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AmaStella Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Christmas gift

AmaStella Cruise Review by merrychristmas2019

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony

We flew into Zurich, Switzerland for the first 2 nights on our own and had a driver transport us to Basel, Switzerland where the AmaStella was waiting.

We were told you could check in early and leave luggage but actually check wasn't until 3:00. We arrived at 1:00 and were greeted with by Jessie the Crew Manager and 2 guys taking our luggage and inviting us in.

They had a lite lunch ready for us to eat while our rooms were still getting ready.

We were on top level for rooms I believe the AB. We had a inside and outside balcony which made our room feel a lot bigger. The size was good and the bathroom was decent size for the room and everything was clean and spotless.

Our daily service by Melina was impeccable. She was super nice and we loved her!!!!

We loved the food and everyone was extremely nice at all times and willing to help if something was needed. The service in dining was always fantastic as well as all the food options. We especially loved Vlad who was our wine server every night and our bartender in the lounge after dinner. He always had a smile! In fact, everyone always had a smile!

The excursions were good, could not complain, except on last day in Amsterdam our guide was always trying to be funny and it came across very caddy. We didn't care for his style at all, would have done better walk around on our own and take pictures, which is all my daughter wanted to do anyway.

One night we had a trio of classical men and they were fantastic and another night Poppy field, a husband and wife combo singing the latest tunes and oldies to dance to,

We have never done a cruise of any kind and I was a little worried. But it was fantastic and the best vacation we have every done. We are from the states so we loved the history and sights on all the excursions. It made it more special by being Christmas on the Rhine, so everything was decorated, even on the boat. Which made it festive and fun.

I have to say the people on this boat really made this trip so good. Jessie was our crew manager and cannot say enough things about her. She was absolutely the best and felt like a family member when we had to leave her.

Hands down would do again and have already told every one we know to do this cruise!!!!

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Cabin Review

Stateroom with French balcony and outside balcony

Very clean and was spacious enough for us!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

didn't care guide, he was very caddy and rude jokes.

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