River cruising for Millennials: U by Uniworld innovates with a fresh perspective

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As far as Millennials are concerned, the image of river cruising hasn’t attracted many to the winding waterways of Europe … until now. A ‘tester’ cruise in October successfully brought a hand-selected crowd of youngsters together to dip-their-toes in this particular travel niche, usually more likely to be enjoyed by their grandparents. U by Uniworld’s […]

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Radar: Crystal Bach – Official handover of exquisite ‘Rhine Class’ ship takes place

Crystal Bach River Cruise Top Deck

Crystal Bach is the first of four new ‘Rhine Class’ ships to be introduced by the award-winning Crystal River Cruises brand; winner of “Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards. This luxury river ship was delivered to Crystal by MV WERFTEN during the official handover ceremony in Wismar, […]

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Best River Cruise: Russian Volga with Viking

Viking River Volga Cruise

Despite some political and social instability surrounding Russia, the region remains a popular and exciting river cruise destination. Tensions have led to a reduction in the number of cruise companies operating in the area, but some, most notably the world-leading Viking River Cruise line, still maintain a significant presence in the market. Their established Waterways of the Tsars is a […]

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Best River Cruise: Mekong River with Scenic

Scenic Spirit Pool deck

The Nine Dragons River flows 2,700 miles from the snowy Tibetan Plateau through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam where it disappears into the South China Sea. As one of Asia’s least developed waterways, the Mekong is abundant in wildlife, history and culture. With a biodiversity second only to the Amazon, this precious river is […]

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New River Cruise Ships for 2017 – Crystal Bach

Crystal Bach River Cruise Top Deck

June 2017 sees the launch of Crystal Bach, one of four new luxury river yachts being introduced and an integral part of Crystal’s ambitious evolution to become ‘The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™’. The all-balcony, all-suite ship accommodates 106 guests on tours of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, taking in spectacular UNESCO sites, historical towns, […]

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New river cruise ships for 2017 – Uniworld S.S. Joie de Vivre

  An exciting new season beckons this year for the supremely successful river cruise market. Top operators bring original destinations, itineraries and a collection of stunning new ships. Amongst these, Uniworld, the boutique river cruise line, launches a spectacular addition to their fleet; The S.S. Joie de Vivre. Destined for the beautiful Seine river, this ‘Super Ship’ […]

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Viking River – The Facts

Viking is the largest river cruise company in the market. Their vast fleet includes the immensely successful ‘Longships’, designed in an appealing Nordic style with energy-efficient hybrid engines for a smoother ride. Cruise fares include all necessities: flights, luxury accommodation, meals with drinks, tea and coffee, cultural enrichment programme and daily shore excursions. Leisure facilities […]

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Scenic River – The Facts

Scenic is the brand choice for many discerning river cruise devotees; lured year-on-year to the fleet of gorgeous ‘Space Ships’ with vitality pools and wellness centres, personal butlers, 24-hour room service, unlimited drinks and wonderful cuisine. The company’s Australian roots reach back to 1987 when Australian entrepreneur Glen Moroney founded Scenic Tours. Since then the […]

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AMA Waterways – The Facts

The exponential growth of AMA Waterways is surely the result of astute investment in an ever-expanding fleet of ultra-luxury vessels, plush accommodation, fine dining with generous drinks policy, thoughtfully constructed shore tours and first-class service. It’s hardly surprising the brand is doing so well given the pedigree of CEO Rudi Schreiner who held senior executive […]

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Tauck – The Facts

Tauck River Cruising launched its fleet of luxury ‘Jewel Class’ riverboats in 2006 to great acclaim, adding steadily to this with ‘Inspiration Class’ vessels in 2014 and 2016. As a sub-brand of the highly regarded family-owned Connecticut-based tour company Tauck World Discovery, this river cruise line has earned an enviable reputation for providing well-choreographed shore […]

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Uniworld River Cruise – The Facts

Founded in in 1976 by Yugoslavian entrepreneur Serba Illich, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is renowned for opulent style and personal service. The vast fleet of luxurious vessels follow interesting rivers of Europe, Egypt, Russia and China exploring fascinating towns and cities along the way. Ships are all distinctly different, although they share the same high-standards of European influenced decor, […]

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