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2013 River Cruise News

Scenic Tours
Scenic Tours has recently launched their USA program for 2014; unrivalled, five-star and all-inclusive with a fantastic new itinerary that has introduced Mississippi River Cruising.

Luxury cruise operator Scenic Cruises introduced its 2014 itineraries, focusing on the debut of two new ships and launch of five new itineraries focusing on historic European cities

European Waterways
is offering a $1,000 discount on six-night cruises on the eight-passenger Enchanté hotel barge on the Canal du Midi in France

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways has announced that respected Jewish author and lecturer Inge Auerbacher will join their annual Jewish Heritage Cruise this October .

Avalon Waterways has cancelled its river cruises in Egypt through September, “given the current unstable situation in Cairo.

Viking Cruises has signed on as the official cruise line sponsor of The Hollywood Bowl for the 2013 concert season.

KfW IPEX-Bank has announced it is financing the construction of 10 river cruise vessels of the type Viking Longship Class for the Swiss shipping company Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises, the industry’s largest river cruise line, will tack in a new direction with ambitious plans to introduce a new ocean-going cruise line.

Tauck Tours
For the second time in three years, Tauck has been named the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine

Tauck said its two riverboats launching next year in Europe would have 57 percent more suites than its existing Jewel-class vessels. The new Savor and Inspire – the Inspiration class – will each have 22 suites measuring 300 square feet.

Tauck has announced a new 16-day land and sea exploration of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore centered around an 11-day cruise aboard the new luxury small ship, Le Soléal.

Tauck is further extending its partnership with filmmaker Ken Burns with a new 11-day cultural exploration of the Mississippi River that is part of Tauck’s Ken Burns American Journeys collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Uniworld Boutique River Cruises newest ship on Portugal’s Douro River, Queen Isabel, was named by Hollywood actress, L’Oreal spokes model, and philanthropist, Andie MacDowell, in Porto, Portugal.

In 2014, Uniworld will expand their services and amenities to include unlimited fine wine, beer, and spirits, and all gratuities for all onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.

AmaWaterwaysAmaWaterays and its Portuguese partner DouroAzul christened its newest ship, the AmaVida, with actress Sharon Stone.

AmaWaterways has released its full 2014 Europe, Russia, Africa and Southeast Asia brochure that includes details on two new vessels-the 164-passenger AmaSonata and AmaReina.

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