First river cruise - won't be the last!!

AmaDante Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

7 Night Europes Rivers & Castles (Nuremberg To Luxembourg)

Sail date: May 02, 2019

Ship: AmaDante

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

First time river cruising, many many ocean cruises so was anxious to see how they compared. Very different experience but we will definitely river cruise again - and also do more ocean cruises! The staff were wonderful. The cabin was small but sufficient for our needs. The food was excellent. One thing I missed was finding a quiet spot to go to - with only one lounge on the AMADante there was no place to go except your room or the lounge. It was nice to have the excursions included. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I liked going to locations that only a river cruise could get to. The small German villages we saw were delightful. All in all it was a good trip. The weather was miserable - but we made the best of it. We may have to do the Rhine River Gorge again in hopes of seeing it with blue skies and not cold, gray ones! We had unseasonably cold and rainy weather - no one expects snow flurries in May!!


5 out of 5
Super easy, went straight to our cabin. We did pre-cruise tour in Prague and were taken from our Prague hotel to Nuremberg.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent and plentiful. Staff was delightful. Make sure you eat at the Chef's Table one night.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There was a fitness center - got enough exercise walking on the tours!!


4 out of 5
The acts they brought on board were entertaining. If you are used to large cruise ships it will seem low key. Limited space on the river boats but they used it well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff from room steward to dining to captain were all very friendly and personable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Ship is small but had ample storage in our cabin. Don't expect to find quiet spots - there is one lounge and bar area. Dining at the Chef's Table was a wonderful experience - don't miss it.

Ports of call

Nuremberg, Germany

5 out of 5
City tour was great.

Bamberg, Germany

5 out of 5
Try the Smoked Beer - definitely an acquired taste!

Kitzingen, Germany

4 out of 5
We were bussed to Volkach

Wurzburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Wertheim, Germany

5 out of 5

Mainz (Heidelberg), Germany

5 out of 5
Loved the Chagall windows!

Rudesheim, Germany

5 out of 5
Fun stop! Make sure you try the Rudesheim coffee.....

Koblenz, Germany Did not visit port

problem with the locks

Cochem, Germany

5 out of 5

Zell, Germany Did not visit port

Problem with the locks

Trier, Germany

5 out of 5
Don't miss this - the history is amazing

Remich, Luxembourg

5 out of 5
The cemetery and memorial are a not to miss - very moving & emotional to be there


5 out of 5
Super easy, we did an add-on to Paris for three days and it was a seamless transition.
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