AmaLea

AmaLea Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaLea

Year built2018  /  Age : 1
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerAMAwaterways
OperatorAMAwaterways
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage3600 gt
Passengers158
Crew51
Decks4
Cabins79
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAmaKristina, AmaMora, Ama Siena, AmaStella, AmaViola
Christened byFilomena Andre

Current itinerary of AmaLea

AmaLea current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest. Prices start from USD 1529 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Mar, 2019 and ends on 29 Mar, 2019.

Date / TimePort
22 Mar     Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany   
23 Mar     Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany   
23 Mar     Passau, Germany   
24 Mar     Linz, Austria   
25 Mar     Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria   
26 Mar     Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria   
26 Mar     Krems an der Donau, Austria   
27 Mar     Vienna, Austria   
28 Mar     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Mar      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

Review of AmaLea

AmaWaterways AmaLea ship cruises on Danube River, Dutch and Belgian waterways, departing from homeports Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest. The 158-passenger riverboat Lea was inaugurated in 2018.

AmaLea cruise ship

Next are listed Siena's sisterships (the modified Concerto-class series) with their launch years - AmaKristina (2016), AmaMora (2019), AmaSiena (2020), AmaStella (2016), AmaViola (2016).

Cabins

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, decks 2-3)
  • 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 the 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 cruise tour 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 package 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 package 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

APT AmaLea boat is among company's newest river cruise ships of the modified Concerto-class. This is a new APT riverboat design featuring the "Twin Balcony" stateroom concept. It combines the traditional French Balcony with a second (covered, step-out) 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 Lea ship are the complimentary onboard bicycles used on shore excursions/tours in each port along the cruise itineraries.

Vessel's christening ceremony was on May 26, 2018, held in Vilshofen Germany.  Boat's godmother is Filomena Andre (AAA executive). She started as a travel agent, and in 2010 joined "AAA Southern California" as a 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 a welcome speech by the city's Mayor Florian Gams, gala dinner and fireworks show.

During the inaugural cruise season, 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 the 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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AmaLea Itineraries

The below listed AmaLea cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest AmaWaterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1529
2019 Mar 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2099
2019 Apr 05 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2592
2019 Apr 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2240
2019 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2592
2019 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3648
2019 May 03 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3859
2019 May 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest
2019 May 17 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau
2019 May 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4071
2019 May 31 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2874
2019 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2874
2019 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2874
2019 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2874
2019 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2874
2019 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2874
2019 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2874
2019 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3014
2019 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest
2019 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3507
2019 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2944
2019 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2488
2019 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3507
2019 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2417
2019 Nov 15 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1951
2019 Dec 13 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2346
2019 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2171
2019 Dec 27 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2021
2020 Mar 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $1713
2020 Mar 28 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2287
2020 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2082
2020 Apr 11 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2157
2020 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2231
2020 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2305
2020 May 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2603
2020 May 09 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2606
2020 May 23 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2680
2020 May 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2901
2020 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2901
2020 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2901
2020 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2825
2020 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3249
2020 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2902
2020 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4012
2020 Oct 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2902
2020 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2828
2020 Oct 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 Oct 24 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2677
2020 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2232
2020 Nov 07 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2084
2020 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $1760
2020 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1686
2020 Nov 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $3120
2020 Dec 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2384
2020 Dec 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2234