Nice, adult cruise

AmaSerena Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Christmas Markets On The Danube Eastbound (Nuremberg To Budapest)

Sail date: December 18, 2016

Ship: AmaSerena

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 112

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our first time on a river cruise.  Our two teenage daughters were not too interested in it, but my husband and I enjoyed the experience.  Most of the shore excursions were nice, and well planned.  I really loved not having to figure out every detail myself.  I also enjoyed being with the same groups of people, as they were a pleasant a cooperative bunch.  Meals were good, although I wish they would seat us, instead of finding our own seats.  It would be less awkward.  We loved the whisper headsets that we used on the excursions.  They work well, and you no longer feel like you have to stand inches away from the guide to hear them.  Also we loved the Illuminations Cruise in Budapest.  It was beautiful and fun!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

I don't think there was a childrens program. They just joined the rest of us. It is really an adult cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
everything we needed, and very clean!

Ship tip

Although we really enjoyed the cruise, it was drastically noisier then I expected at night. Going through all of those locks on the Danube was noisy. If you are a light sleeper, I would suggest a different cruise

Ports of call

Nuremberg, Germany

3 out of 5

Main/Danube Canal Transit

3 out of 5


2 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

2 out of 5
our guide here was disappointing. Could have pointed out more interesting things. I felt like we were mostly dropped off at the Christmas market which was a bit disappointing.

Passau, Germany

2 out of 5

Weissenkirchen, Austria

2 out of 5

Melk, Austria

2 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

3 out of 5

Budapest, Hungary

3 out of 5
Bundle up and go on deck for the illuminations Cruise. They bring you blankets and hot chocolate, and it is gorgeous!
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