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APT's river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was excellent. There are interesting things to see every few minutes on both sides of the river all the way - and fabulous towns along the way and on the numerous side tours. The ship glides past fortresses, castles, quaint villages and point of interest (dozens of them) all the time. But APT's 'Voyage Through The Balkans' is, at best, about 10% as good - especially if you've already been to Budapest and Vienna, which is by far the best of it. There were no more than 5 interesting things to see from the ship in the 14 days - and most of the places we visited were drab and uninteresting - with only a few exceptions. The ship (including our cabin) was excellent - and the staff (and Tour Guides) were mostly very good. Unfortunately, we didn't make it more than two thirds of the way, so I can't comment on the places we never reached – Svishtov, Veliko Tarnovo, Rousse, Giurgu and Bucharest. Unfortunately, APT did not agree that we should be compensated. Regardless or their disappointing attitude to (hitherto) loyal clients, I would not recommend this APT cruise to anyone - unless they were keen students of the tragic events to shattered the former Yugoslavia. Give this one a miss.

Budapest to Bucharest - 'Nothing to see here'

AmaVenita (APT) Cruise Review by MarcInOz

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APT's river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was excellent. There are interesting things to see every few minutes on both sides of the river all the way - and fabulous towns along the way and on the numerous side tours. The ship glides past fortresses, castles, quaint villages and point of interest (dozens of them) all the time.

But APT's 'Voyage Through The Balkans' is, at best, about 10% as good - especially if you've already been to Budapest and Vienna, which is by far the best of it.

There were no more than 5 interesting things to see from the ship in the 14 days - and most of the places we visited were drab and uninteresting - with only a few exceptions.

The ship (including our cabin) was excellent - and the staff (and Tour Guides) were mostly very good.

Unfortunately, we didn't make it more than two thirds of the way, so I can't comment on the places we never reached – Svishtov, Veliko Tarnovo, Rousse, Giurgu and Bucharest.

Unfortunately, APT did not agree that we should be compensated.

Regardless or their disappointing attitude to (hitherto) loyal clients, I would not recommend this APT cruise to anyone - unless they were keen students of the tragic events to shattered the former Yugoslavia.

Give this one a miss.
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The cabin was excellent. We were fortunate with the weather so we made good use of the balcony. We particularly appreciated all the storage space so the cabin never seemed cluttered.