The Travel Professor
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

River cruising continues to grow!

There are 53 spectacular, brand-new river cruise ships that are now available for booking. Several of them debuted this spring, and the rest will launch later this year and in 2015.

Viking River Cruises launches two dozen Longships in 2014 and 2015; many of them were christened this March. The new Longships feature environmentally friendly hybrid engines, solar panels and an organic herb garden on the sundeck. The indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the bow of each 190-guest riverboat serves as a viewing area and a spot for casual, alfresco dining. Half the staterooms boast full-size balconies.

Got river cruising questions? Ask me! I’ve sailed on the rivers!