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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.

 

DELVE DEEPER

The heart of a country is yours for the taking on a cruise in our River Collection. Glide past castles on the Rhine, palaces on the Danube, and the delights of Paris on the Seine. The aromatic spices of the Irrawaddy and the ancient pyramids of the Egyptians on the Nile are other-worldly. Watch a horse race in Louisville or tap your toes to a jazz jam session in New Orleans as you float down the Mississippi and Ohio. Visit an onion-domed cathedral along the Volga and a tiny Chinese village on the Yangtze.

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

Try a crisp, sweet glass of Riesling from an Austrian vintner, meet schoolchildren in a small Vietnamese hamlet, and select a bouquet of tulips from an Amsterdam farmer’s market. Sample the cheeses of France with a robust glass of red wine in Bordeaux, shop at a twinkling Christmas Market in baroque Vienna, and let your imagination run wild amid the frontier splendor of the Columbia River. The cruise lines that have earned their place among our River Collection will never disappoint.

FEATURED CRUISE LINES

AMAWATERWAYS

An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. On one of their European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises you will see the world in luxury and comfort.

AmaWaterways loves to provide guests with the best travel experiences possible. It is a philosophy that drives their attention to detail, constant innovation, and culture of always making their guests their top priority. It is the reason their guests often have a story about why it was the best cruise they’ve ever taken. When you sail with AmaWaterways, you will experience the luxury of more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet, critically acclaimed dining, and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime.

River cruising through Europe with AmaWaterways is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Included in the fares of their river cruises are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or on a guided bike tour. In Europe, you can take Danube or Rhine river cruises as well as voyages in France and Portugal. If you’re looking for something new, they even offer cruises in Cambodia and Vietnam as well as Africa.

Style: Premium

Destinations: Africa Rivers (Chobe); Cambodia & Vietnam Rivers (Mekong); Europe Rivers (Danube, Dordogne, Douro, Garonne, Main, Mosel, Rhine, Rhône, Saône, Seine)

Ship Size: 24 to 164 guests (most Europe ships accommodate 164 guests)

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Be certain to make reservations for the complimentary Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as soon as you board so you can be certain to dine on the day you most desire. We suggest choosing the last night of the cruise so you can end your voyage on the highest of culinary notes.

VIKING RIVER CRUISES

Through rapid expansion, Viking has grown to be The World’s Leading River Cruise Line, with double-digit growth in recent years. With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides destination-focused itineraries designed for experienced travelers who have an interest in geography, culture, and history. Each journey includes daily shore excursions, and an exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music and art, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers.

The company operates a fleet of more than 60 vessels, state-of-the-art ships that have received numerous accolades from industry experts and travelers alike since their launch. Viking River Cruises award-winning Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge, library, and expansive sun deck. The ships feature an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.

Style: Comfortable

Destinations: China Rivers (Yangtze); Egypt Rivers (Nile); Europe Rivers (Danube, Dordogne, Douro, Elbe, Garonne, Gironde, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Rhône, Seine); Russia Rivers (Neva, Svir, Volga); Vietnam & Cambodia Rivers (Mekong)

Ship Size: 56 to 246 (most Europe ships accommodate 190 guests)

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Attend special ship functions early in the cruise to make new friends. You’ll find it’s fun to have a group of like-minded souls to sit with on the tour bus or dine with at dinner each evening as you collectively recount your adventures ashore.

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION

Award-winning Uniworld, which bills itself as “The world’s ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™”, offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, and Asia. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits. They have defined an entirely new category of luxury river cruising.

Boutique hotels are known for their destination-specific interior décor, gracious service, and carefully selected amenities, all of which provide an intimate, elegant, and relaxed experience. Similarly, Uniworld’s boutique river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with inviting lounges, cozy libraries, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques and original art, and luxurious riverview staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on each of their ships. Uniworld employs a professionally trained, dedicated, English-speaking staff, so guests never have to worry about communication.

Uniworld is one of the few river cruise lines offering travel along the magical Ganges river in India, exploring highlights such as the Taj Mahal along the way.

Style: Luxury

Destinations: China Rivers (Li, Yangtze); Egypt Rivers (Nile); India Rivers (Ganges); Europe (Danube, Dordogne, Douro, Garonne, Main, Rhine, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Po); Russia (Neva, Svir, Volga); Vietnam & Cambodia Rivers (Mekong)

Ship Size: 56 to 398 guests (most Europe ships accommodate 120 to 150 guests)

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Relax the moment you board, because everything will truly be taken care of by Uniworld. Don’t fret over finding the right table at dinner or getting a good seat on a tour bus or at a quaint café. Uniworld’s staff and service levels ensure a worry-free vacation.

AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY

American Queen Steamboat Company offers the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America with pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, shore excursions in each port and tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine. The lower region of the Mississippi exposes you to centuries-old oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations, and Civil War memorials – it’s like taking a step back in time. The upper region of the Mississippi reveals the inspiration behind Mark Twain’s famed literary classics while acquainting you with storybook American towns, vibrant cities, and indigenous wildlife. Voyages on the Columbia and Snake Rivers are specifically tailored to maximize daytime river cruising for optimal viewing of spectacular scenery and iconic highlights such as the Columbia River Gorge. As you cruise past fertile fields, impressive mountains, and vertical canyons, you will bear witness to the precious land just as it appeared to Lewis and Clark in 1805.

Offering a unique on-the-river perspective, American Queen Steamboat Company voyages create the perfect getaway for nature and history lovers alike. Enjoy richly appointed paddlewheelers and steamboats that offer beautiful staterooms and suites, restaurants, and spacious decks for watching the river sights go by. A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Join an unparalleled journey through authentic America.

Style: Premium

Destinations: American Rivers (Atchafalaya, Cumberland, Columbia, Illinois, Mississippi, Red, Snake, Tennessee)

Ship Size: 166 to 432 guests

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Sample the regional cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to sip a mint julep, dig into some cheesy grits, relish a slice of bourbon pecan pie, or try some fried green tomatoes. You’ll find all the best regional delicacies are offered aboard. Ashore, seek out small local shops for treats like homemade ice cream or lemonade.

OTHER CRUISE LINES WE RECOMMEND

American Cruise Line

American Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the U.S. and the premiere leader in the industry. The Line has become the gold standard for cruising in the U.S. through a focus on ship innovation and a tradition of introducing only brand new ships. With two new vessels being introduced in 2018, they will operate the largest modern fleet of 10 small cruise ships, modern riverboats, and authentic paddlewheelers in the country. With over 35 itineraries, they cruise along the rivers, and coastal and inland waterways of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River region, the Southeast, and New England.

Avalon Waterways

Avalon changed the river cruise industry by designing their ships and their entire river cruise experience, around their guests. Avalon boasts the largest standard staterooms and suites on the European waters and countless amenities such as fitness centers, flat screen TVs, the Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, free Wi-Fi, and many more. They also are renowned for having the best Certified Local Guides in the business and enticing land excursions. Plus they feature Avalon Choice cruising, which allows you to customize every last detail of your river cruise, so it’s a one-of-a-kind experience created specifically for you. Avalon claims the newest fleet on the European rivers. In an industry with an average ship age of seven years, theirs average fewer than three, which means you are assured, no matter what the itinerary, world-class amenities and state-of-the-art technology.

Crystal River Cruises

Crystal River Cruises’ river ships set a new standard of luxury previously unseen on Europe’s rivers, beginning with the Crystal Mozart. Continuing this direction, four all-suite, all-balcony “Rhine Class” river ships offer plush amenities and spaces rarely seen in the river cruising industry, including panoramic balcony-windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, personal iPads, wall-mounted 42-inch, flat-screen HD TVs with streaming movies, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Nespresso machines. Each suite also offers Crystal’s celebrated butler service to attend to guests’ individual wishes. Additional enticing features include a luxurious spa and separate fitness center and Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court.

Emerald Waterways

Custom-built Star-Ships offer more space per guest than most other vessels on Europe’s waterways. At over 440 feet long, each boasts five types of contemporary cabins and unique onboard innovations, like a heated pool that turns into a cinema at night. Enjoy various cultural highlights from the intimacy of the river, and after a day of exploring the land, unwind in the Horizon Bar & Lounge. Bask in the beauty of the incredible scenery and architecture along the rivers’ banks, whether from the privacy of your suite or the openness of the Sun Deck. Explore Europe from a unique perspective with river cruises ranging from 8 to 17 days and visit many fascinating villages, towns, and cities. Emerald also offers special activities that uncover more than the usual tourist attractions with their EmeraldPLUS experiences.

Scenic Tours

At Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, truly all-inclusive luxury cruises honor the beauty of time. They don’t rush you from one attraction to the next. They want you to take the route less-traveled. From tracing the intricate waterways of Bordeaux, to a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Southeast Asia, each Scenic experience is a handcrafted, personalized cruising adventure. This is more than just a river cruise; it’s a journey you’ll never forget. With an unparalleled, state-of-the-art selection of river cruise ships, they offer luxurious experiences on Europe’s rivers. Whether cruising the Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhone, Volga, Mekong or Irrawaddy river, your Scenic river cruise will be an unforgettable 5-star journey. Scenic’s signature all-inclusive river cruises offer a private butler for every stateroom, complimentary drinks all day, signature shore excursions, free e-bikes for the active traveler, all tipping and gratuities, and all transfers to and from the ship, plus much more.

insider

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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