With a planned launch in January 2020, a new Nile cruise itinerary will run between Luxor and Assouan.
Anticipated for March 2020, the luxury Zimbabwe Dream, a sistership of African Dream, launched in 2018, will also offer an exclusive cruise on the Kariba Lake during its journey, which includes nights on board and some at the new upscale Kaza Lodge, informs the family-run, Strasbourg-based French river cruise line.
Victoria Falls are also one of the highlights of the trip.
In September and October, a 12-day cruise on the Ganges will provide a spiritual view of India from Calcutta to Benares on board an upmarket colonially inspired boat. An optional excursion to the Uttar Pradesh state will include a visit the Taj Mahal.
Cultural routes in Italy and France
From the Venice Lagoon to Mantua, Michelangelo will start a new 7 day itinerary. Taking the Canal Bianco across three iconic Italian regions: Veneto (Venice, Vicenza, Verona), Lombardy (Mantua, Cremona) and Emilia-Romagna (Parma). It will also include a visit to the Museum and birth place of Enzo Ferrari in Modena.
In France, Cyrano de Bergerac will chart a 7 or 8 day navigation across the Gironde estuary from Bordeaux to Royan. New calls and excursions include Rochefort with the Corderie Royale, a maritime museum based in a grand 18th century mansion, La Rochelle with its medieval and Renaissance architecture and Saintes, a major stopover on the way to Compostela.