Posts Tagged ‘River – Inland Navigation / Barges’

AmaWaterways Appoints Donna Cook as Director, Strategic Initiatives

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The AmadagioAmaWaterways has announced the appointment of Donna Cook to the newly created position of director, strategic initiatives. She will report to Chief Marketing Officer Jerre Fuqua and work on a variety of new programs to evaluate and improve the performance of strategic marketing and sales initiatives. (

Crystal River Cruises Announces New Itineraries for 2019

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Crystal Bach, the first of four new Rhine class river cruisers for Crystal River CruisesCrystal River Cruises has released its enhanced schedule of 2019 voyages, with more seven-day options in addition to the traditional 10-, 11-, 14- and 16-day routes. (more…)

European Waterways, luxury hotel barging company, has launched its 2018/19 brochure

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Hotel Barge Enchanté - European WaterwaysEuropean Waterways, luxury hotel barging company, has launched its 2018/19 brochure featuring European cruises on the 17 luxury hotel barges in the fleet, including for the first time, the new, 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland on the Caledonian Canal. (

Riviera River Cruises Hires Dana Griffin as Director of Sales for New U.S. Office

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Riviera River Cruises has hired Dana Griffin as the director of sales at the company’s new U.S. national sales office in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she will oversee four regional sales representatives. (

First Cruise Line for Millennials, U By Uniworld, Unveils The B on Maiden Cruise

Monday, October 9th, 2017

U by Uniworld’s The B (Courtesy Uniworld)The first cruise line for 21 to 45 years olds, U by Uniworld, launched over the weekend with its maiden cruise along Paris’ Seine River on October 7. Passengers on this special preview of The B included top influencers with a combined reach of nearly 10 million, as well as lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners. (

L’Occitane opens its first Cruise ship spa aboard Sanctuary Ananda

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Luxury boutique travel operator, Sanctuary Retreats, has partnered with French skincare brand, L’Occitane en Provence, to offer a new spa experience aboard its luxurious river cruise ship Sanctuary Ananda in Myanmar. (

Viking Announces New River Ships for 2019

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Viking Longship Freya in Cologne   (Courtesy Viking River Cruises)Viking River Cruises will soon be growing again. At a press event onboard ocean ship Viking Sky in New York City, company chairman and founder Torstein Hagen announced seven new riverboats will debut in 2019. (

Gems of the Russian Capitals: Saga to Offer 4-star river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace in St PetersburgCan there be a more relaxing way to discover colourful Russian history than on a river cruise, sailing on four-star MS Rossia from St Petersburg to Moscow? The new 11-night Gems of the Russian Capitals river cruise includes all excursions, starting with a tour of St Petersburg, which was built alongside the River Neva by Peter the Great. (more…)

Tauck Now Taking Reservations for 2020 Oberammergau Land Tours and River Cruises

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Three years before the curtain rises on Oberammergau’s 2020 Passion Play, and two years after beginning preparations for this once-every-decade spectacle, Tauck has begun taking reservations on several 2020 itineraries that will feature Passion Play performances in the small Bavarian town. (more…)

Crystal Takes Delivery of Mahler from MV Werften

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Crystal Cruises took deliver of its second newbuild river ship from MV Werften during a hand-over ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Crystal Mahler was delivered, joining the Crystal Bach, her sister, as well as the Crystal Mozart. The new ship was christened at an outfitting quay in Wismar. (

Riviera Travel Launches Lifetime Commission for Travel Agents

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Jane Austen (Image courtesy of Riviera Travel)To celebrate its expansion into the U.S. market, river cruise line Riviera Travel is unveiling a lifetime commission benefit for travel agents who book clients on the company’s ships. (

Scenic Adds Two New 2018 Christmas Market Cruises

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Alsatian city of StrasbourgScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has added two new Christmas Market cruises for the 2018 season. Cruises will take guests on either the Rhine or Danube River through traditional European Christmas Markets. (

Scenic is First and Only River Cruise Line to Offer Therapeutic Salt Lounges on its Ships

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic Diamond (Click to enlarge)Scenic’s recent redesign of two of its France-based Space Ships (Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire) included numerous improvements, from reducing the number of cabins/guest to 78/155 while keeping the same crew count for even greater personal service to adding Culinaire – a private cooking emporium offering tailored cooking classes. (more…)

Victoria Cruises: Save more than 75% on February Yangtze River Cruises

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Victoria Cruises is extending its limited time 2-for-1 promotion to its already discounted winter departures in February 2018. (more…)

AmaWaterways to Join the USTOA

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The AmadagioThe United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) has announced that river cruise line AmaWaterways will join the association’s growing list of members. (

Pandaw to introduce third ship in Laos in 2019

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Pandaw Expeditions, the Singapore-Scottish river cruise company, said it would introduce its third ship in Laos, on the Mekong River in September 2019. (

Saga Introduces French Barges, A unique way to explore the French waterways

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Saga holidays have introduced a new and inspiring collection of cruise and stay programmes. These 7 night breaks are the perfect introduction for those wishing to experience river cruising and a great way to explore the French waterways. (more…)

Aqua Expeditions Adds Two New Departures on the Aria Amazon This Winter

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions has added two new departures on the Aria Amazon in Peru for the upcoming winter season due to popular demand. Aqua Expeditions will now be offering departure dates on November 27 and December 1, 2017. (more…)

CroisiEurope River Cruises Names New GM for U.S. and Canada

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Cyrano de Bergerac  - CroisiEurope (Photo credit: Rolf Heinrich, Köln)John McGlade has been named General Manager, USA & Canada for CroisiEurope River Cruises. His responsibilities will include concentrating on CroisiEurope’s continued growth and expansion in North America by managing the company’s U.S. call center, national sales team and public relations agency. (

Sail on Riviera’s latest ship on New 2018 River Cruise to the Black Sea

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Leading European river cruise line, Riviera Travel, will debut a new route on the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea in 2018 and Australia’s Cruiseco has partnered with Riviera to launch a special fly/cruise package enabling Australians to sail behind the former Iron Curtain on two river journeys through eastern Europe. (

Crystal Changes Itinerary of River Ship’s Maiden Cruise

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Crystal Bach, the first of four new Rhine class river cruisers for Crystal River CruisesCrystal River Cruises has anticipated a delay in the arrival of its newest riverboat, Crystal Mahler, to the Rhine River and has modified the ship’s 16-night maiden voyage in response. (

Scenic Tours loses class action for forcing cruise travellers onto buses during European floods

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Extensive rainfall and flooding in France and Germany in April and May 2013 caused rising river levels, which meant cruise boats were unable to operate as planned. (

Amawaterways Named ASTA’s 2017 River Cruise Line Partner Of The Year

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The AmadagioAmaWaterways today (Aug. 29, 2017) proudly announced that it has been named the American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) 2017 River Cruise Line Partner of the Year. The award was presented this weekend during ASTA’s Global Convention in San Diego, California. (more…)

Grand Circle Testing Bikes on River and Small Ship Cruises

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Grand Circle Cruise Line's ArethusaThe latest river cruise company to embrace the active touring trend, Grand Circle has added bikes to some of its river and small ships. The test involves river ships River Adagio and Provence, as well as Arethusa and Clio, which are part of the line’s growing small ship fleet. (

Soneva Kiri, Aqua Expeditions and The Siam Hotel offer a bespoke luxury tour through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Aqua MekongThree of the world’s foremost luxury hospitality companies have teamed up to offer a special rate for travelers looking to explore the highlights of Indochina by land, water and air. (more…)

The National WWII Museum Unveils East Meets West Cruise

Friday, August 25th, 2017

The travel division of the National World War II Museum has unveiled its newest river cruise itinerary, titled East Meets West: The Link-up on The Elbe. Guests on the eight-night East Meets West river cruise will voyage down the Elbe River aboard the newly launched MS Elbe Princess, visiting historic WWII sites with numerous expert-guided tours and in-depth excursions. (

Photo Tour: Crystal River Cruises’ New Crystal Bach

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Crystal River Cruises has launched the Crystal Bach, the first four new “Rhine Class” river cruise ships. The ship was christened over the weekend by German opera star Anna-Maria Kaufmann. (

Uniworld to Refurb River Cruise Ship Into Luxurious “Super Ship”

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Uniworld is adding a fifth “super ship” to its river cruise fleet by revamping a current vessel for 2018. Originally launched in 2009, River Beatrice will receive a bow-to-stern renovation, with a new grand staircase, a private dining area to replace the Captain’s Lounge and Library, and three new suites. (

Holiday Tours By Land and River With Tauck

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Tauck will be setting sail this holiday season along the Rhine and Danube, visiting some of the most popular Christmas markets. The luxury tour operator is offering two separate eight-day river cruises this year. Stops along the way include Nürnberg, Vienna, Strasbourg, Aachen, and more. (

Crystal River Cruises Names Soprano Anna- Maria Kaufmann Godmother of Crystal Bach

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Crystal River Cruises announced that famed soprano vocalist and beloved German performer, Anna-Maria Kaufmann, will be the godmother of Crystal Bach. (more…)

American Duchess River Cruise Ship Christened in New Orleans

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

American Duchess - American Queen Steamboat CompanyThe smash of a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon signified the christening of American Duchess, the newest river boat for the ever-growing American Queen Steamboat Company. (

American Queen Steamboat Company Owns Fourth River Cruise Ship

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

American Queen Steamboat Company, which will christen its third river cruise ship, American Duchess, in New Orleans on Monday, has another vessel waiting in the wings. (