AmaWaterways “Best River Cruise”

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#3
New York
7,789 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
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Email me: [email protected]
Blogs: Jazzbeaux Blogs

I am not an employee of Cruise Critic and I don't speak for Cruise Critic. All opinions are mine alone. Also, I'm only a Host on the various River forums -- everywhere else I'm "just plain Jazz."

Booked:
Crown Princess Classic Canada & New England 10-2017
Azamara Quest Costa Rica 1-2018
AMA Discover Africa 5-2018
Viking Sun British Isles Explorer 8-2018
Celebrity Edge Caribbean B2B 1-2019

Completed:
Norwegian Pride of America Hawaii 10-2016; Azamara Quest Norwegian Fjords 8-2016; Celebrity Constellation Greek Isles 5-2016; AmaDagio Provence 9-2015; Celebrity Xpedition Galapagos 5-2015; Celebrity Eclipse Southern Carib 3-2015; Fresco Tours A Kinder Camino walking tour 9-2014; Crystal Serenity Mediterranean 5-2014; Coral Princess Panama Canal 1-2014; AmaCello Rhine 8-2013; Coral Princess Alaska 6-2013; Ireland Fly-Drive 9-2012; Norwegian Dawn Caribbean 3-2013 / Celebrity Summit Caribbean 1-2012 / Oceania Insignia Mediterranean 5-2011 / Fair Dinkum (Erie Canal bareboat) 7-2003 / Costa Italia Caribbean 5-1974
#4
Wht Mts, NH - Gulf Coast, FL
2,706 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
AMA continues to be recognized in the travel industry.
http://www.amawaterways.com/why-amawaterways/awards

We are looking forward to our trip with them.
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Past Cruises:
Celebrity Reflection - Med & Greek Isles
Coral Princess - Partial Transit Panama Canal
Celebrity Silhouette - TA
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas - Arctic Circle
Disney Fantasy - Souhern Caribbean
AMAPrima - Danube, Prague to Budapest
Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas - Southern Carib.
Carnival Imagination - Western Carib.
Carnival Valor - Southern Carib.
Norwegian Sun - Baltics, Copenhagen, St Petersburg
Royal Caribbean Brilliance - Mediterranean, Spain Italy
Celebrity Infinity - Alaska
Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas, Western Carib.
Royal Caribbean Nordic Prince - Bermuda
#5
FL
14,264 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Well deserved.

We leave in 2 days for our second AMA cruise and are very excited to be on board their newest ship.
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143 cruises since 1964, 15 on the river.
Looking forward to:
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
MS Joy - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Crystal Esprit, February 2018

AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018
Scenic Eclipse, April, 2019


Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
#6
Raleigh NC
24,583 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Congrats to AMA!
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Kirk


Future Cruises
HAL Prinsendam 7-15-2017 - Four months on the Elegant Explorer
Hurtengruten Fram 12-15-2017 - Christmas and New Years with the penguins
Azamara Journey 3-7-2018 - An Azamara World Cruise
HAL Noordam 9-30-18 - Vancouver to Sydney
#7
Dorset, UK
218 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Well done Amawaterways
Boarding Amacello next week Thursday- cannot wait
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s.s. Britannia -Rhine River 1989:
Nile River 1994:
Arcadia -South America/Amazon - 01/2003
Discovery - Norway, Spitsbergen - 07/2003
Volga Waterways - 08/2004
Yangtze River - 2005
Avalon Poetry - Danube 07/2006
Artemis - India/Suez/back to UK - 01 /2007
Azamara Journey, Panama - Dec/Jan 08/09
Celebrity Eclipse 10-4-2010 Med, Adriatic
Lady Teal Hotel Barge- Leeds/Liverpool Canal May 2012
AmaCello November 2012 - Rhine/Moselle
AmaDagio November 2012 Rhone/Soane
Le Boreal May 2014 London.Kiel Canal, Copenhagen
Edward Elgar June/July 2015 River Severn, UK
Minerva July 2016 Highlands, Islands and Emerald Isle
#8
Laguna Beach, Calif.
623 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Hello All,
anyone on the Danube recently or now, please post if you had any concerns/problems or rerouting due to low water levels on the Danube?
We fly to Europe in 3 weeks and am hoping that the water levels are normal!
Thanks in advance for any information you might send my way!
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Happy Cruisin To All!

Cathy and Ron Koenig
Atime2travel



'04 Radiance of the Seas, Caribbean
'05 Serenade of The Sea, Hawaii
'06 Vision of The Seas, Mexican Rivera
'06 Millennium, Mediterrean Venice to Barcelona AWESOME CRUISE!!
'07 Monarch of the Seas, Baja Family Cruise with 14 people
'07 Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean
'08 Celebrity Millennium, Northbound to Alaska
'08 Viking River Cruise of Christmas Markets
'09 Carnival Dream Innaugural
'09 AMA River Cruise Prague to Budapest
'10 Carnival Splendor Mexico
'10 Celebrity Millennium Southbound Alaska
'11 Liberty of The Seas, Caribbean
'12 Celebrity Solstice, Mediterrean Barcelona RT
/12 AMA Christmas Markets River Cruise
'13 Viking Rhine River Cruise
'13 Yangtze River Cruise during 24 day China, Tibet, HongKong Tour
'14 Carnival Mexico Cruise
'14 Holland America ms Westerdam Alaska
'14 Pacific Princess, Tahiti and Marquesas
'16 Carnival Miracle, Mexican Riviera
'16 REGENTS SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER, GALLIC SPLENDOR
'16 AMA WATERWAYS, AMASTELLA, CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE DANUBE
#9
1,557 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
We returned last night from our River Cruise on the AMACello. It was a wonderful trip, food & service were excellent. Our CD, Nick, modified the shore excursions for the last two days after hearing that passengers were a bit tired of all the wine & cathedrals and wanted a little more shopping & free time in port. I was impressed by the quality of local tour guides AMA had contracted with. All were fluent in multiple languages and many had graduate degrees in art history or similar areas of study.

I've done many big ship cruises and am now considering making river cruising a twice a year plan.

Darcy
#10
Dorset, UK
218 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by WatchHill
We returned last night from our River Cruise on the AMACello. It was a wonderful trip, food & service were excellent. Our CD, Nick, modified the shore excursions for the last two days after hearing that passengers were a bit tired of all the wine & cathedrals and wanted a little more shopping & free time in port. I was impressed by the quality of local tour guides AMA had contracted with. All were fluent in multiple languages and many had graduate degrees in art history or similar areas of study.

I've done many big ship cruises and am now considering making river cruising a twice a year plan.

Darcy
Thanks for posting
Going on Amacello tomorrow - cannot wait
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s.s. Britannia -Rhine River 1989:
Nile River 1994:
Arcadia -South America/Amazon - 01/2003
Discovery - Norway, Spitsbergen - 07/2003
Volga Waterways - 08/2004
Yangtze River - 2005
Avalon Poetry - Danube 07/2006
Artemis - India/Suez/back to UK - 01 /2007
Azamara Journey, Panama - Dec/Jan 08/09
Celebrity Eclipse 10-4-2010 Med, Adriatic
Lady Teal Hotel Barge- Leeds/Liverpool Canal May 2012
AmaCello November 2012 - Rhine/Moselle
AmaDagio November 2012 Rhone/Soane
Le Boreal May 2014 London.Kiel Canal, Copenhagen
Edward Elgar June/July 2015 River Severn, UK
Minerva July 2016 Highlands, Islands and Emerald Isle