AmaWaterways' biggest cruise ship sails on the Danube

From a vision seven years ago, AmaWaterways announces its biggest river cruise ship to date is set to begin operations on the Danube. 

AmaWaterways' biggest cruise ship sails on the Danube
DREAMING OF DANUBE. AmaWaterways' largest river cruise ship to date, AmaMagna, begins operation on the Danube.
“We first had the vision for AmaMagna nearly seven years ago. Like the ship herself, the construction journey has been a one-of-a-kind involvement,” said AmaWaterways co-founder Rudi Schreiner. The vessel is the 23rd addition to the brand’s growing fleet. 

At 135 meters long and 22 meters wide—almost twice as large as other river cruise ships—it hosts 196 passengers, which rivals the capacity of some usual-width counterparts. 

All of the 98 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 and an Owner’s Suite provide even more amenities with sizable bathrooms complete with spa-like bathtubs. 

AmaWaterways' biggest cruise ship sails on the Danube
Each suite features full outside balcony, open seating area, and luxurious bathroom.
Other suites also come with giant flat-screen televisions, Apple computers with free Wi-Fi, glass-enclosed showers, and separate bathrooms. 

A variety of dining options is available onboard. 

The Al Fresco, with retractable ceiling and windows, is open for self-service breakfast and lunch, and sit-down dinner with vegetable-forward menus. Meanwhile, a seven-course menu awaits at the Chef’s Table.

AmaWaterways' biggest cruise ship sails on the Danube
Al Fresco is open for self-service breakfast and lunch, and sit-down dinner. 
Jimmy’s Wine Bar, named after AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, is a family-style diner where appetizers are served at the same time so sharing between all is highly encouraged. 

In all venues, wines, beers, and sodas are complimentary for lunches and dinners. The pre-dinner Sip and Sail cocktail hour at the lounge likewise provides free-flowing drinks for everyone.

For the fitness requirements of passengers, AmaMagna has in-house instructors who host daily early morning stretching and warm-ups plus yoga classes and more intense programs as the day progresses. A gym is complimentary for all on board.

The ship's spa offers massages, manicures, and pedicures. While the sun deck pool and whirlpool provide guests a refreshing location to unwind and enjoy the views. 

The AmaMagna sails on the Danube, in seven-night cruises between Budapest and Vilshofen, sailing through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. 

In 2020, she will embark on select one-week cruises on Eastern Europe, from Budapest to Giurgiu, and plans to progress through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Tour operator Intas Destinations represents AmaWaterways in the country. “We are thrilled and excited to welcome AmaMagna into our repertoire of cruises on offer. Its groundbreaking amenities are one that travelers should definitely line up for,” said Intas founder Teresita Henderson. 

Contact Intas destinations at (02) 772-3314 or go to for more information.

Topics: AmaWaterways , Rudi Schreiner , river cruise ship , AmaMagna , Jimmy’s Wine Bar , Jimmy Murphy
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