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

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

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

Frankfurt Airport Gains New Hilton Properties

Travellers overnighting at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport now have greater accommodation options with the opening of 2 new properties from hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide. The 249-room Hilton Frankfurt Airport and 334-room Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport opened earlier this week within The Squaire, an integrated transit hub connecting the airport to the country’s high-speed rail network.   … Continue reading

Tauck Adds New Riverboat To Fleet

Conneticut-based tour operator Tauck has added a fourth new riverboat to its growing fleet, in a ceremony attended by 3 generations of Tauck family members, dignitaries, special guests and company executives. The ms Treasures is the company’s fourth river cruiser in 5 years and was named by godmother Robin Tauck earlier this week in Cologne. … Continue reading