One of our favorite cruise lines in the U.S. and Canada has announced that over the next four years, they will be putting four new ships on the water! Close up of paddlewheelOne will be a new paddlewheel – a sister ship to, but slightly bigger than, the Queen of the Mississippi – which will start service early 2015. Then the company plans to put one more ship on the West Coast, one more on the East Coast, and the last is still undecided. We have seen such growth the last few years in the Small-Ship and River Cruise industry, here and all over the world. More and more people are looking for an experience different from the big ships, and we stay committed to the wonders and beauty that is only captured by the small-ship cruises. We look forward to spreading the joy of small ship cruising in the new year!