AmaWaterways named Valerie Wilson of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. as the godmother of the line’s newest ship, the AmaPrima. Wilson will bless the ship at a traditional christening ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany on August 6, 2013.
Wilson leads one of the largest privately owned travel agencies in the United States and is the author of “Valerie Wilson’s World – The Top Hotels & Resorts.”
The AmaPrima, a sister ship to the AmaCerto, is a deluxe 164-feet passenger vessel that includes Twin Balcony Staterooms and Suites, and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations with free-flowing wine and beer. The AmaPrima also features a heated pool with swim-up bar, massage and beauty salon and fitness center.
The AmaPrima will serve the Dutch and Belgium Waterways and the Danube and Rhine Rivers on 10 itineraries: Tulip Time Cruise; The Romantic Danube; Melodies of the Danube; The Legendary Danube; Blue Danube Discovery; Black Sea Voyage; Magnificent Europe; Grand Danube Cruise; Christmas Time Cruise; and Great Capitals & Vintages of the Danube.
“Our clients and I love AmaWaterways for the unique and unforgettable experiences it offers around the globe,” said Wilson. “I couldn’t be more honored to be the godmother of such a magnificent ship as the AmaPrima.”
The tradition of christening a ship originated more than 4,000 years ago. The blessing for the safety of the ship’s passengers and crew concludes with the time-honored ritual of breaking a Champagne bottle against the ship’s hull.