What to Wear
Country club casual is a part of life on the AmaDante. Spring weather on the river can be unpredictable with possible rain so rain jackets are recommended—the “layered look” is a must! You will need an umbrella. We will embrace the season! The temperature in each cabin is individually controlled for your own comfort. Bring comfortable shoes to wear in port, streets are often uneven or rough. Dining onboard is country club casual every night, with the Captain’s night being somewhat more formal.
Please note this type of travel may present extreme difficulties for people with disabilities. Per AMAWaterways: Wheelchair accessibility is very limited on our European ships. We do have an elevator between the two main decks, however it does not reach the Sun deck or Piano deck. They would be able to move around the dining room and lounge in their chair, however the rooms are not able to accommodate a wheelchair, so while in their stateroom they would need to be able to move around on their own. Their chair would also need to be stored in their stateroom, due to limited storage on board.
Getting on and off the ship could be a challenge, as the planks are narrow and cannot accommodate a wheelchair or scooter’s width. They would have to be able to get on and off the ship without their wheelchair and the wheelchair would have to be light enough to be lifted off and on the ramps.
It is common to tie up to other river ships in port. When this happens we would sometimes need to travel through another ship to disembark, with many ships requiring we do so from the Sun deck, where there is only stair access.
During the excursions, a good majority of the cities visited have the cobble stone walkways, this may be a challenge to maneuver with a wheelchair. The motor coaches we use as a main means of transport do not have any sort of lift and there are 4 or 5 steep steps to get on and off.
Travel to and from Paris
A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Legal names must be correct on all documents. Lack of proper ID will result in denial of embarkation; therefore all passengers are responsible for necessary identification. If you have access to the Internet, the following website offers excellent information regarding applying for and renewing passports: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html. If you need to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate: http://www.vitalchek.com is a helpful website.