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AmaMora Review

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AmaMora
4.5 / 5.0
7 reviews

Pros
Lots of active excursions, exercise classes, an outdoor pool and twin balconies
Cons
The pool bar is rarely staffed and the water is too warm to be refreshing
Bottom Line
A wide variety of activities allows a more personalized river cruise

About

Passengers
156

Crew
51

Passenger to Crew
3.06:1

Launched
2019

Shore Excursions
64
Sails To
Europe
Sails From
AmaWaterways Cruise Deals
Louise Goldsbury
Cruise Critic Contributor

AmaMora Overview

As AmaWaterways' 23rd ship, AmaMora encompasses the best offerings of the European fleet, with a focus on fitness, food and shore excursions. Compared to some other river cruise lines, there's more choices of guided tours (up to four options per day) and fun ways to keep fit and active.

One of the ship's greatest attractions is its wellness program, led by a qualified wellness coach. Every day sees multiple exercise classes, ranging from easy stretching to high-intensity circuits, as well as the thoroughly enjoyable Champagne yoga in the sun. Escorted jogs and brisk walks are held ashore, along with hiking and cycling in most ports of call.

Shore excursions also range from gentle, such as walking and wine tasting, to challenging, like a trek through Germany's Black Forest. For independent explorers, the ship carries a fleet of bicycles, which can be borrowed for riverside rides, and there's always free time to look around after tours, too.

Although it's identical to sister ship AmaLea, AmaMora has one point of difference: The Chef's Table restaurant is slightly larger, seating 34 people, and it boasts the line's first retractable aft veranda. This would be perfect for alfresco dining; alas, it's not often possible as the ship usually sails through the evening and the balcony can only extend when the ship is docked.

The main restaurant and lounge also serve food all day and night, so nobody will go hungry or thirsty. Passengers can enjoy an all-day tapas menu, afternoon tea and late-night bar snacks on top of the usual three meals a day. Wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary during lunch and dinner, plus a bonus happy hour (which adds free cocktails) and a couple of special events. It's more than enough for most people.

AmaMora is a visually pleasing, comfortable and casual ship with a friendly ambience and a good-humored, proficient crew in all departments. Entertainment is low-key but can get lively at the disco night and trivia. On those evenings, nonparticipants will have nowhere quiet to relax indoors; luckily, the cabins are pleasant and spacious enough to unwind in private and enjoy the view from your bed or balcony.

AmaMora hosts a few specialty sailings, such as Adventures by Disney cruises, when its interconnecting and triple-occupancy rooms become useful for families. All other departures are aimed at adults. An extensive range of wine cruises, organized with partner vineyards, also make this lovely ship a top choice for oenophiles.

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Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals and snacks in both restaurants and lounge
  • House wine, beer, soft drinks and water during lunch and dinner
  • Predinner happy hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits
  • Juice, water and sparkling wine at breakfast
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and bottled water 24/7
  • Shore excursions
  • All daily activities
  • Use of fitness room and exercise classes
  • Use of bicycles
  • In-cabin on-demand movies

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Drinks not mentioned above
  • Massages in the spa room
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Airfares

Top AmaMora Itineraries

AmaMora
7 night captivating rhine (wine cruise)

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Cologne, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Basel

7 night Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)

AmaMora

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Fellow Passengers

The average age on AmaWaterways cruises is 61, with the majority of passengers from North America, followed by the U.K. and other English-speaking countries. Most passengers are retired or almost retired couples, while some multigenerational families travel together.


AmaWaterways AmaMora Dress Code

Daytime: Dress casually and comfortably during the day. Most passengers wear jeans, shorts, T-shirts, athletic gear and flat shoes on shore excursions and at breakfast and lunch. Due to Europe's variable weather, it's a good idea to bring a hat, sunglasses, poncho or rain jacket, sweater and a small backpack for carrying water, camera, phone and other necessities. Two umbrellas are provided in each cabin.

Evening: There is no formal night and no requirement for a jacket and tie. At dinner, men wear nice trousers and a collared shirt; women wear a dress or pants and a top. High heels are rarely seen onboard the ship so flat shoes are fine. At the farewell dinner, held on the second-last night, some people dress up a bit more but it is not essential.

Not Permitted: Shorts are discouraged in the restaurant. Swimwear is allowed only on the top deck and pool.


AmaMora Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals and snacks in both restaurants and lounge
  • House wine, beer, soft drinks and water during lunch and dinner
  • Predinner happy hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits
  • Juice, water and sparkling wine at breakfast
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and bottled water 24/7
  • Shore excursions
  • All daily activities
  • Use of fitness room and exercise classes
  • Use of bicycles
  • In-cabin on-demand movies

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Drinks not mentioned above
  • Massages in the spa room
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Airfares

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AmaMora Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.6
Dining4.04.9
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.6
Fitness Recreation4.54.2
Family3.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service5.04.7
Value For Money4.54.7

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Awards and Recognition

AmaWaterways AmaMora Member Reviews

msdeb1107
Sail Date: Oct 2019
The AmaMora is a gem of a small ship. From the moment you step onboard you’ll be enchanted with its fixtures.... Read More
Charlene1985
Sail Date: Oct 2019
I didn't find any AMA reps that early, but I asked a Viking rep and she showed me on Google maps exactly where the AmaMora was docked that morning.... Read More
Marygalsea
Sail Date: Dec 2019
The Christmas markets were lovely and the food was good. Cleanliness is a concern-found someone else’s sock under my bed at check in. Despite asking to have it he room vacuumed and the stained coverlet and... Read More
Dorene1
Sail Date: Nov 2019
My first River Cruise and while I always thought this was for the old, not with AMA Waterways. I have cruised many ocean voyages but thought I would try this. I was so happy I did that I cannot wait to see where I... Read More

AmaWaterways Fleet

AmaDolce
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating

50 reviews

The 148-passenger AmaDolce, deployed in 2016 to France's Bordeaux region, offers an elegant and warm-hearted river cruise experience.

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AmaLyra

With a special wellness component, AmaWaterways' AmaLyra carries 148 passengers and sails itineraries on France's Seine River.

AmaDante

AmaWaterways' 148-passenger AmaDante debuted in 2008 and sails on the Danube, Main, Rhine and Mosel rivers.

AmaCello
4.0 / 5.0
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One of AmaWaterway's smaller 148-passenger vessels, AmaCello sails the Rhone and Saone rivers between Lyon and Arles in France.

AmaCerto

The majority of AmaCerto's staterooms feature double-balcony configurations. One side is a French verandah, with floor-to-ceiling doors that open wide, and the other is an actual balcony, with comfortable chairs.

AmaPrima
5.0 / 5.0
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On AmaPrima the majority of staterooms feature double-balcony configurations: one side is a French verandah and the other is an actual balcony, with comfortable chairs.

AmaVida

Cabins on AmaVida range in size from 161 to 323 square feet; onboard amenities include two dining spaces, a heated pool and a small fitness center and spa.

AmaSonata
4.5 / 5.0
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AmaWaterways' 82-cabin AmaSonata offers an advanced design, a relaxed vibe and an active shore experience with hiking and biking excursions included in the fare.

AmaSerena
4.5 / 5.0
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The 164-passenger AmaSerena is a family-friendly river vessel, with connecting cabins with state-of-the-art entertainment -- most of which include twin balconies.

AmaDara
4.5 / 5.0
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AmaDara cruises on the Mekong River, through Vietnam and Cambodia. The 124-passenger vessel features 48 standard, 226-square-foot cabins, all of which have private twin balconies.

AmaViola
5.0 / 5.0
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AmaViola debuted in 2016, as part of AmaWaterways' European river fleet. The ship features family-friendly cabins, which is relatively unusual in the river cruise market.

AmaKristina
4.5 / 5.0
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Launched in 2017, AmaKristina. sails the Rhine River on seven-night itineraries in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland with optional land extensions.

AmaStella
4.5 / 5.0
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The first of AmaWaterways' ships custom-built to accommodate families, AmaStella debuted in 2016 as a Concerto-class vessel created with input from partners at Adventures By Disney.

AmaLea
4.5 / 5.0
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Set to debut in 2018, the 58-passenger AmaLea is the sister ship to AmaWaterways' AmaKristina and will be the 19th ship in the line's European fleet.

AmaMagna
4.5 / 5.0
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AmaWaterway's game-changing river ship is double the size of its other ships, making it the one of the largest on the Danube.

AmaMora
4.5 / 5.0
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Sister-ship to 2018's AmaLea, AmaMora is the latest evolution of AmaWaterways' comfortable and contemporary European-based river cruise ships.

AmaDouro

A comfortable way to cruise Portugal's Douro River, AmaDouro brings AmaWaterways' contemporary sensibilities to the land of port wine.

AmaSiena

Sister-ship to 2017’s AmaKristina, AmaSiena will be AmaWaterways’ newest contemporary ship on the rivers of Europe when she debuts in 2020, carrying just 156 passengers. 

AmaLucia

AmaWaterways’ newest river cruise ship brings contemporary style and elegance to the waterways of Europe.

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