AmaWaterways’ newest river cruise ship, AmaLea has been christened in Vilshofen, Germany.
Guests were joined by AmaWaterways’ president and co-owner Rudi Schreiner with executive vice president and co-owner, Kristin Karst.
The event featured the raising of a traditional Bavarian maypole, a dockside cocktail reception, religious blessing, local entertainment and a welcome by Vilshofen Mayor Florian Gams. Celebrations continued into the evening with a gala dinner and finished with a fireworks display.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the arrival of AmaLea, and marking an extraordinary time for us at AmaWaterways,” said Schreiner. “We look forward to welcoming many guests onboard this beautiful ship as she sails through the charming towns that sit along the banks of some of the most beautiful rivers in all of Europe.”
The 154-guest AmaLea features twin balconies– offering panoramic views from both a French and outside balcony. It also has four suites (350 sq. ft.), connecting staterooms and triple occupancy staterooms designed for multi-generational families.
Sister ship to AmaViola, AmaStella and AmaKristina, the latest addition to the fleet will sail seven-night cruises on the Danube between Vilshofen and Budapest during the summer and autumn before concluding her first season with four Iconic Christmas Market Cruises.
Prices for a cruise on AmaLea start from £1,979 per person for the seven night Romantic Danube itinerary, departing on November 11, 2018.