At nearly twice the width of traditional European river ships, AmaMagna is a revolutionary new vessel offering a watersports platform, four restaurants, wellness studio and ultra-spacious accommodation. This week, AmaWaterways, in partnership with APT, unveiled more details and renderings highlighting what the ship will offer when she launches in May 2019.
President and co-owner of AmaWaterways, Rudi Schreiner, said, “As the luxury river cruise market evolves, we plan to continue paving the way as an innovative industry leader. While this concept has been in the works for us for some time, we believe that now is the perfect moment to introduce this very special ship”.
AmaMagna is a distinctive evolution of AmaWaterways’ European river cruise fleet, with a daring design for those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on river cruising, as well as ocean cruisers accustomed to the luxury of choice. Among the facilities on offer are:
More personal space for her 196 guests
Despite being double the width (and the same length) of other modern river cruise ships, AmaMagna will only accommodate an extra 40 passengers, giving those on board an unprecedented amount of personal space. Guests will be looked after by 70 crew.
She will offer the most spacious and comfortable accommodation on the Danube with 53 suites ranging from 33 square metres to a luxurious 66 square metres, all offering full-width step-out balconies. Each one will include a sizeable marble bathroom, many boasting double sinks as well as a walk-in multi-jet shower and separate bath.
There are an additional 34 Staterooms at 23.5 square metres with full balcony and 11 Staterooms at 19 square metres with large fixed windows.
Fine dining at a choice of four restaurants
Fine dining remains a key part of the AmaWaterways’ experience and the AmaMagna is no different. All AmaWaterways’ ships offer a choice between the main restaurant and specialty ‘Chef’s Table’ where guests can watch a multi-course taster menu being prepared. The new ship will offer two additional options for those seeking even more variety:
Al Fresco will accommodate up to 35 diners. Located at the front of the ship and with retractable windows, the restaurant is expected to be a sought-after dining option, whatever the weather.
Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant has been named after the late Mr Murphy, one of AmaWaterways’ co-founders. Wine connoisseurs will revel in the ambience of this space where 65 guests can indulge in delicious cuisine paired with complimentary fine wines at high-top tables and in private wine rooms.
Fine dining will be offered in all the restaurants at no additional charge, with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks also served at meal times.
“With more personal space, the freedom of multiple dining venues and exceptional accommodations, AmaMagna has been designed for those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on river cruising as well as ocean cruisers accustomed to the luxury of more.”
President and co-owner of AmaWaterways, Rudi Schreiner
Unique water sports platform taking guests even closer to the Danube
AmaMagna will be the first river cruise ship to feature a watersports platform, complete with a Sundowner vessel offering a range of activity and excursion opportunities at no extra cost.
A Wellness studio, juice bar and larger beauty salon
AmaWaterways recently introduced Wellness Hosts onto several of its ships and was the first company to offer a fleet of bicycles for use by guests. AmaMagna continues this theme with a large space allocated to health and wellbeing.
The Zen Wellness studio is a multi-functional Health & Wellness Studio complete with Juice bar and retractable windows, where guests can participate in group classes focused on stretching, cardio and circuit training at no extra charge.
More space has also been made available for salon services. AmaMagna will offer two massage rooms and hair styling (currently offered on AmaWaterways’ other ships). Guests can treat themselves to a range of additional beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures.
A relaxing split-level lounge
A larger, split-level lounge will create intimate areas where guests can relax as they watch the world go by.
More outdoor space
A double-width ship means more space on the top deck. Guests can enjoy a large heated pool, while those looking to unwind will love the whirlpool and access to the pop-up sky bar.
AmaMagna‘s maiden voyage is scheduled for May 2019.