TV host Samantha Brown is AmaMagna godmother

Samantha Brown

Travel expert and television host Samantha Brown will serve as godmother for AmaWaterways’ double-wide newbuild, AmaMagna, during christening festivities in Vilshofen, Germany, in July 2019.

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.

Posted 23 August 2018

© Copyright 2019 Seatrade Informa Markets. Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade Informa Markets.

Seatrade Cruise Med stacked 150px  Seatrade Cruise Med 2020 15 – 17 September 2020 | Malaga

Seatrade Cruise Med is the Mediterranean’s largest cruise conference and trade event. From the busy exhibition floor to the inspiring conference theatre, thousands of professionals from around the world come together to build new business and drive the future of cruise tourism across the Mediterranean. Register your interest for Seatrade Cruise Med 2020 today

Related Topics

Anne Kalosh

Author Bio ▼

Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review Anne Kalosh covers global stories, reporting both breaking and in-depth news on cruising's significant people, places, ships and trends. A sought-after expert on cruising, she has moderated conferences around the world, including the high-profile State of the Industry panel at Seatrade Cruise Global. She created and led the acclaimed itinerary-planning case study for Seatrade's cruise master classes held at Cambridge and Oxford universities. She is the cruise columnist for, and her freelance stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New York Times to The Miami Herald.

Sign up to get the latest Cruise News headlines emailed directly to your inbox


News Sponsor