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AmaWaterways
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15 AmaWaterways Cruise Reviews


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RCLCMJCJ

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Marketing material vs. reality

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Though I have traveled all over the world with friends and family, this was my first river boat cruise. Before you decide to go on an Amawaterways river cruise, I think you should close the glossy brochure and read ...
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Sail Date September 2019


dmrice avatar

dmrice

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Staff did a terrible job with itinerary substitutions due to low water and more.

After 5 spectacular river cruises with a rival company I took a chance on AMA based on their superior reviews, big mistake. The water level was too low to do our original itinerary (not AMA's fault) but the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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lmstewart

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Caveat Emptor - Low River Levels. Only two days of river cruising out of seven.

We had previously taken an AMA river cruise on the Rhine from Switzerland to Amsterdam and found it wonderful, so decided to take another the Danube. We were actually on the same ship, AMACerto which is very nice. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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castleranger

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lost its pizzaz.....

My 6th cruise with AmaWaterways. My previous cruises on other ships in their fleet were spectacular. I either had French or walkout balconies. There were many times I would sit out and watch the world go by while ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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committedcruiser

18 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise; great post cruise

i called ama 3x to book a back to back cruise w/ Normandy and Bordeau. at no time was i told this was a wine themed cruise nor that it was also a cooking cruise. Joann who has a show on PBS invited 40 0f her ...
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Sail Date August 2018


BloodDoc avatar

BloodDoc

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

River Cruise companies have excellent marketing departments.

Overall, the cruise was a big disappointment. 1st river cruise after more than 20 ocean cruises. New boat, but of course very small. Upgraded rooms (double balcony, full size shower) only about 200 square feet. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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iainrm

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise virgins, the first and last.

It was on a river , my wife has a motion sickness problem. The itinerary looked interesting. My wife uses an electric trike to travel any distance but it is not needed on board. The excursions all had a gentle ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Donmarti

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

First and Last time on Ama Waterways

I would like to start off with I don't really write reviews, just don't have the time and think alot of the "stellar" reviews are fake. But with my experience on this cruise I thought that it would be helpful to ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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louv2000

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Just a little about myself and the group we travelled with: my husband and I are in our 50's and have been cruising with Disney and Royal Caribbean fairly regularly since 2003. We're Diamond level with RCCL. Our ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Bluedevgb

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Up to AMA Standards

We had previously taken AMA's 14-day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam and had a wonderful time. Great food, brand new boat, service friendly and efficient. Then we took the Duoro cruise. Whole different deal. ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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whoodoggy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A HORRIBLE Cruise Decision

This was our 10th cruise, first on Amawaterways and last river cruise for sure. We boarded the bus from Siem Reap to the ship on a 7 hour bus ride. We made 2 stops along the way for restroom breaks and to stretch ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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williamE418600

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not worth $500 per day per person.

Crew was good. Food on board average. Spent way too much time on buses. Extension not at all worth it. Hotels average. Food below average. One of the hotels was so bad you were reluctant to take your socks off at ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Travelin Moma

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

How disappointing

We are very well traveled, and know what to expect from a travel experience. Ama waterways did not fulfill our expectations at all. Our trip was Prague to Budapest on the not so blue Danube .Our stay at the ...
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Sail Date May 2014


Proud American avatar

Proud American

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not for the active

We chose this cruise to determine if a river cruise was a good fit for us. We have decided that for the money our bet is with the ocean cruises. If you are the type that can sit and enjoy a piano player or read. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Jberglund2 avatar

Jberglund2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Missing Christmas Markets

10 passengers in our family chose this cruise for the Christmas Markets. We departed from Amsterdam on the 22nd of December for Basil. We noted a small notation on the website that many markets closed on the 22nd ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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