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My financial advisor told me I needed a vacation. How crazy is that? I have visited Europe numerous times and knew I wanted to go on a Christmas Markets river cruise. My travel agent found this one. This was my first experience with AmaWaterways, and it was outstanding. My cabin was lovely and quiet and was cleaned thoroughly and in a flash each morning while I was at breakfast. The food was delicious, fresh, healthy and plentiful. It was fun sharing each day's experiences over supper with new-found friends. I was traveling alone and got sick during the cruise. The crew went above and beyond to care for me. I requested custom meals to get my strength back. I thoroughly enjoyed my shore excursions and thought it was wonderful how Ama accommodated their guests' activity levels so that everyone could enjoy the excursions at their own pace. Knowledgeable guides. I had an absolute blast on the post-cruise extension. Really great hotels. The most helpful, patient, personable crew on earth...from the moment I walked on the ship. Ama, you blew everyone else out of the water. When it comes to travel, I have found my home. AmaWaterways, you can consider me a passenger for life. See you soon!

Best Vacation I've Been On in Years!

AmaSerena Cruise Review by ccoatts

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Outside stateroom with fixed window
My financial advisor told me I needed a vacation. How crazy is that? I have visited Europe numerous times and knew I wanted to go on a Christmas Markets river cruise. My travel agent found this one. This was my first experience with AmaWaterways, and it was outstanding. My cabin was lovely and quiet and was cleaned thoroughly and in a flash each morning while I was at breakfast. The food was delicious, fresh, healthy and plentiful. It was fun sharing each day's experiences over supper with new-found friends. I was traveling alone and got sick during the cruise. The crew went above and beyond to care for me. I requested custom meals to get my strength back. I thoroughly enjoyed my shore excursions and thought it was wonderful how Ama accommodated their guests' activity levels so that everyone could enjoy the excursions at their own pace. Knowledgeable guides. I had an absolute blast on the post-cruise extension. Really great hotels. The most helpful, patient, personable crew on earth...from the moment I walked on the ship. Ama, you blew everyone else out of the water. When it comes to travel, I have found my home. AmaWaterways, you can consider me a passenger for life. See you soon!
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Cabin Review

Outside stateroom with fixed window
Cabin E
I had a comfortable queen size bed. I had everything I needed. I thought it was really nice how Ama gave me the choice of either bedsheets/blanket or a comforter. Lovely and colorful bed linens. It was a really pretty room. I do not think this was a new ship, but everything was very clean. Plenty of room for me to wash my clothes in the bathroom sink and hang them up. Every night I was given a wrapped Christmas chocolate. One morning I found a really large chocolate outside my door. I loved the bathrobe. Each of us ladies was given a rose the first day onboard. The awesome young man who cleaned my room found a vase for it. He kept me well supplied with bottled water and toiletries, too. The room came with a mini fridge. Plenty of closet space. Umbrella provided. Two night stands. Wonderful bedside lighting. I can't remember where I stored my suitcase. Room was nice and dark at night.
Piano Deck Outside Cabins