Under the slogan of 'Fluß meets Meer' (German for 'River meets the sea'), A-ROSA Flussschiff and Celebrity Cruises have teamed up for a new road show campaign targeting Germans. In other news, Portugal's Douro River is joining A'Rosa's destinations.

The American Queen Steamboat Co. added three new Columbia River cruises this fall aboard American Empress. The five-day sailings sail round-trip from Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon.

U by Uniworld is branching out with an expanded itinerary in northern France on The B ship, along with new excursions and on-board amenities—including riverboat rooftop camping—across the fleet in 2019.

CLIA UK & Ireland reports another year of record growth in 2017 for the river cruise sector; passenger numbers rose by 21%, and total bed nights were up by 24%, compared to 2016.

American Song, the first modern-style riverboat in US history, has successfully completed sea trials and is now on its way to New Orleans.

Genting Hong Kong narrowed its loss to US$141.3m in the first six months of 2018, down from $203.2m in the first half of 2017.

Travel expert and television host Samantha Brown will serve as godmother for AmaWaterways' double-wide newbuild, AmaMagna, during christening festivities in Vilshofen, Germany, in July 2019.

Crystal Mozart and the four identical sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel will sail an array of seven- to 16-day itineraries in 2020.

Riviera River Cruises increased the number of sailings it offers exclusively for solo travelers to four in 2019, with two departures in the spring and two in the fall.

The first modern-style riverboat in US history is nearly complete. This week American Cruise Lines' American Song moved under its own power from the East Outfitting Basin at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, to the yard’s outfitting bulkhead for the final outfitting touches.

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