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AmaWaterways has announced that CLIA president Christine Duffy will be the godmother of its newest ship, the AmaCerto, at its christening on May 16 in Vilshofen, Germany.
“We knew the AmaCerto needed a godmother befitting the modern elegance of the beautiful ship,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-owner. “Christine Duffy’s long history in the industry, and her love for cruising makes her the perfect fit. We are so pleased to know our beloved AmaCerto is under great guidance.”
Prior to joining CLIA, Duffy was president and CEO of Maritz Travel, and Corporate Meetings and Incentives chose her as one of the Top Women Leaders in the Meeting Industry.
"I am honored to serve as the godmother to the AmaCerto,” said Duffy. “Over the last five years, we have seen 10 percent annual passenger growth in this segment of the industry, as river cruises are among the most innovative and popular ways to discover a destination.”
Ama’s new AmaCerto is a164-passenger vessel showcasing the company’s new twin balcony design in the majority of its staterooms and suites, which measure up to 350 square feet. The new ship also features a heated sun deck, a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, a fitness center and a spa, complimentary Internet access and an Infotainment system in all staterooms plus Wi-Fi access and a fleet of bicycles onboard.
The AmaCerto will sail the Dutch and Belgian waterways and the Danube and Rhine rivers on nine itineraries.