EUROPE’S Danube River is set to welcome a new vessel to its waterways when APT’s much-anticipated AmaMagna makes its debut in May.

The new ship, which is almost twice the width of traditional European river vessels at 22m wide, combines the “grandeur of ocean liners expansive space and facilities with the intimacy of river cruising” and offers guests a range of on board amenities such as five bars, four dining venues, two massage rooms, and the only sports water platform on the river.

Despite its size, guest capacity will only increase by 20% to a maximum of 196 guests, instead leaving space for larger suites ranging from 19m2 to the 65m2 Owners Suite.

In a first for river cruising, AmaMagna features a 10-engine system that allows a more tailored approach for fuel consumption, using more power when going against the current or lowering cruising speed when required and considerably reducing its environmental footprint.

Other environmentally friendly features of the ship include LED lighting, insulated windows to reduce heating and cooling, power locks to plug into a port’s power supply instead of running generators, a solar hearing system, plus a new freshwater storage system to reduce chemical wastage.

Prices for a 15-day Majestic Danube cruise lead in at $11,995 per person, twin share — for more information on AmaMagna’s itineraries, phone APT on 1300 196 420.

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