CALABASAS, CA — AmaWaterways’ newest ship, AmaSiena, officially joined the fleet earlier this week “with a joyful ceremony” in Lahnstein, Germany, says the luxury river cruise line.
AmaWaterways’ co-founders, President Rudi Schreiner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst, joined Godmother Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president and COO of Owned Brands for World Travel Holdings, for a day of festivities officially commemorating the company’s newest addition to its fleet of 26 river cruise ships.
“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,” said Karst. “We continue to be inspired by the resiliency, passion and commitment of the travel advisor community and we are so proud to share this christening with the travel advisors and guests that joined us for this special event as well as our dedicated crew members who create the cherished vacation memories for our guests.”
Sister ship to AmaLucia, AmaMora, AmaLea and AmaKristina, AmaSiena features 78 staterooms, the majority of which offer AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies, making for panoramic views from both a French and an outside balcony. Gourmet dining is available at the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table, plus there’s a new al fresco area in the Main Lounge ideal for casual dining from a bistro-style menu. Regional wines and beer are offered during each meal, plus there’s a complimentary daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour as well.
“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,” said Fiorino. “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.”
Other amenities onboard AmaSiena include the Main Lounge with spacious seating areas and a heated pool and swim-up bar. Wellness enthusiasts can join the ship’s dedicated Wellness Host for guided group fitness classes and hiking and biking tours. There are also massage and hair salon services.
AmaSiena is sailing 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 AmaSiena will also sail the Dutch and Belgium waterways on the Best of Holland & Belgium itinerary.