KAMPHUISEN DESIGNS RIVER CRUISE SHIPS
KAMPHUISEN COORDINATES THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
KAMPHUISEN SUPERVISES THE BUILDING PROCES
KAMPHUISEN GUIDES TO COMPLETION

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  1. After a long trip leaving Constanta on a heavy lift cargo vessel the AmaMagna arrived early this week in Rotterdam. Today she will arrive at the Vahali Shipyard in Gendt where we will start with the outfitting and interior works.
    The AmaMagna is scheduled to make the same trip back to the Danube on Dec 15, 2018.  Official handover to her owner AmaWaterways is planned early May, 2019.

     

  2. On the 25th of March 2018 -  the 18th vessel we exclusively built for AmaWaterways has been added to its fleet and started its first sailing with embarkation in Amsterdam.  Christening of the new AmaLea will take place on the 26th of May 2018 in Vilshofen, Germany.  
     
    Sister-ship to the AmaKristina, the AmaLea accommodates 156 guests and will be sailing on various routes. Travelers will enjoy spacious staterooms with signature twin-balconies and three dining venues including The Chef’s Table Restaurant – an intimate dining experience  Other features include the comfortable sundeck with running track; heated pool and swim-up bar; convenient elevator with enhanced access to the lower deck and expanded fitness center; hair salon and spa; free Wi-Fi throughout the ship; in-room Entertainment-On-Demand & Domotika system 

    The AmaLea is already the 10th vessel built for AmaWaterways with the same lay-out and passenger capacity, but as always differs from her sisters by having her own selected color scheme.  Combined with a teak handrail and deck – elegance does not stop at the doorstep.
    The AmaLea also features rooming configurations for groups and families including six sets of connecting staterooms to accommodate families up to five and four suites with convertible sofa-beds to accommodate families of up to four, as well as larger spaces for the spa, fitness room and salon on the lower deck

  3. Kamphuisen Projects is proud to announce being appointed to design – and supervise the construction – for AmaWaterways AmaMagna, the biggest European rivercruise ship ever to be launched in 2019.  

    The AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market. Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest innovation welcomes only 194 guests and affords luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard activities and enhanced evening entertainment. The ship will debut quieter and more fuel-efficient propulsion system and – a first for river cruising – open-water sports platform, complete with zodiac boats, canoes and recreational equipment. Construction for the new vessel, destined to sail Danube itineraries, began March 6, 2017.

    In total, AmaMagna will feature 97 staterooms – the majority of which will be over 27 square meters, some of the largest in river cruising. Additional amenities include a large heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, a spacious spa area with new treatments, a fitness room large enough for small group classes and generous common areas designed to accommodate a variety of onboard events. 

    For 2018 another sister-ship of the AmaKristina is already in outfitting at Vahali’s yard in Gendt, the Netherlands. Again to be followed by the 11th vessel of this serie which will be delivered to AmaWAterways shortly after the AmaMagna for the 2019 season. 

  4. On the 10th of May, 2017 - our 25th project and AmaWaterways newest vessel, AmaKristina, has been added to its fleet with a christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany. The namesake of AmaWaterways’ Co-Owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst, AmaKristina represents AmaWaterways’ award-winning commitment to innovative ship design and exceptional guest comfort and service. The special ceremony celebrates the arrival of the company’s 20th ship and marks the 15th year anniversary.
     
    The christening event itself was part of a weeklong celebration, during which guests onboard were joined by Karst, AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways’ Vice President, Sales and Co-Owner Gary Murphy, past Godmothers, travel industry friends and international media. Presiding over his tenth AmaWaterways christening ceremony, Captain Jan de Bruijn welcomed Karst and over 200 international and local guests to the special afternoon event, which featured a dockside cocktail reception, traditional religious blessing, local entertainment and warm welcome by Mayor, Peter Labonte on behalf of the town of Lahnstein. Celebrations continued into the evening with a gala dinner and were culminated with a surprise fireworks display.
     
    Sister-ship to AmaViola and AmaStella, AmaKristina accommodates 156 guests and will be sailing the Rhine River between Amsterdam and Basel. Travelers will enjoy spacious staterooms with signature twin-balconies and three dining venues including The Chef’s Table – an intimate dining experience with an exquisite, multi-course tasting menu paired with hand-selected regional wines all at no additional cost. Other features include the comfortable sundeck with running track; heated pool and swim-up bar; convenient elevator with enhanced access to the lower deck and expanded fitness center; hair salon and spa; free Wi-Fi throughout the ship; in-room Entertainment-On-Demand system and complimentary beer and fine wine with lunch and dinner. 
     
    A ship’s christening is a long-standing tradition originating more than 4,000 years ago. The momentous ceremony features the blessing of the ship by an appointed Godmother and concludes with a more recent good luck tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull. 

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The Company's profile

Most of the companies within the Kamphuisen Group focus on capital investments and participations in the leisure and shipping industry. Among these, Kamphuisen Shipping and Kamphuisen Projects play a more active role and offer a wider range of services in the shipping industry in general. Kamphuisen Shipping is a well-known shipping agent and acts as an exclusive agent for several Dutch shipping lines (Agency & Cruises) Within Kamphuisen Projects we take care of the design & project management - more popular: we built ships....(Design & Projects) However, the company group is specialized in inland shipping; or to be even more specific: in river cruising. As we operate in a very small team we are familiar with our clients and their needs.

Our history in a view

Coming from a house of bargemen, the Kamphuisen family started in the early 1950's - as one of the first to organize and offer river cruises. In the beginning of the 21th century, the company has grown to one of the leading and largest river cruise companies in Europe. Years ago we reviewed our ideas, opportunities and strengths. This led to a complete reorganisation of the company. At the same time we disposed of the operational side. Ever since, we only focus on advising and accompanying our partners to realize their projects and ideas.

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