AMAzing my first impressions of River cruising
Well I have just returned from my first ever visit to a River cruise ship. What a way to start!!! I visited the AmaPrima and Ama are rated the highest standard of ships in Europe according to the Berlitz guide.
I flew to Amsterdam and we got picked up by a brand new AMA coach and transferred the short distance to the centre of city to meet the ship, the first eye opener for me was exactly how near to the centre of the town the ship was. If I am being really honest I really didn’t know what to expect, my daughter rang me as I was travelling and asked me what ship I was going on and when I told her she googled it and said it’s different to what we normally go on and it looks like a barge we have been on. Almost instantly I felt a bit of claustrophobia growing !!!
As soon as I arrived onboard this disappeared, I was welcomed into a light and airy reception that followed through to a lounge area with floor to ceiling windows modern and luxuriously decorated.The welcome that I received from the staff though was such a warm one and so genuine.Ama is a family owned company and the owners still have a hands on approach and want you to feel part of their family and this you genuinely do ,the service was absolutely impeccable and we met all the staff and crew throughout the 2 days onboard.
A quick whistle top tour to what was onboard the ship. The main area I would say on the ship is the lounge which multifunctions with a bar and light snack area for afternoon tea. You can also help yourself to tea and coffee here 24 hours a day.
After dinner there are different performers that join the ship each night to entertain guests.
I was amazed at the outside areas really spacious sun deck more or less full length of the ship with plenty of sunchairs a heated swim up pool ,a giant chess game and a walking track.
If you fancy a bit of pampering then you can visit the beauty and hair salon where you can have a massage or receive a beauty treatment.
Obviously you have your main dining room where all 164 guests can be seated or there is a smaller restaurant which I will cover when I share my dining experience with you.
That’s it for this week I will cover more of my experience in future blogs.
First Impressions of River Cruising 10/10