AmaLyra

AmaLyra Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaLyra

Year built2009  /  Age : 9
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Grave BV (Holland)
OwnerAMAwaterways
OperatorAMAwaterways
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage3350 gt
Passengers75 - 148
Crew41
Decks4
Cabins75
Decks with cabins3
Christened byMichelle Morgan

Current itinerary of AmaLyra

AmaLyra current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine. Prices start from USD 5918 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Paris, France   
21 Sep     Paris, France   
22 Sep     Vernon, France   
23 Sep     Le Havre, Paris, France   
23 Sep     Honfleur, France   
24 Sep     Rives-en-Seine, France   
25 Sep     Rouen, France   
26 Sep     Les Andelys, France   
27 Sep      Arriving in Paris, France   

Review of AmaLyra

The AmaLyra boat cruises on Mosel, Rhine and Danube rivers, departing from Budapest, Luxembourg, Nurnberg and Vilshofen/Munich.AmaLyra cruise ship

Cabins

AmaLyra has a total of 75 cabins (of which 4 Suite, 58 French Balconies, 13 with non-opening twin windows) in 7 grades.

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

  • Suites - JS (x3, deck3) - size 255ft2/24m2
  • Large Balcony Stateroom - AP (x1, deck3), size 225ft2/21m2
  • French Balcony Staterooms - A (x20, deck3), B (x28, decks2&3), C (x8, decks2&3) - size 170ft2/16m2
  • Single Balcony Staterooms - S (x1, deck2), size 140ft2/13m2
  • RiverView Staterooms - D (x7, deck1), E (x6, deck1) - sizes 170ft2/16m2.

Shipboard facilities

Introduced in 2009, AmaLyra quickly won the distinction "Best New River Cruise Ship". All contemporary artwork is the hallmark of Lyra luxurious vessel. Relax in the spacious accommodations and benefit from the additional amenities including Infotainment System and first-run Hollywood movies. 

Ship's restaurants include: Verde (dining room, located on the Cello Deck), al fresco dining (Main Lounge, Sun Deck). Gourmet dining in AmaLyra restaurant brings outstanding cuisine with attentive service. Fine regional cuisine is served under the directions of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gold medal chefs.

AmaLyra also has a Main Lounge & Bar (with Teak Front Deck terrace), Aft Lounge (observation), Lyra Lobby, Library, Gift Shop, Fitness & Spa, Massage & Beauty Salon, top-deck (jacuzzi, sun loungers, shaded seating area, walking track), 1 elevator (passenger lift).

AmaLyra cruise deals are inclusive of alcohol and soft beverages, Internet / Wi-Fi, all tours/excursions, coach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea/water.

AmaLyra 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 AmaLyra cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On AmaLyra 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 AmaLyra river cruise itineraries as themes:

  • "MELODIES OF THE DANUBE" and "BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY" are 12-days (sailing 7 days) Danube river cruises from Budapest to Prague. Disembarkation ports are, respectively, Vilshofen ("MELODIES") and Nuremberg ("DISCOVERY"). There are 7 optional and 10 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 2-night Prague luxury hotel package included.
  • "ROMANTIC DANUBE" and "LEGENDARY DANUBE" are 12-days (sailing 7 days) river cruises from Prague to Budapest, inclusive of 3-night Prague luxury hotel package, also 2-night Budapest hotel package ("LEGENDARY") and some free-time in Karlovy Vary during the Nuremberg-Prague transfer. Embarkation ports are, respectively, Vilshofen ("ROMANTIC") and Nuremberg ("LEGENDARY").
  • "EUROPE RIVERS AND CASTLES" is 14-days (sailing 7-days) Moselle and Main river cruise from Prague to Paris, and the reverse from Paris to Prague. There are 5 optional and 17 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 2-night Prague and 3-night Paris luxury hotel packages included.
  • "ULTIMATE RIVER CRUISE" is a 19-days (sailing 14 days) Moselle, Main and Danube cruise from Budapest to Paris, and the reverse from Paris to Budapest. There are 9 optional and 12 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 3-night Paris luxury hotel package included.
  • "TULIP TIME” is a 7-days Belgium and Holland river cruise from Amsterdam (round-trip) with 3 optional and 7 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares.

AmaLyra wiki

  • The APT AmaLyra boat is the 5th of the new generation AMA river cruise boats of the Aria-class (preceding the line's newest Concerto-class ships). Her sisters are AmaCelloAmaDagio (combined itineraries), AmaDanteAmaDolceAmaLegro. This is a new APT river cruise ship design featuring the "French Balcony" accommodations concept (sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors). Each of these riverboats is powered by two "Cummins" marine diesel engines (model "KTA 38 M1", total power output 1620 kW / 2170 HP).
  • An unique experience on AMAwaterways AmaLyra cruises are the complimentary bike tours. Guests can use the onboard bicycles on all excursions and tours organized in each of the ports along the itinerary routes.
  • The AMA cruise ship Lyra was launched in 2009 on April 12. It was christened in Vilshofen (Germany) by mrs Michelle Morgan - at that time President of "Signature Travel Network" company. "Signature Travel Network" is a cooperative of travel agencies and consulting offices worldwide, offering exclusive benefits on cruises, land tours, hotel and resort vacations with bookings through Signature.

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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AmaLyra Itineraries

The below listed AmaLyra 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
2018 May 31 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris
2018 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3867
2018 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3867
2018 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3867
2018 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3867
2018 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3766
2018 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$4718
2018 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3766
2018 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$4718
2018 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3766
2018 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3867
2018 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$8168
2018 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$4066
2018 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$4066
2018 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$4066
2018 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$5918
2018 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$4066
2018 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3968
2018 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3867
2018 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3766
2018 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3567
2018 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3368
2018 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Paris & Normandy Paris$3267
2019 May 30 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$4492
2019 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$4642
2019 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$4642
2019 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$5018
2019 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Romantic Seine Paris$4718