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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Let's start today's newsletter with two money-saving offers from Emerald Cruises. The company provides an exceptional value for its river cruises on the Rhine, Danube and other waterways.

Book by August 26 to take advantage of these terrific deals:

Save with huge discounts of up to 55% on cruises in 2022 and 2023.

Save up to $2,650 per couple on other Europe river cruises in 2022 and 2023. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount when you book at least six months prior to departure.

The upfront rate with Emerald Cruises includes onboard meals, gratuities, airport transfers, daily tours, Wi-Fi, bottled water stocked daily in your cabin and wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

Emerald Cruises' ships have heated swimming pools with retractable roofs (this space converts to a movie theater on some evenings), as well as balcony suites that open to the outdoors with the push of a button. The fleet is equipped with bicycles that guests can use to explore ashore.

Expertly guided excursions in port -- covered in the upfront rate -- include EmeraldACTIVE hiking, biking and canoeing excursions and the EmeraldPLUS program, which helps passengers explore the destination's culture in depth.

For example, on Sensations of Lyon & Provence, guests can hike through local vineyards in Tournon, embark on a canoeing excursion in Avignon and enjoy a regional wine tasting and Provencal dinner on board the ship. Meanwhile, Danube Delights provides opportunities to join a Slovakian family for coffee and cake in their home, participate in a guided cycling tour in Vienna and hike to the ruins of a medieval castle in Durnstein.



There is still space available on 2022 Christmas markets cruises in Europe. These sailings offer opportunities to visit festive outdoor holiday bazaars set up in city squares. They are a much-loved winter tradition, particularly throughout Germany and Austria. Merchants sell handcrafted ornaments, toys, candles and woodcarvings, as well as local treats like grilled sausages, roasted chestnuts and gingerbread. Click here to search for departures, or take advantage of the special offers below.

Save up to 55% off sailings with Emerald Cruises. Book by August 26.

Get up to 55% off sailings with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Book by August 26.

Save 50% on trips with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Book by August 31.

Save up to $1,500 per couple off the cruise price of Avalon cruises. Plus, get air rates starting at $599 per person from select gateways. Book by August 31.

Save up to $1,200 per couple on Viking river cruises, plus receive greatly reduced airfare from select gateways. Book by August 31.

Save 20% off the cruise price of AmaWaterways departures.

You also can check out the holiday sailings of American Queen Voyages, which operates modern paddle wheelers on the Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways. Enjoy holiday performances, special galas, bonfires on the levee and beautiful Christmas decorations on these festive departures.



If you're thinking of taking a river cruise and traveling solo, you probably already know that operators often charge an extra fee -- called a single supplement -- for an individual booking a cabin intended for two.

The good news? Vacations To Go has found low or no single supplements on a variety of river cruise departures, and these great solo deals are listed on our site. Click here to see our Singles Travel Discounts now.



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.

Cruising with Avalon Waterways -- Check out the special experiences offered on an Avalon river cruise.

America's Great Waterways -- Experience the country's rich heritage and scenic beauty on a river cruise.

Terrific Offers on River Cruises -- Take advantage of these fantastic deals for Vacations To Go customers.

10 Best-Selling River Itineraries -- See some of our most popular river cruises in Europe and the U.S.

France River Cruises -- Read about top sights along the Seine, Rhone, Saone and other beautiful waterways.

Themed River Cruises -- Check out culinary cruises, wine sailings, Christmas market departures and more.

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

U.S. Covid Testing Requirement Lifted Plus Terrific Europe Offers -- Read welcome news for travelers who will be flying to the U.S.

River Sailings for Active Travelers -- Some lines have special onboard programs and excursions for staying fit while traveling.

River Cruising in Germany -- Experience the country's unique culture and history via its rivers.



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

1) Romantic Danube, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Regensburg and Budapest. Save with discounted rates, plus fly for free from select gateways. Starting at $2,199. Departures from April 7 through November 19, 2023.

2) Danube River Cruise, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Save $1,600 per couple. Starting at $1,199. Departures from August 30, 2022 through November 24, 2023.

3) Romantic Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 50%. Starting at $1,499. Departures from August 27, 2022 through May 2, 2023.

4) Danube Explorer, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Save up to 55%. Starting at $1,647. Departures from April 2 through June 5, 2023.

5) The Meandering Seine, 8 days with CroisiEurope. Travels between Paris and Honfleur. Save 15%. Starting at $1,956. Departures from April 5 through October 11, 2023.

6) Lyon & Provence, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Lyon and Marseille. Save with discounted rates, plus fly for free from select gateways. Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 14 through November 14, 2023.

7) The Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Porto. Save up to $2,000 per couple, plus receive a free drinks package. Starting at $2,499. Departures from August 28 through November 6, 2022.

8) Lower Mississippi River Cruise, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $3,715. Departures from November 12 through December 28, 2022.

9) Wine Cruise, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Vancouver, WA and Clarkston or Spokane. Save up to $1,400 per couple in certain cabin categories, plus get free flights from the disembarkation port back to the embarkation port. Also, receive $300 per couple in onboard credit. Starting at $3,799. Departs October 30 and November 6 & 13, 2022.

10) Rendezvous on the Seine, 10 days with Tauck. Begins and ends in Paris. Starting at $5,290. Departures from August 28, 2022 through October 18, 2023.

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