AmaMagna

AmaMagna Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaMagna

Year built2019 new ship
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
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 a width of 23 m (75 ft) and LOA length of 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 "Romantic Danube" itineraries between homeports Vilshofen and Budapest. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) was scheduled for November 17, 2019.

AmaMagna cruise ship (AmaWaterways)

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’ 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.

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

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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AmaMagna Itineraries

The below listed AmaMagna cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest AmaWaterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 05 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4845
2019 May 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4211
2019 May 19 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2803
2019 May 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3154
2019 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2803
2019 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3154
2019 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4211
2019 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4915
2019 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $4211
2019 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4070
2019 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3154
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3154
2019 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3154
2019 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3154
2019 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3154
2019 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3225
2019 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $5127
2019 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5127
2019 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4282
2019 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $5127
2019 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3015
2019 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3295
2019 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3225
2019 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3084
2019 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3014
2019 Nov 03 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3930
2019 Nov 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2802
2019 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2732
2019 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3718
2019 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2802
2019 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $4388
2019 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2452
2019 Dec 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2452
2019 Dec 29 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1951
2020 Mar 22 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $1861
2020 Mar 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $1936
2020 Apr 05 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2010
2020 Apr 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2454
2020 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2528
2020 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2456
2020 May 03 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2880
2020 May 03 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $8573
2020 May 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $4361
2020 May 17 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu $4583
2020 May 17 12 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Vilshofen Giurgiu $9092
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3028
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2020 May 31 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Giurgiu Vilshofen an der Donau $6721
2020 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest $3398
2020 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest
2020 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3028
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2020 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3028
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3028
2020 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2020 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3028
2020 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3102
2020 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3176
2020 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3250
2020 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3620
2020 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3250
2020 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $3250
2020 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3250
2020 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3028
2020 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $3250
2020 Nov 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2732
2020 Nov 15 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2658
2020 Nov 29 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2658
2020 Dec 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2532
2020 Dec 13 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2382
2020 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen Budapest $2382
2020 Dec 27 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2732