The number of river cruise lines joining the U.S. Tour
Operators Association (USTOA) is on the rise. The latest to join is
AmaWaterways, bringing to 56 the total number of active USTOA members.
The other three river cruise lines that have joined USTOA in
the past year are CroisiEurope, Scenic and Emerald Waterways. River cruise
lines Viking River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Avalon
Waterways, Tauck and Grand Circle are all also USTOA members.
"River cruising continues to rise in popularity amongst
travelers. In under a year, USTOA has welcomed four new river cruise lines as
active members, reinforcing sustained growth for this travel segment,"
USTOA CEO Terry Dale said in a statement.
The 15-year-old AmaWaterways sails 20 ships in Europe,
Southeast Asia and Africa.