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CALABASAS — AmaWaterways is celebrating its 18th anniversary with two special virtual events for travel agents and their guests.
The hour-long interactive celebrations will take place on AmaWaterways’ digital platforms on July 1 at 10:30 a.m. PST/1:30 p.m. EST, and at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST. Each event 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.
Agents are encouraged to pre-register for the events by visiting the Travel Advisor Portal on AmaWaterways.com. Additionally, guests can join either session on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways and on YouTube at YouTube.com/AmaWaterways.
Founded in 2002, AmaWaterways has grown to include 25 custom-designed ships that sail the world’s most iconic rivers. Over the past several months, with the desire for intimate travel experiences increasing, the company has hosted more than 1,000 virtual events including a series of educational ‘Webinar Wednesdays’ and virtual ‘Sip & Sail’ cocktail orders in order to remain personally connected to travel agents and guests.
Additionally, the river cruise line opened its 2022 bookings six months early in response to increased demand.
Looking ahead to when cruising remains, Karst is especially excited to celebrate AmaWaterways’ three new ships and new destinations like Egypt.
“’Ama’ means love – love for our guests, our employees, our crews and our travel partners whose support has meant the world to us since we started AmaWaterways 18 years ago,” said Karst. “It is so rewarding to see the valuable long-term partnerships that have formed and cherished memories our guests have made thanks to the passion and sparkle everyone has brought to the company, especially our wonderful crew onboard our ships.”
Schreiner, who said he’s “incredibly proud” to look back on the last 18 years, added: “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, 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.”