AmaWaterways' AmaSerena Is Christened

Yesterday, 4th August 2015, Ama Waterways’ beautiful new ship AmaSerena, which launched this year, took centre stage for a christening ceremony to remember. The blessing, which took place in Vilshofen, saw Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, bless the vessel and officially become Godmother to AmaSerena.

The 164 passenger capacity ship, equipped with a heated swim-up bar pool, which features the signature twin balcony staterooms, multiple dining venues, including The Chef’s Table restaurant and intimate wine rooms, as well as a fitness centre and salon, played host to the festivities. The ship’s spacious accommodations feature the line’s first ever connecting staterooms, upholding AmaWaterways commitment to providing the most innovative designs on the market.

Ama Serena Christening

“It is an exciting time for AmaWaterways as we welcome AmaSerena, our most innovative ship to-date, to our European fleet,” said Karst. “AmaWaterways takes great pride in selecting its godmothers and we are honoured to have Michelle Fee join our family.  She has been a fantastic partner of ours over the years, always supporting AmaWaterways and encouraging her network of franchise owners and travel professionals to do the same.”

It was a festive occasion complete with live music, local entertainers and authentic Bavarian cuisine. Traditions including the signing of the ship’s guestbook, a prayer by the abbot, and the ship’s official christening preceded a closing ceremony with fireworks.

AmaSerena’s christening voyage embarked July 29 from Budapest.  During the seven-night journey along the Danube, the ship visited some of Europe’s most captivating destinations including Bratislava, Vienna, Linz and Passau. Future itineraries for AmaSerena include The Enchanting Rhine, Magnificent Europe and The Romantic Danube, visiting France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other extraordinary locations. 

A ship’s christening is a long-standing tradition within the cruise industry originating more than 4,000 years ago. The momentous ceremony features the blessing of the ship by an appointed Godmother and often concludes with the breaking of a champagne bottle against the ship’s hull.


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