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Articles and reviews on new river cruise ships and small ships.


Each member of the Premier Team always wants to be the first to write the articles and reviews for the Ship Spotlight Series!
Every time we get news of a new ship build, everybody eagerly starts learning about the new ship...  size, capacity, probable sailing routes, river or small ship, new technologies, design enhancements, new programs and itineraries, dining innovations, and so much more. They all want to know as much as possible, as soon as possible, so they can give all of our customers and site visitors the "inside scoop" on all the new ships available to book as early as possible because all new ships fill up fast; it seems everyone wants to sail on a brand new ship! As with all of our our spotlight series, each ship spotlight article and review pertains to every aspect and detail of the ship. Those insights will provide our customers and site visitors with solid, in depth knowledge that will help them select the right ship that best suits their needs, lifestyle, and budget, and then plan and prepare for their cruise vacations. Take a look at our current Ship Spotlight series below.

Our informative Spotlight Series is yet another reason to work with one of our Personal Travel Planners who are experts on all things to do with river and small ship cruising.
Why? They’ve all been guests on the river ships and small ships we write about. Not only do our cruise experts know how, where, and when each ship was built, they've worked closely with their representatives from all the cruise lines to learn everything about the ship they possibly can BEFORE its launch, then they vie to be chosen to take a cruise on the new ships to gain first hand experiences and sensations aboard. They meet the excellent crews and warm, hospitable staff; they experience some of its itineraries; they taste, sip, test, and explore all aspects of shipboard life and the amenities offered to guests. They know exactly what each ship can offer each of our customers — what ships and its itineraries are great for first-timers, and what ships and its itineraries are best for more experienced cruisers. They know all about each ships' luxurious staterooms; the French or full balconies; sizes, categories, and special features, and more, and help you make the right choice to fit your needs and comfort level. In a nutshell, our cruise experts are really your Personal Travel Planners and they will show you how to experience to the fullest all that your floating resort has to offer. They have incredible knowledge about the ships they recommend to help you book, plan and prepare for one of the most memorable cruise vacations you’ll ever take! River and small ship cruisers should never miss one of these Spotlights... Read on!

Introducing AmaWaterways New Megaship, the AmaMagna 2017. New River Cruise Ship Review Uniworld's New WOW Ship — the SS Antoinette
AmaWaterways New Megaship, the AmaMagna Crystal River Cruises. SS Mozart. Indoor pool. Uniworld's New WOW Ship, the SS Antoinette. Cinema Pigalle.
AmaWaterways decided to throw their hat — er, that is, their own megaship — into the ring. And, for good reason! AmaWaterways and its ships have led the river cruise industry in design innovations for a number of years now and garner almost every top consumer award for design, service and, of course, for their incredible cuisine. The AmaMagna is the brainchild of Rudi Schreiner, Co-owner and Founder of AmaWaterways. According to Rudi, “I’ve had this unique ship on my mind for many years and am confident that now is the time to introduce my vision.” That vision will become a reality when AmaMagna makes her debut on the Danube River in May 2019. Choices, choices, and more choices. The explosive expansion and popularity of river cruising is one of the most remarkable travel industry growth stories of the last 7+ years. In recent years we have seen as many as 20 new ships entering service each year. Now, for the first time in about five years, there is a brief pause in construction with only about ten new — or completely rebuilt — ships entering service. But, these 10+ ships are exceptional to say the least! Launched in March 2011, Uniworld’s “Super Ship” is a full-bodied river ship some 443 feet in length, but her “SS” designation is less about her girth and more about enjoying the luxurious appointments, spacious accommodations, extraordinary cuisine and personal service. Guy Young, President of Uniworld, made this observation, “What began as an inspiration, a dream without limitations, has become the ship you’ll never forget.” He is so right. You’ll see why, as we count the ways...
Avalon Waterways' New Ship — the Panorama
Avalon Waterways' New Ship — the Panorama
Have you ever looked at a word, known what it meant, frequently used it, but were not quite sure of its current context? I have. As we put this article together, that word was “inspired.” We pulled out our old Webster’s unabridged dictionary, and “the light went on.” Besides inspired, the other two most relevant words we came up with were “brilliant” and “creative.” We then completely understood why Avalon Waterways chose “inspiring” to primarily describe the extraordinary features to be found on their newest ship, the Avalon Panorama.>
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