AmaWaterways Adds New Ship

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways christened its newest ship in Vilshofen, Germany today. In a ceremony filled with local Bavarian flavour, the new ms AmaPrima was christened by her honorary godmother, Valerie Wilson, who broke a bottle of champagne against the hull and doves released into the sky.


Wilson, who is the founder, chairman and CEO of NYC-based Valerie Wilson Travel Inc., joined AmaWaterways executives, invited guests and members of the public who gathered along the banks of the Danube River in celebrating the new ship. Rousing oom-path music, costumed stilt walkers and songs by soprano Heidlinde Schmid were amongst the activities of the event, which also included a special blessing by a local pastor, ceremonial gun salute, a whipcracking demonstration and traditional dances by children from a folkloric club.


A sister ship to the award-winning ms AmaCerto (launched in 2012), the ms AmaPrima is a deluxe 164-feet passenger vessel that incorporates such innovative design features such as the line’s exclusive Twin Balconies, spacious staterooms measuring up to 33 square meters and complimentary in-room internet and infotainment. Guests also enjoy Chaine des Rotisseurs culinary creations with unlimited fine wine and beer in 5 dining venues, relax in a heated pool with swim-up bar, while an onboard massage and beauty salon, fitness studio and her own fleet of bicycles allow for wellness and scenic exploration of riverside bike paths.


The vessel joins her sister ships in serving the Dutch and Belgian waterways, cruising the Danube and Rhine Rivers on 10 itineraries which take guests through some of the most picturesque locales on continental Europe. Destinations that she will visit during her inaugural season include Amsterdam, Antwerp, Arnhem, Belgrade, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Dordrecht, Durnstein, Dusseldorf, Ghent, Linz, Melk, Mohacs, Nijmegen, Nuremberg, Prague, Regensburg, Utrecht, Vienna, Volendam, Vukovar and Williamstad.


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