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A Spring weekend in Amsterdam with Amadeus

I have just had the pleasure of sampling a weekend in Amsterdam on board.  “Amadeus”

As with many cruise lines Amadeus River Cruise offers you a choice of where you fly from and once on the cruise itself you can choose if you would like to just enjoy the port you are in yourself, or you can take the option of purchasing an optional shore excursion

There are 5 complimentary bicycles on board allowing to you ride around some of the stunning points of call and enjoy the countryside.

There is also complimentary WIFI available throughout your cruise. Drinks are included with your meals and tea and coffee stations are open 24hrs a day

The cabins are beautifully appointed, with walk in wardrobes and all have good size bathrooms. The cabins on the Hayden deck which are the introductory level cabins still have good light and are a enjoyable size.  

The middle deck has all French balcony cabins which have an electronic window that opens to provide a great outdoors/indoors feel, these are located on the Strauss and Mozart Decks the suites are all located on the Strauss deck.

The food was delicious and well-presented and the service was perfect, on every level.

Breakfast, lunch and buffet was waiter service and dinner is also a waiter service. I found the food to be of a very high standard and most enjoyable.

There is a large lounge housing a bar area, piano and dance floor. You can also enjoy the fine dining experience here.    Afternoon tea is served in this area and they invite local specialist guests on-board to provide a truly local entertainment experience, including everything from cheese and wine tasting to informative lectures about the destinations you will be visiting

On board there was a shop, hair dressers, massage/spa facilities and a great sized gym should you want to keep fit on holiday. On the top deck there were more sports and games facilities that included shuffle board and giant size chess board.   The top deck also has another bar area featuring lots of comfortable reclining chairs to relax and enjoy the views that unfold before you, should you choose you can even take dinner up here if you wish.

There are two further areas to enjoy. An alfresco seating area at the back of the ship which provides a little more of a secluded feel to it, and also a library/lounge coffee station called the Amadeus Clun and finally centrally located there is the Viennese’s café.

So as you can see the ship really does have everything.  So there is something for everyone

I can’t recommend the experience enough and look forward to recommending this to you as I am confident you will have a super experience


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