First Glimpse AMAWATERWAYS' 162-passenger AmaBella debuted in May 2010. The ship sails itineraries along Europe's great waterways, including the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube.
Here's what you can expect on an AmaBella cruise:
The line offers nearly all-inclusive cruising. Beyond the cruise ship standards -½- food, accommodation, entertainment -- there's wine and beer with dinner, unlimited Internet use and guided tours in each port. There are also about 20 bikes available for exploring onshore (no additional fee).
Standard cabins are 170 - 235 square feet, a solid size for a river cruise industry where cabins are typically in the 150-square-foot range. All cabins have "Infotainment" setups, basically flat-screen TVs with Internet access, movie and music libraries, bow and navigational cams and more. The Violin and Cello decks have cabins with the line's new "twin balcony" setup, a combination French-and-true balcony. Cabins on the lower Piano deck feature picture windows right at the water line. There are also a quartet of 350-square-foot suites with twin balconies.
There are two lounges on AmaBella -- a large main lounge at the bow and a more intimate lounge located aft -- that offer panoramic views of Europe, as well as an intimate wine bar. The sun deck features a heated pool, a putting green and plenty of loungers. Other onboard amenities include an elevator, small fitness area and a treatment room.