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The AmaLyra has garnered recognition as a top-tier ship, offering unparalleled comfort and style. The rippling Main Lounge carpet is reminiscent of the flowing river you will cruise down, and elegant love seats adorned in various shades of blue provide no shortage of comfortable places to lounge throughout your sailing. The ship's French balconies guarantee breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery, and her cabins are equipped with Entertainment-On-Demand, unlimited WiFi, movies, music, and English-language TV.

The Main Restaurant and The Chef's Table offer exquisite cuisine served in delightful, multi-course presentations, while the sauna, whirlpool, and the massage and hair salon give you every chance to indulge in ultimate relaxation. Last, but not least, AmaLyra's sun-deck walking track, fitness room, and fleet of complimentary bikes make it easy to stay active while traveling. Each sailing on the AmaLyra is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

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Included Dining

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The Main Restaurant

AmaWaterways’ expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. Breakfast and lunch offer mouthwatering dishes that include a selection of made-to-order menu items. Dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious entrées. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Specialty Dining

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The Chef's Table Restaurant

Join a few of your fellow travelers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen – usually hidden – becomes part of the entertainment, giving you the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special multi-course meal before your eyes. Indulge in delectable dishes, uniquely offered in the local regions of sailing, served with unlimited fine wines that are hand-selected for each dinner. The Chef's Table typically holds approximately 24-28 people and offers the same menu each evening per week of sailing so that all guests have the chance to experience this one-of-a-kind venue. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Bars & Lounges

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Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar is an enjoyable location whether you want to relax or socialize with fellow travelers. Equipped with a full selection of well and premium liquors and a large variety of drink options, the Lounge is sure to have something on the menu for every craving.

Sip N Sail in the Lounge

The Sip N Sail is a unique, featured experience in the Lounge where guests can sample an array of included drinks from a specially crafted menu. A new “Drink of the Day” will accompany every afternoon of your trip, giving you one more thing to look forward to at the end of each day.


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The AmaLyra offers a diverse schedule of entertainment catered to each itinerary. Whether it’s an engaging live performance featuring local music, an enlightening lecture on destination history and landmarks, or a curated wine sampling session, every onboard experience will add to the charm of your journey.


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Soak up some rays or take a dip in the refreshing pool with a swim-up bar as you pass by centuries-old castles, charming villages and other breathtaking scenery. In port, a fleet of complimentary bicycles is available for guests to join guided tours, or to set off on their own exploration through Europe.

Spa & Fitness

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The onboard Fitness Room offers the opportunity to hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from one destination to the next. Guests can also connect with fellow travelers by joining a class conducted by one of AmaWaterways’ Wellness Coaches. The Spa is a relaxing space where you can unwind after a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a soothing massage.


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A small selection of sundries is available alongside AmaWaterways branded clothing items. You can also browse a selection of locally-crafted favorites inspired by the regions of sailing.


AmaWaterways allows children as young as 4 years of age to board. Children ages 4-10 can share a cabin with their parents. Any children younger than 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a guardian aged 18 or older in cabin. AmaWaterways does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities.

Children may enjoy AmaWaterways’ active excursions such as hiking, exploring the cities they visit, and bicycle tours. There is a pool onboard every ship and AmaWaterways encourages generational traveling for families.


There is no casino available onboard the AmaLyra.



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