AmaMagna – Redefining the River Cruise Experience
Sheila and Alonzo have also had the opportunity to sail aboard our most innovative ship to date, AmaMagna, during her inaugural year on the Danube River in 2019. Twice as wide as traditional river cruise ships and personally designed by Co-Founder and President Rudi Schreiner, AmaMagna offers the luxury of space with more than 50% ultra-spacious suite accommodations and a number of welcome enhancements for all guests – especially those who have only previously cruised on ocean liners.
"The ship is unbelievable," raved Alonzo. "The spacious suites, the layout of the dining areas and even the onboard boutique – they were all incredible. It was the epitome of what I would want on my own yacht."
Sheila’s favorite things on board were AmaMagna’s chic cinema and the ability to choose from four unique dining experiences, including two new AmaWaterways restaurants: Al Fresco, which offers light vegetable-forward dishes with panoramic views, and Jimmy’s, with its warm, familial atmosphere. "We appreciated having more space and more areas to go. I also loved the Zen Wellness Studio," she recalled fondly of the expansive space that encompasses a fully equipped fitness room with outdoor spin bikes, a relaxing juice bar, two massage rooms and a hair and nail salon. "I don’t ever take a cruise without a spa treatment – and it was fabulous!"
A Personalized Experience
Although they were a little skeptical before their first AmaWaterways river cruise, Alonzo and Sheila now feel that river cruising has a wide appeal. With a variety of included excursions offered each day – including tours for gentle walkers – as well as active guided hikes and bike rides, and immersive culinary-themed Special Interest Tours, every river cruiser can personalize their AmaWaterways experience, no matter what their activity level or interest.
"People want to know if it’s only for mature travelers," said Sheila, mentioning some children she’s seen connecting with one another on board. "It’s definitely not – and I can’t wait to get my grandchild and grandniece on a river cruise with us in the future."
At the same time, Sheila noted, you’re never "too" mature to sail with AmaWaterways. "We took my mother when she was 90 and we have a client that is over 90 who has sailed with us," she said. "We call her the Energizer Bunny because she’s been all over the world and is always out on the dance floor. Whatever age you are, you do it for the memories."
Join us aboard our award-winning ships, including AmaMagna, in 2021 or 2022 – contact your preferred travel advisor to reserve your next unforgettable vacation today!