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AmaSonata
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  • Includes heated swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • Fare includes wine with dinner, Internet, tours
  • Some cabins feature AMA's cool "twin balcony" setup
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AmaSonata Overview

By Jeannine Williamson, Cruise Critic contributor
AmaWaterways' European family continues to grow with the launch of AmaSonata (and its twin sister AmaReina), identical siblings to AmaPrima and AmaCerto, both launched in 2013.

The most innovative design feature, introduced on the two earlier vessels, is the twin balcony concept, with cabins on the Violin and Cello decks featuring both a French balcony and a separate outside balcony. There are also more dining options like Mozart Cafe, in the style of a traditional Viennese coffee shop, and Chaine des Rotisseurs culinary creations linked to the international fine wine and food organization of the same name.

There are 82 staterooms across nine categories, starting with the 160-square-foot cabins with fixed windows on the Piano Deck. Standard cabins with balconies are 170 to 235 square feet, and there are four 350-square-foot suites on the Violin Deck. All cabins are outfitted with the fleet's "Infotainment" system, which includes complimentary Internet access, first-run Hollywood films and a music library. Other standard cabin amenities are flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, multijet showerheads, air-conditioning and complimentary water that's replenished daily. The suites each have a bathtub and separate shower, a sofa and two chairs, twin balconies and a minibar.

AmaSonata has a main lounge, with a bar, piano, dance floor and panoramic windows to enjoy the passing scenery. The other public areas include a sun deck with a retractable roof, a heated pool with a whirlpool and a swim-up bar, a walking track and bicycles for independent passengers who want to go out and explore by themselves. Other onboard amenities include a library, fitness room, beauty and hair salon, and a glass-sided lift.

Dining options aboard AmaSonata are the main restaurant, which showcases the Chaine des Rotisseurs gourmet menu, the Chef's Table with its own private chef, and Mozart Cafe for lighter bites and snacks. On select days, passengers can enjoy lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck.

AmaSonata sails seven itineraries on the Danube and Rhine, and prices -- available with or without air travel -- include complimentary wine with meals, free Wi-Fi and use on the onboard bikes.

AmaSonata Member Reviews

08/15
Day 1 Flight LHR to BUD, met at airport by AMA reps then to the ship by coach with running commentary about Hungary and Budapest. The running commentary became a bit of an issue during the week as I felt that most of the guides considered it ... Read more
Great Vacation! parguy99
06/15
We have been on several ocean cruises and had enough of the giant ships. We decided to give river cruising a try and were so happy we chose the AmaSonata. The whole experience, from the moment we got on, until our departure from the Prague ... Read more
My husband and I were somewhat apprehensive of a river cruise with a view to the confinement onboard a small ship and my first thoughts were "what are we going to do whilst sailing - will it be boring. However we spent a lovely week on board ... Read more
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AmaSonata Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.7
Public Rooms
4.8
Cabins
4.7
Entertainment
4.1
Spa & Fitness
4.3
Shore Excursions
4.6
Enrichment
4.6
Service
4.8
Value-for-Money
4.8

Sailing From

Amsterdam Budapest

Cruises To

Europe - All

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Ship Stats
Crew:
49
Launched:
2014
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
443 feet
Passengers:
164
Registry:
Switzerland
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected
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