Visionary river cruise line executive Rudi Schreiner is a native of Vienna, Austria. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Rudi spent seven months doing research on a river raft in Peru, his first experience with river cruising. Throughout the years, he has helped shape what is today one of the most thriving segments of travel - serving in founding and leadership positions for virtually every modern river cruise company. In 2002, he teamed up with Jimmy Murphy and Kristin Karst to found AmaWaterways. Under Rudi’s vision and with his extensive industry experience, the company today is an award-winning, trend-setting river cruise line that owns and operates custom-designed vessels on the breathtaking waterways of Europe, Africa and Asia.
Rudi was honoured by the Hall of Fame in 2019.