AmaWaterways To Build Europe’s Biggest-Ever River Cruiser
Rendering of AmaMagna.
Corridor/hallway decor for AmaMagna.
Part of the sitting area on AmaMagna
Mock of bathroom. Includes 2 basins, separate shower and toilet. Generous closet space and sitting area with full balcony. A typical stateroom of just over 300 sq ft.
AmaWaterways will launch the ‘biggest river cruise vessel’ in Europe in 2019. The ship, to be known as AmaMagna, will be twice as wide as standard river cruise vessels and accommodate 194 passengers.
Open Jaw’s Vanessa Lee was on hand for the announcement, made during a week-long christening sailing on the line’s newest ship AmaKristina.
AmaWaterways president Rudi Schreiner led a group from the christening cruise to the small Dutch town of Huissen to see a prototype of a stateroom for the ship, which will be limited by its size to travel on the Danube and the Black Sea, with itineraries to be released by the end of this month.
While AmaMagna will be the same length and have the same draft as current AmaWaterways river vessels, the doubling of width will allow for much larger staterooms, more restaurants, a spa and an open-water sports platform, with zodiac boats, canoes and recreational equipment.
“As the luxury river cruise market continues to grow, we want to carry on as the leader in industry innovation,” Schreiner said.
“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 moment to introduce this style of ship.
AmaMagna will provide guests with generous personal space, the freedom of multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort.”
The majority of AmaMagna staterooms will be over 300 square feet. Lee reports that some will be slightly smaller to provide an entry-level price point. “This is a remarkable size of a regular room for a river vessel,” she says.
Additional amenities include a large heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, spa area with new treatments, a fitness room large enough for small group classes.
"2019 will definitely be a very interesting year," says Schreiner.