First Impressions: Boarding AmaWaterways AmaKristina
Our First Impressions Boarding AmaWaterways AmaKristina in Amsterdam
One of the curious facts we learned when we started our travel agency was that travelers’ peak excitement levels are prior to the actual travel experience.
Think about it, if you’ve always dreamed of visiting the Eiffel Tower, and you finally book a trip to actually visit the Eiffel Tower, you’re going to spend countless hours dreaming and setting expectations in your mind of what it will be like. Right?
And then, when you’re actually standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, reality is going to come smack dab face to face with your expectations. When people see the Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, they always come saying to themselves, “it’s smaller than I thought it would be”. Reality didn’t match their expectations.
Cruise lines and luxury travel brands understand this phenomenon very well, and the smart ones spend a great deal of time making sure that those first impressions match luxury travelers very high expectations.
As you can see in our photographs above, when we hopped out of our cab to board the AmaWaterways AmaKristina we were greeted by the co-captain, our luggage was whisked aboard the ship, and we were escorted up the gangway into the ship.
Once inside, the bubbly was flowing and our eyes were treated to a luxurious and somewhat futuristic feeling lobby with clean lines and a beautiful glass elevator lined by eager staff to make us welcome.
Our reservation was confirmed at the front desk, our photographs were taken for security reasons, and in no time we were up the stairs and escorted to our suite.
Good job AmaWaterways. We felt very welcome, and our expectations were still very high as we were excited to see our suite and our dreams of sailing the Rhine were still keeping our neurotransmitters firing in rapid succession.
In our next article, we’ll show you photographs of our suite and share with you the different types of staterooms available on the AmaWaterways AmaKristina.