AmaLyra was a small ship, we had 120 passengers and sailed from Nuremberg to Amsterdam hitting small towns in Germany. It was an intimate setting where the captains were always around. Great entertainment in a relaxed environment. If there is a slide show, get there early as 1/2 the seats can't see the screen. Great guides in the small German towns. Christmas markets were fun. Free internet in room and on demand movies where we could start a movie and finish it in 3 different installments. There is a printer available in a lounge for your boarding passes. Friendly staff. Seating is open for all meals but people seem to get situated and enjoy their waiters. Same waiters for all 3 meals.
The cabin. loved the shower! French balcony means there are some balcony planks in the room and there is a sliding glass door that opens so when you open it you might feel like you are on a balcony. The ship has to be pretty narrow to get under the bridges. Water bottles provided, 6 per room per day. TV/Computer monitor on desk for you to use. This was faster than my laptop so I used it. plenty of drawers, small desk, 2 night stands with a drawer each. luggage goes under the bed. There is an underbed free wheeling drawer for more storage. Good dark privacy curtains
The locks, and cruising so close to shore was particularly interesting to us who have river cruised on the Amazon, Yangtze and Volga but most recently have gone on ocean liners. We had 4 of us and brought some card games with us, there are games on board. Every week day they had a small 2 sheet USA news paper. They had great lectures and we enjoyed all the entertainment on board. We liked the English speaking ship. No children's programs available.