AMA Waterways Tulip Time

AmaSonata Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

7 Night Tulip Time (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 25, 2015

Ship: AmaSonata

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

I've just returned from a trip on the AMA Sonata on the Tulip Time itinerary. The ship is beautiful and the service was impeccable. I love the intimate environment where you get to know the staff and talk with so many other guests onboard. Its very different from an ocean liner. I especially loved how port intensive it was and that you could walk off the ship and mix with the locals at a nearby pub or market. The history was so interesting and the walking tour and biking tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. You can't go wrong with booking this trip but I would recommend adequate health in walking a few miles at a time, even slow. I will be recommending this cruise to my friends and family!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I never ate so much in my life!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
got more activity being in port than on ship


3 out of 5
catered to an older crowd but great talent

Children's Programs

Did not apply

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I knew them all by name! And they knew me.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
public rooms as nice as any ocean liner, if not nicer

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
designed well for optimum space

Ship tip

For unpredictable weather conditions, I would bring a waterproof raincoat or poncho. Umbrellas were difficult in the wind and cumbersome to hold on tours

Ports of call


5 out of 5
cheese tasting, yummy!

Ghent (Brugge), Belgium

5 out of 5
What a beautiful city with charm

Willemstad, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Don't miss the bike tour

Keukenhof Gardens (From Amsterdam), Netherlands

5 out of 5
so many tulips!

Traveler Photos

Beautiful ship
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