My husband and I have enjoyed numerous ocean cruises, but thought we would try a European river cruise for a change. Luckily, his vacation days line up for a magical "Christmas Market" cruise from Prague to Budapest on the AmaWaterways Amabella. We began our holiday with four nights in romantic Prague in the Czech Republic. We also took an excursion to the lovely Cesky Kromlov. The cruise included the bus to Nuremberg where we boarded the ship. There we joined several informative excursions of the historical city ending with the enchanting sights and smells of our 1st Christmas market. All of the additional ports were equally as magical, each with a unique Christmas Market experience. The tours and guides were interesting and informative, with an appropriate time allowed for “on your own” time. Tours were often divided into groups according to their walking ability, which was appreciated by all.
We stayed in a lovely, large stateroom with a French & outside balcony from which we enjoyed viewing the beautiful countryside and numerous locks and dams along the way.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner were always delicious. Often they offered fresh local options reflecting the countries we visited. Not to be missed is the Chef’s Table specialty restaurant.