AmaSiena’s 77 staterooms in 10 categories can accommodate up to 174 passengers. Most have double balconies – one roomy enough to hold two chairs and a small table, and the other, a “Juliette” style floor-to-ceiling sliding door.
Twelve cabins can be connected. And 12 have a small fold-out sofa for a third occupant. The four suites can accommodate up to four.
Like the ship’s public spaces, the cabins feature a bold color scheme of reds with gray accents. In all cabins, the queen beds can be converted to two twins. Built-in desks double as vanities.
Amenities include a mini refrigerator, flat-screen TV (airing news channels, sports, free movies and television series); a safe; ice bucket and wine glasses; bathrobes; bottled water and nightly turn-down service.
Tip: There’s only one U.S. 110-volt outlet in most cabins (though there are USB ports), so bring an adaptor/converter if you have multiple charging/plug-in needs.
Storage space is adequate (and if it isn’t, you might be overpacking). Suites have two large closets, with storage cubbies. Other cabins have a reasonably spacious closet, with a bank of five deep shelves for storage. The desk/vanity offers some additional space for stuff. And end tables by the bed have two additional drawers each. Most cabins have two full-length mirrors.
Bathrooms (other than in the suites) are a tad cramped. Most cabins have single sinks, a shower with dual shower heads, under-sink storage and a narrow granite shelf that runs the length of the room to hold miscellanea. An opaque window between the bedroom and bathroom in most cabins brings in natural light.
Tip: B Category bathrooms are about three feet smaller than those in category A, so if you’re on the burley side, you might want to spring for the slightly larger cabin.
Riverview: The lower Piano Deck (Deck 1) has 10 160-square-foot cabins with fixed windows.
French Balcony: The cabins are on the Violin Deck (Deck 3) and Cello Deck (Deck 2) and feature a floor-to-ceiling door that slides open, but no step-out balcony. Most are 170 square feet.
Tip: The four 155-square-foot French Balcony cabins (Category CB) at the rear of the Violin Deck are best for couples or single travelers because converting the queen bed to twins crowds the room.
Twin Balconies: Most of AmaSiena’s rooms fall into this category and feature AmaWaterway’s signature double balconies. At 235 square feet, the Category A twin balcony cabins are 25 square feet larger than Category B, with slightly roomier bathrooms.
Junior Suite: These two rooms (201 and 202) just outside the main dining room on Deck 2 are about 43 square feet larger than Category A cabins. The bed faces the window, and though there’s no separate seating area, the bathrooms are larger, with double sinks and a roomy shower.
Suite: The ship’s four suites have separate living and sleeping areas. One is wheelchair accessible. A full-size sofa in the sitting area can fold into a double bed. There are two TVs and roomy side-by-side closets. The bathrooms have a separate shower and full-size tub, enclosed toilet area and double sinks. Other suite perks: room service (the only room category to rate it); minibar stocked with soft drinks, juices and beer; fresh fruit; and unlimited laundry service.