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AmaWaterways Promotes Alex Pinelo to New Role as Vice President, National Accounts

Travel Agent News for AmaWaterways River Cruising


CALABASAS, CA.(June 26, 2018) – AmaWaterwaystoday announced the promotion of Alex Pinelo to the newly created position of vice president, national accounts. This most recent promotion reflects the expanded responsibility and senior level leadership that Pinelo has exhibited since joining the company a year ago as director, Latin American sales and most recently taking on responsibility as director, national accounts.


A seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Pinelo has held senior leadership positions driving sales growth through national account management, as well as charters and incentive groups.  Before joining AmaWaterways, he served as vice president of key accounts for Norwegian Cruise Line in Miami.


“AmaWaterways places tremendous value on the close relationships we have built with our national account partners,” said Gary Murphy, co-owner and vice president of sales. “Alex’s wealth of experience, his energy and enthusiasm, and especially his ability to educate and motivate our travel agent partners has proven instrumental in leading our sales team and travel partner to improve their sales results consistently.”


The promotion comes at an exciting time for the company, which is experiencing outstanding growth and expansion across all markets leading up to a record-breaking three new ships being introduced in 2019.


AmaWaterways’ revolutionary ship, AmaMagna, will be almost twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships, giving guests onboard more space than ever before to enjoy their river cruise experience. Additionally, the line will introduceAmaMora, sister ship to AmaLea and AmaKristina, which will sail the Rhine river.AmaDouro, sister to AmaVida, will be a welcome addition to the Douro River as the region’s popularity continues to grow.


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About AmaWaterways

A family-owned company celebrating 16 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 ships in 2019 sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation including the 2019 launch of AmaMagna,a new dimension in luxury river cruising at twice the width of traditional river ships, plus a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, offering group or chartered sailings geared towards active travelers and families.


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 Town & Country River Cruise Awards as “Best Overall,” “Best for Food,” “Best for Onboard Activities” and “Best for On-Shore Activities,” as well as 2017 AFAR and Recommend magazine Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best River Cruise Line.”