APT Premium Welcome New Ship

APT Premium Sapphire

APT’s European team has officially welcomed the latest Travelmarvel ship to their premium fleet! They held a special ‘renaming’ ceremony in Köln, Germany, for the newly refurbished vessel.

I can image it was a very glamorous day for some 100 VIPs and guests, all of whom enjoyed an on-deck reception prior to the ceremony.

Travelmarvel Sapphire’s godmother is the company’s Vice President Sales & Marketing North America, UK & Europe, Nicole De Wilde.  Commenting on the special renaming ceremony, she said, “I was thrilled to be asked to be godmother to Travelmarvel Sapphire, especially given the importance of the ceremony to those who serve onboard the vessel. It was a really special day and I am proud to be associated with this outstanding ship and her crew."

APT Sapphire Christening

The Reverend Andrew Sillis, Chaplain of St Boniface Bonn and All Saints in Cologne, blessed the vessel, before the ship was christened in time honoured tradition with a bottle of Champagne broken against the ship’s hull. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed a panoramic cruise and Gala Dinner in the ship’s restaurant.  

The Travelmarvel Sapphire is 135-feet in length and has capacity for 164 guests. All category C cabins and above offer French Balconies, with Owner’s Suites measuring 232 sq.ft. Other facilities include a dining room, bar and lounge; sun deck, fitness room and hair salon. Guests also enjoy gourmet dining with all meals on board included, along with local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Also included in the price of all Travelmarvel holidays are port charges and tipping.

For further information on APT’s Travelmarvel European River Cruises call 0800 810 8229.


Come Back Soon. Jess Nuttall - RiverCruising.co.uk