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EMERALD On The Rhine, Part Three

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Wrap it up with Peter Knego aboard Emerald Waterways’ strikingly modern EMERALD SKY on her pre-maiden transit of the Rhine, with a passage through the scenic Rhine Gorge and visits to Rudesheim, Mannheim (for Heidelberg) and Breisach (for the Black Forest). Emerald Waterways Keep up to date with Peter Knego…

EMERALD On The Rhine, Part Two

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Continue with Peter Knego aboard Emerald Waterways’ EMERALD SKY, the first in a four-member “Star Ship” platform of river cruise ships, on her maiden transit of the Rhine, with visits to Cologne and Koblenz. Emerald Waterways Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE SANDS…

MV AKDENIZ Double Decked!, Part Two

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Part Two of Peter Knego’s Double Decked! Feature aboard the still very elegant but endangered 1955-built Turkish liner AKDENIZ, now serving as a classroom and training ship at the Istanbul Teknik University in Tuzla, continues with a look at the ship’s lower decks: A Deck, B Deck, C Deck, D…

MV AKDENIZ Double Decked!, Part One

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The 1955-built MV AKDENIZ is the last almost completely original working class liner in existence. Since 1997, she has served as a classroom and training ship at the Istanbul Teknik University in Tuzla, Turkey. Sadly, this onetime queen of the Turkish passenger fleet faces a very uncertain future. Peter Knego’s…

EMERALD On The Rhine, Part One

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Rivers run deep this season for Peter Knego as he heads to Amsterdam for the christening of Emerald Waterways’ EMERALD SKY, the first in a four-member “Star Ship” platform of river cruise ships, by former British supermodel Twiggy. Emerald Waterways Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter 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…

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…

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…

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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