AmaSiena Review

Wonderful cruise to the Christmas Markets

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encorecorgis
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021

My sister and I wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday on a river cruise. We started planning right after COVID broke out, figuring that planning 18 months out would not be a problem. Little did anyone know that COVID would still be an ongoing issue. After pondering cancelling our trip, we are THRILLED we did not! Ama Waterways, the crew (specifically Cruise Manager- Betti Keese, and the Ama Sienna ship did not disappoint. The itinerary ended up being flexible, but we had Christmas markets to our hearts content. The local guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The ship itself was amazing and we found time to sit on our balcony what simply watch the countryside, as we moved down the river. The crew was attentive to all of our needs. A surprise visit from Santa, complete with gifts for all the passengers was a nice bonus. We had Ama coordinate our airlines and transfer, which I would highly recommend. One our flight out, they even have a representative at the airport, who personally walks you to check in for your particular airline. We will certainly plan more trips with Ama Waterways.

Cabin Review

We upgraded our cabin when we arrived to add a little extra space. The beds were very comfortable, and the outdoor balcony was great. There is plenty of closet space and the bathroom had plenty of space.

Port Reviews

Basel

This is where we embarked on our journey. We enjoyed the Christmas markets as well as a very interesting walking tour.

Cologne

LOVED this port! The Christmas markets were amazing. The cathedral was beautiful, and we took time to walk down to the Chocolate Musuem. So glad we had a full day to explore this amazing city.

Strasbourg

A little lower score, just because we stopped here on a Saturday and the amount of people there was overwhelming. The Christmas markets were huge,but packed and it made it hard to get to the booths. Wish we had been there on a weekday.

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