TUI UK & Ireland is launching TUI River Cruises, catering to the UK market and for adults only. Three second-hand ships are going to be acquired to operate on the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube rivers starting next April.
AmaWaterways christened its second river vessel for Portugal, AmaDouro, during festivities in Porto on Friday.
Multigenerational travel is booming, with baby boomers leading the way – for now – to be followed by larger millennial and Gen Z generations, who are changing how families travel. That was the takeaway from a panel titled “Cracking the Code on Family Travel and Millennial Cruising” Wednesday at Seatrade Cruise Global.
As the river cruise industry continues to expand and evolve, the focus is on introducing innovations without building ever-bigger ships, as many mainstream ocean cruise lines have done.
Mystic Cruises is set to name its first ocean-cruise newbuild, World Explorer, during star-studded festivities Saturday night in Portugal with supermodel, singer and songwriter Carla Bruni as the godmother. But the company isn't stopping there.
A-ROSA and Concordia Damen have signed a contract for a newbuild river cruise vessel for the northern Rhine region, due to be delivered spring 2021.
Just over a week after the Viking Sky incident off the Norwegian coast, another Viking cruise vessel – this time a river vessel – was in a collision with a tanker on the Scheldt while sailing from Antwerp to Ghent.
Amália Rodrigues departed Porto for an inaugural cruise on the Douro on March 20 after a naming ceremony the day before. This is the sixth ship to join CroisiEurope’s Douro fleet.