AmaWaterways announced plans for AmaMagna, its biggest ship ever, to be launched in 2019.  AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market.  Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest AmaWaterways innovation welcomes only 196 guests and affords luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard activities and enhanced evening entertainment.  The ship will debut a quieter and more fuel-efficient engine and – a first for river cruising – an open-water sports platform. Construction of the new vessel, destined to sail Danube itineraries has begun.

“As the luxury river cruise market continues to grow, we want to carry on as the leader in industry innovation.  While this new double-width concept has been on the table for some time, we believe, given the unique demand that exists, that now is the perfect moment to introduce this style of ship,” said Rudi Schreiner, president, and co-owner of AmaWaterways.  “AmaMagna will provide guests with generous personal space, the freedom of multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort.  Combining this with our award-winning cuisine, noteworthy shore excursions and remarkable onboard service, we feel this ship is a game-changer.”


In total, AmaMagna will feature 98 staterooms – the majority of which will be over 355 square feet, some of the largest in river cruising.  Additional amenities include a large heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, a spacious spa area with new treatments, a fitness room large enough for small group classes and generous common areas designed to accommodate a variety of onboard events.

“We’ve expanded the options for our guests by incorporating exceptional epicurean adventures, and new wellness offerings.  Our guests deserve the very best and we are always thinking about new opportunities that will give them the vacation of a lifetime,” said Schreiner.  “Now is the perfect time for us to introduce a new concept of luxurious European river cruising.”

For more information or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact a travel professional, visit or call (800) 626-0126.

GolfAhoy, a tour operator offering bespoke golf cruises on the Danube is one of a number of AmaWaterways supporters who have already started marketing GolfAhoy Danube River Golf Cruises aboard the new  AmaMagna starting with September 2019 sailings. or call (239) 344-9187.

AmaWaterways is a family-owned company celebrating 15 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 20 ships that sail Europe’s the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.

The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.