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AmaBella (APT) Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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AmaBella (APT) Cruise Review by marina5567

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2011
  • Destination: Europe River

Brand new ship, Amaverde, and it lived up the the descriptions put out by APT. First night tried to get a glass of red wine. Bar attendant could not find a cork screw. Fifteen minutes later when up to get my wine. Same bar attendant looked at me with a vacant stare wondering what I was talking about. Still no corkscrew. Bar menus on every table. Its a shame they did not have half of what was on them and some items, brandy for one, none at all.Some of the crew had a work ethic of doing everything as slow as possible or not at all. I think APT should review their training of crew as this ship had a few who needed more.Service at meals very slow as only four crew serving meals to 159 passengers. Long wait for meals at times. Food service area needs a redesign. People lined up at breakfast waiting to get eggs cooked by the chef blocked everyone else from trying to get other things from hot boxes or benches.Guides at all stops very good but felt rushed at times when we had free time. Had to get back to the ship. Meals were very good but would have liked more variety at lunch. For the money you pay to go on the Concerto class ships NO VALUE FOR MONEY. Go Aria class for better value and hopefully a better crew.Beautiful public lounge area but all windows covered by gauze curtains. When questioned personnel at reception did not have a clue that we would want to look outside to see the magnificent views as we sailed along the rivers. Every time we opened them they were closed the next day. Why curtains at all??

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Cabin Review

A lot of advertisement about double balcony suites by APT. Very nice but can only see one side of river. Much better off going up to the sun deck so you have 360 degree views. Not value for money in my eyes.

Room was very good. One big fault. The key board for the computer access is right under a cupboard. There is a sign on the corner of the cupboard saying something like 'Watch your head". Not good enough, I hit the corner at least three times. No permanent damage but it does hurt. Need something better than a sign.

Better of paying less for a French balcony, far better value for money.

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