If there’s one type of traveler I never thought I’d be, it’s a cruise person. There are many stereotypes about the average megaship lover, and, frankly, I don’t identify with any of them. However, after taking a European river cruise this summer, my preconceived notions were completely shattered.
This past summer, I hopped aboard the christening voyage of the AmaLucia, the latest addition to the AmaWaterways fleet of ships. Our route began in Amsterdam, traveled through numerous cities in Germany, made a pit stop in Alsace, France, and ended in Basel, Switzerland. Within the first 12 hours aboard, one thing was immediately clear: river cruising is entirely different from your average Caribbean-bound getaway on a ship filled with waterslides and slot machines.