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AmaLyra Cruise Review
0.0 / 5.0
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First Class River Cruise Experience

AmaLyra Cruise Review by kevmcflip

6 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

We chose AmaLyra since the headquarters is local, based in Calabasas. We want to try local businesses in the area. It also has a very good reputation. We were 100% satisfied with the experience. We had taken a Rhine River cruise before through Amadeus. What a big difference!!! All excursions with AmaLyra were included with the price. Wifi and water bottles were also included. They also provided a Wellness coach daily. No hidden fees!!! River cruise entertainment are supposed to be boring or non-existent. NOT with AmaLyra - entertainment were provided daily. We specially enjoyed the Normandy World War 2 presentation, Edith Piaf tribute and classical music concerto. The DJ was outstanding too. What can I say about the meals - we even get to do a chef's table tasting (you pay extra on ocean cruises) that can be compared to a Michelin-rated restaurant. I can't say enough about the service. After the first day, the restaurant crews already remembered our table's special request - ex. warm creamer for coffee, soy milk since I'm lactose intolerant, a glass of ice, etc. Overall, first class experience for us!!! We will definitely cruise with Ama again.


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Cabin Review

Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin A 217

Nice and clean. Again, spacious compared to our Amadeus river cruise. Our bed was very comfortable. Pillows were great - just the right size. Shower doors instead of shower curtains so water did not splash all over like the last ocean cruise we took.


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