This was our third cruise with Ama Waterways, and we have never been disappointed. We had never before done the pre-cruise portion, and I would say we will continue to book this add on feature in our future cruises. The hotel we stayed in during the Paris stay was very convenient and comfortable (a couple of blocks from the Arc de Triomphe), and the daily excursions were fun. Once we got on our ship, we were impressed with the measures in place to protect against COVID. Everything was immaculate. On this cruise, we were seated at the same table with the same guests for each meal. There was no buffet style at any of the meals anymore, and my understanding is that this is the way the meals will be conducted from here on in, all meals being served to you, which is fine by me as well. Our cruise manager, Nick, was excellent, as were all the other staff. There was a great selection when it came to the excursions. The full day trip to the landing beaches at Normandy was very moving (we did the Canadian/British tour). Honfleur and Rouen were also big hits for me, as was our visit to Monet's gardens and house in Giverny. April was a great time of year to be there from a floral point of view! The only thing that surprised me was that there was no stop to see the Bayeux tapestry on the way to the beaches. But overall, an excellent cruise, and we're looking forward to the next one!