Amawaterways to launch revolutionary new river cruise ship
AmaWaterways has announced plans for a new concept of luxury river cruise ship that will feature an open water sports platform, multiple dining options, larger staterooms and eco-friendly engines.
AmaMagna will launch in 2019 on the Danube river, and will be Amawaterways largest ever ship, at twice the width of traditional European river ships – some 22 metres wide.
AmaMagna will accommodate 194 guests and will offer luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options, an al-fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard activities, enhanced evening entertainment, a fuel efficient engine and – a first for river cruising – an open-water sports platform, complete with zodiac boats, canoes and recreational equipment.
AmaMagna will feature 98 standard staterooms – the majority of which will be over 300 square feet, some of the largest in river cruising, plus 4 suites and 1 Ama Owners Suite.
Additional amenities include a large heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, a spacious spa area offering new treatments, a fitness room large enough for small group classes and generous common areas designed to accommodate a variety of onboard events.
The new ship will also boast a quieter and more fuel efficient hybrid engine, offering fuels savings of up to 25 percent.
“As the luxury river cruise market continues to grow, we want to carry on as the leader in industry innovation. 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 time to introduce this style of ship,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “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.”