AmaStella

AmaStella Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaStella

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
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
Passengers79 - 161
Crew49
Decks4
Cabins79
Decks with cabins3
Christened byCarole Smethurst

Current itinerary of AmaStella

AmaStella current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 3766 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2018 and ends on 24 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep      Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland   
18 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
19 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
20 Sep     Mannheim, Germany(Tours ashore)   
21 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
21 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Koblenz, Germany(Overnight)   
22 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
23 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
24 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

Review of AmaStella

The AmaStella boat cruises on Rhine and Danube Rivers departing from Budapest, Nuremberg and Vilshofen. The 158-passenger AmaStella debuts in 2016. She also features the advanced AmaWaterways design and exclusive Twin Balconies.

AmaStella cruise ship

Cabins

AmaStella has a total of 79 cabins (of which 4 Suite, 45 Twin Balcony, 18 French Balconies, 12 with a not-opening window) in 8 grades. The exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most of the staterooms, measuring the spacious 235 sq.feet. 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

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

AmaStella also has an Observation Lounge (with al fresco Teak Front Deck), Main Lounge & Bar, Stella 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 Stella tend to be 45+, mainly American. 

AmaStella 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.

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

  • “MELODIES OF THE DANUBE” are 11-days (sailing 7 days) Danube river cruises from Budapest to Prague (Vilshofen disembarkation, inclusive of 2-night Prague luxury hotel package). There are shore excursions in every port, included in fares.
  • “ROMANTIC DANUBE” are 11-days (sailing 7 days) river cruises from Vilshofen to Budapest. They additionally include 3-night Prague luxury hotel packages.
  • "CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE DANUBE" are 10-days (sailing 7 days) Christmas Markets cruises from Nuremberg to Budapest, visiting Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, with 2-nights in Prague. Other special offers are the “Wine” themed river cruises featuring famous wine connoisseurs as guest lecturers.

AmaStella wiki

  • The APT AmaStella boat is among the newest generation AMA river cruise ships of the Concerto-class. Her sisters are AmaLea (2018), AmaViola (2016), AmaKristina (2016), AmaMora (2019), and also AmaBella, AmaCertoAmaPrimaAmaReinaAmaSerenaAmaSonataAmaVerde 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 AmaStella cruises is the complimentary using of onboard bicycles on shore excursions/tours in each of the ports along the itineraries.
  • On June 14, 2016, in Vilshofen was held the ship's christening ceremony. The boat’s godmother is Mrs Carole Smethurst - owner of Bicton Travel (Perth Australia based agency). The naming ceremony was attended by AmaWaterways co-founders Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner, also by shipbuilders, crew, local politicians, travel agents, media representatives. On June 15 (also in Vilshofen) was christened the sister-ship AmaViola.

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.

AmaStella - user reviews and comments

AmaStella Itineraries

The below listed AmaStella 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 28 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3567
2018 May 28 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4268
2018 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3567
2018 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3567
2018 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4268
2018 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3466
2018 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3466
2018 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3466
2018 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3466
2018 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3668
2018 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4118
2018 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3668
2018 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3298
2018 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3766
2018 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4342
2018 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3766
2018 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3766
2018 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4492
2018 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3766
2018 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5248
2018 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3766
2018 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4492
2018 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3668
2018 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5248
2018 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3466
2018 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4342
2018 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3368
2018 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5248
2018 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4042
2018 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3068
2018 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$4348
2018 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2967
2018 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3742
2018 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2967
2018 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2018 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$4348
2018 Nov 26 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3068
2018 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3068
2018 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$4348
2018 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3068
2018 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3068
2018 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$4348
2018 Dec 24 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3068