Crystal Mozart, the largest river cruise vessel in Europe, is about to get some serious competition. Rival luxury operator AmaWaterways is building AmaMagna, which will be the second double-width passenger ship on the Danube.
AmaMagna will have 98 standard cabins, most of them larger than 300 square feet. There will be four extra-large suites and one Owner’s Suite.
Additional amenities include a heated swimming pool on the sun deck, with whirlpool bath and a swim-up bar, plus a large spa area including a fitness room large enough for group classes.
Passenger capacity will be 194 and the ship has several restaurants including a glass-enclosed outdoor area. At the stern is an open-water sports platform with Zodiacs, canoes, and other sports equipment.
Construction work on the vessel began in March and it will be launched in 2019 – although a specific date has yet to be announced.
Crystal adapted Mozart last year to be the first of the company’s “river yachts.” It was originally built in 1987 and is almost 400 feet long, but more significantly twice the width of other river cruise vessels. It carries 154 passengers.