Become an AmaWaterways Specialist for a Chance to Win a 7-Night Mekong River Cruise

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AmaWaterways, the award-winning river cruise line, teams up with Travel Agent University (TAU) and Luxury Travel University (LTU) to offer travel agents a free, online course designating them an "AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist." Travel agents who successfully complete the course will be entered to win a seven-night voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia.


From Nov.1-15, 2012, travel agents are invited to take the free, online course at TAU or LTU. Upon course completion, one lucky travel agent will win an unforgettable seven-night voyage for two exploring Vietnam and Cambodia in December 2012. Please visit for AmaWaterways Mekong Contest information, terms and conditions.

"With the industry moving so quickly, AmaWaterways is constantly updating our ships, shore excursions and service to exceed our guests' expectations," said AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst. "Travel agents have always played a very special part in AmaWaterways success and this contest is a fun way to keep our valued partners up-to-date on the latest developments and AmaWaterways marketing tools."

AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialists will gain in-depth knowledge of the river cruise line, including details on its intimate ships, unparalleled amenities and one-of-a-kind destinations. Other AmaWaterways advantages include:

  • Family-owned and operate, travel agent-friendly river cruise line
  • Generous commission rates; among the highest in the industry
  • Commissions on land and air arrangements, travel insurance and extra hotel nights
  • Exclusive travel agent website portal; a one-stop resource for forms, FAM applications, webinars and co-branding marketing tools
  • Comprehensive marketing and sales support

AmaWaterways' seven-night Mekong River Cruise takes passengers through the cultural heritage sites in Vietnam and Cambodia onboard the AmaLotus and the La Marguerite. Guests can choose to add the pre-cruise extension and visit the ancient Khmer empire in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Passengers will tour the temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After embarking on the cruise, travelers visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery. After disembarkation, passengers can choose a post extension in lively Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.

The 124-passenger AmaLotus and the 92-passenger La Marguerite feature spacious staterooms and suites that range 226-624 sq. ft. With a décor that combines Colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents, staterooms include comfortable sitting areas, most featuring balconies or twin balconies. The two ships feature a main restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties, cocktail lounge, gift shop, fitness center, spa, swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck. Passengers will enjoy free-flowing wine and beer with every lunch and dinner and complimentary house brand spirits and soft drinks are also included throughout the cruise. Onboard highlights include: folklore dances, music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment. The ship also features an English-speaking staff.

TAU and LTU are designed to help travel professionals 'learn and earn' at their convenience, through a combination of online training courses, loyalty booking programs and various other informational and relationship-building resources. Visit TAU or LTU to become an AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist today.

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About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe's Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal, the line's award-winning fleets complement a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways introduced the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).

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