AmaSonata

4.8/5 |
The AmaSonata features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.
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Onboard Features

Activities & Services

Gratuities:

Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion.

Dining and Cuisine:

AmaSonata offers an array of dining options for your culinary enjoyment. Enjoy Cha?ne des R?tisseurs culinary creations in the main dining room or in the Chef's Table restaurant with its own private chef. On select days, guests can enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck.

Small Group Excursions:

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you?re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. AmaWaterways hires the top local guides in every location. You won't find more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you?re visiting. AmaWaterways offers a ?Gentle Walkers? group, for those who?d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an ?Active Walkers? group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a ?Late Starter? group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Public Areas:

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano, and dance floor
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Heated pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon
  • Bicycles onboard
  • Walking track
  • Glass Elevator (reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck)

Onboard Entertainment:

After dinner, guests are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Complimentary Bicycles and Bike Tours:

AmaSonata carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for guests to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

Impeccable Service:

With AmaWaterways you?ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority.

Complimentary Internet and Entertainment On-Demand:

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry?s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as ?Infotainment.? Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. The exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood?s current releases, a selection of classic films, or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You?ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports, and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It?s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it?s completely complimentary.

Massage and Beauty Salon:

As you sail through Europe?s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are expert hair stylists, massage and beauty therapists at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you?re on board with AmaWaterways.










Ship Staterooms

Every feature in an AmaWaterways stateroom was thoughtfully conceived with guests' comfort in mind. Staterooms and suites give you the space to sit back and relax in between meals and exploration. Artfully crafted to a first-class standard, each room is equipped with innovative designs, plush bedding, multi-jet showerheads, and many other special touches that make you feel like you're getting the royal treatment.

Your stateroom was designed to ensure that you travel in luxury from one stunning destination to the next. Set the climate control to your preference and slip into a terrycloth bathrobe as you unwind. Turn on the Entertainment on Demand system and put on a newly-released movie. Switch your flat-screen monitor into computer mode and hop on the internet to post your adventures on social media. Your spacious stateroom is yours to relax in and enjoy as you see fit.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Ship Deckplans

Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Twin Balcony - Suite
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA+
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AB
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BB
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony - C
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - D
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - E
Sun Deck

Violin Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Twin Balcony - Suite
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA+
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AB
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BB
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony - C
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - D
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - E
Violin Deck

Cello Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Twin Balcony - Suite
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA+
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AB
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BB
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony - C
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - D
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - E
Cello Deck

Piano Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Twin Balcony - Suite
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA+
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - AB
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BA
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony - BB
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony - C
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - D
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows - E
Piano Deck

Featured Sailings

Ratings & Reviews

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Review of AMA Waterways Rhine River Cruise

| Rhine River
Had a great cruise. The two (2) weeks went by very fast. The three (3) days in Zurich and two (2) days in Lucerne were great. Switzerland is a beautiful country. As my brother who works for the US Government says it is "Gods" country.

Melodies of the Danube

| Melodies of the Danube, Budapest to Munich
Felt like it was my own private Ship. Budapest and Vienna beautiful, so much to see, so little time.

Rhine Cruise - Zurich and Lucerne Pre Cruise

| Zurich to Amsterdam
AmaWaterways was very accommodating to all passengers fitness abilities. All excursions had tour guides for active walkers, regular, and slower walkers with no steps. Plus hiking tours and bicycling tours, very impressive. Everything was very well done. My only complaint would be they had no mint to make Mojitos, the only thing I drink! Also as everywhere, they have every kind of coffee for folks but make little effort for tea drinkers. I prefer Chia Lattes which I could make with their machines but they do not offer Chia tea bags!

Danube cruise delight

| Munich,Viena, Budapest
My wife and I are retired and in our late 60's and we had a great week long river cruise on the Danube. The ship is small enough to become quickly acquainted with staff and other passengers. there was a nice assortment of daily activities to be as busy as you wanted to be or just sit back and relax. They tried to accommodate all levels of physical activity from gentle walkers, to hikers and bikers. All 3 meals each day had a good selection of items with new daily specials. We enjoyed the food and staff. The entertainment after dinner was good but not great. Rooms were small but clean and comfortable. Overall a great experience.

Cruise critique

| Danube River Cruise
Amazing cruise, best ship on the river. Everything exceeded our expectations!! Every meal was a 5 star experience. The wines were all excellent and from local vineyards. Staff excellent and went out of there way to make everything perfect! I don't think there can be a better river cruise than with AmaWaterways. Their ships are far superior to other lines we saw during the cruise.

Spotless and outstanding service

| Danube river, Passau to Budapest
Lovely trip. Ship is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, and service is outstanding. This trip I was on the second deck, well toward the stern, compared to the third deck on my previous cruises. I did note more engine noise and vibration but it wasn't an issue. Actually, it was pretty soothing. And there was no noticeable noise from the deck above. My only issue is, as a solo traveler, waivers and extras are hit and miss, even for a repeat customer. My travel advisor was able to pursue an upgrade but still, there were several empty cabins on this sailing so the line was a little stingy as far as I'm concerned.

Danube Review

| Romantic Danube River cruise
First River cruise. Loved the smaller ship and fewer passengers.

Tulip Time Cruise April 2015

| Amsterdam round trip
We spent Easter 2015 aboard the AmaSonata on a Tulip Time cruise.  This itinerary is very busy with 2 or more stops per day.  Be sure to see Kinderdik windmills; Keukenhof gardens from Amsterdam; take the canal cruise as well as an evening Amsterdam canal cruise, if possible.  Explore the little towns and take time to enjoy the atmosphere, have a beverage and let the charm of these villages surround you while you relax. 
 
Bruges, Belguim was beautiful, but very crowded and a long distance from the port towns - well worth the trip but do know you will encounter lots of other tourists.  Meals in this town take forever on a busy day so consider a casual meal and allowing more time to explore.
 
The tour guides were amazing - Ama provides wonderful options to select in the many quaint, ancient towns.  These guides tell the fun stories of these countries and take you back in time!
 
The staff on board is outstanding.  They want to get you everything you want and more.  They learn your preferences and greet you daily with enthusiasm and true caring.  The owners of this company show how much they want to please each and every passenger and their warmth and thoughtfulness is carried out by the fabulous people on board each ship.
 
Consider taking this itinerary the 2nd or 3rd week of April. The weather may be more consistent and the flower fields should be hitting the peak of the season.

Amasonata

| Budapest to Prague

Rhine River Cruise

| Rhine river
The musical tour in thd evening is not worth the time. Some tours had too much free time before heading back to ship.

Vacation

| Amsterdam, Germany, France and Switzerland
This was our second cruise on AMA and will look forward to booking another one in a year. The ship was very comfortable, staff was great. The tours were informative and fun. Great that the tours had different levels of walking. I was babying a bad knee and the gentle walkers was just what I needed. If I had a complaint, it would be that I thought the food was to salty for my taste. The presentation of the food was spot on.

danube

| budapest
trip was great. weak piano player

Amazing Danube River Cruise

| Chesky Krumlov
Excellent experience!

Our first River Cruise Experience

| Danube: Nuremberg to Budapest
Ship, crew, & itinerary were absolutely fantastic. AmaWaterways and the AmaSonata were first class from start to finish.

Legendary Danube Cruise

| Prague, Pilzen, Passau, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna, Budapest
This was an unbelievable 10 days trip. Yes we had to change itinerary a bit due to low water on the Danube, but the changes made by the cruise director were great . Tough job to change itinerary on such short notice and still make the excursions perfect. We probably will never go back to a large ship again after doing this cruise. It's very personable. You get to know pretty much every staff member on the ship on a personal basis. Ama was a great company to do the cruise with also and we probably will not even try one of the others when this was already so great. Dejan was such a great cruise director. We would love to do another cruise with him. We already put down a deposit for our next cruise with Ama.

The AmaSonata is a sister ship to the AmaCerto and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

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