As the first river cruise line to stop in this small Bavarian town in 2008, AmaWaterways has cultivated a strong partnership with the local community over the past 14 years, hosting nine christenings for its ships and creating special relationships with the town’s residents. With more than 200 calls planned this year, the luxury river cruise line was pleased to collaborate with the local community and celebrate the realisation of this project, which will provide a more comfortable setting for the embarking and disembarking of guests throughout the years to come.
The christening ceremony featured speeches from local dignitaries including Vilshofen mayor, Florian Gams.
AmaWaterways first started docking in Vilshofen in 2008 and since that time, has helped put the town on the European map of river cruising ports, working with local business leaders to encourage development of interesting sites and shops for guests. Since its first-year docking in Vilshofen, AmaWaterways began working with the mayor and community to provide exclusive Oktoberfest celebrations for its guests.
Over the years the tradition has grown, with AmaWaterways now hosting over 200 Oktoberfest celebrations this year complete with local German beers, authentic pretzels, Bavarian folk music and dancing.