We went through a cruise club to book The Danube River vacation and had a fabulous experience. The ship was clean, comfortable and easy to navigate. Food was exquisite along with presentation. Entertainment, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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skantownsharon

1 Review Written

Exceeded My Expectations.......again!

In March of 2016 I wrote a review about my experiences cruising on the Mekong River with AMA Waterways titled "Exceeded My Expectations". After booking the Melodies Of The Danube, a AAA of Western and Central New ...
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Sail Date May 2017


AmaStella Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.4
Dining5.04.5
Entertainment3.54
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family3.0N/A
Enrichment5.04.3
Service5.04.6
Value For Money5.04.5
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