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AmaCerto Review

5.0 / 5.0
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5.0
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Carolyn Spencer Brown
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AmaWaterways has carved out a niche for itself in the river cruise arena with its emphasis on wine and food amid comfortably stylish surrounds. AmaCerto, along with sister ship AmaPrima, are among the newer models in the fleet to carry on that tradition.

The majority of AmaCerto's staterooms (along with those found on AmaPrima and near-sisters AmaBella and AmaVerde) feature double-balcony configurations. One side is a French verandah, with floor-to-ceiling doors that open wide, and the other is an actual balcony, with comfortable chairs. Notable, too: These spacious staterooms aren't limited to a lucky few. On the top two cabin decks, they're plentiful.

Other delightful features on AmaCerto make it such a welcoming ship. On the sun deck, a splash pool (with swim-up bar) and deep, comfy wicker-like sofas are popular gathering spots. The small gym is well stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, and the sprawling lounge features a library nook with a faux fireplace.

It's important to note, though, that the ship's gorgeous decor and creature comforts are a backdrop to the experience you'll have on land. AmaWaterways features a nice range of possibilities in each port (most of which come in the complimentary category) that target a variety of travel styles. Highlights include standard tours; themed experiences geared toward interests in areas like art, food and wine; and recreationally oriented expeditions on bicycles. (Two dozen of them are stored onboard, and they're free for passengers to use in port.)

AmaWaterways offers terrific value-for-money extras on its cruises; these include free and unlimited Wi-Fi (with an unusually fast connection for a cruise ship) and complimentary beer, wine and soda at lunch and dinner.

Rounding out a superb cruise experience, the crew on AmaCerto are outstanding. Warm, efficient and personable, the tone was set for us on the first night onboard, when a couple, having traveled all day, arrived well after mealtime. They plaintively asked the bartender if there were snacks available. Instead, she went down to the kitchen and assembled them a full meal.

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About

Passengers : 164
Crew : 49
Passenger to Crew : 3.35:1
Launched : 2012
Shore Excursions : 110

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AmaWaterways generally appeals to well-traveled, 50-plus passengers with a strong interest in culinary arts and active exploration. Geographically, passengers are strongly drawn from North America, but the cruise line attracts a solid representation from the U.K. and Australia, where its partner, APT Touring, also markets the line.

AmaWaterways AmaCerto Dress Code

Day and night, the prevailing dress code is country club casual, except for the once-a-cruise Captain's Dinner, when male passengers don jackets and ties and women wear cocktail garb.

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AmaWaterways AmaCerto Cruiser Reviews

Danube delights

Meals were accompanied by wines of a reasonably good standard, but none of the champagne we’d anticipated.We realised that this is not really a good time to be travelling, but it was an excellent experience, river cruising in beautiful areas.Read More
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Spysmum

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Thank you Ama Waterways

My husband and I had talked about a European river cruise for years, and we finally did it!The crew of the Ama Certo are awesome, particularly Marius, Diana, and cruise manager Wei Ler Gan!Read More
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bburger62

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

39th Wedding Anniversary trip on the Danube

The embarkation to the AmaCerto was smooth, we were welcomed aboard by the tour manager Camille, reception had everything organized well our cabin was ready, luggage in room and times for some importantRead More
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Halifax Traveler

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Absolutely pampered

The AMAcerto ship cabins are immaculate. Breakfast and lunch buffet choices are plentiful and fresh daily. Dinner entrees are artfully presented when you order from the menu.Read More
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Age 70s

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