Revolutionary AmaMagna River Cruise Ship Awarded Three Prestigious Awards in Her Launch Year
CALABASAS, CA – September 12, 2019 – AmaWaterways today proudly announced it received four 2019 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards recognizing the luxury river cruise company’s outstanding ship design, guest service and overall excellence. In addition to receiving the prestigious Gold Award for Overall River Cruising – the second consecutive year AmaWaterways has received the title – AmaMagna was singled out for top honors in the river cruise ship category and recognized for her luxurious suite and restaurant designs.
“We continue to be honored and very grateful for the responses to AmaMagna since her debut earlier this year,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “These awards from Travel Weekly are a testament to the hard work and outstanding service of our entire AmaWaterways family who take great pride in providing our guests with personal, authentic journeys on the world’s rivers.”
Honoring the top travel companies and brands across the United States and around the world, the Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a panel of top travel professionals representing all areas of the tourism industry. This year, AmaWaterways was recognized in the following categories:
- Gold Award for Cruise – Overall-River Cruising
- Gold Award for AmaMagna – Overall-River Cruise Ship
- Gold Award for AmaMagna Suites – Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship-Suite Design
- Silver Award for Al Fresco Restaurant – Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship-Restaurant Design
“Magellan winners are those in the industry who communicate travel’s promise, through words, image and design, in ways that ring true and stand out,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “They create the environments and craft the messages that spark travelers’ imaginations.”
Launched in May 2019, AmaMagna features a total of 98 elegantly appointed staterooms, the majority of which are spacious, full balcony suites measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft. At twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, she offers various culinary options, including two new dining venues: Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant and the Al Fresco Restaurant, with retractable ceiling and side windows for guests to indulge in the views of the picturesque Danube while discovering a new vegetable-forward menu.
The 2019 Magellan Awards are the latest in a string of accolades AmaWaterways has received thus far this year. Other notable recognitions include AmaMagna’s place on TIME’s 2019 World’s Greatest Places list, Virtuoso’s “Best River Cruise Line” award, multiple TravelAge West’s 2019 WAVE Awards and several Gold 2019 Travvy Awards.
For more information, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit the Travel Advisor Portal at AmaWaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.
A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 24 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a 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 highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. 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 Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers”, 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.”