AmaViola

AmaViola Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaViola

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
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
Passengers79 - 158
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins79
Decks with cabins3
Christened byJackie Friedman

Current itinerary of AmaViola

AmaViola current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau. Prices start from USD 3766 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2018 and ends on 28 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
22 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
23 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
24 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
25 Sep     Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria(Tours ashore)   
26 Sep     Linz, Austria   
27 Sep     Passau, Germany   
28 Sep      Arriving in Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany   

Review of AmaViola

The AmaViola boat cruises on Rhine and Danube Rivers departing from Amsterdam, Budapest, Zurich and Prague. The 158-passenger AmaViola debuted in 2016. She features the advanced AmaWaterways design and exclusive Twin Balconies.

AmaViola cruise ship

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, 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).

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 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 cruisetour 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" are 16-days (sailing 15 days) Rhine-Main-Danube river cruises 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 spring time.
  • "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

  • The APT AmaViola boat is the 9th among the newest generation AMA river cruise ships of the Concerto-class. Her sisters are AmaLea (2018), AmaKrisitna (2016), AmaStella (2016), AmaMora (2019), and also AmaBella, AmaCerto, AmaPrimaAmaReinaAmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaVerde 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 AmaViola cruises is the complimentary using of onboard bicycles on shore excursions/tours in each of the ports along the itinerary routes.
  • On June 15, 2016, in Vilshofen was held the ship'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
2018 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3567
2018 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3567
2018 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3567
2018 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3567
2018 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3567
2018 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3466
2018 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3466
2018 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3466
2018 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3466
2018 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3466
2018 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3466
2018 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3668
2018 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3766
2018 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3766
2018 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3766
2018 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3766
2018 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3766
2018 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3766
2018 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3567
2018 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3267
2018 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3166
2018 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau$3068
2018 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$5248
2018 Nov 16 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$2967
2018 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3068
2018 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$5436
2018 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$3068
2018 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3068
2018 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$5436
2018 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$3068
2018 Dec 19 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$5436
2018 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest$3068
2018 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$5436