About us: I went on this cruise with my sister and mother. I am 52, sister is 56 my mother is 82 she is in good health for her age but, has back and knee pain at times. I give this information to help others that may have mobility issues. We have been on many ocean cruises and 2 river cruises both with Uniworld. This is our first time on an AmaWaterways cruise.
Embarkation: We arrived in Amsterdam without any issues. We purchased the transfer from AMA for the transportation to the ship it was $30US pp and we felt it was worth the cost. After exiting the arrival hall there was a gentleman waiting for us. He helped us with our bags waited while we used the restroom and escorted us to our van for the 25 min ride to the ship. We arrived at the ship at approx. 1pm. We ate buffet lunch. There was not a lot of selection as was the case throughout the cruise but the food was good.
Our Cabins: My sister and I were in room 226 on the Cello deck and my mom across the hall in room 227. The rooms are quite small especially it seems in our room where we had the beds separated into twins. But, even with 2 women in the room (yes we over packed) we had enough space for everything. Our room had the French balcony not the double balcony. We looked in the double balcony room and decided even though the room was a little bigger we felt for the price increase it was not worth the added space and the weather being cool we did not think we would use the balcony that much. Maybe in a warmer month it might be worth the added price. The bathroom is smaller than on any other ship I’ve been on (ocean or river) but the shower is larger and the shower head was great. You could use it as a regular shower head or a rain shower. I just wish you could use it both ways at the same time. We did not watch much TV but there seemed to be a lot of channels and we did not use the internet in our room so I can’t comment on that.