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Amawaterways Celebrates Travel Advisors with Special Offers and Incentives Through the Month of May

Amawaterways Celebrates Travel Advisors with Special Offers and Incentives Through the Month of May

Luxury River Cruise Line Expresses Heartfelt Gratitude for its Valued Travel Advisor Partners with Free Sailings, Gift Cards and Enhanced Services


CALABASAS, CA – (May 9, 2022)AmaWaterways kicked off Travel Advisor Appreciation Month on May 4th with a dedicated Webinar Wednesday announcing exclusive perks – including free sailings, ‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ reward cruises, new Seminar on the River dates and gift cards – to thank travel advisors for their unwavering dedication and support over the river cruise line’s 20 year history. Continuing throughout the month of May, travel advisors can earn a $20 gift card for each new 2022 FIT booking and earn a reward cruise when they confirm three FIT bookings made between October 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 for 2022 sailings. AmaWaterways will also give away complimentary river cruises with round-trip business class airfare to two lucky travel advisors who attend its popular Webinar Wednesdayseries during the month of May.


“AmaWaterways expresses appreciation to our travel advisor partners all year long, but the month of May is a special time for our teams to share even more love by offering these additional rewards and incentives,” said Kristin Karst, co-founder and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “As 97% of our sales come from our travel advisors, we also like to use this opportunity to encourage even more travelers to utilize travel advisors by sharing on our social media channels the incredible value they bring to their clients.”


The May 4th Webinar Wednesday was hosted by Kristin Karst and Alex Pinelo, senior vice president of sales at AmaWaterways, who were joined by special guests Zane Kerby, president and chief executive officer, ASTA and Sarah Little, vice president of business development, ASTA (Click HERE for Webinar Wednesday recording). With all 20 ships in its European fleet back on the rivers this spring welcoming guests, the luxury river cruise line took this opportunity to show its support for the important work done by ASTA on behalf of the travel industry. This includes lobbying the U.S. government to remove return home COVID-19 testing for international travelers and providing exceptional educational opportunities such as the very successful 2022 Global River Cruise Expo held in Budapest in March followed by the President’s Cruise on board AmaMagna. Details on the 2023 river cruise event are soon to be released.


In an effort to provide the brand’s valued travel advisor partners with the opportunity to enjoy a much-deserved getaway, AmaWaterways unveiled a new ‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ incentive, giving travel advisors who book three eligible sailings the opportunity to choose a complimentary 7-night river cruise for two from 20 AmaWaterways departures in 2022. Also announced were five new Seminar on the River dates including a July 31, 2022 Danube cruise on board the revolutionary AmaMagna. These special cruises will be hosted by AmaWaterways’ dedicated sales team with onboard sessions providing in-depth product knowledge and key sales tips to help travel advisors boost their business.


“Throughout the past two years, especially, travel advisors have demonstrated an incredible resiliency, professionalism and deep passion for their profession, along with their commitment to their clients’ wellbeing,” said Pinelo. “We are deeply honored to recognize their hard work and celebrate their loyalty to AmaWaterways with these special offers and rewards.”


Since AmaWaterways was founded in 2002, the company has focused its resources on developing innovative marketing tools, dedicated support services and training opportunities to keep travel advisors front and center so they can continue to surpass their client’s expectations. The company has recently implemented new time-saving tools for travel advisors including enhancements to its online booking engine and a callback feature on its reservation lines. Additional reservations and air department agents have also been added to handle the increase in business as international travel continues to rebound.


To apply* for gift cards, a free cruise with the ‘Sell 3, Sail Free’ incentive or a Seminar on the River cruise, travel advisors must submit the forms found on AmaWaterways’ Travel Advisor Portal.


For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit the Travel Advisor Portal Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.


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About AmaWaterways

Family-owned and operated for almost 20 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable  ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.


With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.