What Viking’s growth means for river cruising

The news that Viking River Cruises will add 24 Longships to its fleet signals two things: That following a brief lull in shipbuilding momentum, Viking is experiencing strong enough demand to merit a hefty commitment to more ships, and that the river cruise industry at large is entering a new growth phase. So, let’s startContinue reading “What Viking’s growth means for river cruising”

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines May Open Rivers to Big 3

PHOTO: Amadeus Princess. (photo via Flickr/Lutz Blohm) After Crystal Cruises decided to venture from the oceans to rivers, we speculated that other brands might follow suit, and now Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has: The UK company plans to sail the Brabant beginning in 2018. Upon further inspection, it turns out the Brabant will actually beContinue reading “Fred Olsen Cruise Lines May Open Rivers to Big 3”

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AmaWaterways to launch ‘biggest river cruise vessel’ in Europe in 2019

AmaWaterways is to launch the ‘biggest river cruise vessel’ in Europe in 2019. The ship will be twice as wide as standard river cruise vessels and accommodate 194 passengers. The ship will sail the Danube with itineraries released by the end of the month. President Rudi Schreiner said the ship, which will be called AmaMagna,Continue reading “AmaWaterways to launch ‘biggest river cruise vessel’ in Europe in 2019”

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