Amawaterways’ Revolutionary Ship, Amamagna, Welcomes First Guests On The Danube River

AmaWaterways' AmaMagna at Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany (Courtesy AmaWaterways)AmaWaterways has today released the first internal images of its revolutionary new ship – AmaMagna – on her inaugural voyage from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.

The brain child of AmaWaterways’ president and co-founder Rudi Schreiner, AmaMagna surpassed guests’ expectations on embarkation day with the highest level of luxury and generous personal space of any ship on the rivers.

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 honor of the late Jimmy Murphy, one of AmaWaterways’ original co-founders and co-owners.

“Dreams are fuelled by an individual’s passion but usually accomplished through the creativity and hard work of many,” said Schreiner. “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 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 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 accommodation, 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.”

AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, yet welcomes only 20 percent more guests, allowing generous personal space – with more than half of the 98 staterooms designated as suites measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft. All staterooms and suites are appointed with stylish décor and natural wood accents. The suites feature full outside balconies, open seating areas and luxurious bathrooms, complete with double sinks and walk-in showers. Six Grand Suites (474 sq. ft.) and an Owner’s Suite (710 sq. ft.) provide even more amenities with separate seating areas and sizable bathrooms complete with spa-like bathtubs.

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 and 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.

Guests can take advantage of a Concierge Golf Programme, providing the opportunity to experience four top-level golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany while enjoying the magic of river cruising.

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

AmaMagna will be officially christened by her godmother, respected travel expert and Emmy Award-winning television host, Samantha Brown, during a July 11 christening ceremony in Grein, Austria.

Prices start from €2.126 per person for a seven night Romantic Danube cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest, departing on 29 December 2019. The price is based on a category E stateroom.

All AmaWaterways voyages include full board, drinks with meals (including wine and beer), a choice of excursions & unlimited wifi.

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