Perhaps the most innovative feature of Emerald Waterways' newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony—to navigate the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia beginning in August 2019—is its clever design. Unlike most similar-sized Mekong vessels, it can access the center of Ho Chi Minh City, so travelers will disembark right into the action instead of needing to travel in by motor coach.
With beautiful Budapest as the backdrop, Crystal Ravel was named by a Hungarian godmother who nurtures classical music.
Wendy Wu, the Tibetan-born Chinese-Australian living in London who launched Wendy Wu Tours in Sydney in 1994 when she took her first group of Australians to China, will build a Mekong River ship in partnership with Vietnam’s Thien Minh Group.
Hungarian producer and philanthropist Mariann Peller will serve as the godmother of Crystal Ravel during christening festivities in Budapest on July 11.
Nicko Cruises Flussreisen’s newest river cruise ship, nickoVISION, was named by German actress, singer and TV host Barbara Schöneberger in Frankfurt on Tuesday.
AmaWaterways promoted Alex Pinelo to the newly created position of VP national accounts. The company said this reflects the expanded responsibility and senior-level leadership that Pinelo has exhibited since joining Ama a year ago as director, Latin American sales, and most recently taking on responsibility as director, national accounts.