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River Cruise Newsletter Dated September 23, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Viking River Cruises, which offers vacations in Europe, China and Southeast Asia, is offering our customers fantastic "Viking Value Pricing" on departures in 2015. Passengers who choose a Viking vacation explore exciting cities with knowledgeable guides and enjoy rich cultural experiences, fine dining and deluxe accommodations on modern ships.

Here are the offers. To take advantage of them, you must book and pay in full by September 30.

Click the links to see applicable departures, dates and prices.

Companion cruises and flies for free from select gateways on river cruises such as Grand European Tour, Memories of Mandalay, Paris & the Heart of Normandy and Rhine Getaway.

Companion cruises for free plus save $800 to $1,000 per couple ($400 to $500 per person) off round-trip airfare from applicable gateways on departures in Europe and China.

Save an additional $300 per couple ($150 per person) off Viking Longship departures in certain cabin categories.

"Viking Inclusive Cruising" covers daily shore excursions, deluxe accommodations, fine cuisine and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner service.

Below are three of Viking's most popular itineraries. Click the links to see these 2015 departures.

Grand European Tour -- Spend 15 days on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on a route through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Sights range from the windmills of Kinderdijk and the vineyards of Austria's Wachau Valley to the fairy-tale castles of the Middle Rhine.

Romantic Danube -- Old World cities are featured on this eight-day sailing. Take in the views of Budapest from the terraces of the Fisherman's Bastion and see Vienna's elegant architecture while riding along the broad, circular avenue known as the Ringstrasse. See other cities like Passau, Regensburg and Nuremberg -- all with unique landmarks.

Rhine Getaway -- You'll travel between Amsterdam and Basel on this eight-day trip, which incorporates Rhine highlights like Marksburg and Heidelberg castles, the Black Forest and Speyer, home to an 11th-century Romanesque cathedral that's the burial place of several German monarchs.

I also want to tell you about two brand-new itineraries that Viking will introduce next year.

Legends of the Rhine -- On this eight-day trip, Viking travelers visit Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, and see Cologne's Gothic cathedral, which took more than 630 years to build. Stroll the riverside promenades of Koblenz and learn about Germany's first university at Heidelberg.

Rhine Rhapsody -- This 10-day itinerary takes a classic Rhine River sailing -- with stops at such popular destinations as Strasbourg, flavored with French and German heritage, and Rudesheim, famous for its wine taverns -- and adds sightseeing in Luxembourg and a two-night stay in Paris.

Next year, Viking will launch 12 new river cruise ships. These include 10 of its signature Viking Longships, 190-guest ships with energy-efficient engines, solar panels and the indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace, which serves as a viewing area and a spot for casual, al fresco dining. Half the staterooms boast full-size balconies.

In addition to the Viking Longships, Viking Astrild and Viking Beyla will debut next spring; they will be specially designed to sail the company's Elegant Elbe itinerary. Viking incorporated elements of its Longships into these 98-guest ships, such as the Aquavit Terrace. Spacious Veranda Suites have a full balcony off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom.



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

1) Paris & the Heart of Normandy, 8 days. Begins and ends in Paris with stops in Giverny, Rouen and Les Andelys. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $2,549. Departures from May 1 through December 20, 2015.

2) Rhine Getaway, 8 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel with stops in Heidelberg, Strasbourg and Breisach. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $3,549. Departures from May 1 through December 26, 2015.

3) Danube Waltz, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Passau with stops in Bratislava, Vienna and Salzburg. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $3,549. Departures from May 1 through December 27, 2015.

4) Romantic Danube, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Nuremberg with stops in Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $3,549. Departures from May 1 through December 27, 2015.

5) Portraits of Southern France, 8 days. Travels between Marseille and Lyon with stops in Avignon, Tournon and Beaune. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $3,749. Departures from May 3 through November 15, 2015.

6) Tulips & Windmills, 10 days. Begins and ends in Amsterdam with visits to Antwerp, Bruges and Keukenhof Gardens. Companion cruises and flies for free. Starting at $3,749. Departures from March 25 through April 30, 2015.

7) Portugal's River of Gold, 10 days. Begins in Lisbon and ends in Porto with stops in Coimbra, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Salamanca. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $4,149. Departures from May 1 through December 25, 2015.

8) Passage to Eastern Europe, 11 days. Travels between Bucharest and Budapest with stops in Veliko Tarnovo, Belgrade and Kalocsa. Companion cruises for free plus save $1,000 per couple off airfare. Starting at $5,949. Departures from May 2 through October 26, 2015.

9) Imperial Jewels of China, 13 days. Travels between Beijing and Shanghai with visits to the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian and the Three Gorges. Companion cruises and flies for free. Starting at $5,449. Departures from May 5 through August 25, 2015.

10) Grand European Tour, 15 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest with stops in Cologne, Nuremberg and Vienna. Companion cruises for free plus save $800 per couple off airfare. Starting at $6,849. Departures from May 2 through November 14, 2015.

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

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO




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