Excellent cruise but if it's a scenic cruise your looking for this is not the one.

AmaDagio Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 101

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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AmaDagio

13 Night Provence & Spain Southbound (Paris To Barcelona)

Sail date: April 13, 2015

Ship: AmaDagio

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 208

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

We took a 13 day package that included 3 days in Paris, 7 days cruising on the Amadagio and three days in Barcelona. Paris is Paris and there's a lot to see and visit and you'll never see it all but Barcelona was fantastic and enjoyable. A lot of history in these two major cities, let alone the stops on the way to Barcelona.

Ship, crew personnel, attention to detail was top notch. Food was great but not excellent. Meals included different wines every evening and made this part of the dining experience very good. Attention at the Chef's Table Restaurant is something to look forward to - don't miss out. Excursions every day with sometimes 2 or 3 to choose from and at no additional cost.

My negatives, If your looking for a scenic cruise to enjoy while cruising down the river and looking out via your French Balcony - this isn't the cruise for that. The scenery was barely there or not that great. After a while looking at vineyards and open grounds isn't something I will look forward to in the future.

Overall the cruise was good and I would do it again with Ama Waterways but a totally different cruise experience (most likely down the Danube or Rhine or maybe Amsterdam).

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was very good accompanied with wine every evening but not excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Plenty to do at all of the stops and there's only so much you can do on the ship itself

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Not great but acceptable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great friendly and out going staff

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It is one of thier older ships but the crew's attntion to detail makes it worthwhile

Ship tip

Captain and Assistant Captain (husband and wife team) very personable. Enough can't be said about the cruise director, Peter. He earns his dollars and is very attentive to details for each of the couples. With only a max of 150 passengers on board it's very easy to make friends and feel wanted.

Ports of call

Train Transfer Paris To Lyon

3 out of 5
Confortable and fast.

Lyon, France

3 out of 5

Belleville, Rhone, France

3 out of 5

Vienne, France

3 out of 5

Tournon, France

3 out of 5

Viviers, France

3 out of 5

Avignon, France

3 out of 5

Arles, France

3 out of 5

End Of Vacation

3 out of 5
Bus ride to Barcelona was long but moved along swiftly.
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