Surprise and Delighted On Board
When they arrived on board the AmaStella in Budapest, they were immediately met by the maître d’, who listened to their concerns and went through the menu options available, including the gluten-free cookies in the Main Lounge and gluten-free beer, which Louise noted is often very difficult to find, particularly in unfamiliar cities.
At dinner, Louise recalled, "I got to participate and eat basically everything everyone else had. It was the most happily surprising experience I’ve ever had on vacation." From breakfasts, where she was served gluten-free toast and pancakes, to special desserts, Louise and her sisters were treated to a delicious and worry-free dining experience. "Someone was always paying attention and I never felt like a bother or I was imposing when I made a request."
Louise and her sisters were even surprised with boxed lunches during their full-day excursion in Vienna, just in case the restaurants on shore were unable to handle their unique needs.
Happier and More
So impressed by their amazing experience, Louise and Calvin soon booked a Tulip Time river cruise on board the AmaLea. "I went into the second cruise with pretty high expectations," said Louise. "But I was just as happy, if not happier, with all the accommodations."
On a night when the dessert table offered chocolate fondue, which can get contaminated quite quickly when others dip cookies or cake in the chocolate, a server took Louise aside to show her the dessert and allowed her to dunk first. "That kind of consideration…when they go to that degree of taking care of you, the worry of eating is just completely gone. The awareness and commitment on board from A to Z was fantastic," raved Calvin. After having sub-par experiences with other travel providers, Calvin said, "We won’t even think of going anywhere else. AmaWaterways gets nothing but rave reviews from us."
Indulge in wonderful dining experiences like Louise did aboard our ships and prepare to be surprised and delighted when sailing with one of our 2023 Europe itineraries.