WTM 2015: AmaWaterways changes plans for new ship

WTM 2015: AmaWaterways changes plans for new ship

Low water levels on the Elbe have prompted AmaWaterways to change plans for forthcoming ship AmaKristina.

The vessel, set to launch on April 1, 2017, was due to operate on the German river but will instead sail on the Main, Rhine and Danube.

Speaking at the line’s annual WTM dinner, co-owner Kristin Karst said: “I’m originally from Dresden, in Germany and because of that I’d always dreamed of having a ship sailing on the Elbe.

“We decided a couple of years ago we would do it but the river is always very shallow. This year the water levels have been lower and a lot of sailings for other companies were affected. It would be unfair to customers to offer sailings which may not happen.”

Earlier this year a number of itineraries were halted due to low water levels on the Elbe.


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