Sarah Bretz

AmaWaterways Wine Cruises for 2018

AmaWaterways has announced their 2018 Wine Cruises with 50+ itineraries hosted by North American winemakers, winery owners, and expert oenologists. The line’s wine cruises blend the best of both new and old world viticulture, by offering guests exclusive access to some of North America’s top winemakers and the opportunity to experience the iconic wine regions […] Read more…

What’s New for AmaWaterways in 2018

AmaWaterways announced its 2018 sailings and includes the debut of AmaWaterways’ newest state-of-the-art ship, eight new itineraries, more wine-themed cruises and an expanded list of included excursions, giving guests more ways to personalize their cruise experience. New Ship – AmaLea AmaWaterways will add to its growing European fleet in 2018 with the addition of AmaLea, a 158-passenger […] Read more…

Scenic is First River Cruise Line to Offer Salt Lounges

Scenic’s recent re-design of two of its France-based Space Ships – Scenic Diamond and Sapphire – included a number of improvements like reducing the amount of cabins and guest capacity while maintaining the crew count for better personalized service.  They’ve also added a private cooking emporium called Culinaire, which will offer tailored cooking classes.  Also, Scenic is now the first […] Read more…

American Cruise Lines Reveals New Itinerary

American Cruise Lines has announced it will be adding a new itinerary to their 2018 schedule.  The 11-day American Revolution Cruise visits several new ports: Washington DC; Chestertown, Maryland; and Mt. Vernon, Virginia.  In the country’s capital, guests can enjoy a tour of the National Mall, or private tours of any of the Smithsonian Museums. […] Read more…

Emerald Waterways New Onboard Activities and Programs

As Emerald Waterways continues to expand their lineup of activities ashore, they are also focusing on the onboard experience for their guests.  A series of new programs will be launching this year and next, including yoga classes, smartphone photography workshops, and an exclusive dinner with a local celebrity chef. Smartphone Photography Sometimes taking impressive photos […] Read more…

American Duchess Bookings Sell Out

The American Queen Steamboat Company’s newest ship seems to already be a hit – and she isn’t even christened yet!  The river cruise line has continued to see high demand for their US river cruises, and the new all-suite American Duchess recently sold out her 2018 Kentucky Derby Cruise within 24 hours of going on sale.  Very […] Read more…

Avalon Waterways to Explore More of Asia

Avalon Waterways has announced plans to cruise further into Asia by increasing their fleet – and vacation portfolio – with another Suite Ship for the Mekong River, the Avalon Saigon.  This comes on the heels of unveiling two new 36-guest Suite Ships on the Irrawaddy and Mekong Rivers in two years. On the line’s new southeast […] Read more…

Emerald Radiance Christened in Portugal

Emerald Waterways has officially christened their newest river ship, Emerald Radiance, in Porto, Portugal.  Gill Williams, a UK travel agent served as Godmother.  This year is a busy one for Emerald, as they have welcomed three new Star-ships to the fleet, bringing the total number to seven.  Emerald Destiny was christened last month in Vienna, and Emerald Liberté is scheduled […] Read more…

View of the sprawling Budapest Parliment Building from across the Danube on the Pest side.

Scenic Cruises to Offer ‘Luxury Bike and River Cruise’ Sailings

Staying active on a river cruise just got even easier with luxury biking tours. Leading luxury river cruise company Scenic Cruises is extremely passionate about finding new, innovative ways that their guests can get the most out of their river cruising experience.  Fully inclusive fares, all-weather balconies, and GPS-guided tour systems are some examples. Now, the […] Read more…

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