Having cruised with APT in Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia we were thrilled to be able to cruise in Europe and in perhaps one of the best ships doing so. The AmaVerde was a fantastic experience from the moment we boarded up to the disembarkation. The crew and staff were as professional as they were friendly. There was not one crew member who did not try their best and nothing was too much to request. It was fantastic service on a beautiful ship. Everything went to plan and any changes made for weather etc. were seamless and handled very well. Everyone of the crew went out of their way to make you feel welcome, special and relaxed.
The food in all areas was fabulous. Every meal was a banquet, beautifully presented and served. The Chefs Table dinners are a must and we enjoyed two wonderful five course meals with matched wines with our new friends. Day or night, there was always something good to snack on too!
The schedule of the cruise is just right, not too busy with time to relax and simply do your own thing. The shore trips were generally great with not too much walking but always well conducted and the shore briefs were very useful to decide or prepare. And the scenery, wow!
What a fantastic cabin! One of four Owners' Suites that come with all the trimmings. Yep, it costs more, but for what you get, the space, the most amazing and responsive butler servce, deep bath etc, it's worth it. We had a number of new friends who when they say the suite, simply wished they had booked one! If you can pay the extra, this is the way to cruise Europe.