AmaWaterways Christens Newest Ship in Germany

by Jessica Montevago
AmaWaterways Christens Newest Ship in Germany

With a 154-guest capacity, the AmaLea will sail seven-night cruises on the Danube during the summer. Photos: AmaWaterways


AmaWaterways christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaLea, over the weekend in Vilshofen, Germany.

Godmother Filomena Andre of AAA Travel christened the ship with the traditional breaking of a champagne bottle against the ship’s hull in front of 200 guests. The ceremony also featured the raising of a traditional Bavarian maypole and a dockside cocktail reception.

The event concluded a weeklong celebration, during which guests onboard were joined by AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner and Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst.

AmaLea
From left to right: Captain Jan de Bruijn; Godmother Filomena Andre; AmaWaterways’ EVP and Co-Owner Kristin Karst; and AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner.

The 154-guest AmaLea features AmaWaterways’ twin balconies – offering panoramic views from both the French balcony and the outside balcony. The vessel also has four suites with connecting staterooms and triple occupancy staterooms designed for multi-generational families.

Onboard amenities include various dining venues such as The Chef’s Table; a heated sun deck; swimming pool with a swim-up bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary WiFi throughout the ship; and a fleet of bicycles for guests to enjoy on their own or on guided tours.

Sister ship to AmaViola, AmaStella and AmaKristina, AmaLea will sail seven-night cruises on the Danube between Vilshofen and Budapest during the summer and fall before concluding her first season with four Iconic Christmas Market Cruises.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Offline Places to Find Luxury Travelers

1. Local schools.

2. Professional services.

3. Local luxury retailers.

4. Arts community.

5. Luxury establishments.

Source: TMR

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Is Belize the Caribbean’s Next Luxury Getaway Destination?
Is Belize the Caribbean’s Next Luxury Getaway Destination?

Places like this are rare, where you can create an entire destination unto itself on a private island, much less one that’s proximate to the U.S. — and with good infrastructure.

Five Offline Places to Find Luxury Travelers
Five Offline Places to Find Luxury Travelers

While there will always be a need for visual marketing online, the tried-and-true offline practices still deliver returns for those agents specializing in the luxury market.

Selling to the Affluent and Determining Where Their Value Lies
Selling to the Affluent and Determining Where Their Value Lies

At The Affluent Traveler Collection Symposium, industry veteran Larry Pimentel shared insights and tips on selling luxury travel, including the importance of defining exactly what luxury travel is in today's market.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Acquires Major Stake in Silversea
Royal Caribbean Cruises Acquires Major Stake in Silversea

With the deal, Silversea joins Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, and more under the Royal Caribbean Cruises umbrella.

MSC Cruises Addresses Growing Pains
MSC Cruises Addresses Growing Pains

‘We will succeed in North America,’ the company vows, hiring a new SVP for the trade as it quadruples its ships homeported on U.S. soil.

Travel Industry Gathers to Christen MSC Seaview
Travel Industry Gathers to Christen MSC Seaview

Designed to evoke the great ocean liners of the past, the $900 million, 4,134-passenger, 18-deck Seaview is the 15th ship in MSC’s rapidly growing fleet.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Norwegian Cruise Line