Posts Tagged ‘River – Inland Navigation / Barges’

Victoria Cruises introduces world’s largest ship elevator in 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

World’s Largest Ship Elevator Opens at Three Gorges Dam in Central China Victoria Cruises will introduce passengers to another technological marvel along China’s Yangtze River with the inclusion of the world’s largest ship elevator in its 2017 programs. (more…)

More Millennials, Strong Dollar to Drive River Cruises in 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Balconies are a big feature on Scenic's river cruisers (Courtesy Scenic)A new AAA survey indicates that four in 10 Americans say they would consider a river cruise for their upcoming vacation. (

Sail along the Saar, Moselle, Rhine, Main, Altmuhl and Danube on Saga’s Six River Discovery cruise … and fly out from a choice of six UK airports

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Regensburg - Photo Stefano FermiAnyone wanting to sail along the best of Europe’s rivers will find six of the best on Saga’s Six River Discovery sailing on October 12, 2017. The 12-night cruise on Regina Rheni II is exclusively chartered for Saga guests and includes sailing along the rivers Saar, Moselle, Rhine, Main, Altmuhl and Danube. (more…)

APT opens up bookings for 2018 Europe and Russia river cruising

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestTravel agents are now able to offer a range of early booking savings, new cruises and also a choice of new ships for clients on some of the tour operator’s most sought after itineraries and destinations. (

Unusually low water levels on Mekong play havoc with river traffic

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Australian travel journalist, John Borthwick, currently on assignment in Laos, reports that unusually low water levels are playing havoc with cruise itineraries on the upper Mekong. (

Playbill Prepares for its Most Star-studded Cruise Ever!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Seth Rudetsky will perform aboard Playbill Travel’s Rhine River cruise “Broadway on the High Seas 8” in August 2017—along with more talent to be announced. (

CroisiEurope Announces New WWI Themed Itinerary

Monday, February 6th, 2017

River cruise line CroisiEurope has announced the sail dates for two World War I itinerary-themed cruises, to mark the 100th year anniversary of the U.S. entering ‘The Great War’. The week long itinerary will pay homage to “the war to end all wars,” visiting spots that were affected during the war. (

New MS Amadeus Provence introduces first dedicated pool deck

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The countdown is on ahead of the maiden voyage of MS Amadeus Provence, the latest premium vessel in the elegant Amadeus river cruising fleet – and the first on the European waterways to boast a dedicated pool deck – which will soon set sail on the iconic Rhône and Saône rivers in Europe. (

International Expeditions offers India cruise-tour

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The MV Mahabaahu The 12-day “India: Kaziranga & Brahmaputra River” will include a cruise on the 58-passenger Mahabaahu. Guests will sail along India’s Kaziranga National Park — known for one-horned rhinos, hoolock gibbons and South Asian river dolphin — in the Assam region of the country. (

The Strand Cruise introduces new itinerary for 2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

The StrandThe Strand Cruise has announced details of a new 11-night itinerary between Mandalay and Yangon, offering passengers the option of a longer and more immersive cruise experience, as well as access to less frequently visited temple sites and villages along Myanmar’s majestic Ayeyarwady River. (

American Queen Steamboat Company Honored as Gold Winner in the 2017 Travvy Awards

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The American QueenAmerican Queen Steamboat Company has earned the prestigious Gold statuette in the Travvy Awards for Best River Cruise Line – U.S. which were held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City. (more…)

Dame Joan Collins to Be Godmother of Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced that award-winning actress, best-selling author and producer, Dame Joan Collins, will be the Godmother of the S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s newest Super Ship and the first of its kind to sail the Seine River. (

Russian River Cruise Company Vodohod To Build New Ship

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Rendering of the new class of Russian river boatsA Russian river cruise company, Vodohod, has signed a contract to build a new ship that will sail between Moscow and St. Petersburg on the Volga River. (

Victoria Cruises kicks off Chinese New Year with 2-for-1 offer

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Victoria JennaVictoria Cruises, the Yangtze River’s pre-eminent cruise line, is offering 2-for-1 pricing on all 2017 voyages in celebration of Chinese New Year, which kicks off this year on Jan. 28. (more…)

Aqua Expeditions Partners With Legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau To Launch New Cruise Series

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions has announced a new collaboration with world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection, Jean-Michel Cousteau. (more…)

Lion – explore the locations of this new film as Saga roars into Kolkata during a unique new river cruise holiday

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The MV Mahabaahu Lion, a new film based on the true story of Saroo, a five-year-old boy who fell asleep in an empty train and ended up lost in Kolkata (Calcutta), opens in UK cinemas this week (Friday 20th January). (more…)

Sold-out Borneo adventure cruise cancelled amid permit concerns

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Kapuas PandawAsia river cruise specialist Pandaw has cancelled a new itinerary in Borneo five weeks before the first departure, leaving hundreds of holidaymakers disappointed. (

HMS Global Maritime Welcomes Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr. as New Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

HMS Global Maritime, owner and operator of the American Queen Steamboat Company as well as 85 other U.S. flagged vessels, welcomes former Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Sr. of the U.S. Department of Transportation as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). (more…)

Delta Queen Could Sail Again on U.S. Rivers

Monday, January 16th, 2017

It’s possible the legendary Delta Queen, the original Mississippi River cruise vessel, so beloved by past guests and immortalized in song, could possibly sail again—its big wheel turning as it cruises America’s heartland rivers. (

Europe’s River Cruise Lines Ramp Up Culinary Sailings for 2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

A cruise vacation is a culinary experienceAs 2017 begins, river cruise lines are gearing up for the spring sailing season, with many new culinary and wine options throughout the summer, fall and beyond. (

First Steel Cut for Two Luxury River Yachts for Crystal River Cruises at MV WERFTEN

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Today, January 9, MV WERFTEN celebrated the cutting of the first piece of steel in Wismar, marking the ceremonial start of construction of Crystal River Cruises’ two additional Rhine Class luxury river yachts, Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel, scheduled to sail in spring 2018. (more…)

Uniworld strengthens Australian sales team with Sales Manager appointment

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed seasoned travel professional Linda Hussey to the role of Sales Manager for WA and SA, boosting its national sales force. (

Pacific Delight Launches Gluten-Free Tours beginning with a fully escorted 17-day China departure

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Victoria JennaAs the renowned experts in experiential travel, Pacific Delight Tours is launching a Gluten-Free tour series beginning with a fully escorted 17-day China departure on May 12, 2017. (more…)

The Strand Cruise to Launch Gourmet Itinerary in Myanmar

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The StrandThe Strand Cruise, which celebrated its first year of operation on Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River on December 22, 2016, has announced plans for its first culinary themed cruise in March to be led by the Strand’s new executive chef, Christian Martena and guest chef, Sylvain Royer, Michelin starred Chef de Cuisine of the R&B Lab Company. (

European Waterways Announces New Wine Cruise

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

European Waterways has announced a new Wine Appreciation theme charter cruise aboard the eight-passenger hotel barge Rosa, which cruises the Canal de Garonne through Bordeaux in France. (

Why Is River Cruising So Hot Right Now?

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

According to the Cruise Lines International Association, there were 18 new river cruise ships in 2016, which is an increase of more than 10 percent over previous years. (

New river cruise ship won’t visit NNY ports

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

The Jacques Cartier (Artist impression)Canadian maritime law restrictions could discourage a fourth-generation ship owner and his wife from sailing their renovated cruise ship to the north country during cruises along the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System in 2018. (

Uniworld Announces New River Cruise Line for Millennials to Launch in 2018

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

River BaronessThe luxury river cruise line Uniworld is launching a new brand — U by Uniworld, designed for ages 18 to 40 — which will provide a more modern and youthful experience focusing on time spent on shore via longer stays in port. (

Aqua Expeditions Announces Exclusive Hosted Departures for 2017 on the Amazon and Mekong Rivers

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions, one of world’s leading luxury river cruise companies, has announced two new hosted voyages for 2017 after the extraordinary success of the programs in 2016. (more…)

American Queen Steamboat Company Reports Record Sales

Friday, December 16th, 2016

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) has reported record-setting bookings for the inaugural season of the American Duchess, scheduled to make its debut on the Mississippi River in June 2017. (

Scenic Partners With Trek Travel to Create Bicycle Adventure Cruises

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The Danube in BudapestScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has partnered with Trek Travel to offer guests bicycle tours on Europe itineraries. Guests aboard the seven-night, all-inclusive Bike & River Cruise sailings will be able to enjoy Trek Domaine 5.9 carbon road bikes on explorations that range from 15 to 60 miles with daily route support and experienced bicycling guides. (

Pandaw River Expeditions Announces New Ship for Borneo

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The Kapuas PandawPandaw are delighted to announce the acquisition of a new ship to be deployed to West Kalimanran, Borneo. This charming twelve cabin river ship, originally called the L’Amant was built in Saigon in 2006 and since then has plied the Mekong Delta offering deluxe cruises. (more…)