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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.

Uniworld's Dior event in Sydney

French champagne, fashion and Uniworld’s luxury river cruises

What’s not to like? French champagne, Dior high fashion, a private screening of the movie Mrs Harris Goes to Paris and Uniworld’s luxurious river sailing on the Seine in France.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 7 2024
paris to prague river cruise itinerary: Paris's landmark Eiffel Tower

Tauck unveils new river cruise itinerary from Paris to Prague

Tauck will launch a new 14-day journey, Romantic Capitals, Paris to Prague which includes a pre-cruise stay and a nine-day river cruise from Regensburg to Trier. 

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 7 2024
Europe ship sailing with Tauck

New experiences point to an exciting season, says industry body

Innovations, experiences and new ships make 2024 an exciting season for river cruising

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 6 2024
Avalon Waterways longer cruise 2025

Avalon Waterways launches longer cruises for 2025

Avalon Waterways has launched longer cruises for 2025. The trend was that cruisers wanted more in-depth holidays.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 22 2024
Two Feluccas at Luxor Egypt

A plea to Australians: come back to Egypt – the wonders’ are waiting

Egyptologist pleads with Australians to return to Egypt as Gaza troubles see cancellations and small numbers of foreign visitors

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 11 2024
American Queen Voyages paddle steamer sailing on the river

American Cruise Lines buys largest paddlewheel steamboat ever built

American Cruise Lines will acquire four river cruise vessels, including the largest paddlewheel steamboat ever built, from American Queen Voyages which has ceased operations. 

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Apr 3 2024
Image or river cruise hitting a wall at night

11 injured after Bulgarian river cruiser power failure causes crash

A Bulgarian cruise ship ship lost all power and hit a concrete wall, injuring 11 passengers in an eerie echo of the Baltimore Bridge tragedy.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 2 2024
Avalon Alegria on the Douro

The joy of the Douro: Onboard Avalon Alegria in Portugal

Not even the rain could dampen the celebrations around Avalon Alegria's launch - the line's newest ship in Portugal.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 28 2024