River Cruise AmaWaterways launches the AmaKristina By Michelle Baran / April 07, 2017 Share 1 The Chef's Table restaurant features a multi-course wine and tasting menu. -- AmaWaterways has launched its 19th river cruise ship, the 158-passenger AmaKristina. Named after AmaWaterways' co-owner and executive vice president Kristin Karst, the AmaKristina set sail on its inaugural voyage this week and joins the fleet as the company celebrates its 15th anniversary.The ship is on its way from Amsterdam to Basel. The christening ceremony will take place on May 10 in Lahnstein, Germany. Karst is the vessel's godmother. The AmaKristina's twin-balcony staterooms have a French balcony adjacent to a step-out balcony. The AmaKristina will sail Rhine River itineraries between Amsterdam and Basel in 2017. The AmaKristina is the sister ship to the AmaViola and AmaStella, and like those vessels it features connecting cabins and triple occupancy staterooms that are tailored multi-generational families and groups, two growing markets in river cruising. There are three dining venues onboard, including the Chef's Table restaurant, which hosts an intimate multi-course tasting menu with regional wine pairings, offered at no additional charge. There is also a sundeck with a running track; a heated pool with underwater bar stools; a fitness center; and a hair salon and spa. AmaWaterways incorporated a warm and vibrant color palette in the lounge. The AmaKristina has twin-balcony staterooms on the top two decks that feature a French balcony adjacent to a step-out one.