By Jeri Clausing July 28, 2020

Amadeus River Cruises introduced its newest ship, the Amadeus Imperial, during a ceremony in Amsterdam.

Amadeus co-founder Martina Lueftner was the ship’s godmother. She christened the vessel Monday along with her husband and company co-founder Wolfgang Lueftner and their three daughters.

The Amadeus Imperial then embarked on its maiden voyage, a seven-day sailing to Basel, Switzerland.

The ship is the 15th vessel in the Amadeus fleet. Currently, however, the Germany-based company is sailing just six ships due to Europe’s Covid-19-related ban on American travelers. 

The Amadeus Imperial will cruise the Danube, Rhine, Main and the Dutch & Belgian waterways. 

The ship has 12 suites and 72 cabins. Most of the cabins feature drop-down panoramic windows while the suites have outdoor balconies with seating areas.