AmaWaterways have announced plans to launch a new Nile River ship! The new ship will carry between 66 to 70 passengers with the majority of accommodation being suites.
The yet-unnamed ship is due to launch in 2021 an will operate the September through to May season. The ship is marketed to be for the ‘soft adventurer’ cruise customers, looking to explore ancient Egypt in luxury.
The cruise line has been looking to introduce a Nile River cruise ship into the fleet since 2009/10. However, due to political unrest throughout the Middle East plans for fleet expansion had to be sidelined.
Kristin Karst, the line’s Executive Vice President and co-owner, said: “We really feel that the country is ready for us to come back.”
“It is important to build a new ship and really deliver a superior product and luxurious product where safety is built around it” she added.
The new ship follows growing confidence in the Nile. This has been seen in other cruise lines planning on making a return to Nile River. CroisiEurope and Uniworld, also plan to increase capacity on the river in 2020. Karst has also hinted at more things to come for the cruise line; another new supersize Europe ship.
Earlier this year AmaWaterways launched the revolutionary AmaMagna, which has already sold out the majority of sailings.
“Ten years ago river cruising was much more regimented and it was one size fits all. Now we are offering different ships and experiences and this is what is attracting more passengers and will continue to do so in the future.” said Kristin Karst.
Hopefully, this success will be replicated with the new Nile River ship.
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