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Christening events set for AMAWATERWAYS' new MS Amalyra

Christening events set for AMAWATERWAYS' new MS Amalyra ( CHATSWORTH, CA - Award-winning European river cruise line AMAWATERWAYS will celebrate the newest addition to its fleet, MS Amalyra, with an Easter Sunday christening along the spectacular Danube River. The luxurious MS Amalyra will sail its inaugural cruise on the newly-introduced, 7-night “Romantic Danube,” itinerary departing April 6, 2009 from Budapest, Hungary. Christening ceremonies will take place on Sunday, April 12 in the quaint town of Vilshofen, Germany and will include local dignitaries, entertainment, and a festive spring-time atmosphere.

Michelle Morgan, president of the Signature Travel Network, will serve as the ship’s godmother. A highly-regarded travel industry visionary, Morgan heads the prestigious retail travel cooperative that generates close to $4 billion dollars in annual sales. In addition to Morgan and members of the board of directors of the Signature Travel Network, distinguished guests onboard the sailing will include AMAWATERWAYS chairman, Jimmy Murphy.


Industry leader AMAWATERWAYS is the fastest-growing river cruise line in Europe known for its innovative product and state-of-the art vessels. The 148-passenger MS Amalyra joins a distinguished fleet that includes MS Amacello and MS Amadante (2008), MS Amalegro (2007) and MS Amadagio (2006). An additional new vessel, the MS Amadolce, will debut in May, 2009. And, two exciting new vessels will be under construction for the line in 2010.

Like its sister ships, MS Amalyra will boast a sleek, upscale design and décor; high-tech amenities (such as complimentary Wi-Fi); and traditional European service and ambiance. The AMAWATERWAYS vessels feature an unparalleled array of features and complimentary services, including: spacious, 170-square-foot standard cabins, with over eighty percent boasting French Balconies; plush bedding with down duvets; flat-screen TVs; in-room “Infotainment system” with complimentary Internet access; marble-appointed bathrooms; spa-quality bath amenities; terry robes; and slippers. Gourmet meals in the restaurant are accompanied by complimentary local wines and specialty coffees. The vessels also feature a fitness center, beauty salon, whirlpool, walking track on the Sun Deck, and a fleet of bicycles for passenger use. An elite AMAWATERWAYS cruise director accompanies passengers. And expert local guides conduct complimentary city tours at each location.

For more information about AMAWATERWAYS, visit the line’s website at or call 1-800-626-0126.

Ana Figueroa Phone: 800-626-0126 Email:

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