We chose this cruise as friends wanted to visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest, as well as the Wachau Valley in Austria, and we had lived in the area, so felt comfortable traveling with them. The service onboard was superb, from the trip manager to the individuals waiting on us. Everything was organized, with multiple options daily for each type of group, be they active or unable to do physical activities. The night cruise in Budapest was a highlight. A few quibbles: this was a wine cruise with Dr. Frank from the New York Finger Lakes region. We are familiar with Dr. Frank's wines and were hoping to have more interaction with Fred Frank, who was on the cruise. We found him introverted and uninterested in interacting outside of his small circle. Also, the wines were mediocre for a 'wine' cruise, especially since we spent a few days in the Wachau Valley, which is home to outstanding white wines. Linz is a boring city. I realize it's the place that enables passengers to see either Cseky Krumlow or Salzburg, but any activity there is not worth the time. Perhaps they can redesign this piece. One day in Vienna and one in Budapest are too little. Both cities deserve more time at the expense of Linz, for example. Last, the optional concert in Vienna should have been at the Opera House or Symphony Hall. I realize this would have been much more expensive, but how often do passengers get the opportunity to see world class music? A tourist trap option was a disappointment.

Great Food, Service; Low Water past Vienna

AmaLea Cruise Review by barabti1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
We chose this cruise as friends wanted to visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest, as well as the Wachau Valley in Austria, and we had lived in the area, so felt comfortable traveling with them. The service onboard was superb, from the trip manager to the individuals waiting on us. Everything was organized, with multiple options daily for each type of group, be they active or unable to do physical activities. The night cruise in Budapest was a highlight.

A few quibbles: this was a wine cruise with Dr. Frank from the New York Finger Lakes region. We are familiar with Dr. Frank's wines and were hoping to have more interaction with Fred Frank, who was on the cruise. We found him introverted and uninterested in interacting outside of his small circle. Also, the wines were mediocre for a 'wine' cruise, especially since we spent a few days in the Wachau Valley, which is home to outstanding white wines. Linz is a boring city. I realize it's the place that enables passengers to see either Cseky Krumlow or Salzburg, but any activity there is not worth the time. Perhaps they can redesign this piece. One day in Vienna and one in Budapest are too little. Both cities deserve more time at the expense of Linz, for example. Last, the optional concert in Vienna should have been at the Opera House or Symphony Hall. I realize this would have been much more expensive, but how often do passengers get the opportunity to see world class music? A tourist trap option was a disappointment.
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Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
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On the small side, quite frankly, though enough for the two of us.
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