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TRAVEL WEEKLY READERS NOMINATE AMAWATERWAYS

Industry-Leading River Cruise Line Selected As Finalist In Three Categories

CHATSWORTH, CA - (Oct. 2, 2012) - Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways is honored to announce its three nominations in this year’s Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. Travel Weekly, the national newspaper of the travel industry, has opened its 2012 Readers Choice Awards recognizing the best in travel. From now until Nov. 9, 2012, Travel Weekly readers can vote for AmaWaterways in the following categories:

• Best Cruise Line: AmaWaterways

• Best Cruise Ship: AmaCerto

• Best Cruise Ship: AmaCello

“We’re very grateful to see satisfied travel agents and savvy travelers eager to nominate AmaWaterways and its vessels for the 2012 Readers Choice Awards,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-owner. “This recognition is a huge honor and we are absolutely delighted!”

The AmaCerto, AmaWaterways’ newest ship, is a deluxe 164-passenger vessel that incorporates the most advanced river cruise ship design including Twin Balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 350 sq. feet. Passengers can enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing local wine at the multiple fine dining venues available onboard. The AmaCerto also features a sun deck; heated swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system in all staterooms plus ship wide Wi-Fi. For passengers wanting to explore the serene paths along the rivers, the AmaCerto offers a fleet of bicycles onboard.

The AmaCello made its first appearance in 2008 and is best known for providing a luxury cruise experience on the Rhine, often bringing guests between Basel and Amsterdam. The spectacular 148-passenger ship contains marble-appointed bathrooms, an intimate Aft Lounge, and 71 staterooms most featuring French balconies. AmaWaterways supplies guests aboard the AmaCello with complimentary bicycles and internet onboard, award-winning dining and local entertainment throughout the voyage.

“Thank you once again for your commitment to AmaWaterways,” said Karst. “We hope to see many eager travelers aboard this upcoming year.”

To vote for AmaWaterways, please visit www.travelweekly.com/rc2012_finalists.aspx.

To download AmaWaterways’ 2012 and 2013 brochures and for more information, please visit www.amawaterways.com. To make a reservation, please contact a travel professional or visit www.amawaterways.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways will introduce the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).