AmaWaterways has launched its second ship in Portugal.

The AmaDouro was christened by Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said during a traditional ceremony on the ship's maiden voyage from Porto last week.

"The arrival of every new ship is exciting for us at AmaWaterways, but we are particularly thrilled to be adding AmaDouro to this spectacular region that we proudly helped introduce when sister ship AmaVida was first launched in 2013," said AmaWaterways co-founder Rudi Schreiner.  "We are very happy to have our friends and partners join us here today as this 21st addition to our fleet marks the beginning of a banner year for our company."

Two more vessels, the megaship AmaMagna and the AmaMora, will be launched in May and June, respectively.

Lo Bue-Said is AmaWaterways' first British godmother.

"We are very happy to have Julia officially welcome this new addition to our family," said AmaWaterways co-founder Kristin Karst. "It is our way of celebrating the incredible growth and our strong commitment to the U.K. travel advisor community, as we work together to bring more guests from around the world to this unspoiled region of Europe."

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