AmaViola

AmaViola Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaViola

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
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
Passengers158
Crew51
Decks4
Cabins79
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAmaKristina, AmaLea, AmaMora, Ama Siena, AmaStella
Christened byJackie Friedman

Current itinerary of AmaViola

AmaViola current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen. Prices start from USD 2240 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Mar, 2019 and ends on 30 Mar, 2019.

Date / TimePort
23 Mar     Budapest, Hungary   
24 Mar     Budapest, Hungary   
25 Mar     Bratislava, Slovakia   
26 Mar     Vienna, Austria   
27 Mar     Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria   
27 Mar     Neuhofen an der Ybbs, Austria   
27 Mar     Grein, Austria   
28 Mar     Linz, Austria   
29 Mar     Passau, Germany   
29 Mar     Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany   
30 Mar      Arriving in Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany   

Review of AmaViola

AmaWaterways AmaViola ship cruises on Rhine and Danube rivers departing from homeports Amsterdam, Budapest, Zurich and Prague. The 158-passenger riverboat Viaola was inaugurated in 2016.

AmaViola cruise ship

Next are listed Siena's sisterships (the modified Concerto-class series) with their launch years - AmaKristina (2016), AmaLea (2018), AmaMora (2019), AmaSiena (2020), AmaStella (2016).

Cabins

AmaViola 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. 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, decks 2-3)
  • 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 the Main Dining Room, Chef’s Table (tasting menu), Wine Bar (private), Sun Deck (alfresco).

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

AmaViola 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.

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

  • "MAGNIFICENT EUROPE" is 16-days (sailing 15 days) Rhine-Main-Danube river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam and the reverse from Amsterdam to Budapest. There are 5 optional and 16 complimentary land tours/excursions included.
  • "ENCHANTING RHINE” are 13-days (sailing 7 days) Rhine river cruises from Zurich to Amsterdam and the reverse from Amsterdam to Zurich (Basel disembarkation /embarkation). There are 4 optional and 8 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus a 2-night Lucerne hotel package included in the fares.
  • “MELODIES OF THE DANUBE” are 12-days (sailing 7 days) Danube river cruises from Budapest to Prague (Vilshofen disembarkation, inclusive of 2-night Prague luxury hotel package). There are 7 optional and 10 complimentary land tours/excursions included.
  • “ROMANTIC DANUBE” are 12-days (sailing 7 days) river cruises from Budapest to Prague (Nuremberg disembarkation). They additionally include 2-night Budapest and 3-night Prague luxury hotel packages, and some free-time in Karlovy Vary during the Nuremberg-Prague transfer.
  • "TULIP TIME" are 9-days (sailing 7 days) cruises roundtrip from Amsterdam through The Netherlands and Belgium in springtime.
  • "CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE DANUBE" are 11-days (sailing 8 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.

AmaViola wiki

APT AmaViola 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 Viola ship are the complimentary onboard bicycles used on shore excursions/tours in each port along the cruise itineraries.

On June 15, 2016, in Vilshofen was held vessel's christening ceremony. The boat’s godmother is Mrs Jackie Friedman - president of Nexion LLC (travel 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. A local band performed a song written specifically for the new riverboat. On June 14 (also in Vilshofen) was christened the sister-ship AmaStella.

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.

AmaViola - user reviews and comments

AmaViola Itineraries

The below listed AmaViola 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 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2240
2019 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3084
2019 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3296
2019 Apr 13 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3507
2019 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3014
2019 Apr 28 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $2347
2019 May 05 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $7226
2019 May 19 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2874
2019 May 26 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3296
2019 Jun 02 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5114
2019 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2874
2019 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5535
2019 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2524
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2874
2019 Jul 28 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4835
2019 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2663
2019 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2874
2019 Aug 25 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5185
2019 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3085
2019 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2874
2019 Sep 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5606
2019 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3014
2019 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2944
2019 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2558
2019 Nov 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3366
2019 Nov 10 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2021
2019 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $3295
2019 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2521
2019 Dec 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2021
2020 Mar 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $1863
2020 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1787
2020 Apr 13 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1936
2020 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2084
2020 May 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2532
2020 May 11 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2606
2020 May 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 May 25 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2680
2020 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2901
2020 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2901
2020 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2901
2020 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2901
2020 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2901
2020 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2680
2020 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2901
2020 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2530
2020 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2825
2020 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2902
2020 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3123
2020 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2828
2020 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2754
2020 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $2680
2020 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2306
2020 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $2232
2020 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2084
2020 Nov 16 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $1760
2020 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $1936
2020 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $2605
2020 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2384
2020 Dec 21 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2084
2020 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2234