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AmaCello Review

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Review for AmaCello to Europe River
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Stateroom with French Balcony
Dragan Rejlic the Cruise Director
Twin Beds
Hot tub instead of a pool

Background information: I picked this cruise because I wanted to revisit the places I had been on a trip I made in 1964, and I took my 18 year old granddaughter with me because she wanted to see France and practice her French. She had been on 2 cruises prior to this and I had been on 30 cruises. One of my prior cruises was on AmaViola which was a newer AmaWaterways ship with a pool. The AmaCello was an older ship. I use a mobility scooter because I cannot walk very far, and although the crew on the ships are most helpful, it is sometimes difficult to get on and off the ships with a scooter.

The actual cruise on AmaCello went from Lyon to Arles, with two days in Paris at the start and an option of two days in Barcelona at the end. I decided to arrive in Paris four days before the tour.

We flew in to Charles de Gaulle airport - arriving on 20 June, and our travel agent arranged for us to be picked up and taken to the hotel.

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Cabin Review

Stateroom with French Balcony

Cabin A

Our cabin is very nice - a little smaller than the one we had on AmaViola as the AmaCello is an older ship.. Having the beds as twin beds makes one of them be up against the wall of the bathroom. Both beds have a small night table with a lamp, a bottle of complimentary water, and a clock on top, and a drawer and a shelf underneath. There is a comfortable chair, a nice picture on the wall and a bureau with three drawers which also has the TV and the keyboard for the complimentary internet. This would also be where you could look at the bow camera. Unfortunately this camera stopped working and this was a major disappointment for me.

There were three doors to the closet and one of them has shelves. There are plenty of hangers. Because it is so hot, we keep the curtains drawn. We have a double window with sliding doors - they told us the A/C would shut off if we opened the window so we didn't do that often.

The bathroom has a mirror on the door and there is a mirror on the wall over the sink with a cabinet behind it and there is a cabinet below the sink too. They brought me a shower chair and they took out the desk chair away. Without the desk chair there, I can come in and make a 3 point turn where the chair was, and then the scooter is next to the desk to be charged, and is facing out for me to leave.

Port Reviews


We had the Steam Train ride up the gorge and back, an it was very scenic an pleasant. We went to the little museum and gift shop after the ride


My granddaughter did the Pont du Gard (the Roman aqueduct) tour which she enjoyed and then she did Grignan and the truffle farm visit - she even got to see the dog find a truffle. She enjoyed both of them


We went on the Camargue and Aigues-Mortes tour and this was a disappointment. For some reason I thought we would see some of the Camargue horses, and we did, but just through the bus window. We did see lots of sunflowers and the bus stopped so we could get out and take photos. Then my granddaughter went on the Van Gogh walking tour. She felt that she knew more about it than the guide. Also it was very hot.

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