Luxury river cruise operator APT is celebrating news that its US partner AmaWaterways has been awarded two accolades as part of the 8th Annual Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards. This year for the first time ever, Cruise Critic designated specific awards for its new River Cruise Line category, with AmaWaterways receiving the following:
- Best River Line for Dining – A member of the prestigious La Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs, AmaWaterways is distinct in that no matter what the meal, from casual breakfasts and alfresco dining to elaborate, multicourse dinners, quality is consistent.
- Best River Line for Active Cruisers – AmaWaterways has always been at the forefront of offering higher-energy excursions; it was among the first to have bicycles onboard for passengers to use in port.
Commenting on the awards APT’s Executive General Manager Global Sales and Marketing, Debra Fox said, “We are thrilled for AmaWaterways. These awards are reflective of the hard work and dedication of the teams in Europe who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional itineraries and menus onboard our ships. Our Australian guests who travel on APT and AmaWaterways itineraries share the same experience and exemplary service from our onboard teams and so we are delighted that their efforts have been recognised by Cruise Critic’s panel of experts.”
Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews and information site which hosts the largest cruise community in the world. More than five million people, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month to research and plan their cruises, connect with other cruisers and share their passion for cruising. The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories.
AmaWaterways’ success in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards follow APT’s receipt of three AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in July 2015, where APT won the newly introduced Best River Cruise Category, ‘Best Tour Operator Domestic’ (fourth year running), and ‘Best Tour Operator, International’ (second year running).
To find out more about APT’s luxury river cruises please call 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local business development manager.