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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'll tell you about some of the themed river cruises that we offer at RiverCruise.com. Click any link to view limited-time offers and search for available trips.

Christmas markets cruises take in the famous outdoor holiday bazaars of Europe. You can stroll among decorated stalls that sell handcrafted ornaments, toys and woodcarvings and enjoy treats such as gingerbread, grilled sausages and mulled wine. You also can ring in the New Year on select sailings.

Food and drink cruises explore a region's culinary traditions, and passengers are invited to participate in tastings, food pairings and cooking demonstrations. Wine cruises in Europe focus on vineyards along the Danube, Rhine, Douro, Seine, Saone and Rhone rivers and in the Bordeaux region. Avalon Waterways also has beer-tasting cruises. In the U.S., travelers may learn about bourbon-making in Kentucky, sample Southern barbecue or sip wines of the Pacific Northwest.

Tulip-time cruises are offered from March to early May, when the flower fields of the Netherlands peak in color. A highlight of these itineraries on Dutch and Belgian waterways is a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, an 80-acre park planted with more than 7 million bulbs.

Music cruises celebrate a variety of genres. In Europe, look into the lives of composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and the Old World cities that inspired them. Some Mississippi River cruises are centered on the regional roots of jazz, blues and country music.

Family-friendly cruises are geared toward those who'd like to travel with their children or grandchildren. These departures feature onboard amenities and shore excursions specifically tailored to young guests.

European history cruises primarily visit World War II battlefields and landmarks.

Avalon's Active & Discovery cruises in Europe provide enriching and immersive shore outings. These can include energetic activities, like biking or kayaking, as well as interactive discoveries such as composing your own waltz, participating in a cocktail workshop or meeting an apple farmer and exploring the family's orchards.



In case you missed any of our recent river cruise newsletters, I've provided links below for the last 10 topics we've covered. Click any link to read more.

Discover Europe's Grand Castles -- See the castles and palaces that are often visited on river cruises.

Best-Selling River Cruises -- Read about 10 of our most popular itineraries in Europe.

Limited-Time Deals -- Take a look at fantastic river cruise offers for Vacations To Go customers.

Highlights of the Danube -- Learn about the places to see on the Danube River.

Avalon Waterways -- Take advantage of flexible excursion options to customize your vacation.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- Browse this company's all-inclusive offerings.

American Cruise Lines, Hurtigruten Expeditions & More -- Get a few ideas that may help you plan your next vacation.

AmaWaterways -- Receive special access to deals from one of the industry's most experienced river cruise operators.

Brand-New Itineraries -- Check out new river cruises debuting this year.

Emerald Cruises -- Get exceptional value with the company's river sailings.



Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Budapest and ends in Vilshofen. Save 50%. Starting at $1,450. Departures from July 27, 2024 through March 31, 2025.

2) Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley, 7 days with CroisiEurope. Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Strasbourg. Save up to 50%. Starting at $1,376. Departs July 23, 2024 and August 5 & 9, 2024.

3) Danube River Cruise, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel. Travels between Budapest and Regensburg. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $1,699. Departures from May 10, 2025 through November 15, 2025.

4) Danube Dreams, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen. Save 50%. Starting at $1,800. Departures from July 1, 2024 through November 11, 2024.

5) Sensations of Lyon & Provence, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Lyon and Nice. Save up to 75%. Starting at $1,973. Departures from July 6, 2024 through October 25, 2024.

6) Romantic Danube, 8 days with Viking. Travels between Budapest and Regensburg. Save with reduced cruise rates and special air offers. Starting at $1,999. Departures from June 28, 2024 through November 22, 2026.

7) Castles Along the Rhine, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 50%. Starting at $2,303. Departures from July 6, 2024 through August 17, 2024.

8) The Seine, Paris & Normandy, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Paris. Save $600 per couple. Starting at $2,449. Departures from July 19, 2024 through October 23, 2025.

9) Rhine Highlights, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Travels between Amsterdam and Zurich. Save up to 72%. Starting at $2,504. Departures from July 3, 2024 through October 29, 2025.

10) Lower Mississippi River Cruise, 9 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $2,200 per couple. Starting at $4,090. Departures from November 1, 2024 through December 29, 2024.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go