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Apt Ships Secure Top Six Spots in Third Edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & The USA

June 5, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Today, APT and partner AmaWaterways announced that its ships have earned six of the top ten positions in the much-anticipated third edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA travel guide.

Securing this year’s coveted number one spot is the AmaKristina, thanks to outstanding cuisine and service according to author Douglas Ward*, the world’s foremost independent authority on cruising and cruise ships.

After an evaluation of 320 river ships, APT and AmaWaterways’ ships outranked the competition in total points covering the categories of hardware, accommodations, cuisine, service and miscellaneous, highlighting the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality product and guest service.

“We are honoured by this acknowledgement of our outstanding fleet of river ships.  To take out the top six spots in such a prestigious guide is a true testament to APT’s commitment to luxury, customer service and our guest’s experience at every level,” said Steve Reynolds, APT CEO.

In the guide, which will be released in July, Ward applauded the ships for their 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 eleven ships — AmaBella, AmaCerto, AmaKristina, AmaPrima, AmaReina, AmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaStella, AmaVenita, AmaVerde and AmaViola. AmaLea.

The fleets’ 20th ship, launched in March of this year and will be evaluated in the next edition of the guide. The company’s innovative and highly-anticipated new ship AmaMagna – set to debut in 2019 – is highlighted in this year’s guide as a ‘stunning, double-width rivership’ having ‘oodles of space, comfort and pizzazz.’

To experience Europe and cruise on the number one leading river ship, AmaKristina, join APT’s luxury Tulip Time Cruise, to uncover windmills, lakes and sculpted gardens throughout Holland and Belgium. To find out more about AmaKristina and all APT’s river ship itineraries contact APT on 1300 196 420 or visit

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