AmaWaterways, River Cruising

AmaWaterways | President, Rudi Schreiner

February 26, 2024

My guest today is Rudi Schreiner, co-founder and President of AmaWaterways. AMA has been sharing its passion for river cruising around the world for more than 20 years, but Rudi has a deep history going back to the very beginnings of this type of travel.

Rudi shares with us the history of river cruising, his fascinating personal history, some entrepreneurial stories from the early days of AMA, and more.

We also hear about his favorite stops along some of the world’s most famous waterways, behind the scenes details about the ships, and about some up and coming new destinations as well.




Listen to hear:

  • 02:02 – About Rudi’s view from his favorite AmaWaterways ship

  • 04:05 – Why his interesting personal journey brought him here

  • 13:29 – How he shares the insider stories from the early days of starting the company

  • 15:40 – What the story behind the name is

  • 17:39 – About Rudi’s favorite destinations

  • 22:24 – Why they have future plans to explore other places

  • 28:34 – What some of the creature comforts on board are

  • 33:34 – About the ungoogleable experiences on board

  • 37:16 – What his favorite itineraries are

  • 41:54 – How he has a favorite memory of a past guest

  • 44:12 – Why millennials should consider this type of travel

  • 46:17 – About Rudi’s favorites on river cruising

  • 51:35 – What you will learn about the world by traveling with AmaWaterways

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