AmaWaterways celebrated the christening of its newest ship, AmaSiena, with a ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany on Sunday [29 August 2021]. The luxury ship has been in operation since mid-2020.
AmaWaterways’ Co-Founders, President Rudi Schreiner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst joined Godmother Debbie Fiorino, Senior Vice President and COO of Owned Brands for World Travel Holdings, for a day of festivities officially commemorating the company’s newest edition to its fleet of 26 river cruise ships.
“The christening ceremony for AmaSiena celebrates our much-anticipated return to the rivers and it is particularly meaningful to have esteemed travel industry leader Debbie Fiorino act as her proud Godmother,” said Karst.
“We continue to be inspired by the resiliency, passion and commitment of the travel advisor community and we are so proud to share this christening with the travel advisors and guests that joined us for this special event as well as our dedicated crew members who create the cherished vacation memories for our guests.”
Captain Ronald Schuegard assisted as Godmother Fiorino broke a champagne bottle against AmaSiena’s hull, signifying good luck on the journeys ahead.
“Being part of the travel industry has allowed me to discover so much of the world and AmaWaterways has taken me to many of these amazing places, traveling along iconic rivers visiting spectacular cities and discovering amazing towns like Lahnstein, where we celebrated the christening of AmaSiena,” said Fiorino. “I am honoured to act as her Godmother as we celebrate a safe return to the rivers and the promise of a bright future ahead.”
Sister ship to AmaLucia, AmaMora, AmaLea and AmaKristina, AmaSiena features 78 staterooms, the majority of which boast AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies, offering panoramic views from both a French and an outside balcony.
AmaSiena will sail a variety of seven-night itineraries on the Rhine river including the Enchanting Rhine, Captivating Rhine and festive Christmas Markets on the Rhine.
In 2022, she will also sail the Dutch and Belgium Waterways on the Best of Holland & Belgium itinerary.