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This was our third cruise with Ama. As always, service was outstanding, food was delicious, and the daily excursions were interesting and very informative. We visited several wineries and learned a lot about viticulture. AmaDolce is a lovely ship with room for 138 passengers. Ship is well appointed, very comfortable and impeccably clean. Staff extremely helpful. Ama has added a free drink happy hour which is much appreciated. They serve a light lunch in the lounge if one does not want to lunch in the formal dining room. There also is a light breakfast in the lounge for early risers. There also are mid afternoon refreshments for tea time. Ama offers bike excursions in addition to walking excursions. Bikes and helmets are provided. There also is a Gentle Walkers option for those who prefer less activity. Our cruise manager was Natalija, and she was fantastic. Our local guides were knowledgeable and personable. We also did both the pre and post cruise extensions, and are very happy we did so. We learned a lot about the Basque countryside and history. Evening entertainment was excellent, and ncluded Peter on the piano, as well as guest artists doing Motown, older rock and classical music on different nights. We also had an Illumination cruise in Bordeaux, which was beautiful. We happened on Ama five years ago, when a better known river cruise line was all booked for the time we wanted to cruise. A friend who is a travel agent suggested we might like Ama. We booked with Ama and absolutely loved our cruise. We've done 3 river cruises with Ama, and hope to do another in 2020.

Fabulous cruise through Bordeaux region

AmaDolce Cruise Review by Minnesota Jan

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony
This was our third cruise with Ama. As always, service was outstanding, food was delicious, and the daily excursions were interesting and very informative. We visited several wineries and learned a lot about viticulture. AmaDolce is a lovely ship with room for 138 passengers. Ship is well appointed, very comfortable and impeccably clean. Staff extremely helpful. Ama has added a free drink happy hour which is much appreciated. They serve a light lunch in the lounge if one does not want to lunch in the formal dining room. There also is a light breakfast in the lounge for early risers. There also are mid afternoon refreshments for tea time.

Ama offers bike excursions in addition to walking excursions. Bikes and helmets are provided. There also is a Gentle Walkers option for those who prefer less activity.

Our cruise manager was Natalija, and she was fantastic. Our local guides were knowledgeable and personable. We also did both the pre and post cruise extensions, and are very happy we did so.

We learned a lot about the Basque countryside and history.

Evening entertainment was excellent, and ncluded Peter on the piano, as well as guest artists doing Motown, older rock and classical music on different nights. We also had an Illumination cruise in Bordeaux, which was beautiful.

We happened on Ama five years ago, when a better known river cruise line was all booked for the time we wanted to cruise. A friend who is a travel agent suggested we might like Ama. We booked with Ama and absolutely loved our cruise. We've done 3 river cruises with Ama, and hope to do another in 2020.
AmaWaterways, Manager, Customer Engagement has responded
Dear Minnesota Jan, We want to thank you for your loyal support over the years and for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We will be sure to share your message with Natalija and the rest of the staff of the AmaDolce. It sounds like the illumination cruise in Bordeaux was a favorite of yours and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your land program in the Basque Region as well! We hope you'll continue to join us for more journeys in the future; we can't wait to welcome you back on board. From all of us at AmaWaterways.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Cabin Review

Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin A 220
This was the first time we had a stateroom with a French balcony. It was lovely. Free WiFi. Hair dryer and robes included for your convenience. Shower has a clothes line. Hygiene products are very nice quality.
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