River Cruise Line Maintains Momentum as 2017 Draws to a Close, Named Best in Class by Cruise Critic, Town & Country and Porthole Cruise Magazines

Calabasas, CA - (Dec. 12, 2017) - AmaWaterways is rounding out its 15th year anniversary celebrations with multiple prestigious editorial awards. Cruise Critic today announced its Editors’ Pick Awards, naming AmaWaterways the Best River Cruise Line and Best for Active Cruisers. In addition to being named Best Overall River Cruise Line and Best Food by Town & Country, AmaWaterways also took the magazine’s top spot in both Onboard and On-shore Activities categories. Earlier this month, readers of Porthole Cruise magazine voted the new AmaKristina its Best River Ship.

"The AmaWaterways family is honored to have received these awards from industry experts and readers of Town & Country, Porthole Cruise and Cruise Critic,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We always strive to bring innovation to the river cruise industry and this year has been quite remarkable. With the christening of our 20th ship, AmaKristina, the introduction of our new Wellness Program, and the expansion of our hiking and biking excursions, our teams have never had more to celebrate that this year.”

A family owned company, AmaWaterways has earned a reputation for transforming the river cruise industry by introducing innovative ship design, creating authentic and experiential shore excursions and providing award-winning food, wine and service. The popular river cruise line offers its guests a wide choice of complimentary activities in every port of call and includes biking and hiking options, as well as regional food and wine tasting, in the cruise fare. With more than 50 Wine Cruises offered in 2018, AmaWaterways leads the way in epicurean river cruising and many other categories, as well.

“Being honored with these prestigious awards in such a highly competitive river cruise landscape, makes our entire AmaWaterways family feel so incredibly proud and grateful,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-owner. “Each award we receive is a testament to the dedication of our teams, who work diligently to create the most exceptional and memorable experience possible for our guests.”

For more information or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact your travel professional, visit or call (800) 626-0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at and Twitter @AmaWaterways.

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