2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We selected this cruise because the date was right. We selected this cruise, as well, based upon our tourism company´s recommendation. It was a relaxing and quite nice cruise up the Rhine. Included some cities we had visited by ... Read More
We selected this cruise because the date was right. We selected this cruise, as well, based upon our tourism company´s recommendation. It was a relaxing and quite nice cruise up the Rhine. Included some cities we had visited by car as well as other locations we had not been to. The room service was quite wonderful. The fellow who had been assigned to our section of rooms spoke far better English than German. Being an American expat and my partner, a native German, is bi-lingual and we both could talk to this fellow. We have been told than in 2018 The Aqua is becoming International with English being the second but equal language with German. From my perspective, it has begun. The food service was varied and quite fine. The waiter in our section is Hungarian and having heard me speaking in English began our week with English dining room service. Being a smoker, I totally appreciate the back of the ship´s area for smokers. We, had a great deal of rain the last 2 days and the upper deck was not conducive to being there. Would go on another A Rosa Cruise. Plan on a short stay in 2018 at a resort of A Rosa. Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2017
Unfortunately we booked the trip not knowing tha we were 16 ofuk couples the rest bein German, not a problem,but we felt quite isolated,all of the ships announcements were in German,followed by occasionaly with a short comment in English ... Read More
Unfortunately we booked the trip not knowing tha we were 16 ofuk couples the rest bein German, not a problem,but we felt quite isolated,all of the ships announcements were in German,followed by occasionaly with a short comment in English .The food was terrible nearly always warm or cold and very difficult to guess what it was,as most of the time it wasn’t described or labelled,The crew were rude surrly and quite offensive on occasions,I would never ever go on the ship again,nor would quite few of the people we met ,disembarkation was nothing less the a joke,as was embarkation,we were given the wrong cabin, when I mentioned this I was told I was wrong,until I produced the ticket telling the cabin I was in.No apology just wait and will sort it out.When we arrived on the ship about 12.30 pm we asked for 2glasses of wine and was told we will have to pay as the all inclusive dose no start until 2.30 pm.from then it just got worse Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2013

We sailed the ARosa Aqua along the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. It was our second river cruise and an unforgettable experience.

The ship was clean and nicely appointed. All cabins are the same size, I believe 165 sq. ft, but ... Read More

We sailed the ARosa Aqua along the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. It was our second river cruise and an unforgettable experience.

The ship was clean and nicely appointed. All cabins are the same size, I believe 165 sq. ft, but the design made the most of the space. Large bed - 2 twins put together, good walk-in closet space, functional bathroom with enclosed shower and a french balony. The crew were very courteous and eager to please.

The food was exquisite - right on a par with the best cruise lines. Especially enjoyable was the all-inclusive aspect, so no need to whip out a card every time you order a drink, etc. Not to mention a nice supply of Havana Club rum!

Other passesngers on ths cruise were mostly if not all American, generally in the 50-75 range and pretty experienced travelers from what we could tell. Everyone got along very harmoniously.

There were included shore excurions daily in every port, and even bicycle tours offered. The tours were very good for the most part. The ports themselves were well-chosen, our favorite being Strasbourg. Entertainment was not so remarkable, but also not expected on a ship like this.

In essence our experience was very, very positive and we would highly recommend it for someone who would like to experience an overview of slightly "off the beaten path" ports in an easy, relaxed and all-inclusive manner at very good value.

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