Amazon passengers not thwarted by pirates, Zika

Amazon Cruise While European river cruising has certainly had its fair share of public relations challenges this year, marketing the Amazon River in 2016 has been no cakewalk either. First there was the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which took the media by storm in late 2015 and early 2016, and then The NewContinue reading “Amazon passengers not thwarted by pirates, Zika”

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Aqua Expeditions to upgrade both Amazon vessels

Luxury river operator Aqua Expeditions has announced that it will be renovating its two Peruvian Amazon vessels, the Aqua Amazon and the Aria Amazon. The upgrades are being overseen by the boats’ original designer, Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. The vessels’ exteriors will be outfitted with new woodwork, a fresh coat of paint and new awnings.Continue reading “Aqua Expeditions to upgrade both Amazon vessels”

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Celebrity to offer high-end cruise tours

By Tom Stieghorst Celebrity Cruises plans to launch regular high-end cruise tours, with the first three set to be offered in 2015. The product will be known as Celebrity Explorations. Travel agents will earn commission on the land portion at the same rate as their cruise commission, said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Celebrity’s senior vice president ofContinue reading “Celebrity to offer high-end cruise tours”

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