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River cruising online #5

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Could this be the end of the novovirus? And some information on Uniworlds ships for 2014

If approved, Takeda’s norovirus vaccine will be the first to protect people against the germ and has the potential to end a pesky once-in-a-while problem for the cruise ship industry.

Tauck voted as top cruise lines by Travel + Leisure readers

“Tauck River Cruises are crafted and choreographed to be complete destination experiences. For us to excel in the Travel+Leisure survey across such broad criteria affirms that we’re doing an exceptional job in delivering every element of the cruise experience.”

Uniworld joins Whole World Water program

Uniworld is the newest member in the global WHOLE WORLD Water program. This joint endeavor with TreadRight once again demonstrates Uniworld's commitment to the sustainable development of tourism and support for the communities it explores.

Ama Waterways releases its new brochures.

AmaWaterways released its 2014 Europe, Russia, Africa and SE Asia line-up with its 2014 Extensive Brochure. The 157-page publication presents a comprehensive collection of itineraries, tours, amenities and ships. The 2014 Extensive Brochure showcases AmaWaterways’ onboard amenities and offers a look at the company’s itineraries and fleet of ships, which operate in more than 20 countries.

Read why River Cruises are so popular.

There are a variety of reasons behind the current popularity of river cruises and one of these suggests that contemporary travellers want to experience the culture of the countries they visit rather than just enjoy the onboard cruise experience.

The Mirror publishes a short travel report down the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

Confession time – I am a complete cruise novice. Neither myself nor my partner Gary had ever been on any kind of holiday on water of any description before this trip. The closest we’d managed was a little hour-long flutter across the sea on a speedboat during a beach holiday and a functional ferry crossing from one bit of dry land to the next. But a whole holiday on a boat?

On the strike:

Travelagentcentral on the strike.

If high water levels weren't enough of a headache for river lines earlier this summer, a sporadic strike by river lock workers in Germany began last week. The walkouts were initially slated to run through Sunday July 14, but possibly could spill into this week.

Statement of IG River Cruise

'The river cruise industry is facing severe losses for the second time this year after the May/June floods,' IG RiverCruise said in a statement Friday. 'This time we are not affected by an inevitable natural disaster but rather by a political conflict slug-out on our backs,' stated IG RiverCruise president Robert Straubhaar.

The Telegraph reports about the strike.

The strike, which is due to end at midnight on Thursday, is complicated by the fact that some locks are operated by civil servants, who are forbidden to strike; and others by company employees. The regions worst affected are Bavaria, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, areas which were also affected by flooding last month.