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AmaWaterways
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49 AmaWaterways Cruise Reviews


surelyacollectible avatar

surelyacollectible

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nice, but not our style

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The travel agent selected this Rhine cruise on AMA Serena. It was expensive ($10,00) for our cabin, but it included 2-3 tours in each port, all the wine you could drink, and delightful staff. However, the meals ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kenny654

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Service was Lacking

This cruise was a classical-music themed charter, sailing from Amsterdam to Basel. Having sailed on a river cruise before with another company, I had a good idea of what to expect. The AmaSerena crew certainly ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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VetteCity

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

The Good and the Bad

We chose this cruise because our preferred cruise line, Windstar, doesn’t have river cruises. We also enjoy Tauck, but an AmEx agent convinced me AMA has the best river cruises. We are right now on the last two ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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travelfun001

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

7 nights Legendary Danube

This cruise carried on for a second week with approx. 25 guests staying on for the second week. The trip started in Nuremberg and ended in Budapest. We're not regular cruisers and joined friends for their 40th ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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AS3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not top rated

Suggested by travel agent. supposed to be top of the line experience, which it was not. Overpriced for what they provide. Highs: Service and staff. Salamance. Porto. Medium: Rooms were OK. They were small ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ksuevine

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Europe

Our trip on AmaStella’s 14 day River cruise of Europe was our first river cruise. We arrived early morning on day one and waited 45 minutes at the airport for our transfer to the ship. We were told that room ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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openmindtraveller

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not worth the expense

We went on the AmaDouro in June 2019 as part of a three week trip through Portugal. It is by far the most expensive cruise we have done....much more expensive per day than SilverSea or Seaborne. The Douro cruise was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sfsports

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great staff, OK ship, OK food

We went on a Backroads biking cruise, and for this purpose a river cruise was great. The AMAWaterways staff was wonderful - interesting, always willing to help, and just generally very competent. I can't say ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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brandshatch

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

BE AWARE THIS IS A DOURO AZUR CRUISE (ONLY ONE AMA MEMBER OF STAFF)

The previous review by Mr Polich in June, was exactly our experiance in July. The boat was our first disappointment, painted a depressing brown,(not the boat shown on Ama as the Amadouro) Being pnly four ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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John polich

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fabulous scenery, pleasant crew, clean new boat, but.........

We were looking for a five star experience on a River that had been recommended to us by fellow travelers on the Danube. The river scenery is indeed five stars. But the boat itself, while new, is not. Laminate ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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plr756

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but not exceptional !

We chose Amawaterways after reading some very positive critics about food and excursions on their ships. On Amaviola, food was fair but not exceptional compare to other cruise lines but "La table du chef", once ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Trekker954

16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Taste of Bordeaux

REVIEW:      I am back from my May 23rd, AmaDolce Taste of Bordeaux.    Lets just say I'm glad I sailed on AmaStella and AmaPrima previously.  If this was my first Ama sailing I would never have sailed her ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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caseymorgan

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Inaugural Cruise-- they tried to make it right

We arrived in Porto Friday April 5 after the pre-cruise package in Lisbon. Lisbon was fine, but Porto is truly an amazing place. Definitely worth a visit! The inaugural cruise on the AMA Douro was supposed to be ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Anon137 avatar

Anon137

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Logistics of your passengers: They matter, Ama...

We chose the Magical Christmas markets to see Vienna, Salzburg, and Nürnberg, to enjoy some Christkindlmarkts, and to acquaint ourselves with river cruising. Ama has work to do. The cruise administration as ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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VeronicaVickers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Patience, Courtesy & Sociability Needed!

If you like cocktail parties you will like a river cruise as there are endless opportunities to talk about yourself! Every meal starts with "Where are you from?" "Is this your first cruise?" followed quickly by ...
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Sail Date June 2018


CookGirl avatar

CookGirl

11 Reviews Written

79 Helpful Votes

Not really up to AMA's standards

I did the Rhine/Christmas markets cruise over Christmas 2017. This was my second AMA cruise and I was a bit disappointed. First, the staff was, for the most part, very good. It was clear they all had a touch of ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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woolford4021

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The good, the so so, the ok

Recommended by a travel agent....The good--the crew service was truly exceptional...Nikolai tremendous.....The staff were truly first class..... I can not praise them all enough. The bad...food--average at ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Rockinrandle

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Best ever

We were invited to a wine cruise by our wine club. We have been contemplating a river cruise for years. This cruise offered a three day end in Barcelona which is a destination we both were excited about. I t was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Corinthgirl

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Chose your river carefully

Our recent 7 day river cruise on the AMAdante included the Moselle, Rhine and the Mein rivers. When traveling on the Mein river the upper deck was closed for most of last 3 days of the cruise. It appeared to be ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Pat Tugwell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing end

This is the first time I had been on a cruise of any kind. The ship was clean and comfortable the cabin well appointed. I had an issue with the television but when reported this was sorted in no time.The food was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Primatewatcher

5 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Feel Misled and Disappointed

This was our third trip with AmaWaterways. The first two were very good experiences. This one was extremely disappointing. There were many issues. The most upsetting was the cruise manager. He was cranky, rude ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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eileen172228

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not what I was expecting

I chose this cruise line mostly because of the reviews I had read here and the cruise center I went to for information said they were excellent. The first step onto the ship I knew it wasn't for me. I didn't ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Oziwilma

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ordinary Luxury Cruise with an Exhausted Tour Director

Our Rivercruise started in Amasterdam on the 22nd of Dec 2016. We wanted to experience Christmas Markets in Europe without the hassle of packing and unpacking if we were flying or driving from one town to another.. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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DallasFrqntFlyer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Crew does a good job of minimizing ship deficiencies

Our second cruise on Ama Waterways. We were excited that we were sailing on a relatively new ship, as our last one, the AmaBella has been retired. I would liked to have given the cruise a "5" as most aspects of ...
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Sail Date December 2016


smith55 avatar

smith55

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A very difficult trip

First ever river cruise, so based on reviews we chose AMA. The ship was very nice and checkin was very easy. We were surprised at age of clientele quite geriatric, we are in mid 60's but quite active. The cruise had ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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