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."