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Scenic founds new company: Emerald Waterways

The river cruises in Europe are still booming, another new company is going to enter the market in 2014. Emerald Waterways offers cruises on the Rhine Danube systems. Here are some thoughts on the PR release of the new company, owned by Scenic Tours.

Viking Vienna enters lock on the Main Danube Canal

Recently I took some pictures showing the Viking Vienna entering Eibach Lock at Nuremberg on the Main Danube Canal. Amazing to see how they navigate the ship into the narrow lock chamber.

Me @ work on Youtube II

Another video from one of my tours appeared on youtube. Enjoy some impressions of Nuremberg, the Nazi Party Ralley Grounds, the Old Town and the Viking Odin.

Strike in Germany - Locks are blocked

From Monday on, the german labor union Verdi calls all employees operating the locks to go on unlimited strike. Read about the background and the impact on river cruises in Germany.

Flood Status Update for European Rivers

Which rivers are shipable at the moment, which can not be navigated by river cruise ships (or other vessels) due to the heavy floodings that hit Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic since May and are making its way now downstream. This will cover the Rhine, Main, Danube & Elbe; All rivers and cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, Budapest, Paris or Prague.