River Cruise Innovator Named Best in River Cruising and Best in Cruise Industry Cuisine

- (Dec. 27, 2017) -
The Chef’s Table Epicurean Experience, Featured Onboard AmaWaterways’ Ships

CALABASAS, CA – (December 27, 2017) – AmaWaterways is proud to have been honored with two Gold Awards in Recommend’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award categories, in Best in River Cruise and Best Cruise Cuisine. The Readers’ Choice Awards are voted on by Recommend readers and are given annually to travel organizations that are anchored in excellence and have advanced the interests of the travel industry.

"We are thrilled to receive these two prestigious awards from Recommend,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice-president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We have invested so much passion into our river cruise experience this past year – including the addition of new itineraries, onboard amenity enhancements and, of course, continuing to serve up unforgettable cuisine. It is truly an honor to be recognized for that dedication.”

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 popular river cruise line offers its guests a wide choice of complimentary activities in every port of call and includes biking and hiking options, as well as regional food and wine tasting, in the cruise fare. With more than 50 Wine Cruises offered in 2018, AmaWaterways leads the way in epicurean river cruising and many other categories, as well.

“We always strive to bring innovation to the river cruise industry, and this year has been quite remarkable,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “With the christening of our 20th ship, AmaKristina, the introduction of our new Wellness Program, and the announcement of our collaboration with Master Chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Joanne Weir, our teams have much to celebrate this year.”

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

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