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AmaVida

AmaVida Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaVida

Year built2013  /  Age : 6
BuilderNavalria Shipyard (Aveiro, Portugal)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
OwnerDouro Azul
OperatorAMAwaterways
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Passengers106
Crew30
Decks4
Cabins54
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAmaDouro
Christened bySharon Stone

Review of AmaVida

MS AmaVida boat cruises on Douro River in Portugal, departing from Oporto Portugal. Cruisetour itineraries are out of Porto (embarkation), but bookings offer departures either from Lisbon (Portugal) or Madrid (Spain). The itinerary route is through Douro River Valley - Portugal's wine region known as Alto Douro.

AmaVida cruise ship (Portugal, Douro River)

Just like most of the top-luxury riverboats in Portugal, the AMA Vida ship is a partnership between AmaWaterways (US company) and the Portuguese cruise line and tour operator Douro Azul (shipowner and boat's co-operator). MS AmaVida is a modified design Concerto-class APT river ship made specifically for cruising on Douro River. Boat's unique design resulted in elegance, spacious accommodations, spacious public areas and some really unique for a river cruiser features. The AmaVida ship is also operated by APT Touring (Australian cruise tour company).

AmaVida cruise ship (Portugal, Douro River)

AmaVida's sistership is AmaDouro (2019).

Cabins

AmaVida is a 106-passenger ship featuring spacious staterooms, ranging up to 323 sq.ft and most of them have balconies. The ship has a total number of 53 cabins (of which 2 Suite, 36 Balconies, 15 with a non-opening window). Most AmaVida cabins are French Balcony rooms (with floor-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a railing). All Suites are combined with a second floor-ceiling window. The number of all cabin categories is 6 (max capacity 2 guests per cabin).

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

  • Suites - SU (x2, deck3) - size 323ft2/30m2
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x18, deck3), B (x14, deck2), C (x4, deck2) - size 215ft2/20m2
  • RiverView Staterooms - D (x8, deck1), E (x8, deck1) - size 161ft2/15m2.

Shipboard facilities

Ship's restaurants include Vida (dining room), "Al Fresco" (32 seats), casual dining (Bar Lounge, Sun Deck). Gourmet dining on AmaVida features International and traditional Portuguese cuisine specialities, premium service, open-deck al fresco dining option. Free-flowing local wines are provided at lunch and dinner.

AmaVida also has a Main Lounge & Bar (connected to a Teak Front Deck terrace), Vida Lobby, Gift Shop, Gym/Fitness room, Spa /Massage room, top-deck (swimming pool, sun loungers, shaded seating area, helipad).

AmaVida cruise deals are inclusive of alcohol and soft beverages, Internet / Wi-Fi, all tours/excursions, land transfers, live evening entertainment (by local performers), daily enrichment lectures, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea (speciality teas-coffees complemented with snacks and fresh juices). 

AmaWaterways cruise ship (Portugal, Douro River)

AmaVida 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 AmaVida cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On AmaVida cruises, AmaWaterways lines offer discount airfare travel deals on major airlines (without charging Flight Deviation fees).

River Cruise Itineraries

Ama Vida cruises exclusively on Douro River departing from Oporto.

AmaWaterways AmaDouro cruise itinerary is themed "ENTICING DOURO”. It offers 12-days (sailing 7 days) Douro river cruises from Porto (roundtrip cruising, but leaving from Lisbon / hotel stay and guided touring). There are 7 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 3-night Lisbon luxury hotel package included in the fares. Next table shows the itinerary as port sequence. Prices start from ~USD 3000 pp.

Date / TimePort
06 AprDeparting from Porto, Portugal
07 AprEntre-os-Rios, Portugal
07 AprPorto-Leixoes, Portugal
08 AprPinhao, Portugal
08 AprRegua, Portugal
09 AprBarca d'Alva, Portugal
10 AprVega de Terron (Salamanca), Spain
11 AprPinhao, Portugal
12-13 Apr (overnight)Arriving in Porto, Portugal

"PORT WINE and FLAMENCO" are 15-days (sailing 7 days) Portugal and Spain river cruises from Lisbon to Madrid, and the reverse from Madrid to Lisbon. There are a total of 9 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 3-night Lisbon and 3-night Madrid luxury hotel packages included in the fares.

AmaVida wiki

  • AmaVida boat is the first of all two AMAwaterways ships (together with AmaDouro) operating luxury river cruises in Portugal. The vessel is operated by AMAwaterways "AmaVoyages" division via a partnership with "Douro Azul" (Portuguese river cruise tour company founded 1993). AmaVida The ship was christened by the movie-star Sharon Stone. 
  • The ship is a new (modified) riverboat design adapted for the specifics of River Douro - one of the biggest rivers on the Iberian Peninsula. This waterway starts near Duruelo de la Sierra (Spain) and ends at Oporto (Portugal). Famous for its port-wines production, the whole Douro Valley region is designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Along with its modern look (marine design by CMT Engineering Ltd), MS AmaVida features the convenience of onboard mini-helicopter tours, One of the ship's many "green technology" features are the solar panels (installed on the awning's roof photovoltaic panels, covering total area 155 m2 / 1670 ft2) and combined diesel-electric propulsion.
  • A unique experience on AMAwaterways river cruise tours in Portugal are the complimentary bike tours. Guests can use the onboard bicycles on all excursions and tours organized in each of the itinerary ports.

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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AmaVida Itineraries

The below listed AmaVida 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 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2014
2019 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2718
2019 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2718
2019 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $3218
2019 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $3218
2019 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2374
2019 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2514
2019 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2444
2019 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes
2019 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2233
2019 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes $2092
2020 Mar 31 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes
2020 Apr 07 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $1510
2020 Apr 14 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes
2020 Apr 21 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $1879
2020 Apr 28 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes
2020 May 05 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2701
2020 May 19 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $3294
2020 May 26 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2775
2020 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $3887
2020 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2554
2020 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2554
2020 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2554
2020 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2204
2020 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2425
2020 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2204
2020 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2425
2020 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2204
2020 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2499
2020 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2702
2020 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2702
2020 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $3442
2020 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2702
2020 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron $2923
2020 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $3368
2020 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron
2020 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Vega de Terron Porto-Leixoes $2627
2020 Nov 03 7 days, one-way from Vega de Terron to Porto-Leixoes Vega de Terron
2020 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes $2324

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