Posts Tagged ‘river cruising’

Six New River Ships For Viking

October 15, 2017

(Courtesy Neptun Werft)

Warnemünde-based Neptun Werft has confirmed another order for six vessels for Viking River Cruises. They are due for delivery in 2019.

These additional Viking Longships will be 135 metres in length and are 11.45 metres wide. Each will  accommodate 190 passengers in 95 outside cabins.

Equipped with diesel-electric propulsion, the vessels are tailored for operation on numerous European rivers including the Rhine, Main and Danube as well as Dutch inland waters.

Neptun Werft has already delivered 51 ships for Viking River Cruises of 68 river vessels built in total over the past 15 years.

(Neptun Werft )

Is river cruising for you? See HERE

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Don’t Book An Ocean Cruise…

January 5, 2017

…until you have read my latest review.

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For twenty years I have been ocean cruising. I am lucky enough to have experienced many big ships, small ships, old ships and new ships.

To keep the whole thing fresh I tried many different ships and some different cruise lines. These have included Cunard, P&O, Fred. Olsen, RCI, P&O, Princess, Celebrity, Thomson and CMV.

Each ship and line is different, yet they are all similar.

While searching for something different, I tried my first European River Cruise in 2015.

I did enjoyed it, it made a refreshing change, but the experience still felt a little ‘alien’ to me compared to an ocean cruise.

However something drew me back to river cruising this year (after fitting in another ocean cruise) and I took my second European river cruise over Christmas 2016.

This time something ‘clicked’ inside of me. (And I don’t mean my spine or knee cartilage.)

I really got into the format and style of the experience this time around. Many aspects of the experience were actually better than on-board most ocean ship.

Amadeus Elegant ship review HERE

I’m NOT seriously suggesting that you give up ocean cruising, but maybe your New Year’s Resolution should be to seriously consider the idea of a River cruise in 2017.

I would bet that some of your most dreaded annoyances about ocean cruises probably do not exist on river cruises.

Happy New Year

Malcolm