AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto christened in Germany

Today, AmaWaterways welcomed the AmaCerto as the tenth member of their European river ship family. The traditional maritime christening ceremony took place in Vilshofen, Germany, attended by Rudi Schreiner, President and CEO and Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President. Also in attendance was the godmother to the AmaCerto, Christine Duffy, President of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as well as local officials and awaiting passengers.

AmaWaterways AmaCerto christening champagne

CLIA President and AmaCerto godmother, Christine Duffy
about to break the bottle of champagne…

AmaCerto christening with Rudi, Kristin and Christine

Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways Executive Vice President, Christine Duffy, CLIA President
and Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways President.

AmaWaterways AmaCerto christening

The new 164-passenger AmaCerto can rightfully boast of having some of the most advanced river ship design elements. Many of the spacious staterooms have unique twin balconies and vary in size up to 350 square feet. More innovative features include multiple dining venues, a heated pool complete with a swim-up bar, fitness center, massage room and beauty salon. As on all of the AmaWaterways ships, internet connectivity is complimentary. Should you just want to kick back and relax, first-run Hollywood movies are available in-room on flat-panel televisions. For those who love the outdoors, there are bicycles to use to explore the ports. Guided bicycle tours are offered in many of the ports along the Danube, Rhine, Main and Mosel rivers, all complimentary of course.

Fresh from Vilshofen, here are the latest photos from the newly christened AmaWaterways AmaCerto.

AmaWaterways AmaCerto stateroom

Stateroom with French Balcony

AmaWaterways AmaCerto stateroom bathroom

Elegant marble bathroom

AmaWaterways AmaCerto stateroom with twin balconies

Unique twin balcony suite – one French balcony and one tradional step-out balcony

AmaWaterways AmaCerto swimup pool bar

Heated pool with swim-up bar!

AmaWaterways AmaCerto reception with glass elevator

AmaCerto reception area with glass elevator

AmaWaterways AmaCerto reception area desk

Spacious and bright reception area

AmaWaterways AmaCerto Dining Room

Main Dining Room

AmaWaterways AmaCerto Dining Room buffet station

Main dining room buffet station at breakfast and lunch

Amawaterways AmaCerto dessert buffet

Dessert buffet

AmaWaterways AmaCerto Main Lounge

Main Lounge

AmaWaterways AmaCerto lounge

Seating area in the lounge

AmaWaterways AmaCerto brass bell

Traditional brass bell

AmaWaterways AmaCerto stateroom with balcony

Another look at the step-out balcony

The AmaCerto will cruise the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers throughout this season, ending with a Christmas cruise on December 24, 2012, from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.

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Photo credit: AmaWaterways

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  1. Hi Jeff, thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment. I totally agree…once you try a river cruise, you’re hooked. So glad for you that you were able to go last month. Sherry

  2. Wow!! How luxurious are these accommodations!! Great write up on the new ship my friend!! I am HUGEbfan of river cruising in Europe and now this at the top of my bucket list!!!

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