River Cruise AmaWaterways building Europe's largest river cruise ship By Jeri Clausing / May 12, 2017 Share 1 AmaMagna cabins will average 300 square feet. Photo Credit: Jeri Claising -- AmaWaterways on Friday unveiled a mega river ship that co-owner Rudi Schreiner said will be the largest in Europe. The AmaMagna, scheduled to launch in 2019, will be twice as wide as its current ships, enabling the construction of larger cabins.Cabins will average 300 square feet, with the passenger count increasing by just 34 from current ships, from 160 to 194, Schreiner said. He said the emphasis will be on "lots of play room" in spaces like the spa and gym. A model of the AmaMagna, a ship that will be twice as wide a current ships. Photo Credit: Jeri Clausing The ship, which will sail the Danube, will also have more restaurants, including al fresco dining, as well as an aft deck for water activities such as kayaks and jet skis. "AmaMagna will provide guests with generous personal space, the freedom of multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort," Schreiner said. A glimpse at how the bathroom will look in an AmaMagna cabin. Photo Credit: Jeri Clausing Schreiner says the industry has been considering such projects for years, so AmaWaterways finally decided to push the envelope and build the bigger ship because of a shift in booking trends away from the smaller, less expensive cabins to the 235-square-foot double balcony cabins and suites on current ships. Asked if there were plans to build more than one mega river ship, Schreiner said, "Let's start with one for now and see how we go from there."