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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.

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 the vineyards along the Danube, Rhine, Douro, Seine, Saone and Rhone rivers and in the Bordeaux region. Avalon Waterways has beer-tasting cruises. In the U.S., travelers may explore Kentucky's bourbon-making region, sample Southern barbecue or sip wines of the Pacific Northwest. 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 or the sounds of the '50s and '60s. Family-friendly cruises are geared to 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. We also offer Danube departures that highlight the Habsburg royal dynasty. Avalon's Active & Discovery cruises in Europe offer energetic shore outings at every port of call. These can include hiking, biking, canoeing and jogging excursions.
  • Save with special air offers from select gateways or cruise discounts of up to $1,000 per couple on Avalon's Active & Discovery itineraries.
Avalon recently also launched their Storyteller Series, a collection of cruises featuring guest speakers such as Gillian Flynn, author of the thriller novels Gone Girl, Sharp Objects and Dark Places.

Tulip-time cruises are offered from March to 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. And, some river cruise operators are including the 2022 Floriade Expo in their European itineraries next year. The six-month horticultural expo of spectacular floral displays is held once every 10 years and takes place from April through October in the Dutch town of Amlere.
  • Save up to $2,150 per couple on Emerald departures, plus receive up to an additional 15% off select cabin categories. Book by December 15.
  • Companion cruises for free on Crystal river sailings, plus save up to an additional $1,000 per couple on select departures and receive shipboard credits of up to $250 per cabin.
Oberammergau Passion Play cruises are scheduled for May through September 2022. The Passion Play is a centuries-old tradition in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau; it depicts the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is produced only every 10 years, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. Several companies offer itineraries that include a river cruise and tickets to one of the performances.
  • Save up to 30% on Scenic cruises, plus receive an extra $150 per couple discount. Book by December 31.
  • Fly from $899 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Book by December 31.




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

1) Danube Waltz, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Fly from $499 per person and save up to $1,000 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 14 through December 21, 2022.

2) Mark Twain's Mississippi, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Minneapolis or Red Wing and St. Louis or Alton. Save up to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $2,499. Departures from July 18 through October 16, 2022.

3) The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River, 8 days with CroisiEurope. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 15%. Starting at $2,680. Departures from April 4 through October 21, 2022.

4) Chateaux, Rivers & Wine, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Fly from $499 per person and save up to $1,000 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $2,899. Departures from March 19 through November 12, 2022.

5) Enchanting Danube, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Passau. Save up to $2,400 per couple. Starting at $3,149. Departures from March 13 through August 21, 2022.

6) Captivating Rhine, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Amsterdam and ends in Basel. Save up to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $3,199. Departures from May 21 through November 24, 2022.

7) Paris to Normandy, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Begins and ends in Paris. Save with special air offers or cruise discounts of up to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $3,299. Departures from April 5 through November 1, 2022.

8) Secrets of the Douro, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Begins and ends in Porto. Save $2,150 per couple. Plus, get up to an extra 15% off in certain cabin categories. Starting at $3,595. Departures from May 7 through November 12, 2022.

9) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Clarkston and Portland. Save up to $800 per couple. Starting at $3,795. Departures from April 9 through July 16, 2022.

10) Lower Mississippi River Cruise, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between New Orleans and Memphis. Save up to $800 per couple. Starting at $3,795. Departures from February 26 through July 2, 2022.

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