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AmaLucia christened by teenage godparents

By Katie McGonagle | 5 Aug 2022

Christening of AmaLucia, the latest ship to join the AmaWaterways fleet, in Rudesheim, Germany in July 2022

Christening of AmaLucia, the latest ship to join the AmaWaterways fleet, in Rudesheim, Germany

AmaWaterways has christened its newest luxury river cruise ship, AmaLucia, in a ceremony in Germany

 

River cruise ship AmaLucia has been christened by two young godparents, Will and Riley Farmer – children of AmaWaterways business partner Colin Farmer – in a ceremony in Rudesheim, Germany, on July 31.

Along with the company’s co-founders, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the pair arrived at the port on a vineyard tractor to a ceremony filled with live music, a party on the sun deck, appearances by Rudesheim’s wine princesses and the traditional smash of a champagne bottle against the hull.

The grandchildren of the founder of the area’s famous museum, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Cabinet, also joined the celebration to showcase some of the historic musical instruments that were collected and put on display by their grandfather in the 1960s.

Karst said: “We are always looking to the future and it’s only fitting that this newest ship was christened by Will and Riley Farmer, two wonderful representatives of the future generation of river cruisers.

“Their love of travel, openness to change and respect of cultural diversity really personifies the values of AmaWaterways. We proudly welcome them to the AmaFamily and can’t wait to see what exciting adventures await them and AmaWaterways in the years ahead.”

AmaLucia christeningAmaLucia is the 26th addition to the fleet worldwide and the 19th ship to sail along European waterways. It features 78 staterooms, most with twin balconies, along with a sun deck walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room, services of a wellness host and a fleet of bikes that can be borrowed free of charge to explore ashore.

The ship will be sailing seven-night Rhine cruises between Amsterdam and Basel, with optional two-night extensions available either side of the cruise, and in 2023 it will add Dutch and Belgian waterways itineraries.

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