AmaLyra Cruise Review by Surfside805
- Sail Date: November 2011
- Destination: Europe River
The Amalyra was wonderful. Small beautiful ship (only about 150 passengers). All the staff were friendly, professional, and gracious. Food was excellent. Wine was better than expected - some was really good. Ports were beautiful, and tours were excellent. I'd never gone through locks before, and found them fascinating.
Our cruise was from Budapest to Nuremberg. The ship had about 20 bikes on board that you could use, so after our tour of Vienna, we took a couple & rode through the city - highly recommend that - it's very bicycle-friendly with good bike paths. We also went on a group bike ride from Durnstein to Melk (Austria) - about 3 hours. Not too difficult (except 1 hill!). Gorgeous scenery.
Days were pretty full with tours, etc. - something for everyone - more active & less active.
Took a couple extra days in Budapest before the cruise started - great city! And stayed an extra day in Nuremberg.
Our fellow passengers were from all over the globe, and mostly very nice. Age group was mainly 40-50-ish, but younger & older, too. No children. People we met at all the stops were nice, too. Tour guides were friendly & knowledgeable.
This was a comfortable, classy cruise, without all the hoopla. If you want rock-climbing walls, bowling alleys, & rowdy partiers, this is not for you. If you want an interesting, relaxing, and active trip - this is it.