River Cruise AmaWaterways launches newest ship, eliminates solo fee By Michelle Baran / March 16, 2016 Share 1 The AmaStella in Passau, Germany -- AmaWaterways last week debuted its latest vessel on the Danube River, the family- and group-friendly AmaStella.The 158-passenger AmaStella was built with connecting cabins and staterooms that can accommodate more passengers, making the ship more amenable to groups and families traveling together. The ship features six sets of adjoining cabins connected via a sliding door, accommodating families of up to five, as well as 12 staterooms that can accommodate up to three family members each, and four suites with convertible sofa-beds that can accommodate families of up to four.For the AmaStella and its sister ship the AmaViola, which is launching in April and will be chartered by Adventures by Disney, AmaWaterways has also added more of its signature twin-balconies, a French balcony adjacent to a full-size, step-out balcony. Additionally, the fitness room and salon and massage areas are larger and have been moved from the second to the lower deck. The AmaStella includes the company’s now signature Chef’s Table specialty restaurant at the aft of the vessel, as well as a heated pool with swim-up bar seats. There is complimentary Internet throughout the ship, and unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner.AmaStella’s maiden voyage set sail from Amsterdam to Budapest, and the ship will sail several itineraries along the Danube throughout the year.AmaWaterways also announced this week that it has removed the single supplement on all its 2016 and 2017 Europe and Asia sailings on select cabin categories.