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Passau to Europe - River Cruise First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Europe River
Passau

Traveler rating

Excellent

19

Very Good

3

Average

1

Poor

2

Cruise type

River Cruises

88

Romantic Cruises

82

Senior Cruises

62

Luxury Cruises

29

First-Time Cruisers

25

25 Passau to Europe - River Cruise First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


gosaka avatar

gosaka

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great First River Cruise; Pros and Cons

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We have never been on a cruise of any kind and chose AMA based on the recommendation of a friend/travel agent. We were looking for a ship with a small number of passengers and a solid reputation. AMA is apparently ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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bajasny

1 Review Written

Fantastic Trip!

Right from the moment it started, this cruise was first class all the way. The way the staff, beginning at the airport greeter, all the way through the cruise met and exceeded every expectation we could have had. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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bookjjworm

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise on the AMA Sonata

My husband and I, along with my brother in law and his wife, boarded the Sonata for a cruise to Budapest. We loved the entire adventure. The staff on the ship was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. The food ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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lindathibeault

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

This was my first river cruise. I had never been to Europe. I had to go by myself as my friends could not afford the cost. I felt I got my money's worth and more. From the minute we landed in Germany I had no ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Chicago Cruiser2

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers!

Although we have traveled to Europe several times, the Danube Waltz cruise on the Viking Legend was the most fun and relaxing trip we have taken recently. Our favorite stop was Salzburg, where coffee and a pastry ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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pnickel

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Refined Cruising

This was our first cruise, if I have to dress for dinner, I won't go. We went 3 days early to spend some time in Munich (was stationed in the area while in the army). Munich should be a pre-cruise choice. Took the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Vicki G

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An Unbelievable Adventure!

When my husband and I planned this trip, we decided to add on 4 days in Paris and 2 in Lyon, France. Our adventure started out pretty rocky; the CDG airport (which I suggest you avoid at all costs) was unfriendly, ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ourdream

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our "Blue" Danube Cruise

This was our first river cruise, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We started with a pre-cruise stay in Prague at the Hilton-Prague (beautiful hotel). Pre-booked two city tours (a walking/boat/dinner tour and a food ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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abmalec

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Had the best time!

This was our first river cruise and did not know what to expect, especially given the fact that I had never heard of Arosa cruises. However, the room (a suite) was bright, very clean, quiet, and spacious. The food ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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autumnjoy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise!

Enjoyed a lovely river cruise down the Danube recently. This was my first cruise of any sort. The rooms were amazing ( we, along with another couple, booked a category 3 room, #301 & #305.) These rooms were among ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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PaulG47

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A great way to visit the Danube.

This was my first river cruise, based on my wife's recommendation, she did the Moscow to St. Petersburg cruise last year with a friend. From the moment we boarded on the first day to reluctantly leaving on the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Maricopac

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So Disappointed!

Our 11 day Avalon cruise started with three days on land in Prague. Very nice accomodations, great city tour. We met on first night with cruise director, at that time concerned travellers questioned the river ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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reg.johnstone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Danube

We sailed on the Legend from Passau in July and found every aspect of our holiday excellent. The ship was one of the older ones in the fleet, but we found it well presented and it had all the facilities we ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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BarbEVJ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Birthday and Retirement Cruise

My friend choose the Danube Waltz cruise for her birthday/retirement. We both had wanted to try a Viking cruise but I would never have chosen this trip and am very happy she did. I learned a lot about these ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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edgtraveler

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Danube

The cruise was excellent. Comfortable room- that we weren't in very much. The food was good - I gained 5 pounds on the trip. My husband and I enjoyed all the excursions. We also stayed the two extra days in Budapest ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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suejensenart@gmail.com

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not the Romantic Cruise I'd Been Dreaming Of!

First of all, Avalon does a fabulous job of catering to everyone. I just had seen the ads and was mentally prepared to float down the Danube, gazing romantically at the beautiful scenery along the way. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Fredericka

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Cruise Lueftner only if you can see in the dark.

We booked the Amsterdam to Budapest 14 night Cruise departing 9 August 2015 on Amadeus Silver. On the way to the airport for an LA stopover of 2 nights we were advised that the first 5 days of the Cruise would be ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Glowworm70

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Last minute cruise change

As I was about to board the plane with my friend for Prague, I received an urgent call that our Central European Experience cruise was cancelled due to a cargo ship blocking the river. They didn't have an alternate ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Ronald05

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise

We won this cruise through the Daily Mail and not having been on a cruise before we did not know what to expect. Travelmarvel took care of everything including ensuring that my wife, who is disabled and walks ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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leonie dale

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enchanting Danube

To say an experience of a life time one I will never forget. The Enchanting Danube was an experience of a life time, from the ship itself it was beautifully decorated had everything we needed on board, we were ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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azpizzelle

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our First River Cruise and the Best Ever!

We started with our pre cruise in Prague for 3 nights. We booked our own flight and they were there to pick us up. We stayed at a beautiful hotel; The Art Deco Imperil which was lovely. We had a drink (included) ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Meandering

1 Review Written

Yin and Yang

Good and bad, mostly good. Good = a clean, quiet ship; every meal began on time; meal servers efficient, attentive -- ready with coffee refresher, ready with a second glass of wine or beer; meal portions sensible; ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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poohstix

1 Review Written

Fabulous holiday

This was our first cruise of any type. We arrived when dinner was well underway and we were not especially impressed by our reception - we were somewhat hassled to get into dinner (they knew we would be late ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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JB24

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfect Anniversary Danube Cruise with AmaWaterways

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with AmaWaterways' Romantic Danube cruise. This was our first cruise of any kind. Therefore, although we have nothing to compare it to, we can't imagine a river ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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tess216

1 Review Written

This is the way to see Europe!

I have never done a cruise before, ocean or otherwise, but my friend and I who are both in our 50s decided to do the Passau-Budapest Danube Waltz. The advertisements were compelling, but they don't do justice to the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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