CGN Lake Geneva boat company creates 4 brands for birthday


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The heavy anchor is gone and one that is closer to a smiley face is being sported as part of the new CGN logo that accompanies four clearly delineated new brands and a smartphone app. The new look, business lineup, app and customer service are part of the 140th anniversary celebrations organized […]

Swiss winter sports and weekend weather, 1-3 March 2013 (update)


What’s on in Switzerland GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Bye-bye winter blues, hello warmer weather and sunshine, with plenty of snow still on the slopes! The weekend promises to be great for doing just about anything outdoors. And now that March has arrived, the season is starting for the big spring consumer fairs, Habitat et Jardins in […]

Thonon-Lausanne travel time increases, rates drop

Commuter Boats over Lake Geneva Switzerland

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - The CGN commuter service is an apparent victim of its own success; due to an increasing number of passengers, the fast service boats between Lausanne and Thonon will be replaced by larger but slower boats starting in April. Ridership on the route grew more than 30 percent between 2011 and 2012, and the N2 Navibus […]

Strong winds on Lake Geneva reduce boat service

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – High winds on Lake Geneva resulted in boat service being cut on Lake Geneva Monday, and services will be reduced Tuesday, notably on the Nyon-Chens line. Bus service is replacing the boats. Travellers should check the CGN web site for updates. Weather forecast for the Lake Geneva region: lows of 16C and […]

Swiss news roundup

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – News highlights as workers in Switzerland head back after the national holiday and weekend: Lake Geneva region, police reports: three men are under arrest, with one of them, a Swiss man, considered the murder suspect, following the knifing early Saturday of a man in his early 30s, at Place d’Europe in Lausanne. […]

“Savoie” Lake Geneva schedule mostly maintained


Modern boats to replace 1914 steamer to end of season LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The 1914 Lake Geneva steamboat Le Savoie was put out of service 29 June with a crack in one of its giant wheels that will take until the end of the season to repair. The boat’s busy schedule between Geneva, Nyon and […]

Le Savoie to sit in port for rest of 2012, with damaged paddlewheel


GENEVA – LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The 100-year-old Le Savoie paddlewheeler will sit out the rest of the year in its berth in Geneva, the CGN, which owns it, said late Friday. Cracks were discovered in one of the wheels, and it will take weeks for a new one to be made, by which time the […]

CGN summer schedule operating for Lake Geneva boats


  LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – It may be raining Monday, but by Wednesday perfect weather is expected to return, with temperatures of 13-27C and sunshine, the kind of days when a steamboat trip on Lake Geneva is a popular outing. Note that the new summer schedule went into effect the weekend of 23-24 June. More than […]

Swiss Navigation Day Sunday comes with packet of lake deals

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Swiss Navigation Day Sunday 29 April comes with some of the best deals in ages for travel on Lake Geneva. The CGN, which owns the fleet of Lake Geneva steamers as well as the Navibus lake commuter fleet, will be offering up to one-third off regular ticket prices for the day, so […]

Lake Geneva ferries to Yvoire make up for lost February this weekend

Commuter Boats over Lake Geneva Switzerland

NYON, SWITZERLAND – Poor Yvoire in France, locked in on its lake side by a frozen dock most of the month of February! Those chilly moments are well behind us, says the CGN Lake Geneva boat company, which is operating additional boats on its NaviMobilité number 3 ferry line this weekend, between Nyon and Yvoire. […]