Despite the absence of ocean cruise ships visiting the Black Sea port of Odessa this year, the city continues to attract international tourists on river cruise ships.
American Cruise Lines' American Song, the first contemporary-style riverboat in the US, will begin its inaugural season from the Port of New Orleans on Saturday.
American Queen Steamboat Co. reached an agreement with Gulf Island to build a 245-passenger riverboat that will become the fourth vessel in its US-flag fleet.
Arnulf Hader, a renowned German authority on river cruising, has released the twelfth edition of his River Cruise Fleet Handbook.
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Under the slogan of 'Fluß meets Meer' (German for 'River meets the sea'), A-ROSA Flussschiff and Celebrity Cruises have teamed up for a new road show campaign targeting Germans. In other news, Portugal's Douro River is joining A'Rosa's destinations.
The American Queen Steamboat Co. added three new Columbia River cruises this fall aboard American Empress. The five-day sailings sail round-trip from Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon.
U by Uniworld is branching out with an expanded itinerary in northern France on The B ship, along with new excursions and on-board amenities—including riverboat rooftop camping—across the fleet in 2019.