Silver Origin

Discover Egypt touts Nile sailings on back of Channel 5’s river series

Discover Egypt is urging agents to capitalise on Channel 5’s The Nile: Egypt’s Great River series by booking clients on sailings similar to those experienced by historian Bettany Hughes. The Aito operator offers cruises between Luxor and Aswan on Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya, and seven cruises out of Luxor on 50-cabin Tulip.

Silversea’s Silver Origin to operate two Galápagos itineraries

Silversea Cruises has revealed details of its new Galápagos ship’s programme, which goes on sale next week. All-suite Silver Origin, due

to launch on July 16, 2020, will alternate between seven-night itineraries year-round between Baltra and San Cristobal. Te 2020-21 programme goes

on sale on Tuesday – exactly a year before the ship’s launch. Prices for both itineraries lead in at £8,100 for a Veranda Suite. Passengers sailing the north

central itinerary between Baltra and San Cristobal will sail round Isla Daphne Major and visit Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps in Genovesa. Te western itinerary from San Cristobal to Baltra sails to Cerro Dragon and Las Bachas Beach in Santa Cruz. In 2020, two extended

voyages are planned: an 11-day voyage from San Cristobal, on December 19, 2020, and a 12-day New Year sailing from Baltra, on December 29, 2020. Agents have been sent

electronic copies of the Silver Origin brochure and Silversea will host two webinars on July 12 focusing on the 100-passenger ship, at 10am and 2pm. Silver Galapagos, which

currently sails in the region, will leave the fleet when Silver Origin launches next summer.

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U River Cruises reveals routes for relaunched The B in 2020

Harry Kemble

U River Cruises has revealed itineraries for its ship Te B aſter its scheduled relaunch next summer and two new sailings for sister vessel Te A. Te B was taken out of service this year but will

return with a new seven-night Amsterdam & Brussels Bound itinerary and an updated Rolling on the Rhine route in 2020. Passengers can board for a whole sailing or just by day. Prices for the Amsterdam & Brussels Bound sailing,

which starts in Amsterdam and calls at Roterdam and Middelburg in the Netherlands, and Ghent and Antwerp in Belgium, lead in at £2,299, or £287 per day. Te Rolling on the Rhine itinerary between

Amsterdam and Frankfurt features new excursions including a ‘crime cruise’ at night and a Taste of Holland Triathlon boat tour to learn about the country’s fishing industry and sample three tastings of local seasonal

fare. Prices start from £2,699, or £337 per day. Te B, which has capacity for 120 passengers, sailed

in France in 2018 in its debut season – but has been moved to central Europe to meet demand for the region. Te A will offer two new itineraries from April 2020.

An Eastern Europe Escape route starts in Vienna and calls at Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest and Mohacs, both Hungary; and Novi Sad, Serbia. Prices start at £2,699, or £337 per day. A Vienna Vibe itinerary departs the Austrian capital

and calls at Regensburg and Passau in Germany; and Linz, Melk and Krems, all in Austria. Shore excursions include a street art tour of Linz and its 100+ graffiti murals, and ‘hipster tour’ of Munich in a nine-seat Volkswagen Bulli. Cruises can be combined for 14-night ‘Super Cruises’ without repeating ports. U River Cruises became the new name for U by

Uniworld in March.

Regent unveils helicopter and speedboat excursions for Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled 65 Mediterranean and northern Europe excursions on the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor in 2020. They include a helicopter ride over Monaco, an electric bike vineyard tour in France and mussel tasting by speedboat in Montenegro’s Kotor Bay.

The restaurant, left, and lounge on The B

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