Viking commits to expansion despite coronavirus cruise shutdown

Viking is extending its reach on rivers in North America with its first custom-built vessel despite the current shutdown of operations due to coronavirus. The company is to deploy new ship Viking Mississippi from August 2022 between New Orleans and St Paul. The 386-passenger ship is being purpose-built for the Mississippi with five decks includingContinue reading “Viking commits to expansion despite coronavirus cruise shutdown”

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Riviera River Cruises taking U.S. bookings solely from advisors

Riviera River Cruises’ George Eliot sails mainly Rhine itineraries. U.K.-based Riviera River Cruises will only take North American bookings from travel advisors, effective Jan. 1. The 13-ship line said it has experienced “rapid growth in sales” from travel advisors. Riviera offers 15 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways. If consumers contact the cruise line directly, they willContinue reading “Riviera River Cruises taking U.S. bookings solely from advisors”

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RCCL follows up stellar 2017 with an even bigger Wave

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., in the first public indication of how the cruise industry’s Wave season is going, said that it is unfolding well, with consumer demand strong, particularly from North America. “The critical Wave period is upon us and is off to a very good start, with booking trends above the same time lastContinue reading “RCCL follows up stellar 2017 with an even bigger Wave”

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