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

Silversea Unveils Grand Expeditions

Silversea Cruises has unveiled details of its upcoming Grand Expeditions. Sailing from October 2015, the luxury line has created 5 journeys ranging from 18 to 34 days. Each voyage begins with an expedition cruise in the Galapágos Islands, before connecting to a land adventure, and finally ending with a further expedition cruise exploring the coast … Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises Regains Galapagos Operating License

Celebrity Cruises has announced that its license to operate in the Galapagos National Park will be reinstated, marking an end to a 45-day ban from the scenic region. The 96-passenger Celebrity Xpedition will return to service for the 30 June 2013 sailing. The line was forced to cancel several cruises this month for the expedition … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways Showcases Plans For New River Cruiser

River cruise operator Avalon Waterways has unveiled plans for its new river ship, Avalon Panorama, which is to be launched in May 2011. The line is claiming that the vessel, billed as the industry’s first “suite ship” and featuring cabins that are 15 to 30 percent larger and floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, will revolutionize river cruising.   … Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises To Soft-Launch Celebrity Equinox In Norwegian Fjords

Celebrity Cruises has announced that its latest newbuild, Celebrity Equinox, will offer a soft launch prior to its maiden voyage on 8 August 2009. The 122,500 GRT vessel, sister ship to the Celebrity Solstice, will now offer a 8-night roundtrip cruise through the Norwegian fjords from Southampton.   The Miami-based cruise line paired the news … Continue reading