AmaWaterways is honored to win the 2012 Virtuoso® Supplier Award for "Best River Cruise Line." The annual conference and gala, newly renamed Virtuoso Travel Week, was held on Aug. 16 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The recipients of the annual awards were voted on by Virtuoso agents and recognized as the best suppliers in luxury travel for 2012.
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The gala, "A Night of Style," was hosted by Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew Upchurch, CTC and Virtuoso President and COO Kristi Jones, CTC. Hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue Las Vegas, the evening featured dinner and an award presentation.
"We are extremely proud to be a partner that Virtuoso agents can rely on," said Gary Murphy, AmaWaterways' vice president of national accounts. "AmaWaterways is committed to providing your clients with the best service, amenities and experiences and we look forward to growing together."
Virtuoso serves the high-end travel industry market and membership is by invitation only. AmaWaterways joined the network inJanuary 2011 as a preferred supplier to the rapidly expanding river cruise market. Every year, Virtuoso agents vote on the best-of-the-best in the industry after careful research and review. Agents found that the quality and value of AmaWaterways' river cruise line was unmatched.
"A big thank you to all the agents for your support and hard work," said Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways president and founder. "We are a global family working together to bring the best travel experience to your clients and I'm honored to work with such a professional group of people."
AmaWaterways continues to lead the river cruising industry by providing unique shore excursions in over 20 countries, while also enjoying a relaxing and scenic experience onboard its prestigious ships. AmaWaterways' all-inclusive European cruises include all meals; free-flowing wine with dinner; daily shore excursions, with a variety of activity levels (such as "Gentle Walkers," "Active Walkers," and "Late Starters" groups); Wi-Fi; bicycles onboard and guided bike tours.