Calabasas, CA - (May. 31, 2017) - AmaWaterways continued celebrating its 15th year anniversary by receiving the top river cruise award during the 2017 Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards reception held recently in Los Angeles. AmaWaterways was presented with “Best River Cruise Line” by Global Traveler magazine whose awards highlight companies that provide the ultimate leisure experiences for the most discerning travelers.

"We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have received the top award in the prestigious river cruise category,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We always strive to bring innovation to the river cruise industry and this past month has been quite remarkable with the christening of our 20th ship, AmaKristina, the unveiling of plans for a totally new double hull ship design and now an award like this – we couldn’t be happier.”

Produced by Global Traveler, the Leisure Lifestyle Awards celebrate the best in the world of leisure travel, from goods, services and breathtaking destinations to luxurious hotels, airlines and cruises. The awards are determined by a group of well-traveled subscribers plus executives from a variety of industries who are no strangers to frequent global travel.

A family owned company, AmaWaterways has earned a reputation for transforming the river cruise industry by introducing innovative ship design, creating authentic and experiential shore excursions and providing award-winning food, wine and service. The company offers its guests a wide choice of complimentary activities in every port of call and includes biking and hiking options and regional food and wine tasting. With over 47 wine themed departures offered in 2017, AmaWaterways leads the way in epicurean river cruising.

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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