The cruise industry has taken some high-profile hits this year, but one area continues to grow: river cruising. This week, Peter boards Viking River Cruise‘s Viking Aegir departing from Amsterdam to learn how the river cruise industry has evolved in the last five years.
Listen to Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Featured Guests Include:
Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief for Travel Weekly, looks at Viking’s rapid growth and how other cruise companies could learn from their business model.
Gene Sloan, cruise editor for USA Today, examines how the cruise industry is responding to recent troubles with discounts, upgrades and even kids cruise free deals.
Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of CruiseCritic.com, examine the benefits and drawbacks of river vs. ocean cruising.
Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth Countess of Highclere Castle and author of Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle, talks about how her life has changed since Downton Abbey.
Torstein Hagen, Chairman and CEO of Viking River Cruises, explains why the river cruising industry is on the rise and how travelers can benefit.
Richard Riveire, partner Rottet Studio, examines the design of the longships, including the most unique and notable features of the ship.
Willem Tjerkstra, corporate captain for Viking River Cruises, tells us how to navigate these longships in rivers, his favorite destinations and whether life is better on the river.
Dewi Klop and Anita Jaric, program directors at Viking River Cruises, tell us about the off-the-brochure sites to visit in Amsterdam and some of the strangest requests they’ve received from guests.
By Irene Moore for PeterGreenberg.com