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River lines add additional sailings across Europe and Asia for 2024 and 2025

Several river lines have added additional sailings in regions across Europe and Asia due to an increase in popularity.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 18 2024
An exterior view of the Ama MAGNA in Passau.

AmaWaterways to launch second AmaMagna, signals big ships’ success

Europe’s largest river ship will have a twin, with AmaWaterways confirming a second AmaMagna will be built for debut in 2027.

WORDS BY Daisy Melwani . Jun 12 2024
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River lines change tack as Aussies caught in Europe’s rising waters

River cruisers heading to Europe could face unexpected cancellations and delays due to unpredictable weather conditions in the region, causing rising waters and flooding in affected areas.

WORDS BY Daisy Melwani . Jun 11 2024
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AmaWaterways unveils two new ships for the 2026 river cruise season

AmaWaterways will have two brand new ships sailing in 2026, AmaSofia will be exploring the Rhine and Danube Rivers in Europe and AmaKaia will be sailing on the Mekong river.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 4 2024
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Viking Sobek to debut on the Nile later this year

Viking’s newest ship in Egypt, the 82-guest Viking Sobek will sail on The Nile later this year. She will join the line’s fleet in Egypt and offer the popular 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary in the fall of 2024. By then Viking will have six ships sailing the Nile.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 15 2024
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APT’s new European river ships are built for Australians – with an amazing design surprise

APT has revealed new interiors for its latest two European ships, which will be launched in 2025.

WORDS BY Kirsty Sier . May 10 2024