Tour Ops Expand Brood of Cruise Ships

Both Tauck World Discovery and Enchanting River Cruises, operated by Central Holidays, announced new additions to their European river vessels. ERC's MS Amalegro had its inaugural last week along the Danube River, departing Budapest and sailing to Nuremburg. The ship is outfitted with 71 staterooms and four junior suites, as well as free bicycles and a wellness area with salon and massage services. Tauck meanwhile, has begun construction on its new luxury riverboat that is set to debut next spring. A rendering is pictured here. The 361-foot ship will be restricted to no more than 118 guests who will have access to two hot tubs, a bar and lounge, restaurant and wellness center. Tauck says European River cruising is its fastest-growing segment. So far, 2007 sales are showing a double-digit increase over 2006. Visit [www.agents.centralholidays.com] or [www.tauck.com].

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