Articles tagged “river cruise”

Interview: Tauck CEO Says Family Focus Continues for Tour Operators

Interview: Tauck CEO Says Family Focus Continues for Tour Operators

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

New products like river cruising are taking the focus for Tauck, instead of any attempts reinvent the guided tour experience. Why mess with a classic approach to the vacation experience?

3 years ago

What Does the Rhine Have That the Mississippi Doesn’t? Passengers

What Does the Rhine Have That the Mississippi Doesn’t? Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

There are a lot of reasons why river cruising is so much popular across the pond than it is here, but operators in the U.S. are hoping new itineraries and lower prices will entice more cruisers to sail domestically.

3 years ago

Cruise Execs on the Challenge of Getting More People to Cruise

Cruise Execs on the Challenge of Getting More People to Cruise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruise lines make money when every cabin is occupied. They still have a lot of work to do in order to fill their new ships with higher-spending passengers.

3 years ago

River Cruising Grows, With Plenty of Room for Newcomers

River Cruising Grows, With Plenty of Room for Newcomers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

River cruising is evolving as the former niche grows to meet demand from cruisers who are tired of ocean cruising. Smaller companies can innovate and experiment in river cruising more readily than in ocean cruising, creating a diverse set of experiences for cruisers.

3 years ago

River Cruise Lines Go Silent on Social Media as Nature Impacts Itineraries

River Cruise Lines Go Silent on Social Media as Nature Impacts Itineraries

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The river cruise experience is supposed to be all about personalized service. So why do river cruise lines bury information about itinerary and sailing changes where their future passengers can't find it?

3 years ago

Chinese River Cruise Capsizes on Yangtze, 450 Passengers Missing

4 years ago

Return of the Mississippi River Cruise Continues With New Boat in New Orleans

Return of the Mississippi River Cruise Continues With New Boat in New Orleans

Associated Press

It still remains to be seen if river cruising in the U.S. can be a sustainable business.

4 years ago

Orient Express Opens Up Myanmar In Its Own Way Through Luxury River Cruises

Orient Express Opens Up Myanmar In Its Own Way Through Luxury River Cruises

Att Sikkema, Associated Press

The tourists and the Myanmar villagers were equally as curious about one another. River cruising truly feels like an option well-suited for a country and tourism infrastructure just opening things up.

5 years ago

The Danube river flooding that threatens cities across Central Europe

The Danube river flooding that threatens cities across Central Europe

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press

Flood waters will have disappeared by the time summer visitors arrive, but flood damage along the Danube basin will effect rail and road travel, as well as knock out some of the Europe's most charming small towns.

6 years ago

River cruise line Viking adds first ocean voyages with two new ships

River cruise line Viking adds first ocean voyages with two new ships

Christoper Palmeri, Bloomberg

Viking has built an established and popular brand during the recent river cruising boom, and it will be interesting to see how the company fares in the more volatile ocean cruise business.

6 years ago

Rome tour boat operators won’t cruise this summer: Tiber too dirty

The purpose of the threat by the Rome Boats boss is likely to shame the city into acting before high season kicks in.

6 years ago

Egypt tourism: Red Sea is surviving but cruises along Nile River are not

Egypt tourism: Red Sea is surviving but cruises along Nile River are not

Anthony Sattin, The Daily Telegraph

Yes, there may be safety along the Nile. But people have become accustomed to feeling absolutely pampered along the way. And they have no interest in changing -- no matter the political climate.

6 years ago