Avalon Waterways has revealed that it will roll out four-, five-, and six-day river cruises in 2020, appealing to river cruisers looking for shorter sailings. A recent survey carried out by Sojern’s Global Travel Insights showed that 80% of North America travellers planned trips of seven-days or less in 2018. This was further supported by […]
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Viking River Cruises announced the addition of two new river cruise itineraries last month, which will include a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions for 2019. Holland & Belgium itinerary The first itinerary debuts in March, sailing for ten days between Amsterdam and Antwerp. The cruise allows guests to explore the waterways of the […]
Sailing exclusively on the Mekong River, Uniworld’s Mekong Jewel is set to join the cruise line’s fleet in January 2020. Here’s a sneak peek of the newly-built ship! The Mekong Jewel will feature all-suite accommodations for a capacity of 68 guests as they embark on a truly immersive journey along one of Asia’s classic river […]
AmaWaterways has unveiled the godmother for the upcoming AmaDouro, as Advantage Travel Partnership CEO, Julia Lo Bue-Said – the cruise line’s first-ever British godmother. Bue-Said will bless the ship at a special ceremony on 12 April in Porto, ahead of the ship’s maiden voyage. Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-owner of AmaWaterways, said: “We […]
At nearly twice the width of traditional European river ships, AmaMagna is truly evolving the world of river cruising. Due to launch in May this year, she has been designed with a fresh, contemporary take on river cruising. Her expansive size means that she will be welcomed by those who long for that extra luxury […]
Tauck has revealed two new river cruise itineraries for 2019, perfect for sight-seeing and exploring each port visited. What’s new for 2019 with Tauck? The first of the new sailings is a September river cruise in Amsterdam, visiting one of the world’s largest celebrations, Oktoberfest! Autumn along the Rhine There are only two departures for […]
Avalon Waterways was the recipient of two prestigious Cruise Critic awards last month. Celebrating its ninth anniversary, the UK Editors’ Picks Awards are part of the world’s largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community. The winners were announced at a ceremony in December 2018, amongst a number of influential cruise media, cruise experts, industry […]
A new year brings with it a chance to reflect and see how the river cruise industry has transformed over the last 12 months. Personalisation and immersion are two of the main draws for future travel, recent trends have shown. With holidaymakers looking to seek out getaways which appeal to their personal tastes. Deeper and […]
Following its launch earlier this year, U by Uniworld has released brand new itineraries and excursions to enjoy during 2019. The sister-brand to Uniworld, U by Uniworld is the first river cruise line which is dedicated to a new generation of adult travellers. Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld said: “We’ve introduced river cruising […]
More ships. New destinations. Innovative new itineraries. 2019 is set to be an exciting year for river cruising. A new class of river vessels are set to debut on European waterways, with many cruise lines adding new amenities to attract those new-to-river-cruising and previous passengers. See some of the exciting new additions to the world’s […]