Posts Tagged ‘River – Inland Navigation / Barges’

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. (

AmaWaterways Announces Godmother for New 2018 River Cruise Ship

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

AmaWaterways has chosen a godmother for AmaLea, a new river ship coming in 2018. Filomena Andre, a travel industry leader currently working for the Auto Club organization, the largest AAA affiliate in the country, will serve as the ship’s godmother. The christening ceremony will take place in Vilshofen, Germany, in May 2018. (

Marissa Applegate Named Godmother of the New American Duchess Riverboat

Monday, August 7th, 2017

U.S. river cruise line The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that Marissa Applegate will be named the godmother of the brand’s all-new, all-suite American Duchess riverboat. (

Crystal Takes Delivery of Bach River Ship

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

MV Werften has delivered what it is calling the world’s most luxurious river vessel, the Crystal Bach, which is the first in a series of four Rhine-class river ships being built for Crystal. The 135-meter long and 11.4-meter wide Crystal Bach was designed for river cruising in Europe, the company said. (

U by Uniworld Selects Petra Nemcova As Millennial Cruise Line “Angel”

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Victoria’s Secret model Petra Nemcova has been selected as the “guardian angel” for U by Uniworld, a new cruise line aimed at travelers ages 21 to 45. (

Shearings Holidays to Offer A-ROSA River Cruises in 2018

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

A'Rosa VivaShearings Holidays is working with A-ROSA Cruises to offer a series of 19 European river cruises to its U.K. passenger base in 2018. (

Contiki to Sell U by Uniworld Itineraries as Brand Preps for Debut

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The River Baroness to be renamed The BContiki, a tour operator that specializes in selling travel to Millennials, has announced that it will sell itineraries from U by Uniworld, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s new Millennial-focused river cruise brand. (

Riviera Travel CEO Clemson Talks Selling River Cruises in the U.S.

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Jane Austen (Image courtesy of Riviera Travel)Earlier this month, Riviera Travel, a major United Kingdom river cruise operator on global rivers, said it’s going after the U.S. market. The news comes as the firm has just launched four new European river vessels this year, and will have another new one in 2018. (

Great Cruise Journeys Debuts, Sailings from September 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

British escorted tour operator Great Rail Journeys has launched a cruise division — Great Cruise Journeys — to offer a series of sailings on some of Europe’s most popular waterways, from September 2017. (

AIG Adds Travel Insurance Benefit for High or Low Water on Cruise

Monday, July 31st, 2017

AIG Travel has announced ability to request packages from an selection of individual products to fit traveler’s needs. It is designed to provide agents with the ability to request packages to meet specific customer demands. (

CruiseDirect Inks Preferred Supplier Partnership With AmaWaterways

Friday, July 28th, 2017

The AmaLotusInternational Voyager has announced that AmaWaterways is now a preferred vendor and cruises can be booked on its site, AmaWaterways is the second river cruise line to join the company. (

Join André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra for their New Year’s Concert on Saga’s themed river cruise

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IISaga has released a brand new river cruise ‘A New Year’s Concert – With André Rieu’ offering guests the opportunity to take Category 2 seats in the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam to watch the popular André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra New Year concert. (more…)

Agents Can Win a River Cruise in Africa From CroisiEurope

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Agents Can Win a River Cruise in Africa From CroisiEuropeAhead of the launch of their new premium ship in southern Africa, CroisiEurope is offering travel agents a chance to win a trip on the soon-to-be-unveiled RV African Dream. (

Fire Strikes A-Rosa Riva on Danube

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Sister ship A'Rosa VivaA fire broke out Monday on A-Rosa’s Riva river cruise ship, a representative of the cruise line tells travel agent. The fire took place while the ship was cruising the Danube in the Wachau area. There are no injuries, and all 150 passengers and 40 crew on the ship are safe, the representative says. (

Riviera Travel Introduces New Budapest to Black Sea Cruise for 2018

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestRiviera Travel has just announced its new 15-day “Budapest to the Black Sea” itinerary – where travelers can relax while also taking in the wonders of a region that once lay behind the Iron Curtain. (

Europe’s Famed Christmas Markets Come Alive on Emerald Waterways’ Holiday Sailings

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestEurope’s Christmas markets are a lovely holiday tradition that draw travelers from around the globe. Held during the four weeks of Advent, these open air markets offer a charming, communal atmosphere in which visitors can shop for such gifts as nutcrackers and hand-crafted toys while sampling winter favorites like mulled wine and Austrian lebkuchen, a kind of iced honey cake. (more…)

Book a Scenic 2018 Europe River Cruise by Sept. 30 and Get Free or Greatly Reduced Flight Fares

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondBooking early has always been the best way to secure the best pricing and suites with Scenic. For those booking a 2018 Europe river cruise by Sept. 30, 2017, Scenic is taking the bite out of getting there – offering free and reduced airfare on select sailings. (more…)

New Itineraries Added to Crystal Mahler’s 2018 Spring Season

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Crystal river yacht vessels (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal River Cruises has unveiled four new 2018 itineraries for its second “Rhine Class” vessel, Crystal Mahler. In April and May next year, the brand new river yacht will sail three seven-day “Danube Serenade” routes between Budapest and Vienna, and one 11-day “Reflections on the Danube” sailing. (more…)

Three New Sales, Exec Hires at American Queen Steamboat Company

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

American Queen Steamboat Company has announced three new hires to its sales and management team. Nicola Volpe has joined the river cruise line as vice president of hotels, while Barbara Davis is now business development director. Krystle Sampson has been named regional sales director. (

2016 Fire on Amazon River Cruise Ship Draws Media Attention

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Last year’s fire on International Expeditions’ La Estrella Amazonica is garnering attention in the consumer media as a lawsuit ignites controversy over a law limiting cruise ship liability. (

Advocates rally for cruise ship regulation after couple dies on Alabama-chartered tour

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

After a Nebraska couple died last year aboard a ship in Peru, which was chartered by an Alabama company, advocates are rallying for legislation to change laws protecting cruise lines. (

Aqua Expeditions Partners With Lululemon Ambassador for Specialized Wellness Departure on the Mekong

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Wellness Cruise : Aqua Mekong – Mekong River Cruises 2017

Aqua Expeditions has debuted a wellness-focused itinerary for those who want to stay physically and mentally balanced while sailing through one of the most historically and culturally rich areas of the world. (more…)

Sault Ste. Marie: New dock site now hosting cruise ships

Friday, July 7th, 2017

With the arrival of the first cruise ship last month at the new site, City Manager Oliver Turner is optimistic that this move will provide a significant benefit to the local business community. Two cruise ships — Victory 1 and the Pearl Mist — have been using the new site located in close proximity to the Valley Camp and George Kemp Downtown Marina, said Turner, anticipating more than a dozen visits throughout the 2017 season. (

Travel Agents Can Win a Spot on U by Uniworld’s Preview Sailing

Friday, July 7th, 2017

U by Uniworld, the new river cruise brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection aimed at Millennial travelers, has announced a contest for travel agents to gain an exclusive spot on the brand’s first sailing, an invitation-only “Sneak Peak” U cruise setting sail October 7-11, 2017. (

Emerald Waterways Introduces New Onboard Activities

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Emerald SkyEmerald Waterways is expanding its onboard programming and entertainment for guests with new photography workshops, yoga classes and dining with a celebrity guest chef. (

Crystal River Cruises Unveils Authentic, Inspired Culinary Concepts for Crystal Bach

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled detailed highlights of the culinary concepts and offerings to be featured aboard Crystal Bach, the first of the company’s “Rhine Class” river yachts, debuting in August. (more…)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ five most popular European river cruises

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The 156-guest river cruise boat BrabantHot on the heels of the successful launch of its 2018 cruise programme by river boat in May this year, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today announced its five most popular sailings from a selection of 33 holidays, departing from April to October 2018. (more…)

It’s time to grab your detective hat because on Saga’s Johannes Brahms M is for Mystery

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Johannes BrahmsWhen Saga says it’s a mystery river cruise, the over-50s holiday company really puts the M in mystery! Guests need to put on their detective hat because the only information they receive before boarding MS Johannes Brahms is that their flight takes off from Heathrow Airport. (more…)

American Queen Steamboat Company to Host Holiday Cruises

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The American QueenThe American Queen Steamboat Company is unleashing its expanded fleet during this year’s holiday season, hosting voyages on the American Queen, American Empress, as well as the American Duchess, the company’s latest vessel. (

Take your own ‘Great Canal Journey’ with Saga. Follow in the footseps of Timothy West & Prunella Scales and sail along the mighty Brahmaputra

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The MV Mahabaahu Last nights episode of the popular Channel 4 series ‘Great Canal Journeys’ (UK) saw Timothy West & Prunella Scales explore the fascinating waterways and vibrant culture of the mysterious and mighty Brahmaputra river. (more…)