Crystal Cruises Expands To Rivers With First Boat Launch

Crystal River Cruises marked its entry to river cruising with the christening of its first riverboat, Crystal Mozart, in Vienna.   Guests and company executives gathered at the city’s Millennium Pier (the ship’s new homeport) to witness the ceremony, which culminated in a blessing of the vessel and the successful breaking of a champagne bottle … Continue reading

Pandaw To Introduce New Mekong Cruiser

Pandaw River Expeditions has announced its planned introduction of a second Mekong river cruiser. In response to growing demand, the Yunnan Pandaw will launch in September 2016 to sail the upper Mekong River between Vientiane and Jinghong.   Sister ship to the Laos Pandaw currently plying the route, she is being constructed in Thailand to the … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways Introduces Suite Ship To Myanmar

River cruise operator Avalon Waterways is beginning sailings in Myanmar with the launch of its first ship in the country. Part of an ambitious Southeast Asian expansion, the new Avalon Myanmar is set to cruise the idyllic Irrawaddy River and introduces the Suite Ship concept to the region.   Built by local craftsmen to reflect … Continue reading

Genting Outlines Bold Plans For Crystal Cruises

Genting Hong Kong, the new owner of Crystal Cruises, has outlined its ambitions for the luxury cruise brand. In one of the boldest moves for the cruise industry in recent times, the Asian giant will add 3 new polar ice-class cruise ships, a luxury yacht, river cruising and a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the … Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Plans American Debut

Viking Cruises has revealed plans to operate Mississippi River cruises, announcing its first homeport in the USA and a fleet of new riverboats for a 2017 debut.   The European giant will sail itineraries from New Orleans, with docking facilities located at the Bienville Street Wharf next to the Steamboat Natchez paddle wheel and within … Continue reading