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Viking Expands European River Fleet with Launch of Seven New Ships

new Viking river ships

Viking (www.vikingcruises.com) has welcomed the latest additions to its river fleet, with the naming of seven new river ships during a celebration on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. Of the seven ships, six are Viking Longships – Viking Einar, Viking Sigrun, Viking Sigyn, Viking Tir, Viking Ullur and Viking Vali – which will be deployed on Viking’s most popular…

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Luxury Sailing Along the Peruvian Amazon

jungle cruises

Jungle Experiences offers luxury, adventure and expedition river cruising along the Amazon. They have many special offers for travelers looking to explore the Peruvian Amazon in 2019 aboard their luxury cruise, MV Zafiro and adventure cruise, MV La Perla. With more than 25 years exploring and cruising the Peruvian Amazon, Jungle Experiences’ state-of-the-art riverboat experiences blend experiential travel with active…

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American Cruise Lines Wins 13 Travel Awards

American Cruise Lines in Boothbay Harbor Maine

Fresh off 2018’s history-making debut of American Song, the 1st modern riverboat in the U.S., American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that 2018 was also its most award-winning year ever—receiving 13 awards from the most prestigious publications and respected institutions in the travel industry. In 2018, American was honored to win a Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award, Top…

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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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Barge Cruises Celebrate 500 Years of French Renaissance in 2019

French Renaissance barge cruise

European Waterways is inviting guests to celebrate “500 years of Renaissance Heritage” in France in 2019 with hotel barge cruises in the Loire Valley, a region that was at the epicenter of “one of the greatest artistic movements of European History.”  Exclusive departures on the company’s six-passenger Nymphea hotel barge, which cruises through the Loire Valley on the Cher River,…

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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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American Harmony, 2nd Modern Riverboat Launched 4 Weeks Ahead of Schedule

American Harmony

American Cruise Lines has successfully launched its second new modern riverboat American Harmony at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, on Saturday, November 17th. American Harmony is the 2nd modern riverboat in the U.S. and the 2nd of 5 planned ships in American’s revolutionary new series. The 1st ship in the series, American Song, began cruising a sold out inaugural season…

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30% Off Black Friday Special on European Barge Cruises

European Barge Cruises

European Waterways announced a limited time Black Friday special of 30% off on select 6-night all-inclusive hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. The promotion represents savings of up $17,850 and charters as low as $24,150 during one of Europe’s most picturesque times of the year, when the countryside begins to burst into bloom. The savings are good on…

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