10 Reasons to Sail a Viking Longship

A couple years ago Viking River Cruises released a ship concept that would revolutionize river cruising – forever. The name of these new ships – Viking Longships – and they would pave the way to sleeker river cruising. When I first thought of taking a river cruise I thought it was for a much older […]

American Cruise Lines welcomes Queen of the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines welcomes their brand new 150-guest paddlewheeler to the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans this weekend as she embarks on her first revenue cruise. The Queen of the Mississippi will sail an seven-night roundtrip sailing from New Orleans. “The launch of Queen of the Mississippi represents the beginning of an exciting […]

Avalon Waterways Announces New River Sailings for 2013

Avalon Waterways is also helping river cruisers explore more of the world on its waterways with five new itineraries. NEW, UNIQUE EUROPE CRUISES: Many cruisers have explored Netherlands’ Tulips in southern Holland, but in 2013, Avalon is encouraging them to try the NEW 8-day Tulips of Northern Holland vacation. Originating in Amsterdam, on this itinerary, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a European Cruise

The travel industry has been one of the hardest hit industries since the economy took a plunge. While almost everyone enjoys taking a vacation, many do not have the budget to go on one. Fortunately, there are options available that fulfill all the requirements of a wonderful vacation while keeping things relatively simple and even affordable. […]

AmaWaterways Celebrates 10 Years of River Cruising

In celebration of 10 years of award-winning river cruising, AmaWaterways rolled out the red carpet for the company’s gala held on Sunday, July 22 near its headquarters in Chatsworth, California. From caroling through Europe’s cobblestone streets to exploring Africa’s exotic Chobe River, AmaWaterways continues to lead the industry by providing an opportunity for its guests […]

Viking River Cruises orders two more longships for 2013, 14 total

Viking River Cruises yesterday announced it has placed an order for two additional Viking Longships in 2013. This brings the number of new ships launching next year to eight – an industry first – and a total of 14 new Viking Longships over a two year period. “As the fastest-growing segment of travel, river cruising […]

Travel agents give optimistic outlook for cruise sales

Halfway through the year, travel agents cite  optimism about selling cruises in 2012, according to a new survey of members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).  Over 50 percent of respondents report they are already selling more vacations at sea than in 2011 and 64 percent expect cruise booking volume over the course of 2012 […]

Try River Cruising Without Leaving The Comfort Of Your Ocean Cruise Ship

Making the leap (or not) to river cruising is sometimes a tough decision for those accustomed to ocean cruising.  Familiar and comfortable with large ocean ships, giving river cruising a try opens up a whole lot of questions about what it is like.  Lucky for us, large cruise ships offer an opportunity to sample a […]

River cruise line claims to be “World’s First Truly All-Inclusive”

Scenic Cruises has launched their 2013 Europe River Cruising portfolio, announcing the world’s first truly all-inclusive luxury river cruising experience.  Scenic Cruises continues to set the benchmark for river cruising with ground-breaking new features, exclusive new experiences, unlimited complimentary beverages and private butler service for every guest. 2013 – New On Board  Unlimited complimentary beverages (top-shelf […]

AmaWaterways offers two new French river cruises for 2013

Celebrating the land of Claude Monet, Victor Hugo and Napoleon Bonaparte, AmaWaterways invites guests to explore the rich history and culture of France with two new 2013 itineraries: Paris & Normandy and The Jewels of France. The Francophile cruises will visit classic French landmarks, enchanting towns and famous wine regions. PARIS & NORMANDY – Aboard […]