AmaMagna

AmaMagna current position

AmaMagna current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 47.48978 N / 19.05174 E) cruising en route to BUDAPESTA. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of AmaMagna

AmaMagna current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau. Prices start from USD 2929 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Oct, 2021 and ends on 27 Oct, 2021.

Date / TimePort
20 Oct - 21 Oct    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
21 Oct    coastal cruising
22 Oct    Bratislava, Slovakia
23 Oct    Vienna, Wien, Austria
24 Oct    Krems an der Donau, Austria
24 Oct    coastal cruising
24 Oct    Spitz an der Donau, Austria
25 Oct    Linz, Austria
26 Oct    Passau, Germany
26 Oct - 27 Oct    Arriving in Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany hotels

Specifications of AmaMagna

Year built2019  /  Age: 2
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OwnerAMAwaterways
OperatorAPT (Australian Pacific Touring)
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)22 m / 72 ft
Passengers196
Crew70
Decks4
Cabins98
Decks with cabins3
Christened bySamantha Brown

AmaMagna Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2929
2021 Nov 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3073
2021 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2016
2021 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3380
2021 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4488
2021 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3959
2021 Dec 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2805
2022 Mar 27 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau
2022 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3038
2022 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen an der Donau Giurgiu $16628
2022 Apr 10 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $3391
2022 Apr 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5083
2022 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3545
2022 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $6967
2022 May 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3699
2022 May 08 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen an der Donau Giurgiu $6629
2022 May 08 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $4930
2022 May 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3392
2022 May 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3853
2022 May 22 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $7628
2022 May 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3392
2022 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3392
2022 Jun 19 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $6706
2022 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3392
2022 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3853
2022 Jul 03 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen an der Donau Giurgiu $9935
2022 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $5007
2022 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5007
2022 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5468
2022 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3653
2022 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3853
2022 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5007
2022 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3930
2022 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4007
2022 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3623
2022 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4084
2022 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4084
2022 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3623
2022 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3546
2022 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3653
2022 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3576
2022 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3124
2022 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2970
2022 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2893
2022 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2740
2022 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5083
2022 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2709
2022 Dec 25 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3084
2023 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2623
2023 Mar 26 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $5447
2023 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2202
2023 Apr 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $2940
2023 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $3391
2023 Apr 09 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen an der Donau Giurgiu $10012
2023 Apr 23 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $6592
2023 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3499
2023 May 07 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen an der Donau Giurgiu $7176
2023 May 07 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $3576
2023 May 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3192
2023 Jun 04 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen an der Donau Giurgiu $10858
2023 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $3192
2023 Jun 18 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $7628
2023 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3853
2023 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $2817
2023 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3278
2023 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2817
2023 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2894
2023 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3423
2023 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3623
2023 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3423
2023 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3017
2023 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2863
2023 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2432
2023 Nov 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $5545
2023 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $3084
2023 Dec 24 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $2191
2023 Dec 29 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $2191

AmaMagna Review

Review of AmaMagna

AmaMagna cruise ship is the newest riverboat (23rd) in AmaWaterways fleet. The vessel has LOA length 135 m (443 ft) and width 22 m (72 ft). By length, this is Europe's absolute largest river cruise ship - having twice the width of a standard/traditional for Europe riverboat and surpassing even the Soviet-era Russian passenger ships on Volga River. Still, Europe's widest riverboat remains Crystal Cruises' double-hull designed vessel Crystal Mozart, which has width 23 m (75 ft) and LOA length 120 m (394 ft).

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

AmaMagna's shipbuilder is Vahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). The riverboat is scheduled for launch in 2019. The shipbuilding yard is on River Sava (a tributary of the Danube). In 2019, AmaWaterways launched two more newbuild boats - the fleetmates AmaMora and AmaDouro.

Cruise itinerary program

As to the APT-AmaWaterwas itineraries of the Magna ship, European riverboat of this size can only navigate on Danube. AmaMagna cruises on 7-day itineraries between homeports Vilshofen and Budapest. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) was initially planed for November 17, 2019, but later re-scheduled for May 5. Voyages are themed as "Romantic Danube", "Melodies of the Danube" and "Christmas Markets".

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

"Melodies of the Danube" itinerary visits Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Wachau Valley (Melk Abbey tour or Durnstein excursion with wine tasting), Grein, Linz (walking tour, Salzburg excursion, bike tour, Cesky Krumlov excursion or Austrian Lake District excursion), Passau (walking tour, bike tour or castle hike), and Vilshofen.

"Romantic Danube" itinerary visits  Vilshofen, Passau (walking tour, castle hike or riverside bike tour), Linz (walking tour, Salzburg excursion, bike tour, Cesky Krumlov or Austrian Lake District excursion), Weissenkirchen, Wachau Valley (Durnstein walking tour and Melk Abbey, fortress hike or Apricots and Sweets tasting with a winery wine tasting in the evening), Vienna (city tour by bus or bike), Bratislava (walking tour, Tastes of Slovakia tour or castle hike) and Budapest (city tour or Castle Hill hike, both with Illuminations Cruise in the evening).

Cabins

The Magna boat accommodates up to 196 cruise passengers in the most comfortable and spacious accommodation on Danube River, including 6 Grand Suites at 44 m2 (474 ft2) and 1 Ama Owner’s luxury suite at 66 m2 (710 ft2). All standard cabins are over 28 m2 (300 ft2), claimed to become “some of the largest in river cruising”. Each one includes a sizable marble bathroom, while many boast double sinks, separate bath and deluxe walk-in multi-jet shower.

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Multiple dining venues include a stylish glass-enclosed al fresco restaurant (with floor-ceiling windows), enhanced live entertainment in the evenings and themed onboard activities. This beautiful riverboat has fore-located bar lounge, library and one elevator. The passenger lift connects all decks, including the sun deck, which is a unique and unusual feature on riverboats.

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

Fine dining is a key part of AmaWaterways’ experience and AmaMagna makes no difference. All ships of the cruise line provide a choice between the main dining room and speciality ‘Chef’s Table’ where passengers can watch their multi-course menu being prepared. AmaMagna offers 2 additional options for guests seeking for more variety:

  • "Al Fresco" restaurant (capacity 35 seats) is located forward and features retractable floor-ceiling windows.
  • The family-style "Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant" has max capacity 65 seats and is named after one of AmaWaterways company's co-founders - Jimmy Murphy. Restaurant's gourmet cuisine is paired with complimentary premium wines served by the glass in private rooms fitted with 12-seat communal tables.

Fine dining is offered in all restaurants aboard at no additional charge. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks are served at mealtimes.

 

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

AmaMagna, which is described as “a game-changer”, is river cruising industry's first vessel with an open-water marina (sports platform / outdoor lounge). From this aft-located facility are launched canoes, zodiacs (inflatable motorized boats for small group cruising) and recreational equipment.

The emphasis is put on "lots of playroom" in spots like the gym (large enough for small-group classes) and the large wellness complex (spa, fitness room, separate room for group classes) with a wraparound terrace. The multi-functional Health & Wellness Studio, called ‘Zen Wellness studio’, is complete with retractable windows and Juice bar. Guests have the chance to participate in free of charge group classes that are focused on cardio, stretching and circuit training. AmaMagna also offers 2 massage rooms and hairstyling. Passengers are pampered with a range of additional beauty treatments like manicures and pedicures.

Sun Deck has the ship's large swimming pool (heated), large jacuzzi whirlpool, Sky Bar, power walking/jogging track, deck games area (with Giant Chess Board), shaded seating area (covered-with retractable awnings), midship and forward lounge areas with 4-seat tables and deckchairs.

AmaMagna cruise ship Bar Lounge

With a fleet of complimentary bicycles and helmets available onboard, passengers have the chance to explore on guided bike tours, as well as to discover all on their own. Organized hiking tours provide active ways to see famous cities and villages from different perspectives.

Nightly performances highlight local dancers and musicians, bringing the culture of Europe to life. As technology, the ship debuts a quieter and more fuel-efficient diesel engine. Exclusive to AmaMagna, cruisers may benefit from a Concierge Golf Program with 4 premium golf courses in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia.

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Vessel's construction (ENI number 07002100) started on March 6, 2017, at Vahali Shipyards in Serbia. The boat is Switzerland-flagged (MMSI number 269057657) and registered in Basel.

AmaMagna river cruise ship construction (Vahali Shipyards, Serbia)

In 2019, AmaWaterways also had a scheduled launch for another newbuild (AmaMora) from the modified Concerto-class.

 

Next video shows 3 minutes of riverboat's 17-day sea-to-river conveyance from the Serbian shipbuilding yard to Constanta Romania for final outfitting.

 

Ship's Godmother is Samantha Brown - 1969-born US TV host (of several Travel Channel shows). Boat's official christening ceremony was initially scheduled for January 2, 2020, during the "New Year Cruise 2019" (itinerary Dec 29 - Jan 5). Prices for the 7-day Vilshofen to Budapest holiday-themed voyage started from EUR 2125 pp (double occupancy Category E cabin rates). However, the naming ceremony was held on July 11, 2019, in Grein Austria. The special event was attended by AmaWaterways founders Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner, along with travel agents and VIP guests, including Rainer Barth (Grein's Mayor) and a group of regional Government representatives. Pierside festivities included live music performances, cocktail party, gala dinner and Sun Deck show with fireworks.

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

Inaugural Cruise 2019

Next table shows boat's 7-day Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage), which prices started from USD 2800 pp (double occupancy early-booking rates).

Date / TimePort
05-06 May (overnight before departure)Departing from Vilshofen, Germany
07 MayLinz, Austria
08 MayWeissenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria
09 MayVienna, Austria
10 MayDanube River
10 MayBratislava, Slovakia
11-12 May (overnight before debarkation)Budapest, Hungary

In July 2018, AmaWaterways announced a new wedding vows renewal package available exclusively on AmaMagna. The "Renewal of Vows" package can be pre-reserved up to 90 days prior departure and includes:

  • A symbolic ceremony led by a Designated Official
  • Souvenir certificate
  • Bottle of champagne on ice upon arrival
  • Gift certificate (1 manicure/pedicure or hair salon service)
  • Gift certificate (two 1-hour massages)
  • Sundowner shore excursion with champagne
  • Romantic turndown service with rose petals
  • Custom-made dessert by the ship's Chef
  • The new package costs USD 499 per couple and is available on all AmaMagna cruises.

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