AmaMagna: What You Need To Know
Although AmaWaterways’ new, double-width ship was launched back in May, her naming ceremony took place last week and reviews of this ground-breaking river ship are starting to roll in. Early indications show that guests are choosing to take longer cruises on board the ship, making use of the extra space to extend their well-deserved break.
So, what makes this innovative vessel so exciting and different from others available? Here are a few things you should know.
Obviously, the focus is on space, with the ship being twice as wide as traditional European river vessels. This means there is more room afforded in areas such as the cabins, open decks, corridors and public areas. Plus, because there is only a 20% increase in passenger numbers and a 100% increase in space, it’s really noticeable.
She’s Restricted To The Danube
One slight downside of having such a wide ship is that she is restricted in terms of which rivers she can sail. For AmaMagna, this means having to stick to Danube River cruises, but that doesn’t mean guests are limited in terms of options. A range of itineraries will focus on three of the four capital cities that the river flows through – Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna – as well as some of the beautiful towns and villages the region has to offer.
A Wealth Of Dining Options
Usually, a river ship will offer one or two different dining venues, but AmaMagna boasts four. Obviously, this allows for much more choice when it comes to mealtimes and means you can mix things up a bit during your cruise. Along with the Main Restaurant, there’s the option to dine outside at Al Fresco; to enjoy the same menu as the Main Restaurant but in more intimate, family-friendly surroundings, at Jimmy’s Wine Bar; and to savour a fantastic multi-course set menu at The Chef’s Table.
A fitness centre or gym is a typical sight on river cruise ships these days, but usually, these are limited in terms of space and facilities. Thanks to AmaMagna’s size, she can boast a full-scale fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment and classes from personal trainers. Within this extensive complex, you’ll also find a refreshing juice bar and spa treatment rooms where you can spoil yourself with a pamper session.
AmaMagna doesn’t just offer all the usual venues in a bigger size, though, she’s also home to some brand new facilities that may excite guests. Technical upgrades mean that the lights, curtains and air-conditioning in the cabins are all controlled from a central touchscreen, whilst new Lower Lounges give you somewhere in which to take it easy outside of your suite. Other new areas include a yoga tent for early morning sessions and a marina that makes it really easy to climb aboard smaller boats for a river tour.
Accessible From Bottom To Top
Finally, a new lift system means that guests with mobility issues can access the sun deck without having to worry about stairs. Usually, river ships have an elevator that only navigates between the main decks, but AmaMagna’s will take you all the way to the top. And the sun deck is definitely somewhere you will want to be, especially whilst cruising through scenic sections of the river. There’s a pool (that’s much larger than the typical plunge pool), plenty of loungers, a pop-up bar and a hot tub.
If you would like to learn more about AmaMagna river cruises, you can call the team on 0800 954 0064. Plus, when you sign up to our mailing list, you’ll be amongst the first to hear about the latest offers.