AmaWaterways was recently honored by Travel Weekly Magazine with two 2011 Gold Magellan Awards. AmaWaterways was presented with Gold Magellan awards not only in the Overall River Cruising category, but also for its elegant MS La Marguerite, which debuted along the Mekong River in 2009.
“We are extremely proud to receive these two prestigious Gold Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. Knowing that the awards are judged by industry experts with extremely high standards of excellence makes this honor for MS La Marguerite and for our overall cruise line even more satisfying,” said Rudi Schreiner, president of AmaWaterways.
The recognition is a crowning achievement for a line that is just preparing to celebrate its first decade in service in 2012. In addition to the award-winning La Marguerite, the AmaWaterways fleet is composed of nine river cruise vessels, all of which were built within the last five years. Next spring, AmaWaterways will take delivery of its newest member, the attractive AmaCerto. Carrying just 164 guests, AmaCerto will join her siblings AmaBella (2010) and AmaVerde (2011) in offering more of the line’s popular twin balconies: staterooms that feature not one, but two balconies for unparalleled views of Europe’s waterways.
That Travel Weekly chose to honor La Marguerite is no surprise. Sailing along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia, the La Marguerite combines traditional colonial elegance with modern amenities and furnishings to create an onboard ambiance that is best described as “historically modern.” Her smallest stateroom is a roomy 226 square feet and features all the amenities of a fine European hotel. You’ll also never miss a minute of the Mekong, thanks to the glass-walled Panoramic Lounge, the multi-windowed Restaurant, and an expansive sun deck for taking in the warmth and natural beauty of the region.
View our complete AmaWaterways overview and fleet profiles to discover for yourself what Travel Weekly – and those of us here at River Cruise Advisor – already know and appreciate.