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2020 EUROPEAN
RIVER CRUISES

AMAWATERWAYS

CRUISE AMA WATERWAYS AND ENJOY FREE AIR

Free Economy Air*
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2-for-1 Business Class Air*
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$100 Onboard Credit
or
Complimentary Premium Shore Excursion

Take advantage of this splendid offer on 7-night voyages along the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and other stunning European rivers

2020 Departures: Selected sailings between March and November

BOOK BY DECEMBER 31, 2019
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2020 MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY

EPIC JOURNEY FROM THE LOWER TO THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI

Save $1,200* per stateroom

Wend your way north through a panoply of quintesentially American panoramas on an extraordinary 23-night voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Red Wing, Minnesota.

2020 Departures: Jun 21

BOOK NOW – OFFER EXPIRES WHEN NO CABINS REMAIN
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2020 CENTRAL AMERICA CRUISE

WINDSTAR CRUISES

UNSEEN CENTRAL AMERICA

Up to $300* Air Credit
or 
Up to $1,000* Shipboard Credit

Delve into the glorious landscapes and cultures of beguiling Central America on this once-in-a-lifetime 17-day voyage

2020 Departures: Mar 20, 2020

BOOK BY DEVEMBER 24, 2019
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*All offers above are available on select cruises. Additional taxes and fees may apply. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for more details and availability.

 

While travel is a dream for many, it is our passion and our profession. Select Waterways was founded by Jim Lida, a former cruise line and travel industry executive, and Camilo Fontecilla, a world traveler born in Spain to Chilean parents and raised in America.

JIM LIDA
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Lida’s broad experience encompasses top cruise lines, magazines, a port, a travel agency consortium, and a leading industry association. His in-depth knowledge of travel and tourism, particularly the cruise industry, has earned him a reputation as one of the go-to experts in his field. He is an accomplished freelance travel writer and regular contributor to publications such as Porthole Cruise magazine.

He spent several years in a senior marketing role at premium cruise line Oceania Cruises where he directed consumer marketing initiatives, created all consumer marketing collateral, and oversaw the Oceania Club loyalty program, advertising, and social media.

As head of marketing for Cruise Lines International Association, he spearheaded consumer and trade marketing efforts, including agency membership and training, collateral production and development, trade advertising, e-marketing, and Web content. He re-branded the 31-year old association during a merger with another cruise industry association while launching a new membership category for individual travel agents. His marketing efforts for Port Everglades won the port several awards, including a Gold ADDY Award for a new print ad campaign, and more than tripled cruise revenues in a nine-year period.

Lida’s other initiatives have included directing corporate communications and marketing for the Cruise Shoppes travel agency consortium. At Royal Caribbean International, he created the company’s award-winning first annual report and financial communications for a $300 million IPO. Lida started his career as editor of a marine magazine and as a freelance travel writer.

CAMILO FONTECILLA
President and Chief Operating Officer

Camilo Fontecilla began his career as a graphic designer specializing in logos, branding and polished, actionable marketing and sales products. He went on to conceive and oversee marketing activities for a 4-star Costa Rican resort that spanned a rebranding, implementation of a print advertising campaign and working with travel agencies throughout the country. While directing marketing at a classical touring theater company in Manhattan, he developed and implemented the non-profit’s combined marketing and sales strategy while overseeing public relations and coordinating marketing initiatives with more than 50 venues annually.

Fontecilla brought his multilingual skills to use (he is fluent in English, Spanish, Catalan, and basic French) at the Embassy English Study Center, a private English language school chain for international students, for more than a decade.  He managed four centers, rolling out several new customer-inspired products on the both the sales and operational sides all while working directly with students from China, Japan, Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and an array of European countries.

An avid traveler who hosted his own podcast, he most recently freelanced as a graphic designer of logos and marketing and sales collateral before co-founding Select Waterways. His personal touch is one of the reasons for the high customer satisfaction rate among our clients.

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2019 EUROPEAN
RIVER CRUISES

AMAWATERWAYS

MEDIEVAL TREASURES

Save up to $1,500* per stateroom
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Fly free to Europe

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Free premium excursion to fairytale Rothenburg

7-night voyages sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Nuremberg, Germany

2019 Dates: May 30 | Jun 20 | Aug 15 | Oct 17 | Nov 7

BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
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2019 CANADA & GREAT LAKES CRUISES

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY

FRENCH CANADA & THE GREAT LAKES

Save up to $4,800* per stateroom

9-night voyages sailing from Montreal, Chicago and other glorious cities

2019 Dates: Select Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct and Nov sailings

BOOK BY JUNE 30, 2019
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2019 EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION

PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

Save up to $2,000* per person
+ 
$200* Shipboard Credit per person

10-night voyages sailing from Lisbon to Porto, Portugal

2019 Dates: Various in July, August & November

BOOK BY MAY 31, 2019
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*All offers above are available on select cruises. Additional taxes and fees may apply. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for more details and availability.

 

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