AmaSonata Wins Best in Cruise Ships for River Cruising Category

Calabasas, CA - (Dec. 19, 2016) - AmaWaterways proudly announces AmaSonata has been named best in cruise ships in the highly-competitive river cruising category for the 2016 Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards. The awards are determined by the dedicated readers of Travel Weekly, honoring the best in the industry.

The AmaSonata features thoughtfully conceived and expansive public areas with multiple dining venues, including the one-of-a-kind Chef’s Table specialty restaurant; two richly paneled wine rooms; spa and fitness facilities, as well as a sun deck heated pool with a swim-up bar. Elegant and spacious staterooms and suites feature innovative signature twin-balconies—both French and outside balconies—sleek marble bathrooms and a top-of-the-line Entertainment on Demand center.

“We are thrilled that AmaSonata was voted this year as Travel Weekly’s best river cruise ship. With its innovative design and exquisite décor, the ship consistently scores at the highest level of guest satisfaction, further underscoring this important honor,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-owner. “This award is also a testament to the dedication demonstrated by our crew working onboard to create the most exceptional and memorable experience for our guests. We are grateful for the recognition and it’s a wonderful ending to a truly rewarding 2016. We look forward to more great moments in the new year.”

The Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards round out a successful year of industry accolades for AmaWaterways. Honors include seven 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards; Nexion’s Agent Choice Supplier Award for Best River Cruise Line; Best River Cruise Line from Virtuoso; River Cruise Partner of the Year from AAA and ExpediaCruiseShipsCenters; the American Express Cruise Supplier of the Year; and Best Onboard Dining and Best New Ship (AmaSerena) in River Cruising at TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards.

AmaWaterways also received top honor as the Best River Cruise Line in the 2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards as well as Berlitz’s ten highest-rated ships in Europe in their 2016 Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe edition.

For more information or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact a travel professional, visit or call (800) 626-0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at and Twitter @AmaWaterways.

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