Design & Projects


  1. Planned for the start of the season 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic did not only hit almost the entire world, but also the river cruise business - and the connected construction sites, shipyard and all kind of contractors.  In good consultation between AmaWaterways, the shipyard and its (sub)contractors the delivery of both vessels ordered for 2020 could have been postponed.

    The delivery of the AmaSiena took place in December 2020 after the first and succesful trials - the AmaLucia followed her sister on March, 29.  Whilst the outfitting of the AmaSiena is completed, the AmaLucia will be delivered to AmaWaterways by the end of April, 2021. Actually it is unforseen when the first cruises and Christening of both vessels will take place.

    Both sisterships are improved executons of the so-known Certo-class vessels which was introduced in 2012.  Special attention has been taken to sound insulation and improvements, a redesigned airconditioning and airtreatment system and many - many other small improvements.  As a result they differ slightly at the outside and outline from their predecessors.  However, the interior lay-out and its design is completely in line witrh the design of all previous ships in this series.  Again; elegance does not stop at the doorstep.


  2. Just shortly after the presentation of the AmaMagna a next vessel was delivered to AmaWaterways: the AmaMora. The AmaMora is the newest successor of the AmaCert (launched in 2012) and the previuous ship AmaLea introduced in 2018.  The first sailing started in Amsterdam early June and the  Christening of the AmaMora took place in Lahnstein; July-2019


  3. Another long trip - from Rotterdam back to Constanta on a heavy cago vessel and sailing on own keel and propulsion to Linz (Austria).  In Linz the AmaMagna will be finally completed and will receive the complete installation of her interior - hotelequipment.  Delivery to her Owners will take place at the end of April - 2019.  Early May the AmaMagna will start her maiden-voyage with her first passengers.


  4. 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.



Agency and Cruises

About us

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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Zaaijerplein 17 – 6861 ZP Oosterbeek, The Netherlands

Phone +31(0) 850 66 79 56
Mobile +31(0) 653 251 834
Email info@kamphuisen.nl
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