AmaKristina Honored as Best River Cruise Ship

Calabasas, CA - (Jan. 26, 2018) - AmaWaterways ( started off the new year receiving five gold awards during the 2018 Travvy Awards annual awards gala held on January 24th in New York City. Co-owners Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst were on hand to receive the trophies presented for “Best Overall River Cruise Line”; “Best River Cruise in Africa/Egypt, Asia, and Europe”; and “Best River Cruise Ship, AmaKristina” by travAlliancemedia.

"I can’t think of a better way to start off the year than by receiving such important recognition from the travel professionals who know us best and have contributed enormously to our success. It means so much to the entire AmaWaterways team to receive the top awards in all five categories,” said Kristin Karst executive vice president and co-owner. “On a personal note, as godmother of the AmaKristina, I am very proud to have my namesake ship voted the Best River Cruise Ship 2018.”

The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry, are voted on by travel professionals and recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry. AmaWaterways received 2018 Gold Travvy Awards in the following categories:

  • Best River Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Ships, River Cruise: AmaKristina
  • Best River Cruise Line, Europe
  • Best River Cruise Line, Africa/Egypt
  • Best River Cruise Line, Asia
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 50 wine themed departures offered in 2018 and 60 planned for 2019, AmaWaterways leads the way in epicurean river cruising.

Produced by travAlliancemedia, the Travvy Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the industry today, honoring travel companies, products, agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievements. In late 2017, nearly 40,000 travel professionals voted on their favorites, which determined the 2018 Travvy Awards winners.

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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