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AmaPrima Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 108

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

21 Night Grand Danube Cruise Eastbound (Prague To Istanbul)

Sail date: May 24, 2014

Ship: AmaPrima

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

The ship was new and modern.  The internet, while free, is often not working; same with the TV.  This was the biggest downfall.  The food was plentiful and excellent.  The wine and beer flowed freely at lunch and dinner, and champagne was self serve at breakfast.  (all included).  The cruise director was very helpful with planning independent touring, and the ship provided guided tours were all very good.  We never used the pool or sundeck due to inclement weather, however, they would have been used, if warmer and drier!  Rooms are not large, but we knew this when we booked.  We had enough space, although we are normally accustomed to junior suites on ships.  The bathroom was challenging.  The only electrical socket was inside the medicine cabinet, so to use it, you would not be able to simultaneously use the mirror....driving blindly.  I would liked to have had more light in the bathroom.  We used the laundry service which was very fast, efficient, and generally returned the same day.  The prices were much less than standard hotel pricing.  Most items were 1.2 Euros; higher if you requested ironing.  I also used the hair salon.  The stylist was very good on my challenging hair, and again, much less expensive than hotel pricing.  Since there is only one on board, she does tend to book up, so appointments made early on would be a good idea.  There is a small gym on board that was either empty or full all the time!  I would certainly consider using them again.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
See comment about local cultural entertainment.


3 out of 5
Local cultural entertainment, not oceanliner quality.

Children's Programs

This is not a cruise for children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone on board is wonderful, helpful and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great with the caveats mentioned in detail. AMA can certainly cure the problems.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Vilshofen, Germany

3 out of 5

Passau, Germany

3 out of 5

Linz, Austria

3 out of 5

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5
The ABBEY is a must see. Much greater than advertised.

Durnstein, Austria

3 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
We went to Schonbrun, and then stayed til closing to see more; easy cab back to ship. Then we returned to Vienna for 3 days after the cruise to see everything in the city.

Bratislava, Slovakia

1 out of 5
A waste. The 1 hour city tour is fine. We walked around more, but it was boring. Stay on the ship and take a nap.

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5

Mohacs (Pecs), Hungary Did not visit port

Not on our tour

Vukovar, Croatia Did not visit port

Not on our tour

Belgrade, Serbia Did not visit port

Not on our tour

Cruise The Iron Gates Did not visit port

Not on our tour

Vidin, Bulgaria Did not visit port

Not on our tour

Giurgiu (Bucharest), Romania Did not visit port

Not on our tour

Ruse (Russe, Rousse), Bulgaria Did not visit port

Not on our tour

End Of Vacation

5 out of 5
Stayed in Budapest 2 more days, then Vienna for 3 more, then Zurich for 3 and London for 1
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