South Korea’s team of rescue and recovery workers dispatched to Hungary in May to cope with a tourist boat disaster will wrap up its months-long operations this week, the foreign ministry said Monday. (koreaherald.com)
The city of La Crosse is taking big, bold steps in working toward accommodating more visitors by boat. The La Crosse Board of Public Works approved Phase II of a study that looks at constructing cruise ship landings at the Riverside Park waterfront. This next phase includes validation for cruise and steamboat companies, environmental impact surveys, public input, informational meetings, and an assessment of the current infrastructure. (wxow.com)
Riviera River Cruises has announced its new “Cruise, Walk & Discover” excursions that can be added on to select river cruise departures starting in fall 2019. The new excursions can be added on to three river cruise departures in fall 2019: Medieval Germany, The Blue Danube, and Cruise the Heart of Europe. (travelagentcentral.com)
The vibrant cities and charming towns that line some of Europe’s most scenic waterways could be closer than you think, as Fred. Olsen River Cruises offers a FREE tour package on all 2020 itineraries aboard its 156-guest river cruise ship, Brabant, on all bookings made by 13th August 2019 inclusive.
CroisiEurope’s three river cruise ships on France’s River Seine – Botticelli, Seine Princess and Renoir – have converted to using gas to liquids (GTL) fuel, which is cleaner than off-road diesel and does not produce smoke. (cruiseandferry.net)
AmaWaterways has welcomed its 23rd ship, AmaMora, at a riverside ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany, in the heart of the Rhine Gorge. The launch Thursday follows last week’s christening of the line’s largest ship, AmaMagna – which is twice the size of a regular river cruise ship — on the Danube, and the May debut of AmaDouro in Portugal. (cruisecritic.co.uk)
For years, one of the highlights of Danube River cruises beginning or ending in Budapest was the nightly “illumination cruise” past the Hungarian capital’s landmark buildings. Now, most river cruise lines have quietly eliminated the tours, due to changing regulations from the city’s government. (cruisecritic.co.uk)
American Cruise Lines’ newest modern riverboat, American Harmony, has successfully passed Seatrials and received its Coast Guard Certification. The 2nd ship in the Line’s groundbreaking series of 5 modern riverboats, just departed from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD.
AmaWaterways has christened its revolutionary new ship, AmaMagna, in Grein, Austria. The festive ceremony, which took place on 11 July, saw guests on board joining AmaWaterways co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst along with Godmother Samantha Brown, respected travel expert and Emmy Award-winning television host, as she officially christened the 23rd ship in the fleet.
American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announces its 2019 holiday voyages that are now available for booking. With itineraries for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s aboard the American Queen and American Duchess, two of the most elegant paddlewheel steamboats in the U.S., guests can experience time-honored Southern traditions along the Mississippi River.
Now through Aug. 31, 2019, Victoria Cruise Lines is offering 2-for-1 pricing on private balcony Superior Staterooms as well as 40% off Executive Suites on its four- and five-day Three Gorges Highlights itineraries sailing China’s majestic Yangtze River in both directions between Chongqing and Yichang.
A year or so from now, luxury Mississippi River cruise vessels could be making a stop in Vacherie, with tourists leaving the boats and fanning out across the region to spend money at restaurants, shops and historic plantation homes. (nola.com)
TUI is giving Brits the opportunity to snap up a dreamy river cruise holiday next year with its brand new sale. The travel giant is launching TUI River Cruises in 2020 and is already offering up bargains with discounts of £200 on a whole array of its sailings. (mirror.co.uk)