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2014-08-05 08:28:38

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Douglas Ward's inaugural Berlitz River Cruising in Europe, apart from the meticulous descriptions, evaluations and star ratings (he applies the same vigorous criteria that he does to the ocean-going liners in Berlitz's Cruising & Cruise Ships, whose new 30(th-)anniversary edition publishes in September), there are numerous side features that may have particular interest and topicality for passengers and cruise professionals. For example:...

2014-07-11 08:21:27

New Video Showcases "Float Out" of Viking's First Ocean Ship, Introduces Mayor of Bergen as Godmother LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today released a new online video highlighting the "float out" ceremony of its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - set to debut in early 2015. The traditional ceremony, which took place on Monday, June 23 at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy, marked a major construction...

2014-07-07 12:27:05

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of Virtuoso®'s eighth annual Travel Dreams Survey show that wish-lists of the world's best travelers reach far beyond the norm, with responses like "taking a world cruise" and "calling on all seven continents" serving as potential next trips for these upscale globetrotters. Virtuoso, the international luxury network of travel advisors known for creating exceptional experiences, reveals the full survey results in the July/August issue of...

2014-07-03 12:20:38

BOSTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan E. Lewis, Chairman, Grand Circle Cruise Line, today announced that Travel + Leisure readers have rated the fleet as one of the top 5 "World's Best River Cruise Lines" (#4) in the magazine's 2014 World's Best Awards survey. This is the seventh year that Grand Circle Cruise Line has made the prestigious listing and the third year in a row it has made the Top 5 ranking. "We are honored to be named among Travel + Leisure's world's best river...

2014-06-24 08:21:20

Set to Debut in Spring 2015, Viking Star Meets Water for First Time LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - was "floated out," marking the latest major construction milestone, and the first time that the new ship touches water. The traditional ceremony took place on Monday, June 23, at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. With a total of three sister ships...

2014-06-13 16:21:42

CALABASAS, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AmaWaterways (www.AmaWaterways.com), the world's leading river cruise line, has been recognized as the only river cruise company based in the U.S. to receive an overall 4-Star Plus rating - the highest level found in the book - in the first edition of the Berlitz: River Cruising In Europe travel guide. AmaWaterways' European fleet secured the top eleven spots in the guide's ranking of more than 280 river cruise ships, underscoring...

2014-04-04 23:01:50

Three new river vessels were christened in Strasbourg, France last Friday. CroisiEurope continues to offer ships with smaller capacity offering a more intimate, personal cruising experience, moving in the opposite direction from the current trend. Nanuet, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 River cruise ship MS Lafayette and two smaller canal barges, Madeleine and Anne-Marie were christened Friday on the Rhine river in Strasbourg, France. Ms. Mary Rose Reade is the godmother of the MS Lafayette,...

2014-03-24 12:20:16

Acquisition underscores Grand Circle's commitment to expand its small ship fleet and itineraries to meet high demand of American boomers and seniors BOSTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vince Cook, CEO of Grand Circle Cruise Line, the leader in small ship and river cruising worldwide, announced today that the fleet has acquired the M/V Corinthian, a 98-passenger, ocean faring vessel that currently operates in Antarctica. Grand Circle Cruise Line had chartered the ship for the past...


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