AmaWaterways Prepares for New AmaKristina Debut in 2017
Photo courtesy of AmaWaterways
Following in the wake of AmaWaterways’ latest AmaStella and AmaViola is the new similarly designed AmaKristina. The riverboat launched from the Vahali Shipyard in Serbia on April 28 and is currently on a three-week voyage via tugboat to the yard’s facility in the Netherlands for final interior outfitting. The ship will officially debut to guests on March 31, 2017.
At the initial launch, festivities included Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst baptizing the vessel which was named after her and President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner honoring construction partners and friends Koert and Marian Kamphuisen with a memorial plate. A champagne toast with local delicacies and a fireworks crescendo followed.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the latest addition to our AmaWaterways’ fleet, as well as the dedication and friendship of Koert and Marian Kamphuisen,” said Karst. “Part of what makes AmaWaterways so special, we believe, is our careful attention to innovative design. It has been a privilege to work with Koert and Marian over the years and to have them as our partners, bringing our inspiration to life.”
Like the AmaStella and AmaViola before her, the AmaKristina will feature connecting cabins customized for multi-generational families and travel groups, as well as the line’s twin-balcony (French and outside) accommodations. Other onboard options will include fitness rooms and salon and massage spaces.
The AmaKristina will set sail on the Rhine River on March 31, 2017 and will feature on special Adventures by Disney charter cruises as does the AmaViola.
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