Our first cruise of any kind could not have been a more enjoyable experience. Our river cruise set sail from Amsterdam and made stops in Hoorn, Middelburg, Ghent, Antwerp, and Rotterdam before returning to Amsterdam. The AmaSerena was beautiful, spotless, and comfortable. The crew was incredibly attentive ... always eager to help ... always with smiling eyes (masks were required in public places when not eating or drinking). The ship prepared three delicious meals a day and with a few exceptions (when we were on shore) we enjoyed every single one. The restaurant staff was excellent. They were always prepared, always anticipating our needs, and always exceeding our expectations. Special shout out to Razvan, who handled service at our table throughout the entire week. Another thank you to Balázs, our cruise director. The excursions were very enjoyable, well-timed, and always safe. We're already planning our next adventure with AmaWaterways. Our first experience with this company made us customers for life.