Calabasas, CA - (Mar. 9, 2016) - AmaWaterways has been honored with a TravelAge West 2016 Editor’s Pick Award in several categories as part of the TravelAge West WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards. The company received recognition in the following sectors:

  • Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising
  • River Cruise Line Providing Best Travel Agent Support
  • Best New Ship, AmaSerena (pictured left)
  • Best Onboard Dining
  • Best Suite, AmaSerena
  • Now in its eleventh year, the TravelAge West WAVE Awards give travel agents the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their supplier partners.

    The Editor’s Picks were chosen by Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of travel agents and online research.

    “The WAVE Awards are a great way for travel agents in the West to acknowledge their favorite travel suppliers,” said Shapiro. “Some companies go above and beyond to support the agent community and it’s great to see our readers celebrate this relationship.”

    In addition, AmaWaterways is also in the running for a WAVE Award in each category, to be determined by a TravelAge West readers’ choice poll conducted throughout the month of April. The voting is open to readers of the print and online publication, and will be available at

    AmaWaterways, along with other Editor’s Pick recipients, will be celebrated at the WAVE Awards Gala on June 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey, Calif., where the readers’ choice WAVE winners will be announced, as well. TravelAge West will include a special WAVE Awards section in the July 18 issue, highlighting winners.

    “The AmaWaterways team is truly honored to be acknowledged as a leader in river cruising by the WAVE Awards,” said AmaWaterways’ Executive Vice President and Co-owner, Kristin Karst. “We are committed to excellence in everything that we do – from ship design and excursions, services, and customer/client satisfaction. We believe in extending our gratitude to our dearly valued travel agents every year, and we are so pleased to be recognized for our efforts.”

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