Amadeus Silver offers a step up for this Austrian line, with modern decor, bright spaces, and an extended ship design that allows for larger (and more) cabins. The 180-passenger vessel cruises itineraries along rivers like the Rhine and the Danube, covering the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Hungary.
What We Love
The River Terrace: The outdoor space at the front of the ship is a perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or evening cocktail while taking in unimpeded views of the scenery along Europe's rivers.
The Food: The nightly meals are a main attraction on Amadeus Silver. Expertly prepared cuisine reflects the Austrian heritage of the line, as well as the itinerary you're sailing. Depending on your route, you might be treated to authentic German or Dutch dishes.
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Service: This is a family-run line, and this ship has a family atmosphere. The staff gets to know passengers directly, and needs are often anticipated. The vessel also features a small spa facility where you can have a delightfully relaxing massage.
Stateroom Views: Cabins on Amadeus Silver feature large panoramic windows that — with the flick of a switch — drop the top pane down to become an open-air French balcony, perfect for enjoying the world as it passes by right outside your room. There are also 12 cabins with private balconies.
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Who It's Best For
Immersive Travelers: The ship attracts cruisers from the U.S. and Great Britain, as well as Germany, and meals and libations on board favor the local offerings. Lovers of food, wine, and history will feel most at home mingling with other similarly interested passengers from around the globe.
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: The River Terrace and sun deck are wonderful for congregating to take in the views, but smoking is allowed there.
John Roberts is a New Jersey-based writer for ShermansCruise who worked at The Virginian-Pilot.
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Amadeus Silver at a Glance
- Line: Amadeus River Cruises
- Class: Silver
- Number of Passengers: 180
- Ship Size: Small
- Launch Date: 2013