Tagged: River – Inland Navigation / Barges

AmaWaterways Christens New AmaMora River Cruise Ship on the Rhine




The AmaMora (Courtesy AmaWaterways)AmaWaterways has welcomed its 23rd ship, AmaMora, at a riverside ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany, in the heart of the Rhine Gorge. The launch Thursday follows last week’s christening of the line’s largest ship, AmaMagna – which is twice the size of a regular river cruise ship — on the Danube, and the May debut of AmaDouro in Portugal. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Budapest Illumination Cruises No Longer a Given on River Sailings



The Danube in BudapestFor years, one of the highlights of Danube River cruises beginning or ending in Budapest was the nightly “illumination cruise” past the Hungarian capital’s landmark buildings. Now, most river cruise lines have quietly eliminated the tours, due to changing regulations from the city’s government. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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American Cruise Lines’ 2nd Modern Riverboat -American Harmony- Departs Shipyard 23 Days Early for New Orleans




American HarmonyAmerican Cruise Lines’ newest modern riverboat, American Harmony, has successfully passed Seatrials and received its Coast Guard Certification. The 2nd ship in the Line’s groundbreaking series of 5 modern riverboats, just departed from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD.

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AmaWaterways Officially Welcomes Revolutionary AmaMagna With Festive Christening Ceremony

AmaWaterways' AmaMagna at Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany (Courtesy AmaWaterways)AmaWaterways has christened its revolutionary new ship, AmaMagna, in Grein, Austria. The festive ceremony, which took place on 11 July, saw guests on board joining AmaWaterways co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst along with Godmother Samantha Brown, respected travel expert and Emmy Award-winning television host, as she officially christened the 23rd ship in the fleet.

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Timeless Holiday Cruises Now Available Aboard American Queen Steamboat Company



American Duchess - American Queen Steamboat CompanyAmerican Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announces its 2019 holiday voyages that are now available for booking. With itineraries for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s aboard the American Queen and American Duchess, two of the most elegant paddlewheel steamboats in the U.S., guests can experience time-honored Southern traditions along the Mississippi River.

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Victoria Cruise Lines’ Summer Promo Features 2-For-1 Pricing On Private Balcony Superior Staterooms




The 218-passenger Victoria SelinaNow through Aug. 31, 2019, Victoria Cruise Lines is offering 2-for-1 pricing on private balcony Superior Staterooms as well as 40% off Executive Suites on its four- and five-day Three Gorges Highlights itineraries sailing China’s majestic Yangtze River in both directions between Chongqing and Yichang.

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Helsinki Shipyard and Vodohod sign a contract for two luxury expedition cruise ships




Helsinki Shipyard Oy and Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd have signed a contract for two expedition cruise ships. The vessels are intented to operate in high latitude areas both in the Arctic and Antarctic waters as well as in the tropical waters during the spring and autumn seasons. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Victory Cruise Lines Unveils New 2020 Shore Excursions with the M/V Victory I and II




Victory IVictory Cruise Lines, committed to small-ship cruising on the Great Lakes, North American and Canadian coasts, is excited to unveil a new lineup of shore excursions following the recent announcement of six new itineraries onboard the M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II for the 2020 season.

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Explore the Pacific Northwest on American Empress’ Adventurous Shore Excursions




American Empress - formerly Empress of the NorthLuxury riverboat operator American Queen Steamboat Company announces its lineup of outdoor adventure experiences for passengers on the American Empress. From ziplining, jet boating, hiking and more, thrill seekers are sure to discover an abundance of adventure in exciting ports of call during their journeys this summer.

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