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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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Hunt for Truffles During the Festive Wine Harvest Season in France

truffle hunting

With the end of summer and changing color of the leaves comes a fairy tale time in the French annual calendar, the wine harvest season. It is a festive time of year across France, providing excellent opportunities for foodies and wine lovers alike to experience some of the country’s best cultural and gastronomic traditions. European Waterways’ guests have the chance…

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Scenic Ruby Delivers Perfect ‘Rhine Highlights’ River Cruise

Castle on Rhine River

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Scenic Cruises’ Scenic Ruby sails the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in style throughout the year, allowing cruisers to take advantage of Europe’s musical heritage, seasonal wine festivals, stunning scenery, Oktoberfest, Christmas markets, or, as we discovered, Holland’s fantastic tulip season. With only 165 passengers aboard, we found ourselves quickly making friends from…

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Viking Offers New Itinerary to Experience Oberammergau Passion Play

Viking Durnstein Ship

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced a new river cruisetour itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to experience The Passion Play in Oberammergau, which is performed only every 10 years. Traveling between Munich and Budapest from May through October 2020, the Oberammergau, The Passion Play itinerary will focus on the 42nd installment of The Oberammergau Passion Play and will allow…

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CroisiEurope Inaugurates Three New Ships

MS Camargue on the Rhone

In line with its development vision, CroisiEurope, the leader in European river cruises, inaugurated three new ships this spring, bringing its fleet to a total of 55 vessels. These new additions reflect the continued growing demand for river cruising. Two of this year’s inaugurations are for ships that underwent complete redesigns, while the third is a new build. The MS…

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Seabourn’s 2018 Northern Europe Summer Voyages Showcase New Shore Excursions

Seabourn Iceland

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, will be traveling the waters of Northern Europe this summer, from the North Atlantic and North Sea to the Baltic Sea, Kiel Canal and more as the slanted sun warms cities from Iceland to Estonia and beyond. Travelers touring the region in utmost luxury and comfort on board Seabourn Quest and the maiden…

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