Eurostar Plans Amsterdam Train Service

Cross-border rail operator Eurostar has confirmed plans to launch train services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016, with the announcement of the signing of an agreement with the Dutch government and Dutch national passenger operator NS.   2 services a day would be operated using Eurostar’s new Siemens Velaro e320 trains, which are currently … Continue reading

AmaWaterways Adds New Ship

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways christened its newest ship in Vilshofen, Germany today. In a ceremony filled with local Bavarian flavour, the new ms AmaPrima was christened by her honorary godmother, Valerie Wilson, who broke a bottle of champagne against the hull and doves released into the sky.   Wilson, who is the founder, chairman … Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Christens New Longships

Viking River Cruises wrote itself into the record books this week by simultaneously inaugurating 10 additions to its fleet. Certified by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records, the milestone took place simultaneously in Amsterdam and Germany’s Neptun Shipyard.   Invited guests in the Dutch city enjoyed remarks by the godmothers of the Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, … Continue reading

Crystal Cruises, Silversea Offer Shorter Voyages

Luxury cruise lines Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises have announced a series of new short cruise options, in response to growing demand for such itineraries. The former is introducing 26 voyages ranging from 5- to 8-days throughout Europe from April to November 2013, while Silversea Cruises will offer 8 sailings of between 4- to 7-days … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways, AmaWaterways Add New Ships

As river cruising continues to gain popularity with travellers, operators are introducing new vessels plying European rivers. Avalon Waterways launched the 166-passenger Avalon Vista and the 128-passenger Avalon Visionary, while AmaWaterways christens the new AmaCerto today.   2 More Suite Ships for Avalon Waterways Named at a dual ceremony in the Netherlands, the Avalon Vista and Avalon Visionary … Continue reading