AmaWaterways has introduced that AmaKristina earned a Green Award certification recognizing a excessive normal of security, high quality and environmental efficiency. The first river cruise ship ever to obtain the certification, in line with AmaWaterways, AmaKristina was offered with the award throughout a ceremony on January 30 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Jan Fransen, government director of the Green Award Foundation, offered the award plaque and a particular Green Award flag to Wade Korzan, director of AmaWaterways’ European operations, and representatives from Rivertech, the corporate offering technical companies to the posh river cruise line.
Launched in 1994, the Green Award program is a voluntary unbiased accreditation course of for ocean vessels, inland barges and now—with the induction of AmaKristina—river cruise ships. To earn the award, ships are evaluated primarily based on requirements which might be extra far-reaching than the statutory necessities and embody the environmental affect of its engines, gasoline consumption, waste and upkeep, air pollution prevention and extra. A rising variety of ports take part in this system, such because the Port of Amsterdam, and provide substantial advantages to licensed ships to advertise safer, cleaner navigation on the world’s oceans and rivers and to advocate for an built-in strategy for European inland waterways.
From left to proper: Andre Slagter, company workers captain, Rivertech; Otto Groen, managing director, Rivertech; Wade Korzan, director European operations, AmaWaterways; Captain Jan Tensen; George Stefan, company Captain, Rivertech; Jan Fransen, government director, Green Award Foundation; Richard Wubbeling, company fleet Captain, Rivertech
The award comes at an fascinating time for the 156-guest AmaKristina, as 2020 marks her final crusing season on the Rhine River earlier than transferring over to the Rhône River. Due to elevated demand for sailings by way of France, the vessel will embark on the Rhône River in March 2021, touring by way of the French countryside from Lyon to Avignon. Exclusive excursions and excursions will spotlight the romance, delicacies and advantageous arts of the area.