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APT and AmaWaterways Celebrate AmaSonata Christening

July 25, 2014 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

unnamed (3)Award-winning river cruise lines APT and AmaWaterways have this week officially christened their newest European rivership, the luxury 164-passenger vessel the MS AmaSonata, in Vilshofen, Germany.

The christening, attended by AmaWaterways Co-Founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, along with the line’s first-ever Canadian Godmother – Brenda Kyllo of the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), included a traditional Bavarian lunch, live Bavarian music and waltzes.  A traditional Bavarian shoot by professional riflemen off the ship’s sundeck delighted the ship’s guests, Vilshofen locals and government officials.

Commenting on the occasion, APT’s General Manager Marketing and Sales, Debra Fox, said, “In March we welcomed theAmaReina, and now we are thrilled to officially welcome her sister ship, the AmaSonata, to our expanding fleet of European riverships. Both ships offer the most innovative and luxurious facilities, including twin balcony suites, chef’s table fine dining and their very own fleet of bicycles, to name but a few.”

AmaSonata joins the APT and AmaWaterways fleet alongside sister ships AmaPrima and AmaCerto, as well as AmaReina.AmaSonata features spacious staterooms and suites, multiple dining venues, onboard massage and salon services, a heated swimming pool with swim-up bar, fitness room, complimentary bicycles and many other upscale amenities and innovative design elements.

The christening of a ship is a time-honored tradition that dates back more than 4,000 years. The Godmother is entrusted with blessing the ship and ceremonies often 

To find out more about APT’s European River Cruise program for 2014 call 1300 196 420, visit or see your local business development manager.

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