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AmaKristina is the tops as AmaWaterways hits opposition for six in Berlitz River Cruise guide

AmaWaterways ships have grabbed six of the top ten rankings in the third edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA travel guide.

And to cap the achievement, AmaKristina, named after AmaWaterways’ co-owner Kristin Karst, has been awarded the number one spot by Berlitz author Douglas Ward, recognised as the world’sleading authority on cruising and cruise ships.

AmaKristina topped the Berlitz evaluation of 320 river cruise vessels

Ward evaluated 320 river ships for the 2018-19 edition, and AmaWaterways’ ships outranked the competition in total points covering the categories of hardware, accommodation, cuisine and service.

“On behalf of our entire AmaWaterways family, we are so incredibly thrilled to be recognised once again as a leader in the river cruise industry by Douglas Ward,” said Karst.

“It is especially humbling for me as AmaKristina receives the top ranking this year. I am so proud of everything we have accomplished at AmaWaterways over the years, and I look forward to a bright future ahead, as we continue evolving our product and delivering unforgettable holiday memories to travellers from around the world.”

Ward applauds AmaWaterways for its top-rated cuisine and friendly guest service, stating: “AmaWaterways spends considerably more on high quality food ingredients and wine and on hotel crew service training than any other river cruise company. The company is also known to offer the highest levels of customer care and friendliness in the river cruise industry.”

Receiving the top four-star plus rating in the book were 11 ships - AmaBella, AmaCerto, AmaKristina, AmaPrima, AmaReina, AmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaStella, AmaVenita, AmaVerde and AmaViola. AmaLea, the line’s 20th ship, joined the fleet in March this year and will be evaluated in the next edition of the guide.

Prices for a seven night voyage on AmaKristina currently start from £1,989 for the Christmas Markets on the Rhine itinerary from Basel to Amsterdam on 17 December.

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Posted on 5th June 2018 at 10:43 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | AmaWaterways |

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