AmaWaterways has announced plans for its biggest ship ever. Due to float out in 2019, AmaMagna represents a new concept that the company hopes will elevate the modern luxury market. Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest AmaMagna will carry 194 guests, with multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, plus more onboard activities and evening entertainment that the company’s traditional ships. AmaMagna also will debut a quieter and more fuel-efficient engine and – a first for river cruising – an open-water sports platform, complete with zodiac boats, canoes and recreational equipment. Construction for the new vessel, destined to sail Danube itineraries only, began March 6, 2017.“As the luxury river cruise market continues to grow, we want to carry on as the leader in industry innovation,” says Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “While this new double-width concept has been on the table for some time, we believe, given the unique demand that exists, that now is the perfect moment to introduce this style of ship. AmaMagna will provide guests with generous personal space, the freedom of multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort. Combining this with our award-winning cuisine, noteworthy shore excursions and remarkable onboard service, we feel this ship is a game-changer.”
In total, AmaMagna will feature 97 staterooms, the majority of which will measure more than 300 square feet. Additional amenities include a heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, a spa area with new treatments, a fitness room large enough for small group classes and common areas designed to accommodate a variety of onboard events.
“We’ve expanded the options for our guests by incorporating exceptional epicurean adventures, and new wellness offerings,” Schreiner says. “Our guests deserve the very best and we are always thinking about new opportunities that will give them the vacation of a lifetime.”