By KARRYON @karryontravel18 Feb 2019APT and its partner AmaWaterways say they’re ushering in a new era of river cruising where the ships are wider, more modern and expansive with luxury and space.The new era will arrive in May 2019, when APT and AmaWaterways’ new ship, AmaMagna, makes her debut on the Danube.What makes her so special?Well, first and foremost, she’s nearly twice the width of a traditional European river ship at 22 metres wide. The extra space on the sides allows AmaMagna to offer guests extra facilities such as five bars, four unique dining venues, two massage rooms, a pop-up elevator to the Sun Deck and a Water Sports Platform.Despite the larger size, guest capacity will only increase by 20 percent to a maximum of 196 guests, allowing for larger suites ranging from 205 sq. ft., to the 710 sq. ft. Owners Suite.APT’s new ship will also be the first in river cruising to have a ten engine system that allows a more tailored approach to fuel consumption, using more power when going against the current or lowering cruising speed as they wish, reducing the environmental footprint considerably.LED Lighting; insulated windows reducing heating and cooling; power locks to plug into a port’s power supply instead of running generators; a new freshwater storage system to reduce chemical usage; a solar heating system; and a water purification plant with more than 420 tons of water on board are all features of the environmentally conscious new design.AmaMagna will cruise between Munich to Bucharest on the 15-day Majestic Danube itinerary. Prices start from $11,995 per person. Travellers who book before 30 April 2019, can take advantage of the ‘Fly for $495’ Superdeal offer. READ: River cruise line partners with Opera AustraliaREAD: Changing the way it connects with AdvisorsREAD: Cruise line says luxury is not just 5-star hotels & fancy poolsWhat do you think of the new ship? Other stories you may likeGO WITH THE FLOAT: Who is off to the Caribbean as the new Viking Voyager?RIVER SHIP REVIEW: Conquering the south of France on a legendary Viking LongshipHow did Elizabeth Gilbert (EAT PRAY LOVE) become the Avalon Envision’s Godmother?