Uniworld affirms commitment to Paris with new river ship

Actress Joan Collins, godmother of the S.S. Joie de Vivre, christening the ship on Monday. At left is Uniworld CEO Ellen Bettridge. Photo Credit: Michelle Baran PARIS — Actress Joan Collins christened Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s new river cruise ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, here on Monday, signaling the company’s confidence in the enduringContinue reading “Uniworld affirms commitment to Paris with new river ship”

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Growth spurt in river cruising

  Last month, more than 3,500 river cruise staff members, including 2,800 crew and 700 officers, headed to Viking River Cruises campuses in six cities across Europe to train and prepare for the start of the 2016 season. Elsewhere in Europe, other river cruise lines were hosting their increasingly sophisticated annual staff training events, too.Continue reading “Growth spurt in river cruising”

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Making a run at the cost-conscious consumer

At a time when other river cruise lines are scaling back on growth, French river cruise company CroisiEurope this week announced it will launch seven new river cruise vessels this year and next. Granted not all seven are full-size European river cruise ships — two are 22-passenger canal barges, and one is launching on theContinue reading “Making a run at the cost-conscious consumer”

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