AmaWaterways has baptized its new and revolutionary boat, AmaMagna, in Grein, Austria. The festive ceremony that took place on July 11, included guests who joined the co-founders of AmaWaterways, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, along with godmother Samantha Brown, a respected travel expert and TV presenter who won a prize. Emmy Award, which officially named the 23rd ship in the fleet.
«With AmaMagna’s double width design that allows for more personal space, services and catering spaces, I have had this unique boat in my mind for years and today we are delighted to officially welcome the AmaWaterways family,» said Schreiner. .
Living up to the long tradition associated with boat baptisms that originated more than 4,000 years ago, a priest blessed the ship and the crew while the godmother, Samantha Brown broke a bottle of champagne against AmaMagna’s helmet, which means Good luck in the next trips.
«Over the years, we have celebrated every new boat the way Ama, with lots of love! Samantha shares many values with our company, most notably through her television series «Places to love», where she discovers the emotional heart of travel through people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destiny, «says Karst. . «She fits perfectly as a godmother on this special boat that also challenges the ideas of what the river cruise can offer to those in search of personalized travel experiences.»
The surprising new ship was received by the mayor of Grein, Rainer Barth, and a distinguished group of representatives of the regional government and tourism.
«I’m proud to be the godmother of this incredibly innovative boat,» Brown said. «I have always been impressed by the warmth and attentive attention that the crew has shown me and my family during our previous AmaWaterways cruise, but while traveling aboard AmaMagna this week, the ship and service have exceeded all my expectations of what what can be the experience on a cruise. »
The AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruises, but receives only 20 percent more passengers, allowing a generous personal space: more than half of the 98 cabins designated as suites measure between 33 and 65 m2. All cabins and suites are decorated with elegant elements and natural wood details. The suites have full exterior balconies, open living areas and luxurious bathrooms, complete with double sinks and showers. Six Grand Suites (44 m2) and an Owner’s Suite (66 m2) provide even more amenities with separate living areas and large full bathrooms with a spa-like bathtub.
With four restaurants to choose from, the ship offers an award-winning cuisine and service, along with improved amenities for guests, such as a movie theater on board; a great boutique; a large Zen wellness space, complete with a large exercise area that offers group classes of stretching, cardio and body strengthening and spinning classes led by a professional. A juice bar and two massage rooms, along with a manicure, pedicure and hairdressing service; and a terrace to sunbathe with a large heated pool, a relaxing hot tub and a sky bar that add to the enjoyment on board. You can easily access all the facilities of the terrace through an elevator that reaches the four decks.
Exclusive to AmaMagna, guests can take advantage of the Concierge Golf Program, which offers the opportunity to experience four world-class golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany while enjoying the magic of river cruising. AmaMagna itineraries include the Danube Romantic, Melodies of the Danube and Christmas markets on the Danube. The cruise «Christmas markets on the Danube» from Vilshofen to Budapest on December 15, 2019 is now available through StarClass, and currently costs from € 1,665 with reservations before August 31, 2019. All AmaWaterways cruises include Full board, wine, beer and soft drinks with meals, a selection of excursions and unlimited Wi-Fi.
StarClass, representative of AmaWaterways in Spain, adds to the AmaMagna cruises its well-known tailored suit, in which pre- and post-cruise stays, flights, exclusive excursions and everything the guest can wish for are organized.