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AmaPrima Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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AMA gets an "A"

AmaPrima Cruise Review by Opinionator

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony

We had heard good things about AMA and had previously travelled with Viking, Avalon, and Amadeus. The ship was 4 years old and well maintained. The restaurant was on the lower deck as usual but I found the windows to be small and the view limited. The food? Very good on the whole with lots of choice with wine or beer included. The cruise director was young but very assured and had a good sense of humour and was clearly dedicated to providing everyone with a memorable cruise.

This cruise was for 15 days and covered three rivers; The Danube, Main, and Rhine. At the midway point one of the ship's propellers was damaged which caused vibration issues. To his credit, the captain immediately made this known to everyone and his plans to deal with it. A new propeller was to be fitted on the last day of the cruise just before we reached Amsterdam. This caused some disruption to the schedule. How was it handled? Everyone had to leave the ship early in the morning at a dry dock south of Amsterdam and board buses for the city. Time was at a premium so we cancelled our original excursion and went with a city bus and canal boat tour. Having been to Amsterdam several times this was not time well spent, however we were all treated to an outstanding lunch at a very old and famous restaurant D'Vijff Vlieghen...booked at short notice. The buses went back to the ship and then back to Amsterdam by nightfall. Bad luck with the propeller but they handled it well; however it made for a somewhat negative ending for our cruise.

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Cabin Review

Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony

Cabin was nicely appointed though smaller than other cabins we have seen in the past. Did not use the french balcony at all . The outside balcony was very small and it was used rarely. Suggestion: remove the outside balcony and make one big french balcony..you get a bigger room and a better balcony experience in one stroke. The housekeeping service was very good and our room was always immaculate. I also like the Apple TV in the room which could also function as a 27" computer with interent access.

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