The Architect behind M/Y Alyssa is Pia Schmid (Swiss). Arch. 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 M/Y Alyssa is based on harmony of colors, nature of the ship local environment and usage of handcraft. Environment friendly attitude was adopted while working on M/Y Alyssa. All designs, furniture, upholstery and cabin layout have been specifically designed for M/Y Alyssa and not out of a catalogue, this includes the different pure woolen carpets designed for the different locations on the ship to enhance the final outlook. Exclusivity : Unlike most cruise ships on the Nile, the M/Y 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 M/Y Alyssa, which is placed at the front of the ship on the fourth deck; a fully panoramic WELLNESS CENTER 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 machine. Also onboard, there is a LICENSED MASSEUR.