AmaLea Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaLea

Year built2018  /  Age : 1
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers79 - 158
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAmaViola, AmaStella, AmaKristina
Christened byFilomena Andre

Review of AmaLea

MS AmaLea boat cruises on Danube River, Dutch and Belgian waterways, departing from Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest. The 158-passenger AmaLea cruise ship was scheduled for launch in 2018. 

AmaLea cruise ship


AmaLea features the advanced AmaWaterways design and exclusive Twin Balconies available in most of the staterooms, measuring the spacious 235 sq.feet. The ship has a total number of 79 cabins (of which 4 Suite, 45 Twin Balcony, 18 French Balconies, 12 with a not-opening window) in 8 grades. Four suites are available of 350 sq.feet each. 

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - SU (x4, deck3)
  • Twin Balcony Staterooms - AA (x8, deck3), AB (x10, deck2), BA (x12, deck3), BB (x15, deck2)
  • Balcony Staterooms - C (x18, decks2&3)
  • RiverView Staterooms - D (x8), E (x4, deck1).

Shipboard facilities

AmaLea restaurants include: Main Dining Room, Chef’s Table (tasting menu), Wine Bar (private), Sun Deck (alfresco). Guests can have gourmet dining and free-flowing wines at the multiple dining venues.

The ship also has an Observation Lounge (with al fresco Teak Front Deck), Main Lounge & Bar, Lea Atrium (lobby), Fireside Library, Gift Shop, Fitness & Sauna, top-deck (pool/jacuzzi, swim-up bar, sundeck loungers and shaded relaxation area, giant chess, putting green, walking track), 1 elevator (passenger lift). Passengers on AMA Lea tend to be 45+, mainly American. 

AmaLea cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (and Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions (including on bikes), ground transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.

AmaLea river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative AMA cruise rates. They might be different when you book your AmaWaterways AmaLea cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On AmaLea cruises, AmaWaterways lines offer discount airfare travel deals on major airlines (without charging Flight Deviation fees).

RIver Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of AmaWaterways ship AmaLea river cruise itineraries as themes:

  • "TULIP TIME CRUISE" are 10-days (sailing 8 days) river cruises through The Netherlands & Belgium round-trip from Amsterdam. There is a 2-night Amsterdam hotel package included in the fares.
  • "BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY" are 13-days (sailing 8 days) river cruises to Nuremberg, visiting Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. There are 2-night Budapest and 3-night Prague hotel packages included in the fares.
  • "THE ROMANTIC DANUBE" / "THE ROMANTIC DANUBE (WINE THEMED)" are 11-days (sailing 8 days) river cruises from Vilshofen to Budapest, visiting Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia. There is a 3-night Prague hotel packages included in the fares.
  • "MELODIES OF THE DANUBE" / "MELODIES OF THE DANUBE (WINE THEMED)" are 11-days (sailing 8 days) river cruises from Vilshofen to Budapest, visiting Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia. There is a 3-night Prague hotel packages included in the fares.
  • "ICONIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS" are 10-days (sailing 8 days) Christmas Markets cruises from Prague to Budapest, visiting the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary, with 2-nights in Prague. Other special offers are the guided shore excursions in every port visited including Limited Edition Tours.

AmaLea wiki

  • The APT AmaLea boat is among the newest generation AMA river cruise ships of the Concerto-class. Her sisters are AmaKristina (2016), AmaViola (2016), AmaStella (2016), AmaMora (2019), and also AmaBellaAmaCerto, AmaPrima, AmaReina, AmaSerenaAmaSonataAmaVerde and AmaVista. This is a new APT river cruise boat design featuring the "Twin Balcony" accommodations concept. It combines the traditional French Balcony with a second covered open-air verandah for all-weather use. Each of these riverboats is powered by two "Caterpillar" marine diesel engines (model "C32 DITA ACERT" V-12, total power output 1900 kW / 2550 HP).
  • Another unique feature of AMAwaterways AmaLea cruises is the complimentary using of onboard bicycles on shore excursions/tours in each of the ports along the itineraries.
  • The vessel's christening ceremony was on May 26, 2018, in Vilshofen Germany.  Boat's godmother is Filomena Andre (AAA executive). She started as travel agent, and in 2010 joined "AAA Southern California" as travel product manager. The event was organized as 7-day celebration cruise, attended by Filomena Andre, Rudi Schreiner (company's President) Kristin Karst (company's Executive Vice President), international media and travel industry representatives. Ship's Captain is Jan de Bruijn. The ceremony in Vilshofen also included welcome speech by city's Mayor Florian Gams, gala dinner and fireworks show.
  • During the ianugural cruise season, AmaLea AmaLea had scheduled all six "Tulip Time" themed itineraries before starting the 7-day Danube River cruise program (Vilshofen-Budapest). Two of the 2018 voyages (in November) were wine-themed and hosted by Amelia Ceja (Ceja Vineyards Napa CA's president) and Frederick Frank (Dr Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars NY's president). The inaugural season also had scheduled four Christmas Market-themed cruises on Danube.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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