Tagged: River – Inland Navigation / Barges

Pandaw Cruises’ latest vessel, the 28-berth Sabaidee Pandaw, has successfully completed river trials



The Sabaidee Pandaw Pandaw Cruises’ latest vessel, the 28-berth Sabaidee Pandaw, has successfully completed river trials ahead of her launch on the Laos to China route across Yunnan. The double-decker vessel is designed to meet the navigational challenges of shooting rapids in the Laos gorges and sailing through shallow waters all the way to China. The company has 17 beautifully crafted ships in operation that Pandaw built itself. (bairdmaritime.com)

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Speculation swirls after cruise tragedy




Speculation and accusations continued to swirl on Friday following a collision on the Danube between a Hungarian sightseeing boat and a river cruise vessel from Norwegian-owned Viking Cruises. The arrest of Viking Cruises’ captain raised more questions, as the search went on for 28 people on the sightseeing boat who are missing and presumed drowned. (newsinenglish.no)

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Riviera River Cruises Adds More Solo Cruises for 2020




Thomas Hardy (Image courtesy of Riviera Travel)Riviera River Cruises is adding three new solo traveler itineraries in France, Germany and the Netherlands next year, along with 2020 departure dates for four existing solo itineraries. In recognition of increasing demand for solo cruises, Riviera debuted solo traveler itineraries on the Danube and Rhine rivers in 2018. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Crystal Mozart to Leave Crystal River Cruises; Fleet to Consist Solely of Newer Ships




Crystal River CruisesCrystal will soon bid farewell to Crystal Mozart, the ship that spearheaded its river brand. The move will position Crystal’s river fleet as the youngest in the industry. The line revealed this week that it will transfer Crystal Mozart to sister brand Genting Cruise Lines ahead of the spring 2020 season. (cruisecritic.com)

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Avalon Launches A New, Highly Customizable And Untethered Rhône River Cruise Experience




The 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II in Paris (Photo: Avalon Waterways)Travelers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in experiencing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways. And this week, Avalon is unveiling an enhanced, untethered river cruise experience for travelers on its first departure of the NEW Active & Discovery on the Rhône itinerary aboard the Avalon Poetry II.

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Viking Announces New Egypt Ship and Privileged Access Experiences for 2020




Viking Osiris  (Courtesy Viking Cruises)Viking announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a new ship. Inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships and built specifically for the Nile River, Viking Osiris is currently under construction and will double the company’s owned capacity in Egypt when it debuts in September 2020.

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