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August 24 - 2012 : AmaWaterways Labelled as “Best River Cruise Line”

AmaWaterways has been named as the “Best River Cruise Line” by Virtuoso ® who consistently offers insider access to luxury travel. All winners of the annual awards were voted on by Virtuoso agents and recognized as the best suppliers in luxury travel for 2012.  

“We are extremely proud to be a partner that Virtuoso agents can rely on,” said Gary Murphy, AmaWaterways’ vice president of national accounts. “AmaWaterways is committed to providing your clients with the best service, amenities and experiences and we look forward to growing together.”

Virtuoso serves the high-end travel industry market and membership is by invitation only. AmaWaterways joined the network in January 2011 as a preferred supplier to the rapidly expanding river cruise market. Every year, Virtuoso agents vote on the best-of-the-best in the industry after careful research and review. Agents found that the quality and value of AmaWaterways’ river cruise line was unmatched.

AmaWaterways continues to lead the river cruising industry by providing unique shore excursions in over 20 countries, while also enjoying a relaxing and scenic experience onboard its prestigious ships.

AmaWaterways’ all-inclusive European cruises include all meals; free-flowing wine with dinner; daily shore excursions, with a variety of activity levels, such as “Gentle Walkers”, “Active Walkers”, and “Late Starters” groups. 

AMAWATERWAYS is the innovative industry leader, offering fine all-inclusive river cruise vacations in Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. It’s luxurious, state-of-the art fleet in Europe 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 line introduced “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” in late 2009, featuring a 7-night Mekong River cruise on the beautiful new MS La Marguerite. Due to the overwhelming success of the program, AMAWATERWAYS is constructing a new 124-passenger vessel to be introduced on the Mekong in the fall of 2011.

AMAWATERWAYS also offers destination cruises to the breathtaking Douro River Valley in Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the MS Amadouro and a Provencal sojourn on the romantic Rhone River in France aboard the MS Swiss Pearl. In Russia, AMAWATERWAYS sails a spectacular St. Petersburg-Moscow “Russian Waterways” itinerary. In 2011 the line will introduce the newly-refurbished 212-passenger MS Amakatarina, the most luxurious vessel to sail the Volga-Baltic Waterway.

For more information about AMAWATERWAYS’ exciting fleet of vessels and new itineraries, visit the line’s website at or call 1-800-626-0126.

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