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#21
Long Island, NY
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The illumination is definitely worth seeing. Take advantage!


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#22
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Joined Jul 2005
E316, Thank you for all your postings. The daily schedule seems both full and flexile. I am becoming excited for our sailing, but still have more than 3 months to wait.
I have a logistics question: you mentioned a shuttle from the Intercontinental Hotel. Is this an AMA shuttle and is it available to people who are staying at other hotels? If so, do you know if we can drop our luggage early in the day, do some sightseeing and then return for the shuttle? Do you know what time the shuttle leaves the hotel for the riverboat? We are hoping to maximize our time that day, and the hotel seems more convenient than taking a cab to the pier.
Please keep your reviews/photos coming - enjoying them.
Cheryl
#23
Chicago,il
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Joined Jul 2015
We did not stay at the Intercontinental but was going to the hotel just for the free shuttle. We were told that the hotel would not hold our luggage. Therefore when we got to the hotel we asked them to get us a taxi at our own expense to get to the pier. Once we boarded the boat they were happy to hold our luggage until our room was ready. While waiting some people did walk down to the Eiffel Tower or you could walk over to see the back of the Statue of Liberty.
Elyce


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#24
Chicago,il
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Joined Jul 2015
Tuesday
We have met a lot of nice people on board.
Crew has been great!
Elyce


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#25
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Originally posted by Got2Cruise
The illumination is definitely worth seeing. Take advantage!


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Good to know! Sounds very nice!
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#27
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I hope you have had a great trip. Thanks for the information about the shuttle as well as your lovely photos and the peak the dailies give into what we can expect onboard and in the various ports. I am surprised by all the opportunities for daily fitness activities on the boat itself, a nice way to balance vacation food indulgence. I am looking forward to hearing more about your experience and impressions when you get a chance to share them. Have safe and uneventful travels home.
#28
NY
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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by ConnMom
I hope you have had a great trip. Thanks for the information about the shuttle as well as your lovely photos and the peak the dailies give into what we can expect onboard and in the various ports. I am surprised by all the opportunities for daily fitness activities on the boat itself, a nice way to balance vacation food indulgence. I am looking forward to hearing more about your experience and impressions when you get a chance to share them. Have safe and uneventful travels home.
I saw on FB that the fitness activities just started on AmaLyra.
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#31
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That's why making sure the ship will be docked "in" Paris and not an hour away is a deal breaker. Special memories you'll always have
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#34
Chicago,il
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Joined Jul 2015



Wreath ceremony at American Cemetery
and Omaha Beach in Normandy.
Elyce


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#36
Westlake Village, Ca
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Joined Jan 2011
Hi
We are leaving on AMA Paris to Normandy on August 3rd. We are doing our pre stay at Relais St Germaine. We arrive July 30th. We have hired Paris By Michael for two walking tours before we board. We have booked the Westin Vendome for four days after. Looking forward to our third tour with AMA. We've done Danube and Vietnam / Cambodia.
#37
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Originally posted by bookjjworm
Hi
We are leaving on AMA Paris to Normandy on August 3rd. We are doing our pre stay at Relais St Germaine. We arrive July 30th. We have hired Paris By Michael for two walking tours before we board. We have booked the Westin Vendome for four days after. Looking forward to our third tour with AMA. We've done Danube and Vietnam / Cambodia.
Promise to leave the Lyra shipshape for you. Our trip ends 8-3-17 then on wards to Renaissance Vendome.
Have a great trip
Carole
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#38
Reston, Virginia USA
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Originally posted by bookjjworm
Hi
We are leaving on AMA Paris to Normandy on August 3rd. We are doing our pre stay at Relais St Germaine. We arrive July 30th. We have hired Paris By Michael for two walking tours before we board. We have booked the Westin Vendome for four days after. Looking forward to our third tour with AMA. We've done Danube and Vietnam / Cambodia.
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Bookjjworm,
What did you think of the Viet Nam/Cambodia cruise? This will be our 3rd Ama cruise (Paris to Normandy on Sept 7th) after Tulip Time and the Danube. We might book another on board and the Viet Nam one intrigues me.

Allyson
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#39
Westlake Village, Ca
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Allyson,
We loved our Vietnam/ Cambodia trip. It was warm in November , but no rain. All the tours were wonderful in both countries. The guides were excellent. Ha long Bay was beautiful with an overnight on a junk. Both Hanoi, Ho Chi Min and Siem Reap hotels were amazing. Sofitel. We arrived early and hired a guide for two days in Hanoi. In Saigon, we took a private motor bike food tour that was a highlight.
Truly the trip was amazing and AMA never disappoints.
#40
Chicago,il
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Joined Jul 2015
We did Paris and Normandy, June 15th on AMA.
On the day you go to Omaha Beach, you will be given a box lunch on bus. Eat it on the bus to save time.
Wreath ceremony at the cemetery was very nice.
If you are a Gentle Walker, AMA does do a nice job. At certain stops they provided us with taxis. In Rouen, we paid for our own taxi to meet up with the group at the Synagogue for the Jewish tour.
Elyce


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