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NOVA STAR Revives Maine To Nova Scotia Route

NOVA STAR Revives Maine To Nova Scotia Route

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A new company, Nova Star Cruises has reopened an overnight cruise and ferry service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, that has been dormant for 10 years. The 27,444 gross ton NOVA STAR (ex NORMAN LEADER) will arrived  in Canada on April 15th following an Atlantic crossing from Lisbon. The 1,215-passenger…

EMERALD SKY Christened in Amsterdam!

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The first in Emerald Waterways new series of river cruise ships is christened today in Amsterdam by 1960s British Supermodel Twiggy. Emerald Waterways Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India All photos by…

EMPRESSed On The Columbia, Part Two

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Continue down the Columbia River on board American Queen Steamboat Company’s AMERICAN EMPRESS with calls at Stevenson, Washington and Astoria, Oregon before the ship’s inaugural preview cruise ends at Vancouver, Washington. American Queen Steamboat Company Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF…

AMERICAN EMPRESS Christened

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American Queen Steamboat Company’s AMERICAN EMPRESS is christened in a gala ceremony at Portland, Oregon prior to embarking on her maiden season of Columbia River cruises. American Queen Steamboat Company Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD about…

EMPRESSed On The Columbia, Part One

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The former EMPRESS OF THE NORTH returns from a five year layup as American Queen Steamboat Company’s freshly refurbished AMERICAN EMPRESS, offering regular overnight Columbia River cruise service. American Queen Steamboat Company Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new…

The Gulf Of Bothnia On The WASA EXPRESS

The Gulf Of Bothnia On The WASA EXPRESS

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The Gulf of Bothnia on the WASA EXPRESS by Kalle Id Join MaritimeMatters’ Helsinki correspondent Kalle Id for something completely different: a day cruise across the Gulf of Bothia, from Vaasa in Finland to Umeå in Sweden and back, onboard Wasaline’s 1981-built ferry WASA EXPRESS. Wasaline official website: www.wasaline.com  All…

Viking’s Bordeaux, Part Two

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Wrapping up a short cruise through Bordeaux aboard Viking River Cruises VIKING FORSETI Longship with a visit to picturesque St. Emilion. Viking River Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India All photos…

SILVER DISCOVERER Christened

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Silversea Cruises introduces its third deluxe expedition ship, the MV SILVER DISCOVERER, in a christening at Singapore. Silversea Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India Silversea Cruises introduced its third expedition ship,…

Viking’s Bordeaux, Part One

Viking’s Bordeaux, Part One

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Peter Knego heads to Bordeaux to sample a portion of the new cruise itinerary offered by Viking River Cruises VIKING FORSETI Longship. Highlights include an overview of the ship, walking tours of beautiful Bordeaux and a visit to the Medoc wine country. Viking River Cruises Keep up to date with…

Viking Conquers The Rhone, Part Two

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A whirlwind of christenings and celebrations took place last week with Viking Cruises at Avignon, France. This second dispatch includes an historic naming ceremony and its lavish aftermath. Viking River Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS OF ALANG: A new DVD…

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