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AmaWaterways First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

AmaWaterways
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

4

Cruise type

Romantic Cruises

117

River Cruises

115

Senior Cruises

69

Group and Theme Cruises

65

First-Time Cruisers

22

22 AmaWaterways First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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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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deircook

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Magical Christmas Market Cruise

This was our first cruise of any kind and what an amazing introduction to the cruise world AMAwaterways provided us. We planned this trip somewhat last minute as a "girls" Christmas shopping cruise with Mom, 3 ...
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Sail Date December 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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darlar

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Most Amazing Trip

My husband and I were a little apprehensive to book any cruise, as my husband gets a little green with the rocking of a boat. There was no rocking whatsoever and we spent some of our time on the top deck enjoying ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sanantoniogirl58

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So good we have scheduled our next one

This was our first river cruise - the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel. We spent 4 days in Amsterdam and I definitely recommend a few days before embarkation. Jet lag is tricky and we pay so much for the cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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jwurtman

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Culture, beauty and comfort

The trip down the Rhine River with stops at 2000 year old German cities along the way and too many castles to count was stimulating and beautiful. The ship was new, extremely comfortable, food healthy and light ( ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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sabbam

1 Review Written

A Good First Time Cruise

This was our very first river cruise and we chose AMAwaterways based upon reviews and sailing dates and embarkation point. Aside from the weather - clouds or showers the entire trip - the cruise met our ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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vvnh16a

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rivers and Castles -- Great first time experience river cruising Paris to Prague

Just back from an AMA Waterways river cruise from Paris to Prague. In summary, it was a great cruise and AMA certainly took care of its passengers. The cruise itself is seven nights from Luxembourg to Nuremburg and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Barceparis

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The Best

We chose AMA for our cruise on the Mekong Delta (Siem Reap to Saigon) because they offered the most interesting itinerary. And, I must say we were not disappointed! We also took the land portion--2 days in ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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pjbouffard

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Everything We Hoped For

We chose Ama Waterways for our 25th Anniversary cruise and we were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped onto the pier in Amsterdam until we said goodbye in Basel, everything was done for our comfort and ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Diane G.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Danube Cruise

My husband and I took this cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. It was our first river cruise and we really enjoyed it! The service was great throughout the boat, the staff was friendly and very interested in your ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Sajacruiser15

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best time ever

Took the AmaSerena on its second sailing after its maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel. Took the optional pre sailing part of cruise and spent 2 days in Zurich and 2 days in Lucerne. Very helpful to get to ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jess hefford

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Enchanting Rhine on the Ama Sonata commencing 13/5/15

My husband and I were somewhat apprehensive of a river cruise with a view to the confinement onboard a small ship and my first thoughts were "what are we going to do whilst sailing - will it be boring. However we ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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gilles59

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our First River Cruise in Europe

Sailing on the new ship AmaSerena was a delight. *Activities are well planned and various for all choices, also optional tours were available. *Service was excellent, Christian's team was always ready to ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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bruceu

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Christmas Market Cruise

This was our first river cruise, but it seems to us that it would be hard to top. The staff was outstanding, the food and wine excellent, the ship's facilities were everything we expected. Our cruise manager, Kata, ...
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Sail Date December 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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Tarokkos

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Europe, AMASONATA

We disembarked one week ago at Budapest from MS AMASONATA finishing the River Cruise "Magnificent Europe" First of all, we had to recognize, it is a curiosity, that a married hungarian couple over 65 just fly to ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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walkingguide

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AmaDolce Europe's Rivers & Castles

This was our first river cruise, and my first cruise. The pre-cruise information packet and the information provided by the travel agent AmaWaterways referred us to was excellent. We had some specific concerns and ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Tucson Traveler

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worth the Cost

I just returned from sailing on the Amalyra, Europe's Rivers and Castle Tour (Paris to Prague, 6-25-13) with my sister and mother. Easiest way to describe the journey - a fabulous experience - a five-star hotel set ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Aussie Teen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic First Time Cruise

We boarded the Amacello in Amsterdam for the first leg of our APT cruise to Monte Carlo. The cruise was everything we had hoped for and more. Right from the start , Kate our fantastic tour director set the tone for ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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willden

19 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise - great experience on the not so blue Dan

Our first river cruise on the delightful AmaWaterways "AmaCerto" from Budapest to Vilshofen on the Danube river was a wonderful, memorable experience. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the cruise and the ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Moandjc

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Rhine River from Switzerland to Amsterdam via Amacello

Our initial river cruise and what a delight. The ship is relatively new and quite stylish. The beds were nice and firm, luxurious linens and delightful cabin staff. We loved having our room at the end of the hall ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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