Multigenerational travel is booming, with baby boomers leading the way – for now – to be followed by larger millennial and Gen Z generations, who are changing how families travel. That was the takeaway from a panel titled “Cracking the Code on Family Travel and Millennial Cruising” Wednesday at Seatrade Cruise Global.

As the river cruise industry continues to expand and evolve, the focus is on introducing innovations without building ever-bigger ships, as many mainstream ocean cruise lines have done.

Mystic Cruises is set to name its first ocean-cruise newbuild, World Explorer, during star-studded festivities Saturday night in Portugal with supermodel, singer and songwriter Carla Bruni as the godmother. But the company isn't stopping there.

American Cruise Lines is calling the third new vessel in its modern riverboat series American Jazz. Due in 2020, it follows this year's American Harmony and 2018's American Song.

A-ROSA and Concordia Damen have signed a contract for a newbuild river cruise vessel for the northern Rhine region, due to be delivered spring 2021.

Just over a week after the Viking Sky incident off the Norwegian coast, another Viking cruise vessel – this time a river vessel – was in a collision with a tanker on the Scheldt while sailing from Antwerp to Ghent.

Small ship cruise specialist Cruise Traveller, which was co-founded in Queensland 15 years ago by md Craig Bowen, has taken over representation in Australia of American Queen Steamboat Co. and Victory Cruise Lines.

Amália Rodrigues departed Porto for an inaugural cruise on the Douro on March 20 after a naming ceremony the day before. This is the sixth ship to join CroisiEurope’s Douro fleet.

CroisiEurope is offering new itineraries for 2020 in Egypt, Zimbabwe, India and an expanded European cultural programme, as well as launching a new river ship.

The stern of the new riverboat American Countess was stubbed to the bow and mid-body section at Gulf Island Shipyard in Houma, Louisiana. This key step in the construction was completed 13 months before the vessel’s planned christening.

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