AMAWATERWAYS wins Reader’s Choice Award for Best River Cruise Line


Readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine have voted AMAWATERWAYS (AMA) “Best River Cruise” in its 11th Annual 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. The awards are based on thousands of entries from the magazine’s readers who vote online and via paper ballots. Porthole Cruise Magazine is one of the most highly-respected travel publications geared to the cruise and destination traveler.

“With river cruising becoming more and more popular among passengers, AMAWATERWAYS is a great choice for travelers,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. “With its ever-growing fleet of luxurious ships and a wealth of great itineraries, AMA is perfect for exploring the world’s great rivers.”

“We are very grateful to receive this recognition from the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, particularly because they are savvy travelers with formidable interest in cruising,” said Rudi Schreiner, AMAWATERWAYS president.


AMAWATERWAYS is the fastest-growing, US-based river cruise line with ships sailing in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Known for its innovative inclusive vacations and state-of-the art vessels, the AMAWATERWAYS fleet consists of the MS Amadolce (2009), the MS Amalyra (2009), the MS Amacello (2008), the MS Amadante (2008), the MS Amalegro (2007), and the MS Amadagio (2006). The MS Amabella will join the fleet in 2010.

AMAWATERWAYS ships feature a warm, upscale décor featuring unsurpassed European service and ambiance. The AMAWATERWAYS vessels offer an unparalleled array of included amenities and complimentary services, such as: spacious, 170-square foot standard cabins and 255-square foot junior suites with over eighty-two percent featuring French balconies; plush bedding with down duvets; flat-screen TVs; in-room “Infotainment system,” with complimentary (WI-FI) Internet access; and marble-appointed bathrooms with spa-quality bath amenities, terry robes, and slippers. Gourmet meals in the restaurant are accompanied by complimentary, carefully-selected local wines and specialty coffees. The vessels feature a spa, fitness center, beauty salon, whirlpool, walking track on the Sun Deck, and a fleet of bicycles for passenger use. An AMAWATERWAYS elite cruise director accompanies guests throughout the cruise. On complimentary, in-depth local tours, an expert guide accompanies guests at each location.

AMAWATERWAYS will continue to lead the way in river cruising in 2010 with an exciting lineup of itineraries that includes its recently-launched “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” program in Southeast Asia. In Europe, the line’s new river cruise packages include the 13-day “Enchanting Rhine” itinerary, the 13-day “Rhine River Voyage,” and 22-day “Best of Portugal and France.” For additional information about these and more exciting AMAWATERWAYS river cruise vacations, consult a professional travel agent, call 800-626-0126 or 818-428-6198, or visit .