AmaWaterways’ new ship, AmaMagna, has entered operation following her inaugural voyage from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary this week. The first-ever photos of AmaMagna’s public spaces showcase the stunning design and elegant décor of a multi-level lounge and Main Restaurant, which features floor-to-ceiling windows. They also provide a first look at new dining venues: the Al Fresco Restaurant and Jimmy’s, the latter of which is named in honour of one of AmaWaterways’ original co-founders and co-owners, the late Jimmy Murphy.
At an exclusive Oktoberfest welcome event in Vilshofen, Captain Jan de Bruijn, Cruise Manager Dragan and Hotel Services Manager Guido greeted AmaMagna’s first guests, many of whom were loyal AmaWaterways cruisers anxious to be among the first to experience the newest member of the family.
The ship offers four distinct dining venues, five bars, elegant lounges and luxury accommodation.
“The delighted reactions of our guests and travel partners when they embarked on this cruise is genuinely rewarding,” said Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder.
“AmaMagna has been designed for those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on river cruising. This beautiful ship has a direct appeal to ocean cruisers, who are accustomed to the luxury of expansive personal space and a wide variety of leisure activities during their holiday,” said Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder.
AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, yet welcomes only 20% more guests, allowing generous personal space with more than half of the 98 staterooms designated as suites. All staterooms and suites are decorated with stylish décor and natural wood accents.
The ship also provides enhanced entertainment offerings with an onboard cinema and amenities, including a large boutique; an expansive Zen Wellness Studio, complete with a large exercise area offering group classes focused on stretching, cardio, core strengthening and spin classes led by a professionally trained Wellness Host; a juice bar and two massage rooms; along with manicure, pedicure and hair services; and a sun deck with a large heated pool, relaxing whirlpool and sky bar. All sun deck facilities are easily accessible via an innovative pop-up elevator serving all four decks.
AmaMagna will be officially christened by her godmother, respected travel expert and Emmy Award-winning television host, Samantha Brown, during an 11 July christening ceremony in Grein, Austria.