Fred Olsen Cruise lines have just made an announcement that from April 2018 it will be launching it’s very first River Cruise program.
River Cruising has been growing and growing in popularity in recent years and some other cruise lines have also branched out this way so it seems Fred Olsen have decided it is their time for a slice of the action.
Cruise and Maritime are a traditional style cruise company offering sailings from many UK ports.
Their fleet of ships are relatively small and not as modern as some of the newer lines but I do get good feedback from clients who have come back and are looking for good value British traditional style experience, not everyone wants giant ships with rock climbing walls and go kart tracks.
Norwegian Cruise line have always like to do things a little differently to most other cruise lines and their Freestyle type cruising option has been very popular with many cruisers.
I was shocked at the end of last week when I started to hear reports that The River Cruise Line could cease trading.
I have personally sailed with The River Cruise Line in the past and had a great experience doing so. I think that they offer very good value for money and offer a product that can cost a lot less to book than some of their more luxurious rivals.
Cruises around the Australasia area are getting more and more popular, I have certainly seen a steady rise in booking of them over the last few years.
It seems like Cunard want to capitalise on this and have announced that the Queen Elizabeth will be operating sailings based out of Sydney and Melbourne between February and April of 2019.
I have been reading an interesting article about NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) and a new system they are operating which will allow guests to bid for a cabin upgrade (if eligible).