- (Dec. 14, 2021) -
AMAWATERWAYS HONOURED AT 2021 ASPIRE AWARDS
‘LUXURY RIVER CRUISE LINE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD CELEBRATES COMPANY’S COMMITMENT TO TRAVEL AGENT PARTNERS
AmaWaterways has been awarded ‘Luxury River Cruise Line of the Year’ at the Aspire Awards 2021.
In awarding the top prize, the judges praised AmaWaterways’ support for their travel agents, guests and partners across the last two years, describing the team as “ ‘all around good people’ with an abundance of passion for growing trade sales”. The win marks the second time the company has claimed the prize at the Aspire Awards, having also won the same award in 2019.
Created by Travel Weekly’s standalone luxury magazine, Aspire, The Aspire Awards recognise the very best brands, the most passionate trade teams and the most innovative agents in luxury travel.
Jamie Loizou, AmaWaterways’ UK Managing Director commented “We are very honoured to be recognised by Aspire and their panel of travel agent judges as ‘Luxury River Cruise Line of the Year’ for the second year running. Our travel agent partners are at the centre of our success, so to be presented with this award as voted for by the travel trade makes this even more special. We continue to work incredibly hard to listen and support the travel trade, offering innovative sales and marketing support to complement our beautiful fleet and wonderful onboard teams”.
To learn more about AmaWaterways, contact your preferred travel agent or visit AmaWaterways.co.uk. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at YouTube.com/AmaWaterways.
Family-owned and -operated for more than 19 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2023). Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travellers 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 honours and accolades including Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.
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