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The Rail Renaissance In Europe. As Europe is rediscovering travel by rail, in Canada rail travel is treated with disdain, yet in the age of Global Warming and climate change, the train is making a strong comeback for travel. It is my contention, that when federal and provincial politicians and bureaucrats are banned from taking planes for travel under 1500 […]
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Amadeus River Cruises to introduce next-generation ship in 2024 Amadeus River Cruises is to introduce the first of a new generation of river cruise ships, Amadeus Nova, on the Rhine and Danube rivers in spring 2024.

The vessel will be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric drive, which will significantly reduce the ship’s emissions compared to its predecessors. It will also be equipped with solar panels which will feed energy into the ship’s circuit, as well as heat recovery systems which will recycle heat from the engine room and public areas. Autonomous control and positioning systems will also be installed onboard, enabling a semi-autonomous cruising option that the cruise line says will improve fuel efficiency and safety.

“Amadeus Nova is our response to the question of whether you can combine ship comfort with environmental awareness,” said Wolfgang Lüftner, founder and managing director of Amadeus River Cruises. “With the new generation, we want to offer the most progressive and environmentally-friendly technology currently ...
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MSC Cruises: The epitome of European elegance Whenever MSC Cruises is designing a new ship, individuals across the organisation come together to help the brand to push the boundaries of innovation and create a pioneering vessel that will exceed guest expectations.  

The brand’s owners, executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and the Aponte family, spearhead these projects, dedicating themselves to ensuring that the design, architecture and engineering teams perfect every little detail.  

“Vago and the family provide the high-level direction whenever we’re developing a prototype for a new class of ships,” says Trevor Young, vice president of newbuilding and refurbishment at MSC Cruises. “They will outline what type of venues, features, technical profile and other elements he would like us to include. They also take time to refine elements of the design with us – we once went through 72 iterations of the funnel design for one ship to ensure it looked special. 

“The family also live and breathe interior design, ...
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