Leading River Cruise Line Recognized for its Itineraries, Travel Advisor Support and

Overall River Cruise Experience by Influential Audience of Travel Advisors

CALABASAS, CA – (December 5, 2019) – AmaWaterways today proudly announced it was honored with three awards in Recommend’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, receiving a Gold for Best River Cruise Itineraries and Best Travel Agent Support for a River Cruise Line and Silver for Best Overall River Cruise. Voted upon by Recommend’s trusted travel advisor audience, the Readers’ Choice Awards are given annually to travel organizations that are anchored in excellence and have advanced the interests of the travel industry.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the trusted travel advisors and our valued partners at Recommend magazine,” said Gary Murphy senior vice president, sales and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We take great pride in the continued support we provide the travel advisor community and the interesting itineraries we offer which allow our guests to personalize their river cruise to suit varying interests. We believe that the variety of choices, plus the attentive care of our entire team, are two of the reasons we continue to receive such incredible accolades.”

Heading into another exciting, innovative year with the addition of its 24th ship and three new itineraries in 2020, AmaWaterways has earned a reputation for transforming the river cruise industry by creating authentic and inspiring travel experiences. Guests planning a river cruise vacation to explore the historical landmarks, breathtaking sceneries and culinary delights along the beautiful rivers of Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa can choose from a wide selection of 34 itineraries – as well as an enhanced list of pre- and post-cruise land programs escorted by AmaWaterways cruise managers.

A few itinerary highlights for 2020 include the new Rhine & Moselle Splendors and Magna on the Danube while 2021 will see four new itineraries with pre- and post-cruise programs to further enhance guests’ choice of experiences in France, Italy and the Netherlands. In addition, to meet the growing demand for its popular Specialty Wine Cruises, AmaWaterways has announced more than 65 hosted wine-themed cruises for 2020 and 2021, including sailings on the new Magna on the Danube, Treasures of the Main & Rhine and Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle itineraries.

“We are proud to present AmaWaterways with three Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Laurel Herman, publisher/editorial director, Recommend. “Our audience has spoken and voted AmaWaterways as one of the best cruise lines in the industry. Congratulations to AmaWaterways for their continual success!”

For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit the Travel Advisor Portal on AmaWaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.


About AmaWaterways

A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 24 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.  Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.


With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers”, 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.”



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