Acclaimed singer and actor Rachel York is the godmother of Crystal River Cruises' newest vessel, Crystal Debussy. She will preside over the May 28 christening ceremony at the Port of Amsterdam.
The fifth luxury vessel for Crystal River Cruises and the fourth built by MV Werften was handed over to the company today in Wismar, Germany. Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber took the 'keys' to Crystal Ravel ahead of its maiden voyage next month.
Tauck riverboats Treasures and Esprit resumed sailing from Amsterdam following a massive reconfiguration of their interior spaces to create larger cabins and reduce passenger count.
Shipyard De Hoop recently delivered Amadeus Queen to Lüftner Cruises, the 15th river cruise vessel the Dutch builder has completed for the Austrian operator.
Genting Hong Kong's 2017 loss of US$244.3m was down from its $504.2m loss in 2016, due mainly to a one-off gain of $205m for the disposal of certain available-for-sale investments and the absence of a 2016 impairment loss of $305m on ordinary shares in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
The millennials-only policy may have gone away even before U by Uniworld begins revenue service in a few weeks, but at least one major retail group thinks the new concept will still broaden the audience for river cruising.
American Harmony will be the name of the second 184-passenger newbuild in American Cruise Lines' modern riverboat series. Construction began earlier this year on the sister of American Song, whose inaugural cruise on the Mississippi River is set for Oct. 6.