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AmaDolce Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 101

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Taste Of Bordeaux (Bordeaux Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 31, 2019

Ship: AmaDolce

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 315

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Ama Bordeaux cruise was ideal if you like wine and are interested in seeing the Bordeaux region. We did not do a wine themed/sponsored sailing and we were fine with that, as we wanted to drink the wine of the region. Others have mentioned, that this cruise does not do a lot of sailing, as the region is a smaller distance compared to other cruises. We were perfectly fine with this. We cannot say enough about the Ama team: Melissa our cruise manager, captain Tony, Rosaline our hotel manager, our bartender friends: Alex, Kameliya, and Paula (we love all of you), and everyone else doing amazing things: Chef Silviu, Maitre D Alex, Purser Deyan, Mihaela the 1st housekeeper and poor Erni our wellness host who probably didn't get as much business due to the rainy weather during our cruise. As typical with Ama there are several choices for port of call excursions and Ama does a great job helping you to fit in as much as possible. The Illuminations sail was also wonderful way to end the week. We really had so much fun. We added the post cruise in the Loire Valley and it was definitely worth it, as that is a beautiful region and we stayed in an amazing chateaux!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
We preferred the Ama musician; however, the entertainment during the wine festival was wonderful.

Children's Programs

thank god no kids were on the ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
This was our second Ama river cruise and the staff are over-the-top excellent in every way. Just really nice people doing lots of very special things and making you feel like family. We cruised at the beginning of the season and at the end of the season and both times the crew were equally wonderful. It really does make you want to cruise again with Ama.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It rained every day of our trip, and the ship always looked amazing. The floor was always dry and spotless. The crew seemed to really take pride in the ship's appearance.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For the room size, this cabin is well designed. I felt there was enough counter, drawer, and closet space for everything. I like that we had two chairs in the room and the shower was a good size despite being a different shape (maybe a little smaller) than our violin deck cabin on the AmaLea. I would definitely book this room (or this level room) again.

Ports of call

Bordeaux, France

5 out of 5

Cadillac (Sauternes), France

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Blaye, France

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Libourne, France

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Ama is so organized. We did not feel rushed, I loved all the double checks they did and the repeated times they told us what to expect. I also loved the fact that they still made us feel special even though we were leaving.
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