Lindblad Expeditions acquires Classic Journeys

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has acquired an 80% stake in escorted tour operator Classic Journeys. Lindblad, an expedition cruise specialist, paid $12.8 million for the majority stake in the luxury tour operator, and said it will accelerate Classic’s growth and capitalize […]

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills is no longer a Viceroy hotel

Luxury hotel L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is no longer in the Viceroy Hotels & Resorts portfolio. L’Ermitage is moving forward as an independent hotel.  EOS Investors acquired the 116-suite hotel in October 2020, and Viceroy continued to operate it during a […]

Trump hotel lost $70M during presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s company lost more than $70 million on his Washington, D.C., hotel during his four years in office despite taking in $3.7 million from foreign governments, according to documents released Friday by a […]

American Cruise Lines redesigning and renaming paddlewheelers

By March 2022, American Cruise Lines’ fleet of four paddlewheelers will sport new interiors and new names.  The U.S. river cruise line is applying a more modern design aesthetic to its classic paddlewheelers and ditching its “Queens” for a uniform […]

Hotel Madame Reve soon to open in Paris

After eight years in development, the Hotel Madame Reve is slated to open in October in central Paris.  The 82-room independent hotel from hotelier and restaurateur Laurent Taieb includes 19 suites. Star suites boast views of the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur […]

Riviera River Cruises expands operations in Europe

After a successful month in Portugal on the Douro, Riviera River Cruises is restarting operation of itineraries on France’s Seine and Rhone, as well as Germany’s Main River and the Main-Danube Canal. Riviera will now offer guests four different itineraries […]

Cruise bookings decelerate but prices are holding for now

Cruise bookings decelerated sharply over the past two months but pricing is holding strong, according to analyst Patrick Scholes of Truist Securities. Scholes wrote in Truist’s September Demand & Price Survey that conversations with executives at large travel agencies specializing […]