Welcome Aboard AmaMagna

We cannot wait to welcome you aboard the flagship of our fleet and the most innovative ship on the rivers, our award-winning AmaMagna. To help prepare you for your vacation of a lifetime, here are some important tips and answers to frequently asked questions. Please refer to your Travel Documents for the most updated information your upcoming river cruise.

Before You Go
During Your Journey
Life On Board
Contact Information
Before You Go
Passports & Visas

Passports & Visas

A passport is required for all AmaWaterways river cruises and it must be valid for at least six months after you return home. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and contains all required visas. Please check your itinerary carefully and consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Vacations can be disrupted or altered if the correct documents cannot be presented at airports or border crossings. We recommend photocopying the first page of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license and/or birth certificate to expedite the process of replacing any documents lost while traveling. Keep the originals separate from the copies and pack some extra passport photos as well. Another option is to scan your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers and email them to yourself as attachments. Please be sure to fill out the “Emergency Next of Kin” section in your passport (in pencil) as well.

Online Check-In

Online Check-In

AmaWaterways’ online Cruise Check-In process is intended for the convenience of our valued guests. We require that each step of your Cruise Check-In is completed to board our ships. To complete, visit our website at www.amawaterways.com/welcome-check-in. In addition to providing the information required for embarkation, the Cruise Check-In process:

  • Ensures your personal information, as it appears on your passport, is correct
  • Provides us with an emergency contact in the unlikely event of an emergency
  • Allows you to pre-register for all your shore excursions (does not apply to Egypt or Africa cruises)
What to Pack

What to Pack

Your Essential European River Cruise Packing Guide
Our best advice is, “if in doubt, leave it out.” Adopt a simple color scheme for your travel wardrobe to reduce the amount of clothing required. Pack wrinkle-resistant, easy-care cotton/polyester clothing and bring enough underwear and socks so frequent laundry is not necessary. You may wish to bring a few casually elegant outfits and something a little dressier to wear to the Captain’s Dinner or an evening concert. Bring comfortable walking shoes for shore excursions and one pair of dressier shoes.

You may be traveling through different climates and altitudes, so layering is advisable. Europe can be quite warm in the summer, so short sleeve shirts, shorts, skirts, sundresses and a wide-brimmed hat are good items to pack. Bring a raincoat and warm sweater for chilly evenings, especially in the spring and fall, and warmer clothing and a heavy coat for winter cruises. Umbrellas are provided on board.

Carry-On Luggage
Prepare your carry-on luggage with the necessary essentials. Our suggestions for what to pack:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb or hair brush, razor, feminine products and cosmetics
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hand sanitizer, tissues and antibacterial wipes
  • Based on current airline regulations in place, you may be required to wear a medical grade mask (or N95/KN95) so you may want to have several with you in order to change during the flight.
  • Basic first aid kit: medications for upset stomach, prescriptions, aspirin, antiseptic cream, cold medicine, vitamins and bandages
  • Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • Converters, adapters, chargers and power cords
  • Personal ear buds or headphones to use with our Quietvox commentary systems during shore excursions
  • Travel umbrella
  • Camera and extra memory cards
  • Smart phone

Important: Pack a sufficient supply (including two weeks beyond your planned return) of any medications you are taking, copies of the prescriptions and the telephone/fax numbers of your doctor. Some countries require prescription drugs be carried in their original container with the label clearly visible.

Note: Europe uses 220v and 2-pin adapters. Be sure to inspect your chargers and power cords (for cell phones, cameras, electric shavers, laptops, MP3 players, e-readers, etc.) to determine specific converter and/or adapter requirements to ensure their safe operation aboard the ship. Every stateroom has a USB charger should you need to use it.

For Your Travels

For Your Travels

Tips for Long Flights

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Based on current airline regulations in place, you may be required to wear a medical grade mask (or N95/KN95) so you may want to have several with you in order to change during the flight.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and carbonated drinks and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Alleviate ear pressure by chewing gum, yawning, swallowing or gently blowing your nose.
  • Periodically walk up and down the aisle to stretch your legs and get blood circulating. You can also do a few isometric exercises while seated.
  • Try to sleep during your overnight flight – an eye mask, noise cancelling headphones and a light sweater or scarf may help you to be more comfortable and sleep so you can acclimate to the local time more quickly.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses during your flight, as recirculated cabin air tends to dry them out.

Airport Security and Check-in
It is recommended you be at the airport at least three hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights. This allows enough time to check your baggage, present your passport and other forms required including proof of vaccination or related tests, confirm seat assignments and boarding passes, and clear security procedures before proceeding to the boarding area. Most airlines offer online check-in 24 hours prior to departure, which can help you avoid long lines once at the airport. If permitted, this is also a chance to request seating assignments or buy an upgrade if available. Airport security regulations require that sharp objects of any kind be stored inside your checked luggage, not in your carry-on bag. You may be asked to put your shoes and/or coat through an X-ray scanner, so be prepared to remove them.

TSA Secure Flight Program
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all passengers to provide Secure Flight passenger data when reserving airline travel. This includes your full name, date of birth and gender as it appears on non-expired government-issued travel documents (e.g., passport, re-entry permit, alien registration card, “green card,” photo ID, etc.). Any missing or incorrect information can cause unnecessary delays at the airport. If you reserved your airline tickets through AmaWaterways and have not yet provided us with this Secure Flight passenger data, please contact our office as soon as possible at 800-626-0126 or 818-428-6198 (if dialing from outside of the U.S.). Please refer to your local transportation authorities for more information.

Late or Missed Flights
If you miss a flight, immediately advise an airline representative that you are a cruise guest bound for a specific location/date/time to meet your ship. If your flight is cancelled, await instructions from the airline regarding alternate travel arrangements and contact your travel advisor for assistance. Typically, airlines will do everything in their power to get you on the next available flight. Once you know your new flight information, please call the emergency contact number listed within our Contact Information section and your electronic Travel Documents.

Travel Protection Insurance
We strongly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance that includes coverage related to Covid-19. If you purchased travel protection insurance, please make sure to write down important information such as the insurance company’s telephone number and your policy number.

Baggage
International air carriers are often very strict about the size and weight of baggage and carry-on luggage. Please contact your air carrier or visit its website for specific requirements prior to your departure, as size and weight limitations vary according to the airline and destination. It is also important to check European domestic flight regulations as these too may vary. Passengers on international flights are usually allowed one piece of checked luggage and one carry-on bag per person. Some airlines limit each checked bag to a maximum of 62 linear inches (158 linear cm, length + width + height) and 50 lbs. (23 kg). Your carry-on should not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (55 x 35 x 22 cm) or weigh more than 17 lbs. (8 kg). International air carriers may impose fees for baggage that is too large or heavy and/or require you to remove certain articles in order to meet weight restrictions.

Note: Current airport security regulations require that any liquids and semi-liquids (e.g., lotions, gels, etc.) stored in your carry-on bag MUST be in a container no larger than 3.4 oz. (100 ml) and all items must fit into a clear quart-sized plastic bag. Any items exceeding this limit may be confiscated by TSA personnel. Please refer to your local transportation authorities for more information.

Delayed Baggage
Baggage can sometimes be delayed during air transport. Pack medications and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag. Place a copy of the hotel and ship contact info inside each piece of checked luggage, as this will help the airline locate you should your bags be delayed. Please note it is the responsibility of the airline to deliver any delayed bags to you. Claims for reimbursement for delayed luggage should be submitted directly to the airline. Fill out a claim form at the appropriate airline desk before leaving the airport. If you need assistance later regarding your delayed luggage, please ask your Cruise Manager or local host to contact the airline for information.

Note: Please check airline websites for specific baggage weight, baggage size, carry-on regulations, and excess or overweight baggage charges all your flights (both international and intra-Europe).

Important: AmaWaterways is not responsible for any additional fees imposed by air-carriers. In addition, during your cruise and when traveling by motorcoach, storage space may be limited and porters may decline to carry extra heavy suitcases for health and safety reasons. We recommend bringing only one suitcase and one carry-on bag per guest. Luggage tags and travel wallets will be delivered to your stateroom on board. We also suggest putting your contact information, such as your name, cell phone number and email as well as the hotel and/or ship contact information inside your bags, just in case they are delayed.

Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being

Our teams are experienced with enhanced health and safety protocols and are ready and eager to safely welcome you on board. Our experienced Cruise Managers and crew have undergone special training and will be advised and guided by a Public Health Officer. As always, our crew will be on hand to take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your much-anticipated river cruise vacation.

Click here to learn more about some of the measures in place to protect you and our crew on board and ashore.

Physical Requirements
AmaWaterways itineraries are as varied and active as you want them to be. Cruising days provide ample opportunities to relax on board, while shore excursions require a moderate amount of walking, often along Europe’s uneven cobblestone streets, inclines, and up and down stairs. To better accommodate our guests and their individual fitness levels, we offer three levels of walking tours whenever possible: “Regular Walkers” go at an average pace, “Gentle Walkers” proceed in a more relaxed manner and “Active Walkers” walk at a faster pace, covering more sights and locations in the same amount of time. Whenever possible, we also offer a “Late Starters” group for guests who prefer to sleep in a bit.

Medical Conditions
Please advise us before your departure date if you have any medical conditions requiring special attention during your trip.

Special Diets
Please let us know prior to your departure date if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc.). We will make every effort to accommodate your request with the resources available to us.

myAmaCruise App

myAmaCruise App

Packed full of features to enhance your river cruise experience, our app puts your itinerary at your fingertips.

Download our myAmaCruise App [iOS] [Android]

 

Excursion Selection: Register for your shore excursions as early as 45 days prior to embarkation after final payment – plus, make changes to your selection if needed once on board.

My Cruise Itinerary: Access a live tracking map of your river cruise route as well as information about each destination you will visit.

My Cruise Album: Upload your river cruise memories to your personal cruise album. You can also share with friends via Facebook, X (Twitter) or email postcard.

Electronic Documents: Access your Daily Cruiser newsletter as well as your electronic Travel Documents (approximately 45 days prior to embarkation) and even complete your post-cruise guest survey.

Daily Cruiser: During your cruise, access an electronic version of your Daily Cruiser newsletter, which provides information about the day ahead including a schedule of shore excursions, onboard activities and more.

Learn more at www.AmaWaterways.com/myAmaCruiseApp

Air with AmaWaterways

Air with AmaWaterways

At AmaWaterways, we enjoy taking care of you throughout your entire journey, including your air travel. When you or your travel advisor reserve your flights with us, you’ll enjoy the convenience and peace of mind knowing that our dedicated Air Team is there assisting with this important part of your journey, allowing you to rest easy before and during your much-anticipated river cruise vacation.
Why Reserve Your Flights with AmaWaterways:
  • Excellent Fares
  • Trusted Airlines
  • Quality Experience
  • Transfers (to and from airport are included)
  • Peace of Mind
Learn more about the benefits of reserving air with AmaWaterways at www.AmaWaterways.com/Air
Learn About Your Destination

Learn About Your Destination

AmaMagna: Redefining River Cruising on the Danube

Click here to learn about the magnificent flagship of our award-winning river fleet.

Click here to watch a tour of AmaMagna led by Godmother Samantha Brown.

 

Danube River

Click here to visit our Danube destination hub

Click here to read our Connections blog articles

 

Europe’s Wine Regions

Click here to visit our Wine destination hub

Click here to read our Connections blog articles

 

Christmas Markets River Cruises

Click here to learn about our Christmas Markets River Cruises.

Click here to read our Connection blog articles.

 

Airport Information

Airport Information

For your convenience, your airport information will be included in your electronic travel documents to ensure you have the latest information pertaining to your journey.

Airport Information

For your convenience, your airport information will be included in your electronic travel documents to ensure you have the latest information pertaining to your journey.

 

BUCHAREST: Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP)

There is a Welcome Desk at this airport only on the land extension arrival dates listed in our brochure. Welcome Desk is open from 7:30am to 4:30 pm.

For all other arrivals there is no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk at this airport. Upon arrival, please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed to the AmaWaterways Meeting Point. The Meeting Point is located in the center of the International Arrivals area outside Customs, as shown on the airport map below. An AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name will provide further instructions regarding your transfer.

If you have arranged a private transfer (as noted on your transfer voucher), please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the arrivals gate exit. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name.

Henri Coandă International Airport is located 62 miles (99 km) from the port, approximately 2 hours from the ship.

Note: The instructions above apply only to guests who purchased an AmaWaterways transfer.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)

Upon arrival, please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed to the AmaWaterways Welcome Desk. The AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is located in Terminal 2A near the information desk between the two exits, as indicated on the map on the next page. If you arrive at Terminal 2B, please follow the airport signs towards Terminal 2A; the terminals are connected by a covered walkway. The AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day of embarkation or on the scheduled arrival day for guests who booked the 2-night pre-cruise land program.

If your flight arrives outside of these hours or if you arranged a private transfer (as noted on your transfer voucher), please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the arrivals gate exit. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name.

If you purchased an AmaWaterways transfer with additional or reduced nights in Budapest (i.e., different from what is presented in our brochure), or if you did not purchase a pre-cruise land program for your specific itinerary (if available), please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the arrivals gate exit. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name. There is no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk in operation on these dates.

Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport is located 12 miles (19 km) southeast of the city center, -approximately 30-40 minutes from the ship or hotel.

Note: The instructions on the previous page apply only to guests who purchased an AmaWaterways transfer. However, the AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is available for all arriving AmaWaterways guests in need of information.

 

MUNICH: Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC)

There is no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk at this airport. Upon arrival in Terminal 1, please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed to the AmaWaterways Meeting Point (Treffpunkt) at the appointed time indicated within your Booking Summary. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name.

The Meeting Point is located inside of Café Leysieffer in the Central Area (Zentralbereich), Munich Airport Centre (MAC) - Level 03. Between the hours of 9:30AM and 5:30PM on Embarkation Day, an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name will greet you and provide further instructions regarding your transfer.

If you arrive in Terminal 2, please proceed towards Terminal 1 and the AmaWaterways Meeting Point. Between the hours of 9:30AM and 5:30PM on Embarkation Day, an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name will greet you and provide further instructions regarding your transfer.

Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (Munich Airport) is located 90 miles (144 km) from the ship in Vilshofen, approximately 2 hours from the ship. The Vilshofen Niederbay train station is located 0.5 miles (950 meters) from the port, approximately 12 minutes from the ship in Vilshofen.

Note: The instructions above apply only to guests who purchased an AmaWaterways transfer.

Munich Airport

 

NUREMBERG: Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg (NUE)

There is no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk at this airport. Upon arrival, please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the AmaWaterways Meeting Point. The Meeting Point is located just past the Customs area as indicated on the airport map. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name who will provide instructions regarding your transfer information.

If you arranged a private transfer (as noted on your transfer voucher), please collect your baggage and proceed past the Customs area, where you will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name.

Albrecht Durer Airport Nuremberg is located 10 miles (16 km) from the port, approximately 25 minutes from the ship.

Note: The instructions above apply only to guests who purchased an AmaWaterways transfer.

Nuremberg International Airport

 

PRAGUE: Prague Václav Havel Airport (PRG)

Upon arrival, please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed to the AmaWaterways Welcome Desk. The AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is located in the -arrivals hall of Terminal 2, Floor 0, before the exit as you pass through Baggage Claim and Customs, as indicated on the airport map. The AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on scheduled arrival days for guests who purchased the full pre-cruise land program.

If your flight arrives outside of these hours or if you arranged a private transfer (as noted on your transfer voucher), please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the arrivals gate exit. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative -holding a sign with your ship name. There is no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk in operation on these date

If you purchased additional or reduced nights in Prague (i.e., different from what is -presented in our brochure) and/or have arranged a private transfer (as noted on your transfer voucher), please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the arrivals gate exit. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name.

There is no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk in operation on these dates.

Prague Vaclav Havel Airport is located 10 miles (16 km) west of the city center, -approximately 30 minutes from the hotel.

Note: The instructions above apply only to guests who purchased an -AmaWaterways -transfer. However, the AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is available for all arriving -AmaWaterways guests in need of information.

Ruzyne International Airport

VIENNA: Vienna International Airport (VIE)

There is no AmaWaterways welcome desk at this airport. Upon arrival, please pass through Customs, collect your baggage and proceed towards the arrival gate exit. You will be met by an AmaWaterways representative holding a sign with your ship name.

Vienna International Airport is located 15 miles (24 km) southeast of the city center, approximately 25 minutes from the hotel.

Vienna International Airport

 

 

Departure Transfers

Guests with AmaWaterways departure transfers will be informed of their transfer pick up time by the Cruise Manager. If you do not have a pre-arranged transfer, the Cruise Manager or ship reception desk staff will be happy to arrange transportation to the airport by taxi or private car.

Docking Locations

Docking Locations

Some European ports have more than one docking location, so please refer to your cruise documents for the exact location. Local river authorities are responsible for allocating docking spaces and locations may vary depending upon the number of ships in port on any given day. Ships typically moor facing upstream, against the current. There may be times when multiple ships are tied together and views from your stateroom are temporarily restricted. These are typical situations that are beyond the control of AmaWaterways. Docking locations may also change without notice. For guests making their own way to the ship, please contact the ship on the day of embarkation to verify its exact location.

Embarkation & Disembarkation

Embarkation & Disembarkation

Official embarkation time is 3 p.m. for all ships. This allows the staff and crew enough time to prepare your stateroom and have the ship ready for your cruise. If you arrive earlier, you may check your luggage on board and relax in the Main Lounge or explore the local area.

Official disembarkation time is 9 a.m. You may disembark earlier if the ship is moored in your final destination. You may disembark later provided you have vacated your stateroom and have checked out no later than 9 a.m.

Land Packages & Hotel Information

Land Packages & Hotel Information

AmaWaterways Hotel Welcome Desk

For itineraries that include a hotel stay, you will find an AmaWaterways Welcome Desk located in or near the hotel lobby attended by the Cruise Manager and/or a local host. They can provide helpful information about the city and suggestions for your free time as well as information pertaining to your hotel to ship / hotel to airport transfer. If you reserved an extra night stay at our hotel, please note that no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk will be available. The hotel reception staff or Concierge Desk will be available for questions and local recommendations.

For pre-cruise land packages, the AmaWaterways Welcome Desk is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the scheduled arrival day and at posted hours during the rest of your stay. For post-cruise land packages, the desk is typically open for two hours on arrival day and at posted hours during the remainder of your stay.

If you arrive outside of these operating hours, please proceed to the hotel’s reception desk to check in. A Welcome Packet will await you at reception or in your room with information about your Cruise Manager, his/her phone number and the schedule for the next day. There will be no AmaWaterways Welcome Desk outside of scheduled land package dates.

Hotel Arrival Information

Hotel check-in time is typically 3 p.m. local time. If your flight arrives in the morning, luggage can be stored at the hotel before check-in and delivered to your room later. Upon arrival to the hotel, please proceed to the AmaWaterways Welcome Desk (usually located in the lobby area). There is no guaranteed early check-in and requesting such may involve an extra fee. Please check with your specific hotel to confirm the check-in time.

Hotel Departure Information

Check-out time varies but is generally between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. If you have a late afternoon or evening flight, most hotels will store your bags until you depart for the airport. Guests with AmaWaterways departure transfers will be informed of their transfer pick-up time by the Cruise Manager or local host. If you do not have a pre-arranged transfer, the hotel reception staff will be happy to arrange transportation to the airport by taxi or private car.

Note: If you are transferring to the ship, the Cruise Manager or local host will inform you of the arrangements prior to check-out.

Travel Money Tips

Travel Money Tips

ATM (Automated Teller Machine) / ABM (Automated Banking Machine)
Our ships do not have cash machines, but ATMs and ABMs are widely available throughout Europe and readily accessible during shore excursions. Please be sure to bring your personal pin number or security code for your card(s). Prior to your departure, we recommend notifying your bank of your travel plans, so they can inform you of any applicable foreign transaction fees and/or restrictions.

Credit Cards
Major credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) are accepted in most European shops, hotels and restaurants. Please make sure your credit cards are valid for at least 30 days after you return home and activate them before you travel. Some places may require a minimum charge for using credit cards and others may not accept certain cards, so it’s best to bring more than one. As with your ATM card, we recommend informing your credit card company that you will be traveling abroad, so they can expect overseas charges on your account.

Note: We recommend you bring a chip style credit card and memorize your PIN number as most European countries use chip-and-pin credit cards. Cards with magnetic strips on the back (commonly used in North America) are used less frequently and may not work. You might want to carry some extra cash in your wallet to use in these situations just in case.

Travelers Checks
Travelers Checks can be exchanged for local currency on board in limited amounts (Mexican Travelers Checks, neither $USD or Pesos, are accepted). There may be a foreign transaction fee for this service and daily conversion rates apply.

Settling Your Bill On Board
The day before your river cruise ends, you will receive an invoice for any onboard charges you may have made. Please review it carefully before settling your bill. All onboard charges will be in Euros, payable with cash (Euros) or credit card. Pre-paid charge cards are not accepted. Your credit card company will convert your onboard charges into your home country’s currency at the current exchange rate and service fees may apply. Please note that your onboard charges will not be referenced as "AmaWaterways Los Angeles" on your credit card statement, rather it will list the ship name.

Accessing Public Restrooms
Some public restrooms throughout Europe require a fee for entry (typically between .50 and 1.50 Euro). Your Cruise Manager may have a limited supply of change; however, to ensure you are not left without options, we recommend keeping some small change handy (in local currency) for rest stops while ashore.

During Your River Cruise

During Your River Cruise

Reception
The ship’s reception desk is open 24 hours a day. Should you need any assistance, simply stop by anytime or call from your stateroom by dialing 9.

Onboard Language
The official language on board is English. All staff, crew and local guides speak English and all announcements and lectures will be presented in English. Occasionally, a foreign language guide will be aboard for specific groups, but all important onboard communication (spoken or printed) will continue to be presented in English for the benefit of all guests.

Smoking
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere inside the ship, only at the rear of the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all guests on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

Ship Schedule
The ship departs promptly from each port in accordance with its cruising schedule. The ship is unable to delay departure for guests who may not be on board. Unless you are on a shore excursion accompanied by an AmaWaterways guide, it is your responsibility to make your own way to rejoin the ship at a subsequent stop. Without limitation, AmaWaterways is not liable for any costs incurred if you miss the ship’s departure for any reason.

Stateroom Information

Stateroom Information

Entertainment-On-Demand
High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access make it easy to keep up with the latest news and stay connected with friends and family back home throughout your voyage. Our Entertainment-On-Demand system offers recent Hollywood releases, as well as classic films, travel videos relevant to your destination, English-language news, sports, satellite TV programs and a selection of music channels, all available via your flat-screen TV. If you have questions about navigating the system or accessing the Internet, please contact the reception desk for assistance. Please note the ship’s television reception and Internet operate via satellite and may be temporarily restricted or unclear depending on the ship’s location.

Telephone
Your stateroom has a telephone that may be used to call the reception desk and other staterooms. Please refer to the operating instructions provided. Calls may also be made from ship to shore. Charges will be billed to your onboard account. Please inquire at reception for rates.

Climate Control
Your stateroom is equipped with state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units and adjustable climate control. Please refer to the instructions provided or check with the reception desk should you have any questions regarding its use.

Electricity
Electricity on board is 220v with European 2-pin power outlets. You may need a European adapter and/or converter for any electrical appliances you bring with you. Stateroom bathrooms are equipped with electric shaver outlets. You may like to bring with you a multiport USB charger.

Ironing
For safety reasons, the use of travel irons is prohibited on board the ship. Clothes may be pressed for you for an additional fee.

Curling Irons
For safety reasons, the use of your personal curling iron is restricted on board the ship. A limited number of curling irons are available at reception.

Bathroom Amenities
Your stateroom is equipped with a hair dryer and spa-quality toiletries, including soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.

Safe
Your stateroom is equipped with a small safe (12 x 14 in / 30 x 35 cm) for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Oversized items may be stored in the ship’s safe at the reception desk.

Additional Stateroom Amenities
Your stateroom has two sets of robes and slippers for your use during the cruise. Fresh drinking water is replenished daily.

Onboard Facilities & Amenities

Onboard Facilities & Amenities

Salon & Spa Services
Hair styling services and massage treatments are available on board. Please inquire at the reception desk for a menu of services and to schedule an appointment. Please note, these services are available for a fee and can be paid for in cash or with a credit card at the time of purchase or at the time you settle any of your onboard charges prior to disembarkation from the ship.

Bicycles
Each ship carries a limited number of complimentary bicycles and helmets for guests to use whenever the ship is docked. You can explore the riverside bikeways on your own or join a guided bike tour (available in select ports). There is a sign-up sheet to reserve bikes and/or space on guided bike tours. Use of the bicycles is at your own risk and AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during use.

Nordic Walking Sticks & Folding Cane Seats
A limited number are available on board; please ask reception should you wish to use one.

Zen Wellness Studio
AmaMagna has an expansive wellness studio with a selection of exercise equipment, including outdoor spin bikes, a juice bar, towels and fresh drinking water. Please inquire at the reception desk about hours of operation. There is no attendant on duty and use of this equipment is at the sole risk of the user. AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during the use of studio.

Sun Deck
AmaMagna features an expansive Sun Deck offering 360-degree views of the passing scenery. There is a heated swimming pool and whirlpool and ample sun loungers, tables, chairs and a shaded section where you can read, relax or gaze out at the view. For safety reasons, there may be times when access to the Sun Deck is temporarily restricted, such as when passing through locks and under low bridges.

Whirlpool and Heated Swimming Pool
AmaMagna is equipped with both a whirlpool and heated swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip. There is no attendant on duty and use of these facilities is at the sole risk of the user. AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during the use of the whirlpool or pool.

Wellness Activities
During your river cruise, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of small group wellness activities, such as yoga, pilates, core strengthening, cardio and dance classes, depending on the expertise of the trained Wellness Host aboard your ship. Should you wish to engage in these classes on board, we recommend you pack comfortable shoes, yoga pants/gym shorts and a sports top or other appropriate fitness wear. Yoga mats, towels and any other necessary equipment will be provided on board and will be thoroughly sanitized after each use.

Main Lounge
All ships have a large, comfortably furnished Main Lounge with a full-service bar and dance floor. It’s a place to gather with friends and family, listen to lectures, be entertained and enjoy live music by the onboard pianist who plays every afternoon and evening.

Onboard Cinema
AmaMagna is equipped with an onboard cinema from which guests may relax and enjoy complimentary movies, sporting events and video games.

Gift Shop
The gift shop sells accessories, souvenirs, gifts and a limited selection of toiletries. Opening hours vary according to the itinerary, but the hours are usually from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except on embarkation and disembarkation days.

Key Cards
At check-in your photo will be taken, this is registered within our onboard computer system, and synchronized to your magnetic key card. This key card is used for onboard purchases, entering and exiting the ship and for your stateroom.

Laundry & Ironing
Onboard laundry service and ironing is available for an additional fee. A price list is provided in your stateroom. Please note dry cleaning is not available during your river cruise. In addition to paid laundry service, AmaMagna has a guest laundry room with complimentary washer, dryer, and ironing board for you to use at your convenience.

Mail
Stamps and postcards are available at the reception desk and mail is sent out from port each day. We offer a selection of complimentary AmaWaterways branded postcards. These can be found at the reception desk or near the library. The reception desk staff is happy to stamp and mail these AmaWaterways branded postcards for you free of charge. Stamps are also available for purchase.

Printer
Each ship is equipped with a dedicated laser printer for printing airline boarding passes. You may send the print job from your stateroom computer. Please ask the reception desk for information about the printer.

Wi-Fi
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship. To access the ship's secure Wi-Fi on your personal device (such as a laptop, tablet or cell phone), you simply choose the shipname@Guest network and agree on the terms and conditions. Please note, the ship's Internet service operates via GSM networks similar to your mobile phone with Satellite as a back-up and may be temporarily restricted or unclear depending on the ship's location.

Additional Onboard Commentary
On very select rivers and itineraries the Personal Audio Device used for shore excursions can also be used for additional commentary while cruising. This is pre-recorded commentary that plays through the device, based on your current GPS location. Your Cruise Manager will explain more when applicable.

Medical Facilities
There are no onboard medical facilities. Medical assistance can easily be called from shore if required. If medical services are required, such assistance is the financial responsibility of the guest.

Onboard Dining

Onboard Dining

All onboard meals are included in your cruise fare. Meals are served in single seating in the Main Restaurant. Breakfast and lunch will be served a la carte. Dinner is a multi-course meal with a choice of delicious entrées, including a vegetarian option.

In addition to the Main Restaurant, AmaMagna features three additional restaurants.

Chef’s Table Specialty Restaurant

For dinner at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, reservations are required as there is a limited seating capacity. Please contact the reception desk staff for reservation before 2:00 PM on your preferred day (first come, first serve basis).

Jimmy’s Wine Bar and Restaurant
Jimmy’s was named in honor of AmaWaterways’ late Co-Founder Jimmy Murphy. This inviting venue offers a warm, family atmosphere. The menu mirrors what will be served in the Main Restaurant. Jimmy’s is open for dinner and is included in the price of the river cruise. Dinner reservations are required.

The Al Fresco Restaurant
The Al Fresco Restaurant allows you to experience the Danube River’s ever-changing legendary scenery up close while indulging in a menu with a focus on simple ingredients and fresh flavors. Here you may also enjoy breakfast as well as early-riser and late-starter breakfasts, a special tapas menu offered between meals, light lunch, and afternoon and late-night snacks. The dinner menu is the same each day of the cruise. Only dinner reservations are required.

All meals are skillfully prepared by European chefs and consist of continental cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

If you have special dietary requirements (e.g. vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc.), please advise AmaWaterways prior to your departure date. We will make every effort to accommodate your request with the resources available to us.

We also offer a variety of alternative dining experiences, including early-riser breakfast; light lunch dining in the Main Lounge; and a selection of refreshments, tapas, snacks and sandwiches served throughout the day.

Beverages
Water on board is potable and we also restock the drinking water in your stateroom on a daily basis. Specialty coffees and teas are available free of charge any time of day and night in the Main Lounge. At lunch and dinner, fine wines, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees and teas are available on an unlimited and complimentary basis. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are also available outside of mealtimes for an additional charge.

Special Diets
Please let us know prior to your departure date if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, etc.). We will make every effort to accommodate your request with the resources available to us.

Onboard Crew

Onboard Crew

Captain
The ship’s highly qualified and licensed Captain was carefully selected for his/her vast knowledge of the European waterways, attention to safety and ability to command the ship and crew.

Cruise Manager
Specifically selected for their knowledge, experience and friendly personalities, AmaWaterways Cruise Managers are resourceful, well-traveled and multilingual travel professionals. They are responsible for coordinating all daily activities both on and off the ship.

Hotel Manager
The ship’s Hotel Manager oversees all hotel operations on board, including the dining room, reception and housekeeping.

Ship Crew
All AmaWaterways crewmembers, from the nautical crew to stateroom stewards, are thoroughly trained to ensure you enjoy the best vacation possible.

Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

Sightseeing Shore Excursions
As you have varied tastes, we have developed a selection of included small-group shore excursions in every port of call. These excursions may be on foot, via motorcoach or a combination of both. Each shore excursion is led by a qualified English-speaking local guide. In most locations you can also choose your activity level: gentle, regular or active pace tours. If you prefer to sleep in, there are even some options for late risers.

Special Interest Tours
In select cities, we offer one or more included Special Interest Tours, unique alternative shore excursions with a highly specific focus, such as culinary demonstrations and local specialties tastings. These excursions are ideal if you are returning to a previously-visited destination or simply want to try something different. Space may be limited on Special Interest Tours, so if you are interested, we encourage you to reserve a spot online by completing your Cruise Check-In.

Biking and Hiking Excursions
Guided hiking and biking tours bring breathtaking scenery to life as you pedal through the heart of Europe, or leave your footprints behind while venturing to new heights.

Personal Audio “Quietvox” Device
We will provide you with a sophisticated, lightweight audio headset device to take along on shore excursions, so you never have to miss a word of your guide’s insightful commentary.

Motorcoach Safety
For your safety, please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened at all times. We strongly advise against using the onboard washroom while in motion, please be advised that doing so will be at your own risk. AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained for failing to heed these safety precautions. Carry-on bags, purses and other bulky items should be safely stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat to keep the aisles clear. Please do not stow heavy items overhead. Take a moment to note all emergency exits and please be careful whenever entering and exiting the motorcoach.

Bicycle Safety
You may sign up for our guided bicycle tours on board. Safety helmets are provided and must be worn by every participant. Please follow the safety instructions provided by our bike tour guides. Your Cruise Manager will provide more information and further instruction on board. Please be advised the use of bicycles will be at your own risk; AmaWaterways and its affiliates are not responsible for any injuries sustained during their use.

Daily Cruiser Newsletter
We recommend carrying each day’s onboard newsletter with you whenever going ashore, as it contains the ship’s docking address, All Aboard times and your Cruise Manager’s and ship telephone numbers. The Daily Cruiser is also available within our convenient myAmaCruise app, which can be downloaded prior to your sailing.

Water Levels
In the event of fluctuating water levels on certain stretches of the river, it may be necessary to operate part of your planned itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the daily program as determined by the ship’s Captain.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Your final travel documents contain important phone numbers and other information you may need during your vacation.

Please refer to the phone numbers below and/or on your travel documents and advise the ship of any delays or changes to your schedule. If for any reason you require assistance, our representatives are at your service.

AmaWaterways Headquarters
1-800-626-0126 or 1-818-428-6198
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
In the event of a travel emergency please use the following number: 1-747-251-0911

Emergency email address: emergency@amawaterways.com (Please put “EMERGENCY” in the subject line of your email.) Our Emergency email is monitored 24 hours a day.

Helpful Calling Information

Calling Europe from the US and Canada:

  • Dial the US/CAN long distance code 011
  • Dial the country code (such as 41 for Switzerland)
  • Dial the area code (drop the leading zero)
  • Dial the number

Common Calling Questions

Yes. When dialing to any European country from another country, drop the leading zero in the area code. When dialing from within a European country to the same country, dial the leading zero.

European phone numbers are frequently written in the format +44 07981 555555. The plus indicates you have to dial your long distance code first (in the US or Canada the code is 011, in Europe it is 00).


Calling the US and Canada from Europe:

  1. Dial the Europe long distance code 00
  2. Dial the country code (1 for the US and Canada, 44 for the UK)
  3. Dial the area code and number

For example:
To dial this Swiss phone number while in Switzerland, enter the following: 061 639 6080

Ship Contact Information

Ship Contact Information

AmaMagna
+31 (0) 62 835 8828 (the Netherlands)

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