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AmaVida Review

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24 reviews

Wonderful Flavors of Portugal/Spain Cruise with Extensions

Review for AmaVida to Europe
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LSuzQ
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom
Gloria Funicular, Lisbon
Jerónimos Monastery Cloister, Lisbon
Pena Palace, Si tra
Porto
Quinta de Aveleda
Quinta de Aveleda
Mateus Palace
Quinta Vineyard
AmaVida docked in Pinhao
Pinhao
Douro Vineyards
Douro Valley
Castelo Rodrigo
Castelo Rodrigo
Salamanca
Toledo

My husband and I spent a couple of days in Lisbon a few years ago, and were eager to see more of the country. This was our third AMA Cruise, and it did not disappoint. We included the pre and post extensions in Lisbon and Madrid.

Ship and Cabin

Due to the lock sizes on the Douro, the ship is smaller than those on the Rhine and Danube, carrying 96 passengers on this cruise—but all was scaled down appropriately, and we did not feel pinched in the public spaces. The cabin was efficient, the beds high enough to store away the large suitcases of chronic over-packers, the balcony small but enjoyable (Category B, Lisbon deck). We left a note for our cabin attendant asking for an extra layer of cushion on the bed, and it was taken care of by the time we returned from dinner. TIP: I had read on a previous review that even numbered cabins were less likely to dock right next to another ship, and we found that to be the case (happened in only one docking location). We booked this cruise along with friends we met in our first AMA Cruise, and enjoyed making more friends along the way. The sense of community on river cruises is a big plus for us.

Response from SocialMediaA, Coordinator, Social Media

Dear LSuzQ, On behalf of all of us at AmaWaterways, we sincerely thank you for kind words regarding your entire cruise experience. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your...

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B

Small but efficient. Met all of our needs. We’re fortunate that we faced away from adjacent ships in most ports.

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