WILL YOU BE BORED ON A RIVER CRUISE? The activities on a river cruise are plentiful and varied; you will only be limited to what you have time for. Your days can be filled with as many activities as you want or no activities at all. Sometimes it’s enough to sit by a window and watch the world go by.
Many of us are guilty of falling into a dreary work week routine that has us counting down the minutes until Friday.
On an Ama Waterways river cruise, you’ll say goodbye to your standard routine and hello to outdoor activity, fine dining and relaxation. The goal for activities on a river cruise is to give you the flexibility to do as much or as littles as you want.
When you’re not touring a destination, you’ll be enjoying the many amenities offered on the ship, as well as breathtaking views from the Sun Deck. With a smaller number of passengers on board, you’ll have more time to enjoy the amenities in a more personal way.
After their river cruise, John and Debby say Ama Waterways “is a first-class operation and we felt more like honored guests than passengers.”
Interested in what a typical day may look like on your river cruise? All cruises offer the below amenities for you to take advantage of throughout the day, thus keeping boredom at bay.
Fitness Center & Classes
No matter your usual activity level, each ship offers a fitness center to help you stay active between excursions. And if the treadmill isn’t your preference, there is also a professionally trained Wellness Host offering daily classes. Start your day with a yoga session on the Sun Deck or a light stretch class, and set the tone for a relaxing day.
No boring meals on a river cruise! You can go with your old favorites or explore regional classics.
Enjoy coffee and breakfast each morning, starting with an early bird selection in the lounge or a cooked to order breakfast in the restaurant. If you are preparing to go on an excursion, have a light lunch in the lounge or sit down to a full menu in the main restaurant. During the day you can find coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the lounge along with light snacks. Save some room for tea time each afternoon with exquisite desserts set out in the lounge.
The challenge will be what to choose. You will experience exquisite meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients for dinner. Don’t forget-lunch and dinner come with both red and white wine of the region you are cruising through. Ama Waterways is especially known for its fantastic meals on board.
You can book and experience The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant for at least one evening. These multi-course meals including wines to match each course are prepared in front of you by the ship’s chef. Below is a review by someone who has experienced the marvelous experience.
“The Chef’s Table was an evening to remember! Watching the preparations throughout the evening, and then getting to enjoy them was great fun! We have actually re-created a dressing that he used on the Watermelon and Seared Goat Cheese salad!”
Salon & Spa
No vacation is complete without a bit of pampering. The spa on board offers massages throughout the day so you can relax on your own schedule. With fewer guests on board you won’t have to fight for an appointment.
Feel like going out for the evening while the is in port? Let the stylists at the salon give you a new look or simply help you look and feel your best before heading out.
You may not choose a tropical cruise, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relax and enjoy the sun on the top deck! All ships have a heated pool (some with a swim-up bar for optimal enjoyment) or a jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing any tired muscles while cruising past the graceful, castle-filled countryside of Europe.
Feel free to come back out when the sun goes down. As you cruise past larger cities, the views of bridges full of lights or cathedrals lit up under the stars are extraordinary.
This is the perfect atmosphere to socialize with your party and other guests. Many cruisers have truly built long-distance and lasting friendships and even return time and time again to cruise with people they met on previous sailings!
Regardless of which cruise itinerary you choose, you’ll have a variety of excursions to choose from. Activity level varies to suit your preference for the day and bikes are available on the ship for you to take into town. There is even a tour option for “late risers” if you’d like to take advantage of your lush bed and catch a few extra zzzs.
During some stops, you may prefer a mild hike; on others, wine tasting or touring a Kölsch brew pub. Alternatively, you may wish to take on some free time with your group and explore the city. Some clients’ favorite days are strolling through the cobblestone streets of obscure cities, feeling out the local culture.
So unless you really try, you won’t be bored on whichever river cruise you decide to take.
Best in Class Service
If there is anything that could make your time on board the ship better, let the Ama Waterways team know! The only thing better than the dining experience is the service. The team truly prides itself on building relationships with each guest and creating a family-like feel for your journey.
“Service was awesome. The crew was great. Truly for us, it was the “trip of a lifetime” kind of thing…”
So, what are you waiting for? Will you be bored on a river Cruise? The ships are great, the scenery and ports are amazing, the food is delicious and the crew is focused on making this the trip of a lifetime. I don’t think boredom is an option. It’s time to book your next European vacation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about traveling through Europe by river and get your end-to-end travel confirmed. All you need to decide is when you want to go and who you’d like to travel with!
Contact Nancy at Unique Journeys for assistance with finding just the right cruise experience. You can also find more information regarding the AMA Waterways luxury river cruise experience at https://www.amawaterways.com/agent/uniquejourneys