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AmaMagna: Stunning new ship stands out from the crowd
Twice as wide as traditional river cruise ships, AmaMagna — launched in May 2019 — will turn heads not just because of its break-the-mold design. The ship devotes more than half its staterooms to luxury suties. The newest vessel from AmaWaterways features more personal space, more dining choices and more activities on board, including five different bars and lounges.
Guests can take in the views from the sun deck and its pool and whirlpool (unlike most river ships, you can access the top deck via elevator). Wellness is a capstone of the AmaWaterways brand, and the ship's Zen Wellness Studio boats a fitness center, two massage rooms and a juice bar.
Who will like sailing on AmaMagna
Upscale travelers and romance seekers looking to break out of the traditional river ship mode will love sailing on AmaMagna.
Where AmaMagna sails
AmaMagna offers seven-night Romantic Danube and Melodies of the Danube sailings out of Budapest and Vienna, along with wine cruises and Christmas market cruises. Contact a Cruiseable specialist for details.
AmaMagna offers four different dining venues:
- The Main Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Al Fresco Restaurant, which sports retractable windows and outdoor seating — a great choice for dinner with its Mediterranean menu
- Jimmy’s, a family-style restaurant named after the cruise line’s late co-owner Jimmy Murphy
- Chef’s Table, where you can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu
AmaWaterways emphasizes fresh, locally sourced cuisine on board AmaMagna. All four venues are included in the price of your cruise.
Here's something different: Up to 14 guests can board a Sundowner boat from The Marina at the bow for an exclusive excursion. If the mood strikes, you can pedal through river towns on one of the fleet's complimentary power-assisted bikes, or hike to hilltop castles and fortresses.
On board you'll find a large Zen Wellness Studio where you can sign up for classes on stretching, cardio, circuit training and spinning. Other choices include sightseeing from the sun deck of using its walking track, pampering yourself with spa treatment and sipping infused detox waters at the juice bar.
A majority of rooms on board are suites measuring 355 to 710 square feet with full balconies. They're some of the largest staterooms on European waterways. All except 11 cabins feature walkout balconies — a rarity on river cruise ships.
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