What was your favorite excursion and why?
On ocean cruises, you’re required to return to the ship much earlier because the ports are farther apart. So, when we could get off the ship in the evening for an included Special Interest Tour in Rüdesheim, Germany to taste the town’s famous Rüdesheimer coffee, we jumped at the chance to experience a port at night. I liked the atmosphere of the coffee shop, being able to taste the coffee in the place it originated and seeing how they prepared it. In all my travels, that was definitely not something I had seen before.
Speaking of tasting…how was the food on board AmaSerena?
With AmaWaterways, the quality of our included meals exceeded those that you have to pay for on ocean cruises. Every dish was delicious and I liked how they used local farms to source fresh, seasonal ingredients.
What did you think about the AmaSerena crew?
They all went above and beyond. They worked so hard to make sure we were happy that we wondered if they ever slept. On top of it all, they were always there to make sure we were sanitizing our hands too. They were incredible.
How did your river cruise differ from your previous cruises on the ocean?
As an introvert, I didn’t know how it would feel being in such an intimate setting. But I loved it! It was so easy to get to the ship from the airport where we met our AmaWaterways representative. There were a lot of included excursion choices, but I didn’t feel overwhelmed, and I enjoyed the chance to participate in a complimentary dance class on board. We just had a great time. There are many different cruise lines to choose from, but I loved the genuine feeling that AmaWaterways provided.
Will you return to the river with AmaWaterways?
I’m hooked. I’ve done many ocean cruises, but I don’t know if I love the huge ships as much anymore. After AmaWaterways, I think it will be hard for me to go back!
Experience your own Christmas Markets on the Rhine cruise in 2023 or 2024!