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72 AmaWaterways AmaSonata Cruise Reviews


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sfsports

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great staff, OK ship, OK food

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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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camk

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent staff but a bit boring had we not done extra biking. Food bland.

We did a cruise that combined daily biking via the Backroads company and we all thought we would have been too inactive had we not included that activity. The fitness room was only able to allow 2 persons on a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Nachosdelux

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding Experience!

This was our first river cruise after 15+ ocean cruises, primarily on Celebrity, Seabourn, and Oceania. Overall a great cruise, so much in fact we are planning to do another river cruise on AMA next year. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pmatlock6

1 Review Written

Loved every minute of my Danube cruise

I can't say enough about our trip on AmaWaterways where else can you see 4 countries and lots of villages and cities in a week. Not sure where to start. My friend and traveled to Europe for the first time together. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pobrain

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise - with a few things I wished I'd known ahead

We took the AmaSonata Danube cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen over Easter 2019. We did not do the pre-cruise add on, but did arrive in Budapest a few days early, staying at the Hilton Budapest by the castle. This ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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JimStarley

1 Review Written

Great crew, superb food, great itinerary

This is a very comfortable and well appointed ship. The crew is friendly and accommodating. We especially enjoyed Alex in the restaurant. The tour director, Veronica, is superbly well organized, very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ValS

1 Review Written

This was a great cruise highlighting the Christmas Markets at various places alo

This ship line had received great reviews. The trip was absolutely wonderful. Everyone who takes these cruises knows about the low water problem with Europe's rivers. The Captain and the crew of our trip managed ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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edmark

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our First River Cruise

We chose this cruise based on the recommendation of our cruise agent and the itinerary (we really wanted to visit Prague). We have been on almost a dozen ocean cruises prior to this adventure. The ship was clean ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Kritrey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely fantastic!

This cruise was amazing! We chose a Danube cruise for the destinations. My husband is a musician and wanted to go to places where the famous composers actually wrote and performed the music so this itinerary was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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doones

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

We chose Ama Waterways for a number of reasons, one being a recommendation by cruisecritic, that if we were looking to be active on our cruise, this was the cruise line for us. And active we were - went on four bike ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Rbbb

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMA Danube

We have gone on 4 River Cruises in 4 years, first two on Viking and now AMA for two. The first three river cruises the Activity Directors were outstanding. They were Always visible, socializing with the passengers, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jkenjeri

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Phenomenal

This was our second Amawaterways cruise. The entire staff from reservation, crew, tour guides were amazing. We had first class treatment from start to finish. Professional, efficient and even some humor ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Sarah1957

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Value

This was my first cruise. I went upon the recommendation of a friend who did the same cruise last fall. Had I not heard that he had an exceptional experience, I might not have taken a chance with a river cruise. I'm ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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rosehenry

2 Reviews Written

European travel made easy

Embarkation and disembarkation was fast and easy with no waiting in line. We arrived early on a rainy day in Amsterdam and waited in the lounge where lunch was provided. The best ting about the Amawaterways cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mawilt

1 Review Written

First time river cruiser-I'll be back!

Ama Waterways was recommended by a co-worker who had recently traveled with the company for the Christmas Markets trip. I was looking for a small ship with an intimate cruising experience to travel with a lifelong ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Caseyp31

1 Review Written

Beautiful First Rhine River Cruise

Live in NY and went with my wife, mother-in-law for her 80th and her first cousin. Heard good things about AMA from a co-worker. We wanted a higher end experience but a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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fleetwoody

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First but definitely not last river cruise

Chose because this line had such good ratings and rankings. After one week on the Christmas market cruise we saw why. Completely blown away by every aspect of this ship and cruise. Everyone is so friendly and ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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jjmurph01

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Almost the Perfect River Cruise

We chose AMA Waterways based on reviews from friends and a travel advisor who indicated that it was a step up from competitors. We had a lovely trip and very much enjoyed the AMAWaterways experience (apart from ...
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Sail Date September 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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BagIsPacked

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enchanting Rhine Cruise

When we cruised the Danube on the AmaDolce it was one of the best trips we've ever taken. We knew we wanted to experience another river cruise and after much research we chose the Rhine. These two cruises are very ...
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Sail Date September 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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lynnrobbins

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Superb Vacation

This was our first river cruise and it was fantastic. The ship was clean and the amenities were wonderful. The staff were helpful and friendly. We are looking at doing this again with Ama for their cruise in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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travelgirl110

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Rhine on the Sonata

Our recent cruise on the Sonata was incredible from start to finish. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with a beautiful itinerary, then this is the cruise to take. If you go in expecting high energy like a ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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wws29

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beyond all Expectations

My husband and I cruised on AMA Waterways last November from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. This was our first river cruise and hopefully will not be our last. From embarkation to disembarkation, it was ...
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Sail Date November 2016


AmaSonata Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.7
Dining4.54.7
Entertainment3.54.2
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation2.54.3
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.5
Service5.04.9
Value For Money4.54.6
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