We thought for the price it would be an upmarket cruise, having previously done a cruise with Viking who were terrific and thought APT would be the same. The service in the dining room consists of getting your own coffee, trying to hunt up somebody who will get you a wine, the Hotel manager was totally out of her depth, the staff ran the place.Some of the excursions were excellent but a number including a "Signature" excursions were a joke. The nightly wines were undrinkable, the house wines were better, some of the food was excellent, some like the duck and salmon was over cooked dry and terrible , the portion sizes were a joke with men getting a child's serve and the ladies more than they could eat. Finally if you are looking for a travel experience you should be aware the boat is 90% Australian, most very old, but then the nightly entertainment is obviously designed around that demographic.

Poor quality, poor service

AmaLyra Cruise Review by kenburke

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony
We thought for the price it would be an upmarket cruise, having previously done a cruise with Viking who were terrific and thought APT would be the same.

The service in the dining room consists of getting your own coffee, trying to hunt up somebody who will get you a wine, the Hotel manager was totally out of her depth, the staff ran the place.Some of the excursions were excellent but a number including a "Signature" excursions were a joke.

The nightly wines were undrinkable, the house wines were better, some of the food was excellent, some like the duck and salmon was over cooked dry and terrible , the portion sizes were a joke with men getting a child's serve and the ladies more than they could eat.

Finally if you are looking for a travel experience you should be aware the boat is 90% Australian, most very old, but then the nightly entertainment is obviously designed around that demographic.
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Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin A 218
A french Balcony turns out to be a door with a railing, what a con, in any event as you spend 60% of your time moored with another boat alongside blocking all light and view you may as well be in the engine room
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