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Photo: AmaWaterways

AmaMagna takes first passengers on Danube

Twice the width of traditional river cruisers, AmaWaterways’ new vessel recently set sail on its maiden voyage.

AmaWaterways recently released images of its new ship, AmaMagna, after the river vessel set sail on an inaugural voyage from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.

“Dreams are fueled by an individual’s passion but usually accomplished through the creativity and hard work of many,” said Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways’ president and co-founder.

“This ship represents a labour of love for so many people who contributed groundbreaking ideas, as well as a lot of hard work that was done by the team to bring my dream project to reality.”

At an event in Vilshofen, Captain Jan de Bruijn, Cruise Manager Dragan and Hotel Services Manager Guido greeted AmaMagna’s first guests, many of whom were return AmaWaterways cruisers.

“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.

“With the choice of four distinct dining venues, five bars, elegant lounges and exceptional accommodations, 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 vacation.”

AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, yet accommodates only 20% more guests, allowing for the “generous personal space” the company claims.

More than half of the 98 staterooms are designated as suites, featuring full outside balconies, open seating areas and bathrooms with double sinks and walk-in showers.

Six Grand Suites and an Owner’s Suite provide even more amenities and space with separate seating areas and larger bathrooms with “spa-like” bathtubs.

Wide range of activities
The ship provides an onboard cinema, a boutique and a Zen Wellness Studio with an exercise area offering group classes focused on stretching, cardio and core strengthening and spin classes led by a professionally trained Wellness Host.

There is also a juice bar and two massage spaces, along with manicure, pedicure and hair services.

Additionally, a sun deck with a heated pool, whirlpool and sky bar are accessible via an “innovative pop-up elevator” serving all four decks.

Guests can also take advantage of a Concierge Golf Program, which the company claims is unique to the new ship and provides access to four golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.

AmaMagna’s itineraries include Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube and Christmas Markets on the Danube.

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