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AmaWaterways Launches 3rd Ship, AmaMora, Capping Off Record-Breaking Year

AmaMora

Completing an exciting season of inaugural sailings, AmaWaterways celebrated the debut of AmaMora on the Rhine River on Monday, June 3. Embarking on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel, the 156-guest ship is the third of a trio of new ships introduced by the luxury river cruise line in 2019 – a record-breaking achievement since the company’s inception in…

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Windstar Announces 2020 Europe Cruises

Windstar sailing ship

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises offers an in-depth exploration of Europe in 2020, featuring a variety of itineraries sailing through the Baltic, Norwegian, North, Tyrrhenian, and Mediterranean seas visiting hidden harbors and small ports of call not accessible by larger cruise ships. With new and returning ports in Greece, Turkey (plus overnights in Istanbul), Israel, and Egypt – along…

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Silversea’s Guests Enjoy Prime View of Monaco’s Grand Prix 2019

Monaco Grand Prix

Held at the prestigious Princess Grace Dance Academy, Silversea’s guests enjoyed a bespoke two-day experience for the Monaco Grand Prix 2019. On May 25 and 26, attending guests witnessed the action unfold with a prime view. The exclusive event – which was offered as an optional shore experience to guests aboard Silver Shadow – included a Mediterranean lunch and a…

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AmaWaterways’ Revolutionary Ship, AmaMagna, Welcomes First Guests

AmaMagna exterior night

At an exclusive Oktoberfest welcome event in Vilshofen, Captain Jan de Bruijn, Cruise Manager Dragan and Hotel Services Manager Guido greeted AmaMagna’s first guests, many of whom were loyal AmaWaterways cruisers anxious to be among the first to experience the newest member of the family. AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, yet welcomes only 20 percent…

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Classic Journeys Launches Luxury Private Tours Within a Cruise

Danube River

Luxury tour operator Classic Journeys is introducing a unique slant on European river cruises, providing a limited admission “private tour within a cruise” aboard some of the most elegant vessels journeying to Europe’s most magnificent cities and landscapes. The river-based adventures combine a relaxing luxury five-star river cruise experience with a wide array of exclusively handcrafted cultural and walking activities….

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Viking Announces New Offerings For River Cruises In 2019

Viking River Cruises Aquavit

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has added two new itineraries and a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings for 2019. Debuting in March 2019, the new 10-day Holland & Belgium itinerary will sail between Amsterdam and Antwerp, allowing guests to explore the inland waterways of the Low Countries and visit new ports of call for Viking: Rotterdam,…

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European Waterways Announces $500,000 Fleetwide Upgrades

European Waterways

European Waterways announced that it is investing more than $500,000 toward a fleetwide upgrade program that will see cabin redesigns, upgraded on-board amenities and modernized bathrooms on numerous vessels to provide a more comfortable and immersive hotel barge cruising experience. According to Derek Banks, managing director for European Waterways, the company’s ongoing collaboration with Britain’s Marion Falchi Interiors, which specializes…

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New Wine Cruises in Italy Aboard Hotel Barge at 10% Off

European Waterways Venice

Italy is a major exporter of wine, with aheritage dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times. It is the perfectsetting for European Waterways’ new wine appreciation cruises for 2019 on La Bella Vita, the20-passenger hotel barge that navigates the Venetian Lagoon and waterways ofthe Po Valley, a region that is home to some of Italy’s best wines. European Waterways…

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Croatia Cruise Vacations Grow in Popularity

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia’s small ship cruise and DMC, Katarina Line, announced that it is expanding its land tour packages for 2019 as Croatian tourism continues to surge in popularity, with travelers from the United States and Canada among the fastest-growing markets.  According to Daniel Hauptfeld, marketing director for Katarina Line, they are designing these tours to provide faster, more direct connections with…

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