American Cruise Lines is offering three premium pre-cruise packages with select sailings throughout the year. From exhilarating jet boat tours to luxury hotels and Graceland, these programs offer a memorable way to begin cruises from Memphis, Boston and Clarkston, Washington.
Fred. Olsen River Cruises is launching its second season of European river cruising in 2019 aboard 156-guest Brabant with a number of offers, including no supplement for singles on selected sailings.
Ahead of introducing William Wordsworth and George Eliot in the spring, Riviera River Cruises unveiled a sales incentive for North American travel agents.
The Port of New Orleans set a new record in 2018 with 1,182,111 cruise passenger movements, up 2.3% from the year before. A 23% surge in guests taking Mississippi River cruises helped buoy the total, with new and larger ships set to sail from New Orleans both in the Caribbean and on the river in 2019.
A remarkable transformation of three vessels is taking place at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana. There, a paddlewheeler is being built for American Queen Steamboat Co. (AQSC), and the two coastal vessels of Victory Cruise Lines are being refurbished under the new ownership of AQSC.
Viking will introduce two new itineraries and a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings in 2019, a year when the line is adding seven new European river vessels.
River cruises are currently one of the hottest trends in cruising and draw a significant number of first-timers. And Alaska continues as the top growth destination for cruising a third year running.
Tauck will introduce its first cruises on the Douro River in Portugal next year aboard the newbuild Andorinha.
Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said will serve as the godmother for AmaDouro at festivities in Porto, Portugal, on April 12. She is AmaWaterways' first British godmother.