Danube readies for AmaWaterways’ new whopper

AmaMagna is nearly double the width of traditional European river ships

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AmaWaterways and partner APT have taken delivery of their brand-new European river ship, AmaMagna, debuting on the Danube in May 2019. At nearly twice the width of traditional European river ships, the innovative design combines the grandeur of ocean liners’ expansive space and facilities with the intimacy of river cruising.

At 22 metres wide, AmaMagna was specifically designed to sail the Danube, Europe’s second largest river that connects the shores of 10 countries from Germany to Romania. Thanks to its larger-than-normal locks, the Danube allows the uniquely grand design of this industry-first vessel.

Another first for river cruising, the AmaMagna’s 10-engine system allows a more tailored approach to fuel consumption, using more power when going against the current or lowering cruising speed as needed, considerably reducing the ship’s environmental footprint. Other features of the ship’s environmentally conscious new design include: LED lighting; insulated windows, reducing heating and cooling; power locks which plug into a port’s power supply instead of running generators; a new freshwater storage system to reduce chemical usage; a solar heating system; and a water purification plant, with more than 420 tons of water on board.

Despite the extravagant size, guest capacity will only increase by 20% to a maximum of 196 guests, allowing for larger suites ranging from 19 square metres to the 66-square-metre Owners Suite. The majority of suites feature step-out balconies and additional inclusions such as internet access, on-demand entertainment including music and movies, marble bathrooms, luxury bath products and robes.

The ship’s size also allows for grand public spaces and amenities, including: five bars; four unique dining venues (the Main Restaurant, Chef’s Table, Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant and the Al Fresco Restaurant); two massage rooms in the Zen Wellness Studio; a pop-up elevator to the Sun Deck for accessibility to all levels; and the only Water Sports Platform on the river.

Active travellers will also enjoy the walking track and large, heated pool on the expansive sun deck. The rooftop pop-up bar, sun lounges and Al Fresco Restaurant provide the perfect place to sit back with a drink in hand and watch the world pass by.

Experience a new era in river cruising on the AmaMagna with APT, sailing from Munich to Bucharest. The ‘Majestic Danube’ 15-day cruise departs 14 June 2020. Prices start from $11,995 per person, twin share. Book before 30 April 2019 to take advantage of the ‘Fly for $495’ Superdeal offer.

See www.aptouring.com.au

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