Nearly twice the size of other cruise ships on the Danube, the 196-passenger AmaMagna is pushing the boundaries of traditional river ship configurations. Travelers on AmaWaterways’ new Danube-specific ship can take advantage of ocean-size amenities and activities – such as zipping past the city of Linz, Austria, on a ten-person Four Winns Sundowner speedboat – and still enjoy the accessibility of river cruise excursions. In spaciousness and energy, this ship is a game changer. Here’s why AmaMagna is turning heads on the Danube.
Beyond the sundeck with its yoga tent, pool, hot tub, and pop-up bar, plush seating beckons from several colorful indoor areas. The dance floor in the main lounge attracts a late-night crowd, while in the cinema, passengers might catch a live sporting event on the big screen. The most wow-worthy feature: The Sundowner launch platform doubles as a water-level cocktail spot.
In the bright, river-view Zen Wellness Studio, guests find fitness equipment and plenty of room to stretch following an outdoor spin class on the balcony – just one in a roster of daily exercise classes led by the shipboard wellness instructor. Cruisers also can sip a selection of premade fruit juices at the wellness studio, book treatments at the spa, or relax with mani/pedis in the beauty salon.