Calabasas, CA - (Oct. 4, 2017) - AmaWaterways ( continued the celebration of its 15th year anniversary by receiving two prestigious awards from AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards. In addition to being named the 2017 Best River Cruise Line, AmaWaterways also received the top spot in the Onboard Design category.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have received these prestigious awards,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice 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 announcement of plans for a new double hull ship design and the introduction of our new Wellness Program, our teams have never been busier. The AmaWaterways family is honored and extremely grateful to have received these two awards from the readers of AFAR.”

Produced by AFAR, the Travelers’ Choice Awards reflect the tastes of their affluent, influential and well-traveled audience. The cruise finalists were selected by AFAR’s editorial team and more than 130,000 votes were cast for the cruises that best captured the audience’s imagination and inspired their travel plans.

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 company offers its guests a wide choice of complimentary activities in every port of call and includes biking and hiking options and regional food and wine tasting. With more than 47 Wine Cruises offered in 2017, AmaWaterways leads the way in epicurean river cruising.

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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