New Cruise Terminal
Montreal is marking its 375th anniversary this year. Just in time for the celebration, the city’s 50-year-old cruise terminal has received a nearly $80 million makeover. As part of the overhaul, the passenger terminal has been rebuilt so passengers disembark on the ground floor rather than a floor higher up. Also, the main station is closer to Old Montreal (a charming district of restaurants, 19th century buildings and French culture).
Viking Adds Vessel for Nile River Cruises
Viking River Cruises has offered sailings in Egypt for years, but has now acquired a ship to fashion as its own for 2018 Nile River cruises. Scheduled to launch in March, the 48-passenger Viking Ra will be an all-suite vessel with three suite categories. Each suite will be 291 square feet and 20 of the 24 suites will be veranda suites with a full-size balcony. Viking has planned a 12-day cruisetour that incorporates sailings on the new ship. Ask your AAA Travel Agent how you can be one of the first onboard Viking Ra.
New Cruise Terminal in the Works in Barcelona
Carnival Corporation is building a second cruise terminal in Barcelona — Europe’s largest cruise port. Set to open in 2018, the terminal is designed to accommodate Carnival Corporation’s new class of next-generation “green” cruise ships that will be fully operated by liquefied natural gas, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The terminal will increase the company’s passenger capacity at the port, which is used by eight of the company’s 10 global cruise line brands as both a destination and a home port. Call your AAA Travel Agent to find options for cruises that visit Barcelona.