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AmaLyra: Contemporary river cruising meets luxury accommodations
Indoors, striking contemporary artwork is a hallmark of this luxurious AmaWaterways vessel. Outdoors, passengers can marvel at ever-changing scenery from a reclining wooden lounge chair on the Sun Deck, not far from an inviting outdoor whirlpool.
At the end of the day, passengers can then relax in AmaLyra's spacious accommodations that range in size from 170 to 255 sq. ft., most featuring French balconies. Additional stateroom amenities include complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi, and first-run Hollywood movies on an in-room "Infotainment" system.
Who will like sailing on AmaLyra
Discerning travelers looking for a luxurious all-inclusive river cruise experience along the Danube, Main, Mosel or Rhine rivers. AmaLyra also offers beer- or jazz-themed cruises for those who appreciate the beverage or music.
Where AmaLyra sails
Home port: Budapest, Hungary
Destinations: The AmaLyra river cruises ply the waters of the Danube, Main, Mosel and Rhine rivers. Embark from Budapest to Bratislava, Vienna, Linz and Nuremburg.
Dining & cuisine
Gourmet dining in the AmaLyra Restaurant brings you sophisticated cuisine with attentive service. The fine regional cuisine is prepared under the direction of gold medal-winning chefs from Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Savor culinary masterpieces and free-flowing local wines at dinner, while surrounded by Europe’s heartland.
The culinary staff on board offers sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, the freshest produce and high quality choice cut meats and seafood.
Small group excursions
Set your own pace on shore excursions and enjoy the full attention of your guide. The complimentary small group shore excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination.
Complimentary bicycles and bike tours
AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedaling. AmaLyra carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.
Massage & beauty
As you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? Enjoy the services of the onboard hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise.
More onboard features
- Sun Deck with lounge chairs offering unimpeded panoramic views
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
- 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
- Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
- Whirlpool and walking track
- Fitness room and sauna
- Massage and hair salon
- Bicycles on board
- Gift shop
After dinner, enjoy engaging evening entertainment as different performers come on board each night.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Complimentary and unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
- Classic dishes and regionally-inspired cuisine made with fresh locally-sourced ingredients
- Daily excursions with expert guides and personal audio headsets
- Sun Deck with lounge chairs offering panoramic views
Top dining options on board
“AmaLyra is a spacious, high-quality vessel with elegant interior décor, excellent food and very good service.”