Calabasas, CA - (Jun. 28, 2018) - AmaWaterways today announced the promotion of Alex Pinelo to the newly created position of vice president, national accounts. This most recent promotion reflects the expanded responsibility and senior level leadership that Pinelo has exhibited since joining the company a year ago as director, Latin American sales and most recently taking on responsibility as director, national accounts.

A seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Pinelo has held senior leadership positions driving sales growth through national account management, as well as charters and incentive groups. Before joining AmaWaterways, he served as vice president of key accounts for Norwegian Cruise Line in Miami.

“AmaWaterways places tremendous value on the close relationships we have built with our national account partners,” said Gary Murphy, co-owner and vice president of sales. “Alex’s wealth of experience, his energy and enthusiasm, and especially his ability to educate and motivate our travel agent partners has proven instrumental in leading our sales team and travel partner to improve their sales results consistently.”

The promotion comes at an exciting time for the company, which is experiencing outstanding growth and expansion across all markets leading up to a record-breaking three new ships being introduced in 2019.

AmaWaterways’ revolutionary ship, AmaMagna, will be almost twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships, giving guests onboard more space than ever before to enjoy their river cruise experience. Additionally, the line will introduce AmaMora, sister ship to AmaLea and AmaKristina, which will sail the Rhine river. AmaDouro, sister to AmaVida, will be a welcome addition to the Douro River as the region’s popularity continues to grow.

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

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