ÖBB To Expand Nightjet Services

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is on course to expand its Nightjet overnight train services, with the operator working to take over several night train routes from German counterparts Deutsche Bahn (DB).   Following an announcement earlier this year from DB to cease its City Night Line services, ÖBB will add 6 routes to its Nightjet network from … Continue reading

ICE Celebrates 25 Years Of Service

Deutsche Bahn celebrated a key milestone this week with the 25th anniversary of its high-speed Intercity-Express (ICE) train service. To mark the occasion, the German rail operator gathered 4 generations of ICE trains, each bearing a special anniversary livery.   Launched on 2 June 1991, the first ICE service travelled from Hamburg-Altona to Munich via … 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

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

Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel Opens In Switzerland

Bethesda-based Marriott International has announced the opening of the new Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel, its second property under the Renaissance brand in the Swiss city. Located in the Mobimo Tower at the heart of Zurich, the 300-room hotel is in close proximity to the world famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Zurich Opera House and the lake, while enjoying … Continue reading