In honor of World Rivers Day, which is coming up on September 29, AmaWaterways has released new details on the eco-friendly features for its newest river cruise ship, the AmaMagna.
According to the river cruise line, the AmaMagna operates on a 10-engine system that allows it to use less fuel and produce less noise. Even though the ship is twice the width of traditional cruise ships, AmaWaterways said, this engine configuration can reduce fuel consumption by 20 to 25 percent, depending on river conditions.
The ship also incorporates energy-saving LED lights throughout, as well as insulated windows to reduce the need for heating and cooling. Like many travel brands, the ship is replacing plastic straws with more eco-friendly paper ones, while a new fresh water storage system reduces chemical usage. The ship also has power locks to plug into a port’s power supply instead of running generators, a water purification plant with more than 420 tons of water onboard, and a solar heating system.
The AmaMagna is set to debut in May 2019, and, although it will be nearly double the width of traditional river cruise ships, it will have only 20 percent more guests, which the river cruise line says will allow for extra personal space. It will have more than half of its 98 staterooms designated as suites measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft., AmaWaterways said. The suites have full outside balconies, open seating areas and bathrooms with double sinks and walk-in showers. Six Grand Suites (474 sq. ft.) and an Owner’s Suite (710 sq. ft.) also have separate seating areas and sizable bathrooms with spa-like bathtubs.
AmaMagna has four dining venues. In addition to the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table Restaurant, guests can also choose to dine in the Al Fresco Restaurant or Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant (named in honor of the late Jimmy Murphy, one of AmaWaterways’ original co-founders).
The ship will also provide enhanced entertainment offerings and onboard amenities, including the Zen Wellness Studio, which has a large exercise area offering group classes focused on stretching, cardio and core strengthening led by a professionally trained Wellness Host; a juice bar and two massage rooms, along with manicure, pedicure and hair services; a sun deck with a large heated pool, relaxing whirlpool and pop-up sky bar, as well as a Water Sports Platform at the rear of the ship, where complimentary tours will be offered on the Sundowner vessel.
Exclusive to AmaMagna, guests may take advantage of the new Concierge Golf Program, providing the opportunity to experience four top-level golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. AmaMagna’s itineraries include Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube and Christmas Markets on the Danube.