World Rivers Day is right around the corner on September 29.   The luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways acts as good stewards on behalf of Europe’s most traveled rivers. Throughout the years, AmaWaterways has demonstrated a commitment to the preservation of rivers, especially through thoughtful design. Responsibility towards the environment forms the foundation on which AmaWaterways’ ships are built, and eco-tourism is one of the top priorities that drives AmaWaterways’ engineering by president and co-founder, Rudi Schreiner.


The new AmaMagna operates on a 10-engine system that allows for less fuel usage and noise. Even though the revolutionary ship is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, the new configuration of the engines has reduced fuel consumption by 20-25%, depending on river conditions. This is a first for the river cruise industry, one that AmaWaterways is proud to introduce. Additional environmentally-conscious design elements include:

  • LED lights throughout the ship
  • Special insulated windows that reduce energy needs for heating and cooling
  • Paper straws to reduce plastic usage
  • Power locks to plug into a port's power supply instead of running generators
  • A new fresh water storage system to reduces chemical usage
  • A water purification plant with more than 420 tons of water onboard
  • Solar heating system

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