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

Avalon Waterways Christens Newest “Suite Ship”

River cruise line Avalon Waterways has launched its newest vessel on the banks of the River Danube. The 166-guest Avalon Illumination is the eighth in the line’s series of Panorama suite ships and was christened by Australian model and television presenter Deborah Hutton with the traditional smashing of a bottle of Viennese Schlumberger against the … Continue reading

New River Cruise Line Targets Younger Demographics

A new premium river cruise line is to launch in Europe, competing against industry leaders Avalon Waterways and Viking River Cruises. Emerald Waterways will debut in early 2014 with two new ships in early 2014 and is aimed at attracting a younger audience. The 182-passenger, 443-foot long sister ships Emerald Star and Emerald Sky, will … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways To Christen New Ship In Germany

Fast-growing river cruise line Avalon Waterways prepares to unveil its newest ship, Avalon Expression. Author of travel guide “1000 Places to See Before You Die” Patricia Schultz will christen the river cruiser in a low-key christening ceremony on the dock at Koblenz, Germany.   The vessel is the fifth of the Panorama-class ships and accommodate … 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