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We bring you the latest news on all the latest happenings in the world of river cruising. River Cruise Passenger provides Australian travellers with up-to-date news articles on new cruise ships, exciting destinations, shore excursions, and more. Check our news section regularly to get the scoop on recently launched river cruise ships. Discover details and images of new vessels from lines like Viking, Avalon Waterways, APT and Scenic. Additionally, learn about innovative ship designs and amenities for an unparalleled on-water experience. Moreover, get inspired for your next river cruise vacation by reading our destination spotlights. We cover trending and emerging river ports across the globe – from marquee European cities to lesser-known gems in Asia and South America. In addition, peruse sample itineraries to help plan your perfect cruise. Gain insider tips by browsing our latest excursion features. Read about active walking tours, immersive cultural experiences, once-in-a-lifetime special excursions and more ways to experience ports. Also, see reviews of new shore tour offerings for cruise lines. Furthermore, this site also reports on important industry news like new safety protocols, travel restrictions, deals and more to help you cruise with confidence. Want to stay current on all aspects of river cruising? Bookmark our site for a frequently updated mix of news articles, ship profiles, destination guides and insider advice tailored for Australian travellers. Whether you’re dreaming of a Danube Waltz cruise, sailing the Mekong, or charting the Nile, River Cruise Passenger puts the world of river cruising at your fingertips. Discover the newest ships, itineraries and excursions for an extraordinary river journey.

American Cruise Lines’ American Harmony to set sail in 2019

American Cruise Lines’ American Harmony to set sail in 2019

American Cruise Lines has consolidated its position as the undisputed leader in US cruising with the announcement that American Harmony, the second ship in its revolutionary Modern Riverboat Series, began construction earlier this year. Sister-ship American […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 13 2018
Why Australians are taking up river cruising in droves

Why Australians are taking up river cruising in droves

River cruising remains a piping-hot travel trend due to its ease of exploring exotic destinations, as Sally Macmillan reports. Aussie travellers in their droves are discovering that a river cruise is one of the easiest, […]

WORDS BY Sally Macmillan . Feb 27 2018
Viking's 2019 ocean/river combined itineraries

Viking’s 2019 ocean/river combined itineraries

Get the best of both cruising worlds with Viking’s 2019 combined itineraries – which were hugely popular last year. Take a 22-day Grand European and Viking Fjords cruise or opt for a 15-day itinerary. The joy […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 20 2018
CoolFutureOfCruising on U by Uniworld

#CoolFutureOfCruising on U by Uniworld

Deemed too mature for the hippest river cruise line in Europe, Peter Lynch turned to social media to see what U by Uniworld all the viral fuss is about. The turnout was very on-message: bloggers, […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 20 2017