This week marks our one-year anniversary in our new company headquarters in Calabasas, California. We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting and inspiring setting.
We’re about 30 miles from downtown L.A., surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains. The business community here is vibrant and welcoming. In fact, a key Chamber of Commerce official already joined me on our first wine cruise of the season!
Celebrities love to live here as well. The rustic rolling hills, wilderness areas and gated communities offer them the privacy they like (unless of course, they’re filming their reality shows at the table next to us at lunch).
Our new office on Mureau Road is gorgeous, sleek and fits our needs like a dream. But I must admit the move from our former office in Chatsworth, California was bittersweet in some ways.
It's where we built up our business.
When we first launched a dozen years ago, company-wide meetings took place around a break room table. We had only a small handful of employees then. All of us joined together to answer phones, book reservations, make sales calls and make the coffee.
Hard work, commitment and camaraderie put us on the road (or river) to success. And I’m so happy to say that those original employees are still with us, as integral today as they were back then.
But now they have nearly 100 co-workers to help get the job done!
I look around our new headquarters at times and can’t believe how our company has grown. Luckily, we have enough space now to hold our ever-expanding sales and marketing, reservations, operations, guest relations, IT and other teams.
They’re all a vital part of the AmaWaterways family.
No matter how much we grow or the rivers we expand to (we debut in Myanmar this fall) our mission is the same. It’s what we first set our minds to around that small break room table.
To create the world’s most innovative river cruise line.
Thank you for being a part of our success.