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#MikeAtSea Preview: Through Europe With Viking River

#MikeTheViking is back and ready to sail the rivers of Europe! A Little Background Viking River is the world’s largest river cruise line, sailing on numerous rivers throughout Europe, Asia, Russia, and even Egypt. While...

ms Koningsdam Joins The Holland America Line Fleet

Holland America Line has accepted delivery of its first Pinnacle Class ship, ms Koningsdam, during a traditional handing over ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The new ship was officially delivered to Holland America...

Viking River Cruises Shatters Own Record, Christens 16 Ships In 24 Hours

Viking River Cruises, the largest and most prominent river cruise operator in the world, has shattered their own world record for “Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company.” The previous record was held...

Discover: Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Ship Facts Year Launched 2010 Tonnage 86,700 GRT Decks 11 Passengers 2,106 Crew 929 Port of Registry Rotterdam, Netherlands Class Signature Discover Nieuw Amsterdam Dining  The Nieuw Amsterdam offers guests a variety of dining options. From traditional dining in one of the ship’s two main...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 5 – Cozumel

Morning: I decided to sleep in a bit the morning of our call in Cozumel. We wouldn’t be docking until 10 am, so we still had a few hours before we would even be...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 4 – Grand Cayman

Morning: I awoke early this morning as we slowly approached the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. As we approached the island, our crew began to prepare the ship for tender operations. The tender lifeboats...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 3 – At Sea

Morning: The day began as I woke up and looked out our balcony windows to see the blue ocean swiftly moving past us. Not wanting to lose a moment of the day, I quickly...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 2 – Half Moon Cay

Morning: I woke up around 7 am to the bright, warm rays of Bahamian sun streaming in through our balcony windows. I quickly made my way to the balcony and looked forward, catching a...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 1 – Embarkation

Early afternoon: Our press group began embarkation at Port Everglades just before noon. Security and the health questionnaire checkpoint moved very quickly, thanks to the efficient setup on the first level of the cruise...

Upcoming Sailing: Nieuw Amsterdam To The Western Caribbean

Mike Faust, Editor of Cruise Currents, will be sailing aboard Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam for the Season 1 Dancing with the Stars At Sea Finale. The sailing will embark in Fort Lauderdale...

Viking River Cruises Sets World Record With 10 Christenings In 1 Day

Yesterday, Viking River Cruises set a world record with the christening of 10 new Viking Longships. The first-of-its-kind simultaneous christening ceremony in Amsterdam debuted the ships – Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, Viking Bragi, Viking Embla, Viking...

Fire Onboard River Cruise Ship

It is now being reported that the river cruise ship, MS Gerard Schmitter operated by CroisiEurope, has suffered an electrical fire as it was sailing from Amsterdam to Strasborg, France. The ship was preparing to dock in...