AmaLyra Review

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Why Choose AmaLyra?

  • Sails itineraries along Europe's great waterways
  • Fares include wine with dinner, tours, Internet
  • Spacious standard cabins are 170 square feet

AmaLyra Overview

AmaWaterways' AmaLyra launched in 2009, joining nearly identical sister ships AmaDolce (2009), AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008), AmaLegro (2007) and AmaDagio (2006). The riverboat cruises along Europe's great inland waterways, including the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube.

Here's what you can expect on an AmaLyra cruise:

A cruise on AmaLyra is nearly all-inclusive. Beyond the standards ñ- food, accommodation, entertainment -- there's wine and beer with dinner, unlimited Internet access and guided tours in each port. There are also about 20 bikes available for tooling around onshore.

Standard cabins are 170 square feet. (AmaLyra also has four 255-square-ft. suites.) All cabins have 'Infotainment' setups, basically flat-screen TV's with Internet access, movie and music libraries, bow and navigational cams and more. 82 percent of cabins feature a French balcony, a sliding glass door with railing. Cabins on the lower Piano deck feature picture windows right at the water line instead of French balconies.

AmaLyra has two lounges -- a large main lounge at the bow and a more intimate lounge located aft -- that offer panoramic views of Europe, as well as a sun deck with whirlpool. Other onboard amenities include an elevator, small fitness area and a treatment room.

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Ship Facts

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Ship Stats
Crew:  41
Launched:  2009
Decks:  4
Tonnage: 
Passengers:  148
Registry:  Switzerland
CDC Score:  Not Yet Inspected
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26 AmaLyra Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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vvnh16a
Member Since 2001
1 review
566 forum posts
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Just back from an AMA Waterways river cruise from Paris to Prague. In summary, it was a great cruise and AMA certainly took care of its passengers. The cruise itself is seven nights from Luxembourg to Nuremburg and then we added on ... Read more
Szumo
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were lucky enough to go on the first “beer” AND “tulip” themed cruise. In addition to the beautiful flowers/ports the tulip cruise had to offer, we also had to an opportunity to discover new and wonderful ... Read more
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jojocmcla
Member Since 2007
1 review
182 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband asked me to arrange this cruise to celebrate our 46th anniversary. We were sure we wanted to cruise the Danube River; so the biggest decision was itinerary and date. I knew I didn't want to go later than September or earlier ... Read more

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