The Architect behind M/S Alyssa is Pia Schmid (Swiss). Pia is specialized in hotel architecture and design. She is well known and recognized throughout Europe for her talent and many projects. The philosophy she adopted for Alyssa is based on harmony of colours, nature of the ship local environment and usage of handcraft.
An environmentally friendly attitude was adopted while working on Alyssa. All designs, furniture, upholstery and cabin layout have been specifically designed for Alyssa and not out of a catalogue, this includes the different pure woollen carpets designed for the different locations on the ship to enhance the final outlook.
Unlike most cruise ships on the Nile, the Alyssa is unique in the sense that all designs, layout and furniture on board are exclusively manufactured for the ship. Every unique facility has been made available on board Alyssa, which is placed at the front of the ship on the fourth deck; a fully panoramic Wellness Centre equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment and offering: Mud Bath, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Multi-purpose Gym, including bicycle, rowing machine, treadmill and multi-purpose fitness machine. Also onboard, there is a licensed Massuer.