AmaWaterways has christened its newest river cruise ship during a ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany.
AmaSiena was officially welcomed to the fleet by the line’s co-founders, president Rudi Schreiner and executive vice-president Kristin Karst, alongside the ship’s godmother Debbie Fiorino, who is senior vice-president and COO of owned brands for World Travel Holdings.
The ship will sail a variety of seven-night itineraries on the Rhine, including the Enchanting Rhine, Captivating Rhine and festive Christmas Markets on the Rhine.
Starting in 2022, it will also sail the Dutch and Belgian waterways on the Best of Holland & Belgium itinerary.
Sister ship to AmaLucia, AmaMora, AmaLea and AmaKristina, AmaSiena features 78 staterooms, the majority of which have twin balconies, offering panoramic views from both a French and an outside balcony.
Karst said: “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.
“We continue to be inspired by the resiliency, passion and commitment of the travel agent community and we are so proud to share this christening with the travel agents and guests that joined us for this special event, as well as our dedicated crew members who create the cherished holiday memories for our guests.”
Fiorino added: “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.
“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.”
AmaWaterways recently launched a third Seven River Journey for autumn 2023 following the “overwhelming popularity” of the line’s summer and spring editions.