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AmaWaterways offer a range of river cruises, but if you’re looking for ultra-luxury in Europe, you simply must step aboard AmaMagna. Explore the architectural highlights and cultural richness from your luxuriously sleek AmaWaterways vessel. With food inspired by the destinations you visit, experiences tailored to each guest's interests, and unparalleled service on board each ship in the fleet, AmaWaterways really have reinvented the experience of river cruising.

AmaWaterways also explores the more exotic waterways of the Nile and the Mekong. Experiencing these majestic destinations with AmaWaterways will ensure you see them in luxurious river style.

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Gary Buchanan has sailed the Seven Seas during his 33-year career as an award-winning specialist cruise writer. Author of four books about cruising, he regularly contributes to prestigious newspapers such as The Telegraph and magazines including American Express Departures. He is a pundit on all things cruise and is looking forward to enhancing the content library for Panache Cruises.

Gary Says...

“When guests embark an AmaWaterways ship they can be confident the experience won’t short-change on style. I recommend opting for the signature twin balcony cabins which feature on the newer vessels. Dinner surpasses expectations, especially when the La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs menu is showcased; while the dégustation menu at Chef’s Table is full of epicurean treats. On the Danube, AmaMagna really is in a league of its own.”

What's included with your AMAWaterways Cruise?

You can expect a whole range of inclusions on your Nile or Mekong cruise with AmaWaterways. You’ll enjoy the following:

Dining

Expert chefs craft menus in a range of restaurants onboard to ensure every meal is a culinary experience to remember.

Complementary drinks

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks accompany lunch and dinner whilst onboard.

Excursions

A full menu of immersive excursions is included and available in each of the ports of call to satisfy all tastes and interests.

Wellness

A range of activities is included to ensure you remain in optimal health throughout the duration of your holiday.

Transfers

There are included with your trip.

Personal headset

Included for all guests to ensure they get the most out of the tours.

Wi-fi

Available on cruises onboard AmaMagna

Entertainment

Included daily whilst on your cruise on AmaMagna.

Things to do onboard

Dining and drinks onboard

Dining onboard an AmaWaterways’ cruise is a critically acclaimed experience thanks to the awards they have won. With every restaurant venue included within the price of your cruise, you’ll enjoy tastes from around the world. Food is inspired by the destinations you visit with local specialities to choose from. Dinner is a delectable multi-course affair with regional wine recommendations that accompany them beautifully. More venues mean fewer guests in each one, allowing for a more personalised service throughout your meal. The restaurants include:

  • Main Restaurant – for breakfast buffets and lunch and dinner
  • Al Fresco Restaurant – a refreshing outdoor space and many plant-based delights, this is a cutting-edge dining venue to enjoy
  • Jimmy’s – a family-styled venue to enjoy a more relaxed eating experience
  • The Chef’s Table – enjoy an intimate degustation menu with a very select few of your fellow guests, each course paired with the perfect wine by the sommelier. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare your dinner in a peek behind the scenes and in addition to the unique menu, this makes for a truly different dining experience.
  • Main Lounge – offering tapas plates and a range of drinks throughout the day

AmaWaterways is a very proud member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international culinary society thanks to the exceptional level of food found onboard its ships.

A range of complimentary drinks are offered with meals; freshly squeezed juice and sparkling wine at breakfast, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Tea and coffee are also available during the day and bottled water is replenished daily. Other drinks are payable onboard in one of the lounges that can be found on all ships.

Onboard Accommodation

There are several suite and stateroom options to choose on your AmaWaterways cruise. All staterooms feature:

  • In-room temperature control
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Full wardrobe, tall mirror, safe, hair dryer, and telephone
  • TV that doubles as a computer
  • An on-demand entertainment to watch TV, films and listen to music, all free of charge
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Complimentary internet and WiFi
  • Desk and chair

Individual stateroom options on AmaMagna are as follows:

  • Fixed Window – 205 sq ft
  • Outside Balcony – 252 sq ft to 355 sq ft
  • Grand Suite with balcony – 474 sq ft
  • Owner’s Suite with balcony – 710 sq ft

On Mekong and Nile cruises, you can expect panoramic views and plenty of fresh air from extravagant twin-balcony staterooms that include both an outside balcony and a French balcony:

  • French & Outside Balcony – 251 sq ft
  • Suite – 366 sq ft
    • Larger sitting area
    • Separate shower and bathtub
  • Luxury Suite – 502 sq ft
    • Larger sitting area
    • King-sized bed
    • Separate shower and bathtub

Spa, Health and Wellness

A luxury holiday should allow you to experience whatever it is in order to make you feel centred. Be it fine dining, cultural enrichment, adventure, indulgent treatments, relaxation or fitness. With an AmaWaterways cruise, you have the ability to enjoy all of these in order to transform your mind, body and soul.

Fitness and spa areas feature on all of the ships in the AmaWaterways fleet and access is included. You’ll be able to indulge in a massage or other treatments in one of the dedicated rooms and can even upgrade your appearance if you so desire with a trip to the onboard hair salon. Treatments in the spa and salon carry an additional cost.

On AmaMagna, there is a Zen Wellness studio, which is an extension of the fitness centres found on the other ships. On all AmaWaterways cruises, you are able to participate in group classes led by the professionally trained Wellness Host onboard. Classes range from resistance bands to dance and other cardio-based activities. In addition, you’ll be able to rehydrate with fresh juice at the juice bar and can take part in informative lectures about how you can better incorporate wellness into your everyday life.

On Mekong cruises specifically, there are a range of wellness activities, led by the professionally trained Wellness Hosts, included. They are a variety of invigorating activities designed to enhance your wellness while sailing aboard your ship, AmaDara. There is morning stretching, resistance band classes, core strength classes and walks for active wellness but (depending on your Wellness Host’s expertise) you’ll also be able to take part in the following:

  • Tea Ceremony – your Wellness Host will show you traditional ways of making 100% organic tea to detoxify, heal and reenergize
  • Yoga – an easy 30 to 45-minute introduction to yoga, perfect for all skill levels, including beginners
  • Tai Chi – an art that embraces the mind, body and spirit
  • Meditation – a 30-minute focus on breathing techniques, centring your thoughts and the use of a healing bowl

Excursions, a pool, a walking track to get your steps up, a fleet of bicycles and the option of guided hiking tours all allow you to increase your activity levels – read more about them in the next section.

Excursions, Entertainment and Activities

The inclusive nature of a river cruise with AmaWaterways means that you can enjoy a huge range of excursions, all included within the price you pay. The cruise line is aware that not only do guests have different tastes, they also have different activity preferences and even start times so there are options to suit all in every port. Whether it be a hiking tour, a guided bike ride, a culinary adventure or taking in some of the spectacular architecture, there will be something for everyone. The fleet of bicycles available for use onboard allows you to explore on two wheels, whether it be alone or guided and can therefore be as energetic as you desire!

With regards entertainment, every evening you can expect an eclectic schedule of onboard entertainment from local musicians to contemporary piano favourites.

Onboard, you’ll be able to enjoy some quiet time reading in one of the two libraries on AmaMagna, complete with welcoming fire. There is also a chic cinema to watch your favourite films or see one you may not have had the time to previously.

Enrichment Programmes

Highly experienced guides will take you on each of the excursions in the programme and will educate you throughout the tour. You’ll be immersed in the history and culture of the destinations on your voyage to ensure an educational yet enjoyable experience.

Whilst onboard, there will be lectures and other educational elements to take part in to take you to a deeper level. The Cruise Managers on your cruise in particular will be a great source of all the information as they are selected based on their knowledge and expertise.

Sustainability

AmaWaterways have won the prestigious Green Award certification for many ships including AmaMagna. They said of the award:

“Responsibility toward the environment is the foundation on which AmaWaterways’ ships are built, and our river cruise and tour programmes are operated. Respecting the principles of sustainable travel while ensuring the safety and security of guests and crew has always been our top priority.”

The Green Award certificate recognises the high standards of safety and environmental considerations onboard. In order to earn it, the ships must be assessed on the environmental impact of:

  • Engines
  • Fuel consumption
  • Waste
  • Maintenance
  • Pollution prevention

AmaWaterways was awarded it thanks to its eco-friendly elements such as LED lights, window insulation to reduce energy needs, the ability to use port power instead of generators, solar heating and water treatment.

AmaMagna also has an innovative 10-engine configuration that is designed in order to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent.

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