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AmaWaterways to host virtual celebration for its 18th anniversary

AmaWaterways is inviting travel agents to join the celebrations for its 18th anniversary, through a special virtual event. The event will take place on AmaWaterways’ digital platforms on July 1 at 6:30pm BST

The hour-long interactive celebration will be hosted by the company’s co-founders, Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, along with co-owner and senior vice president of sales, Gary Murphy.

“’Ama’ means love – love for our guests, employees, crew and our travel partners, whose support has meant the world to us since we started AmaWaterways 18 years ago,” said Karst, executive vice president. “It is so rewarding to see the valuable long-term partnerships that have formed over the years, and the cherished memories our guests have made, thanks to the passion and perseverance that our team members have brought to the company, especially our wonderful crew on board our ships. We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with our Ama family and sharing exciting plans for three new ships and new destinations in the future.”

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneers Schreiner, Karst and the late Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways’ fleet has grown to include 25 custom-designed ships.

As the desire for intimate travel experiences increases, the company continues to look for ways to invite more people to consider a magical river cruise experience with AmaWaterways. Over the past several months, the company has hosted more than 1,000 virtual events including a series of educational Webinar Wednesdays and virtual Sip & Sail cocktail hours to remain personally connected to travel agents. 

The cruise line has opened its 2022 bookings six months early, in response to increased demand for personalised travel experiences.

“I am incredibly proud to look back on the last 18 years and see all the innovation that our experienced teams have brought to river cruising,” added Schreiner, president. “With more than 48 years of river cruise experience combined between Kristin and me, the company has been able to remain agile and debt-free, while still adapting to unpredictable and challenging situations and turning them into opportunities for advancement. We are particularly grateful for the support we have received from the travel advisor community and the loyal guests they have brought us from around the world. I am looking forward to having them join in our celebration because, without them, none of this would be possible.”

Travel agents can pre-register for the event here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/697871432812460813


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