AmaWaterways’ new AmaMagna is to feature a ‘pop-up elevator’ that gives guests direct access to the top sun deck from the lower decks – a first for the river cruise industry.
Designed by AmaWaterways’ president and co-owner Rudi Schreiner, the glass elevator is showcased for the first time in a new video that provides a deck-by-deck 3D visualisation of the ship.
Noting that AmaMagna will be twice the width of traditional European river cruise vessels, the video also displays a layout of the accommodation for the 196 guests. More of the 98 staterooms will be suites and more than half will measure between 355 and 710 square feet, making them some of the largest in the river cruise industry. There will also be six Grand Suites and one Ama Owners suite – all with full outside balconies, open seating areas and bathrooms with double sinks and walk-in showers. The seven larger suites will also provide separate indoor seating areas and bathrooms with spa-like bathtubs.
Other innovative spaces highlighted in the video include the Zen Wellness Studio and spa, main lounge, main restaurant, al fresco restaurant with retractable windows and roof panels, Jimmy's Wine Bar Restaurant and The Chef's Table Restaurant. In addition, viewers are able to see a first glimpse of the sun deck with its large heated pool, whirlpool, bar and walking track, as well as the river cruise industry’s first open watersports platform, which will house a small yacht and provide space for recreational activities.
AmaMagna will sail her inaugural cruise on the Danube on 5 May 2019, but will be christened by US travel expert and television host Samantha Brown during a ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany in July 2019. Following this, the ship will sail itineraries on the Danube, visiting destinations such as Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
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