August 12, 2016
AmaWaterways has been recognized as the American Express Cruise Supplier of the Year.
The award recognizes exceptional service and network commitment with a focus on the customer experience. The award announcement was made at the American Express Travel 2016 Preferred Supplier Forum in New York City on July 27.
Recently AmaWaterways has unveiled several new product updates and ships. It has updated its culinary offerings with a new tasting menu in its signature Chef’s Table Restaurant that offers three appetizers, a champagne sorbet intermezzo, three main courses and three desserts, with a focus on regional specialties and traditional dishes. Each course is paired with a hand-selected regional wine.
The line has also expanded its Backroads partnership to offer more active river cruise departures in 2017. That year the two companies will offer more than 100 sailings with chances for travelers to experience active adventure biking, walking and hiking tours during the cruise.
Also this summer, the line christened two new river cruise ships, AmaViola and AmaStella. AmaViola began sailing in April and will also be offering seven-night Danube cruises in 2016 and 2017. AmaStella begins sailing with AmaWaterways in late September, with seven-night Melodies of the Danube cruises. Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube (wine-themed) and Christmas Markets itineraries are also available in 2016, as well as in 2017.