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AmaViola Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Danube

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jenA4tx
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony

We chose this cruise to experience the European Christmas markets. I love the charm and magic of Christmas decorations and the stores and restaurant displays did not disappoint.

Pre-Cruise: We arrived in Prague for two days prior to embarkation to allow us to adjust to the time change/travel fatigue. We stayed at the same hotel as others doing the full three day pre-cruise Prague package. This was helpful for the bus ride to Nuremberg, the port of embarkation. Upon check-in at the hotel I was directed to the table where the cruise director, Kata, greeted us. We did our own thing in Prague and enjoyed our time there.

Shore Excursions: The scheduled excursions always include professional tour guides arranged by Amawaterways and all were all very knowledgeable. Each stateroom has two "receivers" for you to hear the tour guides speak on the tours. These receivers were of better quality than those I have used on other European tours.

Cabin Review

Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony

Cabin: Our cabin was in the BB category and adequate for two adults. The ship was not at capacity and they offered upgrades for available categories at a 50% savings upon embarkation. We did not upgrade, but I would upgrade to the next cabin level on future cruises to give us a little more room between the bed and the computer area.

Port Reviews

Nuremberg

We visited the Christmas market, did a bus tour of city sites and participated in a beer tasting excursion.

Regensburg

Our favorite city. Very quaint with beautiful architecture.

Passau

Very interesting city walking tour. Had time for shopping for gifts.

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