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2019 EUROPEAN
RIVER CRUISES

AMAWATERWAYS

MEDIEVAL TREASURES

Save up to $1,500* per stateroom
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Fly free to Europe

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Free premium excursion to fairytale Rothenburg

7-night voyages sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Nuremberg, Germany

2019 Dates: May 30 | Jun 20 | Aug 15 | Oct 17 | Nov 7

BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
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2019 CANADA & GREAT LAKES CRUISES

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY

FRENCH CANADA & THE GREAT LAKES

Save up to $4,800* per stateroom

9-night voyages sailing from Montreal, Chicago and other glorious cities

2019 Dates: Select Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct and Nov sailings

BOOK BY JUNE 30, 2019
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2019 EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION

PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

Save up to $2,000* per person
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$200* Shipboard Credit per person

10-night voyages sailing from Lisbon to Porto, Portugal

2019 Dates: Various in July, August & November

BOOK BY MAY 31, 2019
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*All offers above are available on select cruises. Additional taxes and fees may apply. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for more details and availability.

 

DISCOVER YOU

Let loose your inner explorer and go where few have gone before. If you want bragging rights on your bucket list, our Expedition Collection delivers the memories of a lifetime. Walk among the penguins on a rocky beach in Antarctica, feel the rumble of a volcano in Iceland and uncover the natural world that inspired Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands.

IMAGINE THE IMPOSSIBLE

Have you ever had a cocktail chilled by glacial ice or walked among the ruins of a Viking settlement in Greenland? Have you stopped to listen to the creaking and groaning of a field of icebergs in a remote bay in Spitzbergen or raised your binoculars to the sight of polar bears walking across Arctic ice? On an expedition cruise, the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry, you can do all this and more.

FEATURED CRUISE LINES

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS

Thanks to Lindblad’s alliance with National Geographic, you can take a National Geographic cruise on a fleet of ships to the planet’s most extraordinary places in the company of world-renowned scientists, naturalists, and researchers, and explore stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists using state-of-the-art exploration tools.

Lindblad believes that travelers don’t want to be passive tourists, so their expeditions foster active engagement. Their ships are equipped with tools for exploration to get you out there for up-close forays, or to let you see deeper into the marine or terrestrial environments surrounding you. A superb expedition team greatly adds to your understanding and appreciation and is dedicated to make sure you miss nothing (finding Arctic polar bears against white ice isn’t easy; knowing where whales are congregating takes insider knowledge of Alaska), will provide insightful commentary on all you see, and give engaging presentations that weave the expedition into a cohesive narrative.

You will share the experience with genuinely interesting people. The woman to your right shooting carefully composed portraits of an albatross? Her career was White House photographer until she retired at the end of the Clinton administration. The man sharing the deck rail with you, thoughtfully contemplating the volcanic Galápagos landscape? He’s an IMAX director, currently developing a documentary on Alaska. You can dine with whom you wish, and share a drink with anyone from a naturalist to the guest speaker on board. Many friendships are sparked aboard Lindblad ships. And families traveling together reaffirm bonds in revitalizing ways.

Style: Comfortable to Luxury (depending on specific ship)

Destinations: Alaska, Amazon, Arctic/Antarctica, Caribbean, Cuba, Galapagos Islands, Mediterranean, Mexico, Scotland, South America, South Pacific

Ship Size: 28 to 148 guests

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Bring your sense of adventure. Lindblad offers true expedition-style cruising and that means plans may change mid-cruise due to weather, ice floe locations or wildlife migrations. Go with the flow and you’ll find that the unexpected moments become some of the very best memories.

SILVERSEA EXPEDITION CRUISES

An expedition with Silversea luxury cruises is unlike any other form of travel — thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time. It takes you to some of the most remote regions of the planet and reveals them to you intimately. But no matter where you go, you’ll enjoy a uniquely immersive experience, expanding your global perspective and prompting you to re-evaluate what really matters. And rest assured – no creature comfort will be denied on an expedition cruise with Silversea.

Silversea’s purpose-built expedition ships are designed with ice-strengthened hulls and the latest technologies to ensure maximum comfort and safety while sailing to the world’s most remote destinations. A fleet of Zodiac inflatable boats allows guests to explore even the most off-the-beaten-path locations, and an expedition team of the highest caliber adds insight and understanding to each unforgettable journey.

Enjoy the welcoming and attentive support of an experienced on-board crew, with the benefit of the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising. Highly personalized cruising is the hallmark of the Silversea experience, a distinction well illustrated in some of the most spacious accommodations in expedition cruising. Many include verandas, and all are equipped with every comfort and convenience.

Style: Luxury

Destinations: Africa, Alaska, Arctic/Antarctica, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Galapagos Islands, Mexico, North America, Russia, South America, South Pacific

Ship Size: 100 to 296 guests

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Spend time getting to know your expedition team members. You’ll be relying on them to point out wildlife ashore and it’s nice to hear their personal stories, which will greatly enhance your own enjoyment.

HURTIGRUTEN

Hurtigruten’s unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enables them to offer breathtaking nature-based experiences in remote corners of the world.

Hurtigruten is the only company to operate year-round on polar itineraries. Unlike other operations, the ship, captain, and crew do not deploy to the Mediterranean or the South Pacific or other non-polar parts of the world in the ‘off’ season. This fact alone creates an exclusive level of dedicated expertise not found with any other polar expedition operator. Not to mention no one knows the coastline of Norway better than Hurtigruten.

When you start your journey on a Hurtigruten coastal ship, the first thing you will notice is the atmosphere on board. All ships include large lounges and deck space affording perfect views to the changing scenery, creating a proximity to nature throughout the ship. This atmosphere gives you the energy to participate in onboard activities and excursions that take you even closer to the coast. Friendly and attentive staff help to create a relaxed atmosphere between the crew and guests. From Antarctica to the Arctic and from Greenland to Norway, Hurtigruten is a journey unlike any other.

Style: Comfortable

Destinations: Arctic/Antarctica, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Europe, Northwest Passage, Norwegian Fjords, Russia, South America

Ship Size: 243 to 822 guests

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Hurtigruten is a Norwegian company and while there is a wide variety of cuisine served aboard, don’t shy away from Norwegian specialties. Where else can you try reindeer, down a shot of aquavit or spoon up some hearty fiskesuppe? Also have some fun and learn a few phrases in Norwegian. Though the staff speaks English, they’ll appreciate your effort and likely reward you with some extra attention.

OTHER CRUISE LINES WE RECOMMEND

Ponant Cruises

Embark on a luxury cruise and live the experience of a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Ponant offers you the promise of unforgettable moments aboard compact and intimately sized cruise yachts, all of which sail under the French flag. For 30 years now, Ponant luxury ships have been stopping at both famous, well-known ports of call and secret, hidden-away anchorages accessible only to low-capacity boats. The number one high-end polar cruise operator, they offer a range of discovery expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Far North and the Arctic, sunny excursions to the heart of the Mediterranean, sea voyages along Celtic coasts and beautiful getaways to the secret islands of the Pacific. Combining wonderful itineraries with five-star hotel service, these exceptional cruises have been designed and conceived to deliver quality and excellence through an unprecedented sailing experience founded on the key concepts of discretion, refinement, and the simple art of living à la française.

Quark Expeditions

In 1991, Lars Wikander and Mike McDowell were two adventurers hankering to visit the North Pole. At the time, it was one of the few places they had never been. Once there, they were awestruck by the beauty and majesty of one of the last unspoiled places on Earth. Since that pioneering North Pole voyage in 1991, Quark has taken thousands of curious travelers to corners of the world that earlier generations could only dream of visiting. Along the way, they’ve achieved an unprecedented series of firsts in polar exploration and have led the way in polar expeditions, making the Arctic and Antarctica accessible to travelers from 50 countries around the world. For over 25 years, Quark Expeditions has been the leader in providing polar adventure travel. With a diverse fleet of specially equipped vessels, unique land-based adventures and seasoned expedition leaders, Quark offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote regions on Earth: the Arctic and Antarctica.

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deals

2019 EUROPEAN
RIVER CRUISES

AMAWATERWAYS

MEDIEVAL TREASURES

Save up to $1,500* per stateroom
+
Fly free to Europe

+
Free premium excursion to fairytale Rothenburg

7-night voyages sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Nuremberg, Germany

2019 Dates: May 30 | Jun 20 | Aug 15 | Oct 17 | Nov 7

BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
CALL 1.844.SWCRUISE NOW

2019 CANADA & GREAT LAKES CRUISES

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY

FRENCH CANADA & THE GREAT LAKES

Save up to $4,800* per stateroom

9-night voyages sailing from Montreal, Chicago and other glorious cities

2019 Dates: Select Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct and Nov sailings

BOOK BY JUNE 30, 2019
CALL 1.844.SWCRUISE NOW

2019 EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION

PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

Save up to $2,000* per person
+ 
$200* Shipboard Credit per person

10-night voyages sailing from Lisbon to Porto, Portugal

2019 Dates: Various in July, August & November

BOOK BY MAY 31, 2019
CALL 1.844.SWCRUISE NOW

*All offers above are available on select cruises. Additional taxes and fees may apply. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for more details and availability.

 

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