Inviting travelers to indulge in springtime luxury escapes along the Danube River, Crystal River Cruises unveiled four “Crystal River Getaways” departing in March and April. The four- and six-day voyages are shortened segments of existing 10-day itineraries, suited perfectly for guests with busy schedules.
As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings approaches on June 6, 2019, Saga guests can visit Omaha Beach and the cemetery for American soldiers at Colleville sur Mer, in Normandy, during a seven-night river cruise with a choice of eight departures including June 1.
Robbert Verbeek and Andreas Wandinger have been named managing directors at Syclla AG, which owns and charters a fleet of riverboats, and will take delivery of the Bremen in 2021. Verbeek is currently Group CFO and Wandinger, CCO. They are taking the place of Manuela van Zelst, who is stepping aside after a 17-year run with the Swiss company. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
River cruise line Emerald Waterways is upping the ante on its active programming with the addition of new onboard fitness classes. The classes, debuting on Emerald Waterways’ seven Europe-based Star Ships in April 2019, include yoga, Pilates, aqua aerobics in the indoor heated pools, and one-mile walks on the open-air track. (cruisecritic.com)
American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), operator of the most opulent riverboats in the world, and recently acquired Victory Cruise Lines, are making repairs, updates and improvements to its four AQSC riverboats and two Victory Cruise Lines passenger ships.
Fred. Olsen River Cruises is launching its second season of European river cruising in 2019 aboard 156-guest Brabant with a number of tempting offers, including ‘No Single Supplement’ on selected sailings, or a ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade on almost every 2019 river cruise, for bookings made by 28th February 2019 inclusive.
With the safe arrival of the KATHA PANDAW in Kolkata last week by tug tow from Burma, Pandaw are delighted to announce a third vessel will go out to India this month – being the eighteen cabin KINDAT PANDAW, that will join her identical sister the KALAW also sailing out this month.
As it continues to transform its fleet, luxury river cruise line Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection released more details on its new lineup of “super ships” coming in 2020. The new ships will replace older vessels on some of Uniworld’s more exotic itineraries, including the Mekong in Southeast Asia, the Nile in Egypt, the Douro in Portugal and the islands surrounding Venice in Italy. (cruisecritic.com)