AmaWaterways welcomed its newest ship, AmaSiena, to its European fleet on 29AUG with a christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany. 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.
“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. Media and travel partners, who were also in attendance, continued a celebratory toast and lunch while overlooking the town.
“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 honored to act as her Godmother as we celebrate a safe return to the rivers and the promise of a bright future ahead.”
AmaSiena, sister ship to AmaLucia, AmaMora, AmaLea and AmaKristina, features 78 staterooms, the majority of which boast twin balconies. Guests can enjoy dining onboard at the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table, as well as a new al fresco area in the Main Lounge with a bistro-style menu. Regional wines and beer are offered during each meal, and guests are invited AmaWaterways’ complimentary daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour.
AmaSiena also hosts a dedicated Wellness Host for guided group fitness classes and hiking and biking tours, while those looking to relax can enjoy massage and hair salon services. In addition, the ship features an Main Lounge with spacious seating areas and a heated pool and swim-up bar for views along the river while soaking up the sun.
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. Starting in 2022, it will also sail the Dutch and Belgium Waterways on the Best of Holland & Belgium itinerary.