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AmaWaterways celebrate the christening of AmaMora

AmaWaterways celebrate the christening of AmaMora

Luxury river cruise line, AmaWaterways recently celebrated the christening of their new 156-passenger vessel - AmaMora - in Lahnstein, a pretty town on the banks of the Rhine. The garland-trimmed ship took centre stage in a special ‘Rhine Romanticism’ themed dockside ceremony. Framed by the spectacular backdrop of Stolzenfels Castle, local entertainers gave guests a taste of Lahnstein’s rich heritage. Amongst the assembled guests were co-founders of AmaWaterways, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst.

“This has truly been a record-breaking year for us, and we are very proud to welcome AmaMora to our wonderful fleet of ships that are built to meet the needs of today’s travellers who crave a luxurious and personalized vacation experience,” said Schreiner. “With multiple dining venues, a well-equipped gym with a Wellness Host and heated swimming pool with swim up bar, AmaMora’s design reflects her most recent sister ships, AmaLea and AmaKristina, but her fresh, rich colour scheme is uniquely her own.”

AmaMora will sail on the ‘Captivating Rhine’ sailings between Amsterdam and Basle as well as ‘’Enchanting Rhine’ departures from Basle to Amsterdam. These 7-night cruises cover 464 miles and visit Cologne; Rüdesheim; Ludwigshafen (for Heidelberg and Speyer); Strasbourg; Breisach (for Freiburg). The ship also offers ‘Christmas Markets on the Rhine’ cruises.

A highlight of these cruises is the 40 mile-long UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge with its steep valley sides covered by terraced vineyards. Within this section of the Rhine lies the world’s greatest concentration of storybook castles which stand sentinel above either bank. Legend has it that below the precipitous Lorelei cliff the temptress’s siren song lured sailors to their deaths on rocks and rapids. Guests can enjoy this enchanting view from AmaMora’s lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows or from the Sun Deck.

There are nine categories of accommodation ranging from eight 160 sq ft cabins with fixed windows on Piano Deck to four 350 sq ft suites on Violin Deck. Most grades have AmaWaterways’ signature twin balcony – where a French balcony sits alongside an outside balcony.

The Restaurant has a large buffet offering superbly-fresh produce at breakfast and lunch, there’s also a menu offering specialities; while dinner is a culinary triumph. Superb wines are served complimentary at lunch and dinner. Once per cruise all guests can enjoy a dégustation menu dine at the Chef’s Table. There’s a heated swimming pool and walking track on the Sun Deck, while for those who want to burn off even more calories, the Wellness Coach offers a range of classes on deck as well as in the Lounge.

  • 15th September 2019

Gary Buchanan

Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.