Is an end to the Nile drought in sight?

By Michelle Baran  As with Egypt overall, it’s been touch and go with travel on the Nile River since the country’s January 2011 revolution introduced an era of political instability that has been hard to shake. But with this week’s presidential elections, combined with pent-up demand from passengers who have been waiting it out withContinue reading “Is an end to the Nile drought in sight?”

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AmaWaterways to launch new Mekong vessel

By Michelle Baran AmaWaterways will introduce a new 124-passenger ship, the AmaDara, on the Mekong River in 2015. The AmaDara will join its sister ship, the 124-passenger AmaLotus, which Ama introduced in 2011. It will replace the 94-passenger La Marguerite, which Ama introduced on the Mekong in 2009. The AmaDara is slated to make itsContinue reading “AmaWaterways to launch new Mekong vessel”

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Carnival UK questions how lines sell port excursions

Carnival UK questions how lines sell port excursions By Hollie-Rae Merrick Carnival UK’s Gerard Tempest (pictured) believes cruise lines need to reassess their shore-excursion model as 
third-party suppliers continue to expand. Speaking at the Clia Selling Cruise Conference in Southampton, chief commercial officer Tempest said in light of the expansion of third-party suppliers he was puttingContinue reading “Carnival UK questions how lines sell port excursions”

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