AmaVenita, along with twin sister AmaSerena, debuted in 2015 for sailings on the Rhine, Main and Danube. The 164-passenger ship will operate all APT's Royal Collection itineraries, which are designed specifically for guests from Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Royal Collection itineraries offer a range of enhancements not available to passengers of APT's US partner, AmaWaterways.
Cruises are escorted by an APT tour/cruise director, and fares include shore excursions, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks (excluding premium brands), Wi-Fi, tips and transfers. AmaVenita excursions include Royal Invitations, which comprise visits to Namedy Castle in Germany and private concerts in a Viennese palace.
AmaVenita will have a number of connecting cabins for families and groups travelling together. Guests who stay in the top suite categories receive extra benefits, such as room service dining, private butler service that includes ironing and shoe shining, and independent excursion booking.
Uncommon for a river vessel, AmaVenita has an outdoor splash pool with swim-up bar. Bicycles are also provided, free of charge, for passengers who wish to explore the bike paths along Europe’s rivers.
For more details about the ship, see the AmaWaterways AmaVenita review.
The 164-passenger AmaReina, which sails for Australia-based APT, offers a formal dining room and a casual all-day eatery, double-balcony cabins and a range of tour options.
APT's AmaLyra launched in 2009, joining nearly identical sister ships AmaDolce (2009), AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008), AmaLegro (2007) and AmaDagio (2006). The ship cruises along Europe's great inland waterways, including the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube.
APT co-owns AmaWaterways, a leading river cruise operator in Europe, and both companies operate the AmaBella. In Australia and New Zealand, the cruises are sold under the APT brand, with unique itineraries and inclusions.
Debuted in 2008, AmaCello features many of the modern conveniences river cruisers have come to love (and expect): wireless Internet, multifunction Web/TV systems, comfy sun decks and spacious bathrooms.All cabins have river views, making it a tempting option to simply relax in your room and watch the world glide by.