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AmaMagna Continues Journey From Ocean to River

Travel Agent News for AmaMagna

CALABASAS, CA – (February 22, 2019) – AmaWaterways today released new photos and video* of its innovative AmaMagna on the final leg of her journey from ocean to river, cruising back to the Danube River for final touches. At twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, AmaMagna’s remarkable construction journey has taken her across various bodies of water, symbolic of the boundaries the ship is breaking through with her fresh, contemporary take on river cruising. Bringing the luxury of more space to the river, AmaMagna took her first scenic ocean trip from the Serbian shipyard  to Rotterdam where she was outfitted with luxurious furnishings and various contemporary design elements. She has just completed her 17-day return ocean voyage into Constanta, Romania, and is cruising the Danube to her winter home in Linz, Austria, where she joins several other AmaWaterways ships preparing for the 2019 spring sailing season. AmaMagna will receive her final finishing touches before sailing seven-night Danube River cruises between Vilshofen to Budapest starting May 5, 2019.


“We first had the vision for AmaMagna nearly seven years ago. Like the ship herself, her construction journey has been a one-of-a-kind experience and we are so pleased to be wrapping up the final details, prepaing for her May debut,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “It’s an exciting time for AmaWaterways, and we’re proud to lead the industry by offering guests a new dimension on river cruising.”


The extraordinary AmaMagna provides more personal space with most staterooms, comparable to ocean cruise ship suites, measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft. In addition, guests can look forward to two new dining venues –Jimmy’s, family-style dining named for AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco restaurant, with retractable ceiling and windows – complimenting the Main Restaurant and the Chef’s Table Restaurant.


A robust complementary daily excursion program including escorted hiking and biking tours and group fitness classes led by a trained Wellness Host offers guests the ability to personalize their river cruise experience. Additional features include a Sun Deck with a heated swimming pool, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio with massage, hair and nail salon services and an innovative Water Sports Platform. In addition, new Vow Renewal and Golf Concierage Programs are offered uniquely to AmaMagna guests.



About AmaWaterways:

A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation including the upcoming launch of AmaMagna, who at twice the width of traditional river ships, will offer a new dimension in luxury river cruising.  The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.


With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line.”