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

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

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

AmaWaterways To Reposition Ship To Rhone River

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways has announced it will reposition the 148-passenger ms AmaDagio to the Rhone River in Southern France, replacing the older ms Swiss Pearl. The ship will operate 7-night voyages between Arles and Lyon in late March 2012, as part of a larger 15-day Provence & Spain itinerary that includes 3 nights in … Continue reading