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21 AmaWaterways AmaLyra River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

We will definitely return!


We had been on a river cruise before with another company and very much enjoyed this kind of experience which you cannot get on an ocean cruise. We were not disappointed this time around. From the shuttle ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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Bluenose 47

20 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Cruise on the Seine

This was our second AmaWaterways cruise and our third river cruise. We have done over 25 ocean cruises. River cruising has become our preference. The small number of people, the exceptional service and outstanding ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rivers and Castles -- Great first time experience river cruising Paris to Prague

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015

dodi66 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


AMA Waterways Danube cruise was exceptional in every way. My husband and I and 10 other couples recently sailed the Romantic Danube itinerary from Vilshofen to Budapest. In every way the cruise exceeded our ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise of over 30!!

This was our first river cruise and we chose AMARIVERWAYS at the suggestion of my travel agent. It was, by far, the best cruise in over 30 I've enjoyed. From start to finish, we were treated like royalty: the ...
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Sail Date October 2013

rivercat2 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our second cruise on AmaLyra

After a wonderful cruise on AmaLyra in 2012 to see the tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium we were enthused to go again on the same ship to travel on the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland.We ...
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Sail Date September 2013

Lobes1 avatar


3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Legendary Danube on the AMA Lyra; what a disappointment!

After reading all of the glowing reviews of the AMA Waterways European river cruises, we made reservations for the Legendary Danube cruise from Prague to Budapest on the AMA Lyra. We reserved a modestly priced cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2013

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4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

First & Last River Cruise

The August AMA Waterways Danube Discovery cruise aboard AmaLyra was underwhelming even though AMA Waterways is supposed to provide a higher end experience than its competition. The AmaLyra was built in 2009 & ...
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Sail Date August 2013



1 Review Written

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Budapest to Prague on AmaLyra

This was our first river cruise. What a great surprise. Cabins are well appointed but smaller than Ocean Cruises. You don't spend that much time in the cabin so the size is not that important. The Cleaning girls ...
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Sail Date August 2013

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Tucson Traveler

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worth the Cost

I just returned from sailing on the Amalyra, Europe's Rivers and Castle Tour (Paris to Prague, 6-25-13) with my sister and mother. Easiest way to describe the journey - a fabulous experience - a five-star hotel set ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear!

We took a Danube river cruise on AmaWaterways ship AmaLyra in early June. We arrived in Budapest on the day the Danube crested during the worst floods in 500 years. Nothing was moving on the river, and on the day of ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Markets

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2012

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Wonderful Romantic Danube Cruise

We loved everything about the cruise. Four highlights include; !. The cruise manager Nick Hartog. Nick was outstanding. Friendly with all the guests and efficient. He arranged terrific onboard entertainment. ...
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Sail Date July 2012

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1 Review Written


This was our first River Cruise and it will not be the last with AMA. From start to finish it exceeded our expectations. This review really has to be done in two parts, the ship and then the ports of call. The ...
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Sail Date June 2012

bphman avatar


6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes


The Amazing Amalyra We just returned from a most memorable trip on the Danube with additional days in Budapest and Prague and all I can say is WOW! I don't want to discuss the ports which you can read about ...
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Sail Date August 2011

PopG avatar


2 Reviews Written

AmaLyra April 2011

This was our first river cruise. It is unlike ocean cruising. The maximum passenger capacity on AmaLyra is 148. It is easy to get to know a number of the other guests. AMA Waterways has every detail covered, even ...
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Sail Date April 2011

jaybell avatar


3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

The Enchanting Rhine

My husband's and my 12-day AMA Enchanting Rhine land/cruise began in Zurich, Switzerland, where we spent 2 nights at the Marriott. Peter Whitehead, our outstanding Amalyra Cruise Director, was in the lobby when we ...
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Sail Date August 2010

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1 Review Written

Doing the Deutscheland

Just got back from the cruise. I've been on many ocean cruises, including a couple of times in the Mediterranean. But overall, this was the best. Even though river cruising and this particular cruise line caters to ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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1 Review Written

AMA Europe’s Heartland Cruise – Prague to Paris

We just returned from AMA Europe's Heartland Cruise. We sailed on the new Amalyra and did the reverse itinerary from Prague to Paris. I sailed with my DH and another couple. We had all been on ocean cruises, but ...
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Sail Date September 2009

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