- (Jul. 20, 2020) -
Early Launch of Popular Program Gives Advisors Added Opportunity to Earn
Complimentary Luxury River Cruise
CALABASAS, CA – AmaWaterways today announced the highly anticipated return of its popular Sell Five, Sail Free booking incentive – six months ahead of previous annual launches – giving its valued travel partners more time to earn a much-needed river cruise vacation. Travel advisors who book five new FIT bookings between now and December 2021 will earn a complimentary seven-night AmaWaterways river cruise for themselves and a companion*. As an added bonus this year, advisors who make 10 or more new FIT bookings* will have the opportunity to be among the first guests to sail on board the spectacular AmaDahlia (pictured right), debuting on Egypt’s Nile River in September 2021.
“We appreciate how challenging it has been for our travel advisor partners these past six months and we wanted to be sure they had ample opportunity to earn their very own unforgettable river cruise vacation to share with a close friend or family member,” said Gary Murphy senior vice president, sales and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “June was our best month ever for future bookings and with this increased demand for 2021 and 2022 sailings, we are confident in the bright future of river cruising and the important role that travel advisors will continue to play. We anticipate a busy sailing season next year and look forward to once again welcoming our travel partners and their clients on board our award-winning ships!”
As an added incentive for guests to book before September 30, 2020, AmaWaterways recently launched their Free Air** promotion on select 2021 sailings. With AmaWaterways’ Sell Five, Sail Free program, travel advisors who make five qualifying* new FIT bookings between July 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021 will receive a complimentary double occupancy stateroom on a seven-night cruise through Europe or Asia in 2021 or 2022. With a minimum of 10 bookings*, advisors will earn a free cruise aboard their choice of the award-winning AmaMagna cruising the Danube or the new AmaDahlia, sailing through Egypt’s ancient wonders.
Launching in September 2021, AmaDahlia will transport guests to ancient times on the legendary Nile River, where they will uncover the storied treasures that have shaped Egypt’s past and influence its future. In true AmaWaterways tradition, travelers will enjoy exquisite cuisine, warm service, expertly guided tours and elegantly appointed staterooms on board the intimate 68-guest AmaDahlia. Most staterooms will boast AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies, featuring both a French and outside balcony, allowing guests to marvel at the region’s romantic desert hills, lush oases and ancient colonnaded temples.
For more details or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, visit the Travel Advisor Portal on AmaWaterways.com or call 1.800.626.0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.
*Offer valid on new bookings made July 15, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Bookings must be paid in full and traveled in 2021 to apply, with groups counting as one booking. Complimentary seven-night cruises are valid on advertised FAM cruises or departures within 60 days (certain restrictions apply). Visit AmaWaterways’ Travel Advisor Portal for full terms and conditions.
**See website for terms and conditions.
A family-owned company celebrating 18 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 25 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône (2021), Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe and Nile Rivers (2021). 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 2019 Editor’s Pick Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and “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.” In addition, 18 river cruise ships in its European fleet have earned the Green Award certification, recognized for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.
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Samantha Jacobs or Carter Long, Hemsworth Communications
(678) 631-9974 or AmaPR@HemsworthCommunications.com