AmaKristina Becomes First River Cruise Ship To Receive Green Award
From left to right: Andre Slagter, Corporate Staff Captain, Rivertech; Otto Groen, Managing Director, Rivertech; Wade Korzan, Director European Operations, AmaWaterways; Captain Jan Tensen; George Stefan, Corporate Captain, Rivertech; Jan Fransen, Executive Director, Green Award Foundation; Richard Wubbeling, Corporate Fleet Captain, Rivertech
AmaWaterways' AmaKristina has earned a Green Award certification, recognizing a high standard of safety, quality and environmental performance.
“As co-founder of AmaWaterways and godmother of AmaKristina, I am incredibly proud that she is the very first river cruise ship to receive a Green Award,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president of AmaWaterways and AmaKristina’s namesake.
“The responsible and respectful treatment of the environment is a subject that I am passionate about and receiving this award is another step in our ongoing efforts to encourage and support the technology and the people who are bringing positive change to all aspects of environmental management.”
Launched in 1994, the Green Award program is a voluntary independent accreditation process for ocean vessels, inland barges and now – with the induction of AmaKristina – river cruise ships.
To earn the award, ships are evaluated based on standards that go beyond the statutory requirements, and encompass the environmental impact of its engines, fuel consumption, waste and maintenance, pollution prevention and more.
"AmaKristina was a celebration of innovation and inspired design when we first introduced her to our fleet in 2017, and she continues to embody our desire to continually improve our ships, enhance our guest’s travels and preserve our planet,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways.
“Our teams are fully committed to finding new, inventive ways to reduce our environmental footprint and act as a true partner to the ports and communities we sail through.”