AmaCello

AmaWaterways

AmaCello's staterooms feature French balconies and range in size from 170-255 sq. ft. Enjoy the amenities of a fine hotel: plush down bedding, marble appointed bathrooms, large closets, complimentary Wi-Fi and Entertainment-on-Demand. The AmaCello also features a fitness area, Sun Deck with a walking track and whirlpool, Chef's Table restaurant.

AT A GLANCE

Beauty Salon
Elevators
Fitness Center
Hot Tub
Library
Spa
Swimming Pool

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

    • Land program as detailed in itinerary

    • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies

    • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

    • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms

    • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise

    • Multiple dining venues

    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

    • Sun Deck whirlpool

    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

    • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music

    • Choice of life enriching tours and excursions in every port with personal headset included

    • Small-Group "Limited Edition Tours" including guided biking, hiking and culinary delights excursions

    • Fleet of bicycles available to explore on your own

    • Services of professional Cruise Manager

    • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

    • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare | Passport fees | Baggage fees | Port taxes and fees | Travel, health, accident or other insurance | Vaccinations | Laundry | Additional food and beverages | Optional excursions | Gratuities or other items of a personal nature

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2008
Tonnage
5000 Tons
Public Decks
4
Passenger Capacity
148
Crew
41
Registry
Switzerland

Reviews and Recommendations for AmaCello

100%

of 20
guests
recommend


Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

Highly recommended

By: Kirk


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2013

We had a exceptional trip. The employees of AMA treated us like royalty. We would definitely recommend the cruise line to our friends.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Higly recomended

By: gabo


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

We had very nice time on the AmaCello, every excursion was great, even the terrible weather we had, but this in not the ships fault. Any time I would go again and I can recommend to anybody.

Highly recomend!

By: Kay Marie


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2013

The pre-excursions and boat trip to the Christmas markets was fantastic! Our airline flt delayed caused us to be uncertain about the time we would arrive, yet the AMA contact was there at the airport in Zurich to pick us up - one day late! Our tour guide (Uwe?) was with us the whole time and was so very knowledgeable about the cities, the riverways, the scenery and towns along the river. It was a trip of a lifetime for me! Kay
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Highly recommend

By: Joy


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

The ship services and staff, as well as physical environment, were very nice. The food was abundant and delicious. The entertainment was great, and the activities were well organized and executed. I would suggest music being played during meal times, and available in the rooms.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

The best on the rivers

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

It would be impossible to detail every wonderful aspect of cruising with AMAWaterways.  I have just returned from my second river cruise with this company.  While I have not had experience with other river cruise companies, I can say that it would be difficult to imagine that any other company could equal the experience I have had with AMA.  There is no end to capacity for service that they display.  In my experience, there has never been even one lapse in service.  Everyone aboard, from the dishwasher to the captain is completely dedicated to seeing the each and every passenger has an exceptional experience.  While I am often a "penny pincher", I can honestly say that the experience is worth every cent.
Travel Advisor:  Rosie Goldberger

Fabulous Cruise

By: gail47


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2014

This was our first river cruise and Amacello exceeded all of our expectations. The food, service, comfort and tours were all terrific. We will definitely cruise with AmaWaterways in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

vacation

By: margo


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

We would have liked some "getqway" nooks where one could go to read or visit with another person. There was only one large room and all activities took place there. I would have liked a little more history in preparation of what we were seeing.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Pierson

Missed Basel

By: Christopher52


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2014

The AmaWaterways person who booked our flights, gave us a horrible schedule. We did not arrive in Basel until 11:00 pm and missed the whole first day of sightseeing tours, meeting other guests and crew, and missed the first dinner. On top of that, our luggage was lost and we didn't get the luggage until 48 hours later. The AmaWaterways cruise director and crew were excellent. The very friendly and helpful cruise director was very persistent in tracking down our luggage and making sure it caught up with us. The crew also was very friendly and helpful, and other than missing seeing Basel (we've never been to Switzerland before and really wanted to sightsee), we had a wonderful time on the cruise. The daily tours offered a variety of interesting things to see and do. With the exception of missing seeing Basel and the missing luggage, we had a wonderful time on the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Craig Mungary

Great cruise

By: Fairfielders


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

Wonderful ship, great staff and the best ever Cruise Manager (Raul)
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

AmaCello - Wine Cruise on the Rhone - June/July 2017

By: JennyJoline


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

We enjoyed our time on AmaCello. We had never taken a river cruise before. Things we enjoyed: the daily excursions were excellent & it was hard to choose which to take! The guides were fluent in English & well informed. Our stateroom was small, but adequate. The service was excellent. We enjoyed going through the 12 locks on the river. We enjoyed the days that we cruised the river during the day. The Rhone is a wonderful river to explore. We enjoyed the little villages & the cities where we docked & appreciated the convenience of walking around each city without always needed to be transported by bus. Things that were ok: The food ranged from good to very good to excellent (on occasion). This was a "wine cruise" with an emphasis on wine with a wine maker from the US who did lectures & served his wine. It was a bit disappointing that our winemaker wasn't French since we were in France. Wines were so-so to good. We expected better wine, being in France.
Travel Advisor:  Arlene Humble

Good Cruise, But had Issues

By: MonkeyWatcher


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

This was our third trip with AmaWaterways. Overall, is was a good cruise. For the most part, the staff was nice, and the itinerary (the Rhone) was very good. The ship is a bit old, and could be improved, including the fitness room. They should also get some sort of shade on the sun deck, which is too sunny at times. As for the food - breakfasts were very good, lunches were great, but dinners were usually bland, uninteresting, and disappointing. The excursions were great, and all of our tour guides were exceptional. We particularly enjoyed the two bike tours. The biggest issue was with the cruise manager. He was rude, intimidating and put a bad spin on the whole cruise for both of us.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Wonderful

By: Mike and Sue


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

This was our first river cruise and we loved it. Smaller boat than an oceanic cruise with a total of only 130 passengers. Food, entertainment and excursions were all excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Gianna (Jenny) Serena

Good, but not perfect

By: Happy traveler


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

This is our third cruise with Ama. First on the Rhine on the AmaDante, next on the Danube on the AmaDolce and now the AmaCello on the Rhone. The boat has been well maintained and looks good. However this experience was not nearly as great as the previous two cruises. It was the little things that were not quite right that piled up during the trip. The "fresh" pillow case had a large stain. We dropped it off at the reception desk and were told it would be replaced at the evening turn down service. Didn't happen. The towels were frayed and scratchy. There was visible mold in the shower after the cabin was serviced. The MahiMahi served at one dinner wasn't Mahi and worse, it wasn't fresh. It was inedibable. Many of the crew members were friendly, personable and eager to please. We have had good experiences with the Ama crews on all three boats. Overall, we enjoyed our cruise and the tours were a highlight. Some of the small details on the boat however need attention.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

Perfect

By: Allan


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

Perfect in every way imaginal
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Lovely trip on the Rhone with a fun crew

By: gary


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

Our cruise on the AmaCello was great fun, enlightening and invigorating. The ship crew including the captain participated in dancing and the excursions. The staff on board exceeded expectations and were fun. The only real complaint was the onboard pions player could have been better. This was a wonderful cruise with a good choice of excursions - well worth the money.
Travel Advisor:  Ajay Karah

Ama cello awesome

By: Catman


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Very good — the captain was very friendly and engaged with all of us cruisers. Markéta the hotel manager was just awesome. All staff hard working and accommodating
Travel Advisor:  Ajay Karah

great trips start with a great travel advisor

By: Lynn D


Reviewed on: 05 May 2018

Melita was super helpful every step along the way. She understood what we wanted, and gave us several options that suited our personalities and worked within our budget. We will use her again next time we travel, and we highly recommend her!
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein

AmaWaterways knows river cruising

By: Charles and Jan


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

Our trip on the Rhone in Provence was great. The staff of the AmaCello goes over and above. Service in every area is ALWAYS with a smile. Seemingly no request is too much to ask. From the "dancing captain Tony" to the kitchen and housekeeping staff to the sailors, everyone is helpful, kind, and accommodating. And be careful what you say: After a bicycle tour one afternoon, I said to my husband that I'd earned an extra dessert. Apparently, I was overheard by staff because two desserts appeared on my plate that evening! It would have been helpful to have had more details regarding the shore excursions, however. Sometimes the explanations didn't give us enough information to decide which to choose. Sometimes walkers with limited mobility were in the active-walkers group and they struggled to keep up, slowing the entire group. Also, one excursion promised a hands-on cooking class with a chef (food and explanation, but no chef). Overall, we are extremely pleased with AmaWaterways.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

river trip

By: digger dan


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

Could not have been better. Side trips were educational and entertaining. Food was great and service was outstanding. Crew was friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Another AMA winner!

By: Yearly


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

The crew were first class, the food choices great and the excursions were some of the best I have ever taken. The cruise opened my eyes to the beauty of southeastern France. Another superb cruise on AMA.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor