Sarah Bretz

New Details on CroisiEurope Rhône Culinary Cruise Revealed

CroisiEurope has announced that they will be launching a new 7-day culinary cruise on the Rhône in April 2019. The Must-See Sites on the Rhône itinerary will travel roundtrip from Lyon through the heart of France, focusing on the unmatched food and wine found throughout the region. The voyage will visit Arles, Avignon, Viviers, and […] Read more…

Crystal River Cruises Names Godmother of New Ship

Crystal River Cruises has announced that Hungarian producer Mariann Peller will be the godmother of Crystal Ravel, the company’s fourth new ‘Rhine Class’ river vessel. Born in Budapest, Peller is known for creating Hungarian television show “Virtuosos,” the world’s first classical music talent show, as well as founding the Young Virtuosos Foundation, which promotes the study of […] Read more…

AmaWaterways Ships Receive Accolades in Popular Travel Guide

AmaWaterways has announced that their ships have earned six of the top ten positions in the anticipated third edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA travel guide. Securing the number one spot, partly due to excellent service and dining, is AmaKristina, the namesake of AmaWaterways’ Co-Owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst. For […] Read more…

Crystal River Cruises to Livestream Christening of New Ship

Crystal River Cruises will officially christen the third of four new identical river ships, Crystal Debussy, during a VIP ceremony on May 28, 2018, at 12:30PM EST. The line will be live streaming the Crystal Debussy event via Facebook Live on their Crystal Cruises Facebook page, allowing interested fans from around the world to welcome the […] Read more…

Have a Peek at AmaWaterways’ New Ship Renderings

AmaWaterways released new renderings of their upcoming ship AmaMagna. Debuting in May 2019, the vessel will be in a class of its own.  AmaWaterways AmaMagna will feature the most personal space per passenger of any ship sailing the rivers. Double the width of most river ships, AmaWaterways AmaMagna will only carry 20 percent more guests. Over half of the staterooms […] Read more…

Crystal River Cruises Announces New Itineraries

Charting new courses for Crystal river cruises in Europe. Crystal River Cruises is unveiling over two dozen new itineraries for three of their river ships, sailing between May and November 2018. Crystal Bach, Mahler, and Ravel will offer voyages featuring multiple overnights in regal cities on 6 to 9 day cruises. The new itineraries sail along the Danube and […] Read more…

Crystal River Cruises Takes Delivery of Crystal Ravel

The fifth luxury ship for Crystal River Cruises was officially handed over to the company this month in Wismar, Germany. The line’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber, took the “keys” to Crystal Ravel, welcoming the ship to the fleet ahead of its maiden voyage in May. The handover ceremony took place at MV Werften shipyard, where […] Read more…

New American Cruise Lines Ship Passes Sea Trials

American Cruise Lines has announced that their first new ship of 2018 successfully passed sea trials last week in Chesapeake Bay. With the US Coast Guard onboard, American Constitution underwent speed trials, an endurance run, and was tested in a variety of safety and maneuverability areas. After the sea trials were finished, the line’s inaugural cruise was […] Read more…

AmaWaterways Wellness Program Added to More Ships in 2018

AmaWaterways Wellness Program, tested earlier this year on AmaLyra, will be expanded to six ships in 2018. Activities include morning stretches, jogging, yoga, cardio/core strengthening, resistance band workouts, and circuit training. Those are complemented by discussion groups with a focus on relaxation techniques and healthy eating. Led by the line’s Wellness Hosts, the program will be […] Read more…

Emerald Waterways Celebrates 4th Birthday

It’s just a little over four years ago that Emerald Waterways launched its first collection of river cruises in Europe.  Since then, the Australian brand known for attracting a younger audience has experienced steady growth, expanding its fleet from two to seven ships and adding itineraries in Asia, France, and Portugal. In just four years, […] Read more…

U By Uniworld Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

U by Uniworld, the new river cruise brand aimed towards 21-45 year olds debuted its first ship on October 7 in Paris, France. The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top influencers, lifestyle media, travel agents, and contest winners onboard to get a sneak peek of the first-ever river cruise brand […] Read more…

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