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22 AmaWaterways AmaVida Cruise Reviews

LSuzQ avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Flavors of Portugal/Spain Cruise with Extensions


My husband and I spent a couple of days in Lisbon a few years ago, and were eager to see more of the country. This was our third AMA Cruise, and it did not disappoint. We included the pre and post extensions in ...
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Sail Date September 2019

rosehenry avatar


2 Reviews Written

Booze cruise for seniors

Wonderful staff. Our cruise manager Luis was just the best. A warm, wonderful young man who worked very hard to take care of all of his guests. And we really enjoyed our tour guide Rivas. This was our 11th cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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Mike from California

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inexperienced Crew

We sailed with them in Africa and it was a great trip, so we booked this Lisbon to Madrid trip. AMA Waterways put on a new ship which sailed four days after we did. The BIG problem was that they took most of the ...
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Sail Date April 2019

ACNJ avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Must do!

I just returned from AmaWaterways “Enticing Douro” cruise with 3-nights in Lisbon pre-cruise (7-17 July 2018) I rarely write reviews on my cruse experiences, which have included numerous river and ocean ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Douro river cruise with AmaWaterways

This trip centered on a 7 day AmaWaterways Port Wine & Flamenco Douro River cruise from Vega Terron to Porto, Portugal on the AmaVida ship. When we first started to look at river cruising on the Douro, it ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Enticing Douro is Perfect aboard the AmaVida

We have wanted to visit Portugal's famous Douro for many years. We couldn't have chosen a better way to explore this gorgeous wine producing region than our wine river cruise aboard the AmaVida. This ship offers ...
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Sail Date August 2017

bobalink avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Port Wine & Flamenco Douro River - pre-extension Lisbon / post-extension Madrid

This was our 3rd river cruise with AmaWaterways (prior: Danube and Seine.) We have done a bit of traveling in Europe, a mix of ocean cruises, scheduled tours, and some “do it yourself” and driving. We’re an ...
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Sail Date July 2017

Maracaibo avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful voyage to the Douro River wine area!

We chose this wine river cruise as it worked with our dates for a wedding we were attending in Lisbon. We caught up with the pre-Douro River trip as they left Lisbon and took the train to Porto with them- using the ...
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Sail Date August 2017

xtalguy avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great trip, horrible ship

The hotels in Madrid and Lisbon were excellent, as were all the short trips and the Ama staff. HOWEVER, the experience on the ship was among the worst we have experienced in many years of travel. The air ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Douro River-Best Kept Secret of River Cruising

Our cruise on the AMAVIDA, was all that we had hoped for and more. Sometimes all your travel plans fall into line and with this 7 day river cruise on the Douro it happened. First of all, traveling in April on a ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Duoro River with Pre time in Lisbon and Post time in Madrid

We chose this cruise because of the location. We wanted to go to Portugal and we used AmaWaterways in the past. It was also a Wine Cruise. This was a wonderful cruise. The weather was superb and the excursions ...
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Sail Date April 2017

John056 avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Highs and Lows

This river cruise is different from most of the others in Europe in that it focuses on the Port wine trade and the vineyards that supply it. The cruise goes through locks at 5 hydroelectric dams completed only in ...
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Sail Date October 2016

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21 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

A Wine Cruise on the Douro

We had gone back and forth on this itinerary for years before finally deciding to try it and chose a wine theme cruise on AMA for our first trip to Portugal. We knew many of the differences going in: Smaller ship, ...
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Sail Date August 2016

Bluedevgb avatar


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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1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Our BEST River Cruise Yet!

We've done many river cruises and enjoyed them all. But this cruise on the Douro River between Spain and Portugal with AMA was by far the best! Having traveled on Viking and Uniworld before, we'd choose AMA ...
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Sail Date June 2016

PatSR avatar


4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly on the Douro

Beware the River Douro! Two issues on our cruise, which was our 4th AmaWaterways. Let me say that we like AMA. But---First, the river: flooded and we were stuck in one ghost town of a port for 3 nights, bussing ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

A lot of money for what you get

I just returned last night from the Douro River Cruise on AmaVida. And I have a lot to say! First, the area is beautiful. We went to dinners at local wineries and they were, for the most part wonderful. The tours ...
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Sail Date September 2014

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2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Unsure about a river cruise?

This was our first river cruise and we were a little apprehensive. Have been on 3 Cunard cruises (all great quality with perfect food and service but completely impersonal with sanitised land based tours). We were ...
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Sail Date July 2014

Liat avatar


22 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

A delightful experience

Ama Waterways AmaVida – Port Wine & Flamenco – July 5-18, 2014 The Cruise This would be our third riverboat cruise in Europe, contrasting with 31 ocean cruises. We had enjoyed the itinerary on the Elbe from ...
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Sail Date July 2014

travelonward avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent Value for Money

This week essentially started in Vega Terron, and ended in Porto. While I've river cruised with Viking a few times, this April 15, 2014 week was my first AMA trip. The captain, crew and cruise manager were tops in ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice scenery once we set sail.....no communication from AMA staff

We boarded the ship but did not sail til 36 hours passed...they told us that "authorities in Lisbon " would not let us go....meanwhile.....we were stuck in Porto....we where in the process of abandoning ship ...
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Sail Date March 2014

Blueberry1 avatar


3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes


We boarded the AmaVida in Vega de Terron, which isn't really a port, in Spain, across the river Douro from Portugal. It is really a drop off point for buses. We had started the day in Madrid, and arrived here, via ...
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Sail Date May 2013

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