Tagged: River – Inland Navigation / Barges

Persistent dry spell in Europe is challenging river cruise lines




A record hot, dry European summer has persisted into fall, leaving river cruise lines scrambling to reroute ships and keep customers sailing. That is particularly true on the Rhine, which is so low that historical relics and a World War II bomb have been found along its dried-up riverbed. (travelweekly.com)

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Aqua Expeditions to Expand Fleet by 150%, Move Into Coastal Cruises




Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions reports that it is set to increase its fleet size by 150 percent and expand into new geographic locations over the next two years following a new, $28 million capital investment by U.S.-based private equity firm Bison Capital. The first details on the new vessels and routes will be announced later this month, the river cruise line said. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Dubuque to hire consultant for Viking River Cruise



Viking Cruises (logo)Viking River Cruises offers river cruises across the world and wants to begin touring the Mississippi. However, in order for the company to stop in Dubuque, they say the city needs to build a new dock. The company said it could cost up to $4 million and said they are interested in partnering with the city to make this happen. (kcrg.com)

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Saga’s Voyage Across the Continent: an Epic 23-night river cruise through eight countries from North Sea to Black Sea



Amadeus Royal (Courtesy Saga)According to legend, Constanta Beach is where Jason landed with his Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece and this eight-mile stretch of Romania’s Black Sea coast is one of the treasures to discover on Saga’s Voyage Across the Continent river cruise.

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National Geographic Editor Joins Scenic Cruises Itinerary

The Scenic Azure (Douro river in Portugal)Scenic Luxury Cruises has announced that Susan Goldberg, the Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Magazine (first woman editor since its inception in 1888) and National Geographic Partners Editorial Director (in charge of all publishing ventures, including digital journalism, magazines, books, maps, children and family, and travel and adventure), is joining the May 25, 2019, 11-day Douro River Cruise. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Video: American Queen Steamboat Company American Countess Construction Update



Video: American Queen Steamboat Company American Countess Construction Update

Last week, American Queen Steamboat Company released time-lapse video of construction progress on the American Countess at Gulf Island Shipyard in Houma, Louisiana. The 245-guest riverboat, the fourth vessel in the U.S. flagged fleet, is a paddlewheeler currently under construction using the existing hull of the Kanesville Queen, a former gaming vessel built in 1995.

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Uniworld Updates Travel Agent Booking Tools



Uniworld's SS Beatrice (Former River BeatriceUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced new technology enhancements to its “River Currents” travel advisor booking tool, as well as new waitlist functionality—all of which is available now. These new advancements will offer travel advisors more opportunities to generate sales, save time and help avoid missing out on potential client bookings. (travelagentcentral.com)

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