AmaWaterways Takes Home NACTA, Nexion Awards

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AmaWaterways has been awarded three new top honors: Nexion’s Partner of the Year and Best River Cruise Line, as well as National Association of Career Travel Agents' (NACTA) 2017 River Cruise Line Partner of the Year.

The Nexion achievements were announced at the annual CoNexion Conference held this week in New Orleans. While AmaWaterways had received top honors in the river cruise category for the past three years, this is the first year that Nexion’s members have recognized AmaWaterways as their top partner across all product categories.

“Being named Nexion’s Partner of the Year is so exciting for us as it not only recognizes the hard work of our teams but also shows the importance that river cruising has gained within the leisure travel industry,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-owner in a press release. “We are very proud to receive both these awards and thank all the Nexion members for this recognition.” 


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The company also received the top NACTA award for the fifth year in a row. This announcement was made during the NACTA annual conference held in Anchorage, Alaska. The award was presented to Diane Horan, AmaWaterways’ regional director of key accounts by Ann Chamberlin, NACTA president and Bob Duglin, vice president sales and industry relations during the awards ceremony.

AmaWaterways also recently was named Best River Cruise Line by ACTA.

The family owned company has been sailing for 15 years and offers river cruises on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.


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