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AmaVerde Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2 reviews
AmaVerde
TA AmaVerde (APT) Restaurant
TA AmaVerde (APT) Suite
TA AmaVerde (APT) Pool
Editor Rating
5.0
Excellent
Carolyn Spencer Brown
Cruise Critic Contributor

As of 2016, AmaVerde is exclusively chartered by AmaWaterways partner, APT.

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About

Passengers : 162
Crew : 49
Passenger to Crew : 3.31:1
Launched : 2011
Shore Excursions : 23

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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.

The majority of AmaVerde's staterooms (along with those found on AmaBella and near-sisters AmaCerto and AmaPrima) 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 AmaVerde 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 AmaVerde 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.

Fellow Passengers

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 AmaVerde 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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Where does AmaWaterways AmaVerde sail from?

AmaWaterways AmaVerde departs from Budapest

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How much does it cost to go on AmaWaterways AmaVerde?

Cruises on AmaWaterways AmaVerde start from $2,199 per person.
AmaWaterways AmaVerde Cruiser Reviews

Didn't Impress

One guest was actually transferred mid river to hospital so not a great impression.We got a 2 for one deal but had we paid full fare I honestly would have felt short-changed..... Read More
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journey boomer

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

A most enjoyable first river cruise

The sun deck was only occasionally used by small numbers of passengers due to the very variable weather we had, most passengers preferring to enjoy the scenery from the warmer lounge, because, at this time of year, even the dry, sunny days were quite cool especially when we were on the move.European weather is also notoriously unpredictable, and our dates this year brought us everything from bright, sunny but cool days, to more rainy and/or showery days than we wanted, and even sleety/snowy showers for one of our two days in Vienna.... Read More
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edinburgher

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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