This summer I discovered not only a new part of France, but also an entirely new, completely relaxing form of travel: river cruising onboard the AmaDolce.
The choice to relax, or to discover was mine; one day I'd lounge in my stateroom, balcony wide open, feet on the railing, just watching the world slide by, the next day we'd take AmaDolce's bicycles, and race the ship to the next port. It's a unique way to travel. Best of all, you wake up in many different locations, without ever having to pack our bags!
The itinerary included excursions from every port, led by first class local guides. You could either choose to be active, or just grab a glass of wine and a good book, and stay on the top deck. The guest demographic was a surprise to me. I had expected it to be older, but we had a great number of families, some kids, and generally a younger, active crowd on board. It was great.
AmaDolce's crew made our experience onboard a pleasure from the beginning to end. I can't rave enough, and yes, I can't wait to get onboard again, to experience my next AmaWaterways cruise.
>>>Nina Dietzel traveled onboard the beautiful AmaDolce, and explored Bordeaux courtesy of AmaWaterways.