Posts Tagged ‘River – Inland Navigation / Barges’

AmaWaterways Launches Limited-time Promotion On 2017 Christmas Markets Sailings

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Amsterdam: the LeidsegrachtAmaWaterways today (22 June) announced the launch of a limited-time offer, giving travelers who book one of the company’s popular Christmas Markets cruise itineraries by July 31, 2017 up to $1,500 off their cruise fare. (more…)

Emerald Waterways’ Newest Ship, Emerald Radiance, Christened in Portugal

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Emerald Radiance, Emerald Waterways’ newest river ship, was christened in Porto, Portugal, on June 16, making it the line’s seventh Star Ship. Gill Williams, a U.K. travel agent, served as godmother. (

CroisiEurope’s Newest Cruise Through Southern Africa

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

CroisiEurope’s newest cruise through the African Chobe and Zambezi rivers will set sail at the end of the year. The cruise-safari, which starts in December, will travel down Southern Africa and make land stops in in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. (

The Great British Baking Show Returns on PBS Thanks to Scenic

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondLovers of live baking series The Great British Baking Show will now be able to watch the bake-off contest in its fourth season thanks to a sponsorship by Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours. (

Amawaterways Expands Exotic River Cruise Offerings With New 2018 Mekong Itineraries

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The AmaDara (Courtesy AmaWaterways)AmaWaterways revealed the company’s expanded list of exotic itineraries in Vietnam and Cambodia, providing travelers with even more options to experience Southeast Asia. (more…)

Uniworld Launches All-Inclusive Air and Cruise Collection

Monday, June 19th, 2017

SS Catherine - UniworldUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the launch of The Masterpiece Collection, a selection of fully inclusive cruise and air itineraries for 2018. (

Emerald Waterways Adds New Cruise Through Holland and Belgium

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Emerald Waterways has announced a new river cruise itinerary for 2018, The Charms of Holland & Belgium. The seven-night river cruise aboard Emerald Waterways’ “Star Ships” begins and ends in Amsterdam. (

Amawaterways Debuts New Wellness Program On Board Amalyra

Monday, June 12th, 2017

In celebration of Global Wellness Day, AmaWaterways today (Jun. 9) announced it has launched a wellness program onboard AmaLyra Paris & Normandy sailings. (more…)

Saga adds second Floral Delights of Holland river cruise to meet passengers’ demand

Monday, June 5th, 2017

A sell-out Floral Delights of Holland river cruise has prompted Saga to add another sailing to meet demand from guests wanting to to visit the gardens of Appeltern, Utrecht and Keukenhof in spring 2018. (more…)

Aqua Expeditions Launches a New Photography Cruise on the Aqua Mekong

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Launching a new photography departure December 8-12, 2017 on the Aqua Mekong, Aqua Expeditions, one of the world’s leading luxury river cruise companies, will give guests a new meaning to “capturing the moment” while sailing along one of the most historically and culturally rich areas of the world with award-winning photographer, Francisco Marin. (more…)

CroisiEurope, Classic Vacations Partner on Agent Rewards, Upgrades

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Cyrano de Bergerac  - CroisiEurope (Photo credit: Rolf Heinrich, Köln)CroisiEurope has announced a new partnership with San Jose-based Classic Vacations. Through this partnership, CroisiEurope’s portfolio of river, canal and coastal cruises through Europe, Asia and Africa will be available to travel advisors enrolled in the Classic Connections program. (

Emerald Waterways Adds Three Europe Itineraries for 2018

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne  (Photo Waterways is adding three new cruise itineraries on the Rhine River in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium to its 2018 lineup. (

River Cruise Experts Weigh in on Best Sales Practices

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Travel advisors from around the U.S. weigh in on the best practices to boost river cruise bookings in the “2017 River Cruise Focus” from Questex. (

Riviera Travel to Double Fleet Size With Five New River Cruise Ships

Monday, May 29th, 2017

European river cruise operator Riviera Travel is launching four new ships in 2017 and a fifth ship in spring 2018, doubling the size of its current fleet. The all-suite MS Emily Brontë, MS Thomas Hardy, MS Oscar Wilde and MS Robert Burns will sail the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, as well as tributaries, while the Douro Elegance will sail the Douro River. (

Butterfield & Robinson Announces Rhine River Cruise Biking

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Expanding its luxury river cruise portfolio, Butterfield & Robinson has announced the addition of Rhine River Cruise Biking. (

CroisiEurope, OASIS Travel Network Ink Preferred Supplier Agreement

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Cyrano de Bergerac  - CroisiEurope (Photo credit: Rolf Heinrich, Köln)CroisiEurope has announced that the company is now a preferred supplier of OASIS Travel Network, a division of Palm Coast Travel. (

Mekong River, Vietnam and Cambodia aboard Cruiseco Adventurer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Cruiseco, the leading provider of worldwide cruising options in Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to offer guests a truly unique sailing experience along the Mekong River, aboard Cruiseco Adventurer. (

Performer and comedian Jean Kittson is Godmother to Scenic Azure

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Jean Kittson, the eternally witty, popular Australian performer and writer – and now Godmother to Scenic’s first river cruise ship on Portugal’s Douro River, Scenic Azure ­– christened the ship on Saturday 29 April. Scenic Founder and Chairman Glen Moroney was also in attendance. (

Emerald Waterways Adds New EmeraldACTIVE Excursions to 2018 Itineraries

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Launched in 2016 by Emerald Waterways, EmeraldACTIVE Excursions provide guests the opportunity to participate in some sort of athletic activity on their daily shore excursions. For the 2018 cruise season, Emerald Waterways announced 17 new EmeraldACTIVE excursions and inclusions for nine of the cruise line’s European itineraries. (

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. (