AmaMagna Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaMagna

Year built2019 new ship
BuilderVahali Shipyards (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
OperatorAPT (Australian Pacific Touring)
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)22 m / 72 ft
Decks with cabins3
Last RefurbishmentAmaMora
Christened bySamantha Brown

Review of AmaMagna

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

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

The unique builder of AmaMagna riverboat is Vahali Shipyards in Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia). The ship was scheduled for launch in 2019. The shipbuilding yard is on River Sava (tributary of Danube). In 2019, AmaWaterways has scheduled a second ship launch - AmaMora.

Cruise itinerary program

As to the APT-AmaWaterwas itineraries of AmaMagna, European river cruise ship of this size can be only operated on Danube. AmaMagna sails on 7-night "Romantic Danube" itineraries along Danube River between Vilshofen and Budapest, departing November 17, 2019.

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)


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 an 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’ accommodates up to 35 passengers. Situated at the front of the vessel and with retractable windows, the venue is a sought after dining option.
  • ‘Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant’, which accommodates up to 65 guests, was named after one of AmaWaterways’ co-founders, Mr.Murphy. The delicious cuisine is paired with complimentary fine wines in private wine rooms.

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

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

AmaMagna, which is described as “a game-changer”, is river cruising industry's first vessel with open-water marina (sports platform). The aft-located facility features canoes, zodiacs (inflatable boats used for landings) and recreational equipment.

The emphasis is put on "lots of play room" in spots like the gym (large enough for small-group classes) and the large wellness complex (spa, fitness room, separate room for group classes). 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 hair styling. 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.

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. 

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Vessel's construction started on March 6, 2017, at Vahali Shipyards in Serbia. In 2019, AmaWaterways also had a scheduled launch for another newbuild (AmaMora) from the modified Concerto-class.

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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