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AmaWaterways Receives Five Gold Awards During 2017 Travvy Awards


Calabasas, CA – (Jan. 26, 2017) – AmaWaterways started its 15th year anniversary by receiving five gold awards during the 2017 Travvy Awards annual awards gala held on January 25 in New York City. AmaWaterways was presented with “Best Overall River Cruise Line”; “Best River Cruise in Africa/Egypt, Asia, and Europe”; and “Best River Cruise Ship, AmaStella” by travAlliancemedia. 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.


“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have received the top awards in all five river cruise categories, and on behalf of the entire AmaWaterways team, Rudi and I would like to thank travAlliancemedia, and the travel agent community for this prestigious recognition,” said Kristin, Karst executive vice president and co-owner. “2017 marks our 15th year anniversary and we can’t think of a better way to start off the year than by receiving this important recognition from the travel professionals who know us best and have contributed so much to our success.”


Represented at the event by Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner and Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways received 2017 gold Travvy Awards in the following categories:


  • Best River Cruise Line – Overall
  • Best Cruise Ship – River Cruise – AmaStella
  • 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 47 wine themed departures offered in 2017, 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 2016, nearly 40,000 travel professionals voted on their favorites, which determined the 2017 Travvy Awards winners.


For more information or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact a travel professional, visit or call (800) 626-0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at and Twitter @AmaWaterways.