01 FEB 2018: AmaWaterways announced the promotion of Alex Pinelo and Donna Cook. Both recently joined the company in other senior roles and have been appointed as directors of national accounts.

The change comes at an exciting time for the company, which is experiencing outstanding growth and expansion across all markets heading into a New Year.
 
During Pinelo’s time at AmaWaterways, he has successfully overseen development of new Latin American markets and expanded the company’s existing relationships with the travel agent community throughout the region. He will retain the responsibility for this key initiative in his expanded role of director, national accounts.  
 
Cook joined AmaWaterways in September 2017 after 14 years with Crystal Cruises in several senior roles in sales and operations. In her role as director of strategic initiatives for AmaWaterways, Cook oversaw new projects in key areas of revenue management and sales reporting and is thrilled to take on this new role in national accounts.
 
Pinelo and Cook will work closely with AmaWaterways 23 business development managers and sales coordinators across the US and Canada to develop and execute strategic sales and marketing programs with key national account partners.
 
AmaWaterways debuts its newest vessel, AmaLea, sister ship to AmaKristina, AmaLea with capacity for 156 guests onboard to sail the Danube and seasonal Christmas Markets and Tulip Time itineraries.
 
Moreover, 2019 will bring the largest fleet expansion since the company’s launch, with three new ships. AmaWaterways’ revolutionary ship, AmaMagna, will be almost twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships, and the line will introduce AmaMora, sister ship to AmaLea and AmaKristina, which will sail the Rhine river. AmaDouro, sister to AmaVida, will sail the Douro River as the region’s popularity continues to grow.

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