Passion for innovation
'For this incredibly innovative ship, we wanted to choose a godmother who shares our passion for innovation within the travel industry,' said Kristin Karst, EVP and co-owner of AmaWaterways. 'Samantha is an icon in both the travel and television industries, known as much for her warm personality as for her expansive travel knowledge.'
Throughout her 17-year career, Brown has hosted a variety of travel television series for The Travel Channel including, among others, 'Passport to Europe,' 'Great Hotels,' 'Great Weekends' and 'Samantha Brown’s Asia.' In 2017, Brown launched her PBS series, 'Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,' which AmaWaterways sponsors.
'I had the great pleasure of sailing on board AmaPrima this summer as we filmed an episode for my new PBS series. The total experience was remarkable but what impressed me the most was the incredible team on board the ship who took such good care of me, my film crew and my family who joined us during the cruise,' Brown said.
AmaWaterways' 23rd ship
AmaMagna will become the line's 23rd ship.