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2020 EUROPEAN
RIVER CRUISES

AMAWATERWAYS

CRUISE AMA WATERWAYS AND ENJOY FREE AIR

Free Economy Air*
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2-for-1 Business Class Air*
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$100 Onboard Credit
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Complimentary Premium Shore Excursion

Take advantage of this splendid offer on 7-night voyages along the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and other stunning European rivers

2020 Departures: Selected sailings between March and November

BOOK BY DECEMBER 31, 2019
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2020 MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY

EPIC JOURNEY FROM THE LOWER TO THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI

Save $1,200* per stateroom

Wend your way north through a panoply of quintesentially American panoramas on an extraordinary 23-night voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Red Wing, Minnesota.

2020 Departures: Jun 21

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2020 CENTRAL AMERICA CRUISE

WINDSTAR CRUISES

UNSEEN CENTRAL AMERICA

Up to $300* Air Credit
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Up to $1,000* Shipboard Credit

Delve into the glorious landscapes and cultures of beguiling Central America on this once-in-a-lifetime 17-day voyage

2020 Departures: Mar 20, 2020

BOOK BY DEVEMBER 24, 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.

 

A WORLD OF HIDDEN WONDERS

If you want to travel the seas less sailed and experience wonders of which very few fellow adventurers ever dare dream, then our Expedition Collection will change your perspective on what it means to truly live life to the fullest. Walk among the penguins in the Falkland Islands, gaze at the snow-crowned peaks of the Chilean Fjords and discover the creatures and islets of the Galapagos Islands, which led Charles Darwin to rewrite history. Sit down to a traditional reindeer steak in a tiny town on the rugged northern coast of Norway, search for polar bears against the brilliant white landscape of Antarctica and walk among the ruins of a Viking settlement in Greenland. Dip into a thermal bath of Iceland and be one of the elite few to sail the fabled Northwest Passage. With comfortable accommodations, a bevy of renowned experts, enticing enrichment programs and a spirited sense of true adventure, your expedition ship is your portal to a world rarely seen.

ANTARCTICA

Discover the wilderness spirit of remote Ushuaia, the world’s most southern city, visit a penguin rookery or the battlefields of 1982’s Falklands War in Port Stanley, or spend the afternoon on deck with a mug of hot chocolate as the gray granite and sparkling snowy peaks of the Chilean Fjords pass by like ghosts from the prehistoric age. Head ashore in a Zodiac in Paradise Bay and look for blue-eyed shags, an offshoot of aquatic cormorants. Visit explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave, sail among the blue icebergs of Lemaire Channel and introduce yourself to an audience of Gentoo penguins on Petermann Island. Climb to an icefield atop the bottom of the world in Neko Harbor, look for whales as your ship sails along the ice shelfs of Antarctica, and on South Georgia Island say hello to a colony of albatrosses or a huddle of walruses. In the great untouched land of Antarctica, the delicate balance of life on our planet is the main attraction.

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Bring a waterproof bag with you when going ashore for your camera equipment or any other electronics. Riding ashore in a zodiac, depending on the sea conditions, can sometimes cause a splash or two. And when it comes to parkas, check with us and we’ll let you know what you really need since most cruise lines sailing to Antarctica provide rubber boots, waterproof parkas, and other essential cold weather gear.

ARCTIC / GREENLAND / ICELAND

Dodge ice floes in a Greenland fjord, feel the ground shake as a volcano growls in Iceland, and stay up all night with the midnight sun in Svalbard and watch polar bears roam the landscape. Touch the face of Thrym Glacier in Greenland’s Skoldungen Fjord, unwind in the hot springs of Uunartoq, and tour the manor house of Erik the Red in Qassiarsuk. Iceland’s charms abound in the cliffside seabird colonies of Grimsey, the local beers of Akureyri, the 18th-century town center of Isafjordur, and the cosmopolitan edge of Reykjavik. Sail above the Arctic Circle and visit isolated Spitzbergen. Up here where the air is infinitely clear and the ice is pure white, your imagination and your sense of awe converge.

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The best view of Reykjavik is from atop Hallgrímskirkja, a striking Lutheran Church finished in 1986 after four decades of work. Our favorite spot for seafood is Saegreifinn by the harbor. You’ll sing the praises of the lobster soup for years!

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Science as we know it changed in 1859 with the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, the seminal work that introduced the world to the theory of evolution. Follow in the footsteps of his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle as the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands beguile you. Gaze across the cacti dotting the landscape around Baltra, look for the silhouettes of sea turtles roaming the gin-clear waters of Black Turtle Cove, watch a colony of sea lions bask in the sun on Rabida Island and snorkel among the marine iguanas of Santiago Island. From the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz Island to the colonies of Nazca and Red-footed Boobies on Genovesa Island, the Galapagos are the land that time forgot.

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There are two seasons in the Galapagos Islands. From January through March, it can be quite hot and wet, with March and April known for being particularly sticky. The dry season runs from July to December and often features foggy hills. We prefer the dry season, despite the risk of some mist spoiling the view now and then.

NORTHWEST PASSAGE

This voyage is the Holy Grail of adventure seekers. Most ships sailing this route are icebreakers with passenger accommodations, so don’t expect luxury, but note that there are a few smaller luxury ships which make the passage at the height of summer. Pricing can average $1,000 per person per day but if the blood of an explorer courses through your veins, then this cruise is well worth it. Travel from Greenland through the Canadian arctic atop the North American continent into the Bering Sea to Alaska. From the misty hills of Franklin Bay to remote Inuit villages, the Northwest Passage is the ultimate bucket list prize.

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Don’t miss the chance to go ashore on Beechey Island, once a haven for British explorer Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 expedition. Original windswept wooden grave markers identify the spot where things began to go awry. There are no museums in this remote corner of the world, just authentic reminders of courage and suffering.

NORWEGIAN FJORDS

Discover the brightly colored warehouses of Bergen’s 14th Bryggen district, kayak along the River Nid in Trondheim, and take in the awe-inspiring view from the mountains ringing Geirangerfjord, where your ship shines like a white marble far below. Meet the Sámi peoplein Tromsø, Norway’s indigenous reindeer herders, and wonder at the miracle of the Lofoten Wall, soaring 3,000 feet above a picturesque fishing village as if a postcard has come to life. Wonder if the sun will ever set as the sky glows perpetually orange and pink on the North Cape at the roof of Europe, ride an ATV along the Russian border outside Kirkenes, and go for a snowmobile ride through snow-cradled valleys as the northern lights pulsate over Mehamn. Sail from Bergen to Kirkenes and back – Norway will reveal her soul to those who choose to open their hearts to this remarkable land.

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Though beer and spirits are infamously expensive in Norway, if you’re an oenophile you just might find a surprising bargain on wine. Norway limits the mark-up allowed on wines so no matter how high demand may drive prices up in other countries on the trendiest wines, they remain at a reasonable and steady price in Norway. Wine, however, is only sold in special shops called Vinmonopolet, and the hours of operation can be very limited.

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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

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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

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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.

 

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