Posts Tagged ‘River – Inland Navigation / Barges’

Scenic, Emerald Waterways Launch Deposit Protection Plan

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

To help relieve the stress of travel planning, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Emerald Waterways are offering cruise travelers some piece of mind with their newly launched Deposit Protection Plan. (

Amawaterways Announces Investment From Certares LP

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

AmaWaterways is pleased to announce that it has closed on an investment from travel and hospitality investor group Certares LP. (more…)

Trafalgar Returns to China’s Yangtze River in New Partnership with Victoria Cruises

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The 218-passenger Victoria SelinaLeading tour operator Trafalgar has contracted Victoria Cruises as its exclusive partner for Yangtze River cruises. The globally-awarded company is enhancing its popular “Classic China” itinerary with a luxury river sailing up the mist-shrouded Yangtze on the five-star Victoria Selina along with three nights in Chengdu to observe China’s national symbol, the giant panda. (more…)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Announces First River Cruise Programme, Debuting Spring 2018

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today [Wednesday 17th May 2017] announced the launch of its new dedicated cruise programme by river boat, unveiled in its new ‘European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen’ brochure.

Le Boat to Open Reservations for Canada’s Rideau Canal

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Horizon, the new 2016 model of Le Boat's fleetLe Boat, Europe’s largest operator of self-drive boating vacations, will officially begin taking reservations for its first North American destination in Ontario, Canada’s historic Rideau Canal, on May 15, 2017 for the 2018 boating season. (

American Duchess, American Queen Steamboat Company’s Latest Riverboat to Launch Aug. 14 from New Orleans

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the American Queen and American Empress, will launch service on its new American Duchess when it sets sail from New Orleans on Aug. 14, 2017, following its christening here a day earlier. (more…)

Amawaterways Debuts New Ship With Game-changing Design Concept To Revolutionize River Cruise Industry

Monday, May 15th, 2017

AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna (Rendering, courtesy AmaWaterways)AmaWaterways today (May. 12, 2017) announced plans for AmaMagna, its biggest ship ever to be launched in 2019. AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market. (more…)

AmaWaterways to Launch World’s Largest River Cruise Ship in 2019

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Following the Wednesday christening of its newest ship, AmaKristina, AmaWaterways has revealed it will launch a new Danube-based river vessel in 2019 that is set to be the largest in the world. (

Delfin Cruises Launches New Riverboat for Amazon River Sailings

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Delfin III - Delfin Amazon CruisesDelfin Amazon Cruises has introduced a new ship, Delfin III, the third and largest in its fleet, for luxury river cruises on the Peruvian Amazon. The new 42-passenger ship, which is already sailing, has 22 cabins in four categories: suites, upper suites, corner suites and an owner’s suite. (

Emerald Waterways Christens New River Cruise Ship, Emerald Destiny

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

One of the fastest-growing river cruise lines, Emerald Waterways, has christened its newest ship, 186-passenger Emerald Destiny. The christening took place May 9, in Vienna. Coleen Christie, a Canadian broadcaster, served as godmother, the first from that country for the line. (

Amawaterways’ Kristin Karst Christens Namesake Ship, Amakristina

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Video: Celebrating a First Look at the New AmaKristina

AmaWaterways today (May. 10) officially welcomed the company’s newest vessel, AmaKristina, to its fleet with a christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany. The namesake of AmaWaterways’ Co-Owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst, AmaKristina represents AmaWaterways’ award-winning commitment to innovative ship design and exceptional guest comfort and service. (more…)

Viking River Cruises Unveils New Ship Design in Egypt

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Viking River Cruises announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that will reflect Viking’s award-winning Scandinavian design. (more…)

French America Line Set to Resume Mississippi River Cruise Sailings In Mid-June

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The 150-passenger Louisiane (Courtesy French America Line)French America Line has a new date — June 17 – for relaunch of its sole vessel, Louisiane. The 150-passenger riverboat, which had an ambitious schedule of itineraries on a variety of American rivers, including the Mississippi, the Red, the Ohio and more – began sailing in October 2016 — two months late, as the result of flooding in Louisiana. (

Amawaterways Launches 2018 Europe, Asia & Africa Extensive Brochure

Monday, May 8th, 2017

The Amadagio
Offering the latest in river cruising innovation, the company will in 2018 debut its newest ship, AmaLea, eight new itineraries, more wine-themed cruises, a ‘Sip and Sail’ complimentary cocktail hour and an expanded list of active excursions and onboard programs. (more…)

Tauck Announces 2018 River Cruise Plans with New Itineraries, Shore Excursion Enhancements and Reconfigured Ships

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The Treasures - TauckTauck, the 92-year-old leader in upscale guided travel, has announced its European river cruising plans for 2018, and the coming year will see the launch of two all-new cruise itineraries, the debut of two radically redesigned ships, and added enhancements to the shore excursions featured fleet-wide. (more…)

European Waterways Completes Upgrades, Refurbishments for 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Hotel Barge Anjodi - European WaterwaysEuropean Waterways has announced the completion of an extensive winter upgrade and refurbishment program on many of the company’s luxury hotel barges in its 18-vessel fleet for the 2017 cruising season, which started in April. (

Scenic Names Shary Dyer VP of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Industry veteran Shary Dyer is joining the Scenic family of brands – comprised of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways – as the vice president of business development and strategic partnerships. (

Can This Luxurious Nile Cruise Ship Revive Egypt’s Tourism Industry?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The Oberoi PhilaeAmid the uncertainty in postrevolution Egypt, the elegant Philae has risen from the dead—and is hoping to bring the mighty river’s tourism industry with it. (

CruiseOne and Dream Vacations celebrates top agents on River Cruise

Friday, April 21st, 2017

S.S. Maria Theresa. The ship's lobby is dominated by a 10-foot oil painting of Maria Theresa CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations recently recognized its top-producing travel franchise owners who are members of the home-based network’s prestigious “Circle of Excellence,” with an Enchanting Danube River Cruise aboard Uniworld’s SS Maria Theresa from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. (

CroisiEurope Adds Five New Ships, Joins USTOA

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

In conjunction with the start of the 2017 river cruising season, CroisiEurope introduced two new ships to its fleet. The additions are two of the five new CroisiEurope ships expected between now and December. (

Europe Cruise Season Kickoff: How to Sell River Cruises

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II in Paris (Photo: Avalon Waterways)It’s spring, so major European river cruise lines are once again starting to operate voyages along the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Seine, Rhone/Saone, Dordogne and other continental rivers. (

Emerald Waterways Offers Mekong River Itineraries

Monday, April 17th, 2017

The Mekong NavigatorTravelers wishing to explore exotic Southeast Asia while maintaining a level of luxury comfort and style should look no further than Emerald Waterways’ Mekong River cruises. The signature 16-day itinerary on board the purpose-built Mekong Navigator explores Vietnam and Cambodia along the iconic Mekong River. (more…)

Nile Cruises, New Ships Up Next for Viking

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen announced more news for Viking River Cruises and added that it will be the first foreign company allowed to have a license to operate ships along the Nile River. (

Avalon Waterways Announces New Ship, New Itineraries for 2018

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The Avalon Panorama - Avalon's Suite Ships ClassAvalon Waterways is expanding in 2018 with a new ship for the Mekong River, adding new active and themed cruises and cutting the single supplement for all European river cruises. (

Avalon Waterways expands Active Discovery Cruises to the Rhine River

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Avalon Waterways invites travelers to the the world their way. Expansive. Unhindered. Utterly unique. And for those travelers who not only like to see new things, but also enjoy doing new things, Avalon is expanding its popular Active Discovery on the Danube cruises to include two NEW Active Discovery on the Rhine itineraries. (more…)

Amadeus Christens New Ship on Rhone and Announces New-Build for 2018

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Hundreds of red, white and blue balloons, representing the French tri-color flag, were released into the sky above Vienne today as Amadeus River Cruises christened its latest riverboat, Amadeus Provence, and revealed plans for another vessel that will launch in 2018. (

Emerald Liberte Cruise Ship Debuts in France with Celebrity Chef, Single Cabins, Pool Bar and Drink Packages

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Twice named best value river cruise line by Cruise Critic, Emerald Waterways (known as Evergreen Tours in its homeland of Australia) has this week launched Emerald Liberte in the south of France. (

U by Uniworld cruises go on sale

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Uniworld has opened the reservation books for its millennial-focused river cruises (branded U by Uniworld), and guests will pay $250 per day. (

Tauck’s MS Sapphire Returns to Service After Renovations

Monday, April 10th, 2017

 Swiss Sapphire in Maastricht - TauckTauck officially welcomed the MS Sapphire back into its riverboat fleet in Paris, France, following a massive renovation of the ship’s interior spaces. The Sapphire is the first of Tauck’s four 110-meter ships to complete the transformation process. (

Scenic Opens Dock on Douro River with Easy Access to Porto

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Scenic Azure on the Douro RiverBefore the commencement of 2017 sailings on the Douro River, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened a new dock for exclusive use by both Scenic’s and Emerald Waterways’ river ships. (

3 New One-Ship River Cruise Lines to Debut in Europe, U.S. and Amazon

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Royal Crown photo by P. Kosztolicz - Marinetraffic.comEvery cruise line has to start somewhere. In the growing field of river cruising, a handful of small, one-ship lines is setting sail in 2017, hoping to carve a niche from a field of already established operators. (

Grand Majestic Riverboat to join overnight cruise market

Friday, April 7th, 2017

A new player has joined the fast growing luxury overnight river cruise market with plans to sail on inland waterways both large and small. Grand Majestic Riverboat Co. is overhauling the 201’x50’x7′ former Iowa casino boat Diamond Lady, built in 1991, to take 70 passengers on 7- to 21-night cruises expected to start this September. (