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While European river cruising has seen phenomenal growth, the ships plying the rivers have not. The length and width of river locks and the height of bridges have remained inflexible constraints in designing new ships. But AmaWaterways is breaking the mould with innovative plans for …

Viking Ocean Cruises has the world in its sights. It’s signed an agreement with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build two more ships, with an option for two more. The first two ships are expected to enter service in 2021 and 2022 and will grow the …

Viking River Cruises’ new Nile river ship will be named Viking Ra in honor of the Egyptian sun king. The recently purchased Nile cruise ship is being stripped down to the steel to become a brand new luxury cruiser. Viking Ra will accommodate 48 guests …

Avalon Waterways is celebrating solo travelers by waiving the single supplement on every 2017 and 2018 European river cruise and on select Southeast Asia departures on the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers. Travelers are encouraged to book early because there are a limited number of cabins …

The long-awaited Silver Muse is officially in service after a celebration in Monaco with royalty and VIPs on April 20. The christening was hosted by Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and the ceremony featured performances by the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Rome and renowned violinist Charlie …

Viking Ocean Cruises has signed an agreement with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build two more ships, with an option for two more. The first two ships are expected to enter service in 2021 and 2022 and will grow the Viking Ocean fleet to a total …

New for sailings on Portugal’s Douro River, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened a new dock for exclusive use by both Scenic and sister company Emerald Waterways river ships. Unlike other river ship docks, this is conveniently located within Cais de Maragaia, a historic …

You don’t have to be a sailor to enjoy the festivities of Antigua Sailing Week. And this year’s 50th anniversary event from April 29 to May 5 is the biggest ever, with 25 bashes including music festivals, performances and beach parties. For the first time, …

The ancient glacial ice suddenly begins to churn.  Vast fissures burst open and house-sized chunks slide into the sea. Yet nearby, playful penguins live remarkably placid lives. It’s Antarctica as intriguingly captured on film over months of hardship by teams of explorers from BBC Earth …

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