High-profile sales veteran Marilyn Conroy signed on with Riviera River Cruises as VP sales and marketing for North America. Conroy will oversee a team of regional sales directors from an office in Fairfield Connecticut, for the United Kingdom’s largest European river cruise operator.

AmaWaterways' 2020 preview brochure introduces new land extensions to Istanbul and Nice, additional wine cruises and itineraries including a new route for the double-wide AmaMagna one year after its introduction.

AmaWaterways appointed Janet Bava, most recently with Silversea Cruises, as chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for strategic and tactical marketing with a special focus on working with travel partners to develop a more personalized approach to guest communication and lead generation.

Scenic Group hired Jayne O’Brien as managing director USA to oversee sales and marketing operations for Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Waterways, based in the company's Boston office.

Matthias Lutter, currently with Neptun Werft, will be joining A-ROSA Flussschiff in the newly created role of head of newbuildings. Lutter, head of construction at Neptun Werft, will join A-ROSA in Rostock on Jan. 1.

Cruise lines from mainstream to luxury, ocean-going to river, are rolling out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to many destinations, even Cuba.

CLIA has announced that next year it will run its biggest ever river cruise roadshow for members, visiting six cities over a two-week period in March 2019.

Kanesville Queen, a former gaming vessel built in 1995, has been cut in half at Gulf Island Shipyard in Houma, Louisiana, in preparation for the addition of a midsection to create the new riverboat American Countess.

Crystal River Cruises announced the complete fleet deployment for 2021, giving travelers nearly three years to plan, plus savings for booking early.

Ted Sykes, who has led American Queen Steamboat Co. as president and COO for the past six years—a time of growth and steadily increasing bookings—is stepping down at year's end.

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