In Photos: Our Extensive AmaPrima Review

AmaPrima Reception

  Since boarding AmaPrima this past Saturday in Vienna, Austria, I snapped nearly 1,000 photos. Fewer than 100 of those made it on River Cruise Advisor, our sister website. I believe that those photographs tell the story of the new river cruiser quite well. To see if you agree, check out our super-sized photo slideshow featuring… [Read More]

12 Things To Like About The New AmaPrima

The New AmaPrima Arrives

After a much-welcomed thunderstorm last night, we stepped off AmaPrima this morning in Vilshofen, Germany, ending five days on board AmaWaterways‘ newest vessel and temperatures in Austria and Germany that were often above 90F. The storm started as we were enjoying a gala dinner in Erlebnis, AmaPrima’s gourmet restaurant, situated aft and featuring gourmet cuisine,… [Read More]

Slideshow: Ashore, On AmaPrima – Bicycles, Bus Tours & Beautiful Countryside, All Free Of Charge

Table For Two

After leaving Vienna on AmaPrima this past Saturday, we visited several destinations along the Danube — in only a couple of days. That’s the beauty of river cruising. You can see a lot — in relatively little time. Sunday morning, for example, we visited charming Durnstein, Austria, where we pedaled bicycles, provided free of charge by… [Read More]

Video: Visiting Olympia, Small Group, Great Tour Guide

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Trouble viewing our video? View on youtube.com/avidcruiser instead. On A Silversea Shore Excursion, we visited Olympia, Birthplace Of The Olympics. Our Silversea guide was Saskia Alting, a native of the Netherlands who has been living in Greece for more than two decades. Indeed, it is the quality of the guides that distinguishes Silversea’s shore excursions. Our… [Read More]

Caribbean Cruising, Winter 2013/14, A Sampler Of Offerings

SeaDream Yacht Club

As we make our way through summer, many of us are already looking to prolong the blue skies and sunshine by planning to head south for the winter to the Caribbean. For the Winter 2013/14 season, there are lots of choices for those looking to get away to the sun and sand. Big Ship Caribbean… [Read More]

Introducing The New AmaPrima, Reporting From Vienna

AmaPrima Vienna

As part of our continuing series of AmaWaterways reviews for sister site River Cruise Advisor, I’m in Vienna, Austria, to experience innovations on the new AmaPrima — including a heated swimming pool with swim-up bar and an aft-facing specialty restaurant. The views should be spectacular as we cruise along the Danube river through the middle… [Read More]