Below is a drafted press release for AmaWaterways while I was at Blaze PR
AmaWaterways Wins Porthole Cruise Magazine’s
Best River Cruise
AmaWaterways Wins the 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Award for Best River Cruise
CHATSWORTH, CA (SEPT. 13, 2012) – Porthole Cruise Magazine, the world’s leading cruise publication, awarded AmaWaterways Best River Cruise in its 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. For 14 years, Porthole Cruise Magazine has turned to its’ readers to evaluate the world’s cruise lines and vote to determine the industry’s leaders.
“Our readers are discerning travelers who have come to expect only the highest standards of quality, product, and service from cruise lines and destinations,” says Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief. “For AmaWaterways to have received the readers’ seal of approval in this category is truly an honor.”
Panoff personally congratulated AmaWaterways for its award with this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0k-ntwAzwU
The Annual Readers’ Choice Awards are broken up into three categories: Float your Boat, All Aboard, and Hot Spots and Cool Places. Winners of each award are listed at Porthole.com and will also be highlighted in the December 2012 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine set to hit newsstands on November 13. A full list of winners is available at http://private.porthole.com/porthole1/rca-2012.htm.
“The Best River Cruise award represents our commitment to creating the best river cruise experience in the world,” said AmaWaterways Executive. “This award highlights the hard work of every member of our AmaWaterways family and we are delighted to be recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine and awarded by its’ readers.”
AmaWaterways operates the finest river cruising fleet and provides all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the waterways of Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. With innovative ship designs – which include al fresco dining venues and creative use of interior space – and a rapidly-growing fleet of custom-designed ships, AmaWaterways provides the most exceptional river cruise experience.
AmaWaterways was founded in 2002 by Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy. Their combined experience and expertise in the river cruise business was matched with their passion to create a river cruise experience that will exceed all expectations.
To download AmaWaterways’ 2012 and 2013 brochures and for more information, please visit www.amawaterways.com. To make a reservation, please contact a travel professional or visit www.amawaterways.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets complement a variety of travel plans.
The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006).
In addition to its European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).