Posts Tagged ‘River – Inland Navigation / Barges’

Emerald Waterways Offers River Cruising Travel Guarantee

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne  (Photo Waterways has launched its own River Cruise Travel Guarantee program, an offering that was first launched by the line’s sister company, Scenic Luxury Cruises. (

New Monarto Zoo tour on Murray Princess Cruise

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Murray PrincessCaptain Cook Cruises has added an exciting new on shore tour to their Murray Princess three-night Discovery Cruise and seven-night Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise with guests able to visit Monarto Zoo on a Wildlife Tour from April 1, 2017. (

Dame Joan Collins Christens Uniworld’s New River Ship, Joie de Vivre, in Paris

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Dame Joan Collins christened the world’s newest river cruise ship, Joie de Vivre, in Paris today. But it was revealed at the ceremony that the ship was almost a “no go” after recent terrorist attacks in the city. (

Uniworld Debuts 2018 Brochure, “The World Is Your Canvas Campaign

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is revamping its brand strategy with the debut of its 2018 brochure. The brochure focuses on the individuality of the brand by emphasizing its new, “The World Is Your Canvas” campaign, which encourages travelers to embark on a Uniworld journey for world travel and self discovery. (

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours Offers New Insurance Program

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondScenic Luxury Cruises and Tours is offering a new program which automatically covers guests on cruises for any delays or cancellations due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or labor strikes. (

Crystal Cruises Delays Launch of Its Two New River Ships

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Crystal river yacht vessels Debussy and Ravel (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)Crystal River Cruises has delayed the 2017 launch dates for its two new vessels, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. (

Saga Launches Exciting 2018 River Cruise Programme With 12 New Itineraries Featuring Maiden Ports And New Waterways

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The 154-passenger Regina Rheni IISaga has launched an exciting 2018 river cruise programme with 12 new itineraries featuring maiden ports and new waterways. The majority of cruises are Saga-exclusive and prices start from £399. (more…)

Arena Travel Acquires The River Cruise Line, as Former Parent Company Goes Bust

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The 190-berth Serenity (Photo courtesy of The River Cruise Line)Arena Travel has announced that it has acquired The River Cruise Line and Diamond Rail brands from Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Ltd. The announcement follows confirmation from ABTA that Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Ltd ceased trading earlier this week. (

UK: SAGA announces discounts for Diamond Shortbreak Holiday / River Cruise Line customers

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Following the announced collapse of Diamond Shortbreak Holidays which includes the River Cruise Line, Saga are offering all passengers whose holidays have been cancelled a discount across all of its 2017 holiday products, including River Cruises, Worldwide, European and UK Holidays. (more…)

UK Ocean and River Cruise Passenger Numbers Set New Records in 2016

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A record 1.9 million holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took an ocean cruise in 2016 — up by 100,000 on 2015. The 5.5 percent increase outpaced all other European cruise markets and put the UK just behind Germany, which passed the two million mark for the first time, according to figures released by the Cruise Line Industry Association. (

Tauck Doubles Small Ship Cruising Capacity, Expands Partnership with Ponant

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)Tauck will double its small ship cruising capacity over the next four years through an expansion of its relationship with luxury expedition cruise line Ponant. As part of the expansion, Tauck is also adding new itineraries to its catalog of small ship cruises, including a new Cuba itinerary. (

CroisiEurope Adds New Shore Excursions, New Ships for 2018

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

France - CroisieuropeIn addition to five new ships, CroisiEurope is adding a new package of extra-fee shore excursions in 2017, allowing passengers to better customize their river cruises. (

Aqua Expeditions Expands Partnership With Explorer Jean-michel Cousteau To Include Three-, Four- And Seven-night Itineraries

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions has announced a new collaboration with world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection, Jean-Michel Cousteau, offering travelers a series of seven-night cruises in 2017 and 2018 hosted by the famed explorer on both the Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong vessels.

Double christening for Swiss shipping company Scylla in Amsterdam

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

On Friday 24 February celebrations took place at the Ruyterkade Oost in Amsterdam. Not one but two river cruise vessels of the Swiss shipping company Scylla were christened. (more…)

Amawaterways Announces 2017-2018 Wine Cruises Featuring 95 Itineraries Hosted By North American Wine Experts

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

AmaWaterways, the world’s leading river cruise line, celebrates the modern epicurean lifestyle aboard its luxurious ships with the release of its 2017-2018 Wine Cruises Through Europe brochure.

Saga offers peak date for Solo Cruise along the Rhine

Monday, March 13th, 2017

MS ArleneSailing on the 5th June Saga’s new no-fly five-night river cruise is perfect for first timers and those that have never previously travelled solo. (more…)

European river cruise market grew 2,7% to 1.36 million passengers 2016

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II in Paris (Photo: Avalon Waterways)The number of passengers on river cruises in Europe increased by 2.7% to 1.36 million last year, figures released by IG River Cruise, an industry association based in Basel in Switzerland said in statement. (

Viking River Cruises Celebrates 20 Years of Industry Leadership with Launch of Two New Ships

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Viking River Cruises today (March 7) marked 20 years of innovation and growth by welcoming two new additions to its fleet of Viking Longships®. (more…)

More French America Line Riverboat Sailings Canceled Due to Ongoing Repairs

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The 150-passenger Louisiane (Courtesy French America Line)For the second time in less than four months, French America Line has been forced to cancel sailings for its only ship, Louisiane, due to a lengthy slew of repairs. (

Loop the loop on a round-trip river cruise with Saga to discover Germany’s Lakes and Mountains

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The Johannes BrahmsSaga’s new ‘Germany’s Lakes and Mountains’ river cruise loops serene lakes and mountain scenery on 80-passenger MS Johannes Brahms, a ship which navigates a route larger vessels cannot reach. (more…)

Uniworld Australia announces new, you deserve an upgrade

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

River BaronessUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the launch of You Deserve the Best Upgrade, an enticing new promotion offering accommodation upgrades and an air travel incentive on more than 20 itineraries that sail the world’s most picturesque rivers. (

American Queen Steamboat Company’s 2018 Brochure Highlights Family Suites and More

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

American Empress - formerly Empress of the NorthAmerican Queen Steamboat Company has announced the release of its 2018 deluxe brochure, which includes a 100 page full-color overview of its new itineraries, as well as the routes of its river cruise offerings for the seventh season of the line’s U.S.-flagged routes. (

India: Kerala Tourism to roll out river cruise

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

A theme-based ‘Malanadu Cruise’ linking eight rivers and backwaters of Kannur and Kasargod districts that will offer holidayers a chance to explore North Malabar’s traditional arts, culture, heritage, cuisine, martial art forms, rustic life and scenic beauty is on the anvil. (

American Cruise Line announces details of a new class of riverboats destined for America’a rivers

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

American Cruise Lines' first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats (Artist impression)American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce details for the first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats destined for America’a rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of a European riverboat with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known. (more…)

Adventures by Disney Announces 2018 River Cruise Sailings on Rhine and Danube

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

In 2018, Adventures by Disney will be offering 14 river cruises on the Rhine and Danube rivers, including special Beauty and the Beast theme cruises, two adults-only food cruises on the Rhine and a special adults-only cruise on the Danube during Oktoberfest. (

Gordon sentencing a cautionary tale for cruise sellers

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

For travel sellers, the sentencing earlier this month of former Tom Harper Cruises frontman Bret Gordon to nearly four years in prison for defrauding hundreds of river cruise customers served as a reminder of how to conduct business so that neither they nor their clients get duped. (

SAGA to offer a leisurely cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia on beautiful RV Mekong Pandaw

Monday, February 27th, 2017

RV Mekong PandawSail along the Mekong on the elegant Colonial-style RV Mekong Pandaw and take small boats (sampans) into floating markets and villages on Saga’s river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. (more…)

Crystal River Cruises to Offer Exclusive Complimentary Event at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary. (more…)

Uniworld Bracing for Large Increase in Calls as Hit TV Show “Cruising with Jane McDonald” Airs on Friday

Monday, February 20th, 2017

S.S. Maria Theresa. The ship's lobby is dominated by a 10-foot oil painting of Maria Theresa Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is expecting a huge uptick in enquiries this Friday and over the weekend as the third episode of hit Channel 5 TV Series “Cruising with Jane McDonald” is broadcast. (

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…)