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Accident: River Navigator collides with tanker

The 2016 river cruise season has not started yet and we already had the first accident. Vantages River Navigator collided with a tanker in the port of Duisburg while the ship was being test by the crew. As we are off season, no passengers were on board, and also none of the crew or technicans were injured.

March: Big announcements this month

A lot of things happened over the last two weeks in the world of river cruises. And as I got plenty of things to do - like organizing the app being ported to Android - here are the tags and links to the other sited on the web:

First the general stuff I wanted to share: An interesting article on the boost in demand for european river cruises. Note: All numbers are just UK pax. Read more.

Ships changes for 2013

As I am currently updating ship infos for the amazing relaunch, I stumbled upon until now unannounced changes in the fleets.

Audio Headsets on Tour

Most cruise operators use audio headsets today. The biggest advantage they offer is, they amplify the voice of your guide (despite noisy surroundings). Maybe even more important this technology allows you to wander off during the tour, take a few more pictures, and you won't miss any information. From a guides perspective the biggest advantage is the possibility to talk while you walk. And it is easier to call your group to assemble even if they are a bit away.

Cruise Lines and other useful twitter accounts

Before I started this project, I already had multiple blogs which rest on the web cemetery. But all that time, there was one thing I never really understood: Twitter. Whats the idea behind just posting 140 letters? Btw, you might get an idea that I also prefer to call people instead of using short message service. Just recently I decided to give it a try. What I misunderstood was this: It more versatile and flexible than RSS feeds or signing up for a newsletter.