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AmaDolce (APT) Review

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AmaDolce (APT)
-- / 5.0
3 reviews

Pros
An intimate ship that fosters a sense of community and camaraderie
Cons
No balconies, cabins are on the smallish size for a luxury-minded experience
Bottom Line
Service matters here and a superb crew makes the experience special

About

Passengers
148

Crew
41

Passenger to Crew
3.61:1

Launched
2009

Shore Excursions
0
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AmaDolce (APT) Overview

Built in 2009, AmaDolce is equipped for enjoying Europe's great waterways, with a lounge at the back for panoramic views of the sights along the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube rivers. Another great vantage point is the top deck, where passengers can relax in a hot tub, laze on a sun lounger or play a game on the giant chessboard.

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For Australians and New Zealanders, AmaDolce is operated by APT, which offers its Royal Collection itineraries, escorted by an APT tour/cruise director. Fares include shore excursions, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks (excluding premium brands), Wi-Fi, tipping and transfers.

Among the excursions are APT Signature Experiences, such as a private reception at Vienna's City Palace, and Freedom of Choice tours that passengers can select to suit their preferences for walking, sightseeing or cultural activities.

Passengers in higher suite categories also receive complimentary bottles of Champagne on arrival, room service dining and private butler service, which includes daily pressing of two items of clothing, shoe shining, tea and coffee service, excursion booking and more.

Australian-owned APT operates AmaDolce in partnership with Europe's AmaWaterways. Australians and New Zealanders can also book a Voyages itinerary, which is jointly run with AmaWaterways.

For more details about this ship, see the AmaWaterways AmaDolce page.


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AmaDolce (APT)
Ken Hollick
Sail Date: Aug 2017
Having been on and enjoyed the Budapest to Amsterdam cruise we were looking forward to the 15 day Bordeaux cruise and we were not disappointed when came to the standard of food and service on both AmaDolce... Read More
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Tiger16
Sail Date: May 2016
APT is an Australian company so by far the majority of people on this cruise were Australian.... Read More
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NBourke
Sail Date: Sep 2015
This was our third time on AMA and the best cruise we have had with them. The crew was friendly and attentive to our every need. The cabin was standard but adequate for our clothing and normal traveling... Read More

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