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

Record-Breaking Christening For Viking River

Viking River cemented its leadership position in river cruising with the christening of its latest batch of ships. The line surpassed its own record for the most number of ships christened in one day when it named 16 identical, 190-passenger Longship river boats over a 24-hour period across 3 countries.   The central christening event … 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 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

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