“Godfather Of River Cruising” Schreiner Receives Global Cruise Award

AmaWaterways president and co-founder Rudi Schreiner received the Outstanding Contribution Award from Seatrade Cruise recently during a gala dinner Hamburg, Germany. 

The award celebrates Schreiner’s long history of innovating the river cruising industry, most recently with the revolutionary AmaMagna, which is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships. 

“I am honoured to be recognized by Seatrade Cruise for my contributions to the river cruise industry, which I’ve had the pleasure of working in for more than 25 years,” said Schreiner. “I continue to be inspired to explore new ways to propel the river cruise industry with smart design and dedicated people like those in our AmaWaterways family.”

“Known for innovating and being a trend setter in the river cruise sector, AmaWaterways started from a single vessel in 2002, and now boasts a fleet of 24,” said Mary Bond, group director of Seatrade Cruise. 

“Heading up a family-run business along with his wife, Kristin Karst, their strategy is based on creating a product that they would enjoy themselves. Rudi is a multi-talented person and an architect who creates the General Arrangements and cabin designs of all newbuilds.”

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