AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Founder, Rudi Schreiner, dubbed the “godfather of river cruising,” received the esteemed Outstanding Contribution Award from Seatrade Cruise. The award celebrates Schreiner’s long-standing history of innovating the river cruising industry, most recently with the revolutionary AmaMagna, which is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships. Schreiner accepted the award in Hamburg, Germany at the CLIA Germany Gala Dinner during SeaTrade Europe on 11 September, 2019.
“I am honoured to be recognised 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.”
Now in its 13th year, the Seatrade Cruise Awards recognise the best of international cruise industry success, ambition and innovation. Seatrade Cruise’s Personality Awards are selected by Seatrade, in addition to seven industry awards chosen by a panel of industry experts.
“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.”
Lead image: Rudi Schreiner, President and Co-Founder of AmaWaterways accepts award from Mary Bond, Group Director, Seatrade Cruise.