AmaWaterways Wins Porthole Cruise Magazine's "Best River Cruise"

River Cruise Line Awarded in the Leading Cruise Publication's Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Nov 13, 2012, 13:28 ET from AmaWaterways

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Porthole Cruise Magazine awarded AmaWaterways "Best River Cruise" in its 14th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.  The leading cruise publication turned to its readers to recognize the best in cruise travel.


"We are delighted to be recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine's readers as the 'Best River Cruise,'" said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways' executive vice president and co-owner. "This award represents our commitment to creating the world's best river cruise experience. We are very grateful for the hard work of every member of our AmaWaterways family, and their dedication to service really shines through with this award."

The Annual Readers' Choice Awards are listed at and will also be highlighted in the December 2012 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine, set to hit newsstands on November 13, 2012.

"Our readers are discerning travelers who have come to expect only the highest standards of quality, product, and service from cruise lines and destinations," says Bill Panoff, Porthole Cruise Magazine's publisher and editor-in-chief. "For AmaWaterways to have received the readers' seal of approval in this category is truly an honor."

Panoff personally congratulated AmaWaterways for its award with this video:

Founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe's Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel, Seine and Rhône rivers. The company is known for its innovative ship designs, which offer glass elevators, al fresco dining venues and an ingenious use of interior space. In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways introduced the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, designed with Twin Balconies in most staterooms, multiple dining venues, complimentary in-room movies, Internet and Wi-Fi, a heated swimming pool on the Sun Deck, plus many more state-of-the-art elements. In addition, AmaWaterways is a member of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary guild and receives rave reviews for its delicious cuisine.

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About AmaWaterways

Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line's award-winning fleets complement a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006).

In addition to its European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).

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